The 10 Best Pet Friendly Cabin Rentals in Helen GA

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Of all the lovely places to visit in Georgia, the Bavarian-inspired town of Helen is probably the one we’ve visited the most. 

From its charming Alpine architecture, quirky personality, and traditional German restaurants to an array of outdoor attractions (including the 3,166-foot Yonah Mountain and the Appalachian Trail), there’s a lot to love about Helen. 

You could easily spend a week exploring all the local hiking trails and waterfalls, and then there are seasonal festivals (including Oktoberfest) and holiday festivities that make it one of best Christmas Towns in Georgia.

As die-hard dog lovers, when we visit Helen, Georgia, pet friendly cabins are a huge priority.

There are a lot of pet friendly cabins in North GA in general. But many of the pet friendly rental cabins in Helen offer stunning mountain views, access to the Chattahoochee River, and other awesome amenities. 

Read on for our in-depth guide to the best pet-friendly cabin rentals in Helen GA, which includes info on pet fees, accommodations, amenities, and fun things to do nearby. 

READ MORE: The 25 Best Things to Do in Helen GA

Pet Friendly Cabin Rentals in Helen GA Guide

(Arranged by number of bedrooms & distance to downtown Helen)

  1. Bear Creek Lodge and Cabins (Sleeps 2)
  2. Lil’ Log at Hearthstone Cabins and Camping (Sleeps 2)
  3. Mountain Laurel Cottage (Sleeps 2)
  4. Laurel Creek (Sleeps 6)
  5. Bear Paw Cottage (Sleeps 4)
  6. The TreeHouse (Sleeps 5)
  7. Sautee Paso Fino Ranch Guest House (Sleeps 4)
  8. Pawsibilities (Sleeps 6)
  9. Ridge Retreat (Sleeps 8)
  10. Chimney Mt Chalet (Sleeps 5)

READ MORE: The 10 Best Helen GA Hotels, Motels & Inns to Visit


1 Bedroom Pet Friendly Cabins in Helen GA

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1. Bear Creek Lodge and Cabins 

Distance from Downtown Helen: .5 miles

Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 1 BA

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Located less than a mile from one of our favorite Blue Ridge Mountain towns, Bear Creek Lodge & Cabins is a great option for those seeking pet friendly rentals in Helen GA.

This cozy cabin has everything you need to feel right at home, including a small kitchenette that has a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.  

Indoor entertainment options include a flat-screen cable TV as well as several different board games and puzzles. There are also bikes that guests are welcome to use, and Downtown Helen is just 0.5 miles from the cabin!

Some of their units have patios or balconies that offer beautiful views of the Chattahoochee River and nearby mountains, which can be enjoyed from the hot tubs that are attached to each rental.

This pet-friendly cabin rental has no size or breed restrictions, and your furry friends can enjoy a vacation with you for no additional fee!

Unicoi State Park is just 2.1 miles from Bear Creek Lodge, and there are numerous great hiking trails in the area.

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant & Pub, one of our favorite Helen restaurants, is within walking distance, offering an extensive menu of traditional German food and delicious desserts 

READ MORE: The 15 Best Restaurants in Helen GA for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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2. Lil’ Log at Hearthstone Cabins and Camping

Distance from Downtown Helen: 1 mile

Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 1 BA 

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Lil’ Log– a picturesque log cabin that comes with an even more perfect mountain view– is another one of our favorite pet friendly cabins in Georgia.

With its all-wood interior, fully equipped kitchen, and comfortable furniture, this rental property is ideal for a romantic getaway in North Georgia.

Amenities of this rental cabin include free WiFi, a BBQ grill, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, and an excellent location just a mile from Downtown Helen.

Bringing a 4-legged friend requires a $20 deposit, which will cover the duration of your stay. Your pooch will love the outdoor area, where you’ll find an outdoor fireplace, picnic area, and garden for guests to enjoy. 

If you enjoy lakes and waterfalls, Anna Ruby Falls and Unicoi State Park are just 7.3 miles from the property, while  Raven Cliffs Falls is only 4.8 miles away. 

There are also some great attractions less than 3 miles from Lil’ Log, including the Hardman Farm State Historic Site and the Nacoochee Indian Mounds

READ MORE: The 15 Best Waterfalls Near Helen GA

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3. Mountain Laurel Cottage 

Distance from Downtown Helen: 1 mile

400 sq ft • Sleeps 2 • 1 BR • 1 BA

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Named for one of the most beloved North Georgia wildflowers, the Mountain Laurel Cottage is a charming home located about a mile from Downtown Helen.

The rental cabin includes  a kitchen equipped with everything visitors might need to prepare a tasty meal, plus a grill on the covered porch area for cooking outdoors when the weather allows. 

There’s a flat screen TV in the cozy living room, along with a DVD player and other things you might need for some indoor entertainment. 

