$785 Magical Christmas Getaway Package to Helen, GA

Transport yourself to Georgia’s outdoor oasis: Helen, GA.

Your family deserves a vacation where they can smell the mountain air and reconnect with each other.

Helen offers the new mountain roller coaster, mini-golf, zip-lining and amazing restaurants. Take time at Unicoi or Smithgall State Parks…hike to the fall at Anna Ruby…or visit at Christmas for the Christkindlmarkt Traditional German Market, parades, or candlelight nights at Hardman Farm.

Want the opportunity to bring YOUR family to Helen?

This Christmas in Helen Getaway prize package includes the following

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

Located in the center of all the action in Downtown Helen, they offer one of the newest hotels in North Georgia.

Where better to hold bring the family than right in the heart of the north Georgia mountains playground. Enjoy our complimentary hot buffet breakfast, microwaves and refrigerators in each room, guest laundry, Business Center and the highest WI-FI connectivity in the area!

Thank you to Alpine Helen White County for partnering with us on this giveaway.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

156 Comments on "$785 Magical Christmas Getaway Package to Helen, GA"

  1. Wilda Maymi | 05/31/2018 at 6:10 pm | Reply

    it would be great to win ,something as that. a weekend get away.

    • We would absolutely love doing this and visiting and staying at many of the other great locations.

  2. Jeff Denny | 05/31/2018 at 6:10 pm | Reply


  3. Amanda McGee | 05/31/2018 at 6:31 pm | Reply


  4. Sounds like fun!!!!

  5. Exciting

  6. Woooooosh……. would love to have control of that accelerator!!

  7. Mary Lonax | 06/01/2018 at 7:34 am | Reply

    What an incredible way to spend a weekend!!!

  8. Fatimah Smith | 06/01/2018 at 8:51 am | Reply

    What an awesome experience this would be.

  9. I feel like I’m already there. Let’s go! #ILovePorsche #ILoveTravel

  10. This would be a sweet surprise for hubby’s Birthday!

  11. Suzanne Willett | 06/02/2018 at 8:46 am | Reply

    What an amazing present for my love’s Father’s Day!

  12. Vickie M Jackson | 06/02/2018 at 11:47 pm | Reply

    I need that adventure for my 67th COURAGEOUS Birthday (9/16/2018. I am very courage and LOOOOVE SPEED ON THE TRACK….
    Bless me Porsche and watch God bless you!!! #Awwwww #Yeah!!!!

  13. This would be a lifetime experience! I have always wanted a Porsche and really need a getaway! Thank you in advance either way for the opportunity!

  14. Dream getaway! So fun!!

  15. This would be a dream come true and wonderful birthday present for my husband!

  16. My ex husband would love this for Father’s Day.

  17. Great dad gift!

  18. My husband would love this!

  19. Heather Ivey | 06/07/2018 at 8:48 pm | Reply

    1.My all-time favorite sports car!
    2.I truly cannot remember the last time my husband and I went anywhere or did anything by ourselves! Like years!
    3. I work very hard as a hospice nurse, and would love a cool adventure out like this! 😊

  20. I pass by here all the time hoping I might get a chance to visit!!!

  21. Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article. Many thanks for providing this information.

  22. Andrew Gordon | 06/17/2018 at 8:57 am | Reply

    this is great!

  23. I would love to do this!I love racing,and this would be a perfect quick staycation!

  24. Carolyn M Moye | 06/18/2018 at 9:51 pm | Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Would be great fun!

  25. Would love this win for my husband.

  26. I’m so excited. Me and husband and kids have never been to this hotel and we drive by all the time. Please pick us.

  27. Cherice Gaston | 06/20/2018 at 11:55 am | Reply

    I’m ready!!!

  28. Rachel Whipkey | 06/20/2018 at 12:00 pm | Reply

    What a perfect getaway this would be to share with my husband!

  29. How fun! It would be a perfect getaway for me & my husband!

  30. Ahh but of all the entrants, How many actually know how to properly pronounce the vehicle that they are so wanting to experience? Lol Porsché! It is a two syllable word!

  31. Marcelo Guevara | 06/20/2018 at 4:57 pm | Reply

    I can’t wait to be there

  32. Pam Ledbetter | 06/20/2018 at 7:39 pm | Reply

    An amazing experience I have always wanted to do! Fingers crossed:)!

  33. Susan Steffey | 06/20/2018 at 10:11 pm | Reply

    WOW, this 70 year old lady would love to drive around that track!!!!

  34. What a perfect way to spend a fall weekend!

  35. great way to see it all!

  36. Awsome giveaway!

  37. Dena Gregory | 09/20/2018 at 10:54 am | Reply

    What an awesome give away! I love the Fall in the North Ga Mtns. Absolutely beautiful!

