The lodge inspired decor and the free-standing wood-burning fireplace give this home a distinct mountain feel. The kitchen is furnished with a full size refrigerator, stove top and oven. We provide the cookware and cooking utensils, as well as flatware and dinnerware. There's a microwave and coffee maker, too. All you need to bring are the groceries! Spend time on the outdoor deck, relax and rest in your new home away from home.
Built to accommodate three, there is one queen bedroom with a twin size daybed. The cabin has central heat and air, cable television and ceiling fans. Bears Rest is equipped with an outdoor dining area, so you can even enjoy your meals outside as you take in the tranquility of the forest. If you like s'mores and toasted marshmallows, this cabin offers access to a community fire pit for your favorite campfire treats.
Pets are not allowed at Bears Rest.
From Bears Rest, you are in close proximity to a variety of sensational attractions. The popular town of Alpine Helen is only about 5 miles away. Modeled after a Bavarian Village, Helen provides a unique experience. While you're there, you can explore shops and galleries, restaurants and candy stores. If you time your visit right, you can experience one of Helen's exciting annual festivals, like Oktoberfest. The cabin is located near Unicoi State Park, making it easy to discover the natural wonders of the region. From the park, you can take hikes on the many trails, cross over sparkling creeks and climb to see the tumbling waterfalls. Whether you are here for adventure, relaxation, or both, you're sure to have an amazing time!
- Coffee Maker
- Gas Grill
- Hot Tub
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Outdoor lighting
- Satellite / Cable
- Wood Burning Fireplace
- Wood Stove
- Unicoi Area
Secluded and quiet cabin to experience nature and it’s beauty. A peaceful 12 min drive to Helen. The drive itself was full of beautiful scenery. While Helen, GA was full of people and traffic, the cabin was not. We enjoyed our stay!
So glad you enjoyed our scenic area and the peace that comes with it. Thanks for staying with Georgia Mountain Rentals!
It was Great it was my first vacationing over 20 years. I Definitely would stay in Bears Rest cabin again.
That's great that you got away! So glad we could host your stay. Come back when you can and call us direct for a repeat guest discount!
No issues whatsoever ! All good, great cabin. Clean and comfortable. Kitchen could use an upgrade but then, we are here for vacation to see nearby spots, not stay inside :)
Thanks for your review!
When we arrived the cabin was clean as always. GMR is the best rental company my wife and I have used. We have stayed at numerous cabins they manage. As for the cabin, the only thing I would recommend is increased water pressure. Sometimes it slowed to a trickle but not a deal breaker. A bear came to visit on our last night there and that was really cool! We will always stay with GRM!
WE thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. Your review has put a smile on all of our faces. Thanks
The staff, Jessica and I can’t remember the maintenance guy’s name, were excellent. The emails took care of most of my questions, but everything was handled professionally and timely. That really put me at ease and made the stay that much more relaxing.
The cabin was very cute and the hot tub was very nice on those chilly days/nights. The mattress on the bed is very soft and the coffee filter could probably use to be replaced. Everything else was great. It’s quiet and removed from the noise of town. We enjoyed it!
Thank you for your thoughtful comments! We will pass along your suggestions to the owner.
Neat set up of space. Furniture needed a good cleaning. Could use more kitchen items. Coffee pot was much to small. Bed was fair but would not want to spend a whole week sleeping on! The day bed mattress is pathetic--would not even put a child on it. The hot tub was probably the best feature of the unit. We did have a problem finding the cabin. Not the best GA Mountain Rental we have stayed in. I did appreciate that it is pet free.
Connie, first I want to say thank you for being a great customer and we appreciate your feedback and your loyalty . I will be addressing your review with the owners, and immediately take care of shampooing the furniture. Nita
The cabin is easily accessible with a private feel. The hot tub was the perfect addition to a cold night. We cooked a lot in the kitchen and the pots/pans and utensils were high quality and very helpful! Would love to stay here again.
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you in the future.
Our experience was great. Cabin was perfect for our couples getaway. GA Vacation Rentals were great through whole process and stay. When we had an issue with hot tub they had someone come take care of it right away. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.
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The cabin was clean and everything worked. No surprises. A good location for Octoberfest in Helen. Out of town, but not too far. Good access. We could park 20 ft from the cabin's front porch.
Thank you for staying with us. Hope to see you in the future.
