Motorcycle Parking – Parking Deck Level 2 is reserved for Motorcycles Only.

Trailer Parking – Trailer Parking is at the Tennis Courts on Unicoi Bottoms Rd, approximately ½ mile east of the Lodge.

No Trailer Parking is allowed at the Unicoi Lodge.

Helen Traffic – Traffic can be extremely congested in Helen this time of year, especially in the afternoons and evenings. There are no traffic lights in Helen, but there is an abundance of pedestrian crosswalks. Traffic-wise, the best time to visit Helen is mornings before Noon.

Bean Creek Road -If your GPS or Google Maps suggest using Bean Creek Road, be aware part of Bean Creek Road is gravel.

Parking in Helen – There are a number of “Pay” parking, lots, both city-owned and private. There is “Free” parking at various locations, ask a Georgia XI member to direct you to the free parking locations.

Shuttle - Hours are Noon until 8 pm typically but will be adjusted for our event.  Guests can call the front desk to arrange for pick/drop-off.  For anyone going into Helen the drop-off/pick-up is at Betty's Country Store.

Groceries & Supplies – for groceries and supplies consider the following:

Betty’s Country Store
18 Yonah St, Helen, GA
2.8 miles (recommended)

Ingles Market
55 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, GA
11 miles

Alcohol -
Discount Spirits of Helen is the closest ABC store to Unicoi Lodge. Discount Spirits of Helen will extend a 10% store-wide discount to any Blue Knight wearing your Blue Knights vest, hat, shirt, etc., or presenting a membership card.

Discount Spirits of Helen
50 Yonah St, Helen, GA
Mon – Thurs 9 AM – 9 PM
Fri & Sat 9 AM – 10:00 PM
2.8 miles (next door to Betty’s Country Store)

Breakfast near the SureStay (Overflow Hotel) – Dottie’s Kitchen has agreed to open at 7:00 AM to accommodate Blue Knights that are staying across the street at the SureStay Hotel.  Great “Cat Head Biscuits”.

Dottie’s Kitchen
8287 S Main St, Helen, GA
Across from the SureStay Hotel

Fuel – There are three (3) places to purchase fuel in Helen. The hours may be inconsistent due to the Pandemic.

8217 S Main St, Helen, GA
6:30 AM- Midnight  3.4 miles
Center of Town

Circle K
7934 S Main St, Helen, GA
Open 24 hours  3.7 miles
South side of Town


Kwik Sac
9677 GA-75, Helen, GA
7 AM –9 PM  2 miles
Closest to Unicoi Lodge

Nearby Georgia Towns/Cities by Mileage -

Cleveland 12
Clarkesville 17
Hiawassee 21
Cornelia 22
Dahlonega 25
Blairsville 27
Clayton 28
Gainesville 36
Atlanta 90