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The Best Things to Do in Helen and the North Georgia Mountains

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Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, the village of Helen is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers.  No matter what kind of vacation you are looking to have during your stay at one of our cabin rentals, we guarantee that there are things in Helen, GA for everyone to enjoy.  Whether you’re looking to explore the outdoors; our beautiful waterfalls, state parks and scenic vistas that offer hundreds of opportunities to discover the natural beauty of the region; or enjoy an afternoon of shopping and delicious restaurants, or a visit to one of our many wineries, Helen, GA attractions are never ending.  Here is a list of just some of our personal favorite things to do in North Georgia that you absolutely must add to your itinerary!

11/23 - Annual Lighting of the Village - Downtown Helen   11/30-12/15 - Victorian Christmas - Hardman Farms  12/1 - Christkindlmarkt - Downtown Helen   12/1 - Christmas in the Mountains Celebration & Parade - Cleveland Square   12/8 - Annual Christmas Parade - Downtown Helen   12/15 - Cave Dinner - Yonah Mountain Vineyard   1/19-1/21 - Winter Wine Passport - Unicoi Wine Trail  

Georgia Wine Tours & Festivals

Come taste a perfect day in Georgia. Attend one of our many annual wine festivals, or experience private chauffeured wine tasting tours. There are few things in life more refreshing than a luxury wine tour of our beautiful vineyards offering award winning wines. If you plan to visit more than one winery a day, hire a service to allow you to fully savor the experience.

Most of our wineries offer wine and food pairings you may want to include on your itinerary. Enjoy scrumptious local cuisine with a spectacular view of the vineyards. A wine tasting tour is sure to be a memorable experience!

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

The Sautee Nacoochee Indian Mound at Hardman Farm is perhaps the best known feature of Hardman Farm, located just south of Helen in White County. The gazebo-topped mound and cow pasture is a favorite landmark in north Georgia with exceptional ties to Native American history. Things to do: Helen to Hardman Trail, Guided and Self Directed Tours, Seasonal Events including the Georgia`s Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine and Art Festival, Visitor Center, Gift Shop

Waterfalls in Georgia

There are several outstanding waterfalls in Georgia and in the areas surrounding Alpine Helen GA. Georgia waterfalls offer you the perfect excuse to get out into our beautiful mountains and experience the wonders of nature. Take a look at the list below for some of the best waterfalls in Georgia.

Dining Guide to Helen, Ga

There are many wonderful restaurants in Alpine Helen GA. From casual burgers to fine European inspired cuisine, Helen GA restaurants offer a wide variety of culinary experiences. And of course, authentic German!

Music, Dance and the Arts in the Mountains

Bluegrass Festivals, Contra Dancing, Live Music, Arts and Crafts. Come check out the work of our local artisans and the rich cultural heritage in the Mountains! There is plenty to discover in Helen, Ga.

Specialty Shopping in Helen, GA

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in Helen, GA. Visit one of our many specialty shops for unique finds, souvenirs, and other treasures.

Hiking, Biking, Horseback Riding

Experience the outdoors and go hiking in Georgia! Visit one of the many Georgia parks, take a horseback ride and more all in Helen, GA!

State Parks and National Forests

Plan a visit to a State Park during your Helen, Ga getaway. Experience beautiful waterfalls and trails, or go fishing and swimming in the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains.

Fishing the Rivers of North Ga

Dreaming of pulling a trophy rainbow trout out of North Georgia mountain river? Check below for guide services and regional fishing information.

North Georgia Golf Courses

Reserve a tee time and experience some of the most beautiful North Georgia golf courses during your stay at our cabin rentals. North Georgia golf courses are surrounded by the majestic beauty of mountains and terrain. Take in an invigorating 18 holes of golf on Innsbruck`s championship course, and receive an excellent golf package as a guest of Pinnacle while staying at any of our Innsbruck properties!

Sautee Nacoochee

Located 5 miles southeast of Alpine Helen, Sautee Nacoochee is home to a unique collection of shops, history, art, music, theater, a coffee shop, winery, restaurants, and some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.

Destination Wedding Planner

Let Pinnacle Cabin Rentals provide you and your guests with the perfect place to stay for your very special day!

Whether it’s for gorgeous mountain views that will take your breath away,  you are planning a romantic elopement, or you wish to host a grand wedding celebration, Pinnacle can help create the perfect ambiance for you, your family and friends!  Our luxury cabins are the ideal spot to unwind, relax, and create memories to cherish for a lifetime...
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Why get married in Helen and the North Georgia Mountains?

Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful events of your life, but the big day you’ll remember forever does not have to be. If you have ever visited Helen, you know this little vacation village is a popular place to escape the busy and stressful life of the city.  Located an hour and a half from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, the city of Helen and the surrounding areas offer beautiful and tranquil North Georgia wedding venues that are hard to find anywhere else.  You’ve always dreamed of your perfect wedding taking place under beautiful waterfalls. You’ve often thought how amazing your wedding would be in a gorgeous vineyard under a colorful sunset. And having a good old-fashioned wedding in a barn with all your friends and family has been near the top of your list. Whether it is a formal or informal affair you’re dreaming of, Helen, GA weddings are some of the most beautiful weddings in Georgia. Not to mention, Helen’s surrounding mountains and rural locations offer a beautiful backdrop and scenery for your special day. And for extra specials wedding memories, at the end of this special day, stay in a fully equipped luxury cabin rental with Pinnacle Cabin Rentals. Call today. Book your next year’s wedding cabin by December 1 and save. (706) 754-2533