Overview of Riverbend Motel & Cabins

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3.7/5 Good
508 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly


Explore the area

Popular LocationUnicoi Hill Park4 min walk
Popular LocationHelen Arts & Heritage Center4 min walk
RestaurantAlpine Pizza & Ice Cream Haus3 min walk
RestaurantTroll Tavern & Restaurant4 min walk
AirportGainesville, GA (GVL-Lee Gilmer Memorial)50 min drive

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  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 288 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • King Room

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 288 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premier Cabin, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, River View

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 506 sq ft
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area


Located in Helen, Riverbend Motel & Cabins is in the city centre and on the waterfront. Nora Mill Granary and Romeo and Juliet Indian Mound Tragedy Site are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park and Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards. Helen Waterpark and North Georgia Zoo are also worth visiting.

Visit our Helen travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Unicoi Hill Park - 4 min walk
  • Helen Arts & Heritage Center - 4 min walk
  • Alpine Mini Golf - 17 min walk
  • Helen Tubing & Helen Water Park - 3 min drive
  • Helen Waterpark - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl.) - 113 min drive


  • Alpine Pizza & Ice Cream Haus - 3 min walk
  • Troll Tavern & Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Pauls Steakhouse - 4 min walk
  • The Hooch: Helen's Pizza & Burger Joint - 4 min walk
  • Old Heidelberg - 4 min walk

About this property

Riverbend Motel & Cabins

Riverside motel in Helen with free breakfast
Express check-in, barbecues and a picnic area are available at this smoke-free motel. Free on-the-go breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a TV in a common area. All 33 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Premium bedding, coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.
Riverbend Motel & Cabins offers 33 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–9 AM

Family friendly



No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Ceiling fan
Premium bedding


Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination


32-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Access via exterior corridors
Connecting rooms available
Iron/ironing board



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per night
2 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

American ExpressDiscoverMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is this motel pet-friendly?
Yes, Riverbend Motel & Cabins allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 20.00 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Riverbend Motel & Cabins?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in the heart of Helen, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Unicoi Hill Park and Chattahoochee National Forest. Helen Arts & Heritage Center and Charlemagne's Kingdom are also within 10 minutes.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful views but a lot of construction going on

Stayed 3 nights in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I love being right up close to the river and having seating down there i didn’t like there was no tub in the room.

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Happy with this place

Nice and friendly front desk girl. Fast and easy check-in. Room was nice and clean.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

River bend new room decor!

The room was upgraded to Kim size for free along with the room seemed to be newly renovated. The room was very clean and the new decor looks amazing. My wife and I were very pleased.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020