While the area is beautiful and the proximity to many things to do is a strong positive, I can't recommend staying at Unicoi Lodge. October weekends are always expensive, but with a price tag of over $200 for a lodge room each weekend night, there are certain expectations. These include clean hallways and stairwells (not a good sign when large bugs and trash in the hall are the first things you see); beds made, trash emptied, and new towels each day; an ice maker in the building, especially when there is no 'fridge...
Having a loft was a plus,so the kids could have room to play board games, but the cleanliness was questionable.
We arrived after 11:00 and considered leaving if we would have had hopes of finding another place to stay nearby. The lodge needs a major clean-up, particularly in a town where people from all over the world visit, especially during Oktoberfest.
Positives: The person at the desk who greeted us was nice. We had a great time in Helen, Cleveland, and Dahlonega despite the poor lodging.
Be aware: There was not an elevator in the building in which we stayed. It would be difficult for many people to carry luggage up the stairs.
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- Also Known As:
- Unicoi State Park Hotel Helen
- Unicoi State Park Lodge And Conference Center Helen
- Unicoi State Park Helen