Enjoy a taste of Bavaria (and then some)
                —right here in Helen, Georgia.

American owned and Army family operated for over 45 years.


Whether you’re looking for a family vacation place, meeting space or a party venue, The Helendorf is ideal. Our lodging and meeting facilities have hosted everything from weddings and reunions, to mountain bike clubs and sports car rallies, to groups of all kinds. Even your pets have a place here!

Celebrating its forty-fifth year as a mountain community hotel with a Bavarian flourish, the Helendorf offers access to a wide array of attractions—ranging from Native American burial sites, to wineries, to 200+ specialty and import shops offering everything from candle making to cuckoo clocks.

Unparalleled outdoor adventure

The Helendorf Inn is surrounded by National Forest and State Parks, so outdoor lovers have lots to enjoy here, as well. River rafting, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, hunting and waterfall-watching are just a few of the activities available.

And, the Helendorf Inn is located right next to the Festhalle, where we celebrate Oktoberfest, Bavarian Nights of Summer, 4th of July activities, the Hogpen Hill Climb Foot race and the legendary Hot Air Balloon Race. Here at the Helendorf, there’s always something “Wunderbar” to do!

Helen sponsors year-round events including a Trout Tournament, canoeing and rafting, Hot Air Balloon Festival, fireworks, Oktoberfest (Sept. Oct., Nov.), The Christmas lighting spectacle "Alpenlights", and Volksmarch which includes the Christmas walk "Alpine Stroll" and The spring Walk "A Walk in the Woods".