Down by the River is a North Georgia vacation rental cabin on the Chattahoochee River near Helen. There are a lot of activities for all ages to enjoy!

This cabin has a hot tub, lots of easy parking, riverfront access for fishing or kayaking, fire pit and grill, game room, and more! Down by the River has been recently redesigned to include everything your family needs for relaxation and fun.

  10 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3.5 bathrooms

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Description

Down by the River is your ideal family vacation spot, situated a few miles south of Alpine Helen, Ga. This beautiful home is on the Chattahoochee River and has steps leading all the way down to the river, making it ideal for fishing, swimming, or canoeing!  

This beautiful rustic cabin has vaulted ceilings and during cool fall & winter evenings, guests can gather around the gas burning log fireplace.  Gather with the family, pop some popcorn, and play boardgames, or enjoy sipping on a bottle of wine from local area wineries as you snuggle by the fire.  

Down by the River has so many wonderful features! Guests can relax in the outdoor hot tub overlooking the river, or enjoy cooking out on the propane grill provided. Not guaranteed but you may be grilling some fresh caught fish!  What about all of the most popular games at your disposal? A game of billiard, air hockey or ping pong for your enjoyment.  Don't forget to bring the marshmallows and enjoy sitting around the outdoor fire pit.  

Down by the River cabin is sure to be a family vacation to remember, so don't forget to take some pictures while you vacation with us at this cabin on the Chattahoochee.

LOCATION: HWY 384

DISTANCE TO HELEN: Miles (7.77) Minutes (15)

NEARBY CABINS
Alpine River Escape  4  Bed  4 Bath  

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: Zip Lines Tours, Stables, Trout Fishing, Canoe and River Trips

RIVER TOYS ARE NOT FURNISHED WITH DOWN BY THE RIVER
• You are welcome to bring your own River Toys
• You can drive to a community (Launch Area) very short distance
• River Access – Deck over river – Lots of parking space – Restricted area
• Recommended to drive a truck or SUV to transport river toys (Easy Launch Area)

RIVER TRIPS
• Wildewood Outfitters Post Telephone Number is: 706-865-4451
• Main Office located at the intersection of Hwy 17 and Hwy 75
• Less than 10 minutes from the cabin - you can drive to the Hwy 115 Bridge
• Arrange river trip with Wildewood Outfitters - shuttle will take you to your car
• If you take your own River Toys – Canoe or Kayak to Wildwood Outfitters Post
• Shuttle Bus Fee $25.00 for the first person each additional person $5
• Shuttle Bus will take you back to your cabin, along with your River Toys
• By river it takes approximately 3-4 hours to reach Hwy 384 Bridge from the cabin

BEDDING
• BEDROOM #1 – MASTER – KING SIZE BED – MAIN LEVEL
• BEDROOM #2 – KING SIZE BED – UPPER LEVEL
• BEDROOM #3 – FULL SIZE BED, DAY BED WITH TWIN TRUNDLE  – UPPER OPEN LOFT AREA
• BEDROOM #4 – QUEEN SIZE BED -  TERRACE LEVEL
• MAX: 10
• TOTAL BATHROOMS: 3.5

AMENITIES
• GREAT FLAT RIVER LOT – SUPERB FISHING!!
• STEPS LEADING ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE RIVER
• SLOW CURRENT – WATER LEVEL DEPENDS ON RAINFALL FOR SEASON
• VAULTED CEILINGS W / TONGUE & GROOVE WOOD – RUSTIC THROUGHOUT CABIN
• HOT TUB : OVERLOOKING THE CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER
• GAME ROOM: 3 IN ONE GAME TABLE (BILLIARD, AIR HOCKEY, PING PONG) PLUS FOOSBALL TABLE
• Wi-Fi: YES
• AIR/HEAT: CENTRAL
• GRILL: PROPANE BARBECUE GRILL W/ SPARE TANK
• OUTDOOR FIRE PIT: YES – OVERLOOKING RIVER W/ OUTDOOR SEATING
• FIRE PLACE: YES TYPE: GAS BURNING
• TV: SATELLITE /  DIRECT TV / NETFLIX
• ROAD CONDITIONS: ALL PAVED – EASY ACCESS
• FLOOR PLAN: MULTI LEVEL (3)
• LINENS PROVIDED: YES
• TOWELS PROVIDED: YES
• DECK/PORCH: COVERED FRONT DECK AND SCREENED IN BACK DECK OVERLOOKING RIVER
• PARKING PASSES ISSUED FOR RENTAL: (4) (ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REGISTERED)
• BIKER FRIENDLY – MORE EXPERIENCED – SPEED BREAKERS AND STEEP DRIVE

