Our family and friends book an annual trip during Octoberfest and have done so for over twenty years. For the greater part of those twenty years, we have stayed, as a group, at the Castle Inn renting multiple rooms. We decided to join the tradition about ten years ago. We ALWAYS stay at the Castle Inn, when we come to Helen.
Our experience with the Castle Inn, is never questionable. We have stayed in the rooms on the side, which overlook the beautiful river. We have stayed on the back side with a balcony, the front side with a balcony (fun to people watch and overlooks Downtown), we have also had the luxury of staying in their suite (full kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, stove). Our favorite is of course the suite! Each room is cozy and clean, the beds are comfortable, and is equipped with coffee maker, coffee, toiletries, plenty of towels, washcloths, clean linens, extra pillows and blankets. Each room has nicely updated decor and large flat screen TV's. There is reserved parking and coded private entry to guests only. We have never had any issues with check-in, even during their busiest time of year.
Castle Inn was very accommodating to us. They went the extra mile to call us prior to our most recent visit to be sure we would have complete access to everything we needed. Every single morning we were greeted with the nicest people/housekeeping and they never questioned or hesitated to provide us with anything we have needed (extra or standard). If you are missing anything, just ask them, they will bend over backwards to get it for you.
We used to come when it was managed by A-1 vacation rentals, and now by Deb and Royce. I feel like our most recent visit we made new friends with the new managers. They were very personable and accommodating to whatever we needed. We will definitely be going back every year (twice a year now if we can). They truly are the sweetest and most genuine people that would have done anything to make our stay enjoyable (as they did).
In our opinion, the Castle Inn has everything at your fingertips! This place is the hot spot to people watch, see the mountains, enjoy the river, go site seeing, shop, eat, drink, or relax after all of the festivities. The best part is their location, in the heart of downtown Helen.
We book a year in advance to stay at the Castle Inn during Octoberfest and will also book during the annual hot air balloon race if possible. Staying at the Castle Inn is a tradition for us and we look forward to it every year!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bavarian style building with magnificent views! This Hotel is located in the heart of Alpine Helen on the banks of the Chattahoochee River with fantastic views of the mountains. Enjoy the comfort of our rooms after a full day of; trout fishing on the Chattahoochee River, the action packed family fun of Helen's Main Street attractions, or endless hours of browsing and shopping the most unique shops in the Georgia Mountains. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castle Hotel Helen