Boing! Spring is Near!

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday – 5-11 pm

Lawbike.com Texas Hold em Poker Tourney

Tuesday – 5-9 pm

COMING SOON! All you can eat Crab Legs!!

Wednesday – CLOSED

Thursday – 5-9 pm

COMING SOON! Wing Night & Trivia!

Friday – 5-11 pm

Prime Rib Night!

Saturday – 8 am – 11 pm

Check Calendar for weekend entertainment

Sunday – 8 am – 3 pm

Boing! Spring is Near!

Most of us have been enjoying a few days of a sneak peek of Spring, and us mountain folk are getting excited!!

We”ve got a ton of breaking news and exciting things to share with you.

New 2014 Menu – coming April 2014 – join us for our Taste of Copperhead on Thursday, March 27th. $14 ticket gets you and unlimited selection of any of the new menu items to try. From new appetizers like Caramelized Bacon (because we all love bacon!) and Blue Crab Claws, to new Entrees of Fisherman’s Catch and our new EAT LIKE A MAN Steak, finished off with our new “house” dessert – Key Lime Cheesecake. You can taste all these and more for $14! Call 706-835-7433 to reserve your seat today.

Goin” Low Country for Relay

This Saturday, March 15th – 4-7 pm, join us for a fundraiser supporting Team Salty Cowgirls and Relay for Life. Tickets on sale now. $15 – full Low Country Boil with non-alcoholic beverage. Enjoy live music by Leather & Lace. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

Reserve your ticket today – 706-835-7433

St. Patty”s Day Party – Monday, March 17th

Chef Cassie will be cooking up your Irish favorites, and the bar will be pouring all the famous drinks for the occasion.

Dinner Specials – Corned Beef & Cabbage, Bangers & Mash

Wear your green and avoid the pinch – PLUS – get 10% off all food items

We have Spring Fever!

And….as a result, you are the winner.

Coming Soon!
Tuesday – all you can eat Crab Legs!
Thursday – $.50 Wing Night and Live Trivia with DJ Dan!
Weekends – $5, 8 minute Breakfast!

North Georgia”s premier vacation destination

Planning to visit the mountains this year? Make reservations now. Rooms & Cabins are filling quickly. Visit our website for all our Spring/Summer/Fall events, choose your accommodations, and make plans now to visit!

http://www.copperheadlodge.com/

Your information is always safe with us. We send you emails, including special offers & discounts and so that you know what is going on here at Copperhead Lodge. We will never sell or give away your information and appreciate your support.

Copperhead Lodge, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA – 706-835-7433, CopperheadLodge.com

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).

North Georgia Idol 2013

Blairsville, GA, December 10, 2012 – The 3rd Annual North Georgia Idol Contest to be held at The Lodge at Copperhead beginning the third Saturday in March 2013.

The North Georgia Idol Contest is being hosted by The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville, GA. The contest is open to all singers, emerging through seasoned performers, with the exception of those who earn their living exclusively from performing. Auditions will be held on March 16th and 23rd where hopeful contestants will perform before a live audience, including industry professional judges, for a spot in the finale on March 30th.

Information and registration for the North Georgia Idol contest is available at www.thelodgeatcopperhead.com/idol. The entry fee for competing is $25 per singer and payable when registering at the website. Registration is limited, so get signed up today. Contestants will compete for the top prize: a studio recording session and demo package
valued at over $500, provided by Sean Clyde of C&C Media, two time Grammy
nominee, and CSRA Hip Hop Award Winner. Sean has produced some of the top
talents in the world, including, Michael Jackson, Alanis Morissette, Trisha
Yearwood, and Garth Brooks, and has worked with some of the best known music
labels including Atlantic Records, Sony, RCA, and Virgin Records. The 2nd and
3rd place winners will win cash and other great prizes.

Contestants should have one song prepared for their audition. Required format is: playable music with no lead vocals. Acceptable music formats: Karaoke Backing Track, Burned CD, or iPod with downloaded music. The top singers selected by judges scoring will advance to the finale on March 30. Finale contestants should have two songs ready to perform following the same contest formats.

The auditions will allow each contestant four (4) minutes to perform their song selection. The judges will comment immediately following each singer’s performance and score them. As part of the registration process, entrants will receive an email that verifies song titles are approved for performance. Song titles are selected on first come first serve basis. There will no duplications of songs during each audition week.

Contestants are encouraged to invite their family and friends to support them during the competition for North Georgia Idol. The public is welcome to attend the show with no cover charge when dining in The Lodge at Copperhead restaurant.

