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Tanglewood Cabin Rentals of Helen
3387 Highway 356, Sautee, GA 30571
1-866-634-1686 or 706-878-3286

Things to Do in Helen, GA

At Tanglewood Cabin Rentals we are happy to assist you with any activity to make your vacation the most memorable.

Just a mile away you can enjoy the beautiful Unicoi State Park and there 53 acre lake for picnics, swimming, canoeing, paddle boating, fishing, 12 miles of different hiking trails, world class mountain bike trails and the breath taking Anna Ruby Fallshttp://www.unicoilodge.com/ & fs.usda.gov

Horseback Riding & Zipline

Within minutes away you can go and enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains & the Chattahoochee National Forest by Horseback Riding at either Chattahoochee Stables www.chattahoocheestables.com or Sunburst Stables & Zippity Dude Ranch www.sunburststables.com Or from a bird’s eye view from the 700 ft or 1000 ft Zipline located at Sunburst Stables.

While strolling through the town of Helen take a rest and enjoy a horse drawn buggy ride by Horne’s Buggy Rides or Alpine Carriage Company for a scenic view of the little Germen Town of Helen.

Golf & Miniature Golf

All professional and goofy golfers can enjoy a fun day on the green at either Innsbruck Golf Club www.innsbruckgolfclub.com and 18 hole Championship Golf Course located in Helen, GA.  Apple Mountain Golf Club www.applemountaingolfga.com an 18 hole course in the beautiful Northeast Georgia Mountains in Clarkesville, GA.

Take the kids during the day or after a nice dinner to have some fun playing miniature golf at one of the many sites located in Helen.  Alpine Helen Mini Golf www.helenminigolf.com, Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf www.piratescove.net.

Mountain Biking & Cycling

As you discover all that North Georgia has to offer, treat your family to a Mountain bike Adventure with Woody’s Mountain Bikes Rentals and check out SORBA Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association www.sorba.org for some great off road trails like our Jasus Creek Loop a 12 mile trail right here in the Helen Area !

Come see the scenery like you never have before by taking a hot air balloon ride over North Georgia with Balloons Over Georgia.  www.balloonsovergeorgia.com.

Water Activities


Come one Come all, let’s all tube down the Hooch!!!  Enjoy a fun and relaxing 3 mile tube down the beautiful Chattahoochee River passing through the heart of Helen on either Cool River Tubing Company www.coolrivertubing.com

Water Rafting

For the brave at heart you can experience White Water Rafting with Southeastern Expeditions on a grand adventure down one of the Southeast’s premier rivers, the Chattooga River.  www.southeasternexpeditions.com book now!

Or enjoy a little more relaxed atmosphere but still want some of the thrill check out Wildwood Outfitters www.wildwoodoutfitters.com for some great fun canoing, rafting, kayaking and tubing down the Chattahoochee River in the Beautiful North Georgia Mountains.

Water Park

Kids and Adults all love the newest large attraction Helen has to offer, The Helen Water Park open 7 days a week. www.helentubing.com

Lake and Boat Fun

Lake Burton, Lake Seed, & Lake Rabun all within minutes from Tanglewood. Bear Gap Boat Rentals 706-782-4438. Boat Rentals, Canoe/Kayak, Pontoon Boats, Water Skis/ Water Board. Lake fun for the entire family. www.beargapoutfitters.com

Family & Kid Attractions

You can paint your canvas or pottery, enjoy some local wine, attend one of many events at Fancy Doodle Art & Wine House, 706-878-0177 www.fancydoodle.net

Looking for unique toys or gifts? Try Tim's Wooden Toys, 706-878-1842 www.timswoodentoyshop.com

Babyland General Hospital home of the Cabbage Patch Kids is located at there new home in Cleveland, GA.  You won’t want to miss stopping by and checking out this out.  www.cabbagepatchkids.com

Enjoy the fascinating history of our country’s first major Gold Rush.  Hunt for a wide variety of gemstones treasures, gold and more with the family and kids at Dukes Creek Gold and Ruby Mines www.dukescreek.com and the authentic operating Gold Mine of Gold N Gem Grubbin’. www.goldngem.com

Have a great day at the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm home of Wildlife Wonders & Paradise Valley Farm.  www.northgeorgiazoo.com

Dare to experience the other side of Helen with Mountain Spirits Bus Ghost Tours call 706-878-1769.

