Helen - sometimes known as "Alpine Helen" - is a tourist town near the north-eastern border of Georgia. The town was originally a mining and timber town. The miners were attracted by the deposits of gold-bearing in the mountains while the trees of what is now the Chattahoochee National Forest formed the basis for a thriving lumber industry.
The permanent population is under 500 residents but the town, which reinvented itself in 1960s by becoming a replica of a German mountain village, is one of the major tourist attractions in Georgia.and the village can get very busy especially in the fall season.
Helen now has a whole series of festivals based on the original German ones, such as a sausage festival, a village festival and, of course, an Oktoberfest. In the winter the German festival of Fasching (Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday) is also celebrated.
Some of the attractions and events in the area can be found on our Helen Attractions page and a selection of cabins in the area can be seen below the map.
A secluded North Georgia cabin with hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, mountain view, near Chattahoochee River and Unicoi State Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains.