What To Look For & How To Embrace The Luxury Of North Georgia Cabin Rentals

Posted by Tom Telford on Thu, Jul 04, 2013

The little Georgian town of Helen provides an invigorating and relaxing experience for anyone who visits. According to the Convention & Visitors Bureau, this town has a “Mountain beauty with a touch of Bavaria.” While visiting Helen, you can have the assurance that you can have beauty, luxury, and enjoy your adventure-filled vacation.

What is the picture in your mind's eye when you think of a cabin in the woods? Do you see a one-room log cabin with plaid wool blankets slung over hard wooden furniture? Maybe you see yourself chopping wood in the snow-covered ground to make a fire for the stove inside for cooking or for a pot-bellied stove to fill your cabin with warmth?

This is probably the classic image of a cabin in the woods, but it takes a lot of work for that kind of minimalist experience. Just because you want to stay in a cabin in the woods doesn't mean you have to give up your creature comforts and be forced to "rough it" in nature.

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Spacious Quarters  

One of the most frustrating thing about going on a family vacation is exchanging your spacious home for a cramped hotel room for a week or more. When everyone living on top of each other, siblings may squabble, and you might find yourself more stressed out than relaxed. Making the decision to stay in a luxury cabin will eliminate problems like these. Everyone will have plenty of space to stretch out and enjoy the trip.

A large living area encourages your family or friends to come together as a group to enjoy playing games or watching a movie on your flat panel TV. And, you can prepare snacks or a meal to enjoy while doing so, as your cabin features a modern and fully equipped kitchen for your convenience. Mom & Dad will definitely appreciate the option to retreat to their own bedroom each night while the kids catch some Zzzz's in their own bed - or private bedroom.

Complete Privacy  

The only way that you can truly relax and unwind on vacation is to have total and complete privacy. No one wants to be kept awake at night by other hotel guests or an ice machine while on vacation. Staying in a luxury cabin offers you peace, quiet, and the privacy that you need to enjoy your trip and rejuvenate yourself.  Even though you'll be off the beaten path, you can feel safe during your stay. You can opt to rent a cabin in a gated community giving you added assurance that you and your group are protected.

Creature Comforts

When vacation time rolls around, you’re ready to relax and unwind. Though you want an up-close and personal experience in the gorgeous Georgia mountains, you want to be comfortable in your cabin.

Fortunately, there is a middle ground. For adventurers and finicky travelers alike, a stay in a North Georgia luxury cabin is sure to please everyone. Hotels are not the only hospitality services that can pamper you. In fact, Cedar Creek Cabins are actually superior to a standard hotel vacation in many ways. There is no need to sacrifice a truly breathtaking stay, surrounded by nature when these luxury north Georgia cabins can provide you with all of the lavish amenities and home comforts you desire.

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Meeting Particular Needs

Travelers who have particular needs can rest at ease. We have pet-friendly cabins available for those who simply can't leave home without Fido. Also, biker friendly cabins may be reserved. Our handicap accessible cabins make the Georgia mountain experience possible for everyone!

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Luxury Cabins In North Georgia Have The Bells And Whistles

Imagine gazing out on the northern Georgia mountains as you soak in a soothing Jacuzzi bath each day. Who can resist watching the sunset from their cabin's private hot tub while sipping on a glass of wine or listening to your favorite program on satellite radio?

Our cabins come with the all the bells and whistles of a luxury hotel room and give you the beautiful backdrop of the mountains in Georgia. At Cedar Creek Cabins you get the mountain man experience and a downy soft, warm bed at the end of the night.

Luxury cabins come equipped with:

 

  • Hot tubs with extraordinary views of the North Georgia Mountains;
  • Jacuzzi tubs steps away from a comfortable bed;
  • Gourmet kitchens with attractive slate and granite counters;
  • Large fireplaces perfect for roasting marshmallows or warming the soul;
  • Deluxe home entertainment systems for a family movie night;
  • Wireless Internet (though we suggest forgetting about work for a few days);

And fantastic views of the north Georgia Appalachian foothills, streams, and waterfalls from soaring windows and expansive decks.