  38. Hello my name is Jarhonda lee and I live in Columbus ga and I also was in the jerkybeef commercial with bigfoot on tv. and you guys called me back but did not except me iguessuntil u realy meet me. whilwe online I entered to work for life and chose this invitation 365 get away.com. I asked god now and forever.

  39. Elena Porter | 09/20/2018 at 12:38 pm | Reply

    Thank you for providing a fun contest! Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Good luck to all the contestants!!

  40. Samantha Briley | 09/20/2018 at 12:47 pm | Reply

    Looks perfect!

  41. Jeff T Jennings | 09/20/2018 at 3:04 pm | Reply

    Sign me up!

  42. Ameera Ali | 09/20/2018 at 7:03 pm | Reply

    This would make a nice birthday gift-getaway!!

  43. This would be great to win! We are planning a trip to visit the Ellijays in October!

  44. What a way to celebrate my birthday!

  45. Such a awesome giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Loved this post!

  46. My husband and I would live this, love Ellijay!

  47. Beth smith | 09/21/2018 at 8:18 pm | Reply

    Great weekend get away

  48. Christy Garner | 09/21/2018 at 10:54 pm | Reply

    My boyfriend,my puppy dog and myself have rented different cabins in Ellijay every summer for the past 6 years! I would LOVE to be up there for a weekend of Fall!

  49. Melissa Joiner | 09/22/2018 at 12:03 am | Reply

    Great family vacation..We would love to win!

  50. I have visited Ellijay, but never stayed in one of the cabins. This would definitely be a trip to look forward to.

  51. Happy birthday to me??

  52. Tina Engberg | 09/22/2018 at 3:26 pm | Reply

    What an amazing place for a weekend getaway!

  53. Patrice C. | 09/22/2018 at 6:04 pm | Reply

    Continue to enlighten the readers with the resources you all gather. Looking forward to seeing the winner announced.

  54. JoEllen Grubbs | 09/22/2018 at 9:01 pm | Reply

    It is my husband birthday In Oct 4 and that would be a very nice birthday for him. What an amazing place to getaway.

  55. Yes, please!! What an amazing adventure this would be!

  56. Melissa Guest | 09/23/2018 at 12:21 am | Reply

    Would so love this! Have only passed through the Elijays, would love to experience them.

  57. We have been wanting to go for a few years now. This would be great to win. 🙂

  58. sarah woods | 09/23/2018 at 9:24 am | Reply

    How peaceful and possibly inward energizing!!!!!!!! Nature returns to our busy daily lives. YEAS!!!!!

  59. Juawana Michelle Thomas | 09/23/2018 at 10:24 am | Reply

    I need a getaway I have
    9 children and 2 grand children and I haven’t been on a vacation in a long time. This is really nice

  60. Much needed for myself and my husband! Haven’t been able to share time with each other lonnnng over due!

  61. Daniel Luscomb | 09/23/2018 at 12:28 pm | Reply

    WOW a super sweepstakes!Lets go and have fun!

  62. Susan Mastrario | 09/23/2018 at 2:48 pm | Reply

    Thank you for putting this together. Whoever wins will be lucky(I hope it is me, :-))

  63. It would be a beautiful much needed vacation! Didnt have a vacation this summer.

  64. kathy goldberg | 09/24/2018 at 9:21 am | Reply

    would so enjoy a trip to LIJ

  65. It looks amazing.

  66. This would be the first time I have been anywhere in 10 years if I win…so much stress in the last three years with my husband being deported and my daughter having cancer that this would be a welcomed rest for me.

  67. Betty & John | 09/24/2018 at 6:46 pm | Reply

    A wonderful surprise for a 46th wedding anniversary on 10/7!🍾🎉🎊

  68. Linda Ward | 09/24/2018 at 11:00 pm | Reply

    This would be an awesome trip!

  69. Ellijay in the fall? Nothing better!

  70. Lynn Barnette | 09/25/2018 at 9:29 am | Reply

    This would be awesome to win! I love Ellijay, especially in the fall!!!

  71. Sachin Kshirsagar | 09/25/2018 at 4:01 pm | Reply

    That’s super cool!! Can’t wait to visit.

  72. susan mares | 09/25/2018 at 6:22 pm | Reply

    Please pick me ! never been to Ellijay been here since 1996 and would love to spend a weekend away !

  73. Victoria Gilmore | 09/25/2018 at 9:43 pm | Reply


  74. Mona Garner | 09/26/2018 at 10:18 am | Reply

    Sounds great!

  75. Corey Parker | 09/26/2018 at 4:45 pm | Reply

    What an amazing event! Someone is going to be a very lucky person and will have a great time! Good luck everyone!

