The History of the Lodge @ Copperhead
The Lodge at Copperhead, formerly known as Copperhead Lodge, officially reopened under new ownership in March of 2010. The mountain resort lodge was purchased at auction in October 2009 by hospitality executive Michelle Evans and retired building contractor Anthony Cassulo, both long-time motorcycle enthusiasts from Shalimar, Fla.
“It has been our dream to operate a resort like this. Copperhead is a beautiful setting for a vacation getaway or group gathering,” co-owner Michelle Evans said. “We look forward to making this wonderful mountain resort a special place that both locals and visitors, who may or may not ride, feel welcome and are proud to call their home away from home,” Evans said.
Located 80 miles north of Atlanta, Ga. off of Highway 515 near Blairsville, Ga., The Lodge at Copperhead is a scenic 40-acre resort community located in the Appalachian Mountains along a winding creek near popular motorcycle trails such as The Dragon’s Tail, Cherohala Skyway, Blue Ridge Parkway and the brand new 133 Miles of Smiles, The Gauntlet.
Built in 2006 as a mountain resort getaway for motorcycle enthusiasts, Copperhead currently features individual log-style park cabins on its vacation rental program that accommodate up to four adults. Each cabin has a unique floor plan and is appointed with luxury linen, hair dryers and bath amenities. Cabins are equipped with full kitchens, satellite televisions and private motorcycle garages.
The 12,500 square-foot lodge is a beautiful, rustic design and features thoughtfully-appointed guest suites also available for daily or weekly vacation rental. A bunk room is available for single travelers. There is also covered motorcycle parking for resort lodge guests. All guest suites are smoke free; and a handicap accessible lodge suite is available.
Additional resort amenities include the distilled spirits; a retail shop stocked with convenient sundries, as well as motorcycle gear and equipment.
The focal point of Copperhead is the Grand Hall, a large common area where guests can relax and socialize in comfortable fireside sofas and chairs.
Outdoor amenities include a sweeping veranda known as “The Porch” that wraps around the lodge with several seating areas. This is a hot spot for the mountain cabin resort year round. In the fall and winter guests gather to warm themselves at the outdoor fireplace; in the spring and summer the Porch is the perfect place to take in the stunning vista, while listening to live entertainment. A large, elevated pavilion/amphitheater is perfect for picnics and outdoor concerts. A swimming pool, hot tub and fireplace located on a covered patio round out the resort amenities.
In addition to enjoying the many amenities and scenic nature that surrounds The Lodge at Copperhead, guests will also enjoy concerts, movies, live entertainment, special events and holiday-themed happenings. Novice and veteran motorcycle and car enthusiasts can enjoy guided scenic rides as well as safety and education courses hosted by the resort.
The Lodge at Copperhead Offers Private Membership
Copperhead Lodge features a private membership club called The 171 Club. Though guests do not need to be a club member to enjoy the resort, club members receive exclusive offerings and special discounts at Copperhead as part of their annual membership fee.
The Lodge at Copperhead Welcomes Groups
Copperhead’s facilities are a unique alternative for small weddings, meetings, board retreats, special events, classes/workshops and family reunion gatherings.
The Grand Hall seats up to 125 guests, while the Boardroom, also located in the Lodge, can accommodate up to 14 guests for small meetings. The restaurant (seating 65) and lounge area (seating 20) allow guests to expand group events into creative venues with ease.
The outdoor pavilion/amphitheater provides a convenient and beautiful setting for wedding receptions and outdoor gatherings.