Sure, roughing it in the woods has a romantic allure and there may be times when you desire the solitude and ruggedness of the great outdoors. But most of the time, the romantic idea of the basic cabin doesn't match the reality of chopping wood, starting fires, using outhouses and pumping water.  

Instead, when you get the itch to play mountain man (or woman), get the best of both worlds and choose the luxury cabins in North Georgia. After roughing it on the hiking trail during the day, you can rest in the lap of luxury at night.

Keep your entire family or group entertained by choosing a cabin featuring a game room with game tables to your liking. Whether it’s foosball, ping pong, or pool, we’ve got it. On blustery and snow-filled nights, you can build a fire in your cabin fireplace and lean in close to your loved ones.

Experience Some Of The Best Cabin Accommodations In Helen

The most significant feature of this mountain town is the plethora of rental luxury cabins that you can get away to without making an overseas trip. Below are three of the top luxury cabin rentals to consider when making your vacation plans in Helen Georgia.

Mystic Mountain Hideaway

Tucked in the middle of twenty-acres of pristine land on the fringes of Alpine Helen is the lush and green Mystic Mountain Hideaway cabin. This little haven is designed to nurture all your needs and is an ideal place to let your inner child come out and play.

Red Star Lodge

You can enjoy your vacation at this secluded, yet convenient three-bedroom luxury cabin. This cabin is strategically located eight miles away from Helen. Its capacity to accommodate up to ten guests makes it the ideal home for a large family.

Cedar Creek Cabins Rentals

As Helen's premier luxury cabin site, Cedar Creek gives you the opportunity to get away from it all, while still living like royalty. The expansive site is about twenty minutes away from Helen. With nearly forty cabins to choose from, there's a perfect choice for everyone – from honeymooning couples looking for plenty of intimacy to whole families who come to enjoy a weekend in the hills.

Every cabin comes with the options you'd expect in a downtown Atlanta hotel, but unlike downtown Atlanta or even downtown Helen, you get your own outdoor facilities. We’ve made it easy for you to view all our properties. We know that options can sometimes bring stress. It will help if you use these options as a guide to finding what you most want and don’t want on your vacation.

Of course, every now and then we get visitors to Helen who just can't bring themselves to leave. For these nature-lovers, Cedar Creek also offers Phase II, a gated residential community made of beautiful wooden homes surrounded by the wonders of the Appalachians.

 Whether you're just here for a few days, or you've decided you're here to stay, Cedar Creek combines the best of Americana: It brings classic rusticism forward from our pioneer days, connecting them with the technological conveniences we all depend on today.

In the end, no matter which cabin you choose, we assure you that our goal is for your full satisfaction. Take advantage of what Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals offers for your vacation and do something unique that your family will talk about for years to come!

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10 Ways A Helen Georgia Luxury Cabin Provides A Treasure Trove Of Value

Peace of Mind

Your vacation should be spent feeling relaxed and free of worries. It can be unsettling to find yourself in a forest cabin in the dark with no one else around. This is why you can choose to rent or buy North Georgia luxury cabins in gated communities. These communities offer an additional layer of protection through the use of access cards or security code numbers. You will enjoy the peace, quiet, and privacy of a cabin while also enjoying the peace of mind that you are safe and secure.

Cabin Memories

I have memories from childhood of the times we cooked popcorn in the old aluminum popping containers and the outdoor grill where we cooked our hot dogs. This was after a long day of exploring the mountains and swimming in the lake. I know for sure that these times made me who I am today. The last thing I want you to do is to miss out on making memories from the incredible experiences you can have with your children or loved one! Step into the unknown of the outdoors by staying in a cabin rental in Helen GA.

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Spectacular Fishing Spots

Helen is a haven for a trout fisherman. Rainbow trout are in abundance in the Chattahoochee River. Dukes Creek is a tributary of the Chattahoochee and also offers anglers a chance to try their stuff. At Smith Creek in Unicoi State Park fisherman can reel in freshwater catches like catfish, bluegill, and bass as well as brook, rainbow and brown trout.

