Cabin / Bungalow - Rating 4.7 (58)

River Retreat


Bedroom 2 bedrooms
Bathroom 2 baths
Guests 6 guests
Pets Not Allowed Pets Not Allowed

  • Location: Helen
  • Type: Cabin / Bungalow

Location Location

Description Description
Gaze out at the Chattahoochee River from just about every room. Open the windows and listen to the rippling flow of the water. Breathe the fresh air and enjoy the view from the deck in the hot tub. This cabin has fully-equipped kitchen and gas grill on the deck for meals cooked at home. Would you rather eat out? River Retreat is within walking distance to downtown Helen! The cozy couch is the perfect spot to snuggle up near the gas fireplace on chilly evenings. Bring some quarters with you and relive the 80's with a game of Pac-man or any of the other 28 games on the arcade machine upstairs. The main floor king bedroom has a bath with a walk-in shower. The upstairs king bedroom shares a bath with the guests staying in the loft. This bath features a shower/tub combination. In the loft there is a full size bed for two and a futon for one. This cabin has the perfect parking for those riding or bringing motorcycles up to the mountains.

Pets are not allowed at River Retreat.


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Amenities 15 Amenities
  • Waterfront Property
Amenities
  • Child's Highchair
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • DisplayRate
  • Full
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washer & Dryer
Area
  • Downtown Helen
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Reviews Rating 4.7 (58) Reviews
Rating 5
Best coldest relaxed days I ever had
My stay here was great I love this place...the only problem I had this time was the pipe busting....and the tv up stairs needs to be worked on it never have worked since I been going here.....other than that I love it
Anonymous from White Plains - Posted: 12/28/2022
Thanks for the review. Oh my goodness that was a cold weekend. Glad we could get you squared away on a holiday weekend! And the TV upstairs is DVD only FYI. Thanks for being a repeat customer!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Perfect Cabin Adventure
Our cabin rental was absolutely perfect. It was clean, comfortably furnished, kitchen was equipped with everything we needed, lovely deck with the therapeutic sound of the river below the deck. Loved that it had a washer and dryer! We hope to return again.
Anonymous from Tijeras - Posted: 10/11/2022
Thank you for staying with us. Hope to see you in the future.
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Great for our Family of 5
Great location close to town. The kids loved playing in the river. Cabin beds were very comfortable. Kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. Would definitely stay again.
Anonymous from Merritt Island - Posted: 7/16/2022
Thanks for letting us know what you enjoyed about River Retreat! So glad you had a fun family stay.
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Relaxing River Retreat
We’ve been vacationing in this area for a few years and this is my favorite cabin we’ve stayed in so far (when we’re not looking for isolation). The floor plan sleeps quite a few and it’s such a comfortable, spacious cabin with easy access to the river. Even though it’s across from the water park and tubing is up the river, the tubers get out before coming by the cabin, and we never heard any noise from the park inside the cabin. There were 5 of us and I do wish there were a few more plates and bowls, but we managed fine. The only real complaint I had was the incredibly weak internet for our devices (laptop and phones). This was only an issue at night as we were out exploring all day. The tvs worked fine most of the time, but we never could get some of our devices to connect properly, and the ones that did never would load anything. For their part, property management did reach out the the internet provider each time I called. Not sure what the issue was. In the end, I would stay here again for the cabin itself and location!
Anonymous from Greenville - Posted: 6/20/2022
Lisa, thank you for staying with us. We are having the Wi-Fi company come out and work on the Wi-Fi, We hope to see you in the future..
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Nice 4 day birthday get away
Had a great time walking around helen. Anna ruby falls was wonderful.The cabin was great and close enough to walk to downtown
Anonymous from Kingsland - Posted: 3/22/2022
Glad you enjoyed the cabin and Helen! There are so many waterfall hikes in the area -- we can give you information about additional ones next time.
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 4
Luxury.... relaxing
I always enjoy my stay here this will be the third time I visit this property.....very satisfying.....
Anonymous from White Plains - Posted: 3/2/2022
Thank you so much!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Paradise
This rental felt like a home away from home.
Anonymous from GA - Waycross - Posted: 11/21/2021
Rating 3
Mountain weekend
Experience was great minus the Cockroach infestation. The infestation made it very uncomfortable to stay. My wife even woke up one night with one crawling on her arm. We had two kids that were 1 years old and under and it made us uncomfortable to have them on the floor. It wasn’t that clean and overall my family was not 100% sold on coming back.
Anonymous from Decatur - Posted: 11/3/2021
Rating 5
Great “Familymoon”!
My husband and I, as well as our 2 kids, stayed here a couple nights after we got married. It was a beautiful cabin! Helen was a wonderful getaway for us. Everything was great! My only “complaints” would have to be the fireplace not working for us (maybe user error, but there were no instructions on how to use��) and how the tubing place is directly behind the cabin (that cannot be helped, but it did take away from the beautiful scenery a little)
Even with those two things, we would return in a heartbeat. Thank you for having us! ��
Anonymous from Orange City - Posted: 10/21/2021
Rating 5
Luxury.... relaxing
I loved it can't wait to return in February
Anonymous from White Plains - Posted: 9/15/2021
Rating 4
Great Experience
The cabin was great and extremely cute. We enjoyed staying snd despite fighting off Hurricane Ida with 2 kids, we made the best of it. The scariest part would have definitely watching the river rise. It was spooky but we kept an eye out on it in case we had to move the car. The river was closed the entire time we were there so it messed up plans, keep an eye on the weather so you can truly enjoy! Also, bring a roll or quarters! They have an arcade stand but you have to pay to play. Other than this it was great!
Anonymous from Oxford - Posted: 9/4/2021
Rating 5
Alpine getaway
We spent the week relaxing and enjoying family time in Alpine Helen. The cabin was in the perfect location to enjoy the town, but feel like you are further away, There is plenty to do around Helen. We tubed the Hooch at Helen Tubing, antiquing and ate at several of the local restaurants.
Anonymous from Greendale - Posted: 8/28/2021
Rating 5
Mountain stay
Great location right on the river
Anonymous from New Smyrna Beach - Posted: 8/23/2021
Rating 5
Summer get away
We have gone to this cabin for the past two years,love the location
Anonymous from Sarasota - Posted: 8/6/2021
Rating 4
Beautiful house, great access to creek.
First thing we noticed when we parked under house was there was debris and scrubs from previous flooding in the carport area the yard was over grown with weeds. The house and view/access to creek was amazing. Really enjoyed the jacuzzi and setting out on the deck. We had a great time and will visit again.
Anonymous from Macon - Posted: 6/17/2021
Rating 4
summer getaway
The cabin was very clean. the property needed up keep grass, bushes.
Anonymous from sautee - Posted: 6/15/2021
Rating 5
Perfect spot and location!
Was the perfect location was right on the river and so close to everything else! The cabin was wayyyyyyy bigger than expected or that the pictures on Vrbo give it credit for! The kitchen had everything my family needed which is main reason we rented a cabin instead of hotel stay! It was actually perfect I told my husband the whole time how happy just the cabin made me feel so thank you!
Anonymous from Eatonton - Posted: 6/8/2021
Rating 4
Cute cabin on the river
Very relaxing, location was ok, not as close to downtown as expected. Some of the den furniture had holes in it, recliner, and cleaning Cree can be more detailed/thorough, outside especially. Cabin only had a fee spoons for use.But the most aggravation was the TV kept losing I turned connection every few minutes which made it hard to watch anything. Overall it was a good stay.
Anonymous from Eclectic - Posted: 5/31/2021
Rating 4
Friends getaway
The cabin was great, very clean and great location. My only complaints were that we didn't know the 3rd bedroom was completely open and there wasn't anywhere close to take the trash. I would stay here again, it was beautiful!
Anonymous from Flowery Branch - Posted: 4/21/2021
Rating 3
Not three bedrooms.
This property is advertised as a 3 bedroom condo. The third bedroom is an open loft with a bed. I would not have rented this property if I had known. Additionally, directly across the river is a waterpark. There was loud maintenance at the waterpark daily. Was looking forward to a peaceful stay by the river. That did not happen.
Anonymous from Kennesaw - Posted: 4/13/2021
Rating 5
Enjoyable
We really enjoyed. Nice area I would visit again. Didn’t really know what to do there but I enjoyed my family time. I feel it should be a list of activities or sites to visit. We had some minor ssues at the property but we managed. We loved it.
Anonymous from Unadilla - Posted: 12/1/2020
Rating 5
Georgia mtns.
very nice, would recommend.
Anonymous from Crossville - Posted: 11/17/2020
Thank you, Shay!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Kennesaw Guest
Very relaxing. Great accommodations.
Anonymous from Kennesaw - Posted: 10/27/2020
Rating 4
Octoberfest 2020
The cabin was great but there was no way to watch any of the games on tv. We had to buy a subscription for a smart tv app. It would have been nice to know that ahead of time to bring a small antenna and save that money. Also no tvs were hooked up in the bedrooms.
Anonymous from Augusta - Posted: 10/22/2020
Rating 5
Relax...
We were very happy with the overall experience at River Retreat! It was super cozy, the beds are amazing, I wanted to take them home! My husband and I stayed in the king room upstairs. All good except no cable, or movie devices working. They got someone over quickly and set up a DVD player for us, and brought some to watch. I was impressed by the quick reaction. Lot's of linens, extra blankets, lots of kitchen needs. We recommend!
Anonymous from Fort Myers - Posted: 10/18/2020
Rating 5
Girl’s Trip
Our stay was great. It is a cute place with a great view of the river. We also liked how close to downtown Helen we were. We are considering on coming back next year and making this a yearly tradition.
Anonymous from Griffin - Posted: 10/13/2020
Brandy, an annual stay at River Retreat sounds wonderful! If you stay with us again in the future make sure you call to let us know that you are a repeat guest.
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 4
Nice Place
We enjoyed our cabin and our stay. only disappointment was that no restaurants delivered food except for pizza.
Anonymous from NEW PORT RICHEY - Posted: 10/11/2020
Ron, I am happy that you enjoyed you time at the cabin. I also wish we had more delivery services in our area but unfortunately we do not.
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Review
Thank you so much for this trip! It was my first time going to Helen ga! I loved every moment and I thank everybody who made it possible. Thank you so much. Your staff we funny nice and very kind and generous to even answer questions about Helen. I will def be going back sometimes soon and booking with you guys again.
Anonymous from Byron - Posted: 10/4/2020
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We will look forward to your future visits!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Can’t wait till next year to do it again
It was quiet relaxing a great location nice walk to downtown loved is very clean
Anonymous from Sarasota - Posted: 8/9/2020
Rating 5
Amazing
The cabin was amazing. Perfect location. Very clean and the beds were so comfortable. So fun to be in the river. We did not want to leave.
Anonymous from TAMPA - Posted: 8/2/2020
Rating 4
Awesome rental for a dream vacation
Great location, beautiful place. Everything was clean and carefully set for ur comfort.
Anonymous from HAINES CITY - Posted: 7/28/2020
Rating 5
Mountain Vacation
Excellent! Could not have been any better
Anonymous from Mc Rae Helena - Posted: 7/12/2020
Rating 5
Wonderful March Helen Trip
My wife, parents, and myself really enjoyed the cabin. The covered deck was really nice given the rainy weather because we could still sit and listen to river.
Anonymous from Munford - Posted: 3/30/2020
Thank you for your review! We look forward to your return.
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Wonderful visit
This cabin was very cozy and super clean. Very close to town with all the amenities. There was also a washer drier that made everything much more refreshing. There was also a dish washer so I didn’t have to do all the dishes.