Amenities

MAIN LEVEL
• STEP LEADING UP TO MAIN LEVEL
• FRONT COVERED PORCH – ENTERING INTO LIVING ROOM

LIVING ROOM
• VAULTED CEILING W/ TONGUE AND GROVE WOOD THROUGHOUT CABIN
• STONED - GAS BURNING FIRE PLACE W/ LARGE HEARTH
• SOFA- LARGE PLUSH
•  TWO ROCKING RECLINERS
• END TABLES (2)
• TV HUTCH (CORNER UNIT) TV / DIRECT TV / NETFLIX
• DESK AND CHAIR
• BENCH
• DECORATIVE WALL ART – RUGS – LAMPS
• EXPOSED STAIRCASE – WOOD – LEADING TO UPPER LEVEL

DINING ROOM COMBO – LOCATED OFF OF LIVING ROOM AND NEXT TO KITCHEN
• DINING TABLE WITH SEATING FOR (6)
• FULLY STOCKED KITCHEN
• REFRIGERATOR W/ ICE MAKER
• RANGE
• DISHWASHER
• MICROWAVE
• COMPLETE SET POTS AND PANS
• TOASTER
• BLENDER
• KUERIG COFFEE MAKER
• CAN OPENER
• ELECTRIC MIXER
• BAKING DISHES
• GLASSES, DINNERWARE, FLATWARE
• WOOD FLOORING

BEDROOM #1 – MASTER SUITE – MAIN LEVEL
• KING SIZED BED
• DRESSER & MIRROR
• NIGHT STANDS (2)
• TV / SATELLITE / DIRECT TV
• DECORATIVE LAMPS AND WINDOW TREATMENTS & BLINDS
• LARGE SPACIOUS CLOSET
• WOOD FLOORING

BATHROOM #1 – MASTER BATH
• DOUBLE VANITY W/ GRANITE COUNTERTOP
• LARGE MIRROR
• LARGE SPACIOUS CLOSER
• SATIN NICKEL FIXTURES
• SEPARATE SHOWER W/ SURROUNDING GLASS AND TILE

LAUNDRY ROOM
• WASHER
• DRYER
• LARGE STORAGE CABINETS
• IRON / IRONING BOARD

OUTDOOR  SCREENED DECK – OVERLOOKING CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER. 
• ACCESSIBLE THROUGH DINING ROOM / KITCHEN AREA AND THROUGH THE LAUNDRY ROOM
• BARBECUE GRILL
• OUTDOOR PATIO SET - TABLE AND CHAIRS FOR (4)

HALF BATH
• VANITY
• BATH FIXTURE

UPPER LEVEL
BEDROOM #2 - GUEST
• KING SIZED BED
• CHEST
• NIGHT STAND
• TV / SATELLITE /  DIRECT TV / NETFLIX
• SPACIOUS CLOSETS

BEDROOM GUEST #3 – LOFT
• FULL SIZED BED
• DAY BED WITH EXTRA TWIN UNDERNEATH (SLEEPS 2)
• NIGHT STAND
• CHEST
• SPACIOUS CLOSET
• FLOOR LAMP
• TV / NETFLIX

