The countdown to North Georgia Idol!

The Count Down Begins…North Georgia Idol, April 1st, 8 pm

There is excitement in the air as The Lodge at Copperhead prepares for the North Georgia Idol Contest.  Last minute details from setting up the stage and sound equipment to arranging tables to accompany the expected crowd of well-wishers for the contestants.  The management and staff are busy preparing for the special starlight night.  From special valet parking services, hand-prepared entrees, with your favorite beverage from our full service bar, and talented singers performing for your listening pleasure, it will be a night to remember.

Get ready for the competition to begin as the talented singers compete for a recording  studio package valued at $1,000 produced by, a five-time International Telly Award Winner.  The 2nd and 3rd Place winners will also be awarded great prizes and cash donated by our generous North Georgia Idol Sponsors.

The fire has been ignited and contestants are registering  fast and furious to beat the deadline of March 31st Noon.  It’s obvious from the selection of songs registered by each singer that the audience can expect unique sounds throughout the evening.

Reserve now to dine on our special Idol Menu and watch contestants perform before music industry professionals including Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, a Radio Station Executive, and Grammy Award Winners.

Call 706-835-7433 for available seating.

The North Georgia Idol – Special Thanks To Sponsors for supporting North Georgia Idol. – Video Production Services – “Your Message.  Our Award Winning Mastery”   Five Time International Telly Award Winner.   The Owner and Executive Producer, Paul DeMichael, will present the Idol Winner with a $1,000 recording studio package that includes all costs for recording session time, and professional CD mastering produced in Murphy, NC.  828-837-1700

United Community Bank, Blairsville, GA – Strong Bank – Strong Service – The Bank That Service Built proudly serving our customers for 60 years, with 27 locally managed banks in over 100 locations in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. (706) 745-5545 – Blairsville, GA

RUWebby SEO Marketing and Website Services – RUWebby supplies Integrated Marketing Solutions for your business, no matter how large or small.

Biker Barn – Biker Barn, LLC  – 24 Ivy Log Road, Intersection of Murphy Hwy US19/129 & Nottley Dam Road GA325 Hwy, Blairsville, GA. – Your motorcycle friends in North Georgia for motorcycle apparel & accessories, guided tours, motorcycle trailers, towing, transport, & storage.

Lisa Mitchell Hair Design and Day Spa – 3453 E First St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 – Professional, friendly staff providing luxury hair and spa services.  Open Monday through Saturday located in beautiful downtown Blue Ridge, GA.  – (706) 632-8824

Nicholson Tire Service – with two locations to serve you for all your Tires, Automotive Supplies, & Car Brake Service – 3956 Murphy Hwy, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559 – (706) 374-5801 Nicholson Tire Service – 1286 Damascus Circle Blue Ridge, GA 30513 – (706) 964-8473

The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA  30512 706-835-7433 “North Georgia’s Premiere Vacation Destination and Special Events Venue” A rustic mountain lodge surrounded by cabins nestled in a resort community offering Lodging, Casual Fine Dining, Weekly Entertainment, and Special Events.

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.

One Year Anniversary & Customer Appreciation Party!

A full weekend of events to celebrate our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY and Customer Appreciation Party!

The Lodge @ Copperhead Bike NightSeason Kick-off Bike Night & Cruise-in
Join us this Thursday for the season kick-off of our weekly Bike Night & Cruise-in. Everyone welcome! This week, Chef Jeff will pull out the grill and cook-out on The Porch – don’t miss this special treat. Customer appreciation all weekend long – get your wooden nickel!

Ken & Peggy Sue return this week with live team trivia. Garage 71 will host a live remote from The Porch. Vendors, raffles, and tons of fun. Gather your friends and cruise in this week – let’s get the season kicked off in style!

A BIG “Thank you” to our 2011 Bike Night & Event sponsors: Biker Barn, R&R Trikes, Bikes & Accessories, Chattahoochee Biker Gear, Elder Financial Services, Yuengling, Van Gogh Vodka, Biker 101,, and Garage 71 Radio.

**Beginning Thursday, March 31, we will begin serving LUNCH at The Lodge every Thursday 11 am – 2 pm. Bring your friends and enjoy a great mid-day treat!

1st Annual North Georgia Idol Competition
Friday, April 1, Idol mania takes over the Lodge. Singers compete in front of a live audience and music industry professionals to win a (ASCAP approved studio) demo recording session, Cash & other great prizes.

Click here for more information, or to register for the competition.

Sponsored by: The Lodge,, Biker Barn, RUWebby SEO & Website Marketing Services, and United Community Bank, Blairsville, GA.

General admission seating available to the public on a first come basis. Make your dinner reservations and then enjoy the show! Restaurant & bar open at 6 pm, competition begins at 8 pm.

2nd Annual Car & Bike Show
North Georgia’s premier car & bike show. Registration begins at 9 am, $15 entry fee – CASH PRIZES. Show begins at 12 noon.