  76. Donna Davis | 09/26/2018 at 6:22 pm | Reply

    Love!! Tysm!!

  77. Jamie gerrell | 09/26/2018 at 9:43 pm | Reply

    I would love to have a weekend away with my family!!!


  78. I really liked your blog, and your blog has really given a new dimension on the subject. I really wonder how you thought so differently and so correct that it is appealing a lot of readers like me.

  79. We just moved here & would love to experience all that this event offers in the beautiful area of Ellijay, GA. Sounds lovely. Thanks!

  80. We could sure use a girls weekend, my friends and I all have twins and could use a break! A weekend getaway would be just the thing to recharge and reconnect. We don’t get to do things like this for ourselves and would love it!

  81. The experience of exploring this part of the country in a serene picturesque lifestyle is truly a gift of the mind and soul to experience.

  82. Laura H Johnson | 09/27/2018 at 1:28 pm | Reply

    What a refreshing opportunity to get in touch with nature and your family!

  83. Helen Holmes | 09/27/2018 at 1:28 pm | Reply

    Always wanted to go to Ellijay, it’s on my bucket list.
    Winning this contest I’d be able to check it off my list. Plus all the fabulous extras that I probably couldn’t afford to enjoy. 😁

  84. with all the work that is going on it would be great to get away

  85. Gloria Pierce | 09/27/2018 at 11:11 pm | Reply

    Would love to win this because that’s my birthday weekend and I always wanted to visit the mountains in the fall to see all of nature’s beautiful colors

  86. my birthday is in oct and who doesn’t like a getaway like this !

  87. Looks like a fun and relaxing place to visit!

  88. Entered and Hopeful! A lovely way to see all the local attractions

  89. Kerri Campbell | 09/30/2018 at 7:49 pm | Reply

    This would be a perfect getaway for my 6 year wedding anniversary!

  90. Michael Mitchell | 10/01/2018 at 8:49 am | Reply

    I would Love to explore Ellijay! We were thinking of retiring in that area someday! My Birthday is the 7th, it would be a Great B-Day present!

  91. This is very cool

  92. will check in early october to late oct

  93. Ronda Anderson | 10/01/2018 at 9:30 pm | Reply

    Sounds like an absolute perfect getaway to relax, go hiking and just enjoy nature❣

  94. karen read | 10/02/2018 at 4:15 pm | Reply

    this sounds absolutely PERFECT way to spend a fall weekend 🙂

  95. Mary Kate Smith | 10/02/2018 at 6:57 pm | Reply

    Awesome giveaway!!

  96. CARRIE HARBERT | 10/03/2018 at 6:49 am | Reply

    The view though 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  97. Charlene Hastings | 10/03/2018 at 5:33 pm | Reply

    I LOVE Ellijay GA. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to spend time there.

  98. Tammy Herrin | 10/03/2018 at 7:49 pm | Reply

    🍁 perfect 👌 fall trip 🚙 . The 🍁 will be beautiful then!

  99. Sandra Thompson | 10/04/2018 at 9:27 am | Reply

    My husband and I would love to stay in Ellijay for a few nights. This is a beautiful area. Would love to visit Charlie’s Italian Restaurant and the Expedition Big Foot.

  100. Shenita Miller | 10/04/2018 at 2:20 pm | Reply

    Love the mountain and blue skie. Breath taking!! The water falls are beautiful.

  101. Oh my word this looks so calming , beautiful and relaxing!

  102. Would love to bring the family for a weekend away!

  103. Robin M.... | 12/05/2018 at 9:50 am | Reply

    We have never been but have considered it several times!

  104. Fingers crossed!!

  105. Christy Crawford | 12/05/2018 at 5:29 pm | Reply

    Would love to win!!

  106. Would love to win, the experience would be grand!

  107. Me and my partner have worked so hard to provide for our kids that we have almost forgot what it is to just enjoy time with them outside of their cheerleading events, football, gymnastics, etc.. that we haven’t been on a family getaway or able to really afford too to on one. I could only imagine how happy my family would be to go on family winter getaway that we could remember for years to come and have the opportunity to have such a sensational escape into the mountains of gorgeous Gatlinburg, TN! This is the season!

  108. Sarah Lawes | 12/07/2018 at 6:23 am | Reply

    Such an amazing trip!🙋🏼‍♀️Please!

  109. I have never been to Gatlinburg, TN. This would be so fun and a much needed getaway for sure!

  110. Linda Kostura | 12/08/2018 at 9:54 am | Reply

    I have only gone as far as the Georgia Tennessee border. I would LOVE to explore further!!!

