Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Hilltop Loft a cozy A frame- In town, Near River Sleeps 4

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

THE OWNERS OF BEAR CREEK offer a MORE SECURE PAYMENT service then the "book with confidence" guarantee that VRBO purports. 


Our payment system is through FIRST DATA in conjunction with SunTrust Bank. We have a POS terminal the same as you see at a Supermarket or Gas Station. 

When you BOOK, we will contact you to make PAYMENT arrangements. Thanks. 


This is a cute little cabin, just right for a romantic getaway or your little family up to four people. It is in town, just a short walk to all the fun. At night, have a little bonfire outside in the fire pit, and stare up to the giant starry sky above. Visit our private waterfront area just yards from the cabin playing horseshoes, fishing in the hootch, build a bonfire, or just lay in the hammock and take a nap!

More Details

Pam and Earl
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Pam and Earl

We are Pam and Earl.... We bought this amazing property from the even more amazing dynamic duo Tim and Cindy Smith. We are excited to meet everyone they have told us about.... and make new friends with our first time guests.

Pam and Earl purchased this cabin in 2017

Why Pam and Earl chose Helen

This property is so much fun and just a short walk into town where there is even more fun. Your only complaint will be that you didn't plan enough days here!

What makes this cabin unique

...walk to town.... ...near river


Helen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • .Due to the steep driveway motorcycles cannot access this cabin.
  • As this is a small cabin.
  • Holidays, Oktoberfest, and special events add 20% 3 night minimum stay for holidays. Refundable Cleaning Deposit: $100
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing


3.2/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

33% Complete
16% Complete
16% Complete
0% Complete
33% Complete
Hilltop Loft a cozy A frame- In town, Near River Sleeps 4
average rating of 3.1666667 based on 6 reviews

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We truly loved spending our anniversary at this cabin. The cabin was perfect for our weekend getaway and we enjoyed sitting on the porch and by the fire. It was also an ideal location, and less than a mile from the Oktoberfest festivities. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much guys! You were the ideal guests! Wish you would have mentioned it was your anniversary Zack- I would have put some flowers in the cabin for you guys.Thanks again for spending your time to mentor youth.....
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cozy Getaway

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I had a nice short getaway in Helen. It was a very cozy little cabin... Cindy was a great host! The house is near the river and a short walk to town.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

great little cabin to relax

  • 5 of 5

my husband and I rented this cabin this past weekend for our 22 year anniversary get away.We didn't get to spend a lot of time at the cabin but the time we did was wonderful. Then there was Cindy wow what a little firecracker. She is awesome. Couldn't find anyone in Helen more easy to deal with. She does tell it as it is. I really like that honesty. Anyone that has rented this cabin and gave it a bad review must have thought they were renting a room at the Hilton and not a real cabin in the woods of Helen Ga. GO DAWGS TEENA AND KENNY

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Josh Maxwell

  • 1 of 5

This was the worst place ive ever stayed at! Driveway was rediculous, mattresses were horrible ,pretty sure im gonna have to go to chiropractor tomorrow, the air conditioner does not get cold enough and cuts off every 10 minutes for 10 minutes and I think I woke up sweatin everytime...didnt get hardly any sleep, then the air conditioner leaks in the front door you get dripped on every time you pass through., also tracks water in the cabin . ..the shower makes a mess , the showerhead is way too low and curtain goes everywhere, the ad for this cabin says there is a large dvd collection assuming there was a dvd player we rented a dvd before hand and there was no dvd player..only vhs.We planned on staying saturday night and had plans of tubing and fishing sunday, we were so ill and tired from not getting any sleep , we went straight home and went to bed.Also I paid too much for 1 night and still had to clean the cabin, so I wouldn't have to pay more money .This cabin is worth no more than 80 a night , econolodge would have been way better, sleeping in my truck would have been way better! I do not recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josh- As we don't sleep in the cabins, we rely on the guest feed back on how to improve. You are the first guest that has complained about the shower , A/C, and beds, and we rent it very often.I am sorry you had a bad experience, but wonder why at any time did you not bring these issues to our attention?We would have put you in a different cabin, or refunded your money. The A/C is on thermostat, which is why it shuts off periodically, again, if you had said something about it not being cold enough, we would have made other arrangements for you.As far as the driveway, I explained that it was steep prior to you booking the cabin. As for the price, I also explained that we charge extra for a one- night stay on the weekend in high season, as it prevents us from renting it for multiple nights. Also, it would be fair to explain that the price covers free tubing, and use of the park we built on the river which includes fishing on property, horseshoes, and a bonfire pit- something that the Econolodge does not provide.
Did you find this review helpful?
6 4
Des Moines, IA

Great Budget Cabin with Excellent Customer Service

  • 4 of 5

I rented this cabin for a car show in Helen I attended. First off I'd like to say Cindy was absolutely fantastic. She was friendly, helpful, and with a little communication was able to extend my stay and accommodate my shifting check in time since I was driving from Iowa. The cabin was as described. Nothing incredibly fancy but more than sufficient for spending a long weekend in Helen. It was comfortable and had all the necessities I came to expect of a VRBO.

The driveway was an adventure to say the least. With Cindy's encouragement I was able to conquer it no problem in a 2007 VW GTI with a slight drop (I'm on air ride, max height got me up just fine), anything lower would be a challenge.

I would have no hesitation staying in this unit again, and I hope to rent with Cindy again.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
North Augusta, SC

Should be called Hidden fees, Dangerous driveway, We'll get you in the end.

  • 1 of 5

Cute cabin. Add is a little decieving though. The pics seem to make it look like its right by the river. But it's not. It's up a winding road from the river. It has a steeply graded driveway that can only be driven into and out of in one direction. The parking area is shared between two cabins. We found our parking area being invaded by our neighbors who had too many vehicles for the small parking area. Be aware of the ladder leading up to the loft. It does have a warning sign of no more than a 150 lb weight limit. Reason being? It's a folding ladder from an attic space door reinforced by two pieces of wood and a couple of bolts because the owner himself broke it trying to get up to the loft. The no fees part of the add is in my opinion...a lie. There were cleaning guidelines posted in the kitchen area. We followed these instructions to the letter including stripping the beds of their linens which was not on the list. There is no vacuum, so the floor must be swept and rugs shaken out,which was done. Unfortunately not to the satisfaction of the owners, seeing how in this NO FEES CABIN, the person whose credit card paid for the place, was charged and EXTRA $50.00. The main reason I'm giving this a poor rating is because of the Shady back charging. WE were willing to overlook the other issues. We will not be recommending this place to ANYONE.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: JC- There are no hidden fees- you were made aware that a cleaning fee would be charged if the cabin wasn"t left the way you found it- We simply cannot afford to keep this inexpensive cabin for small families on a budget to afford at a price of only $99 a night if we had to put additional time and money out towards extra cleaning. As far as the driveway is concerned, you were also made aware of that, and it would be fair to say that you had 4 vehicles parked in your driveway (one that usually holds one car) and front yard. As for the ladder- we explained that the loft that the ladder services is suitable for small children, and if you didn't have more people stay than you had told us, it wouldn't have been necessary for you to use it!
Did you find this review helpful?
32 3


The Hilltop Loft Cabin is located within the town of Helen. It is on the hillside at the north side of town, so it is peaceful and quiet, yet just a short walk into town for all the fun! You can walk past a local private waterfall, and just might see deer, maybe even a bear in the wild !! This cabin has the best of both worlds and is the best deal in town!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 15.0%

Stay 3 nights Monday through Wednesday for $99 per night plus tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties