Quiet location yet very close to town! Clean and like new condition. (Read our reviews!!)
Approximately 30 foot from the river - unobstructed and gorgeous view! Level backyard to the river. (See photos - photos are current and up to date)
Riverside Relaxation features: A spacious and relaxing upscale one bedroom - one bath condo style home with a large and beautiful two-sided gas fireplace (Liv. rm and bedrm). It is a clean, comfortable and spacious home right on the gentle Chattahoochee River with an in town location for the ease of enjoying Helen's many venues and year round activities. The condo has covered parking. It is like new and warmly furnished and decorated. The condo building has 4 units - 2 lower and 2 upper. This home is on the lower level. There is one easy flight of stairs to the condo or an elevator is available (occasionally unavailable-check with owner if it’s use is a necessity). Exterior hallway has video security. Read below for room-by-room info and a list of "Things to Do" in Helen.
The front balcony (small/Juliet style), just off the dining room, provides a street view and a view of a few business establishments. Guests can also watch most parades, horse drawn carriage tours and mountain sunsets from this balcony.
A gorgeous view of the river and backyard can be enjoyed from the covered rear deck, bedroom and living room. The backyard is level terrain with the Chattahoochee approximately 30 foot away from the condo. The river has a resident/guest access beach area for swimming or fishing. Peaceful and undeveloped Unicoi State Park is across the river.
Room by room details and amenities:
The living room has a comfortable leather sofa and recliner and two cushioned wooden chairs (extra chair in bedroom). It has a large, beautiful, very easy to use two sided gas log fireplace (seasonal- unavailable in summer) that can be viewed from the living room and the bedroom, a new (2017) 50" big screen TV, Dish with HD, DVD player, Wi-Fi and a MP3 player with hook up to Bose speakers. A view of the river can be seen from the living room. Living room door opens to the covered deck.
The dining room has a table with seating for six, a coat closet, a side curio cabinet and a wine sidebar. Wine sidebar has empty cupboards for your own pantry food items. Double doors open to a small balcony off the dining room. Balcony view includes the passing by of collector cars, Helen's horse drawn carriage tours, seasonal parades and other events.
The full kitchen features granite counter top, stainless steel appliances (side by side refrigerator, smooth top electric stove and oven, dishwasher, built in microwave), cloths washer/dryer, breakfast bar, drip coffee pot, blender, toaster, hand mixer, crock pot, plenty of cookware, dishes and silverware. Three bar stools at kitchen breakfast bar provide extra seating.
The home has one bedroom. It is roomy with a comfortable king-size bed (new in 2017 pillowtop mattress). Bed linens, pillows and blankets are provided. The bedroom has a black out the light curtain on the street side to help you sleep. Bedroom also has ample closet and dresser storage for your personal belongings. You can settle right in just like home. A door from the bedroom opens onto the covered deck. A view of the river can be seen from the bedroom.
The over-sized bathroom includes a jetted tub (big enough for two), a separate shower and a cabinet with plenty of towels, wash cloths, storage and counter space for personal items.
Your home away from home has a relaxing covered rear deck overlooking the Chattahoochee River with an open and unobstructed river view. Across the river, the view is of a gradual hillside preceding an undeveloped area of beautiful Unicoi State Park. The rear deck has a table with four chairs and a new (fall 2016) gas grill. Enjoy a quiet morning with a hot beverage or have a private candle lite dinner for two at your very own riverside table.
Things to do:
First of all, you can stay busy or you can just relax at the Riverside Relation condo. Just as its name implies, if you don't want to do anything but put your feet up, relax and simply watch the river water go by.
The "in town" location of Riverside Relaxation allows for ease of walking to and enjoying the variety of activities Helen has to offer. You are within walking distance or very close proximity to the following: the event Festhalle, Christmas festivities, various parades (some viewed right from the condo's front balcony), wedding chapel, miniature golf, 4th of July fireworks, annual hot air balloon race (first week in June- ck. Helen visitor website for dates or contact me), summer tubing on the river, a waterpark (with a pool, waterslides and a lazy river), riverside picnic park, downtown's city park, Helen's Arts and Heritage Center (a small museum), Betty's Country Grocery Store (warmly unique with all the essentials), liquor stores, many interesting and engaging shops, numerous restaurants (from casual to upscale, traditional to German fare, some with outside seating, some on the river, several with evening live music), horse drawn carriage tours, the trail head to hike from Helen to Unicoi State Park and much more.
A family style roller coaster is coming in summer 2019.
Within a half mile to two miles from the condo you can experience Heritage Trail (shaded, level, paved sidewalk paralleling the Chattahoochee River), historic Nora Mill Granary and General Store (freshly milled whole grains and other merchandise), Habersham Winery, antiquing, the historic Old Sautee Store (rocking chair porch and interesting history, souvenirs and gifts), Hardman Farm and Indian Mound Historic Site (in Sautee), the educational Folk Pottery Museum (in Sautee), the lovely Lavender Shop (in Sautee), Fred's Famous Peanuts roadside store, Woody's Mountain Bike Rental (with trail location info), Innsbrook Golf Course (hilly and beautiful- open to the public), two miniature golfs, Cool River Zipline (some ziplines go over the Chattahoochee, have an awesome wall climbing, aerial walkways and more) , Chickamauga Creek covered bridge and Unicoi State Park.
Within two to five miles: Anna Ruby Falls (trail is paved, gradual incline), Yonah Mountain Vineyard, several other local and well rated wineries, Cabbage Patch Kids Babyland, Smithgall Woods State Park and many, many other places of interest.
If you are out driving the scenic countryside you might wish to enjoy two spectacular waterfall trails just 6-7 miles away (Dukes Creek Falls and Raven Cliff Falls - both off Hyw 348). Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia, is approx. 40 minutes north of Helen. A number of beautiful vistas can be enjoyed at roadside pull offs and along hiking trails including those at Brasstown Bald. Southeast of Helen, two interesting shops (Mark of the Potter and Serendipity) are about 10 miles north of Clarksville on Hwy197. The surrounding area, GA Highways 129, 75 and 348 has a number of other spectacular sightseeing interests. These routes also provide access to a number of trails including the Appalachian Trail as well as ziplining, horseback riding, ATV and winter snowmobile adventures can be experienced at Sunburst Adventures in Clarksville.
Relax and Enjoy:
Indulge in your private candle lite jetted tub.
In cooler months, snuggle in front of your radiant gas log fireplace in the bedroom and the living room.
Unwind on the covered deck watching the river and summer tubers go by, the occasional ducks or people fishing.
Riverside Relaxation and the charming Alpine town of Helen both offer so much including the feeling of home.
Our place is a great place to stay for your north Georgia get away. Click "contact owner" if you have any questions.