How To Maximize Enjoyment During Your Cabin Rental Stay In North Georgia

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Tue, Aug 21, 2012

Taking a vacation to Helen, Georgia may not seem terribly luxurious, but you might be surprised at how lush and pampering our accommodations and the Helen area can be for those who seek the ultimate in a Helen getaway.

We want to help make your planning, stay, and memories enjoyable. As you read through the ways you can enjoy your escape, remember, we can’t share it all here because your options are truly limitless in Helen.

As you breathe in the fresh mountain air and experience the beauty of nature, you will enter a completely new, soothing frame of mind. Both inside and outside the luxurious Helen, GA cabins, you can experience serenity, rejuvenation, and enjoyment like never before.

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5 Delightful Ways to Pamper Yourself

Oasis Spa at Mountain Laurel Creek 

Located in Dahlonega, the Oasis Spa at Mountain Laurel Creek is conveniently situated near the Helen, GA cabins. Open to the public by reservation only, this extraordinarily serene and private day spa will give you a total sense of renewal and energy. Therapeutic massages and skin care treatments are the perfect way to enhance your mountain getaway and truly pamper yourself. Each Oasis Spa therapeutic massage is customized and tailor fitted to your individual relaxation needs. Whether you prefer a soothing Swedish massage or could benefit more from a firm pressure massage, you will find the perfect treatment to bring about total rejuvenation.

Art and science combine for a truly holistic approach to skin and facial treatments. The goal of Oasis Spa is to harness the latest anti-aging technologies to reinvigorate your skin, total body, and mind. Deep cleansing treatments such as the Oasis European Spa Facial will leave you feeling confident and relaxed, and your neck and shoulders will also enjoy a massage while your skin receives care. The Oasis spa also offers several massage and facial packages.

Nacoochee Crossing Wellness Center and Day Spa

You’ll find the Nacoochee Crossing Wellness Center and Day Spa moments away from our lush Helen, GA cabins. With holistic methods, a spa treatment here is intended to encourage a healthy body, to bring balance to mind, to promote total relaxation, and to bring healing to each visitor. With a wide variety of services including massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, hypnosis, and more, you will find yourself leaving this marvelous day spa feeling renewed and centered.

 Some of the more popular services here include extremely affordable and deeply serene experiences like the two-hour relaxation package. This service provides you with an entire hour of a relaxing, deep-tissue massage followed by an anti-stress facial and apricot-citrus body polish. The Wellness Center also offers special packages for men and couples.

Enota Spa Wellness Center

Another excellent day spa located near the Helen, GA cabins is the Enota Spa Wellness center, situated in the city of Hiawassee. This mountain retreat is well known for its pampering massages for every need. Restore your sense of overall wellness with a deep tissue or connective tissue massage to reduce stress and relax those nerves. The Enota Spa Wellness Center also specializes in reflexology and the usage of hot stones. The day spa even features pregnancy massages to relax new mothers and baby, too! Add on services such as body scrubs, aromatherapy, healing salts, spice rubs, and warm moist clay treatments are also available!

On popular choice here is the full body aromatherapy session. This involves a relaxing massage with the incorporation of essential oils for a truly pampering experience. Paired with proper breathing techniques, you will leave the spa feeling tranquil and healthier than ever before!

Entice Your Taste Buds with Wine Tasting at Local Wineries

Located in Nacoochee Village, Habersham Winery is a popular stop for those staying in the Helen, GA cabins. This quaint area is a favorite for complimentary wine tasting, and they feature a delightful selection of local flavors. Producing some of Georgia's finest wines, this winery has won many awards. A self-guided tour offers the ultimate in privacy and relaxation. If you want to take some of those delicious flavors back to your cabin and home with you, an attached gift shop has gourmet foods and specialty items.

There are several other wineries in the Helen area if you want to make a weekend of touring and tasting.

