by Wendy Irvine
Nestled in the Georgia Mountains is Unicoi State Park & Lodge that features a variety of ways to snooze. The Lodge has 100 standard guestrooms giving guests a choice of a king, two queens or a spacious loft (two doubles and a loft sleeping space). Cabins offer one-, two-, and three-bedrooms. The Smith Creek Cabins have two-bedrooms, two-baths plus a full kitchen and are loaded in privacy.
The most requested cabins – and the ones that will charm the kids — are the barrel cabins that offer a one-bedroom with a pullout sofa or a two-bedroom with a king or two queen beds. If you have a large family consider the deluxe cabin with two king bedrooms, one queen bedroom, a pullout sofa, a full kitchen, cable, and a fireplace.
Camp sites suitable for tent, trailer and RV campers are also available.
Lodge activities include 3D archery, zip line canopy tour, paddle board lessons, GPS scavenger hunts, mountain biking, fire pit stories, and a class on how to use a GoPro camera. The daily lodge fee includes: Wi-Fi in lobby – not reliable in rooms, two bottles of water in guest room, and a State Park pass.
Unicoi Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Smith Creek Tavern serves adult drinks.
Unicoi State Park & Lodge is a four-miles to Cool River Tubing, two-miles to Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park, three-miles to Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, seven-miles to Chattahoochee Stables, 10-miles to Sunburst Stables & Zip lines.
Our Editor Loves
- Mountain venue with guest rooms, cabins and camping
- Array of outdoor activity
- Two-miles to the heart of Alpine Helen
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
by J. H
Wow! What a place! The public rooms of this " Lodge" are breathtaking! Soaring ceilings with enormous 2 way fireplaces. The dining room is beautiful and shares the open fireplace. There is also a tavern available for after hours dining which is casual and the pub style food is great.
Our room (#77) was in the D section of the Lodge and had a glorious view of the mountains! The room itself was lovely and decorated in a rustic style with a king bed, cable TV, coffee maker, hair dryer and all the amenities you expect to receive in an upscale hotel. We requested extra pillows which were delivered promptly to our room.
Could not have asked for a nicer experience.
by Tom B
Located in the Unicoi State Park, the Lodge and restaurant is an older but well maintained property. They had German buffet for our visit and best German food we had in Helen. Very reasonable cost as well. Highly recommend and will return any time in area.