2023 BRI Conference Lodging

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July 23 – 27, 2023
Unicoi State Park
Helen, GA

Lodging Reservations

Lodging rates are between $169 to $259 per night based on the selected accommodation. Scroll down the page for lodging options.

We have expanded our lodging hotel room block to accommodate more Ridgers. The room black dates are only from Sunday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 27th. To extend your stay outside those dates, you must call in your reservation.

We’ve been informed that Saturday, July 22nd, Unicoi is 100% booked. If you plan on coming in early, you must reserve something off-property. Scroll to the bottom of the page for those resources.

Phone Reservations

Click the button below to call the Unicoi State Park. The reservation department’s phone number is¬†1-800-573-9659. Give them the BRI Group Code 10268 for the room block.

Lodge reservations should be made before Monday, June 26, 2023. Reservations made after the deadline will only be accepted if space is available.

Online Reservations

  • Click Book Online¬†below.
  • Select your Arrival/Departure Dates and the number of guests per room
  • Click the¬†CHECK AVAILABILITY¬†button.
  • Click on the¬†RATE OPTIONS button.
  • Click on the box ‚ÄúPromotional/Group Code‚ÄĚ and Enter Promotional Code: 10268.
  • Click CHECK AVAILABILITY again.
  • Select a room type.
  • Select BOOK IT.¬†
  • Complete the required information to make a reservation.

NOTE: If you do not click the Book Online button above, you may not be able to find the reservation system on the Unicoi State Park website. To get to the reservation system, visit www.unicoilodge.com. In the upper right-hand corner, click on the Blue box: Lowest Rate Guaranteed BOOK HERE!

Guaranteed Reservations

All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit¬†card or by Organization. Lodge will not hold any reservation unless secured by one of the¬†aforementioned methods. Individual room reservation cancellations will be accepted by the Lodge from¬†the Cut-off date until 7 days prior to arrival without penalty. Individual room reservation cancellations¬†received 6 days or less prior to the arrival date will result in a charge of one night‚Äôs room and tax. Please¬†inform your attendees to record and keep their individual cancellation numbers as ‚ÄúNo-Show‚Ä̬†reservations, as well as ‚ÄúEarly Departures,‚ÄĚ which will be charged at 100% of the daily rate of the reservation¬†for the entire reserved stay.

Lodging Options

A range of sizes, styles, and locations make Unicoi State Park some of the most popular rental cabins in Helen, GA. Unicoi offers 1, 2, and 3-bedroom accommodations, including ADA-accessible and pet-friendly options.

The BRI Lodging Block could not include all lodging accommodations. Below are the rooms included in the BRI room block. 

The following accommodations are available in the BRI room block special rate.

Hotel Lodge

The rate is $169 a night.

 

The lodge features comfortable modern guest rooms in a variety of arrangements. Choose from our spacious king, double queen, or rooms with two full-size beds. Enjoy Wi-Fi, cable TV, and many other modern conveniences at the Lodge, including our convenient Business Center, restaurant, tavern, and gift shop.

Barrel Cabins

The rate is $169 – $229 a night.

 

Perched on the hillside and nestled into the forest, the Barrel Cabins offer guests comfort and quirkiness with their unusual design. Options range from a 1-bedroom and 1-bath with a sleeper sofa to a 2-bedroom and 1-bath with king or queen accommodations. Located near Unicoi Lake with easy access to all the great recreation activities. Cabins include WIFI and TV.

3 Bedroom Lodge

The rate is $259 a night.

 

If you need extra space, look no further than the Deluxe Cabins. Reserve one of our 3-bedroom and 2-bath lake-view cabins. They feature two king bedrooms, one queen bedroom, a sleeper sofa, a full kitchen, cable TV, WiFi, a fireplace, and more. The Deluxe Cabins provide easy access to local shopping, sightseeing, hiking trails, and the beach at Unicoi Lake. 

Smith Creek Cabins

The rate is $199 a night. 

There are only two Smith Cabins left. Please call Allison Gant at 336-269-9577 immediately to reserve a cabin.

The 2-bedroom and 2-bath Smith Creek Cabins are the park’s most rustic cabins. The Smith Creek cabins are very rustic. These are unplugged cabins as they do not include televisions or WiFi. It is the ideal place to get off the grid, unplug from the modern world, and tune into nature.

Each rental features a full kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, and central heating and air.  They have easy access to Downtown Alpine Helen, trout streams, and nearby Anna Ruby Falls. These cabins are located 3 miles from the Lodge near the entrance to Anna Ruby Falls. These cabins offer the best opportunities for quiet mornings watching deer and wild turkeys.

It will require driving to the lodge and other conference activities. 

Glamping

Not in the BRI Room Block. There is no discounted rate for THIS LODGING option.

Combining luxury and the great outdoors, the spacious and completely furnished Safari Tents give large families or groups the extra space they need to glamp in comfort. All tents include the following:

  • Keurig Coffee maker
  • Mini fridge
  • Rugs, lamps, diffusers, and other home d√©cor
  • Electrical outlets to charge your devices
  • A Ceiling Fan, Residential A/C, & Heating Unit

The Glampsite will include 2 hammocks, a wood fire ring, a charcoal grill with a cooking grate, string lights, 2 camp chairs, and a picnic table. 

Anyone that would like to reserve campsites including the glamping sites will need to go to Unicoi website and click on ‚Äėaccommodations‚Äô and select glamp sites and/or campsites.¬†

Off-Property Lodging

Vrbo and Airbnb do NOT have any lodging on the Unicoi property. The listing is in Helen, GA outside of Unicoi Park. Travel will be required daily to the conference. 

NOTE: There are local cabin rentals in Helen, GA through independent cabin owners not on Vrbo or Airbnb. Click here to search Google for local cabin rentals. 

AirBnB

Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way. Click the link below for places in Helen, GA.

https://www.airbnb.com/helen

Vrbo

Vrbo is the place to find every family the space they need to relax, reconnect, and enjoy precious time away together. Click the link below for places in Helen, GA.

https://www.vrbo.com/

Cabin Rentals of Helen

Cabin Rentals of Helen is a network of business partners to help us provide you with your own unique mountain experience.¬† Whether it’s a completely stocked refrigerator, chef services, in-cabin massage, special occasion baskets, tee times, a guided fishing trip, or dinner reservations, Cabin Rentals of Helen can make it happen.

https://www.renthelen.com

Alpine Helen / White County Convention & Visitors Bureau Helen Cabins

People come for our Blue Ridge Mountains and the Southeast’s finest Bavarian Village­. Quaint hotels, cobblestone walkways, Alpine food, and drink invite you to lose yourself for a family getaway, a quiet weekend, or a walking tour. 

https://helenga.org/lodging/cabins/