Top 10 Places To Visit When Staying In Cabin Rentals

The area surrounding our luxurious cabin rentals in Helen is full of fun things to do! Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, love antiquing, are in search of a spa, or looking for something to do with the entire family you’ll certainly find plenty to keep you busy!  There are many well known attractions that guests to cabin rentals may hear a lot about, but there are also some hidden gems in the North Georgia mountains that you won’t want to miss!

What are some of your favorite things to do when you visit the Helen area?

North Georgia Zoo

The North Georgia Zoo has added several new exhibits this year including an exciting wolf encounter and the popular reptile adventure. Visitors can hold a python, touch a crocodile, or experience a real life wolf howl. The zoo is also committed to seasonal events and educational opportunities that extend its outreach to local residents and guests. For example, each Christmas season the North Georgia Zoo sponsors a living nativity and guided starlight tours.

Gold ‘N Gem Grubbin

You can test your panning skills and search for gold on the same land that produced America’s first gold rush in the 1820’s! Visitors buy material by the bucket and then use the conveniently constructed sluice boxes situated under shade trees to search for gold and gems. You’ll likely catch gold fever once you discover treasure in your pan!

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Richard B Russell Scenic Parkway

A favorite of cabin rentals guests, this scenic byway is the perfect way to view the picturesque landscapes of the North Georgia mountains. There are different turnoffs that provide scenic overlooks of the mountain beauty. The parkway also intersects with the Appalachian Trail at two well-marked points.  You can park at these turnoffs and enjoy a short hike on the famed trail.

Three Sisters Vineyards

Did you know North Georgia has a flourishing wine culture? When staying at our luxury cabin rentals, Helen, Georgia and the surrounding mountain towns provide some of the most famed US wineries that each boast amazing mountain views. Three Sisters Vineyards is located near Dahlonega and is proud to be the area’s first family farm winery. The small family farm is committed to serving wine enthusiasts that visit the North Georgia mountains.

Bigg Daddy’s

There’s never a dull moment at Bigg Daddy’s American Tavern and Music Club! The menu is full of American fare favorites with a Southern flair. A full beverage menu is also available and the wine selections were created to highlight young wineries and flavors from developing wine regions. Along with your dinner and drinks you can enjoy live music that celebrates and supports the local arts and music scene.

Jasus Creek Mountain Bike Trail

Many guests to cabin rentals in the Helen area enjoy mountain biking through the scenic landscape. The Jasus Creek Mountain Bike Trail is a twelve mile trail that is perfect for any rider, including beginners. If you’d rather not pack your own bike you can rent a bike and gear at Woody’s Mountain Bikes in Helen.

Velvet’s Vintage

If you love shopping for antiques or are searching for a one-of-a-kind vintage find you must visit this quaint cottage nestled in the foothills of Mount Yonah. Velvet’s Vintage specializes in local antiques such as North Georgia pottery, ironworks, glassware, and quilts.

Hickory Flat Pottery

 Potter Cindy Angliss has opened her studio for guests to watch her in action and to purchase her creations in the adjacent shop. You can watch Cindy create her works of functional art, shop for gifts, and enjoy the gallery of work from over 20 local artists. Since this pottery is meant to be used you can trust that each piece is oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe and is meant to be used and enjoyed.

Yahoola Creek Grill 

Executive Chef Rick Whorf has worked hard to create a unique menu committed to regional cuisine sourced from local farms. The southern-inspired cuisine features favorites such as chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and tips and shrooms. Yahoola Creek Grill also offers banquet space for larger events such as family reunions or wedding receptions.

Lucille’s Mountaintop Spa

This spa is located on the top of a mountain overlooking the beautiful Sautee Valley. Known for the wide variety of services available many guests to nearby cabin rentals visit Lucille’s for one of the many spa packages. Couples may enjoy two hours of relaxation in the Love in Paradise package or you can choose to indulge in the Full Day Serenity package.

Which of these ten attractions will be on your next vacation to-do list?