Helen Area Attractions
With so much to see and do in and around the Helen area in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, local attractions abound. Local attractions include Brasstown Bald, Hardman Farm, Smithgall Woods State Park, and more! Check out the photos and videos below for a closer look at just a few of the wonderful attractions in and around the cabins available for rent from Acorns of Gold, LLC.
BABYLAND GENERAL HOSPITAL
Artist Xavier Roberts began the Cabbage Patch Doll boom when he took a mouse-eared version he had created and entered it in the Osceola Art Festival competition in 1978, where it took place in a major category. From there, Cabbage Patch Dolls have spread worldwide, but they’ve never forgotten their roots in the small town of Cleveland, GA, the county seat of White County, where our cabins are located near the town of Helen. You really have to see the hospital and the numerous artistic achievements of Roberts, who was only 21 years old when he won that competition. My own daughters each have a Doll which has his personal signature, something that sheer volume of doll production has eliminated in regular production over the years. This is truly a phenomenon, and the adjacent video presentation is woefully insufficient to tell you the whole story. Go and visit Babyland General Hospital near Cleveland, and spend some time there. You just might go home with a Cabbage Patch Doll, or a Cabbage Patch Dog, or something as a remembrance of a special variety of creativity that Roberts and his mountains have produced to entertain and enchant the world. Head south toward Cleveland from Helen and you can’t miss the signs that, as with all good hospitals, can’t be missed, and will take you right to the impressive empire that Roberts has built. Have fun!