Helen & Sautee Guidebook

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Helen & Sautee Guidebook

City/town information

Helen is a mountain town in northeast Georgia. It's known for its vineyards and Bavarian-style buildings. Unicoi State Park offers a lake and campsites. Trails run through the Chattahoochee National Forest to the Anna Ruby and Raven Cliff waterfalls. In Smithgall Woods State Park, Dukes Creek is known for trout. Hardman Farm State Historic Site includes an 1870 homestead and the Nacoochee Indian Mound burial site.
232 locals recommend
Helen
232 locals recommend
Helen is a mountain town in northeast Georgia. It's known for its vineyards and Bavarian-style buildings. Unicoi State Park offers a lake and campsites. Trails run through the Chattahoochee National Forest to the Anna Ruby and Raven Cliff waterfalls. In Smithgall Woods State Park, Dukes Creek is known for trout. Hardman Farm State Historic Site includes an 1870 homestead and the Nacoochee Indian Mound burial site.

Watersports

Visit Helen Tubing & Waterpark for a lazy ride down the river and a fun filled day at the waterpark!
30 locals recommend
Helen Tubing & Waterpark
222 Edelweiss Strasse
30 locals recommend
Visit Helen Tubing & Waterpark for a lazy ride down the river and a fun filled day at the waterpark!

Food scene

Great food, atmosphere, and music. Mully will make you feel at home when he comes by your table. The food will keep you coming back for more!
18 locals recommend
Mully's Nacoochee Grill
7277 South Main Street
18 locals recommend
Great food, atmosphere, and music. Mully will make you feel at home when he comes by your table. The food will keep you coming back for more!
Best pizza in town! Grab a table or sit at the bar. Nacoochee Village Tavern is a great place to eat in or take out.
22 locals recommend
Nacoochee Village Tavern & Pizzeria
7275 South Main Street
22 locals recommend
Best pizza in town! Grab a table or sit at the bar. Nacoochee Village Tavern is a great place to eat in or take out.
Perfect place to come in and watch the game on Saturday afternoon. Always packed during football season. They also have a spacious deck for outdoor dining that is heated during the winter months.
28 locals recommend
Bigg Daddys Restaurant & Tavern
807 Edelweiss Strasse
28 locals recommend
Perfect place to come in and watch the game on Saturday afternoon. Always packed during football season. They also have a spacious deck for outdoor dining that is heated during the winter months.
Paul's is a tourist favorite right on the river in downtown Helen.
8 locals recommend
Paul's Steakhouse
8537 S Main St
8 locals recommend
Paul's is a tourist favorite right on the river in downtown Helen.
Great place to eat in the middle of Helen. Cowboys & Angels features steak & seafood as well as excellent appetizers.
17 locals recommend
Cowboys & Angels Restaurant
60 Chattahoochee Strasse
17 locals recommend
Great place to eat in the middle of Helen. Cowboys & Angels features steak & seafood as well as excellent appetizers.
Familiar German eats like schnitzel & goulash in an elaborate building with a patio & beer garden.
The Heidelberg
8660 N Main St
Familiar German eats like schnitzel & goulash in an elaborate building with a patio & beer garden.
the Dugout is a great little sports bar tto grab a bite to eat and watch the game on TV. eat at the bar, grab a table inside, or sit outside on the deck. located a little bit outside of Helen, The Dugoit is an excellent choice if you want to avoid the traffic of Helen.
The Dugout Sports Bar and Grill
6725 Georgia 17
the Dugout is a great little sports bar tto grab a bite to eat and watch the game on TV. eat at the bar, grab a table inside, or sit outside on the deck. located a little bit outside of Helen, The Dugoit is an excellent choice if you want to avoid the traffic of Helen.

Outdoor Adventure

Take your adventure to the extreme! Experience the North Georgia mountains while zipping from tree to tree with their certified guides.After a 10 minute ride along old logging roads, zip tree to tree on our basic and most popular tour. This package includes a series of zip lines through the forest starting low and slow then gradually building up. Highest platform is 70 feet.
12 locals recommend
Nacoochee Adventures
7019 S Main St
12 locals recommend
Take your adventure to the extreme! Experience the North Georgia mountains while zipping from tree to tree with their certified guides.After a 10 minute ride along old logging roads, zip tree to tree on our basic and most popular tour. This package includes a series of zip lines through the forest starting low and slow then gradually building up. Highest platform is 70 feet.
Zipline through Unicoi State Park. Excellent adventure for the whole family!
Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures at Unicoi
1788 GA-356
Zipline through Unicoi State Park. Excellent adventure for the whole family!
Helen's newest thrilling attraction! Located right next to Paul's, the Georgia Mountain Coaster has quickly become a must for visitors to Helen.
20 locals recommend
Georgia Mountain Coaster
8409 South Main Street
20 locals recommend
Helen's newest thrilling attraction! Located right next to Paul's, the Georgia Mountain Coaster has quickly become a must for visitors to Helen.

