4Q and 2013 Rental Performance

Copperhead Lodge announces 4th Quarter and 2013 final Cabin Rental Program performance

2013-05-24 02.07.38Do you dream of having a mountain getaway that pays for itself? Well, pay attention to this! You can own the lifestyle and not foot the bill.

2013 is the third year of operation for the forty-seven acre destination resort in the North Georgia Mountains. The full service Lodge including eleven guest rooms, a full service restaurant and bar, and live entertainment, is blanketed by forty acres containing sixty lots for park model cabins.

During the 4th quarter of 2013 there were 16 of the 22 currently-constructed cabins participating in the rental program. The newest available floor plan, a full two bedroom, debuted in 2013. The first two-bedroom model was completed and began renting in late May. The second two bedroom was constructed and began renting in late August 2013. All cabins are individually owned and are deeded real property. Owners desiring a return on their investment participate in the rental program and receive 70% of gross rentals. Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort marketing nightly and weekly rentals to vacationers visiting the North Georgia Mountains. The resort boasts underground utilities and paved roads. Resort amenities include a salt water swimming pool and natural amphitheater.

There are two types of cabins in the rental program, Standard and Elite. One and two bedroom options are available and amenities include, one bath, and full kitchen, with some offering additional sleeping in a second bedroom or loft. The Elite cabins offer the same amenities as the Standard including satellite TV, grills, and a sleeper sofa, but also offer an expanded outdoor living area, a full size hot tub, and a private motorcycle/ATV garage. Cabins will sleep 2-4 people. The new model, a full two king bedroom, boasts all the amenities of the Elite cabins with extended outdoor living space and an additional bedroom.

For the 4th quarter of 2013 the Cabin Rental Program reported 468 cabin rental nights (32% occupancy), with an ADR of $131, in comparison to 4th quarter 2012 totals of 244 nights and an ADR of $134. Despite a very rainy Spring/Early Summer season, the season kick-off annual rally, destination events, holiday events and group sales were the driving forces for the increase in occupancy over 2012.

The future continues to look bright for the resort and the rental program. For the full year 2013, the rental program realized 1,629 total rental nights, with an ADR of $125. This is an increase of 61% over the 2012 rental nights of 1,029. Rental Program Manager Michelle Evans said: “We are pleased with our progress and the increases over last year, this is great news for our resort and our rental cabin owner partners.”

“Our growth has been spectacular, but continues to be hindered by a shortage of cabins available for rental. We stay sold-out on weekends from Memorial Day through the first of November, and turn away a great number of groups needing accommodations for more than 50 people,” Michelle went on to say.

Owner Anthony Cassulo said: “The new two bedroom model has been a huge hit in the rental market since the first unit was placed in service in May 2013.”

If you are looking for an investment, this is your opportunity. Visit the sales website at www.cabinsatcopperhead.com for information on real estate, and visit the resort website at www.copperheadlodge.com for more information on the resort. If you need additional information, please contact Michelle Evans at michelle@copperheadlodge.com or 706-835-7433. Open house and resort tours are available every weekend (when not sold out).

3Q 2013 Rental Performance

Copperhead Lodge announces 3rd Quarter Cabin Rental Program performance for 2013

2013-05-24 02.07.38Do you dream of having a mountain getaway that pays for itself? Well, pay attention to this! You can own the lifestyle and not foot the bill.

2013 is the third year of operation for the forty-seven acre destination resort in the North Georgia Mountains. The full service Lodge including eleven guest rooms, a full service restaurant and bar, and live entertainment, is blanketed by forty acres containing sixty lots for park model cabins.

During the 3rd quarter of 2013 there were 16 of the 22 currently-constructed cabins participating in the rental program, and the newest two-bedroom model was completed and began renting in late May. The second two bedroom was constructed and began renting in late August 2013. All cabins are individually owned and are deeded real property. Owners desiring a return on their investment participate in the rental program and receive 70% of gross rentals. Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort marketing nightly and weekly rentals to vacationers visiting the North Georgia Mountains. The resort boasts underground utilities and paved roads. Resort amenities include a salt water swimming pool and natural amphitheater.

There are two types of cabins in the rental program, Standard and Elite. One and two bedroom options are available and amenities include, one bath, and full kitchen, with some offering additional sleeping in a second bedroom or loft. The Elite cabins offer the same amenities as the Standard including satellite TV, grills, and a sleeper sofa, but also offer an expanded outdoor living area, a full size hot tub, and a private motorcycle/ATV garage. Cabins will sleep 2-4 people. The new model, a full two king bedroom, boasts all the amenities of the Elite cabins with extended outdoor living space and an additional bedroom.

