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).

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You Can Own The Copperhead Life Style

Copperhead offers a unique and affordable real estate opportunity. The location offers the scenic beauty of the Appalachian Mountains easily accessed by major interstates, while the solid construction and extensive resort amenities and services add intrinsic value. Whether considering as a real estate investment or looking for a weekend getaway, the Lodge at Copperhead is a unique opportunity for the right buyer.

The Park Model Log Cabins measure approximately 400 square feet and are priced from the $90’s depending upon options and lot selection. 2011 returns on investmest were 5 1/2 – 8% for all rental cabin owners. Each cabin has one-bedroom, full kitchen and private bath. Loft and bunk room options, porches, and decks are also available to expand living space. Each cabin also has its own motorcycle/golf cart/ATV garage, and the community has all paved roads. The cost of ownership is very low, and boasts all the amenities of a destination resort.

The Lodge @ Copperhead is the USA’s only boutique resort geared toward motorcycle and car enthusiasts. Whether on two wheels, two wheels in back, two wheels in front or four wheels, you’ll discover we’ve been expecting you.

Cabin Details

  • Our cabins are extremely energy efficient and are the tightest, least expensive cabin to own, heat and cool.
  • Our cabins are extremely well made to surprising tolerances.
  • Every single cabin has been modified to fit each customer’s preferences, budget and land.
  • Our cabins use materials that have been perfected and improved in ways that are unseen in the trade
  • Our logs come from Certified Sustainable Forests, A National Park Service Standard that is hard to come by.

Outdoor Resort Amenities

Outdoor resort 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 Lodge year round.  In the fall and winter the outdoor fireplace warms as you breathe in the freshness of the mountains. In the spring and summer “The Porch” is the perfect place to take in the stunning vista, while listening to live entertainment.

The Lodge is flanked by a gently sloping hillside known as “The Yard” that is home to an elevated pavilion/amphitheater. This year, we will debut exciting new outdoor events on “The Porch” and in “The Yard.” A salt-water swimming pool, hot tub and fire pit round out the outdoor amenities. After a long day’s ride, it is the perfect place to kick-back and enjoy the evening.

The Lodge @ Copperhead is the USA’s only boutique resort geared toward motorcycle and car enthusiasts. Located in the heart of the mountains just outside Blairsville, GA, the lodge is within a few hours of Atlanta, Nashville, and Charlotte. Once you’ve been here, you will want to return again and again…

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