Take A Long Luxurious Soak

When you stay in one of the Helen, GA cabins, you can pamper yourself in the lap of luxury without ever leaving. Our cabins feature hot tubs and Jacuzzi baths for the ultimate in relaxation, comfort, and pleasure. Whether you are on a romantic couple's weekend retreat or a girls-only getaway, you can find total solace and serenity as your body soaks in the warm and soothing waters. The privacy of your cabin will make this experience all the more intimate and luxurious.

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Take A Luxury Vacation In Your Style

Discovering a vacation destination that caters to all of your group's specific desires and needs can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. You might ask if there a place versatile enough to offer you multiple options for your next vacation. We have good news! It does exist, and it's right here in northern Georgia. We put together five ways you and your group can plan to spend your vacation in amazing luxury cabins in Helen GA.

The Family Vacation

Families love to spend their vacation in the cabins in Helen for many reasons. The great thing about the Helen area is that there are numerous family-friendly things to do including attractions and activities. A family favorite is the Alpine Mini Golf course. This 18-hole putt-putt course is impossible to miss on the south side of town. Challenging your family to several rounds is fun, and the course is pet-friendly, so the whole family, including Fido, can enjoy!

The Adventurer’s Vacation

Don’t let the family-friendly aspect of northern Georgia deter you from visiting Helen, GA if you are an adrenaline junkie. There is plenty of action nearby for adventurers of all types. You can zip-line, slowly kayak, or take on the challenging white water rapids in a kayak. Wildwood Outfitters is located near the cabins, and their staff is happy to set you up with the right kayaking tools and tour for your skill level in class 1, 2, or 3 rapids.

The Couple's Vacation

Looking for a little romance? Ready to propose to your love? The cabins in Helen, Ga are a winning choice. For starters, we provide a perfect atmosphere for couples. You can enjoy soaking together in your private hot tub, slipping into a luxurious Jacuzzi bath, or cuddling in front of your cabin fireplace.

 There are lots of other couple experiences in the Helen area if you do decide to venture away from your lush vacation rental.

 Enjoy a bottle of local wine to commemorate your romantic getaway. When you're done sipping wine, you might consider pampering yourselves with a luxurious couple's massage. And if you love getting horseback, you can take a sunset trail ride at Sunburst Stables where you can watch the sun go down together over the mountains.

The Culture Vacation

If a cultural experience is your thing, the Helen GA area is the place to be. Did you know that northern Georgia was the site of the first gold rush? The Dahlonega Gold Museum is a great place where you can learn all the details. While you're in Dahlonega, visit the historic jail that’s open to the public. Another spot you’ll want to visit is the History Museum of Sautee-Nacoochee. Here you will receive a comprehensive history of the area from the Native American legends to present-day. And what better way to celebrate the Alpine Villages German heritage than by visiting during Oktoberfest - did you know Helen hosts the largest celebration of its kind in the southeast?

The Everything Vacation

Why settle for just one vacation style? You can incorporate elements from all of these options into your getaway giving you four vacations rolled into one for an experience you'll never forget!

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Find Serenity In Helen Georgia

Other adventurers may enjoy the thrill of crossing Tallulah Gorge via a suspended bridge or trying swift water tubing at Toccoa River Adventures when the Blue Ridge Dam unleashes and the waters rush. There are plenty of adventurous things to do in and near the cabins in Helen, Georgia.

Vacations are intended to help us to escape the realities of everyday life and recharge. But when was the last time that your getaway offered you the serenity and relaxation that you desperately needed? Unfortunately, the high-traffic tourist attractions and hotels involved with most family vacations tend to create more stress than rest. But before you resign yourself to giving up on the idea of a peaceful vacation, you should consider a cabin rental in Helen GA.  Below, we will share several ways to find true peace and serenity while on your vacation.

Embark on Relaxing Excursions

Consider trading in the hours of waiting in lines at popular theme parks for spending hours having fun and bonding with your loved ones. One of THE most popular and relaxing attractions in Helen is Cool River Tubing Company. It’s located a stone's throw away from our cabin rentals. At Cool River Tubing visitors can grab a tube and enjoy a relaxing excursion down the Chattahoochee River.