Wineries

Family-owned enterprise with wine tastings, plus a shop stocking globally sourced gourmet foods.
17 locals recommend
Habersham Winery
7025 South Main Street
17 locals recommend
Family-owned enterprise with wine tastings, plus a shop stocking globally sourced gourmet foods.
Yonah Mountain Vineyards is a two-hundred acre family winery located on the southeastern base of iconic Yonah Mountain.
28 locals recommend
Yonah Mountain Vineyards
1717 Georgia 255
28 locals recommend
Yonah Mountain Vineyards is a two-hundred acre family winery located on the southeastern base of iconic Yonah Mountain.
The most significant nationally recognized winery and winemaker on the Dahlonega Plateau. Relax on porches overlooking the vineyards and the north Georgia mountains. Dine and enjoy paninis & hand crafted pizzas and Sunday brunch.
28 locals recommend
Frogtown Cellars
700 Ridge Point Drive
28 locals recommend
The most significant nationally recognized winery and winemaker on the Dahlonega Plateau. Relax on porches overlooking the vineyards and the north Georgia mountains. Dine and enjoy paninis & hand crafted pizzas and Sunday brunch.
Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery is the first Georgia winery ever to win Best-in Class and double Gold medals at the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine competitions.
43 locals recommend
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery
180 Wolf Mountain Trail
43 locals recommend
Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery is the first Georgia winery ever to win Best-in Class and double Gold medals at the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles International Wine competitions.
Small, family farm winery with lots of rustic charm and southern hospitality.
24 locals recommend
Cavender Creek Vineyards
3610 Cavender Creek Road
24 locals recommend
Small, family farm winery with lots of rustic charm and southern hospitality.

Pubs, Bars, & Nightlife

Serving great food for over 15 years on the largest outdoor deck on the river, Paul's Margarita Deck in helen offers an extensive menu of American classic food and tasty margaritas daily for lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating and big screen TVs for watching your favorite sports events.
6 locals recommend
Paul's Margarita Deck
61 Ber Weg
6 locals recommend
Serving great food for over 15 years on the largest outdoor deck on the river, Paul's Margarita Deck in helen offers an extensive menu of American classic food and tasty margaritas daily for lunch and dinner. Outdoor seating and big screen TVs for watching your favorite sports events.
Veterans eat free Monday through Friday with a paying guest!
Two Tire Tavern
8735 N Main St
Veterans eat free Monday through Friday with a paying guest!
Mondays Pub
7934 South Main Street
The Hayloft has been around in Helen for years. It closed briefly, but is now open again and under new ownership. We have enjoyed the Hayloft in the past but haven't been since it reopened. Good food, bar, and entertainment.
The Hayloft Bar And Grill A Family Restaurant
69 Tannen Weg
The Hayloft has been around in Helen for years. It closed briefly, but is now open again and under new ownership. We have enjoyed the Hayloft in the past but haven't been since it reopened. Good food, bar, and entertainment.
New to Cleveland on the Helen Highway. Great local brewery.
17 locals recommend
Tantrum Brewing Company
1939 Helen Hwy
17 locals recommend
New to Cleveland on the Helen Highway. Great local brewery.