2012 contestants are encouraged to compete again. 2012 Winner, Palmer Mirelle will join us for the finale to perform and as a guest judge. Palmer is fourteen years old and has been performing since the age of three.  During 2012 Palmer was named North Georgia Idol, and was crowned Platinum First Place Winner in the Rising Star Competition in Tennessee.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Michelle Evans for information.

The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA is a destination resort offering lodging, casual fine dining, full service bar, cabins, and other amenities on the forty acre resort. Lodging reservations are available at website: www.thelodgeatcopperhead.com or by calling 706-835-7433.

North Georgia Idol Host & Presenting Sponsors: The Lodge at Copperhead, and C&C Media.

For more information, contact:
Michelle Evans
michelle@thelodgeatcopperhead.com
706-835-7433

McElvis kicks off New Year Celebration

Teddy Bears, Tender Lovers, Burnin’ Loves & Lucky Charms,   Join me and the mcELVIS LIVE COMPANY on Saturday December 29, 2012 @ THE LODGE AT COPPERHEAD in BLAIRSVILLE, GA.   The Lodge has assembled a weekend to remember (beginning Saturday night) as Vegas comes to the mountains!   The Classic Tribute to Elvis Presley will consist of 5 different eras of music from the early years, the army years, the movie years, the 60s and the ultimate 70s!   Marque Cooper of Cooper Entertainment will supply an amazing light show and plenty of music to dance by between sets! Whenever the Master of Ceremonies announces: “ALL DANCE! ALL DANCE!” You’ll have the opportunity to “cut-a-rug” and “get-cha-Elvis-on” to some of the most incredible music of all time!   The Lodge at Copperhead is preparing a full menu for those who will be making a memorable evening of an exquisite dinner and exciting show!   CALL NOW! RESERVE YOUR SEAT(S) NOW! MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW! Join me and the gang for a fabulous time in Blairsville!   Bring your digital camera! Bring your video camera! Bring a friend! Bring a family member! Bring yourself!   “Thank ya… thank ya veer much!”

Full Details

Elvisly Yours,
McELVIS

 

Hog Jam 2012 – Results

Hog Jam 2012 Results

A foggy morning gave way to a beautiful fall day filled with the aroma of BBQ in the North Georgia Mountains on Saturday, October 13, 2012. Professional and backyard teams worked tirelessly through the evening  Friday and all day Saturday to compete for the thousands of dollars in prize money.

In its inaugural year, the Presenting Sponsor for Hog Jam 2012 was Forty Creek Whisky. All members of the BBQ teams, sponsors, judges, vendors, and board members of the sanctioning body, Georgia BBQ Association, enjoyed a Friday night welcome reception sponsored by Forty Creek Whisky and Kinetic Telecom Services. The reception featured hors’d oeuvres prepared by Chef Bill Minkert and the Copperhead Culinary Team as well as an open bar featuring Forty Creek Whisky. Live music by 12 Gauge Persuaders kept the teams up and dancing until it was time to get to the work they had come for – BBQ!

On Saturday, vendors lined the covered front porch of the Lodge, along with a large display set up by Harley Davidson of Cartersville, another event sponsor. Patrons were able to shop with vendors, enjoy a plate of BBQ donated by Bi-Lo, Blairsville, GA and prepared by Smokey Q BBQ, Blairsville, GA and listen to live music by Modern Vinyl and Mike Watson Blues Band.

Over $6,000 in prize money was awarded to the best teams. Results were as follows:

Grand Champion – Jethro’s Cooking Crew, Richland, GA

Reserve Champion – Smokinwilly Squealers, Barney, GA

Professional Results:

Ribs – 1st place – Jethro’s Cooking Crew, Richland GA

Ribs – 2nd place – Bubba Grills, Haddock, GA

Ribs – 3rd place – Smokinwilly Squealers, Barney, GA

Pulled Pork – 1st place – Smokinwilly Squealers, Barney, GA

Pulled Pork – 2nd place – Onsite Ribs, Jackson, GA

Pulled Pork – 3rd place – The Pampered Pig, Blackshear, GA

Pork Loin – 1st place – Jethro’s Cooking Crew, Richland, GA

Pork Loin – 2nd place – Bubba Grills, Haddock, GA

Pork Loin – 3rd place – The Pampered Pig, Blackshear, GA

Backyard Results:

Grand Champion – Diggin Que, Rome, GA

Reserve Champion – Rollin Smoker, Cumming, GA

Ribs – 1st place – Diggin Que, Rome, GA

Ribs – 2nd place – Screaming Eagle BBQ, Tiger, GA

Ribs – 3rd place – Rollin Smoker, Cumming, GA

Pulled Pork – 1st place – Diggin Que, Rome, GA

Pulled Pork – 2nd place – Screaming Eagle BBQ, Tiger, GA

Pulled Pork – 3rd place – Rollin Smoker, Cumming, GA

Pork Loin – 1st place – Wilbur’s Been Smokin’ Somthin’, Woodstock, GA

Pork Loin – 2nd place – Rollin Smoker, Cumming, GA

Pork Loin – 3rd place – Diggin Que, Rome, GA

Ancillary Results:

Sauce – Onsite Ribs, Jackson, GA

Brunswick Stew – Smokinwilly Squealers, Barney, GA

Wild Game – Onsite Ribs, Jackson, GA

Dessert – Rufus Smokehouse BBQ, Stockbridge, GA

Bloody Mary – Onsite Ribs, Jackson, GA

The Lodge at Copperhead and the Georgia BBQ Association wish to thank the generous sponsors who made this event possible. Forty Creek Whisky, Kinetic Telecom Service, Lawbike.com, Harley Davidson of Cartersville, RUWebby, LLC, Straight Count Choppers, Biker Barn, Holiday Inn Express, Bi-Lo, Blairsville, GA, TH Griffith Agency, Inc., Visual Outdoor Advertising, Elder Financial Services – Nationwide Insurance, Mountain View RV Resort, Blairsville Cinema, and United Community Bank. Without your support this event would not have been possible, and we thank you!

Rockfest 2012 – Kickin’ it at The Lodge

Rockfest 2012 – Kickin’ it at The Lodge…

In its first year at a new location, this fundraising event for Mountain United Soccer Association, GA Top Soccer, Cole Bowen, (see video) and Recording Artists Against MS, was a HUGE success! Three local bands, 12 Gauge Persuaders, Ratz, and Modern Vinyl entertained the crowd all afternoon under a beautiful, clear, North Georgia sky. Shad Bradley graciously MC’d the event throughout the day, with sound expertise provided by Michael Kennedy, and videography by Sean Clyde of C&C Media.

Spectators feasted on fresh smoked Pulled Pork sandwiches, Baby Back ribs and Turkey Legs by Chef Bill Minkert of The Lodge at Copperhead. Volunteers manned the ticket booths and food booths, and the event couldn’t have happened with all of them who gave so freely of their time.

David Zenniger ran the Corn Hole Tournament which was a thrill for young and old alike. Georgia Soccer Association gave away free schwag all day long and had plenty of soccer balls and beach balls for the kids to play with. Raffles held throughout the day with prizes provided by Best Buy, and The Lodge at Copperhead gave spectators a little something extra to take with them besides the memories of a great day filled with music and fun.

This event, in its fifth year, would not be possible without the support of our local businesses, family sponsors and most importantly, Richard Smith, founder of MUSA and the hardest working volunteer for this event every year. Patronize our sponsors, and let them know how important their support is for keeping kids in soccer and helping those suffering with Multiple Sclerosis.

 

 

Business Sponsors: Dernehl Company Dare to be Different C&C Media Mountain Lakes Mortgage GumLog Family Mart F. Earl Wiggers, P.C. Hemphill Trucking Lamar Paris Commissioner Nancy Panoz Marathon Hiawassee Gypsy Grips Georgia, Inc. Alexander’s Store, Brainstorm Creative

Family Sponsors: Michelle Breeden Sid & Bonnie Turner Patrick & Kathy Malone Nelson Long Mike Botinelli Richard & Debbe Smith Lee Baeninger Todd & Jennifer Smith Jay Neel

News & Events

Hours of Operation

Monday

6-9 pm, Bar until

Lawbike.com Texas Hold’ em Poker Tournament

FREE to play!

Tuesday

6-9 pm, Bar until 1/2 Price Entrees!

Wednesday

Closed, you’ll have to find your fix elsewhere

Thursday

6-9 pm, Bar until ALL YOU CAN EAT LOBSTER!!

Reservations ONLY

Friday

6-9 pm, Bar until Karaoke 6:59 pm

Saturday

8 a-2 p, & 3-9 pm, Bar until Check calendar for weekly entertainment

Sunday

NOW OPEN!!

8 am – 4 pm

$5 “Appy Hour” Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 3-6 pm

Click below to accept the challenge!

“World Famous” The Gauntlet North Georgia Mountains

No, we aren’t crazy!

The Lawbike.com Summer Kick-Off Concert Series continues…

Live Music! No Cover Charge!

June 16 – Gator Band

June 23 – Chris Gulley

June 22 – 23 Prime Rib Weekend!!

June 30 – Pioneer Chick’n Stand Band

July 7 – Danny Rhea

July 14 – Keren Leppo

July 21 – High Noon

July 28 – Mike Watson Band

Chef Bill brings you flown in, fresh Maine Lobster every Thursday in June Comes with all the fixins – $49.97, Reservations only.
Call 706-835-7433, or email Michelle to secure your spot today!

