Our Mini Vacay to Helen! Day 1

First off, can I just say that I LOVE what Blogger has done to change the picture uploads!! It doesn't add them all to the beginning of your post and leave you to drag them all throughout your text anymore! YES! 

Anyway, back on topic. I blogged previously about winning a trip through Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals!! We planned it for last weekend, so I skipped class Friday and we headed out at noon. We packed up our stuff and the kitties, and drove first to my dad's. He kitty-sat for the weekend since the cabins charged for pets. 

After we hung out with my dad for a bit, we headed up to Helen! It's only about a 3 hour drive total, from home to Dad's to Helen. We got a little lost on the way there, due to the cabin's website giving us the wrong address to Google. It got us a little more familiar with the town though, which helped later! Finally, we made it to the cabin! The ride up wasn't bad, but oh my goodness, the mile into the cabin sure was! VERY steep hills and the road basically dropped 20+ feet off two feet from the side of the road. The cabin was surrounded by woods though, and virtually completely private! 

The cabin was SO perfect!! It had everything I had looked for in one, except a mountain view. But that was fine! The living room was spacious and decorated perfectly to make you feel at home! 

It had a nice sized kitchen that was equipped with pretty much everything you'd need! I brought muffin mix to make for breakfast and forgot my pans. They had those!

This is the downstairs jacuzzi! Very nice!

Cute little downstairs bathroom and shower for two! One weird thing though, about the shower. The light was a light/fan combo. It was SUPER loud if you stood in the corner. That got annoying!

 The downstairs bedroom was simple and sweet! The bed was WONDERFUL. I honestly could have spent the whole weekend just laying in it. But, we had plans! 

The upstairs bedroom was just as nice! They both had king size beds, closets, dressers, and the downstairs room had a TV!

The upstairs bathroom was gorgeous! Small, but the jacuzzi was bigger, and it had a pretty view!

The upstairs also had a game room! I beat Brandon in a game of pool on Saturday night :)

The only negative thing about the cabin - HUGE bugs!! Leaf bugs everywhere and this big 'ole guy!!

I was super excited to see we had a little fire pit though! It wasn't listed on our cabin's website, but I'd brought stuff to make s'mores just in case! We lucked out!

After we explored a while, we went out to dinner! Friday night we went to the Troll Tavern. 

For those who aren't familiar with Helen, it's an Alpine town! The restaurant was right on the Chattahoochee River and it had TVs for Brandon to watch the football games on! I had a burger and fries (I'm not very venturous when it comes to food) and Brandon had a 'Wurst plate. I think it had 2 kinds of Bratwurst, sauerkraut, potatoes and red cabbage. I tried most of it and it was pretty good! After that, we looked around at a few of the shops in Helen that were still open. Got fudge at Hansel and Gretel's Candy Kitchen and coffee at a little cafe. The PSL couldn't compare to Starbucks though! We headed out and went to the local Walmart to get a few things, headed back to the cabin and crashed! The first day was pretty packed for us to have just gotten there at like 5 pm! 

Up Next: Day 2!


  1. Your cabin was perfect! Beautiful getaway! I hope my husband and I can go somewhere like that when he gets home!!

  2. Oh my gosh! Can I just say how jealous I am?! lol!