Staff Picks Blog
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Venture Out

Pleasure isn’t only internal; sometimes, it pays to leave the comfort of home. Beyond Valhalla’s walls lie beauty and excitement — and should you choose to explore, we can tell you where to look. From zip-lining across a national forest to sampling wine at a local vineyard, there’s plenty of things to do in Helen, Georgia. Wander on, and use our staff picks as your guide: We’ll be here when you get back.

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    Downtown Helen: a Bavarian Wonderland

    July 01

    To get the full Helen experience, a visit downtown is always a good idea. Homes and stores alike will transport you to another world with their beautiful Bavarian flair. Restaurants will always have a shank on the menu and only the best beer in the world will make its way to your glass.

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    Cruise Down the Chattahoochee River

    June 03

    Helen, Georgia definitely has no shortage of lush green landscapes and picturesque scenery. You can spend days on hikes and trips while barely scratching the surface of all there is to do and see. One good way to start the sight-seeing journey is with the Chattahoochee River. This gorgeous meandering river is both a destination and a vehicle that allows you to get a unique tour of Helen.

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    Taste Your Way Down the Unicoi Wine Trail

    May 01

    Wine’s a funny thing: Whenever there’s something worth celebrating, it isn’t far behind. Nothing pairs better with a good day; and at the Valhalla Resort Hotel, good days come in droves.

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