August 25th – Noon to Dusk

Rockfest 2012 – Kickin’ it at The Lodge

Advance tickets 2 for $5, Day of $5 each

Proceeds benefit Mountain United Soccer Association, Cole Bowen, GA Soccer Association, and Recording Artists against MS

 

Forty Creek Whisky presents

Save the Dates – October 12-13, 2012

Live Music, Artists & Vendors, Car & Bike Show and…

Some JAM good BBQ!!

Judges, Cook Teams and Sponsors Needed!!

Website up soon (GAHOGJAM.com), but in the meantime, visit our Facebook page to get all the details

The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA – 706-835-7433, TheLodgeAtCopperhead.com

Bikers Give HUGE “Helping Hand” to Local Cancer Patients

Our Gold Sponsors:

 

Blairsville, GA, April 13, 2012 – Bikers “Helping Hands” Treasure Hunt on April 7th was a rumbling success. Locals fighting cancer were supported in a LOUD way as 78 registered riders and numerous community sponsors raised $5,817.75. Local favorite Modern Vinyl entertained the crowd as they enjoyed the Car & Bike Show.

The Lodge at Copperhead teamed-up with the Helping Hands Foundation and Georgia Cancer Specialists to raise money for Blairsville and Blue Ridge, GA cancer patients. Founder of Helping Hands for Lung Cancer, Inc., Dr. Bridget Rossi, said how pleased they were with the success of this inaugural event and that they already have patients with financial needs applying for assistance. Michelle Evans, spokesperson for The Lodge, expressed appreciation for all the participants and gave a gracious thank-you to the many community sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event a success.

Proud sponsors of this event include:

Double C Stables – Spring Water Promotions – TH Griffith Insurance

Elder Financial Services – The Sawmill Place – McDonald’s Blairsville

Sisson, Dupont & Carder – Coosa Creek Embroidery – The News Observer

Excel Graphic Services – Art Miller Real Estate – Dr. Jennifer Jones

Mountain Top Furniture – Head-Westgate, Corp. – Mountain View Funeral Home

Byers Well Drilling – And many numerous businesses and individuals that supported this effort though donations of prizes and their time.

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.

Countdown – 7 days to Anniversary Party

Let’s get the Anniversary Party Started!

We’ll kick off the celebration of our 3rd Season on Thursday, April 5, 2012. A full line up of events throughout the weekend. Come celebrate with us – afterall, you are the reason we are here!

Thursday – April 5

Season Kick off with Fish Fry Thursday, Bike Night, a FREE Swap Meet and live music on the Porch by Paul Constantine

Call today to reserve your space for the FREE Swap Meet. Chef inspired specials and the ONLY Bar in Union County. Help us kick off the 2012 season right.

Saturday – April 7

Bikers Helping Hands Treasure Hunt We’ve partnered with Georgia Cancer Specialists, and Helping Hands Foundation to host the First Annual Treasure Hunt to raise money for LOCAL people fighting cancer who need financial assistance. Win great prizes and ride the North Georgia Mountains for this great charity

Riders – $15, includes breakfast, long sleeve t-shirt and Treasure Map Passengers – $10, t-shirts available for purchase

Registration begins at 8 am, first bike out at 9 am. Last bike out at 10 am, last bike in at 2 pm – prizes awarded at 3 pm.

THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD/SILVER SPONSORS:

Biker Barn                                    The Whistle Stop Grill

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant    Pye Automotive Group

Elder Financial Services            TH Griffith Agency, Inc.

The Sawmill Place                        Double C Stables

Art Miller Real Estate                   Dr. Jennifer Jones

Excel Graphics                             The News Observer

Coosa Creek Marketing              McDonald’s-Blairsville

Jacksonville Nursing Consultants, Inc.

Spring Water Promotions

Local favorite MODERN VINYL plays Noon- 3 pm.

3rd Annual Car & Bike Show Registration starts at 10 am. Show kicks off at Noon – Cash Prizes and other awards at 3 pm $20 advance registration, $25 day of show – Get registered HERE!, or email michelle@thelodgeatcopperhead.com

DYNO BY WOODS PERFORMANCE & VENDORS

Free admission to spectators! Bring the family and make it a day

Sunday – April 8

Easter Sonrise Service 7 am, led by Marty Duncan, Fellowship of the Hills. Light refreshments and coffee for all before the service. Special guest – Keren Leppo

Easter Brunch – Chef has a full buffet of over 30 items you’ll love. Bring your family and enjoy your Easter Dinner with us. 9 am – 3pm, reservations requested. Full Menu

Limited Lodging remains available for the weekend – reserve yours today!

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.