Anonymous from Bedford - Posted: 3/15/2020
Rating 5
Perfect spot!
This cabin was perfect for a little weekend getaway for us and our friends. Everything was clean and setup so cute upon arrival. The cabin itself was amazing. It’s right on the river with its own private spot. Compared to the other rentals in the area, this one had the best cabin feel and felt more secluded. There’s a double layered deck with lots of seating and a hot tub. Not to mention the extremely short drive to downtown. It was perfect! We will definitely be back!
Anonymous from Marietta - Posted: 3/10/2020
Rating 5
Helen Georgia trip
Georgia mountain rentals is an excellent company to assist you with your rental. I was moved in to this cabin after a bad experience with neighbor dogs on arrival at a different cabin outside of Helen. This cabin is amazing and was perfect for our family trip. My husband and son went trout fishing outside the back door. The beds were very comfortable and the cabin decor was very nice. I would only upgrade the living room tv but all in all we didn't watch it much because we were busy. The wifi worked well but glitched a few times and we reset it. If you have kids you know they like their wifi! The location was perfect and it was very quiet. I would stay here again!!
Anonymous from Villa Rica - Posted: 2/25/2020
Rating 5
great cabin
great cabin close enough for easy access to helen, far enough away for peace and quiet.
Anonymous from Metairie - Posted: 12/1/2019
Thank you for allowing us to host your stay!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
peaceful
Good location. Plenty of room. Very peaceful. Will stay again.
Anonymous from Eustis - Posted: 11/20/2019
Thank you for your review!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Helen
Excellent overall. We will rent this cabin again
Anonymous from Evans - Posted: 11/12/2019
Thank you for taking the time to review!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Exceeded Expectations
Booked the River Retreat cabin for a 2-night stay; super impressed with the cleanliness, amenities, and location! Beds are very comfortable, bathrooms are spacious, and the balcony overlooking the river is a perfect place to drink coffee, play cards, or sit in the hot tub. Plus, Georgia Mountain Rentals customer service was 5-star. Will definitely be back!
Anonymous from Chattanooga - Posted: 9/10/2019
We will look forward to your return to the cabin!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
River Retreat
Great location in the heart of Helen. I was worried about noise since we usually opt for more isolated cabins, but it was quiet inside and there is a noise ordinance at night.
Anonymous from Greenville - Posted: 7/20/2019
If you come back again be sure to let us know that you're a repeat guest. Sometimes the noise can bother guests during the summer so I am happy to hear that this was tolerable for you and your guest.
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Beautiful cabin in a great location
We were very pleased with our rental! The place was beautiful and clean. It was well-equipped for our needs. The location was in a great proximity to town - far enough to be quiet but close enough to walk in (about a 15/20 minute walk). The management company was also friendly and checked on us to make sure everything was good. We recommend that folks visit Babyland General Hospital if you have young children and tubing on the Chattahoochee. Our favorite restaurants in Helen and nearby are Nachoochee Village Tavern, North Georgia BBQ and Clyde’s (in Cleveland).
Anonymous from Bridgeville - Posted: 5/18/2019
I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our little tourist town and our rental company! We hope to see you again very soon! I also agree with the recommendations listed above; those are some very wonderful places!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Sping Break: River Retreat
Decided to spend Spring Break in Helen, GA instead of the beaches or Disney. Was glad we did.
Anonymous from Fairhope - Posted: 5/3/2019
Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! We so appreciate each and every one of the guests giving us the ability to host their vacations! See you again soon!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Great Experience
We stayed in April when the water park across the river was closed. Very peaceful. I imagine it wouldn't have been so quiet later in the year but very family friendly. The river is beautiful from this cabin. Just a few steps off the deck and we were wading and fishing. Customer service was wonderful. Cabin well stocked with kitchen utensils. Loved the hot tub and gas fireplace. We drank coffee and listened to the river from the porch. Wonderful anniversary getaway.
Anonymous from Covington - Posted: 4/29/2019
It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your review and we hope to have you visit again soon!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Cozy cabin by the river
Love this place and location was great. Will definitely stay here again.
Anonymous from Avera - Posted: 4/29/2019
Thank you for your review!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Great cabin
Have used GMR twice. Very communicative and proffessional. Very responsive. Our cabin had great location for town activities. Our stay at River Retreat was in March when water park, which is directly across from cabin, was closed. This could be a noise issue if open and you wanted quiet time on your river side porch. Hot tub is a great amenity. Kitchen well stocked. Plenty of towels provided.
Anonymous from Chesapeake City - Posted: 4/3/2019
Thank you for choosing Georgia Mountain Rentals Mary! We look forward to your future stays!
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
View pretty view
The vacation spot was utterly amazing, location was beautiful, it does have a lot of close neighbors but overall is good. Only complaint is the main sound system didnt work off of the dvd player, and no batteries in the remotes. But overall a great price.
Anonymous from leesburg - Posted: 3/7/2019
Rating 5
great time
very nice ptoperty
Anonymous from Johnston - Posted: 12/18/2018
Rating 5
River Retreat was really neat..
We have rented many cabins in Helen, each with their own set of issues or problems. The River Retreat was a nice unit. We noticed a heavily stained dish-rag in the pack of clean linens. I also noticed some of the silverware and cereal bowls were missing. I sent an email to Georgia Mtn. Rentals and within an hour, they brought us all new kitchen linens, new cereal bowls, and a complete set of new silverware. Thank you for the prompt response.