Good secluded location with a nice grill and hot tub.
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Everything was wonderful.
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So the property is Very good there are a few minor maintenance issues that need to be addressed But on the whole a very quiet and peaceful cabinet woods.
We appreciate your taking the time to leave a review for Bears Rest. So glad to hear you've enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again, soon!
We absolutely loved this cabin! It was super cute, cozy and perfect for me and my husband.
So glad you found a cozy nest away from home. Come back when you can!
Overall we had a fun time. I fill like they should supply firewood and the hot tub looked like nobody cleaned it out so we didn’t get in it.
It was secluded, yet close enough to downtown Helen. Perfect spot for a romantic getaway with your significant other!
Everything was great! Staff was amazing. Location was perfect. Will definitely be back.
Great location away from the busy and crowd in Helen. Cabin was just right for two adults. And being our first time renting a cabin I would recommend. If you choose to rent this cabin confirm that the hot tub is available for use. Sent payment for your stay, but was notified that the hot tub was unavailable few days before your stay. Buyer beware type thing, no money or discount offered in return.
Great little weekend cabin!
We used Bear's Rest as our home base for a short week of hiking. The cabin was cute and comfortable, exactly as represented in the promotional material. We enjoyed North GA a great deal and expect to return in the future. The only tiny note we'd give would be a bit of attention to the kitchen utensils. We are probably a bit unusual in that we cooked almost every meal in, and would have appreciated a few better knives and other tools during meal prep. A tiny note within an overall excellent experience.
Great amenities. Fairly close in , still private.
Very nice cabin. Beautiful accommodation. Everything your need for a peaceful week.
This is a great little cabin for 2. Easy route to town!
This was a beautifully maintained property with a lot of privacy and placed between an extremely scenic route to and from town. Fresh boiled peanuts are minutes away and if you’re back home by dusk, you get to see lightning bugs all around the cabin.
“Bear’s Rest” Trip Report
Helen, CA USA 30545
Date of Arrival: 06/06/21
Date of Departure: 06/16/21
Very pleased with the “cabin” ... larger’n our condo!
Arrived in the afternoon and got the call for the lock-box code.
The place looked like the PR photo – goodliness.
“Bear’s Rest “ was clean and tidy. The room layout is good, the views from the porch and the hot tub, equally so. Appointments good: thick towels, plenty of plates/drinking ware/cups/glasses. Lots of ceiling fans. Appliances fresh/new and nice/good. Good “fridge”. Water pressure “high”; water heater effective. LED lighting ... 2 rolls of TP.
TV had 2 aux HDMI ports = +.
Never used the AC ... opened windows = x-ventilation.
Parking is off the main drag and out-of -the-way
Out in the middle-of-nowhere ... quiet nights. Surrounded by mature (50-foot-or-more) Hickory trees (I guess ... ). Plus undergrowth. Every shade/tint of green known to arborists.
Used the tub several times. Ate in town three times; did not cook, other than boiling eggs & toasting a muffin or three. “Vacation”, after all! Enough power sockets. Did not use the gas grill.
Rained like a Big Dog one evening and the rain pounding on the roof was ultra-soothing. Never saw anyone ... felt supper-“safe” (Never concerned, anyway. Don’t own a firearm ... plus also live in Baja CA, Mexico.)
We’d easily, unequivocally, recommend it and would return. Winter would be a nice time: wood stove.
Kitchen sink dripped, so we used the bath sink: issueless, to me.
Next door “visitors” left their trash/garbage out ... and we had a Black Bear sow with three cubs drop by for breakfast. They were about 30-f
What a beautiful area! The cabin was nice and clean! The hot tub on the porch was incredible! We didn’t want to leave! Can’t wait to go again!
The cabin was super clean, cute, and it had everything we needed and more for our trip. Quiet location and super sweet and helpful people to rent from. Thank you guys for making our trip great!
Enjoyed my stay.
This was my Grandson and I 1st time in Helen And his 1st time in a cabin. The Cabin was very well maintained very clean smelt amazing. We loved every thing about our stay. Your staff was very respectful and checked on us. Felt comfortable about everything you all do. Your a true blessing and I will be returning to one of your cabins. Thank you so much
Great time close to everything we needed
Had a good time
We needed a place near great hiking close-to and north of Helen Ga. We rented Bears Rest.