Located in the center of Alpine Helen, Cool River Tubing Company allows you the unique experience of floating down the Chattahoochee River on a one our two-hour tour. Drifting lazily along, you can enjoy all of the sights and sounds of the forest, northern Georgia mountains, and even the Alpine village while splashing and laughing with your nearest and dearest.

For other relaxing activities nearby you may consider touring Helen by enjoying a ride in a horse-drawn carriage with the Alpine Carriage Company. Whether hot or cold, this is a great way to relax and see the beautiful town of Helen.

Feel At Home With The Locals

When visiting Helen and the surrounding areas, be sure to interact with the locals. Whether you are dropping into Hansel and Gretel's Candy Kitchen, enjoying live music at Bigg Daddy's American Tavern and Music Club, or savoring an authentic Bavarian meal at the Troll Tavern or some of the other many proprietors, you are sure to experience all of the charm and southern hospitality for which Georgia is known.

Return to your spacious, private, and modern accommodations provided by your cabin rental in Helen GA at the end of your day and feel at home away from home.

Become One With Nature

What could be more peaceful and serene than spending time in the middle nature? Fortunately, there is no shortage of beautiful plant and animal life near your cabin. For those who don't like to get so up-close and personal with nature, you may prefer to take in the sights and sounds of northern Georgia from wrap-around porches or patios.

 Others might enjoy blazing a trail in the wooded areas near their cabin or following a creek in hopes of spotting a beaver dam or a deer gracefully lapping water from the flowing waters. Of course, there are also plenty of hiking trails near the cabins. Unicoi State Park features nature trails such as Frog Loop where visitors can learn how to identify native wildlife while getting some exercise.

Enjoy Fabulous Amenities

Cabin rentals in Helen GA feature so many amazing amenities. In addition to hot tubs, walk-in saunas, and Jacuzzis, you can choose a cabin with a game room, fireplace, barbecue grill, fire pits, a washer and dryer, and more. And all of our luxurious cabins feature flat-panel TVs, modern kitchens fully equipped for your needs, and internet access. Plus, you can choose the view to make it your best vacation. All of these amenities are at no added cost to you.

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Have Fun In A Luxury Mountain Cabin On A Rainy Day

Have your vacation plans ever been a wash due to rain? Most of us envision ourselves enjoying a perfect time away, filled with sunshine and ideal weather. While it's great when everything works out that way, the outcome of the forecast is out of our control. For trips to a theme park or the beach, the rain can end up spoiling all your fun. A getaway to the cabins in Helen, Georgia, on the other hand, will never leave you bored or disappointed - no matter what's going on outside.

 Your accommodations while staying in Helen are a considerable part of your travel experience. Our luxurious cabin rentals are spacious and packed with amenities giving you plenty to do so that you never develop a case of cabin fever. And, if you are itching to get out and explore the area, there are plenty of things to do and see that don’t require you to get wet. So, what do you do when it rains in Helen? We came up with a few things with you in mind to help keep you and your loved ones entertained - inside and outside the cabin.

4 Rainy Day Fun Activities INSIDE Your Luxury Cabin Rental

When the whole family is cooped up inside a standard hotel room on a rainy vacation day, it doesn’t take long before everyone is at each other's throats. At our cabins, there is ample room to gather for the enjoyment of activities and lots of space for everyone to spread out for alone time. Here's a look at a few things to do in your cabin you and your group might find fun on a rainy day.

Pop In A Movie

Prepare some popcorn in your fully equipped kitchen and enjoy a movie with each other while snuggled under the blankets in your living room. With a flat panel TV and DVD player in your cabin, you can enjoy quality together time and pass the hours laughing at comedies or shrieking at horror films. And, if you can't agree on what to watch? Choose a cabin with TVs located in each of your private bedrooms.

