Helendorf River Inn, Suites & Conference Center

 Alpine hotel comfort on the banks of the Chattahoochee.

Open Year-Round for your North Georgia Mountain getaway…

Welcome to the riverfront serenity of The Helendorf—tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains near the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River. Our charming Inn & Conference Center serves as a rejuvenating escape, surrounded by nature and steeped in the Bavarian Village tradition.

Make the Helendorf your riverfront escape...

Here you’ll feel pampered and relaxed in our classic hand carved or painted Bavarian accommodations, enjoy riverfront views and sweeping panoramas from private balconies. So come experience unparalleled North Georgia hospitality, Helendorf-style.

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44th Annual Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race


  • Helendorf River Inn, Suites & Conference Center 33 Munich Strasse Helen, GA, 30545 United States (map)

Helendorf is your Host Hotel!

Make plans to attend and experience the 44th Annual Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race sponsored by Head Balloons, Common Sense Conservation and the Helendorf River Inn, Suites and Conference Center. Enjoy the hospitality of the Helendorf, the Headquarters and Host Hotel for the Race. Last year's event was great and this year's will be bigger and better!  Race competitors and local flyers will take to the sky at 7 am on June 1, 2017. If the weather conditions are too windy or storms are forecast, the take off will be postponed until conditions are acceptable.

While the competition to the Atlantic continues, other balloonists compete in local events beginning Thursday evening around 6 pm.  Local flying events will take place also on Friday and Saturday. The balloons will fly around 7:00 am & 6:30 pm each day (weather permitting). Balloons will only fly for approx. 1 to 2 hours. You can join in the action too! There will be opportunities available to the public; assisting with the inflations, being a part of a chase crew, taking a tethered ride in a balloon or a champagne flight over the mountains.  Be sure and bring your cameras for special moments.  

Be sure and check out www.HelenBalloon.com or go to the Helen Balloon Facebook page.

Earlier Event: May 27
Bavarianfest 2017

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