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Helen Vacation Packages

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Most Helen hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Helen trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page (opens in new window).

Top Helen Flight + Hotel Deals

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta - Emory Area
W Atlanta Midtown
The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead

2021 Helen vacation deals

Rodeway Inn
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Northpoint
Best Western Plus Roswell / Alpharetta
Ramada by Wyndham Alpharetta

Top Hotels in Helen

Baymont by Wyndham Helen
Baymont by Wyndham Helen
2.5 out of 5
8220 South Main Street, Helen, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $42 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
3.8/5Good! (993 reviews)

"This was our first stay in Helen and we did not know what to expect. The reviews online were mixed but we were very happy with our room. The view and the fireplace mixed with the hot tub in the room was amazing. The front desk staff was amazing she was so helpful and such an amazing personality. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Baymont by Wyndham Helen
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Helen, GA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Helen, GA
2.5 out of 5
877 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA
Free Cancellation
The price is $60 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"Great place! Easy access and close to the main area"…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Helen, GA
Hampton Inn Cornelia
Hampton Inn Cornelia
2.5 out of 5
161 Market Corners Dr, Cornelia, GA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
4.4/5Excellent! (339 reviews)

"Loved their updated look And their little cups with the mustaches ☺️"…"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2021

Hampton Inn Cornelia
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Helen

Helen Vacation Packages

The Bavarian-style pitched-roof houses, cuckoo clocks and Oktoberfest might sound like the Alps, but this riverside village is actually in the Appalachians. Discover a little slice of Alpine Bavaria in Helen, a cozy town on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. Stroll down streets lined with half-timbered houses and traditional pubs in this enchanting getaway, where the South meets Southern Germany. Nestled in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Helen features a remarkable backdrop of wooded hills and nature reserves. Explore forest trails, pristine waterways and vine-laced hillsides in this picturesque corner of northern Georgia.

Get acquainted with Helen’s Alpine character when you stroll through the re-created Bavarian Village. Learn about the village’s history, which includes Cherokee Indian heritage, gold-mining settlers and a local logging industry. Find over 200 specialty and import stores showcasing a range of souvenirs, gifts and handicrafts. Purchase candles, blown glassware, cuckoo clocks or hand-woven quilts. Have a delicious meal at one of the restaurants and pubs, which serve traditional German and Southern American fare. If you’re visiting in September or October, experience Helen’s Oktoberfest celebrations and sample tasty imported beers. For local flavors, check out Habersham Winery or the Nora Mill Granary.

Visit Unicoi State Park & Lodge and experience Helen’s beautiful backyard. The park has an exciting network of hiking and biking trails, as well as the magnificent Unicoi Lake, ideal for summertime swimming, boating and kayaking. Go fishing from the wheelchair-accessible docks or cast a line in the trout streams. Select from plenty of picturesque spots to spread out a picnic and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. If you’re feeling energetic, hike through the woods in the Chattahoochee National Forest and reach the tumbling Anna Ruby Falls.

Helen is located in northeastern Georgia. It is 86 miles (139 kilometers) from Atlanta 's international airport. Stay in a quaint German-style resort or Alpine chalet or book a room in a motel. The town is busiest in the fall, when the leaves of the Chattahoochee Forest are turning and Oktoberfest is in full swing.

What are the advantages of a road trip to Helen?

There’s nothing quite like a Helen road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Helen or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Helen packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Helen?

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals in Helen and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Helen?

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Helen. You can book all the road trip activities on your Helen wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip?

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Helen. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Helen vacation package cost?
We make it simple to travel somewhere new, with Helen vacation packages starting from as low as $240. You’ll have the flexibility to combine your preferred airlines, hotels and car rental. For the ultimate escape, why not add a few experiences and tours to your travel itinerary?
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Helen vacation package?
If your vacation plans in Helen have been upended, it’s comforting to know that it is possible to cancel your booking. If you made your booking less than 24 hours ago, you may be eligible to receive a refund. If your booking is older than that, your airline, hotel or car rental company may impose fees. For more details, visit our Customer Service Portal.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Helen?
Booking a Helen vacation package with Expedia is a great way to save. Secure your escape now and save up to $583 — it’s as simple as that! We offer more than 550 air carriers and 1,000,000 properties throughout the world. With such an awesome range to choose from, you’ll have no worries pulling together your ideal vacation.
What are the top hotels in Helen?
Best Western Mountain View Inn and Comfort Inn & Suites are both sought-after options in the neighborhood of Ellijay. If you’d rather spend time in the Sautee Nacoochee area, consider getting a room at Love Bird 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Cabin or Ruby’s 1 Bedroom Cabin.
When is the best time of year to visit Helen?
The perfect time to head to Helen comes down to personal preference. If you’re vacationing on a limited budget, you might want to avoid October, which is considered to be the most expensive month. January is usually when you’ll land the best prices. To enjoy the buzz of peak season, pack your bags for July, June, August. January, December, November are the least popular months to visit and a good idea if you want to get away from the crowds.
How far in advance should I book my Helen vacation?
It can be difficult to know when is the ideal time to book your trip to Helen. But typically the earlier you book, the better the prices. Sometimes, you can secure your flights and hotels up to 12 months before your departure date. If you’re eager to escape on a last-minute getaway, no need to fret! There are unbeatable bargains popping up on Expedia every single day.
What does an Expedia Helen travel package include?
That depends on what you’re after. If you’re traveling solo, you might decide to bundle hotels and flights. Bringing the entire family to Helen? A travel package that includes flights, hotels and rental cars might be a better fit. Expedia gives you the flexibility and freedom to customize your travel package.
What should I know before booking a Helen travel package?
Our prices are always low. However, you’ll snap up an even better deal when you book your flights, hotels and car rentals together. With an Expedia travel package, you’ll always get transparent pricing and a terrific range of choice.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Helen vacation packages?
Thanks to the partnership between Expedia and online lender Affirm, you can spread the price of your vacation package over multiple installments. For financial freedom, check out our Book Now, Pay Later option and structure a payment plan that suits your circumstances.
Can I choose my airline with a Helen Expedia vacation package?
The choice is all yours! We offer more than 550 partner airlines throughout the world, so you can design your Helen adventure according to your style and budget.