Enjoy A Crackling Fire

If you choose a cabin with a fireplace, there's no better time to take advantage of it that on a rainy day. There's something about a crackling fire that creates an inviting, cozy, and enjoyable atmosphere. Sit near the fire and tell stories or play board games in front while you soak in the warmth and light. It’s fun to toast marshmallows, make s’mores, or just put your feet up and take in a good book while the fire pops nearby.

Soak In The Hot Tub

Another great way to stay warm on a chilly, drizzly day is by relishing a long, soak in your cabins private hot tub or Jacuzzi. Let the warm water soothe your skin and your spirit as you take in the spectacular hazy mountain views, sip on a glass of wine, or enjoy the company of your family and friends. You'll feel a lot better when you get out - guaranteed.

Get Competitive

Many of the luxury Helen cabins feature a game room with options like Pool, Foosball, and Ping Pong. When the clouds roll in, gather the family in your game room and challenge them to a few rounds of your favorite game. Make it fun by competing in teams or offering a prize to the winner. Time flies when you're having fun, and before you know it, the rain will have stopped, and the skies will be clear and blue in once more.

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4 Ways for Rainy Day Fun OUTSIDE Your Luxury Cabin Rental

Just because there's a lot for you to do inside of your cabin on a rainy day doesn't mean that you can't leave.

Charlemagne's Kingdom

This is a great place to take your kids and experience Germany in miniature. Charlemagne’s is a spectacular Alpine Model Railroad Museum with over 400 feet of railroad track and computerized trains. This is a fun indoor activity for any age!

Sautee-Nacoochee History Center

More than a regional art center, this history center offers performances and visual arts, community, and classes, and the campus houses the Folk Pottery Museum of North Georgia. This is a great place to learn about the areas rich heritage and is perfect for a rainy day.

The Gourd Place

A fun indoor stop for those who are visiting the area, intriguing and delighting all. This is a place where you will discover unique stoneware created from gourd molds, jewelry, notecards and other items unique to what the Owner calls The Creative Force.

Willows Pottery

At Willows Pottery in downtown Helen, you can decorate your pottery and ship it back home. If you don’t find the do-it-yourself path a good fit for you, there are plenty of items ready-made for purchase from custom dinnerware, vessel sinks, hand-turned wooden bowls, and more!

There are many more places for you, your family, and friends to explore and do in Helen, even when it rains!

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Some of the Best Ways to Disconnect From The World

The Northern Mountains of Georgia are calling. When it's time to plan a family reunion, get-away for two, or a honeymoon,  you can get the value, comfort, style, and rugged adventure everyone craves  among waterfalls, creeks, and lakes filled with trout. Cedar Creek is the place where the sounds and scents of the refreshing deep forest will make you feel like you have never known the blaring sound of traffic or the glare of slick city smog.

Do you miss the snap of a warm fire or the crickets and hoot-owls of the rich-forest night? When the creeks are laughing by your window, you won't be able to remember the last time you dropped exhausted into your bed after too many stress-filled work days in a row.

Horseback Riding

Can you imagine the adventure, thrill, and wonder of horseback rides in pristine mountains with wide vistas sporting sunsets that surprise your senses and cause you to whisper "breath-taking?" Sunburst Stables is here in Helen. Heave it up mountain-sides and scream down steep-slopes and switchbacks.

Trout Fishing

In Northern Georgia, we know trout fishing. Secret fishing holes pepper the Chattahoochee River. You can catch a rainbow trout between 12 and 19 inches long, and have it for dinner that night. The hike to Anna Ruby Falls is where Curtis creek plunges 153 feet, two creeks crash together and then York Creek plunges another 50 feet. Spectacular photo opportunities are there for those who thrive in nature and venture into the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Watch Deer From Your Cabin

Deer Crossing Cabin sits serenely under ancient oak trees that draw deer by scores. Delight in being so close to nature as you watch the deer in their natural habitat. The memories will last forever.

