1st Quarter 2013 Rental Performance

Copperhead Lodge announces 1st Quarter Cabin Rental Program performance for 2013

Do 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 begins 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 1st quarter of 2013 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 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 1st quarter of 2013 the Cabin Rental Program reported 120 cabin rental nights (14% occupancy), with an ADR of $116, in comparison to 1st quarter 2012 totals of 66 nights and an ADR of $99. Annual destination events in January, February and mild March weather 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 March 31, 2013, there are advanced reservations for cabins in 2013 totaling 789 nights; 77% 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 will be completed and ready for sale or rent 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 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