Helen is an awesome place to vacation at, But do not plan to stay at Loreley. My mother exchanged her timeshare with RCI to stay here...what a mistake! First off, we finally get here and there 6 of us so we decided to travel in 2 cars only to find out the resort only allows 1 car per room (which nobody told us when we called to confirm reservations) so I being the "guest car" am told to park down the street at the next condos and walk back. For one I do not feel comfortable walking down a street in an unfamiliar place dragging my luggage behind me! I decide to park my car in the space next to our "assigned space" to get my luggage into the condo easier only to have a very rude man who apparently works here and has nothing better to do than monitor the parking lot bang on the door and tell me to move my car or it will be towed. I walk back to the office to resolve this issue and I am told that "I would be given a parking pass but they hand out twice the amount of parking passes than there are parking spaces".
Well we finally get our luggage up the flight of stairs to our room. I quickly find my bed upstairs in the loft area only to find out that my husband and I would be sleeping in seperate twin size beds. Then we start looking for the thermostat to turn the air on only to find out that there isn't one. We have to share the air from downstairs. Ok well it's only about 98 degrees in the loft today. It ended up taking the thermostat about 6 hours set on 45 degrees to cool the upstairs.
Ok dinner time. We decide to make a frozen pizza in our "fully equipped kitchen" only to find out there was no pizza cutter. Next day we decided to make spaghetti since that would be a simple meal to feed 6 people, well it's not so simple when there is not a colander to drain the spaghetti with... Finally the third day we decided not to risk cooking and went downtown to eat. We did find this awesome little (and I do mean little) BBQ shack called N. Georgia BBQ.
We had to eat outside, since there were no tables indoors but the food was well worth it. Some of the best BBQ I have ever eaten in my life!
Finally my last gripe about this place. As we were leaving one day to go out my husband steps on a broken board on the steps and falls down. We reported it to the office and were told it would be repaired immediately. We return about 30 minutes later only to find that the board had been placed back in the correct position but was not nailed back down. I learned this because when I went walking up the steps the same board flew up and hit me in the leg.
Trust me guys, come to Helen but do not stay here. It was a nightmare!
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