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The Joys of Private North Georgia Cabins

A mountain retreat should be many things: relaxing, renewing, and quiet. However, it should not be a group experience. Nothing ruins a vacation faster than intrusions from other people. When you retreat to one of the North Georgia luxury cabin rentals, choose private seclusion from neighbors and their noise and distraction. There is always the option of venturing into town to enjoy a nice dinner at Paul's Steak House or a day of tubing or rafting. Then it's back to the cabin to enjoy the solitude, quiet and natural scenic beauty of the Appalachian foothills. 

What to Look For When Making Your Private Cabin Selection

When you get away to the cabins in the Georgia mountains, you want to sip coffee from your porch in your bathrobe, enjoy an unobstructed view of the stars or listen to the sounds of nature. You don't want to hear the neighbors playing Yahtzee until midnight. Vacation rentals built too close together ruin the joys of escaping city life and the everyday intrusions of neighbors you see every day. Many cabin rental companies say they offer private, secluded cabins, but how can you know for sure? As you select from the many cabins in Helen Ga, use these tips to find a private cabin that lets you enjoy your vacation in quiet. Use these tips to plan your next secluded getaway.

Photos

A cabin rental company should supply several pictures of each cabin it offers. These photos should show you the cabin's amenities, the layout of each room and the views from the decks or windows. As you browse through the slide shows, pay close attention to what you see in the views provided. If you can see other homes in the picture or it looks like photos were taken to hide views, exercise caution.

Virtual Tours

More companies offer virtual tours of cabins these days. These videos show off the best features of the home and give you a more realistic look at the size and amenities of the rental. Make sure the tour includes a tour of the outdoor facilities and views from the deck, porches, and windows. Consider pausing the video during certain portions to assess the cabin's privacy.

Maps

Map technology available on the Internet has improved dramatically the past few years allowing people to look at 360-degree street-level views of just about any address on the planet. If you can, look at a Google Earth image of cabins in the Georgia mountains before you book a rental. Or, once you have the address of the rental, check the Google Earth image at that time and call your rental company if you have concerns about your cabin's privacy.

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Get Unplugged At Cabin Rentals In Ga

Although the technological revolution has certainly made life easier for all of us, our dependence on electronics also comes with its drawbacks. We spend hours on our computers, using smartphones, watching TV, and playing video games. Wouldn't it be nice to take a break from all of that for a while and get back to the basics? A visit to the cabin rentals in GA is just the ticket. By getting away from all of your technological gadgets and gizmos for a little while, you can re-center yourself, reconnect with your loved ones, and re-energize without distractions. Here are several of the many ways that you can enjoy northern GA - unplugged!

Talk Instead of Texting

These days, it seems like people don't talk to each other as much. With the few clicks of a button, we can send quick messages to anyone, anytime. Unfortunately, this can create a bit of a disconnect between families and friends. With Mom or Dad texting the office from the dinner table and the kids texting their friends during "family time," it may seem like you're worlds apart, even when you're in the same room together. When you're visiting the cabin rentals in GA, though, you'll have the opportunity to unplug your phones and enjoy some quality time, talking and playing together. No one will be thinking about their iPhones or tablets when you're having fun as you lazily drift along the Chattahoochee River, take a scenic horseback ride through the Georgia mountains, or challenge each other to a game of putt-putt golf at the Alpine Mini Golf Course. There's so much to do and see in the area surrounding your cabin rental that you'll forget all about your mobile devices, and instead, will be focused on creating memories that will last for a lifetime.

Be The Star of Your Own Story

After a hard day at work or a stressful day at school, most of us are accustomed to coming home and plopping down in front of the TV. As we mindlessly watch the stories of other people unfold, we are temporarily distracted from all of the burdens of our own everyday lives. At times, we may find ourselves feeling envious of these television stars, the fun that they are having, and the perceived simplicity of their lives. So why not turn off the TV and become the star of your own, real-life story? When you visit the cabin rentals in GA, you can leave all of your worries back at home and enjoy the opportunity to try new things, have fun, and truly relax. Whatever you decide to do, it will create happy stories of your very own, which are far more valuable than anything you could ever see on TV.