For the 3rd quarter of 2013 the Cabin Rental Program reported 565 cabin rental nights (40% occupancy), with an ADR of $135, in comparison to 3rd quarter 2012 totals of 454 nights and an ADR of $112. Despite a very rainy Spring/Early Summer season, the season kick-off annual rally, destination events, holiday events and group sales were the driving forces for the increase in occupancy over 2012.

The future continues to look bright for the resort and the rental program. As of September 30, 2013, there are advanced reservations for cabins in 2013 totaling 1457 nights; a 42% increase over 2012 total bookings. Rental Program Manager Michelle Evans said: “We are pleased with our progress and the increases over last year, this is great news for our resort and our rental cabin owner partners.”

“Our growth has been spectacular, but continues to be hindered by a shortage of cabins available for rental. We stay sold-out on weekends from Memorial Day through the first of November, and turn away a great number of groups needing accommodations for more than 50 people,” Michelle went on to say.

Owner Anthony Cassulo said: “The new two bedroom model has been a huge hit in the rental market since the first unit was placed in service in May 2013.”

If you are looking for an investment, this is your opportunity. Visit the sales website at www.cabinsatcopperhead.com for information on real estate, and visit the resort website at www.copperheadlodge.com for more information on the resort. If you need additional information, please contact Michelle Evans at michelle@copperheadlodge.com or 706-835-7433. Open house and resort tours are available every weekend (when not sold out).

Copperhead Lodge announces Cabin Rental Program performance for 2012

Cabin6thumbDo you dream of having a mountain getaway that pays for itself? Well, pay attention to this! You can own the lifestyle and not foot the bill.

2012 was the second full year of operation for the forty-seven acre destination resort in the North Georgia Mountains. The full service Lodge including eleven guest rooms, a full service restaurant and bar, and live entertainment, is blanketed by forty acres containing sixty lots for park model cabins.

During 2012 there were 12 of the 20 currently-constructed cabins participating in the rental program. All cabins are individually owned and are deeded real property. Owners desiring a return on their investment participate in the rental program and receive 70% of gross rentals. Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort marketing nightly and weekly rentals to vacationers in the North Georgia Mountains. The resort boasts underground utilities and paved roads. Resort amenities include a salt water swimming pool and natural amphitheatre.

There are two types of cabins in the rental program, Standard and Elite. All cabins havecabin16frontgarage500 one bedroom, one bath, and full kitchen, with some offering additional sleeping in a second bedroom or loft. The Elite cabins offer the same amenities as the Standard including satellite TV, grills, and a sleeper sofa, but also offer an expanded outdoor living area, a full size hot tub, and a private motorcycle/ATV garage. Cabins will sleep 2-4 people.

During 2012 the Cabin Rental Program reached 1,029 rental nights, with an ADR of $117.06, in comparison to 2011 totals of 577 nights and an ADR of $108.78. Owners of Elite cabins averaged a net return of $7,554 and Standard owners averaged a net return of $4,481. Group Sales was the largest market driving the year-over-year increase – from motorcycle clubs/organizations to family reunions.

Brad Betters, an Elite cabin owner said: “We built our Cabin in September of 2011 and immediately joined the rental program. We are very pleased with the performance of our Cabin as an investment and look forward to continued growth in the resort and the rental program.”

Tom Gibson, an Elite cabin owner who purchased in May 2012 said: “I had a CD coming due and the bank was offering about 1%. Since purchasing my cabin in May 2012, I’ve already made a 6% return in just seven months. I’m thrilled with my investment at Copperhead.”

The future continues to look bright for the resort and the rental program. As of February 28, 2013, there are advanced reservations for cabins in 2013 totaling 571 nights; more than 50% of the previous years’ bookings. Rental Program Manager Michelle Evans said: “We expect to outperform our 2012 results by at least 25%. This is great news for our resort and our rental cabin owner partners.”

“Our growth has been spectacular, but continues to be hindered by a shortage of cabins available for rental. We stay sold-out on weekends from Memorial Day through the first of November, and turn away a great number of groups needing accommodations for more than 50 people,” Michelle went on to say.

If you are looking for an investment, this is your opportunity. Visit the sales website at www.cabinsatcopperhead.com for information on real estate, and visit the resort website at www.copperheadlodge.com for more information on the resort. If you need additional information, please contact Michelle Evans at michelle@copperheadlodge.com or 706-835-7433. Open house every weekend (when not sold out).

