Q2 2013 Rental Performance

Copperhead Lodge announces 2nd Quarter Cabin Rental Program performance for 2013

cabin16frontgarage500Do 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 fourth 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 2nd quarter of 2013 there were 14 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 amphitheater.

There are two types of cabins in the rental program, Standard and Elite. All cabins have 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.

For the 2nd quarter of 2013 the Cabin Rental Program reported 506 cabin rental nights (39% occupancy), with an ADR of $113, in comparison to 2nd quarter 2012 totals of 265 nights and an ADR of $110. 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 June 30, 2013, there are advanced reservations for cabins in 2013 totaling 1,040 nights; 101% of the previous years’ total 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.

Owner Anthony Cassulo said: “We are very excited about the newest addition to our rental program, a two bedroom unit that was completed and ready for sale or rent in May 2013, as well as another two bedroom currently under construction.”

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).

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).

Cabin 16 – SOLD!

The Lodge at Copperhead sells another cabin to a happy investor.

Cabin 16 Sold – purchased by Tom Gibson of Ohio for $92,500. This 2 bedroom 400 sq. ft. cabin sleeps four, and boasts large outdoor living areas, including covered and screened porches, a hot tub, a private garage, and is located directly across from all the action at The Lodge. The property’s newest cabin owner said, “I discovered The Lodge at Copperhead in January of this year and have since fallen in love with the place, the people, and the concept. I am excited to be an owner here, and know that I have a great investment.”

Copperhead offers a unique and read the poky little puppy online 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.

About The Resort: The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA is North Georgia’s Premiere Destination Resort and Special Events Venue offering lodging, casual fine dining, full service bar, cabins and other amenities on the forty acre resort. Resort information is available at website: http://www.thelodgeatcopperhead.com.

For more information, contact:

Michelle Evans

michelle@thelodgeatcopperhead.com

706-835-7433

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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…

Choose from 38 remaning lots with creekside and mountain views, or snag a great deal on these turn-key specials. Discounts apply through April 7, 2012. Financing available for qualified buyers.

Own the Lifestyle – The Cabins at Copperhead

Your dream of a cabin in the mountains is closer than you think. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, The Lodge at Copperhead is a rustic mountain resort offering Lodging, Casual Fine Dining, Weekly Entertainment and Special Events. Own your cabin in the mountains, and enjoy it all.

The Cabins at Copperhead offers a unique and affordable real estate opportunity. Our location offers the scenic beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, easily accessed by major interstates. 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 Cabins at Copperhead are a unique investment opportunity for the right buyer. Four cabins were sold in 2011, starting at $106,900.

The Park Model Log Cabins measure approximately 400 square feet and are priced from the $90’s depending upon options and lot selection. Each cabin has one bedroom, a 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. You can
own the Copperhead lifestyle.

About The Resort: The
Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA is North Georgia’s
Premiere Destination Resort and Special Events Venue offering lodging, casual
fine dining, full service bar, cabins and other amenities on the forty acre
resort. Resort information is available at website: http://www.thelodgeatcopperhead.com.
Cabin information available at website: http://www.cabinsatcopperhead.com

For more information, contact:

Michelle Evans

michelle@thelodgeatcopperhead.com

706-835-7433

Holidays at The Lodge

Winter & Holiday Events
Saturday – December 17th – Nashville Unleashed Christmas Show
Tickets still available – Special Lodging prices
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Do you Two-fer?
Every Tuesday the best deal in town is at The Lodge. Two dine for just $22, with an appetizer, two entrees, and a sharable dessert. Join us this week!

Merry Christmas
The Lodge will be closed on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th to allow our hard working employees to spend time with their families. The staff thanks each of you for your support in 2011, and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

New Years Eve – the only place to be in North GA
We’ve pulled out all the stops to throw the best New Years celebration around. McElvis brings his Viva Las Vegas show on Friday the 30th. Saturday the 31st we’ll transform the Grand Hall into a Vegas Casino with Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, along with DJ and dancing. Lodging packages include accommodations, all food for the weekend, all access to shows & events, champagne and party favors at midnight, plus state and local taxes. Limited tickets available for non-lodging guests, including shuttle service – make plans today!
Thousands in prizes  – from Spa certificates, to Jewelry, to Florida beach vacations……and much, much more!

3rd Annual Pig Roast – Saturday, January 14, 2012
Don’t miss this annual event – just announced – Keren Leppo will play 6-9 pm!