Do It Over Again!

If I had to do it over again, I would definitely take a trip to Helen GA just to hire a guide for one of Blackhawk’s fly-fishing trips on the famous Soque River. This would have to be one of the best locations in the southeast to catch native trophy brown and rainbow trout. The scenery is beautiful with mountain laurel hanging over the stream and a cool mountain breeze. The waters are crystal clear, and the colors on the fish are spectacular. Fishing this river with one of the professional guides is one of the best local trips I can imagine to take my son or daughter.

Not only do the guides know what they are talking about and where the fish are, but they are incredible teachers since that is primarily what they love to do. You know you have a great guide when you feel like he is fishing right alongside you and you have such an incredible time that you want to hand him the rod to catch one of his own. This is the personalized touch that you receive when fishing at Blackhawk.

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Enkindle The Fire

You know what I am talking about when I say don't miss out on the opportunity. This statement makes me realize how crucial it is to spend quality time with my children. I can only imagine once they get a little older how vital it is that I get them out to explore nature and to enkindle that desire in them to climb mountains or catch a trout because it will stick with them for a lifetime. It has for sure with my sister and me. She is now almost a pro-mountain bike racer, and I continue to fly-fish and surf all across the globe.  Bringing my own children into these experiences is like reliving them all over again, but even better because I get to see their joy and enthusiasm.

Hiking Opportunities Near The Chattahoochee National Forest

Simple moments like taking a hike in the woods to some of North Georgia’s spectacular waterfalls are special. The twin Anna Ruby Falls where two creeks meet is a spectacular place for taking family photos, and visitors can walk boardwalk trails to observation decks to experience the magnificent Dukes Creek Falls. In the Blue Ridge Mountains, waterfalls are abundant.

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Romance Is In The Air

The spirit of romance thrives in North Georgia where newlyweds can have their wedding at Helen’s adorable Alpine Wedding Chapel or plan an outdoor wedding by a waterfall. Couples can dine at one of Helen’s excellent restaurants before taking a carriage ride with the Alpine Carriage Company before settling in to relax by the warmth of their cabin’s crackling fire.

Access To Adventure

When you choose a North Georgia luxury cabin, you are always a few steps away from adventure. Spend a day taking a ride with a bird’s eye view of two mountain ranges with Balloons Over Georgia or zip-lining through the tree-tops with North Georgia Canopy Tours. There are so many adventurous things to do in Helen. Settle into a raft and float down gentle or more robust waters, take a slow tubing ride on a Sunday afternoon after your hike, or put your waders on and catch some dinner!

The Lap Of Luxury

After an exciting day outdoors, return to your cabin for an evening of lush relaxation. North Georgia luxury cabin rentals offer you amenities including hot tubs, Jacuzzis, and saunas. Curl up for a romantic evening in front of a roaring fireplace with your sweetie, or just put your feet up as you enjoy the majestic views from your outdoor patio. Many luxury cabins also include big screen TVs, so after a hard day at play, you can unwind by watching a movie. When it's time to turn in for the night, your cabin will not disappoint. You will wake up well rested after a peaceful sleep in your quiet cabin on a soft, luxurious bed.

Live In Luxury When You Visit Beautiful Helen!

We like to say that Helen, GA is one of the most unique tourist destinations in the country.. If you come to visit at the right times, you can even see our world-famous Oktoberfest, or our annual hot air balloon races, both among the biggest in the country.

 With so many original things to do in Helen, why settle for the “same old” motels you could get anywhere else? Sure, we've got an EconoLodge and a Super 8 and all the other usual chain hotels...but you just can't get that same Southern hospitality and personal comfort in rooms managed by distant multinational conglomerates!

Experience Some of The Best Local Accommodations In Helen, Ga!

The Helendorf

The Helendorf has long been Helen's premier hotel, and for a good reason! It's built directly on the banks of the majestic Chattahoochee River, in an authentic Alpine-style villa that features a full range of rooms, including luxury honeymoon suites and a conference center. Its stunning location offers fantastic views from practically every room, while only a couple blocks' walk away from Helen's thriving Main Street.

