Come find out what all the buzz is about. Our location is central to all of North Georgia’s bounty. A short 5 miles drive from Helen, GA on Hwy 17, Bernie’s at Nacoochee Valley Guest House is a wonderful spot to explore the area. Enjoy wine tasting, museums, state parks, hiking, waterfalls, horseback riding, and the incredible shops the village of Sautee has to offer.

Operated by a mother/daughter team, Bernie has accumulated over 40 years of her hospitality “know how” into the business that carries her name. Monda, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY also adds 30 years of hands on training in the restaurant industry and strives to maintain the standards of excellence that go hand in hand with her mother’s vision. Together they consider it their mission to take care of every detail so you can relax and enjoy the day.

“It’s like coming home,” many of our customers have told us, “We found a Gem!” Our venue is perfect for small intimate gatherings. Bernie’s at Nacoochee Valley Guest House can accommodate up to 55 seated guests* and provide services for breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, tapas and cocktail hour, and easy breezy or formal evening events. Your time and occasion as well as budget are all things we consider when booking an event. The tables will be set with linens, sterling silver, and fresh flowers to enhance your dining experience. See the difference our personalized service makes in planning your event.


*Our dining facility has seating for up to 25 guests * Due to Covid-19 safe seating protocols. ( additional seating on front/back decks or Wine Bar of Restaurant is allowed for slightly larger groups - inclement weather permitting )

Take note we often have private events booked that change public dining hours.