River Haus - Charming riverfront cabin right on the Chattahoochee, just minutes from Alpine Helen

Enjoy watching the tubers pass by and fish directly from your deck!

  2 guests
  1 bedroom
  1 full bathrooms
  1152 sq. ft.

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Firewood for Firepits & Fireplaces
Bring your own firewood for the firepits and fireplaces *(not supplied).
Firewood can be purchased at nearby grocery and convenience stores
Firewood can also be delivered to your property. If you would like to have firewood delivered to your cabin, contact Sheila @ office; she sells it to our guest and delivers  

Guests will truly enjoy River Haus: a rustic one bedroom, one bath cabin while listening to the sounds of the river running by from the open deck overhanging the river. A fisherman's paradise - trout fishing right in front of your own cabin - catch your limit on the beautiful clear waters of the fast-flowing Chattahoochee River.

The property is close to the Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Preserve. This perfect spot for rest and relaxation is located close to nature and the headwaters of the Upper Chattahoochee River. There is something for everyone in the area- fishing, hiking, river tubing, or horseback riding at Sunburst Stables, or just relaxing on the deck. It is located only 1 mile from the vibrant center of Helen, GA. It's the perfect vacation cabin for a couple.  

River Haus is lovingly cared for and features a cozy stone fireplace, pine paneling throughout, and a well-equipped kitchen with everything you need.  It is located just minutes from the shopping and dining of the delightful alpine village of Helen, GA, and a short drive to the spectacular Anna Ruby Falls, Dukes Creek Falls, Smithgall Woods Center, and Unicoi State Park.

• 3 Minutes from downtown (1 mile)

• Restaurants, Fishing, Tubing, Unicoi State Park
• Cabin overhangs the Chattahoochee River - NATURE AT ITS BEST

River's Edge 2BR/2BA Sleeps 8 people. 3 Minute drive.

Things to know:
  • Firewood not provided for the fireplace and fire pit. 
  • 21+ age requirement for lead guest. No exceptions. 
  • This property is not pet-friendly. No exceptions. 
  • Digital rental agreement will be required to sign and complete after property is booked.
  • NOTE: Internet is very spotty due to river house location... river cabins are in very wooded areas. Internet may be intermittent.  


Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed

Property Features


  • Larrge Deck Overhanging River
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Table and Chairs for(4)
  • Sliding Glass Doors
  • Full Sleeper Sofa
  • ROKU Smart TV 
  • Coffee Table
  • End Table
  • Wood-Burning Fireplace
  • Central Air
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Book Collection
  • Table and Chairs for (4)
  • Dishes
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Pots and Pans
  • Baking Dishes
  • Coffee Pot
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Stove, Range, Refrigerator
  • Please note: Ice Trays Provided (No Ice Maker)
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Night Stand
  • Linens Provided


