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A Girls Weekend in Helen GA!

All images ©Jennifer Collins Photography unless otherwise noted.

Who doesn't love a fun getaway with your girlfriends? I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a fun, relaxing, and adventurous getaway with some lovely ladies to a very interesting little town. Helen GA was quite an adventure! This little German inspired town with a population of around 542, is located in northern Georgia along theChattahoochie River. 

Our home away from home was this cozy little cabin by Cabin Rentals of Helen . We had a sweet little studio cabin with a full kitchen. A large front porch with hot tub gave way for amazing relaxation surrounded by the beautiful forest!

Let's Eat!
Helen is full of fun and interesting places to eat! Everything from pub dining to German inspired eating! There are so many amazing places here and I can't wait to get back to try more! Here are a few places we dined that I highly recommend trying! 

Breakfast: Hofers Bakery & Cafe 
German eatery & bakery serving comfort fare, cakes & more in an alpine–style space with a patio.

Riverfront pub serving American & German fare & beers galore in casual surrounds with outdoor seats.

Big Daddy's Restaurant & Pub
An American fare bar & grill with sports TV & live entertainment on weekends.

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Biergarten: King Ludwig Biergarten 
Located in the heart of Helen on Main St. Great place to grab an evening drink before calling it a night. Outdoor seating with live entertainment, they offer a variety of cocktails, beers, wines, & hard liquor!

Let the Adventures Begin!

There are so many outdoor adventures in Helen! Here are a few of our highlights...

Exploring the town:

Go River Tubing!
We chose Cool River Tubing for our adventure! We chose the 2 hour trip for $8. 
A few pieces of advice I learned from this adventure:
• Pay for the stick!! Trust me on this one!
• Get a waterproof bag for your cell if you decide to bring it.
• You will get wet... and you may lose your flip flops!
We had so much fun with this trip down the river. 

Hiking Chattahoochie National Forest to Raven Cliff Falls:
This is a 4.9 round trip moderate hike through Chattahoochie Nat'l Forest along a waterfall filled trail. 

Wine Tasting!

Again, there are many amazing wineries near Helen. We chose the amazing Cottage Vineyard & Winery. Located on 29 acres surrounded by amazing mountain views with indoor & outdoor seating. We enjoyed an indoor tasting of many delicious wines before heading outside for some relaxation with amazing views. And PS- their frozen wine is to die for!

Have you visited the town of Helen GA? What would you recommend I try next time?


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