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.

Outdoor escape and adventures await you in Helen Georgia to suit your every need…

 Lace up those hiking boots, waders, shorts...

You have been working hard every day, seeing the same old high-rise buildings and familiar places you see everyday. But deep down you long for more out of life. You long for adventure and to see new places;; like the mountains of North Georgia, where there is a treasure trove of fun-filled activities to create life-long memories. 

The Helendorf has your your special hiker rates...

All you need to do is lock-up the office, load-up the car and head out for a Georgia vacation in beautiful getaways like the Bavarian town of Alpine Helen, GA where adventure awaits along the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway which winds through the incredibly scenic Chattahoochee National Forest. 


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Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine.  The Helendorf offers a special hiker rate for hot showers and food. Trail passes closest to Helen at Hog Pen Gap and Unicoi Gap...MORE DETAILS


Dukes Creek Falls

Dukes Creek Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile round-trip hike in a series of three switchbacks that lead down to falls on Davis Creek at its confluence with Dukes Creek. There are water cascades on Dukes Creek. Originally, the trail dropped in a series of switchbacks directly from the parking lot. In 1996 the Forest Service constructed a trail to view the falls from the ridge. The end of this ADA trail now serves as the start of the switchbacks to the falls. The old trail is occasionally visible...MORE DETAILS


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Unicoi Outfitters

North Georgia's fly fishing specialists. We operate the oldest full service fly fishing shop and guide service in all of North Georgia. We are an Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Outfitter and our shop is located on the Chattahoochee River near alpine Helen, Georgia and offers guide services, regional fishing information, and fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout and brown trout in privately-owned waters including the exclusive 1.5 mile section of the Chattahoochee River at Nacoochee Bend and other sites...MORE DETAILS

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Wildwood Outfitters

Wildwood Outfitters has been providing groups, families, and individuals fun adventures since 1972. Let our staff help you decide which trip is right for you or select from the options below...MORE DETAILS

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Scenic 197

Offers an exciting array of outdoor fun. Just taking a drive along the famed scenic highway offers a wealth of natural beauty to be enjoyed, plus make fun stops all along the way. Visit Moccasin Creek State Park, take in lovely Lake Burton or experience North Georgia’s famed trout fishing on the Soque River...MORE DETAILS

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Anna Ruby Falls

Just north of the Alpine village of Helen, Anna Ruby Falls is adjacent to Unicoi State Park. Part of the 1600 acre Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area, the waterfalls are named for the daughter of John H. Nichols, a wealthy White County resident who owned much of the land in the vicinity. Although the stories of the discovery of Anna Ruby Falls vary, one frequently circulated myth is that Nichols found them while riding shortly after the death of his wife and child...MORE DETAILS

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Unicoi State Park

Nestled in the north Georgia mountains just outside Helen, Unicoi is one of Georgia’s most beloved state parks. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy hiking and mountain biking on scenic mountain trails, including an easy lake loop, challenging trek to Anna Ruby Falls, pretty three-mile trail to downtown Helen and rugged 8-mile singletrack for bikers. The cool mountain lake offers a swimming beach and canoe rental during summer...MORE DETAIL


Richard Russell Scenic Highway

Surrounded by the beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest, this 40.6-mile national byway winds through the valleys and mountain gaps of the southern Appalachians in Georgia. From the vistas atop Brasstown Bald to the cooling mists of waterfalls, scenic wonders fill this region. Hike the Appalachian Trail or fish in a cool mountain stream. Enjoy spectacular views of the mountains and piedmont. Several scenic overlooks and interpretive signs are features of this route...MORE DETAIL


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