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Page: 1 of 2 Write a Review
Reviewed: Feb 25, 2024
Property Manager
Wonderful to work with
Excellent! We just love River Haus! Thanks for having us and we will be back soon.
Reviewed: Dec 24, 2023
Property Manager
Very Comfy little Cabin. Enjoyed the sound & sights of the flowing river, the swing and fireplace. Loved how close it was to town. Thank You so much for the Welcoming stay.
Fort Walton Beach, US
Reviewed: May 21, 2023
Property Manager
Easy and convenient to finalize the rental. Very responsive to our text messages.
The cabin was a refreshing and renewing experience. Nothing but the sounds of the river.
Bowdon ga, US
Reviewed: Apr 27, 2023
Property Manager
Booked online. Easy even for me,not really good with computers
Really nice. Right on the water. Was clean an right size for two people
Crawfordville, US
Reviewed: Nov 2, 2022
Property Manager
Experience was wonderful. Team worked with me when I accidentally booked the wrong weekend. Thanks so much.
Cabin was perfect. Very clean and super cute.
Jefferson, US
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2022
Property Manager
Before our state they were constantly in touch with all our needs to check it in
Absolutely enjoyed this for just a single couple it was perfect secluded and very well accommodated with all your needs for in stay cabin
Belton, UM
Reviewed: Oct 22, 2022
Property Manager
Excellent customer service. Very friendly and helpful
Loved our visit to Helen. Cute, cozy cabin! Clean with a lovely river behind cabin
Hammond, US
Reviewed: Aug 29, 2022
Property Manager
Very pleasant. The process is very streamlined, all information provided, and bases covered. Had no issues or reason to call the office, but all forms of contact are provided if needed .
The location was just beautiful and extremely convenient to downtown Helen. We cannot wait to go back. If just to hear the sound of the Chattahoochee from the front deck...
Grovetown, US
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2022
Property Manager
As always, we enjoyed our stay at River House. Everything was clean and ready on our arrival.
Great location. Easy access to everything. Enjoyed watching the tubing clientele.
Crawfordville, US
Reviewed: Jun 8, 2022
Property Manager
Everyone I have communicated with has been wonderful. To being very accommodating during these odd years of Covid to the texts saying to enjoy your trip, working with this company has been a pleasure.
I booked the River Haus two years ago, but was unable to make it there until this month. The cabin was well worth the wait. Its a beautiful cabin, stocked with everything you could need. From the darling decor to the books on the nightstand, this cabin has been put together with thought and purpose. The location cannot be beat. Being able to sit on the deck and watch all the tubers during the day and enjoy the fireflies at night, this cabin is all I could have ever asked for. The River Haus is also within walking distance of the town center so you really feel like you are in the middle of everything.
Oxford, US
Reviewed: Mar 16, 2022
Property Manager
Staff was very helpful in answering questions that I had and was very engaged via text message offering support during our stay.
The cabin was very conveniently located and situated beautifully along the river.
Reviewed: Dec 19, 2021
Property Manager
The team has always been very nice and super helpful! Weve rented from Cabin Rental of Helen twice so far, and hope to deal with them again very soon!
We visit Helen a minimum of once/year. River Haus has been one of our favorites so far - its in the perfect location around town - close to everythingcan walk with my fold up rolling cart to Bettys Country Store to restock on supplies, Also, LOVE that it has the Hooch (river), a fireplace, AND an outdoor fire pit!! The dwelling itself is the perfect size, appears well taken care of, and is the perfect size for couples (could even fit another guest on the couch, if desired). Note, parking is limited (small-ish off-road slip right in front of the cabin)if you arrive in more than one vehicle, or take a large truck (like we did), this could be a problem. Also - there is a road on the opposite side of the river, so if that could be a bother, may be of consideration (the sound of the Hooch drowned out most of the road noise, but it still annoyed hubby).
Boca Raton, US
Reviewed: Dec 9, 2021
Property Manager
Professional and responsive rental company. Everything worked like a song
LOCATION! Couldnt have found a better location. A quaint cottage on the riverside with everything in Helen within 10 minutes walking distance. Get up at sunrise and drink your coffee on the patio with the sound of the flowing river and then walk to this beautiful Bavarian town. We will certainly come back
Dothan, US
Reviewed: Dec 6, 2021
Property Manager
Every member was very pleasant to talk with! Always answered my questions with a good attitude.
The cabin was so comfy and when you walked in you could smell the fire from the previous attendant. The bed was cozy, tv worked, Wi-Fi was great. The view was spectacular and right on the river where you can sit under the cabin and swing! Short walk to town. Everything about this place was perfect!!
Bethlehem, US
Reviewed: Dec 3, 2021
Property Manager
The team was responsive and attentive. Great communication through text and you knew you were talking to a person, not an automated system. They took great care of us.
Well maintained and clean property, will definitely come back.
Reviewed: Nov 8, 2021
Property Manager
The members of the cabin rental team were wonderful. They welcomed us by text when we arrived and gave an option to opt-out of additional text which was appreciated. When I did text for something they were very quick to respond.
This was our second stay in the River Haus cabin. Stayed in May 2021 and liked it so much came back in November, 2021. Had such a great time again, contacted them to add on an extra night which happened to be available. We will most likely be going back next year.
Alexandria, US
Reviewed: Oct 23, 2021
Property Manager
Very friendly and attentive.
We had an absolutely perfect time! It was a sister trip and we plan to come back as often as we can!
Summerville, US
Reviewed: Sep 22, 2021
Property Manager
Great experience working with the team the communications were great and kept me informed.
The River Haus was a very nice little cabin and very well equipped with all the necessary items for an extended stay. The deck overlooking the river made the stay even more enjoyable.
Cartersville, US
Reviewed: Jul 13, 2021
Property Manager
It was nice getting the text message a pond arriving and check in.
This was a great get away. This was our first trip to Helen and I could have picked a better Cabin it was clean very comfortable. Love setting on the deck and watch the tuber go by. Not far from downtown and shops. Just down the street is a great area to take pictures of a water fall. Cabin was well equipped with what you need for cooking.
Knoxville, US
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2021
Property Manager
All of our experience was working online not actually with a person. We liked the text updates and information.
Our stay was very relaxing and the cabin was cozy with wonderful early morning and late evenings spent by the creek.
Winder, US
Reviewed: May 4, 2021
Property Manager
Very easy to reach by phone and everyone was nice and informative.
Absolutely loved the River Haus cabin and property! We had the best weekend full of relaxation!
Macon, US
Reviewed: Dec 14, 2020
Property Manager
Tampa, US
Reviewed: Nov 2, 2020
Property Manager
Ashland City, US
Reviewed: Oct 10, 2020
Property Manager
Tammy is a great valuable asset
It was the 3rd time in that cabin and we have enjoyed it every time. Thanks
Reviewed: Jul 3, 2020
Property Manager
Beautiful cabin. Indoor and balcony amenities great. Very comfortable bed. Great location. Close to downtown but secluded enough for quiet

