an inviting escape
You have been working hard every day, seeing the same old high-rise buildings and familiar places you see everyday. But deep down you long for more out of life. You long for adventure and to see new places; like the mountains of North Georgia, where there is a treasure trove of fun-filled activities to create life-long memories.
Things To Do!!
No matter your needs, you will find many exciting and enjoyable adventures in Helen and the North Georgia area. Just steps away from the Helendorf is Helen's very own Festhalle, where we celebrate the cities festivals including the oldest running Oktoberfest in the United States. The Helendorf is the best starting point for your next adventure..
Meetings & Events
The Helendorf Inn’s five meeting/conference and banquet areas provide more that 4,600 square feet of indoor meeting space that can accommodate groups of 10 to 250 for meetings, conferences, banquets and private parties. To complement our indoor space, the Hotel’s outdoor terrace, can host groups of up to 250. The Hotel’s meeting rooms are exceptional rooms for executive retreats, conferences and seminars. Our banquet hall, terrace and verandas offer beautiful settings for luncheons, receptions and social events..
The Helendorf has been closely tied to the modern city of Helen, Georgia since the early 1970’s; in fact, the Helendorf was the brain child of Alpine Helen’s creator Pete Hodkinson and has been at the center of many of the area’s numerous events. At the Helendorf River Inn, you are just steps from all that Helen has to offer. That means we're a few minute walk to restaurants, shops, and night life in almost any direction from the Helendorf so you can park your car and don't move it again for your entire stay. 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.
The Helendorf strives to be North Georgia’s leader and preferred provider in hospitality services through the classic Helendorf experience and the excitement of Georgia’s Alpine Village. We provide remarkable experiences in all that the Helendorf has to offer in a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable riverfront environment; always being mindful of our commitment to excellent service and the impact we have on the lives of other and the world around us.
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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.
Centrally Located in the center of Helen
At the Helendorf River Inn, you are just steps from all that Helen has to offer. That means we're a few minute walk to restaurants, shops, and night life in almost any direction from the Helendorf so you can park your car and don't move it again for your entire stay. Unless that is you want to drive through the mountains, hike the Appalachian Trail, or take in the many natural wonders that Northeast Georgia has to offer.
Minute to the Helen Festhalle
The heart of Helen Georgia festivals is the Helen Festhalle and the Helendorf is just feet from the main entrance and the beer garden. At the Festhalle you will find Helen's world famous and longest running U.S. Oktoberfest, complete with German beer, bratwurst, and the chicken dance.
Shoot the Hooch
Directly behind the Helendorf and at the bottom of the steps leading to the river are the most challenging little rapids on the Chattahoochee River that runs through Helen. To top off your river experience on the river, Cool River Tubing picks up directly in front of the hotel for our guests connivence.