Dogs are welcome for a small fee of $25 each, and there are numerous hiking trails and parks nearby that they’ll love to explore with you.

If you’ve forgotten to pack something or just need extra supplies, there’s a convenience store located on site. Or you can travel into the town of Helen and explore everything the city has to offer. 

Located just 1.2 miles from the cabin is The Heidelberg, one of the traditional German restaurants in Helen. Its Alpine-influenced 3-level building is one of the most recognizable buildings on the Downtown Helen square. 

There are also many other great restaurants and coffee shops nearby, including the delicious Hofer’s Bakery & Café and Yonah Coffee Company.

READ MORE: 15 Helen GA Hiking Trails Worth Exploring

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4. Laurel Creek

Distance from Downtown Helen: 1.1 mile

576 sq ft • Sleeps 6 • 1 BR • 1 BA

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If you’re looking for great rental cabins in Helen, the Laurel Creek cabin ups the ante as one of the area’s few pet-friendly cabins with hot tub access. 

The kitchen features marble counter tops and everything you might need to cook a nice meal, including a microwave, oven, fridge, dishwasher, and coffee maker.

There’s an open floor plan to allow a seamless transition from the kitchen to the living area, where you’ll find comfortable furniture, a large flat-screen cable TV, and a fireplace. 

Their hot tub is on a covered deck area, so you can lounge in the relaxing jets and enjoy the beautiful nature of the surrounding forest.

You’ll also find a BBQ grill on the deck, and there’s a picnic table and fire pit in the backyard as well. 

Visitors are welcome to bring their pets for no additional charge. They’ll have plenty of room to roam in the large yard, or you can take them to walk around the beautiful lake at Unicoi State Park (which is 2.4 miles away). 

Yonah Mountain Vineyards is just 7 miles away, offering visitors a chance to enjoy gorgeous scenic views while tasting their award-winning North Georgia wines.

READ MORE: The 20 Best Wineries in the North Georgia Mountains

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5. Bear Paw Cottage

Distance from Downtown Helen: 3.1 miles

Sleeps 4 1 BR 1 BA

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If you’re looking for a perfect rustic cabin that offers both charm and privacy, check out the Bear Paw Cottage. 

This pet friendly cabin rental can sleep up to 4 guests, and welcomes up to two cats or dogs (as long as they meet the weight restriction of 50 pounds or less). 

The cabin has a kitchenette equipped with a coffee maker, two-burner hot plate, microwave, and mini fridge, while the living room boasts a stone fireplace and a flat-screen TV with streaming channels. 

Its front patio offers guests a swing and a hot tub perfect for relaxing, and the yard features a fire pit, grill, and comfy outdoor furniture. 

For those who enjoy hiking, the Chattahoochee National Forest is less than a mile from the rental property, and the beloved Anna Ruby Falls is 1.8 miles away. 

The city of Helen is just 3.1 miles from the cabin, offering visitors opportunities to explore its myriad shops and restaurants

READ MORE: The 40 Best North Georgia Cabin Rentals


2 Bedroom Pet Friendly Cabins in Helen GA

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6. The TreeHouse

Distance from Downtown Helen: 0.5 miles

1200 sq. ft • Sleeps 5 • 2 BR • 2 BA

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One of our favorite pet friendly cabins in North Georgia, the TreeHouse rental is a beautiful home located within easy walking distance of Downtown Helen.

The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and cookware, while the cozy living room features a flat screen TV and comfortable furniture.

There are large windows throughout the home to let in natural light, which offer amazing views of the nature that surrounds the home.

You can also enjoy those views from the large deck, which features a relaxing hot tub, BBQ grill, and outdoor furniture. 

Pets are allowed at The TreeHouse with no additional fee and no breed restrictions.

This home hidden in the trees is located a half-mile from the town’s center. It’s also near the Chattahoochee River, where visitors can go river tubing and kayaking during warmer seasons.

Don’t miss a chance to visit Helen during the winter, because it’s a great place to celebrate Christmas in Georgia. In fact, it’s considered one of the best Christmas towns in the USA, with several holiday movies filmed there!

READ MORE: The 15 Best Treehouse Rentals in the Georgia Mountains

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7. Sautee Paso Fino Ranch Guest House

Distance from Downtown Helen: 4.7 miles

1,652 sq. ft • Sleeps 4 • 2 BR • 2 BA

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Located on a private road less than 5 miles from Downtown Helen, the 2BR/2BA Sautee Paso Fino Ranch Guest House can comfortably house up to 4 guests and is perfectly furnished to ensure a good stay. 

The first thing you’ll see as you’re driving up to the property is a sweeping view of the beautiful North Georgia mountains. This scenery alone is worth the cost of the rental! 

Colorful flowers and rose bushes decorate the property, with the lovely landscaping viewable from the deck. 

Inside the home you’ll find a spacious living room with cozy furniture, flat screen TV, and a fireplace. The full kitchen has everything you’ll need for meals, including modern appliances and dishes. 