The cabin is in a good location, was very clean and just the right size for 5 adults and a child. It is located at the very (east) end of town and may be a long walk to the town center for some. For us, we enjoyed the long walks in the crisp November air. Not only would I recommend this cabin to friends, I would love to buy it if it ever came up for sale. Overall, River Retreat offers a rustic setting, a beautiful view of the river and is a good value.
Anonymous from Tierra Verde - Posted: 11/26/2018
Rating 5
Best Family Getaway In Years
The cabin was perfect and the location was awesome. We walked into town the first day and it was not far at all. My grown kids loved the river and the fireplace. We will definitely be returning to River Retreat!
Anonymous from Milledgeville - Posted: 10/24/2018
Rating 5
Great place to stay!
What a wonderful cabin, we enjoyed the whole experience!
Anonymous from Lakeland - Posted: 9/14/2018
Rating 5
Just right!
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at this very clean, well-appointed cabin. Cheryl, I believe her name was, was very helpful and friendly when I made the arrangements. We couldn't have been happier with the cabin. The furnishings were clean, appealing, and fresh. It was a very inviting atmosphere. We loved the river access and listening to it during the evening. It was very peaceful. The water park across the river wasn't a problem to us. We were well aware of the popularity of the town and the river's edge. We plan to return!
Anonymous from Saint Louis - Posted: 7/23/2018
Rating 5
Lovely weekend retreat...
Everything was wonderful... Better than I had previously expected...
Anonymous from Bloomingdale - Posted: 7/6/2018
Cory, Thank you so much for your review, we so appreciate you taking the time to write it and hope to see you again. Nita
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
Great in-town, riverfront cabin
We were very pleased with the cleanliness, size and quality of the accommodations and the outstanding riverfront location. We did not mind being across from the waterpark even though we'd initially had concerns.