Own the Lifestyle!
Congratulations to our new Cabin owners in 2011 – Cabin #22 and #23 were both sold this summer. Cabin #25 was built and sold this fall, along with our new demo Cabin #58 – and NOW – Cabin #24 is sold and under construction! After a stop in Atlanta at the Great American Motorcycle Show, Jan 27-29, 2012 it will be our newest addition! Now is the time to Own the Lifestyle! Find out how

Open House at The Lodge @ Coppperhead – April 2, 2011

Like a Breath of Fresh & Crisp Mountain Air
The Lodge at Copperhead Resort Community, Blairsville, GA

The Lodge at Copperhead offers the perfect getaway destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia whether for the day, weekend, or an extended vacation.  And, now you can own the lifestyle. A place to call home away from home is now an affordable option.  Ask us to show you how.  Come out this Saturday, April 2, 2011, for our Customer Appreciation Weekend and Open House.

The Pleasures of Ownership in a Resort Community
What’s extraordinary is that you don’t have to do anything.  You can relax, kick-back and take-in the natural beauty and scenic vistas of the North Georgia Mountains from your own porch, take day excursions, or enjoy the activities at the Lodge.

Log cabin ownership provides many opportunities to get to know the area. Site-seeing will take on new meaning from a mountain overlook when you recognize that the name, Blue Ridge Mountains, is not just a name of a mountain system in the Appalachian Mountains, but a description of what the eye can see for miles in either direction on a clear day.
It’s a good day in the mountains whether you wake-up to blues skies or with cloud cover.  On overcast days, a cloud mist appears below the mountain tops creating the appearance of a sea of lakes beneath the Blue Ridge Peaks. Some folks call it a “sea of clouds.” It’s an ah ha moment and worth a visit each season just to see the changes in the misty mountains.
The Blue Ridge Mountains may also be viewed via the railways that track through the mountains for observing mountains and valleys untouched by mankind. Short day outings to explore the area could include Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain in the South to Helton Creek Waterfalls and other distinct waterfalls, and lakes in the region. For more information about adventure in the mountains, see Explore the Area on our website.

For the adventurous, log cabin ownership also provides the option of taking part in packages offered by The Lodge at Copperhead.  Those include whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, trout fishing, golfing and the new riding/driving attraction in the North Georgia Mountains, the Gauntlet.

There is something to see and do in every season – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  From taking – in the many festivals, Scottish Festival, Sorghum Festival, Apple Festival to antique shopping there is something to do.  Come home in the evenings to hand-prepared entrées offered by the Lodge restaurant.  Then relax on the porch overlooking the Copper Creek during the Spring and Summer or in the Grand Hall in the winter months by the blazing over-sized river rock fireplace and enjoy one of the many musical events and your favorite beverage.

Excellence in Resort Community Offerings
When you consider mountain cabin ownership, standards of workmanship is key in securing the value of your property through all seasons.  We invite you to tour our new park model during Open House this weekend and examine the quality of workmanship.  This same quality model can be placed on the lot of your choice in our resort community.
The Lodge at Copperhead resort community has been engineered for pleasurable  ownership. Lighted and paved streets throughout the resort provides easy access whether driving or riding a motorcycle.  May owners opt for motorcycle garages to be built with their cabins as part of the package. View our available cabins & lots

The resort’s infrastructure is in place for your cabin to be built in a reasonable period of time so you can start enjoying your mountain retreat.  Cabin purchases during open house will include a six-month membership in the 171 @ The Lodge at Copperhead.  Membership entitles holder to 10% Discount on Food & Guest Lodging, 25% discount on Lodge events, monthly themed dinners, FREE entry to bands on the porch, salt-water swimming pool, hot tub and much more.

This weekend is a great time to come to the mountains of North Georgia and enjoy the many events happening at The Lodge at Copperhead.  Our models will be open 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday, April 2.

The line-up this weekend includes:
* Thursday’s Season Kick-off Bike Night & Cruise-in – 6 pm with Garage 71 broadcasting live, raffles, trivia, and cook-out with Chef Jeff
* Friday, April 1, 8 pm – North Georgia Idol Competition, (reservations required)
* Saturday, The Inaugural Running of the Gauntlet – registration, 8 am, KSU 10  am
* Saturday, Car & Bike Show – Registration, 9 am – Show – Noon-4pm
* Saturday, Mike Watson Band, 1-4 pm, 6-9 pm
* Saturday, Massages available by Ways of Wellness
* The restaurant will be open all weekend and Chef Jeff will be cooking his special “comfort food with attitude” just for you

Get a taste of mountain living this weekend. And, see why The Lodge at Copperhead is North Georgia’s premiere destination.

There are a few cabins available for rent this weekend, reserve yours online today or call 706-835-7433.  If you purchase a cabin during open house weekend, your stay is on us. Come see for yourself what all the talk is about.