If you want to bring pets, you’ll need to bring a kennel and follow the 50-pound weight restriction, but there’s no additional fee required. 

Tucked away between Unicoi State Park and the Nacoochee Valley, this rental cabin offers guests opportunities to hike and explore the surrounding area without traveling too far. 

This location would be a great option for anyone visiting Helen for Oktoberfest or other festivals, offering a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the town.

READ MORE: The 10 Best Things to Do in Sautee Nacoochee GA (Near Helen)

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8. Pawsibilities

Distance from Downtown Helen: 7.7 miles

1040 sq. ft • Sleeps 6 • 2 BR • 2 BA

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If you visit North Georgia when the fall colors begin to peak or at Christmas, the weather tends to be much cooler than in the dog days of summer

This is when cabin rentals in Helen GA with hot tub access become increasingly attractive, especially if the property allows guests to bring their pets along. The 2BR/2BA Pawsibilities cabin offers both of those amenities and more!

If you’re looking to bring your dogs, there will be a fee of $75 for the first pet and $25 for another. Note that there is a weight limit of 30 pounds. 

Located under 8 miles from the center of town, this cabin rental has a beautifully updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and everything you need to make meals. The adjacent dining area offers enough room for six people.

The living room has a fireplace, flat screen TV, and leather couches. There’s also a game room, which features Skee-ball, a foosball table, and an air hockey table that can entertain guests for hours. 

Outside you’ll find a covered deck and patio area furnished with rocking chairs, a dining table, BBQ grill, and hot tub.

One of the nearby places that every Helen tourist must visit is the historic  Old Sautee Store, which was established 7 years after the Civil War ended. They sell a variety of different foods, baked goods, farmer’s cheese, and souvenirs.

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3 Bedroom Pet Friendly Cabins in Helen GA

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9. Ridge Retreat

Distance from Downtown Helen: 1 mile

1250 sq. ft • Sleeps 8 • 3 BR • 2 BA

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If you’re looking for pet friendly cabins in Helen, Georgia that offer mountain views and are full of charm, check out the Ridge Retreat at Hearthstone Cabins and Camping.

Located just a mile from the center of town, this cabin rental in Helen GA can comfortably house up to 8 guests. 

The spacious kitchen is equipped for preparing meals with a microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and a refrigerator. There’s a large dining room table and charming living room located right next to the kitchen.

In the living room you’ll find comfortable furniture, a flat-screen TV with streaming abilities, and plenty of board games and books to keep everyone entertained. 

Each of the three bedrooms in the house features large windows for natural lighting and comfortable beds. Visitors are welcome to bring their pets for an additional $25 charge per animal.

There’s a backyard deck with a BBQ grill and outdoor dining table. Out front you’ll find a covered porch with patio furniture, where guests can sit a spell and enjoy the mountain views. 

For those who enjoy exploring the great outdoors, there are several excellent hiking trails within 3 miles of the home.  

READ MORE: 15 Fun, Festive Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Helen GA

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10. Chimney Mt Chalet

Distance from Downtown Helen: 5.8

Sleeps 5 • 3 BR • 2 BA

Check rates: VRBO

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, just 5.8 miles from the center of Helen, the Chimney Mt Chalet offers beautiful views and great amenities for guests to enjoy.

This lovely home has hardwood flooring throughout, and large windows to let in all the natural light. 

Walking in, guests are greeted with an open living room that features a large leather couch, fireplace, and Smart TV that’s perfect for a relaxing night in.

The full kitchen has a gas stove top and oven, plus plenty of counter space and all the other essentials for making a delicious meal. 

Outside you’ll find a screened-in porch with patio furniture. The spacious deck also features a porch swing, BBQ grill, and a hot tub that’s be great for soaking after a long day of exploring local waterfall hiking trails

There’s a second fireplace in the master bedroom, which also has an impressive en-suite bathroom. The other two bedrooms in the home are just as comfortable. 

This pet-friendly cabin includes one-time pet fee of $75, and there’s a kennel in the home for your pets to use. 

The Chimney Mt Chalet is located next to the Chattahoochee National Forest, where you and your pets can explore the wilderness together for hours on end. -by Samantha Dickens and Bret Love; all photos via &


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Stay on marked trails, take only pictures, pack out your trash, and be considerate of others who share the trails and parks you explore. 

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Born in Augusta GA, Samantha Dickens came of age on a 7-acre farm in Waynesboro GA, where she was surrounded by dairy cows, chickens, and the occasional goat. She's always dreamed of being a writer, filling multiple notebooks with short stories as a child. After hiking portions of the Appalachian Trail in North Georgia with her grandparents, she also found a love of exploring the outdoors. She went on to major in Communications at Arizona State University while working as an intern for Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Guide. Since graduating, she's balanced her burgeoning career with her duties as a writer and PR assistant for BRMTG.