- The location was perfect for this — 15-20 miles from Appalachian Trail access on various trails and didn’t have to drive through helen to get there. But access to helen for restaurants was easy 6 min drive south.
- 5 STAR MANAGERS. Sherry was great and always felt taken care of from the moment booked to the checkout.
- main bed comfortable
- stand-alone wood burning fireplace great, good draft, nice fires (need 14” logs!)
- good wifi and good led tv with roku..netflix, amazon etc access
- quiet (unless the renters beside you have dogs that bark...dogs are allowed so it’s possible..i love dogs, just not barking ones at midnight).
-shower has solid pressure and hot water plentiful
- the lighting was off-putting and sucked the coziness out of the cabin at night. When the lights are on, it feels cold and cheap.....all of the bulbs in every fixture were those bright “day light” bulbs that shed cold light, similar to the light inside home depot stores. Many different wattage/brightness bulbs. Lighting matters.
- there is ZERO comfortable places to sit in the cabin. None. We were hiking during the days, and needed a place to relax after. THIS IS NOT THE PLACE. The couch is old, dingy and not comfortable...better suited for a dorm room. THAT WAS IT for seatin in the main room (fireplace and tv watching). OWNERS OF THIS CABIN, PLEASE NOTE: Comfortable seating in a vacation rental is not optional...if it’s uncomfortable ****** furniture, someone who cares will write about it. And they will never rent it again. If you are reading this for insight and considering renting this place, ask if they’ve put in comfortable couch and chairs first. Otherwise don’t rent this place.
- no dishwasher, so if you plan on eating in, you’ll be doing old school dish
Our cabin was very clean and the stay was great. I'm giving four stars simply because the bed was kind of weird, but really that's nit picky, would recommend and will stay with Georgia Mountain Rentals again!
The cabin was clean and ready for us when we got there. It was a very nice cabin very warm and cozy. It was not far from town so had easy access to store's, etc. The whole time up there was great
This is the first time that my husband and I have rented a cabin, and we were glad that we selected this one. It's not too isolated or far from places you would want to go; it's conveniently close to Anna Ruby falls, Helen, and Unicoi Park. The cabin itself is adorable and was very clean (as was the hot tub), and office staff was always polite and available to answer any questions we had. I would certainly recommend this cabin, especially to couples. Thanks!
Bears Rest was the perfect cabin. It was clean, comfortable, and very cozy! We were able to have a fire in the fireplace which made it even more cozy. The hot tub is a nice touch. The cabin is only a short drive away from Helen but it is tucked away and very peaceful and quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would absolutely stay here again.
The Bears Rest cabin was very cozy. The wood floors,walls and ceiling are beautiful. The location is peaceful and close to town.
It was the absolute best stay we have ever had!!!
Thank you so much!
During this time of COVID Pandemic, it was really nice to get out of the city for a while. As we were there for the 4th of July holiday, we took advantage of the tranquil scenery and remained inside our cute little cabin away from the wonder family activities that were going on in the village. As always, it a place to spend when I need for time to stand still and again, it did just that. Our time was "just what was needed." looking forward to returning to GA Mountains real soon in the near future,
Bear’s Rest was great! We had an uncomplicated check in and checkout process. Someone even called us on Saturday to make sure we had everything we needed. Very friendly staff!
Ashley, thank you for letting us know about your stay. Give us a call to book again in the future!
I absolutely loved the bears rest rental! It was very clean and cozy..
I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay!
Cabin was very nice and clean. Had a great stay
Thank you, Deborah!
We stated in Bears Rest and we absolutely loved it. It was so peaceful and relaxing and the view was beautiful. The cabin was very accommodating and very close to everything we wanted to do. We enjoyed ourselves very much and will definitely be staying there again
We hope you make Bears Rest your home away from home!
Overall a great trip for a 1 yr anniversary! Cabin was the perfect get away. It was in a perfect location only minutes from downtown. The cabin was very clean & the bed was super comfortable! The hot tub was a great addition. However, the couch was very uncomfortable. We are planning our next anniversary trip in the same place, especially with how awesome the Georgia rental company is, Sherry was amazing helping us all through the weekend. Helping with directions & was very pleasant to deal with!
Thank you for reviewing your stay. We will be looking forward to your return!
I loved my weekend. The cabin was nice and well appointed. The hot tub was great. A very relaxing time.
