Acorns of Gold, LLC

Welcome to Acorns of Gold, one of the best resources available for finding activities, attractions, restaurants, trails, etc. in and around the Helen, Georgia area.

Here we highlight four quality properties we rent. Unlike the two new offerings, Cozy Nook and Seclusion have been renting for six years or so. The new ones are Gran’s House, located in Dublin, GA, and it is already being rented only through  Airbnb (see its page below); plus a facility that can only be seen by the photo until we get it ready. Most people who rent Gran’s House have business dealings or relatives in the Dublin area. Our new 5-bedroom facility just 9-10 minutes from Helen, GA, features incredible views, and will be up for rent starting the first of 2021. Like Cozy Nook and Seclusion, it will rent through both Vrbo and Airbnb. For booking information, please follow the respective links below and look for “Rental Information,” then follow the links below for both Vrbo and Airbnb (keeping in mind Gran’s house only rents through Airbnb). Both mentioned companies are very popular and trusted sites to book your choice.

Included on the Vrbo and Airbnb listings are Ratings and Reviews, Rental Rates and details, and the Booking Calendar so you can choose just the right time for your getaway!

But please, while you're here, have a look around this site for tons of information on the area like Restaurant Video Tours, Cabin Tours, Area Attractions, and more.

Thank you for visiting and we hope you find our site very informative!

Jay and Linda Jones

Secluded Locations

Only three miles from downtown Helen, Georgia, but it feels like these rustic cabins are totally isolated. Each cabin is also located in deep rhododendron forest and adjoin almost 9,000 acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest for maximum privacy.

Local Activities

Numerous activities abound in Unicoi State Park (trout fishing, beach, lake, boating, hiking, stunning Anna Ruby Falls).  Many walking trails are also in the area, including a nearby segment of the famous Appalachian Trail.

Local Attractions

Just three miles away from the Bavarian-themed Alpine Helen, Georgia.  In Helen, you will find great restaurants, shopping, tourist attractions, river tubing, golfing, canoeing and kayaking, horseback riding, and more.

New Sautee Ridge cabin

Soon Available near Helen

Be looking for our new upcoming 5-bedroom cabin near Helen.


Only three miles from downtown Helen, this two-bedroom rustic cabin is totally isolated.  The spa area of the deck is covered and the deck is totally secure from prying eyes. A well-accommodated full bath serves each bedroom. Guests opting for one-bedroom pricing enjoy the comfortable downstairs queen bed with full bath, while rental of both bedrooms allows access to the upstairs king (master) bedroom as well.

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Cozy Nook

Recently purchased, redecorated, and upgraded in several areas, this cabin is also located three miles from downtown Helen, but it feels like this one-bedroom rustic cabin is totally isolated. It is the perfect place for a romantic getaway with little to no possibility of unwanted visitors, traffic, or noise.

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Gran's House

This rental offering consists of a small house attached to our home, a place of refuge built for Jay’s elderly mother for the last years of her life. It has sat mostly empty but well-maintained though occupied infrequently since her death in 2007. As our own ages advance, we must secure any income we can, since retirement and other circumstances, such as advancing age, have created such a need.

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About the Owner

I am a native Georgian, and both my husband and I grew up in the mountains of northern Georgia. I have a college degree in English, and I taught high school English for several years, including while my husband was serving his one-year tour in Vietnam.

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Helen and the surrounding areas are famous for fine, even elegant, dining experiences, as well as simple informal and filling but low-cost fare. We’re trying to cover as many restaurants in outlying Helen as well as some of the country eating places, plus the best restaurants in nearby towns such as Clarkesville and Dahlonega.

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The kinds of businesses in the Helen area run a very broad gamut of types, from the highly touristy gift shops to chocolate factories to vintage general stores, to name a few. We are searching for as many of these as we can feature on this site, because a common question we get is, “What is there to do in Helen?”

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EVERYBODY, it seems, wants to see a waterfall. Some want a lot of exercise on a long walk in to a remote, seldom-visited cascade; some want to practically see the falls from their vehicle; most want something in between.

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Christmas in Helen

Oktoberfest in Helen in a famous tradition, BUT there's nothing like the visual spectacle of Christmas in Helen.  The city and the business owners go all-out in their lighting and decoration of the whole town.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Other Are Saying

What an amazing place! It was everything that was promised and more. Private, very clean and perfect for a getaway weekend for 2! Easy to get to and such a peaceful secluded spot. We will be sure to return.

We enjoyed our recent stay. It was nice, very clean, comfortable and relaxing. The weather was perfect. We love Helen and loved the cabin. It was a perfect anniversary weekend.

Was the best mountain experience and such a wonderful view of the out doors and hearing the rain on a tint roof made it worth it love it over all and such a beautiful cabin

My husband and I enjoyed our weekend in this cute little cabin. It is neat, clean, and cozy. Perfect for a family or a couple for a kid free get away. We particularly enjoyed the privacy. From the deck you can't see any other cabins through the woods.

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