Charity De Souza is a Florida native and travel enthusiast. Traveling to over 50 countries abroad and residing in 6, she has a passion for exploring new cultures. While Central Florida is where she calls home, her favorite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland and watching the sunset in Morocco.
Read full bio
Best known for its Bavarian-style downtown, Helen is the perfect destination in Georgia for a family retreat or romantic getaway. Visitors of all ages are charmed by its colorfully painted wooden houses and cobblestone alleys modeled after the mountain towns in Europe, while it also offers a prime location for enjoying nature attractions. Staying in a cabin in Helen means you’ll have easy access to the nearby mountains, the iconic Ruby Falls, and lush parks for a day of outdoor adventures. Just a short drive from downtown, these are the coolest cabins in Helen, Georgia.
Located on the Chattahoochee River, this five-bedroom rental is just two blocks from downtown. Accommodating up to 10 guests, the fully equipped cabin is surrounded by oak trees and offers direct access to the river. You can walk to the shops, then retreat to this family-friendly oasis to enjoy its on-site amenities, which include a hot tub, large deck, and inviting outdoor living space. Inside, the two-story vaulted open living space offers a comfy place to relax, while the kitchen, dining, and living room overlook the river. Families can hang out in the living room with its fireplace and flat-screen TV or enjoy outdoor dining on the deck with its gas grill, dining table, umbrella, and chairs.
Seemingly plucked out of a fairytale, this charming one-bedroom cabin is picture perfect. Dubbed ‘Mystic Moonlight’, it’s set on a one-acre lot surrounded by mature hardwoods and a gently flowing creek. You’ll find wicker seating in the front deck for enjoying the view, as well as a screened-in rear deck with a hot tub. Additionally, a lower platform deck has a fire pit and seating under twinkling lights. Inside, there’s a fully stocked kitchen with new appliances, a custom-built kitchen nook, and a king-size pillow-top bed for a restful night of sleep. Extra perks include a 50” flat-screen TV and gas fireplace.
You can’t beat the romantic views from this cozy cabin, which offers gorgeous views overlooking the mountains and Helen. The one-bedroom property is an ideal getaway for couples, featuring a well-equipped kitchen and living room area and a large deck for prime nature viewing. There’s even a hot tub, which makes it more romantic, while nature lovers will appreciate the hiking trails and waterfalls that are close to the cabin. If you like to travel with your furry friends, they are welcome with a fee of $35.
Get away from it all at this beautiful cabin in Helen, which offers a peaceful escape tucked away off a private drive. You will have an acre of forest to enjoy, which is best seen from the spacious wrap-around porch, outdoor fire pit, or while enjoying a soak in the hot tub. After a long day of sightseeing, you’ll appreciate the oversized Jacuzzi tub and indoor fireplace. Other perks include a newly updated kitchen, king-size bed, and cozy couch, while the covered porch also has a dining table, two rocking chairs, and a rocking bench.
A cozy spot for couples or friends, this vacation rental in Helen is a tribute to local craftsmen and artisans. The one-of-a-kind property is built in the Adirondack Mountain architectural style with a timber wood interior, featuring hand-hewn log porches and beautifully handcrafted touches throughout. From the handcrafted kitchen cabinets to the locally crafted pottery bathroom sink, it’s a sight to see. Crafted for mountain luxury, it features a large screened-in porch, a bubbling hot tub, a swing, rocking chairs, and a charcoal grill for cooking out. At night, you can cozy up by the bonfire under the stars at the outdoor fire ring or cuddle up by the wood-burning fireplace. Fishing, hiking, paddle boating, and swimming are all nearby.
Escape to this two-bedroom cabin in Helen for a chance to be centrally located near Georgia’s most scenic landscapes. Offering easy access to all Helen has to offer, it’s only a short walk to shops, dining, tubing, and a water park. Perfect for a family mountain getaway, it comes equipped with a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a large relaxing hot tub. When you want to immerse yourself in nature, you’re spoiled for choice with many hiking trails, lakes, rivers, and waterfalls just a short drive away.
As charming inside as it is on the exterior, this newly remodeled cabin in Helen offers a dog-friendly creekside getaway. Offering a private hot tub and jetted tub, you’ll have plenty of places to relax and enjoy its private and wooded surroundings. The living room features comfy seating, with a gas fireplace, Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped kitchen available to meet your needs. The sliding glass door leads to the back deck, which has a grill and dining tables, while down the steps is a grassy area where your four-legged friends can roam. The cabin is just a few miles from Unicoi State Park where you can go fishing, swimming, and picnicking, and Helen’s downtown area is only four miles away.
A beautiful cabin on the Chattahoochee River, this two-bedroom property is also just a short walk from downtown Helen. One of the newest luxury cabins, it features two jetted bathtubs, a washer/dryer, a full kitchen, and a large living and dining room. The cabin’s biggest highlight is the covered riverside deck, which overlooks the picture-perfect river, while the street side looks over horse pastures and nearby Hamby Mountain. You’ll be within walking distance of restaurants and shops and a short drive from some of Georgia’s top natural attractions.
Only four miles from the center of Helen, this rustic cabin has everything you need for a memorable weekend of outdoor adventures. Along with a newly added wood-burning fire pit, this adorable cabin offers a dining deck with a BBQ grill and a fully furnished outdoor living room complete with cushioned rockers and a love seat. It also boasts a hot tub where you can take in the panoramic views of the surrounding forest, while the king-size bed in the master bedroom ensures you’ll have a peaceful night of sleep.
The perfect retreat for a couples getaway, this cozy one-bedroom cabin will have you feeling recharged. Offering a rustic charm, it features a fully equipped kitchen and campfire, while its furnished front porch is a great place to disconnect from the daily stressors. Inside you’ll find a large living space to relax with comfy couches and a flat-screen TV, while the backyard deck features a BBQ grill, dining table, and hot tub. Sign up for outdoor activities like trout fishing, zip-lining, tubing, or wine tasting, then retreat to the cabin for a quiet night under the stars around the fire pit.
You might not want to leave this cozy retreat in Helen, as it’s tucked away in the North Georgia Mountains. Called “Sautee Woods”, this cabin offers you a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the quiet solitude of nature. The luxury rental has a hardwood exterior and groove pine interior, with special windows that bring the outside indoors. In addition to a large stone fireplace, it boasts a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and brand-new furniture. A bubbling hot tub in the screened-in porch and large front patio with rocking chairs await after a long day of outdoor adventures.
For a mix of modern amenities and cabin living, this vacation rental is dubbed the Hilltop Hideout. Located directly above the famous Georgia Mountain Coaster, the cozy cabin features a beautiful hilltop view on its large patio. Take advantage of the multiple attractions nearby, like state parks and wineries, or enjoy a day of outdoor recreation like fishing and tubing. Inside, the three-bedroom property you’ll find a modern interior with a well-equipped kitchen and comfy living room area. Hang out on the back deck and enjoy the quiet sounds of nature.
This cozy studio space is an ideal getaway for two, offering a rustic retreat in Helen. It has all the essentials, including a queen-size bed, pull-out couch, and small sleeping loft, as well as a kitchenette with a coffee maker and Direct TV. Set out on the trails nearby or explore the Bavarian downtown area, then retreat to the cabin for dinner cooked on the charcoal BBQ grill. Couples will also love enjoying a soak in the inviting hot tub, taking in the nature views from the spacious outdoor deck, or cuddling up next to the wood-burning stove.