Come and enjoy a scary but fun tour through Haunted Helen.  706-878-8404

Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen is a great way to indulge in your sweet tooth.  Watch how fudge and candy apples are made with a tour through the factory.  www.hanselandgretelcandykitchen.com

Cataloochee Ski Area is a great way to have fun in the Snow and it’s only and hour and half away.  You can ski and even snow tube down the valley.  This is a great way to spend a winter day.  www.cataloochee.com

Antiques & Art

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour, visit on the web at ArtsTour.org for more detailed information about tour artists and events.

The Willows Pottery has a large selection of Handmade Pottery from the Southeast.  Located in the Historic Nacoochee Village Go and watch the potters working and even have some fun by painting your own pottery.  www.thewillowspottery.com

The Glassblowing Shop is a unique place to see amazing works of are using methods of “Flamework” glassblowing, “Furnaceworking” and “Stained Glass” work all original had blown creations by local artist.  www.glassblowingshop.com

Visit the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association Center, nestled in the Appalachian foothills of Northeast Georgia, this is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing creativity and committed to preserving and protecting the natural and historical resources of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys and the surrounding area.  Check out this site for Performing Arts, Art Studio Workshops, Programs for Kids and more during your visit to the Helen area.  www.snca.org

  Gone With The Wind fans don’t want to miss this beautiful historical white plantation style home, “Scarlet’s Secret” full of Collectibles and Memorabilia.  www.scarlettsecret.com

Serving historic Sautee Valley continuously for over 127 years, the Old Sautee Store is famous for the eclectic combination old store museum and contemporary Scandinavian gifts, not to mention the on sight homemade bakery & sandwich shop. www.sauteestore.com

Enjoy shopping,   eating, crafts, shooting pool in the game room. Over 18,000 square feet of Old Clarkesville Mill for some great antiques and art. www.oldclarkesvillemill.com

When entering Helen you’ve got to stop and check out Nora Mill Granary Grist Mill & Country Store established in 1876. Come in and see the river powered mill grind the best grits ever, sample some of the finest relishes, jellies, grits, and porridge.  This unique Mill sits alongside the Chattahoochee River and is fun for all to see.  www.noramill.com

Helen Arts Gallery & Heritage Center is a must see for those History, Pottery, and Art enthusiast.  www.helenarts.org

Take a ride out scenic highway 197 and enjoy watching history continuing to be made at Mark of the Potter.  Established in 1969 in an old mill on the banks of the Soque River in the mountains of Northeast Georgia where local potters specialize in handmade pottery.  www.markofthepotter.com

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia showcases the handcraft skills of one of the South’s premier grassroots art forms and explores the historical importance and changing role of folk pottery in southern life.  www.folkpotterymuseum.com

Glass Mountain Gallery was established in 1996 in Robertstown Georgia, just one mile north of Helen.  Local artists have produced hand crafted fine art glass which has been sold all over the world. www.glassmountaingallery.com

The Gourd Place is a North Georgia delight featuring educational nature displays as well as gourd art and pottery handmade on site.  www.gourdplace.com

Yonah Mountain Treasures features local artists, potters, woodworkers and others.  706-348-8236

Fred’s Famous Peanuts has the Best Peanuts in the Mountains!  www.fredsfamouspeanuts.com

Winery & Wines

Gather your friends for a fun filled day of touring the wineries with VIP Southern Tours 5 wineries/wine tasting rooms, gourmet picnic lunch. They do the driving at VIP Southern Tours. 706-348-8747 www.gawinetours.com

Habersham Winery is one of Georgia’s oldest wineries producing wines since 1983.  Located in the Nacoochee Village in Helen, GA.  www.habershamwinery.com

Take in the breathtaking views at the cottage while tasting some of the best wines & slushies’ this area has to offer. Enjoy music, light snacks, & a great atmosphere to relax and experience The Cottage Vineyard. www.cottagevineyardwinery.com

Yonah Mountain Vineyards is the newest boutique vineyard and winery that produces world-class wines from Georgia.  Located only a few miles south of Helen.  www.yonahmountainvineyards.com

Crane Creek Vineyards sits high in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.  The microclimate, a combination of warm dry summer days, cool mountain nights, and well-drained mineral soils, allows us to cultivate grapes that produce complex wines with fresh assertive aromas and concentrated flavors.  Located in Young Harris, GA only 25 minutes away.  www.cranecreekvineyards.com

The Frogtown winery is specifically designed to produce high quality wine from Frogtown grapes and, at the same time, to make the most of our rolling terrain in Dahlonega, GA at Frogtown Cellarswww.frogtownwine.com

