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.

Take Advantage Of Helen and North Georgia's Many Unique Shopping Opportunities…

Pottery, Soap, Antiques, Imports, Babyland...

No matter your desires Helen and North Georgia are bound to have something that will tweak you interest and provide you with an enjoyable shopping experience.  There are many different specialty shops specializing in almost everything you might be interested in from pottery and antiques to Babyland General and Scarlet O'Hare, many within walking distance or just a short drive.  Here are a few to get you started:


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Old Sautee Store

Here at the Old Sautee Store, founded in 1872, we continue the long tradition of good olde country hospitality. We believe that when you visit us online or in the store you deserve the kind of hearty welcome that just came naturally to folks when times were a little simpler, the merchandise was quality, and above all useful....MORE DETAILS


Mark of the Potter

The Mark of the Potter is the oldest craft shop in the same location in Georgia.  For almost 45 years now we have endeavered to provide the best functional stoneware by our own potters and from some specially selected potters around the southeast and U.S.A.  We have a pretty cool staff here at Mark of the Potter to look after the place, answer your questions and help you find what you need...MORE DETAILS


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The Gourd Place

Come tour our gourd museum, retail shops, and beautiful grounds. Buildings are handicap-accessible. Located five miles from Helen in the mountains of beautiful northeast Georgia, we're the oldest retail gourdcrafting business in the United States!...MORE DETAILS

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The Christmas Shoppe

Specializing in local artisan ornaments, Lava Candles; Various Collegiate Ornaments; Lenox Tea Pots; Department 56 Snow Babies; Department 56 Bubble Lights; Fitz and Floyd; Large Selection of German and European Made Christmas Ornaments; ChrisThomas Nativities and Figurines; Steinbach Nutcrackers, Russian Hand Carved/Hand Painted Santa and Father Frost and Matryoshka Dolls (Nesting Dolls); Charming Tails; Snow Globes; Christmas Flags plus much, much more...MORE DETAILS

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Babyland General Hospital

Home of the Cabbage Patch Kids!!  Pack the ‘Kids™ up for a trip to the new BabyLand General® Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia, voted one of the Travel Channel’s Top Ten Toylands. Beautifully situated on 650 acres in the North Georgia Mountains, this Southern Style home filled with Cabbage Patch Kids will capture the imagination of your entire family. ADMISSION IS FREE.....MORE DETAILS

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Lindenhaus Imports 

We're happy you came to Lindenhaus Imports, a great little store in the great little town of Helen GA. Have questions about an item or its price? Contact our store at 706-878-2357, James at 706-968-4358, or email us at hello@lindenhausimports.com For 16 years we have carried quality goods from around the world and hope to help you build some memories. See our site news for upcoming events...MORE DETAILS


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Scarlett's Secret (Gone with the Wind Collectibles)

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 Scarlett's Secret is located in a large, 2 story "Plantation" style home in the beautiful Nacoochee Valley of   North Georgia. The museum is furnished in the period of Gone With the Wind, and contains many, many items of memorabilia related to the movie and the Civil War.Call 706-878-1028....MORE DETAIL


The Willows Pottery 

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians, The Willows Pottery is a working studio and gallery featuring handmade stoneware pottery.  We are located only a half mile south of Helen, Georgia, in Historic Nacoochee Village.  They make decorative and functional pieces, and we offer a variety of pottery including dinnerware sets, serving pieces, accessories and custom vessel sinks...MORE DETAILS


Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen

Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen is a pleasant surprise right in the middle of the Alpine Village of Helen, Georgia. In a village where one might expect typical tourist fare, there is a remarkable candy kitchen that produces some of the finest candy in Georgia. Rising from the most humble of beginnings in 1973, Hansel & Gretel has established itself as a serious manufacturer of incredibly delicious chocolates, the best peanut and pecan brittle you've ever tasted, and more than 100 other candies. From its start as a 234-square-foot candy shop in 1973, Hansel & Gretel has grown into a 5,000 square-foot retail/production facility...MORE DETAIL


Jolly's Toys

Jolly's Toys has been in business for 35 years. It all started with Jolly and her father, wanting to make furniture and later converting to all American, wooden toys. We pride ourselves in having as many toys made in the USA as possible. So many toys are made in China, which doesn't help small business owners like us, and it means so much to us that customers continue visiting! We also have toys made in Germany and Russia. We are always so ecstatic to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Even if your intention isn't to buy anything, just come and look around. You may see something you like...MORE DETAIL


The Glassblowing Shop

In the middle of this quaint alpine village is our Glassblowing Shop. Our master Glassblower, Scott Warner, a fourth generation "flameworker", is always ready to provide an educational, as well as informational, demonstration showing his glass sculpturing techniques for all to enjoy. Come visit our unique shop and enjoy the beauty both inside and out! We encourage intelligent touching and of course, children are always welcome...MORE DETAIL


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