Create Your Own Action Adventure

Video game characters aren't the only ones who can have an action-packed adventure. Visitors to the Georgia mountain cabin rentals have plenty of opportunities to get their adrenaline pumping. Northern Georgia tourists love to soar to new heights by embarking on an exciting zip line tour.

 You'll fly across the skies as you take in a birds-eye view of the Nacoochee-Sautee Valley, compliments of ZipNTime Zipline Company. While on your tour, you'll be able to explore old gold mines, cross swinging bridges, take a trust fall, or rappel down a fifty-foot tower. If getting wet is more your fancy, you may want to head out on the whitewater section of the Chattahoochee River and kayak across class 2 and class 3 rapids. Or for an all-out battle with your family and friends, head over to Ultimate Indoor Paintball in Helen. It's an adventure you'll never forget!

Experience Everything First-Hand

Although the internet makes it possible for us to experience things without ever leaving the house, there's no replacement for actually doing things first-hand. Why watch a tutorial on how to go bird watching when you could attend a ranger-led program at one of the many state parks surrounding the cabin rentals in GA?

And, why would you want to watch Youtube videos of other people's Oktoberfest celebrations when you could be in the heart of the action during the largest Oktoberfest festival in the southeastern United States?

You'll be amazed at all that you can do, see, and experience when you unplug the computer for a little while.

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Enjoy 10 Ways To Dive Into Nature At Cabin Rentals In GA

Staying in private cabin rentals in GA is a great way to get back to the basics of nature. Here's a look at ten nature-friendly activities we believe you'll want to include on your trip itinerary.

Take a Hike

One of the very best ways to take in some fresh mountain air and get up close and personal with nature is by enjoying a day of hiking. Whether you prefer to make a new path through the woods or to trek down a marked trail in a state park when planning on hiking in Helen, GA, and the surrounding areas you have plenty of options.

Smithgall Woods Conservation Park

Consider visiting Smithgall Woods Conservation Park which features 5 miles of nature trails that are ideal for hikers of various ages and abilities. The park's visitor center loop trail will allow you to see Florida Torreya trees which are on the critically endangered list in North America. The Frog Pond Nature Trail is a reasonably low-impact loop that will take you past labeled trees and interpretive signs.

Unicoi State Park Trails

You also get abundant hiking options within Unicoi State Park, located only minutes from the cabins in GA. One of the most popular paths is the Anna Ruby Falls Trail which leads you to a breathtaking double waterfall with a scenic overlook.

 A day trip to Amicalola Falls State Park is worth it for hikers who enjoy a challenge and would like to join the park's Canyon Climbers Club or would like to enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while journeying down a stretch of the Appalachian Trail.

Hone Your Tracking Skills

Are you hoping to spot a fox, a deer, a duck, or other northern Georgia critters? Many of these animals live in the area surrounding your cabin rental. You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of wildlife from your cabin window or while sipping on your coffee in the porch rocker. We recommend picking up a guide on animal tracks to so you can do a little detective work. Consult your manual to see if you can find a good match whenever you spy tracks near your cabin or on hiking trails. Whether you want to learn about animal tracks, or are hoping to follow a rabbit back to its home, you're sure to enjoy your experience in nature.

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Learn about The Leaves

If plant life is your fancy, you'll never run out of things to spark your interest while visiting northern Georgia. Collecting leaves and discovering the kind of plant through a guide is a fun way to learn about which trees, ferns, and other flora surrounding your cabin. If you forget your guide, you can use the high-speed internet connection in your home away from home to access an online leaf guide. And, if you want to take home a free souvenir of your trip, take your crayons with you and the family can make leaf rubbings!