2013 Vacation Deal!

2upIntroducing our Two Wheel Vacation Club for 2013!

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, The Lodge at Copperhead is a motorcycle themed high country resort offering Lodging, Casual Fine Dining, a Full Service Bar, Entertainment, and Special Events. We are centrally located in North East Georgia – in the heart of some of the USA’s greatest riding roads. Easy day trips to The Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, Six Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway, Moonshiner 28 and many more. The Lodge at Copperhead is also HEADQUARTERS for the newest riding attraction – The Gauntlet. See more HERE

From the drive in, to the moment you step into the Grand Lobby with its massive stone fireplace, you will feel welcome. Rooms at The Lodge feature covered motorcycle parking. The Cabins at Copperhead feature private motorcycle garages, satellite TV, comfortable beds with luxury linens, fully furnished kitchens and spacious outdoor living areas, some units boast private hot tubs for your enjoyment. Want to take a day off from riding? May – September – Enjoy our large salt water swimming pool with plenty of room for you to relax.

The restaurant proudly offers American “Comfort Food with Attitude”. From Fried Pickles and hand-pattied Burgers, to Stuffed BBQ Chicken, the chef inspired specialty seasonal menu is sure to please. When you are seeking an inviting place to spend your motorcycle vacation, look no further than The Lodge at Copperhead.

Our 2013 Two Wheel Vacation Club features more value than any other!

No administration fees, No hidden costs!

5 nights at The Lodge starting at $459! 7 nights at The Lodge starting at $645

5 nights Cabins starting at $609! 7 nights Cabins starting at $855

See all the details here

 

Includes a complimentary $50 Gas Card!

  • Choose a room at The Lodge or a Cozy Cabin for more privacy
  • Choose 5 or 7 nights – both at exceptional discount
  • Salt water swimming pool, Elite Cabins have private hot tub
  • Complimentary Laundry Service
  • All access to non-ticketed Lodge events

Also included:

  • Complimentary maps, including The Best Rides in the North Georgia Mountains (by America Rides Maps)
  • Two complimentary Lodge at Copperhead T-shirts
  • $50 Restaurant Gift Card
  • $50 Gas Card
  • Complimentary Social Hour – Mon, Tues, Thur and Fri with two complimentary drinks per person

**Add Golf, White Water Rafting, Spa services, Horseback Riding and more at at great discounts!

Get started planning your North Georgia two wheel vacation NOW!

Use PROMO CODE MCLU when making reservations on our website to get the great deals

In the HEART of the greatest roads in America. The Gauntlet, Six Gap, Tail of the Dragon, Moonshiner 28, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway and more….

Family Vacation Club, North Georgia Mountains

When searching for an exciting and affordable Family vacation this year, look no further than The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville, GA. As the gateway to the Appalachian Mountains, The Lodge is a high country resort with all the resort amenities your family will love; from the salt water pool and shallow creek for rock hunting, to the full service restaurant/ bar & weekly entertainment. This should be your vacation destination for 2012.

The economy is still tough – and we know you want the MOST value for your vacation dollar. So, we’ve delivered with the Family Vacation Club. Unlike other resort “clubs”, there are no administration fees, no resort fees, no amenity fees and no hidden costs! Book your summer vacation by April 30, 2012 and receive a FREE $50 Gas Card, AND $100 credit towards local activities & excursions. Starting at JUST $725!

5 or 7 night Family Vacation includes ALL of the following:

  • Cozy Park Model Log Cabin, sleeps 4 (or 5 with 2 adults & 3 children)
  • Salt Water swimming pool & hot tub
  • Complimentary morning exercise classes – Monday  thru Thursday
  • Kids under 12 eat FREE in our restaurant with an adult
  • Complimentary Laundry Service
  • Babysitting available
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Monday thru Friday
  • Pet fees waived ($35 value)
  • No cleaning fees
  • All access to non-ticketed Lodge events

PLUS! We’ve partnered with many local attractions to bring you recreational opportunities, excursions, and family fun! Don’t forget – you get $100 credit towards any activities

  • Golf at Old Union Golf Course
  • White Water rafting on the Ocoee River
  • Spa Services
  • Horseback Riding at Trackrock Stables
  • Train rides on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
  • Wakeboarding and Boat Rentals
  • And more……

This is a limited time offer. Get started planning your North Georgia vacation now – visit our website.