One of the many things we love about the Helen, GA area is its abundance of unique and traditional country stores. You will rarely find the traditional mall stores in our beloved mountains! One local shop we most highly recommend to our guests is the Old Sautee Store in nearby Sautee Nacoochee, GA. This historic country market reflects on simpler days when villages traveled to the store for locally-made essentials such as medicine, bread, cheese, and other goods. Today, you’ll still find many of these products along with so many more interesting things you’ll want to add to your Helen shopping list!
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3 Great Reasons to Shop at the Old Sautee Store
Since 1872, the Old Sautee Store has been the one-stop shop for quality merchandise and country hospitality. You will be warmly welcomed by the friendly staff and discover a wide variety of products that you’ll hardly find anywhere else. If old fashioned country shopping isn’t enough, here are even more reasons you’ll want to visit the Old Sautee Store!
High-Quality Merchandise and Goods
Each product in the Old Sautee Store has been very carefully selected for uniqueness, quality, and affordability. Not only will you find great souvenirs, but you will also have the chance to buy time-tested merchandise and edible goods. Here are just some of the items you’ll find the in store:
- Old-Fashioned Candy
- Pickles and Relishes
- Cheeses (Including Scandic Farmers Cheese)
- Sauces, Dressings, and Dips
- Jams and Jellies
- Freshly-Baked Goods
- Soap and Lotion
- Gift Boxes
- Old Sautee Store Memorabilia
Old Sautee Market & Deli
If you’ve saved room for lunch, the Old Sautee Store is the place to be! The in-store market also houses a deli, where you can order delicious sandwiches and baked goods crafted with only the freshest ingredients. From hearty breakfast options, freshly-made lunch sandwiches, and mouthwatering desserts, the Old Sautee Store Market Deli menu has something for everyone to enjoy!
The Old Sautee Store History
The shop you see today was built and operated by the Williams family, one of the valley’s 60 original settlers. The village locals relied heavily upon the store for nearly all of their household items including cleaning supplies, farm supplies, feed, foods, and more.
As time went on, the old shop remained the same until the late 1950’s. During this time, the shop closed and remained empty for many years until it was revived to its former glory. After nearly 135 years, the shop still boasts many of its original characteristics. Walking through the shop is just like touring a museum, and there are many historical objects for you to find. The slave house that used to reside 50 yards from the shop can now be found about a ¼ mile down the road and is open for you to explore.
Discover the Wonders of Helen, GA During Your Stay with Pinnacle Cabin Rental
With so many places to shop, eat and explore, you’ll hardly be able to do it all in one day! That’s why we invite you to stay with us in one of our luxury mountain cabins and turn your visit to Helen into the vacation of a lifetime. In addition to high-quality cabin rentals, our guests also enjoy unparalleled guest services and convenience to their favorite local attractions. That way, you can plan the vacation that is ideal for nobody else but you and your family. Ready for the ultimate getaway to the North Georgia Mountains? Book your favorite cabin with Pinnacle today! We look forward to welcoming you soon!
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to claim your free copy of our Helen, GA Vacation Guide! This handy reference is filled with all the best recommendations for local activities, shopping, dining, and more!
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