The Helendorf includes a range of unique shopping opportunities as well, giving the entire villa a village-like feel, including a magic shop with live demonstrations, local American Indian crafts, and the best Mexican restaurant in Helen.

Plus, despite having rooms and service that rival the best hotels around the world, the Helendorf is also one of the few traditional hotels in town that is both children and pet-friendly. Bring the whole family!

The Heidi Motel

It's a block away from downtown, but The Heidi Motel couldn't be more different from the Helendorf. There's no mistaking the Heidi – it features a  working windmill as its central landmark. In fact, it's one of the only hotels in the world to include a luxury suite inside a windmill! You’ll be hard pressed to find a honeymoon getaway more unique than that!

Rather than a riverfront, you get to lay your eyes on a scenic jaw-dropping mountain view. The rooms are decorated with a charming blend of Old World elegance, American Craftsman-style furniture, and stone fireplaces.

For affordability and rooms in Helen that invoke the feeling of Alpine living, you can't do better than the Heidi!

Alpine Crest Resort

Nestled inside a comfortable forested location, Alpine Crest offers the excellence of a full-service hotel with the feel of being lost in the woods. They're at the north end of town, just a few blocks from Central Helen, making it an excellent option for those who want to avoid the bustle of downtown Helen without giving up the luxuries of life.

The villas at Alpine Crest are spacious and decorated using wood and brown leather, creating an atmosphere of both decadence and comfort. The complex features an indoor pool, shuffleboard, playground, WiFi, tennis courts, plus a full sauna and whirlpool. Also, for those who don't want to walk far to catch their evening meal, they maintain a well-stocked fishing pond on-site.

 The locally-owned and operated guest accommodations are an essential part of the Helen experience, creating the perfect way to begin and end your days while you relax in North Georgia.

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6 Reasons To Seek The Comfort Of A North Georgia Mountains Cabin

Outdoor adventure abounds in North Georgia! It doesn't matter if you are the type to stay indoors and enjoy the scenery gazing through the windows or if you have a severe itch for climbing mountains. This is the place for you! And, an even better reason to bring the whole family is so they can experience solitude and nature whatever way they please.

You’ll Have A Luxury Basecamp

There are many different reasons to go to the mountains for my family. We all enjoy the beauty and luxury of North Georgia cabin rentals, but some of us decide to experience this stay differently than others. This is why it is such an excellent fit for everyone. There are plenty of rooms in the cabins and nice open cooking areas so everyone can congregate to socialize around great food. There is nothing that creates a healthy appetite like a long trail run, mountain bike ride, or just a relaxing stroll watching nature come alive. There are a plethora of activities for the laid back person as well as the thrill seeker. Once the day's events conclude, then there is plenty of time to meet in the middle back at your basecamp for a meal or an evening relaxing by the fire.

Discover What Type Adventurer You Are

Do you enjoy heart-pounding action sports or would you prefer to sit in front of a meadow in the evening and watch the wildlife come in to feed? There indeed is something for everyone at a North Georgia mountains cabin. The only requirement is that you enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle to a quiet and peaceful setting in the mountains. There are some who get excited about sitting in the hot tub in the evening after a long day, but I have found that taking a long run in the morning topped off by a nice soak in the hot tub is more fitting for my type. It is incredible to hear the birds chirping while watching the sunrise through the trees witnessing the mist rise off the warm waters in the tub. For me, it creates a majestic scene never to be forgotten.

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Be a Partaker of the Numerous Outdoor Opportunities

There are so many incredible activities in the mountains of North Georgia. Close to the cabins are heaps of blackberry bushes that are waiting to be picked. No one can pass up a sweet Georgia blackberry cobbler.  There are also some beautiful wooded trails for hiking and mountain bike riding. There are also plenty of places for the kayaker and stand up paddle boarder to test their skills.