Three Sisters Vineyard: www.threesistersvineyards.com  Dahlonega’s First family winery since the Gold Rush. Named after Three Sisters Mountains, it is the first family vineyard in North Ga. Come experience the fine tasting room, there is always special events, get some excellent recipes, while enjoying the beautiful vineyard. (706)878-9463
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery Café has over 40 years experience.  Philosophy of wine making is French in style with an emphasis on blending European varietals to achieve more complex, intense and unique styles of wine.  Located in Dahlonega, GA.  www.wolfmountainvineyards.com

Tiger Mountain Vineyards takes pride in its unusual varietals, all grown and produced in Rabun County at Tiger Mountain.  The fine handcrafted wines, which have won more than 125 awards in national and international competitions, are made from French and Portuguese vinifera and one native American grape.  www.tigerwine.com


Fish the many streams the mountains have to offer, catch trout, bass, bream, cat fish, and many other fish in our local waters. Streams surrounding Tanglewood Cabins are filled with beautiful mouthwatering fish. We will be more than happy to print you a map of all of the trout streams here at our office. If you want to pay per pound, we can send you to Riverside Trout Pond, guaranteed to catch a fish, (706)947-3364.  Plus you can get all the info at www.georgiaoutdoors.com  The area we are in is White County, our surrounding counties are Habersham, Union, & Towns.  Georgia’s current “Sport Fishing Regulations” booklets are available at the Helen Welcome Center.  To purchase a license in Helen, go to Betty’s IGA grocery store in Helen. (706) 878-2943

Water Falls & Hiking

For the nature lovers, visit the beautiful waterfalls & hiking trails within minutes from Tanglewood Cabins. Feel the cool mist from the falling waters; take in the breathtaking views from atop a mountain. Only 1 mile from Tanglewood Cabins visit Anna Ruby Falls, a beautiful waterfall awaits you when you get there, sit on the brand new decks & take fabulous pictures of you & loved ones before descending back to Unicoi State Park

If you want a little more adventurous hiking with waterfalls check out  Dukes Creek Falls & Raven Cliff Falls, both located on Richard Russell Scenic Highway 348, only minutes from Tanglewood. Also visit High Shoals Falls only a few short miles to awesome views of a grand waterfall. Or for hiking adventures, we are just 12 miles from the beginning of the Appalachian Trail, also just 8 miles from the head of the Chattahoochee River. You can hike Unicoi Gap & end up in the beautiful Unicoi Hill Park in downtown Helen.   Moccasin Creek State Park is only 21 miles from Tanglewood, go and enjoy having a picnic, viewing the falls and getting wet sliding down the slipper rocks of falls. Horse Trough Falls Trail .4 miles in length, leads to beautiful Horse Trough Falls.   Strolling through our beautiful mountains you are bound to see a vast array of wildlife, flowers, trees, creeks & views. www.georgiatrails.com


Tanglewood Cabins has the perfect venue for your dream wedding. The Lodge is a great place to have everything for your rehearsal dinner, wedding & reception. The pavilion at the Lodge is an awesome setting for an outdoor event. We have accommodations available from the first day of planning your special day all the way to the honeymoon!!! www.TanglewoodCabinRentals.com

Looking for a down home farm wedding check out Mountain Laurel Farm www.mtnlaurelfarm.com

Alpine Wedding Chapel: Located in Helen (706) 878-5683

On The River Weddings: Lynn & Anne Whitener, Get married at your cabin. (706) 244-2281

After your ceremony, take your honeymoon here at Tanglewood Cabins.(706) 878-3286

Restaurants & Dining

Dining at it’s best right here in the Northeast Georgia Mountains.  Everything from casual to fine dining. Enjoy the flavors of the world right here, American, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, and of course German.

Bodensee Restaurant: For authentic German Fare 706-878-1026

Cimmi's Cafe: If you're hungry for an awesome breakfast biscuit or burrito, 706-878-6037

Bohemian Bakery Cafe: 706-892-1266

Hofers Bakery & Café: Various homemade baked goods made on site, cakes, muffins, breads, doughnuts, breakfast and lunch. (706) 878-8200

Nacoochee Village Tavern Pizza: Authentic Italian cuisine, pizza, subs, anti pasta, pannini, fresh homemade sauces. (706) 878- 0199

Pauls Steakhouse: Steaks, seafood, prime rib, chicken, ribs, pork chops, & many other dishes. Fine dining right on the Chattahoochee River. Nightly all you can eat specials. After dinner step inside the dance floor for live music, dancing & fun. (706) 878-2468