Shopping & Sightseeing

Original home of the Cabbage Patch Kids! Great place to visit with the kids and purchase a one of a kind original Cabbage Patch doll.
37 locals recommend
BabyLand General Hospital
300 NOK Dr
37 locals recommend
Original home of the Cabbage Patch Kids! Great place to visit with the kids and purchase a one of a kind original Cabbage Patch doll.
Nestled at the entrance to Skylake, a residential Nature Preserve in the North Georgia mountains, Skylake Galleries offers beautiful art, antiques, and home accessories. They feature local art as well as paintings of nationally known artists. You will also find sculpture, fine art photography, wood turned bowls, and pottery.
Skylake Galleries
122 Sautee Trail
Nestled at the entrance to Skylake, a residential Nature Preserve in the North Georgia mountains, Skylake Galleries offers beautiful art, antiques, and home accessories. They feature local art as well as paintings of nationally known artists. You will also find sculpture, fine art photography, wood turned bowls, and pottery.
The gallery connected to the pottery studio is located in a 120 year old farm house. Inside you will find potters working daily along with the work over ten artists which includes pottery, metal work, jewelry, wood and glass.
Hickory Flat Pottery
13664 GA-197
The gallery connected to the pottery studio is located in a 120 year old farm house. Inside you will find potters working daily along with the work over ten artists which includes pottery, metal work, jewelry, wood and glass.
Betty's Country Store is like stepping back in time! This is a grocery store that is untouched by corporate America. Shopping at Betty's is like being transported back to the 1950's and 60's. Entering the store from the street brings wonderful reminders of days gone by. A courtyard filled with comfortable benches and rocking chairs sprawls beneath shade trees enticing one to sit and dine, read, chat or just enjoy the soft breezes. A checkerboard, ready for play, sits atop a barrel on the sidewalk leading to the front door which is flanked on one side by a vintage Coca Cola machine. Up the concrete stairs and through a large green wooden door, visitors are welcomed by a metal pushcart stocked with bottled cokes and a variety of Stewart's flavored sodas on ice. The displays of standard grocery items and delicacies sit side by side, some in modern commercial cases and others in authentic oak refrigerators. Barrels of help-yourself snacks like yogurt covered pretzels, fresh nuts, trail mix and dried fruits lead you down an aisle to the deli section. Here shoppers find not only a treat for the nostrils, as the essence of fresh brewed coffee wafts through the air, but also a smorgasbord for the eyes as one surveys cases of fresh cheeses, baked goods and assorted meat delicacies, a display which would rival any New York deli. According to Darlene Broadway, Betty's daughter, owner and manager of the store, Betty's is known for its mid-western corn-fed Black Angus beef. "We have a reputation for our inch to inch and a half steaks and fresh pork chops," she says.
27 locals recommend
Betty's Country Store
18 Yonah Street
27 locals recommend
Betty's Country Store is like stepping back in time! This is a grocery store that is untouched by corporate America. Shopping at Betty's is like being transported back to the 1950's and 60's. Entering the store from the street brings wonderful reminders of days gone by. A courtyard filled with comfortable benches and rocking chairs sprawls beneath shade trees enticing one to sit and dine, read, chat or just enjoy the soft breezes. A checkerboard, ready for play, sits atop a barrel on the sidewalk leading to the front door which is flanked on one side by a vintage Coca Cola machine. Up the concrete stairs and through a large green wooden door, visitors are welcomed by a metal pushcart stocked with bottled cokes and a variety of Stewart's flavored sodas on ice. The displays of standard grocery items and delicacies sit side by side, some in modern commercial cases and others in authentic oak refrigerators. Barrels of help-yourself snacks like yogurt covered pretzels, fresh nuts, trail mix and dried fruits lead you down an aisle to the deli section. Here shoppers find not only a treat for the nostrils, as the essence of fresh brewed coffee wafts through the air, but also a smorgasbord for the eyes as one surveys cases of fresh cheeses, baked goods and assorted meat delicacies, a display which would rival any New York deli. According to Darlene Broadway, Betty's daughter, owner and manager of the store, Betty's is known for its mid-western corn-fed Black Angus beef. "We have a reputation for our inch to inch and a half steaks and fresh pork chops," she says.
Great place to stop for some good old Georgia boiled peanuts.
6 locals recommend
Fred's Famous Peanuts
17 Clayton Rd
6 locals recommend
Great place to stop for some good old Georgia boiled peanuts.
Creativity is alive and well in the North Georgia Mountains. For 35 years, the historic Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys have been home to a vital institution which has nurtured and supported the local community in many ways. The Sautee Nacoochee Center is the face of the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association and offers its programs not only in support of the creative arts but to bind the north Georgia community together in friendship and understanding.
17 locals recommend
Sautee Nacoochee Center
283 Georgia 255
17 locals recommend
Creativity is alive and well in the North Georgia Mountains. For 35 years, the historic Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys have been home to a vital institution which has nurtured and supported the local community in many ways. The Sautee Nacoochee Center is the face of the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association and offers its programs not only in support of the creative arts but to bind the north Georgia community together in friendship and understanding.