BATHROOM #2 – GUEST – LOFT AREA
• SEPARATE SHOWER – W/ SURROUNDING GLASS AND TILE
• SINGLE VANITY W/ MIRROR
• SATIN NICKEL FIXTURES

TERRACE LEVEL
BEDROOM #4 - GUEST
• QUEEN BEDROOM
• ANTIQUE DRESSER
• LARGE MIRROR & CHEST
• TV / NETFLIX

BATHROOM #3 – GUEST
• TUB / SHOWER COMBO
• SINGLE SINK VANITY W/ MIRROR
• SPACIOUS CLOSET

FAMILY ROOM – GAME ROOM COMBO
• EXTRA LARGE SECTIONAL SOFA
• OTTOMAN WITH BOARD AND CARD GAMES INSIDE
• LOVESEAT
• TV / SATELLITE / DIRECT TV / NETFLIX
• CD / STEREO / BLUE TOOTH SPEAKER
• 3 IN ONE GAME TABLE (BILLIARD, AIR HOCKEY AND TABLE TENNIS)
• FOOSBALL TABLE

TERRACE LEVEL EXTERIOR
• PATIO
• HOT TUB (8 PERSON) FACING CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER 
• OUTDOOR FIRE PIT (WITH OUTDOOR SEATING) 
• STEPS LEADING FROM FIRE PIT TO WATER’S EDGE
• EASY RIVER ACCESS FROM BACK YARD
• GREAT FLAT LOT
• GREAT PARKING





 

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night    
Weekdays (Sun-Thu) $229    
Weekends (Fri-Sat) $249    
Oktoberfest $289    
Holidays $269    

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Reviewed: Oct 9, 2018
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ADDITIONAL 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

RESERVATION REQUIREMENTS
• 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

CHECK IN TIME: 4 PM
• 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

DEPARTURE TIME: 11 AM
• Late Departures can be arranged by office, additional fees may apply
• Late Departures only if schedule permits

SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS
• The Damage Protection Fee is a $55.00 non-refundable damage waiver that 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. A guest may pay a refundable $5000 deposit in addition to the cost of the rental in lieu of DPF. This money will be held until a post departure inspection is completed. If there are no charges against this deposit, $5000 will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Online reservations will automatically be charged a $55 DPF. If you wish to take the $5000 deposit option please add request to reservation. A reservationist will follow up and adjust the reservation. Please note that once you have chosen this option, to change back to the $55 Damage Protection Fee, you will incur a charge of $100.
• Credit Card - Must Remain On File for Damages Exceeding $700.
• Express check-in can be arranged for most cabins, preferred arrival time before 6 pm
• Larger Cabins or Rentals may require additional security deposits, please inquire
• Travel Insurance Recommended, please review Travel Insurance Coverage

ADDRESS – CABIN RENTALS OF HELEN
• 8016 South Main Street Helen Georgia 30545
• Mailing Address: P O Box 506
• Reservation Line 706-878-4634
• Fax Line (770) 200-2684
• Toll Free (888) 451-0651
• Email: [email protected]
• Website: www.renthelen.com

OFFICE HOURS
• Monday - Friday (9 am - 7 pm)
• Saturday and Sunday (10 am - 6 pm)
• 24 Hour Online Booking process available

FORMS OF PAYMENT
• Visa
• Master Card
• Cashier’s Check
• Personal Checks – Only if cleared bank (15 days) prior to arrival

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: 
• Berg Inc. or Cabin Rentals of Helen
• P O Box 506, Helen, Georgia 30545

FIREWOOD
• Can bring your own if preferred – Not supplied at cabins
• Available for Delivery: Firewood, Kindling, and Fat Lighter
• Delivery Fee will be applied, Contact office for pricing
• Fireplaces are Seasonal, please inquire about dates

PET RULES 
• 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

ALL CABINS ARE NON-SMOKING! $250.00 FINE..... 

CLEANING FEES
• 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