Re: Springer to Fontana Dam May 28 -June 7, 2012 It's actually the Best Western in Helen. I didn't go to Hiawassee. I came out at Unicoi, and Carol, the owner/manager of the BW offered me a free ride. I took her up on my offer, and I'm glad I did, otherwise my hike would have ended that day. I really needed to rest my knee and ice it down.