Listen for Calls of The Wild

Back at home in the city, you may be used to the sounds of traffic. In Helen, your ears will pick up the sounds animals as they “talk” to one another. By talking to the friendly and well-informed rangers at the State Parks or by consulting an animal call guide of your own, you can train your ears to recognize the sounds during your trip. By understanding which animals are near your cabin, you’ll enjoy greater success spotting them, and maybe you’ll snap a picture as a keepsake.

Explore a Creek

Some of our cabin rentals have a private creek. You may spot deer gracefully lapping water right outside your back door! Take the kids out for a day of searching for frogs, lizards, or to enjoy the peaceful babbling of the creek from your cabins covered porch.

Try Birdwatching

Northern GA is home to a wide variety of birds that are sure to delight visitors with a passion for nature. Smithgall Woods features over 100 species of birds and Unicoi State Park alone is known to house over 75. Among these, you can see woodpeckers, marsh birds, songbirds, and raptors throughout the year.

 Bring a field guide and a pair of binoculars and try to spot some of these flying beauties on your own. You can even watch for feathered friends from your perch on your cabin's wrap-around porch. You may also opt to check out the Georgia state park's schedule to join in on a ranger-led birding class. They host several birding events throughout the year. Smithgall Woods hosts a Birding by Ear program each spring.

Go Fishing

Fishing is a viral activity in the Helen area for the locals and visitors. Unicoi State Park is home to a 53-acre lake which permits fishing. You can choose to fish from the dock or a boat. The anticipation of hooking that catfish, bass, or crappie and more types of fish will keep you throwing your line!

 You can try trout fishing in the streams that branch off and run throughout the Unicoi 1,050-acre park. If the fish are striking, you can take your catch back to your cabin, clean it up and cook it for dinner! If catch-and-release fishing is more your style, you are welcome to fish for trout at Dukes Creek at Smithgall Woods on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Check their site because they do have special rules like anglers must artificial lures with barbless hooks.

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Enjoy a Picnic

There is nothing like enjoying a delicious picnic in nature with your loved ones, and there are plenty of great locations nearby to try. Unicoi State Park features numerous picnic tables sprinkled throughout the park providing stunning views of the forest, the lake, waterfalls, and other plant and animal life.

 Another excellent option for a picnic is the highest point in the whole state at Brasstown Bald. Located at the end of the Richard B. Russell Highway, you can enjoy a meal from a picnic table while looking down on the world below. When you're done filling your belly, you can hike or take a tram to the peak where you can see four different states: Georgia, Tennessee, and North & South Carolina.

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Welcome To Cedar Creek Luxury Cabins

When you rent a Cedar Creek luxury cabin in Helen, you're getting the best of both worlds: You can live like royalty in a fully-furnished cabin with all the amenities while enjoying the silence and seclusion of a location deep in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. If you go deep enough into the welcoming woods that surround Cedar Creek and the whole of the Helen area, you might naturally cause those cell-phone bars to go away entirely!

 Our lovely, spacious cabins are built to invoke rustic charm, with wood-and-stone facades covering thoroughly sturdy and modern construction. From the outside, they're attractive 19th Century-style cabins in the woods. On the inside, you get the same conveniences you'd demand from a luxury hotel.

 With options available from one to four bedrooms, you could bring the entire family or just rent a small, cozy cabin that's perfect for snuggling up to one special someone.

There's A Lot To Enjoy In Helen!

If you do decide to leave your cabin, we’ve shared that Helen has plenty to offer. Our delightful little town is one of Georgia's top tourist attractions, bringing in millions of guests a year, and is widely known around a six-state area as one of the best destinations to get away from it all. With a broad selection of boutique shops, restaurants, and artisans your trip to Helen is one you'll remember.

Ready to Maximize Your Enjoyment?

With so many things to do inside or outside, in the hot or cold, and with the capacity to make your time in Helen, GA an exuberant adventure, family excursion, or a peaceful and restorative getaway, it will put a smile on your face.

How do you plan to maximize your enjoyment in one of our luxury Helen, GA cabins?

We'd love to hear your comments below on this blog post!

 

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