  111. Christina moore | 12/08/2018 at 10:25 am | Reply

    This would be a fun getaway, I love Gatlinburg, TN.

  112. It’s a fact that your blog posts are so unique and interesting and I enjoys a lot while reading your posts because you explained your post very deeply in a very easy and clear language.

  113. Wow..
    Sounds like fun!!!!
    Very informative post.
    Thanks for sharing this post with us.

    Have a great day.

  114. Donna Traner | 12/11/2018 at 10:07 am | Reply

    Would love to surprise the family with a trip like this!!

  115. This would be great for the family

  116. Beth Smith | 12/11/2018 at 11:01 am | Reply

    Great mini family vacation

  117. A getaway with the family would be amazing!

  118. Would love to surprise my boyfriend with this wonderful getaway!

  119. Would be great!

  120. Jo Vukojevic | 12/12/2018 at 1:56 pm | Reply

    Oh wow, wouldn’t this be a wonderful family trip!

  121. Dani Herzog | 12/12/2018 at 8:54 pm | Reply

    What an awesome way this would be to celebrate our anniversary!

  122. Dani Herzog | 12/12/2018 at 8:55 pm | Reply

    What an awesome way this would be to celebrate our anniversary (with our kiddos!)

  123. As a tired teacher/photographer….this would be perfect!

  124. Pancakes are not much delicious. However, vanilla cakes are too delicious and are good for health. Vanilla flavor sell awesome. It is specialty of vanilla flavor that when one smells it one start feeling hungary.

  125. Dani Herzog | 12/16/2018 at 10:56 pm | Reply

    Would love this for our family! We’ve always wanted to go and now they are old enough to enjoy it. Thanks so much for doing this!

  126. This is an exceptional post and an ultimate guide. It look wonderful place to visit there. Loved your pictures. Thanks a lot to share a nice post!!

  127. Gloria Velasquez | 12/17/2018 at 5:28 pm | Reply

    I really need this!!! Please, please!!

  128. Jennine G Rodriguez | 12/19/2018 at 10:11 am | Reply

    sometimes these are just ways to get your email info. never won anything
    like this.

  129. beth smith | 06/19/2019 at 9:46 am | Reply

    Would be great weekend getaway with our Daughter

  130. Stacey Poppell | 06/19/2019 at 9:50 am | Reply

    Wow! I would love to win this and take my daughters!

  131. Wow! I would love to win this and take my daughters!

  132. Sherrie Jordan | 06/19/2019 at 4:19 pm | Reply

    Sounds great! Would love a getaway this summer! Thanks!

  133. Sherry Quinn | 06/20/2019 at 7:13 am | Reply

    Love the Turquoise place! Close me!

  134. I would love to win and take my family. We love Orange Beach so much!

  135. mary smith | 06/20/2019 at 10:29 am | Reply

    how do you enter? by leaving a comment??

  136. Rita Shewmaker | 06/20/2019 at 12:44 pm | Reply

    I love Tourquoise Place!!!

  137. Tabitha Geddes | 06/20/2019 at 1:38 pm | Reply

    Good luck everyone! I have a quick question, I have visited all the pages and liked them and followed on Twitter, however, it is not giving me the extra entries. Did I not do something properly?

  138. Thanks Tabitha – I think the extra points are for just Facebook and IG

  139. Looks great!

  140. Yevette Parker | 06/22/2019 at 10:11 pm | Reply

    This would be great, I have never been to Orange Beach!

  141. We love OBA and have wanted to stay at Turquoise Place.

  142. Jennifer Pitts | 06/25/2019 at 5:25 pm | Reply

    Can’t afford a summer getaway for my kiddos so winning one would be excellent

  143. Y’all always have great posts about things to do around the south; I enjoy your blog!

  144. Dawn-Marie | 07/06/2019 at 2:20 am | Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity. I’d love to win a getaway for my family.

  145. God I need this. Had a bad knee Replacement. Been out of work 2 years. Back on my feet now.. Starting over…

  146. Alyce Bowles | 07/06/2019 at 4:49 pm | Reply

    Pick Me…Pick Me!

  147. Marsha Brand | 07/06/2019 at 5:52 pm | Reply

    My little family needs this trip! I have a handicapped son that would those love their pools.

  148. Pick me please!!

  149. who won?

  150. Amanda McGee | 11/20/2019 at 8:52 am | Reply

    Wow! I didn’t know about this area. So exciting.

  151. Donna Davis | 11/23/2019 at 1:23 pm | Reply

    Would love to win & visit!! Tysm

  152. Would love to win!

  153. I hope this is how you enter!

  154. Helen has always been where my husband and go for our Anniversary Jan 27th. Would really Love to win this! Very special place! 😍😍

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