The Helen Series #1
For those of you that follow me on Instagram, I posted earlier today about this sweet little trip the hubby and I took to a little town of Helen, Georgia. I figured I would take this week to make a series about this sweet little town (you know, giving it the due diligence it deserves). I wanted to start off with talking about where we stayed.
After some soul searching, I discovered the sweetest little AirBnB in Helen. Our goal was to experience the countryside while we were on our way back to Nashville from Atlanta. Enter- Mountain Laurel Farm. This picturesque farmhouse is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia (Cleveland, GA to be exact). Cleveland is no more than a 15 minute drive to Helen, so perfect location-wise, and you still get to be far away from it all. The property has a barn and two houses that are used as living spaces. The barn is actually a great venue for weddings. It’s got that whole vintage/antique charm thing going on!
Did you know, that they shot I’d Climb the Tallest Mountain with Susan Hayward on this property? Needless to say, this place is steeped in local history. (And I think they used the farm for other ads and commercials)
They had the sweetest little miniature donkeys and horse on the property as well!
Melody, the innkeeper, was a wonderful host! She is so incredibly welcoming and definitely has the best suggestions for the area’s best hiking, restaurants, and wineries. She’s so sweet and she went out of her way to make our first bed and breakfast experience memorable. Not to mention that breakfast was really good!
We met a few other families at the bed and breakfast there. In fact, many were evacuees from Florida trying to escape Hurricane Irma. There was just something so touching talking to people from all walks of life, centered around the breakfast table while swapping stories.
All-in-all we had a wonderful time staying at Melody’s Mountain Laurel Farm. We were so sad to leave, but excited about the prospect of planning another trip to this wonderful place (hopefully to see the fall foliage)!