Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Helen, GA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including kitchens and WiFi. Prices start at $112 per night, and cabins and cottages are popular options for a stay in Helen. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Adventure, culture, and tradition near Helen vacation homes

From outdoor adventures in the hills and waters to cultural experiences at local vineyards and heritage sites, Helen is a diverse, vibrant area that attracts a variety of travelers. Quaint shops, cobblestone streets, and artisan tours give you a taste of Bavaria in small-town Georgia, all against the backdrop of the beautiful countryside. Vacation home rentals put you in easy access to all that this area has to offer.

History

History and heritage in Helen

Helen is filled with interesting sites and museums that celebrate different aspects of its unique history. Vacation homes are available near such attractions as the Hardman Farm Historic Site, a 19th-century estate with an Italianate mansion, Native American burial mound, and nature trails, and Helen Arts & Heritage Center, an art gallery and history museum within a Bavarian-style building. The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, which has displays of traditional pottery from the region, and the Nacoochee Indian Mound, an archaeological site with remnants of the South Appalachian Mississippian culture, are also musts for history buffs.

Things to do

Indoor and outdoor fun surrounding vacation rentals in Helen

Though Helen may have a laid-back vibe to get you in touch with nature, there’s a lot more to this area than just the outdoors. Families are sure to enjoy Helen Tubing & Waterpark, an aquatic fun center with tubing trips down the Chattahoochee River, or the Smithgall Woods State Park, a huge preserve with diverse wildlife, nature trails, and a trout stream for catch-and-release fishing. Dukes Creek offers a moderate hiking trail to a glistening waterfall with stunning views of Mount Yonah, making it a must-see for nature lovers. Charlemagne’s Kingdom, a model railroad with a Germanic theme and miniature villages, is fun for kids and adults alike.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Helen

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like hiking and innertubing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Helen has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Helen Waterpark (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Smithgall Woods State Park (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Dukes Creek Falls Trail (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Yonah Mountain Trailhead (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Serenity Cellars (5 mi / 8.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Helen

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Helen is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Unicoi Hill Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Unicoi State Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Raven Cliffs Falls (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Anna Ruby Falls (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Anna Ruby Falls (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Vogel State Park (11.8 mi / 19 km)
Getting around

Getting around Helen

Though traveling to and from vacation homes or cabin rentals in Helen can be done with public transportation or rental cars, there are also some unique ways to get around Helen and see the sights with an unforgettable perspective. Horse-drawn carriage rides are a popular way to travel the cobblestone streets, and views of the countryside and forest are spectacular from horseback. You could also get a bird’s-eye view of the city and distant Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains with an exciting hot-air balloon ride.

Food and drink

Best cuisine in Helen

The variety of Helen restaurants gives you a chance to try something new and exciting or indulge in an old favorite with a novel twist. Authentic Bavarian dining is abundant in Helen, offering such staples as schnitzel, sausage, pretzels, craft brews, and much more, but it also has an assortment of other restaurant and eatery options to suit everyone’s taste. From high-end sophistication in formal restaurants to traditional comfort in cozy, casual eateries, Helen restaurants can satisfy your desire for local favorites or cosmopolitan cuisine, all within reach of your summer rental.

Essential info

Key facts for stays in Helen vacation home rentals

Helen has a small population of only 430 residents spanning 2.1 square miles, though crime is higher here than in many other cities. It’s important to exercise caution with your valuables in your car or summer rental and take precautions when traveling to unfamiliar areas, especially at night. The area is serviced by the Helen Police Department, and many hospitals and clinics are available for medical care. In the event of an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

How many vacation rentals are available around Helen, GA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 792 vacation rentals around Helen. From 484 cabin rentals to 484 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Helen?

Nestle yourself and your pals in a lofty rental property and be ready for stunning sunrises, excellent stargazing and a whole lot of fresh air. Vrbo has no less than 326 mountain rental properties available. Open to more suggestions? Vrbo has loads more property options to look through, including:

  • 138 mountainside vacation rentals.
  • 131 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 130 rural vacation rentals.

Can I stay in Helen in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tough finding time to meet up with your relatives and friends. A trip away is an excellent opportunity to reunite and unwind. If you were hoping to stay together, Vrbo has options to suit. At the moment, cabin vacation homes are the latest thing for big groups of travelers here, and you'll find 113 featured on our database. If you're wanting to stay in a big group, the property options that are suitable for you include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 380 vacation homes suited to that size. Book a night for as little as $78.
  • Looking for a place for 8 people? We have 246 that will serve you well. You can get one for as little as $99 per night.
  • Seeking out vacation rentals suitable for 10 guests? You'll be thrilled to learn we have 126 that'll be perfect. You can grab one from just $135 per night.

You and all your buddies will be well catered to when you book your Helen escape with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Helen?

Vrbo has an assortment of fantastic cost-effective rentals. Treat your crew to some wining and dining or stay a few extra nights with all the cash you have left over. Chatuge Village is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 13 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $88 a night, you can see why. There are another 10 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Screamer Mountain. The average price in this area is $112 per night.

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