The Best European-themed Hotels in Helen, GA

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Bryan Dearsley shares this list of the top European-themed hotels in Helen, Georgia, for a fun getaway

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If you’ve never been to Bavaria in Germany but have always fancied sampling a little of that ‘olde-worlde’ European charm, then the town of Helen might be the perfect spot for your next Georgia getaway.

Located in the heart of the Georgia Mountains in North Georgia, Helen was a community in decline after its logging industry dried up in the 1950s. Looking to reinvent and reinvigorate the town, a forward-thinking individual suggested that the town transform itself into a Bavarian-themed alpine village. The rest, as they say, is history…

Visit Helen today and you have to remind yourself that yes, this is the ‘Peach State’ and not Europe. The downtown core, or ‘Alpine Village’, consists of mock timber-framed buildings housing everything from traditional chocolate makers to beer halls, restaurants, and Euro-themed hotels and inns.

The town is also known for its adherence to European customs and festivals, with its popular Oktoberfest ranked as one of the most popular beer festivals in the state.

To help you find the best places to stay when visiting this unique community, read through our list of the top European-themed Hotels in Helen, GA.


Top European-themed hotels in Helen, Georgia


Valhalla Resort Hotel
Valhalla Resort a favourite luxury hotels in Helen Georgia deluxe bedroom
Valhalla Resort is a favorite luxury hotel in Helen (Photo courtesy Valhalla Resort Hotel)


One of Helen’s newest vacation properties, Valhalla Resort Hotel opened in 2017 and offers luxurious accommodations and a variety of amenities to make your stay enjoyable. A stay here features comfortable, clean rooms with all the modern conveniences including satellite TV, Wi-Fi access, and private baths with showers and tubs.

On-site amenities include an outdoor pool with sun loungers and umbrellas, as well as a fitness center complete with cardio machines, free weights, steppers, and yoga mats. There’s also a spa featuring treatments such as massages, facials, waxing services , and body scrubs.

The resort boats two popular restaurants serving everything from American cuisine to international favorites.

 Reviews, Rates, Reservations: For the latest reviews and rates for this popular Helen, Georgia, hotels, visit Valhalla Resort Hotel.


The Castle Inn
The Castle Inn exterior of one of the best european themed hotels in Helen
The Castle Inn is one of the top Eoropean-themed hotels in Helen, GA (Photo: Bryan Dearsley / Copyright, Riley)


The Castle Inn is a great choice for those seeking a great Euro-themed place to stay in Helen. Located across the road from Helen’s famous Alpine Village, this popular 3-star hotel offers clean, comfortable, Medieval castle -themed rooms in the heart of the town and just steps away from top Helen attractions such as Georgia Mountain Coaster. It’s also close to the best Helen restaurants and bars.

A number of rooms come with balconies overlooking the Village, but for a truly memorable stay, check the availability of one of the rooms featuring views over the fast-flowing Chattahoochee River. You can also enjoy great river views from the patio of the Troll Tavern, an experience that’s enhanced when accompanied by a great German beer.

Concierge services at The Castle Inn can provide elegant touches to a romantic weekend. (Photo courtesy The Castle Inn)
Concierge services can provide elegant touches to a romantic weekend. (Photo courtesy The Castle Inn)


A concierge service is available, with romantic getaways enhanced by such nice touches as in-room flowers, chocolates, and local wines from award-winning Habersham Winery. Secure on-site guest parking is provided.

Rates & Availability: For further details, including rates and availability, visit

Address: 8580 Main St, Helen, Georgia




Bryan Dearsley is Editor-in-chief of and its subsidiary luxury lifestyle websites, including LuxuryGeorgia.  


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