New/Old name – same great Resort!

Copperhead LodgeIn October 2009, Anthony Cassulo and Michelle Evans purchased what was known as Copperhead Lodge, Blairsville, Georgia. At that time the name “Copperhead Lodge” and its corresponding website were not available. A new name, “The Lodge at Copperhead”, was chosen, but has been a tongue twister for many since. Copperhead Lodge just seems to roll off the tongue so much easier. In light of this, the website address has been secured and the company will undergo a re-branding back to Copperhead Lodge this winter.

This transition will be seamless to Lodge customers. The old website will automatically redirect to the new one, and everyone on the email list will continue to receive emails from the Lodge after the transition. Even the Lodge’s Facebook page name will transfer to the renewed name, but page interaction will not be interrupted.

Very soon the new logo, new collateral, and slight website design changes will be seen, as well as a new and expanded offering of branded merchandise available in the gift shop. Do not discard Lodge at Copperhead T-shirts, because there will be many opportunities to earn discounts when wearing the old shirts, as a thank-you to the Lodge’s long time customers.

The owners appreciate the support of their customers and friends over the last three years, and look forward to many more years of making memories at Copperhead Lodge.

Anthony & Michelle

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 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: 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