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Insiders Guide: Unicoi Lodge and Georgia State Park

Edited by Mary Gallagher


What is the nearest airport?

Unicoi Lodge and Georgia State Park is conveniently located near many cities and major airports:.
68 miles: Athens, GA (AHN / KAHN) Athens-Ben Epps Airport
102 miles: Atlanta, GA (ATL / KATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
109 miles: Greenville, SC (GSP / KGSP) Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
118 miles: Chattanooga, TN (CHA / KCHA) Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
128 miles: Knoxville, TN (TYS / KTYS) McGhee Tyson Airport
129 miles: Asheville, NC (AVL / KAVL) Asheville Regional Airport


*Main HIghway*

Georgia Highway 356


*Favorite hotel*

Providing a choice of 100 stylish and cozy rooms, 30 lakeside cabins  82 campsites and 51 RV sites. Many renovations in 2019.


*5 places that visitors must see*


Helen, GA, the charming Bavarian town –
Georgia Winery and Trail Tours
Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center
Anna Ruby Falls
BlueRidge, GA is about an hours drive north and has a cute main shopping street with restaurants, galleries, shops and the Grumpy Old Men brewery.

Fasching the German style MardiGras Carnival is fully celebrated
Fasching the German style MardiGras Carnival is fully celebrated in Helen GA

*Best local newspaper*

White County News –


*Website for what’s going on about town*


*Favorite fine dining restaurant*

Unicoi Restaurant –

Favorite for Breakfast*
Unicoi Restaurant –


*Best place to get a coffee*

Unicoi Restaurant –

*Favorite bar/lounge*

Smithcreek Tavern at beautiful Unicoi SState Park
Smithcreek Tavern with a casual atmosphere and serving local and craft beers. Enjoy a game or friendly conversation.

Smith Creek Tavern –


*Favorite museum*

Sautee Nacooche Cultural Center –

*Is your destination friendly and accessible for persons with disabilities?*

Unicoi Lodge and State Park in Georgia
Unicoi Adventure Lodge with plenty of things for al ages to do.

*Best sports venue(s) and outdoor activity*
Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure –
This area has several ski resorts nearby.

*Most popular local food*
Fresh Local Mountain Trout –

*To live like a local, you must have this experience*

Anna Ruby Falls


*Most popular local drink*
Grumpy Old Men Brewing. Actually started by two grumpy old men!


*Best local souvenirs to bring home*

GoPro footage of your Unicoi adventures –

Items and local crafts from Shops in Helen and Blue Ridge.


*Best neighborhood to explore on foot*
Helen, GA, Bavarian Village
Blue Ridge, GA downtown


*Product Helen, GA  is known for*
German food and Local Wineries


*Your best travel tip?*

Experience all the adventures – from Helen to everything Unicoi Lodge has to offer!







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