Places to See
Area Information
Helen, Georgia, the center of North Georgia vacation activity, is one of a kind - a Must See!  It is a small, quaint, but very active Alpine Village for people of all ages. With over 200 shops, Helen is a shopper's paradise with crafts, antiques, ethnic specialists and collectables.  There are craftsmen at work and imports from around the world.

You may choose to tube down the Chattahoochee River, visit our amusement park, pan for gold and gems, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, or enjoy international dining. You may also fish, swim, canoe, raft, play tennis, hike, ride motorcycles or golf.  Lastly, in order to obtain the ultimate in rest and relaxation you should visit Mandala's Wellness Retreat & Day Spa located just outside Helen.

Nacoochee Village
Located in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, only one half mile south of Alpine Helen, is Nacoochee Village. Nacoochee Village offers a variety of shopping and activities for the entire family whether out for a leisurely afternoon or a Northeast Georgia Mountain vacation.


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Alpine Helen Georgia
OKTOBERFEST!   It's the German word for fun! Well, that may not be the actual translation, but to the folks attending Helen's Oktoberfest every year it may as well be. Oktoberfest in Helen may have started out small in the 70's, but over the years, and through word of mouth, it has grown into the biggest party in the Southeast. And this, is not one of those one-week festivals; this celebration lasts 2 months!  The north Georgia mountains make  a great vacation spot year-round, because of the unparalleled beauty and mild weather; however, during Oktoberfest Mother Nature kicks it up a notch. Deep azure skies and color splashed mountains surround a picturesque "alpine" village, making the days as inviting as the nights.  During the day, you may decide to browse the shops, relax in a beer-garden, or simply enjoy Helen's perfect weather and beautiful scenery.

At night, however, all paths lead to Helen's massive Festhalle.  Located within walking distance of most hotels, the Festhalle is the spot for authentic German bands, food, beer, and fun. You can either spend the evening dancing the Polka and the chicken dance, or you can relax in the adjacent beer garden and enjoy the crisp night air. Whichever section of the huge Festhalle you like best, be sure to sample the fresh cooked wursts, and large variety of German beers.  So, if you've never been to Helen, or just never been to an Oktoberfest, be sure to book your hotel room early and plan to be at Helen's Oktoberfest. We're sure you'll want to come back year after year. Prost!
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You may visit Babyland General Hospital home of the Cabbage Patch Kids. Pack the Kids up for a trip to the new BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia, voted one of the Travel Channelís Top Ten Toylands.

Beautifully situated on 650 acres in the North Georgia Mountains, this Southern Style home filled with Cabbage Patch Kids will capture the imagination of your entire family. ADMISSION IS FREE.
Babyland General Hospital

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Paradise Retreat is the perfect description for this stunning Mountain home. It's PARADISE in everyway! It's definetly a RETREAT! Spoil yourself and the family in total Luxury.

The decor is of the finest! The art work is incredible! A Stay at Paradise Retreat with your family and friends will be a Stay you will NEVER forget. You will want to return again and again.
Rent the view & the cabin, too!

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Located one half mile south of Alpine Helen in Nacoochee Village, the winery is open daily for complimentary tastings and self guided tours.

In addition to a large selection of Georgia grown and produced wines, the tasting room also features a gift shop with gourmet foods and wine specialty gift items.

Habersham Winery


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