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Unicoi State Park and Lodge - Helen, GA

Georgia Mountain Lodge + Credit

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  • Stay for two in a two-double lodge room or eight in a two-bedroom cabin
  • Select option includes daily $20 adventure credit (valid towards archery & airgun range, GPS scavenger hunt, paddleboarding class, mountain bike rental, Fly Fishing class, guided nature hike, guided kayaking)
  • Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free in a two-double lodge room

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Additional fees: $12 daily lodging fee paid at check-in.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.

Property at a Glance: Unicoi State Park and Lodge

Unicoi State Park and Lodge overlooks the rolling landscape of northern Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Nestled near Unicoi Lake, its spacious cabins and lodge rooms are set amid more than 1,000 acres of protected wilderness. Postcard-perfect views can be had from the lodge’s picture windows and the cabins’ outdoor spaces.

  • Lodge rooms have WiFi and are close to the restaurant and the tavern.
  • Cabins sleep up to eight guests and are outfitted with fireplaces and full kitchens.
  • Locally sourced ingredients power the Southern-inspired menu at Unicoi Restaurant.
  • Local beers and custom pizzas are enjoyed at Smith Creek Tavern.
  • Things to do: Hiking and biking trails weave across the park, and guests can fish for trout from lakeside docks or stream banks.

Helen, Georgia: Replica Bavarian Village Surrounded by the Appalachians

In 1968, the townspeople of Helen, Georgia—a struggling sawmill town in the Blue Ridge Mountains—hatched a dramatic plan to reinvigorate the economy and boost tourism. Led by local business owners and artists, Helen adopted a German identity, complete with cobblestone alleys, timber-frame cottages, and Old-World towers. Ever since, the town has thrived as a Bavarian-style village, now welcoming nearly two million visitors a year. Several festivals take place in the town every year, most notably a hot-air balloon race, a German-style Mardi Gras, and an eight-week-long Oktoberfest.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Helen is also home to some incredible countryside scenery. Unicoi State Park and Lodge contains trout streams, mountain-biking trails, and a freshwater lake. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes nearby, and the Anna Ruby Falls drop off in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The area’s natural setting lends itself to scenic outdoor activities, including tubing down the Chattahoochee River.

Other Details

Room Details

Two-Double Lodge Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free

Two-Bedroom Cabin

  • One king or queen bed and two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 8
  • Maximum occupancy: 8

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • $12 lodging fee includes: state park pass, WiFi, daily newspaper available in the lobby, infused water or seasonal beverage in the lobby, in-room coffee service, unlimited local and toll-free calls (long-distance access available), and shuttle service to and from Helen.
  • Parking: please contact property for parking options and fees.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: please contact property for pet restrictions and fees.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available


  • Restaurant and tavern
  • Miles of hiking and biking trails
  • Lake and stream fishing
  • Ziplines
  • Family events
  • WiFi in lodge and conference center (not cabins)
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Shuttle to and from Helen

The Fine Print

  • 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total LivingSocial rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by LivingSocial after check-in
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $12 daily lodging fee paid at check-in
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

About Unicoi State Park and Lodge

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Athens-Ben Epps (AHN; 71 mi) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL; 99 mi)
  • Distance from Atlanta: 90 miles

Customer Reviews

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breakfast buffet
14 ratings6 reviews
1 day ago
It was great! Will do it again!
2 ratings2 reviews
2 days ago
We were expecting the barrel looking cabin but that was not what we got. The cabin we got was cozy, but we had our minds set on the unique one. Overall the experience was fun and beautiful. Really wanted to see Anna Ruby falls but it was closed the entire time.
1 ratings1 reviews
6 days ago
It was very nice
50 ratings21 reviews
November 16, 2020
Clean, beautiful and wonderful place.
1 ratings1 reviews
November 15, 2020
6 ratings3 reviews
November 15, 2020
It was nice
1 ratings1 reviews
3 days ago
We received a recently renovated room. Gorgeous view. Clean. Comfortable bed, mini fridge kept cold. Property is peaceful, welcoming and comfortable. Loved the fireplaces in the lodge and the proximity to all the activities and downtown Helen.
1 ratings1 reviews
November 14, 2020
the view
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