6 Breathtaking Waterfalls in North Georgia

Northern Georgia is blessed with some of the most beautiful terrain in the country. Rolling hills covered in lush forests, biodiverse species and flowers, streams meandering all throughout the valleys, and stunning waterfalls around every corner. There are so many all over the state, so we decided to pick out our 6 favorites that you […]

Why Helen, GA is Your Perfect Elopement Destination

So you’ve decided to elope. You’ve said “nope” to the traditional wedding day. It could be the high costs of throwing an extravagant reception, family issues, or just a longing for a more intimate ceremony. No matter the reason, you and your beloved are in love and ready to say “I Do”. But now what? […]

The Most Romantic Spots in North Georgia

Helen is the perfect destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Our charming alpine village nestled in the North Georgia mountains offers easy access to the Unicoi Wine Trail and the countless natural wonders of the region. Make sure you hit a few of these romantic spots during your trip. Brasstown Bald Brasstown Bald […]

Explore Nacoochee Village

Nacoochee Village is located just outside of Helen along State Route 75. This historic and charming collection of businesses has been in operation for over a century, making for a truly one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience. The village also gives visitors easy access to the historic Sautee Nacoochee Mound, an impressive structure located at the […]

The Perfect 48 Hours in Helen

Don’t worry if you only have 48 hours to explore Helen. It is easy to enjoy the many highlights of North Georgia in just a couple of days. During your weekend getaway, you’ll enjoy wine tasting, hikes, waterfalls, historic sites, and delicious food. Read on for the perfect 48 hours in Helen, Georgia. Day 1: […]

Why Sylvan Valley Lodge is the Perfect Choice for Your Destination Wedding

We know there are many destination wedding venues to choose from, but Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars is the perfect choice for the Georgia ceremony of your dreams. Our location in the heart of wine country against a breathtaking mountain backdrop offers an intimate and romantic setting to say your “I do’s.” We would be truly honored […]

The Arts & Culture of North Georgia

Looking for a little arts and culture during your time in North Georgia? Luckily, Helen and the surrounding area are filled with many incredible galleries, museums, and art spaces perfect for the culturally minded traveler. We highly recommend adding one (or all) of these incredible local institutions to your North Georgia itinerary. The Helen Arts & […]

Wedding Packages at Sylvan Valley Lodge

Say Your “I Do’s” in the Heart of Georgia Wine Country Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars is a premier destination wedding venue located in the heart of wine country amongst the gorgeous North Georgia mountains. Our intimate and romantic setting makes us the perfect choice for the wedding of your dreams. Choose to tie the knot […]

5 Fun Facts about Helen

1. It is the Third Most Visited Town in Georgia Helen’s small size hasn’t stopped it from becoming the third most visited town in all of Georgia. Helen is only beat out by Georgia’s other two major tourist destinations, Atlanta and Savannah. It’s no surprise that people come from all over to experience Helen’s Bavarian […]