Unicoi State Park Lodge and Conference Center

One- or Two-Night Stay at Unicoi State Park and Lodge in Helen, GA

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Lodge near Lake amid 1,000 Acres of Blue Ridge Beauty

Unicoi State Park and Lodge overlooks the rolling landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia; you can get postcard-perfect views from the lodge’s picture windows and open-air balconies. Nestled near Unicoi Lake, the lodge’s spacious accommodations are secluded amid more than 1,000 acres of protected wilderness.

An extensive network of hiking trails weaves across the mountain landscape: there’s a meandering loop around the lakefront and a white-knuckle mountain-biking path. Across the property, you can fish for trout from lakeside docks or shallow stream banks. In warmer months, canoers and kayakers explore the lake’s outer reaches. Weekly park staff events range from full-moon hikes to bird-watching tours.

Back at the lodge, the restaurant hosts all-you-can-eat buffets three times a day. Included breakfasts typically feature waffles, bacon, and biscuits with country gravy, and dinners may include mountain trout or seafood jambalaya.

Helen, Georgia: Alpine Village with Frequent Festivals

The nearby town of Helen imagines the Appalachians as Alps. The quaint, Bavarian-style town is lined with cobblestone alleys and timber frame cottages. Helen’s schedule of festivals and events celebrates the mountain landscape with vineyard tours, trout-fishing competitions, and birding trips. One of the most popular traditions is the annual Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race, which fills the skies with myriad multicolored floats.

There's also plenty of outdoor scenery to enjoy in the surrounding Chattahoochee National Forest. The Appalachian Trail passes near Helen, and it comes alive every spring with thru-hikers attempting the entire 2,180-mile journey without the assistance of GPS or a saint bernard.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a lodge room with daily breakfast

  • Option 1: $49 for one night, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $103 value)
  • Option 2: $55 for one night, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday (up to a $123 value)
  • Option 3: $95 for two nights, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $206 value)
  • Option 4: $105 for two nights, valid for check-in Friday (up to a $246 value)

Book by: 3/15/13
Travel by: 4/30/13

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast for two (beverages not included), additional fee for breakfast for each additional guest

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Restaurant with three buffet meals daily
  • Miles of hiking and biking trails
  • Lake and stream fishing
  • Playground and family events

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 3/15/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 4/30/13
  • Not valid 2/15-2/16
  • Option 1: 5/person, 5/gifts, 5/visit
  • Option 2: 2/person, 2/gifts, 2/visit
  • Option 3: 3/person, 3/gifts, 3/visit
  • Option 4: 1/person, 1/gift, 1/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations may be subject to $10 fee; 72hr cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 15% tax not included

Other Details

Room Details

Lodge Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; guests 17 or younger stay free
  • Mountain and forest views

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: $5 per day
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 80 miles from Athens-Ben Epps Airport (AHN); 100 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • By car: about 100 miles northeast of Atlanta, GA

Traveler's Tips

  • Personal nonmotorized boats are allowed on the property's lake.

Customer Reviews

(353 ratings)

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Nancy S. ·
May 13, 2013
The staff at Unicoi State Park was wonderful ... from check-in to check-out. We will be back!!!


Nancy S. ·
May 13, 2013
The scenery; breakfast; location .... the peace!


Tiffany T. ·
May 6, 2013
Scenery and trails
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