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.

Explore Helens Dining Options…

German, American, Mexican, Schnitzel, Steaks...

No matter your tastes Helen is bound to have something that you will enjoy for your dining pleasure.  There are restaurants the specialize in German, American, Mexican and Italian cuisine, most with in walking distance of the Helendorf.  Here are a few to get you started:


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Cafe International

This quaint café is immediately adjacent to the Helendorf and serves fresh salads, flavorful entrees, and delectable desserts. The capable staff makes every meal a joy, and outdoor dining on the deck guarantees beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River. If the weather doesn't cooperate, a cozy indoor dining room more than accommodates hungry diners. 8546 S Main St, Helen 30545 • 706-878-3102


Bodensee

This beautiful alpine city in the North Georgia mountains transports you to the German Alps. Relax with us for a quick delicious lunch or enjoy a fine evening of dining with the family. Located in the center of Helen, we offer a wide variety of German foods for any taste. Open for lunch and dinner featuring Chef Aurel Prodan's culinary specialties. Our staff is here to serve you and your family!....MORE DETAILS


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Bigg Daddys

Classic American fare with something for every guest. Besure and and try the Waffle's and Wiz, and even add bacon and jalapeno.....MORE DETAILS

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Hofer's Bakery and Cafe

This pleasant eatery was opened in the early '90s by Horst and Gerda Hofer, who wanted to showcase traditional German items. The authentic bakery has established a great demand for its mouth-watering cakes, pies, breads, and doughnuts. They're especially good when paired with fragrant coffee drinks. The cafe also serves tasty sandwiches and light entrees, perfect for lunch or a mid-afternoon snack. A casual ambiance pervades the place, and gift items are for sale. 8758 N Main St, Helen 30545 • 800-525-4964....MORE DETAILS

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Paul's Restaurant & Lounge

Paul's is located across Main Street from the Helendorf and is well-regarded for its seared steaks, cooked to perfection. Casual atmosphere and a friendly staff conspire to create a cozy environment where folks can enjoy cocktails, a meal, and some welcome conversation. Enjoy a steak or chop, and get the full culinary effect with choice side items and drinks.
8537 Main St, Helen 30545 • 706-878-2468....MORE DETAILS

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Hayloft Tavern & Grill

Designed to look like a German homestead or farmhouse, this restaurant serves American-Continental fare and is a top choice for a filling dinner and drinks. Cooked-to-order steaks and ribs offer substantial goodness, and fresh mountain trout is a local treat. Hayloft serves dinner each night until 11pm, and outdoor seating is a boon on warm evenings. The popular restaurant also hosts live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. 69 Tannen Weg, Helen 30545 • 706-878-2440....MORE DETAILS

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North Georgia Barbecue 

If Bavarian cuisine isn't what you had in mind when you headed out this morning, be sure to keep this red-roofed roadsider in mind. Why? Well, for starters, their delicious slow-cooked barbecue is revered far and wide as some of the best eating in White County. Best of all, the prices won't empty your family's coffers, leaving ya'll free to enjoy the shopping and sights in and around Helen. 663 Brucken Strauss St., Helen 30545 • 706-878-5753.


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Old Bavaria Restaurant

Centrally located on Helen's quaintly named Horse and Ducky Platz, this festive restaurant serves American and German favorites in a casual, friendly environment. Choose from such traditional offerings as schnitzel, sauerbraten, and sausages, or try just-caught trout for a dose of local flavor. Finish things off with a delectable dessert, made fresh daily. Event and meeting rooms are available, and there's even an accordion player that graces the restaurant during Oktoberfest. 8619 Main St N Horse and Ducky Platz, Helen 30545 • 706-878-3729...MORE DETAIL


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Hofbrauhaus Restaurant & Lounge 

This cozy establishment is a great choice when you want to enjoy frothy beers, rustic ambience and traditional German fare. In the dining room, steak, sausage and vegetable entrees are served alongside delicious side dishes. The lounge, meanwhile, is a nice place to relax, drink in hand, and watch as the river flows past. Helen is already a laid-back family town, but the friendly people at Haufbrau make for an especially fun evening out. An outdoor deck is available when the weather's warm. 1 Main St Hofbrau Riverfront Hotel, Helen 30545 • 706-878-2248


Mully's Nacoochee Grill

This much-favored restaurant occupies a turn-of-the-century farmhouse just south of Helen. The place's specialties are "live fire" grilled entrees. Infused with aromatic wood flavor, dishes include fresh seafood, steaks, ribs, and chops. Try grilled shrimp or a double-cut pork chop, or indulge in roasted duck, cornmeal-dusted trout, or veal meatloaf. Homemade desserts and laid-back ambiance round out a pleasurable meal. 7277 S Main St Nacoochee Village, Helen 30545 • 706-878-8020...MORE DETAIL


La Cabana Express

La Cabana Express is located in the Shoppes of the Helendorf on Helen, Georgia’s Main Street. The Valdez family established La Cabana to provide authentic Mexican food served in a casual atmosphere. Try all the fantastic Nachos, Fajitas, Carnitas, Tacos, Carne Asada, Camarones ala Diabloand and moer more—no food too hot to eat! View or download a La Cabana Express menu.


Cowboys & Angels

This much-favored restaurant occupies a turn-of-the-century farmhouse just south of Helen. The place's specialties are "live fire" grilled entrees. Infused with aromatic wood flavor, dishes include fresh seafood, steaks, ribs, and chops. Try grilled shrimp or a double-cut pork chop, or indulge in roasted duck, cornmeal-dusted trout, or veal meatloaf. Homemade desserts and laid-back ambiance round out a pleasurable meal. 7277 S Main St Nacoochee Village, Helen 30545 • 706-878-8020...MORE DETAIL


Spice 55

Spice 55 is a Thai Style & Sushi Fine Dining Restaurant located in Helen, Ga. We’re family friendly and kid friendly. We serve lunch and dinner daily and even have outdoor seating available. Whether you like it hot and spicy or mild and sweet, you're sure to find something that will hit the spot when you take in a meal here. Find out for yourself why so many people are going crazy about the food at Spice 55.

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