We only had 2 suggestions for improvement. First, the TVs and media players should be brought up to date. Tube TVs and combo VHS/DVD players are ridiculous at this rental price. We spent all day hiking, tubing, and otherwise outdoors, but at night it would have been nice to relax and watch a bluray on a decent television. The second complaint is the kitchen dishes, particularly the lack of any lidded storage containers, was a disappointment. We rented a cabin instead of a hotel for the purpose of being able to cook our own meals. The kitchen was sparsely stocked which made it unnecessarily complex to prep and store our food.
Anonymous from Sorrento - Posted: 7/1/2018
Rating 5
AWESOME
The place is awesome. We had a great time on the honeymoon! The house was NICE!
Anonymous from Arabi - Posted: 6/23/2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate it. Hope you come back to see us. Congratulations! Nita Decker
Georgia Mountain Rentals staff
Rating 5
River Retreat
The location and cabin was great! we have ben to Helen many times and this spot was perfect for us!
Anonymous from Harlem - Posted: 6/5/2018
Rating 4
good place
mattress in upstairs bedroom is done.throw it away.also would wake up every morning with water eyes and sneezing.the statement about no unapproved pets has me wandering.does that mean there has been pets before.cant do inside pets.beautiful place,would stay there again would just sleep in the down stairs bedroom, after i found out that there has NEVER been a pet in one of the beds.....
Anonymous from Gordon - Posted: 4/12/2018
Rating 5
Relaxing
Nice to sit on deck and listen to the river
Anonymous from Thomasville - Posted: 3/22/2018
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