Want some old fashioned fun on the river????

Ready to have some FUN!!!
Ready to have some FUN!!!this was caught behind the cabin 4/20101 of 2 rope swings..it's fun for any agegreat kayaking, come playGreat place for the kids to tube and playsitting area by rivercome sit & relax by the river has a hammock toosandy beach at end of runLiving area wood burning fireplaceOld river rock fire place in living areaThe kitchen has everything you'll needSit on the porch and watch the river go byhot tub on porch over looking riverUp stairs bedroom with feather padded bedup stairs bedroom with fold out sofaup stairs bathDownstairs bedroom done in old farmhouse stylefarm house styledownstairs bedroomanyone can enjoy this riverview from porchoutside porchno neighborsFire pit in back yard by rivereasy acess to riveragain no neighbors
5 Reviews

From $193 / night

860 Chattahoochee Acres Drive, Helen, GA 30528
Want some old fashioned fun on the river????
2 bedrooms
6 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cabin
Per night: $200
Per week: $1,350
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Helen vacation cabin rental
From mid May to mid Sept:
FREE TUBES (6 river tubes included) AND 2 TUBE RUNS 20 min and 4 hours runs
2 Kayaks avail free
Great fishing 3-5 lb trout, shoal bass etc..

VERY EASY ACCESS TO RIVER NO STEEP STAIRS as most homes on the river in this area

JUST FEET FROM THE RIVER, great swimming area


Many honeymooners have have choosen us. No neighbors near by.

2/2 Old Farmhouse style cottage. Wonderful very private cottage right on the river.It is done like on old farmhouse inside with white washed boarded walls and ceilings. Each bedroom has vaulted ceiling with their own bath. New Jas. tub in upstairs bath.

Open the french doors and let the sounds of the river come in. Soak in the hot tub while you listen to the river go by. Or snuggle up to the huge old river rock fireplace, we even supply the wood in winter months.

In the summer use the tubes we provide to tube your private tube run.

Jump off the rope swings or relax in the river on the floats we provide, all free of charge.

We have many wildlife visiting our area. It's common to see deer and wild turkey, along with many other animals

Nancy Loomis

Area Information
Helen, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. This Northeast Georgia village has a rich history linked to the Cherokee Indians and Indian burial mounds as well as early settlers who arrived to mine for gold and cut virgin timber for a thriving lumber industry in the early 1900's.

Festivals and special events include a hot air balloon race, Winefest, Volksmarch, Oktoberfest and Christmas parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and Bavarian Nights of Summer. From mid-September through October, Helen hosts the longest Oktoberfest in the South. Alpenfest offers entertainment for visitors during the Holiday season from Thanksgiving through December. Visitors can hike the many trails to waterfalls in the area, or sit beside a cozy fire and enjoy the winter weather in the mountains.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 01 2017 Sep 16 2017 $200 $200 $1,350 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: One night's deposit for stays 5 or less nights $300 deposit for stays 6 nights or longer.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: Pets are considered and there will be a non-refundable pet fee if allowed

Reviews (5)

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Helen, Georgia

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5 reviews
Lisa Gore

Holiday Break

Lisa Gore

Cumming, GA

Holiday Break

January 5, 2010

We really enjoyed staying at Nana's Cottage the week after Christmas. It was a much needed break after the craziness of the holiday season. We enjoyed relaxing in front of the fire and sitting in the hot tub and looking out at the river. My son caught a "huge" brown trout but it got away so we'll be back to try and catch him again!!


Wonderful Getaway


Tampa, Florida

Wonderful Getaway

October 20, 2009

This is the first time we've stayed at Nana's Cottage and we'd definitely come back. It is a great location, beautifully decorated, very clean and well taken care of, with all the comforts of home - and some that we wish we had like the hot tub on the screen porch. I can't tell you how relaxing it was to explore the surrounding area and come back later in the day and relax in the hot tub and listen to the sounds of the river right outside. You can be as busy or as "unbusy" as you'd like. Very easy to get to the sights close by (Helen, Anna Ruby Falls, etc.) but truly I didn't want to leave the cottage much! We had some rain while we were there but the cottage is snug and warm inside on cooler, wet days. Nancy is a wonderful owner - very helpful and available if needed.

Marilyn Nobles

Nana's River Cottage & Garden Cottage

Marilyn Nobles

Albany, GA

Nana's River Cottage & Garden Cottage

August 18, 2009

This is our third stay at one of these two properties and love them both. The houses are comfortable and secluded, the amenities are great, and the location on the river is perfect. It is a little off the beaten path but well worth the drive. Tubes and kayaks are provided and access to the river is easy. This is one of our favorite vacation spots.

Julia Higgins

Great Retreat!

Julia Higgins

Winter Park, FL

Great Retreat!

June 10, 2009

This home is wonderful. We were looking for the perfect place to celebrate my mothers birthday where we would be able to kayak, hike, and relax. Nana's Cottage was exactly what we needed. The owner lives close by and was helpful and courteous. Nancy was there when we needed her and made everything so easy. It was perfectly and comfortable furnished and we did not want for a thing. I have spent many summers in North Georgia and this was a great find. Highly recommended!

