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Bear Affair - Cozy, Private, Secluded, And Beautiful. WIFI Provided!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

One Bedroom Loft Sleeps 3-4 One Bath Surrounded By The National Forest

Bear Affair offers everything from privacy to secluded to Romance! What more could you ask for. This cozy cabin is everything you will need for that much needed escape from your hectic schedule. Tucked away in the woods and bordered by the National Forest you get to enjoy views that will take your breath away!

There is no question that you will want to spend all of your time at this wonderful little cabin. From the minute you step into Bear Affair you will get the inviting feeling that you are home. When you drive up the driveway and see the National Forest lit up with our landscape lighting you will forget about all the hustle and bustle of life. This loft style cabin including an amazing King size bed upstairs that will have you wanting to sleep for days. There is a sleeper sofa if you plan to have any extra guests.

When you first open the door you cannot miss the fireplace in the living room which provides added warmth on those cool winter nights. The fully stocked kitchen (with a bar style table for 2) is available should you choose to make your meals inside. But if you enjoy grilling then you have the grill outside on the deck overlooking the Forest. On the opposite side of the cabin is our outdoor living area with a 6 person hot tub and evening lights to create a warm and romantic setting.

Although you are tucked away in the woods with all the privacy Bear Affair is just a 5 minute drive to downtown Helen. If you plan to go to Anna Ruby Falls then you are about 2 minutes away.

Make sure you plan some time so that you will be able to take in all of the sites but still have time to relax with some down time.

More Details

Property Manager
Patty Stanton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

Why Patty Stanton chose Northeast Mountains

Helen was the perfect place to chose to buy a vacation home. The seclusion of our property provides the quiet solitude for relaxing and disconnecting from a hectic schedule. But when I feel like getting out, there's always activities and events going on in Helen and some of the most gorgeous scenery to take in during a mountain drive. Waterfalls, views, covered bridges, State Parks, gorges, etc.

What makes this cabin unique

This Cabin Feels Very Private With The Forest Just Feet Away, Yet, Its Only A Few Minutes To Helen.

Its Rustic Meets Potterybarn And In A Great Location.

Watch For Deer Bounding Across The Driveway And Bear Cubs Playing In The Forest.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Bear Affair is absolutely beautiful. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our experience there. I give the architecture, decor and comforts a 10 out of 10. The wood burning fire place was a lot of fun for me. I really enjoy collecting wood and making camp fires. The jacuzzi was very comfortable and relaxing as was the king size bed. I highly recommend renting this cabin if you are going to be in the Helen area.
Sep 2015
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Helen Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Super Cute, Full Size Bath Including Ceiling Fan, Heater And Window!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Pull Out Bed (sleeper sofa) in living Room - 1 queen
  • Comfortable King Log Bed In Master Loft, Dressed In High End Linens And A Queen Pull Out Bed Downstairs.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Bear Affair - Cozy, Private, Secluded, And Beautiful. WIFI Provided!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 71 reviews

Slightly off-grid, completely off the charts

  • 5 of 5

The drive is quick from Atlanta, as long as you don't go through Helen proper. The drive from the road in to the cabin was—almost off-road. We drove a VW GTI, which worked well. We have a Mini Cooper, which we would have lost in potholes.

First impressions:

• Immaculately kept

• Well equipped and stocked: towels, toiletries, cookwear

• Huge bed

• Bears everywhere! ;)

Details—Bear Affair is a presentation. It's clean and well stocked with toiletries, towels, and dishes. Bear skin on the bannister, bear clocks on the wall, nick-nacks, photographs, paintings, stick-ons, towel racks—if you can get it with a bear theme, it's here. Not cluttered, but very warm and welcoming.

Much of the outside lighting, along with the hot tub, are on automated timers. There are scenic lights providing mood lighting and visibility, making the cabin inviting no matter what time of day. Deck wraps three sides of the cabin, with a door on the kitchen and entry. The grill outside the kitchen is a standard Webber round charcoal grill. All the utinsels are present. We got a weekend worth of food at Betty's(?) in the north end of Helen. Quick 10 minute drive, lots of fresh deli goods.

The staircase to the loft is a little scary, at first. Take the AC remote on your way up, it's a little warmer upstairs. The King sized or maybe a bit bigger. Sturdy and quiet. Talk about an amazing sleep—it was difficult to readjust to a Queen bed, and an upgrade is now in the plans.

Even on a long weekend, Bear Affair had more to offer than we could take advantage. Wifi, the hot tub, and little TV with a Tom & Jerry marathon could keep you fully satisfied on a rainy weekend, but overcast days and a thirst for the outdoors is easily sated. Searching a 10 mile radius finds a myriad of waterfalls, lakes, camp sites and hikes. Kitchy groups will find the roadside shops and Helen's Bavarian strip.

This was an amazing vacation spot. We never got to use the fireplace or hot tub, but only because we tried to stay out during the day, and were exhausted at each day's close.

No complaints, we'll think of the Bear Affair when we find ourselves in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Class A!!! Maybe the nicest overall we've stayed.

  • 5 of 5

Truly a pleasant experience. It's small, however perfect for a couples getaway. The amenities were plentiful. You get the deep woods feeling with out being too far out.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Wonderful mini-honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My new husband and I came to Bear Affair for a mini-honeymoon the weekend after our wedding. Everything was perfect. It was peaceful, relaxing, and everything we needed for a little time away. It was close to Helen and Unicoi and the cabin was absolutely lovely.

The only small negative was the hot tub was not hot when we arrived shortly after 3. It is understandable because it had to be cleaned and drained, but it was ready a couple of hours later. As others have noted, the road was a little rough. It was doable in my Accord once I learned where the ruts were.

We loved Bear Affair, and we will absolutely be back when we need a weekend away!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cabin! Wouldn't stay with more than 2 adults.

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient and close to Helen!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

So cozy and comfy. Most peaceful getaway ever

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This has got to be the most beautiful and perfect cabin for a couples getaway. Very clean and the hot tub is perfect!! Cant wait to be able to go back again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Innsbrook Gulf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Helen, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers.


Rates & Availability

Helen Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Solar Eclipse
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Octoberfest 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years Eve/Day 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Feb 14 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 14 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
New Years Eve
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Prop. Damage Ins. $25
Cleaning $65
Tax Rate 15.0%

SECURITY DEPOSIT - $50 purchases property damage protection and is not refundable.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Pets are not allowed
Smoking is not allowed

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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