Fodor's Expert Review The Lodge at Unicoi

1788 GA 356, Helen, Georgia, 30545, USA

Choose either the comfortable mountain lodge, with 100 renovated lodge rooms, a one-, two-, or three-bedroom cottage (some with a fireplace), or one of the tent or RV campsites at this state-run accommodation within Unicoi State Park. You can fish, canoe, or swim in the 53-acre lake, hike on 12 miles of trails, bike on a 7.5-mile-loop trail, soar through the trees on a zipline, or take part in educational and nature events led by park rangers. In summer and fall, reservations are required and can be made up to 12 months in advance. The on-site restaurant serves local favorites with buffets available on the weekends. There's also the Smith Creek Tavern for a quick bite and brew.

PROS

  • live bluegrass and gospel music
  • less than 3 miles from Helen
  • tons of outdoor recreational activities on-site
  • pet-friendly accommodations available

CONS

  • breakfast isn't included in the rate
  • can be crowded in peak season
  • breakfast isn't included in the rate
  • service can be spotty

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Casual
Basic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 706-878–2201 | 800-573–9659

HOTEL DETAILS

100 rooms, 30 cottages

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