Jim Mousseau

Great Time

Jim Mousseau

Augusta, GA

Great Time

April 13, 2009

We had a great time at Nana's Cottage. Unfortunately we encountered some bad weather while there so we were not able to enjoy everythinig it had to offer. Cute place , nicely decorated and snug when the weather is rough.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Date Rating Comment [Guest Comments: 7 positive, 0 negative]

10/05/07 Positive Nana's Cottage was awesome! It has such a "homey" atmosphere. We loved just sitting in the rocking chairs and relaxing on the screened in porch, listening to the sounds of nature. Nothing could be more relaxing or romantic than the hot tub with the view of the river. Nancy thought of everthing you could possibly need, towels, hair dryer, candles, etc. We loved the feather beds. I could go on and on. Everything was so clean, it was perfect. I highly recommend staying at Nana's.
Glenda Lyon, Tompkinsville, KY

09/22/07 Positive Beautiful cottage on a great stretch of river. We enjoyed the chance to bring along and use our kayaks. The owner was very accessable and accomodating. We will definatly be back!
Anonymous, social circle, ga

09/17/07 Positive We stayed at Nana's cottage for 4 days and 3 nights. What a great time our family had. Everything exceeded our expectations. Here are some of the things we really liked. The privacy and seclusion. The screened porch and Hot Tub!!! Tubing on the river. The fire pit. The wildlife, we saw a lot of deer. We were close enough to Helen to enjoy it but far enough away to enjoy the privacy. We intend to return next year and am happy to recommend "Nana's cottage" to everyone.
Steve, Ann, Stevie & Annemarie

09/04/07 Positive Look no further, you have found the PERFECT place to spend your vacation! Nana's Cottage is by far the best place we have stayed since we started vacationing in Helen, GA almost 4 years ago. We won't go anywhere else now! We loved the privacy and seclusion of the location yet it is still close enough to visit all the attractions of Helen and Cleveland. We loved sitting on the deck listening to the river below us and looking at all the gorgeous scenery. Such a welcome escape from the busy city life we are used to! The kids had a blast playing in the river, exploring, finding "critters", tubing, and hanging out in the hot tub! The cabin has a comfortable rustic decor that fits right in with the surroundings. Nancy is a pleasure to know and goes out of her way to accommodate...she has thought of EVERYTHING you might need during your stay there. Beach towels, hair dryer, games, books, air pump, life jackets, fan, extra pillows, bug spray, toiletries, you name it, it's probably already there! We can't wait to go back again.
Julee Kemp, Lawrenceville, GA

05/11/06 Positive I would absolutely recommend Nana's River Cottage!! It is BEAUTIFUL and PEACEFUL! It was so NICE we stayed at the cabin our whole honeymoon!! Thanks for sharing your slice of heaven with us!
Jack & Crystal Nipper

Jack & Crystal Nipper, Cordele, GA

12/07/04 N/A Guest Comment Entered By Homeowner:

By: Mary Li Creasy
This property is fabulous! The location is very private yet close to all the N. Ga. mountain attractions. We loved seeing the deer and wild turkeys on the property, tubing on the river, the hot tub, panning for gold, fising and hiking Brass Town Bald, Unicoi and Anna Ruby Falls. The cottage itself couldn''t be lovelier and the owner thought of everything. A real home away from home retreat. We are looking forward to returning in the fall!
Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5

By: Frank Castillo
As an outdoors enthusiast, I love to hike, moutain bike and such. Living in Florida, without mountains is not as exciting as with them. After many years of staying at "adequate" cabins in Georgia and North Carolina, I FINALLY found one that is close to home that felt like home, but yet gave that "vacation-get-a-way from it all" feeling. Speaking with Nancy on the phone made me feel like I made the right choice, and after driving up through the woods and making that turn - seeing the house upon the hill was jaw dropping, tongue swaying, eyes bugging GORGEOUS! Upon entering the house, seeing the immaculant wood flooring, clean like new kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms (upstairs and downstairs), the awesome fireplace, and the spectacular view of the river from the screened in porch with the Hot Tub - I was in heaven. With Helen only a few easy to drive miles away, we had everything near us to do. My girlfriend Theresa and I even easily drove to Charlotte (about 2 1/2 hours) for a football game. The cabin in within an easy drive of MANY MANY hiking trails (it was winter so no white water rafting)but shopping in Helen and Dehalanega. Nancy was an awesome host - thanks for the SpiderMan video - she was there when we needed her, and out of sight when we didn''t. My friends and I HIGHLY reccommend Nanna''s Cabin. Definately Gold Star Service.
Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5

05/06/04 N/A Guest Comment Entered By Homeowner:
By: Kirk and Leticia Hall
We have rented a "cabin" several times before in Helen, but this was by far the most memorable. At last, we found a place that captured the "feel and atmosphere" of the mountains. The cottage was so charming and we loved the feather down beds! We enjoyed the hot tub while being able to view the river. We went canoing, fishing and cuddled by the fireplace at night. This place offered something for the kids and the adults. We did not want to leave! I recommend this to anyone who enjoys privacy, nature and spending quality time with their loved ones. What an experience! Nancy could not have been more accomodating. We will definitely be back, and so will our friends and family!
Service: 5 Value: 5 Atmosphere: 5 Overall: 5

Kirk and Leticia Hall

03/15/03 Positive My husband spent hours searching the internet for the perfect cabin for our spring break. When we first walked into Nana's Cottage, we knew his time had been well spent. We had a wonderful time and plan to come back as soon as possible!
Brooke Smith, Cleveland, MS

03/11/03 Positive This cabin is the most beautiful and peaceful place we have ever been. The minute you step in the door you are in another world. The cottage itself is decorated with nothing but comfort in mind. The setting is magnificent. The sights and sounds are absolutely heavenly!! We have decided that this is 'our' place from now on!!!
Melissa & George Thompson, Gainesville, GA

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