Mike Watson’s Band entertains all afternoon and evening on The Porch beginning at 1 pm.

Inaugural Running of The Gauntlet
North Georgia’s newest attraction for motorcycle and car enthusiasts is The Gauntlet. One hundred & thirty three (133) mile route through some of the most scenic roads in the country. Take the challenge and be one of the first to make the inaugural run this Saturday, April 2, first bike out at 10 am. Maps, t-shirts, and other information available at The Lodge and Biker Barn (corner of Hwy 129 and Hwy 325), Blairsville.

Join us back at the Lodge for the car & bike show, food, drinks, and live music all afternoon.

**A couple of rooms remain for this weekend** Make your reservations today!

The Best in Union County
The Lodge at Copperhead has been named “Business of the Quarter” by the Blairsville Chamber of Commerce. Join us Monday, April 4th at 9 am for coffee and our newest breakfast item – fresh baked Cinnamon Buns.

Coming Events & Breaking News:
4/9 – 2011 Rumble for Relay GET MORE INFO
4/23 – Keren Leppo GET MORE INFO
4/24 – Easter Sunrise Service GET MORE INFO

Events @ Copperhead – March 24th

QUEST is coming back TONIGHT!
The Lodge at Copperhead
Ken and Peggy Sue do an excellent job of keeping us entertained with trivia each week, but they needed a week off for Ken to recoup from surgery (get well soon Ken!). So……

Team Biker Barn took home the win last time, thanks in part to their great team members including Carlos & Raisa, Mary Bramlett, and Ray Jacobsen who wowed the crowd with his WORM for the win.

New quests, even more fun – and of course, QUESTICLES! See you Thursday – the most fun adult game show you’ll ever see!

Karaoke – Every Friday!
If you haven’t come out to see our Karaoke on Friday night, make plans to do so this week. We have an awesome rotation of singers, and appreciate all the work Carlos & Raisa put into making this an awesome weekly event at The Lodge.

Where does the time go??

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since our big Grand Opening celebration last April. We are throwing a one year anniversary & customer appreciation weekend to celebrate – and we hope that all of our Club members will be here for the weekend of events.

Thursday – March 31

Join us for our first “Ladies do LUNCH at The Lodge” – 11 am – 2 pm, every Thursday. Of course, our men are welcome too.

Season kick-off Bike Night & Cruise-in – 6 – 9 pm. Garage 71 live remote, raffles, prizes and more!

Friday – April 1

1st Annual North Georgia Idol Competition – 8 pm – Midnight
35 contestants compete for a $1,000 recording demo session and CASH prizes. Sponsored by The Lodge, Biker Barn, RUWebby SEO & Website Marketing,, and Lisa Mitchell Hair Designs & Day Spa

Saturday – April 2

10 am – Inaugural running of “THE GAUNTLET” – first bike out at 10 am – continues all day

12 noon – 4 pm – Car & Bike Show – registration $15, cash prizes, registration opens at 9 am, show begins at noon. Vendors, 50/50, and fun. Come out and enter your beauty, or just browse the collection.

1-4 pm and 6-9 pm – We welcome the Mike Watson Blues Band back to the porch

*We are in need of volunteers on Saturday, if you can help, please let us know*

2011 Rumble for Relay – April 9th – Registration begins at 8 am, first bike out at 10 am
Show your support for the American Cancer Society in a LOUD way by attending the Rumble for Relay. 100+ scenic mile Treasure Hunt through the North GA Mountains.

Registration $20, includes breakfast, long sleeve t-shirt, goody bag, raffles, prizes, and admission to the after party – featuring – live music by Breaking Point! Passengers, $10. All proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society.

*We are in need of volunteers for registration, road guards, set-up, clean-up, parking, etc. If you can help, please let us know*

North Georgia Idol at The Lodge @ Copperhead

Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm

The Lodge @ Copperhead is holding it’s premiere North Georgia Idol Contest open to the public! The entry fee is $25.

Winner Prizes: ASCAP Studio Demo CD Promo Package $1,000 value to winner, Cash & Other Prizes

Sponsors: The Lodge at Copperhead, Biker Barn, RUWebby SEO & Website Marketing Services, DV Media World, Lisa Mitchell Hair Designs and Day Spa

The Lodge @ Copperhead is excited about the upcoming North Georgia Idol Contest. We want to extend a special invitation to perform before our live IDOL audience and music industry professionals for this event. If you are not making your living exclusively by performing, you are eligible for this contest. And, we would like you to claim your performance spot for the night.

The North Georgia Idol winner will receive an ASCAP approved recording studio package valued at $1,000. donated by, Murphy, NC & Miami, FL. This session will include up to 4 hours recording time and all post-production costs resulting in your professionally mastered audio recording and (5) CD copies with custom artwork labels. There will be cash and other great prizes awarded that evening through 3rd place.

North Georgia Idol Sponsors