Extra Notes

  • Cancellation Policy - Effective upon Reservation
  • 15 Days or Less – No Refunds - Rescheduling Not Available
  • 16 Days or Greater - Credit issued on account – Valid 12 months
  • 50% down payment to reserve cabin (unless promotion applies)
  • Specials may apply as low as $99 down with a payment plan arranged
  • Balance due 15 days prior to arrival
  • Directions and Check in Instructions are mailed 5 days prior to arrival with a zero balance
  • We honor early arrivals only if schedule permits, additional fees may apply
  • Some mountain roads are gravel and narrow.
  • Some roads may require an SUV or 4 Wheel Drive, please inquire
  • GPS directions are not recommended after dark
  • Late Departures can be arranged by office, additional fees may apply
  • Late Departures only if schedule permits
  • The Damage Protection Fee depends on the size of the property.  A $25.00. $55.00 or $75.00 non-refundable damage waiver  is added to every reservation. This waiver will cover up to $700 for accidental or inadvertent damages. This is only applicable if the damages are reported at the time of the incident.
  • If guest chooses to opt out of paying the mandatory DPF a substantial deposit will be required and placed on the guest's credit card  in lieu of DPF. This money will be held until a post departure inspection is completed. If there are no charges against this deposit, deposit  will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Please note that once you have chosen the deposit option, to change back to the Damage Protection Fee, you will incur a charge of $100.
  • Credit Card - Must Remain On File for Damages Exceeding $700.
  • Larger Cabins or Rentals may require additional security deposits, please inquire
  • Travel Insurance Recommended, please review Travel Insurance Coverage
  • Can bring your own if preferred – Not supplied at cabins
  • Fireplaces are Seasonal, please inquire about dates
  • Please do not bring a pet without being registered - $250 fine per pet
  • We do have Pet Friendly Cabins; Pet Fee must be approved and applied
  • Crate Trained Preferred, Please bring your own pet bedding

  • Cleaning Fees Vary, Please see rate on your search
  • Provided by a Certified, Bonded, Licensed, and CPO Hot Tub and …Management Team
  • We take pride in the cleanliness of rentals with no exception
  • Each Cabin-Rental has an assigned personal housekeeper for your specific needs
  • Starter Kit provided with each rental, paper towels, tissue, trash bags, dish detergent and tabs
  • Starter Kit provided with each rental, bath soaps, shampoos, lotion, and hand soap
  • All Kitchens are Fully Equipped
  • All Rentals have either a propane or charcoal grill
  • All Rentals are supplied with Towels and Linens