Hampton Inn Helen
Travel Blogs from Helen
After leaving Asheville we werent really sure where we were heading next to spend the memorial long weekend. We had seen enough of cities for the time being and wanted to head somewhere we could relax and do some kayaking. We decided on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee Georgia and luckily there was one room left at the Lodge.
What a surprise when we got there, it's a beautiful lakeside resort township ...
... and then transported from the coast during wartime.
This was the beautiful place that Jake & Whitney picked to have their wedding at. It was such an honor to be a part of and welcome Whitney officially into the Thompson family.
Had a great tourist-y day yesterday. Went into Chattanooga and walked around the riverfront. Saw start of Trail of Tears, new Aquarium, rental bikes, lyrics and rails in sidewalk, etc downtown. Stopped by the Choo Choo Hotel - saw trains and fascinating hotel layout. Then wound our way up to the top ...
... trail runners at this point and backpackers climbing back up with all their gear. If they can do this running or carrying a backpack, surely we can do it hiking, I thought to myself. Finally, we reached a clearing at the base of the waterfall. Panther Creek Falls is nearly a 100 feet tall and almost as wide, with significant water flow. It was really an impressive waterfall, but given the weather, we didn't ...
... a safe place to head down to the creek and then bushwhacked up a bit to see the Upper and Lower Falls on Wilks Creek. They were both decent-sized waterfalls but the heavy rhododendron prevented us from getting a great view. From here, we continued down FS-44 to the Upper Chattahoochee River Campground and parked. Despite the poor weather, there were several groups camping here, some of whom had drove campers and RVs. I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center