Viele Margaritas:  Located on the River front on a large covered deck, enjoy outside dining while watching the tubers on the river, listening to some karaoke, or watching the ballgame.  Specializing in Burgers, Wraps, and your favorite frozen drink.  (706) 878-5501

Old Bavaria Inn: German cuisine at its finest. Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Weiner Schnitzel, Spaetzle, Reubens, German potato salad. Enjoy authentic German music & atmosphere. Over 80 imported beers & full bar.  If you want to purchase German attire, they sell it in the gift area of the restaurant. (706) 878-3729

La Cabana: Chips & salsa are at your table within seconds. Spice it up with some fajitas, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, chimichangas, the best cheese dip this side of the Mississippi. Excellent Mexican food, they even have sidewalk dining on Main Street at La Cabana Express. (706) 878- 3456

Nacoochee Grill: (706) 878-8020 Eclectic dining featuring a live open fire to cook the many dishes including steaks, seafood, chops & ribs. Also a variety of pastas & salads.

Muller's Famous Fried Cheese Cafe Authentic German and Czech cuisine always cooked to order   (706) 892-1212

Hayloft Pub: Calamari, loaded skins, crab cakes, wings (13 flavors) Burgers,Burgers, Burgers, Salads, fish tacos, quesadillas, steaks & much more. Live entertainment. (706) 878-2440

Troll Tavern: Come under the bridge on the river for an awesome dining experience. Enjoy subs, clubs, wraps, po boys, pasta dishes, prime rib, ribs & German dishes.(706) 878-3117

Old Heidelberg: Authentic German cuisine, authentic German pub. Oldest German restaurant in Helen.  (706) 878-3273

Bigg Daddy’s The best wings, burgers, tacos, specials & beer in town. Enjoy sitting on the large covered deck, equipped with large flat screen t.v.s to watch your favorite sporting events while dining with friends & family. Great food & service. www.biggdaddys.com 706-878-BREW

Café International:  Located on the water, dine in or dine out on the covered patio while overlooking the Chattahoochee River.  Serving both American & German.  Reuben’s are the specialty.  (706) 878-3102

Old Sautee Market is located at the Historic Old Sautee Store serving sandwiches, cheeses, and light fare.  (706) 878-2281

Spice 55 Imagine finding the best sushi you will ever eat in a little German town!! It is in Helen and it is awesome. Sushi, ahi poke, spring rolls, specialty dishes. You have to try it to believe it. www.spice-55.com 706-878-1010

Special Events in the Mountains


September 9 through October 31
 Come to our annual Oktoberfest during the most beautiful time of the year. Enjoy live German bands, dance the Chicken Dance, eat authentic German food, and drink some wonderful German Brew. All under one roof, the Feste Halle in downtown Helen.  The entire town is festing also. The weather is cool, the leaves are changing & people are having a great time.

Thanksgiving & Christmas

November 18 through January 15
Gather the family to stay in a beautiful, warm, cozy cabin during the Holidays. It is chilly, the fireplaces are blazing, the games are on. Holiday meals & cheer are on the table. Then travel 5 short miles to see Alpine Helen all lit up for Christmas. It just might snow!!!


German Mardi Gras in Helen. Bring your costume & your best mask for the masquerade ball.
(706) 878-2271

Spring Break

March through April
Come stay at Tanglewood Cabins for Spring Break. Go Whitewater rafting or horseback riding. See the Mountain Laurel, dogwoods, azaleas all in bloom. You don’t need ac or heat because the weather is so nice, you can enjoy fresh mountain air all week.

Hot Air Helen to Atlantic Balloon Race

First weekend of June
Get up early to see the hot air balloons lift off from Helen. The first one to the Atlantic wins. Hang around Helen all weekend and take a ride in a colorful balloon. View the mountains from the sky.

Georgia Mountain Fair

July 21 through July 31
Good ole fashion country fair just 22 miles up in Hiawassee. Take a drive to the fair and listen to some great music, ride the many rides, watch the basket weavers, plus many more arts & crafts. Have fun watching the pig race. Eat some cotton candy & caramel apples, plus taste the homemade jams, jellies, preserves, and an assortment of fine mountain food.

Tanglewood Cabins is just minutes away from all of the mountain festivities including concerts, gold rush days, apple festivals, fall festivals, and so much more to make your stay eventful, enjoyable, and most of all relaxing.