If you enjoy nature and watching wild animals, make sure to pack your binoculars. There are plenty of deer, wild turkey, bears, and pileated woodpeckers near the North Georgia mountains cabin. The wild birds will wake you up in the morning with their singing, and at night the barn owl will put you to sleep. This is for sure an outdoor paradise, and you will enjoy it even more with those to whom you are close.

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Experience True Southern Hospitality

Even if no one knows you, in Helen GA they will be nice to you. The locals are some of the friendliest folks around, and their southern hospitality and charm will make you feel welcome. All of the area's shop owners and restaurateurs are ready and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure you enjoy your time. So whether you need directions, are searching for more information about the local history, or want instructions on how to make that muffin mix you bought at Nora Mill Granary, you can rest assured that the Helen locals will set you on the right path and take good care of you.

Create New Experiences

When you're away from all that is familiar and are free from the restrictions of the "real world," you may find that you feel more confident and compelled to try new things. From taking a zip line tour, tubing down the Chattahoochee River, or learning to fly fish you are sure to return home with some incredible stories and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Log Cabins with Hot Tubs Are a Real Treat

There's nothing better after a long hike, great horseback riding adventure, or a day of shopping and exploring than a relaxing soak in a hot tub. But most of us don't have space, money, or time to enjoy a hot tub regularly in our home. Getting away to the mountains and renting a log cabin grants you access to the special treat of a warm soak in a hot tub. North Georgia is home to many Log Cabins with Hot Tubs, to choose from.

The warm waters of a hot tub, the breathtaking views of the mountains and a glass of fine wine to warm your spirit combine to create an experience like no other during your stay. Think of it as the cherry on top of your vacation.

Hot tubs also have several health benefits that make spending some time relaxing in one worthwhile. The combination of buoyancy, warmth, and massage combine to create a relaxing experience that can make a real difference for your body and mind. You'll sleep more soundly, ease muscle aches and pains, and reduce stress.

No matter your reason for choosing a log cabin in the North Georgia Mountains, knowing a warm, bubbly hot tub is waiting for you when you get there heightens the anticipation of your vacation and makes you eager to return again for another stay and another soak. 

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3 Ways To Pamper Yourself While on A Visit to Helen Ga Cabin Rentals

Helen GA is a great little getaway town for relaxing, eating, and shopping. And, at the end of the day, you can sip on some fine wine before getting cozy in your cabin. When looking for a getaway filled with pampering, Helen GA cabin rentals are the way to go and you might find that you love your cabin so much you never want leave!

Relax with a Massage

The Helen area has several spas that provide massage, reflexology, and other services to promote rejuvenation and relaxation. Be sure to make your appointments in advance when planning your Helen GA cabin rentals to ensure you’re able to book a time that works within your vacation schedule.

Enjoy Delicious Food & Wine

Helen is home to more than thirty restaurants. Whether you’re after comfort food or a gourmet dining experience, the restaurants of Helen will treat your taste buds. From Mexican to German to steakhouse fare, dining out in Helen will satiate any craving.

Create time to visit one of Helen’s many wineries and tasting rooms. Most of these vineyards offer tours and the opportunity to savor a glass or two of wine while relishing the beautiful scenery with your travel-mates.

Shop ’Til You Drop

Spoil yourself during your trip to Helen by visiting one of its many shops. Helen’s shops feature handmade specialties such as blown glass, pottery, jewelry, and wooden toys. There are many unique gift shops where you can find the perfect gift for yourself or your friends back home.

It Is Never Too Late To Treat Yourself

Do you know the old saying, "the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago and the next best time is right now?" Well, this same phrase applies when taking a trip to Helen GA. There is no price tag to put on the value of this opportunity. To get away from the busyness of life and reconnect with those you care about is crucial. So make time for planning a getaway together and don't forget to document these fantastic times.

Are You Ready To For An Incredible Stay In A Luxury Mountain Cabin Rental?

With exceptional pricing, fabulous furnishings, the many things to do and ways to relax, you can be confident the value of your vacation will far exceed the cost. Click here to view our cabins.

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