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Popular amenities for Helen vacation rentals

Stay near Helen's top sights

Unicoi State Park & Lodge75 locals recommend
Cool River Tubing87 locals recommend
Georgia Mountain Coaster62 locals recommend
The Troll Tavern32 locals recommend
Helen Oktoberfest21 locals recommend
Bigg Daddys Restaurant & Tavern81 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Helen

  • Total rentals

    370 properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $50 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    17K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    230 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    100 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    70 properties have a pool

Your guide to Helen


In the 1960s, a group of enterprising residents transformed this then-struggling mill town in the Blue Ridge Mountains into a traditional Alpine-inspired village in a bid to attract visitors. It paid off. Today, the unexpected mix of sights—fairytale buildings and cobblestone paths, artisan pottery studios and Bavarian-style beer gardens—has helped make Helen one of the state’s most-visited towns. Its prime location doesn’t hurt, either: It’s within easy reach of north Georgia’s wine country and untouched wilderness. Hike to nearby waterfalls, shoot across Unicoi State Park on a zipline, or just tube through town on the Chattahoochee River before breaking for beers and brats, or returning to cozy up in your cabin rental.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Helen

Helen’s mild climate makes it a year-round getaway. Expect highs in the 60-and 70-degree (Fahrenheit) range in the spring and fall, 80s in the summer, and 50s in the winter. Whatever time of year you visit, pack a jacket as evenings can dip in temperature, and an umbrella for surprise (though typically brief) rain showers, along with appropriate outdoor shoes and gear.

Top things to do in Helen

Anna Ruby Falls

Reachable by a half-mile-long paved path in the Chattahoochee National Forest, this pair of waterfalls delivers a thunderous payoff without a lot of sweat. From the waterfalls, take the interpretive Lion’s Eye Trail to learn about the park’s ecosystem (the path is fully accessible, with signs also in braille), or try the more challenging Smith Creek Trail (9 miles roundtrip). Parking is limited near the entry to the falls, so try to arrive by the park’s opening at 10 a.m. during the peak season.

Chattahoochee River

From May to September, floating down the river in an inner tube (aka “shooting the Hooch”) is a peak Helen experience. Local outfitters rent inner tubes and offer pickup and dropoff services for a float that lasts 1 to 2.5 hours.

Sautee Nacoochee Center

This 8.5-acre cultural center gives you a full picture of Helen’s past, with galleries and sites dedicated to local Native and African American history, folk pottery, and gold mining. Or take a deep, restorative breath in the Native Peace garden.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals near Helen's top attractions?

    You're in luck! Stay at the heart of it all with our vacation rentals near Helen's top attractions. We offer over 1,320 vacation rentals near Bigg Daddys Restaurant & Tavern, over 1,320 vacation rentals near Helen Tubing & Waterpark, and over 1,190 vacation rentals near Betty''s Country Store, and so much more! Experience the best of Helen right on your doorstep.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Helen?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 180 vacation rentals in Helen featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Helen?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Helen. Choose from more than 100 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there Helen vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 70 vacation homes with pools in Helen, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Helen?

    Helen has more than 230 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • How much does it cost to stay in townhouse rentals in Helen?

    Experience the best of Helen with our townhouse rentals, starting at about $100 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do condo rentals in Helen have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 20 condo rentals with self check-in in Helen. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do townhouse rentals in Helen have wifi?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 townhouse rentals with wifi in Helen. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do cabin rentals in Helen have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 50 cabin rentals with a bbq area in Helen. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • What are the most popular amenities for Apartment Rentals in Helen?

    Enhance your stay in our Apartment Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 10 homes with self check-in, over 50 homes with wifi, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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