We are happy that you enjoyed your time away from home. Thank you for your review.
We had a great time in Helen and the cabin was perfect for just the 2 of us. It was very clean and set up with what you needed. Was very impressed with the cost for being so nice. The only thing i wished it had was a deadbolt on the doors
I will be sure to mention that recommendation. If you have any other concerns about this property please call.
We enjoyed our weekend getaway in this wonderful secluded cabin. It was peaceful and quiet but close enough to Helen to enjoy the sights! We will definitely go back!
We can't wait to host you again very soon!
We had a wonderful stay at bears rest cabin,we would definitely return.
Thank you for reviewing the property.
We loved the wood interior of the cabin. It was accurately represented in photos. Everything was clean and ready for us. The cabin was conveniently located near parks, activities, and stores/shops in Helen. The communication with the staff was courteous and professional. We will definitely book again in the future!
I'm happy to hear that the property is accurately represented online. The fact that you enjoyed your stay is what matters the most. Thank you so much for booking with Georgia Mountain Rentals!
Wonderful time. Everything was perfect. I would recommend this property and company.
Thank you so much!
We were there for our honeymoon. Cabin was clean and kept up nicely. We would love to return and visit again someday. We loved the quiet and scenery that surrounds the cabin. We highly recommend Bears Rest Cabin from Georgia Mountain Rentals! Thank you for the great hospitality and home away from home.
Paul and Linda Burdic
Thank you for taking the time to review this property!
Very clean,well supplied and quiet. Very friendly and helpful.
We hope to have you stay again soon. Thank you so for taking the time to review us!
The Bears Rest cabin was so cute and clean! It provides a quite place to rest after a day of exploring and the hot tub is a great way to relax.
Glad you were able to enjoy your time in the mountains! Thank you so much for your review!
Very relaxing clean place
Thank you for booking with Georgia Mountain Rentals and be sure to ask about our repeat guest discount next time!
Loved it. Had a great time.
Thank you for renting with Georgia Mountain Rentals!
Great little cabin. Close to Helen and several great wineries nearby. The hot tub was excellent. Great overall romantic weekend.
Outstanding! Super Clean!
This cabin is the perfect size for a couple’s getaway. It was very clean, the hot tub was very nice although it took a while to heat up. It is a perfect distance from Helen, close but still far enough away to have that mountain feeling. The bed was very comfortable, however the sofa was not. That is really our only complaint. Being that we were there on a rainy weekend, a more comfortable sofa would have been nice to watch tv on. And we did receive a call from management during our stay to make sure everything was going well, which was nice.
Hubby and I had a wonderfully relaxing weekend. Cabin was perfect for us.
Great stay amazing rental was suprised by the near by cabins. But great little cabin
Very nice, cozy and neat cabin. This is our second rent with this company and they all have a great service, we loved it. I highly recommend it !
Thank you we so appreciate you taking the time to write your review. Nita Decker
The location of the cabin was perfect in my eyes with just being a couple miles away from Helen and still having the mountain feel. The master bed was comfortable and the hot tub was perfect! The cabin itself is decent and it was easy to get to as well.
Charlotte, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. Hope to see you in the future Nita Decker
This was our 2nd stay at this cabin. Everything was perfect. Comfy bed, great Hot tub on a covered deck.
Timothy, thank you so much for your review Nita Decker Hope to see you in the near future
Me & my fiance had an amazing stay at bears rest! The cabin was beautiful & had a very homey feeling! The location was very convenient to downtown Helen, & the cabins were spaced out enough to give enough privacy. We really enjoyed the xplorie cards also, it saved us alot of money on fun activities. Over all we had a great stay & will definitely be back again. Thank you Georgia Moutain Rentals
This Vacation spot was very peaceful and relaxing. Great location and the Bed was so comfortable. Relaxing in the HOT Tub to end the night was just Icing on the cake. Thanks for a great experience.
It was our first time to visit the area, and was very pleasant. We do plan on returning during the fall very soon.
Awesome and wonderful!
Clean and simple, bring your own corkscrew! Outside of that, it’s perfect and has enough space between cabins to be completely private!
If you are looking for just a little mountain get away here's a perfect spot. Close enough to town that it's a quick drive yet secluded enough for privacy and quiet. Cabin has a wonderful hot tub, but other then that very rustic and bare bone.
Everything during our stay was perfect!
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