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Wine Down Wednesday


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Crab Legs!!


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Prime Rib Night!

Live Music!

Ladies Night


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Buffet Brunch 10 am – 2:30 pm, $14.95

8 am – 9 pm

$5 “Appy Hour”

Everyday 5-6 pm

Finally Spring is Here!

Live Music every Friday & Saturday night

4/13 – Modern Vinyl

4/26 – The Plowboys

4/27 – Audio Alliance

Check Calendar for Spring & Summer concerts

Memorial Day Celebration

Join us May 24-27 for our annual Memorial Day Celebration. Live Music, Guided Rides, Pool Party, Fireworks and much more. Make your plans today!


John Berry Concert

Tickets on sale now for the July 26th concert at the Amphitheatre featuring John Berry with special guest Brit Jones. Tickets $27.50 each, available online or by phone.

Sunday Brunch

Whether it’s an outing of family after church or a reason to “Ride to Eat”, our Sunday Brunch can’t be beat. A full spread of breakfast and lunch options, including carved meats, dessert, and includes a beverage. $14.95, 10 am – 2:30 pm, Every Sunday.

Major Announcement Coming

There is a MAJOR announcement coming about a new addition here at Copperhead. Stay tuned for the big announcement next week. Our Facebook fans will SEE IT FIRST. Become a Fan today!


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

Alexander’s Store – Business of the Week

Everything Under the Sun….and then some. We selected Alexander’s Store as Business of the Week and provided their hard working staff with lunch. If you’ve never visited Alexander’s, make a point to do so the next time you are in the area.

AboutBannerAlexander’s Store is more than “just a store.” It’s a testimony of how a family business, established in 1957 can be passed on to another generation and be successful in today’s era of mega stores and mall mania. The store has an incredible 50,000 square feet of space which is hard to imagine just standing out front. Because of the uniqueness of the store, many regard the landmark as a tourist site. What started as a general store has now evolved into a shopping experience with major brand clothing, shoes, furniture, appliances and “Everything under the Sun” for the sportsman including guns, ammunition and archery supplies. Our customers deserve respect, good values, quality service and a smile. We hope you enjoy our website page and when you’re in the North Georgia mountains, please stop in and wander around our store and say hello. We’d love to meet you.

Their Mission

To provide 100% customer satisfaction by selling the best products at the lowest possible price while giving unequal quality service. While always focusing on our customers, we will provide an environment for our associates that are supportive and provide an opportunity for them to achieve their own personal goals.

Hoyt & Ruby – How It Started

HoytRubyHoyt and Ruby poured their lives into the store. Hoyt made sure the customers got what they wanted and if anyone was struggling during hard times Hoyt & Ruby would help them in any way they could, no questions asked. She had a great mind for business. As far as Ruby was concerned, nothing was too good for her customers. She would gift wrap any item for free and be happy to do it. This is still carried on today. A friendly attitude always prevailed and still does to this day.

The Alexander’s

AlexandersAs a family-owned business, Alexander’s has a set of shared traditions and values that are rooted in the history of the store. Both Eddy and Sandy have tried to carry on the traditions of both Hoyt and Ruby as the second generation and are passing that on to their son Mark and his wife Kennetha, the third generation. Treat everyone with respect and give them quality service with a smile.

Visit their website at www.AlexandersStore.com, and make it a destination on your trip to the North Georgia Mountains.

029Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort in the North Georgia Mountains featuring hotel and cabin lodging, a full service restaurant and bar with live musice and special events. For more information on the resort, visit www.CopperheadLodge.com


Business of the Week

Each week, Copperhead Lodge selects a local business as “Business of the Week” and provides them with a full catered lunch. Typically, we choose businesses based on a nomination submitted by our customer. The last few weeks we’ve been honoring our dedicated men and women in the city and county government offices.

Union County Sheriff’s Department

sheriffLed by our new Sheriff, Mack Mason, the Union County Sheriff’s Department works tirelessly day and night to keep our county safe. We appreciate their professionalism and dedication to the citizens of our great county. Pictured here: Mack Mason and Doug Lloyd, and Larry Cook of Copperhead Lodge.


Union County Commissioners’ Office

Lamar Paris has been the leader of our progressive mountain county since 2001. Thecommissioner Commissioners’ office oversees all the operations for the county, and is supported by several employees (pictured here Yazi Burnette) who were thrilled to get a catered lunch. Due to other commitments, Mr. Paris missed lunch, but we hope the staff enjoyed our show of appreciation for their hard work and dedication.


City of Blairsville

cityhallLocated in the heart of downtown, the offices of the City of Blairsville are always busy. Working hand in hand with Mayor Jim Conley, they are responsible for the operations of the city government, Development Authority (led by Janet Hartman), and the City Police. Pictured here, left to right: Janice Gratton, Karen Carver, and Kay McCann.



Business of the Week  this week is Alexander’s Store. If you’ve never been, you must go!

If you would like to nominate a business, provide the business name, owner/manager’s name, phone number, and why you feel they should get a free lunch. Nominations can be submitted through our Facebook page or via email to: michelle@copperheadlodge.com

Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort located in the North Georgia Mountains between Blairsville and Blue Ridge, featuring a full service restaurant and bar, Lodge rooms & cozy Cabins for rent and sale, and is known as the entertainment and special events venue in the North Georgia Mountains. Online: www.coppperheadlodge.com




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).

Meet Palmer Mireille – North Georgia Idol 2012

PalmerPalmer Mireille is 14, has been performing on stage since she was 3, and has sung for over 150 audiences.  She has won numerous contests in 3 different states. At 8 years old, she won the Towns Co. Kids Idol. After that she went on to win “Best in Show” in the Spirit of Appalachia contest in North Carolina  2010, highest score vocally in the” Starbound Talent Competition” in Atlanta 2011, and first place in the “Rising Star Regional Competition” in Chattanooga in 2012 before winning the North Ga. Idol, 2012. Besides being an accomplished singer, she has had the lead in many theatrical productions, danced for 11 yrs. and is currently a member  of Studio One’s” Hip Hop Crew” in Blue Ridge.

Palmer has been choreographing for herself and others for 5 years.  Recently, she has been working with well known songwriter Deedee O’Malley in Los Angeles , as well as Producer and track writer Sean Clyde, and has written and recorded her first original song “Spark”. Plans to market it are in the works.  She will spend the first two weeks of March training with the famous vocal coach Raven Kane, in L.A. and recording and writing more songs.

Her petite frame and powerful voice surprise audiences wherever she performs. Palmer loves hip hop dancing, shopping (especially for shoes), playing with her Pomeranian (Rusty) and cats (Fiona and Fluffy), Yoga, watching, “American Idol” and “X-Factor”, watching “Dance Moms”, and going on Instagram and Facebook to catch up with friends.

Palmer was named the 2012 North Georgia Idol in March 2012. She will be joining us for the 2013 competition as a guest judge and will perform her new single during intermission of the March 23rd auditions.

Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort in the North Georgia Mountains offering a full service restaurant and bar, lodging, live music and special events. For more information www.copperheadlodge.com

For more information on the North Georgia Idol competition: www.copperheadlodge.com/idol

Business of the Week – Corrugated Replacements

First Machine constructed by Corrugated

First Machine constructed by Corrugated

Corrugated Replacements started in 1981 with a manual mill and two honest brothers. Back then, they machined parts in their grandfather’s barn and sold them to local box plants. With a niche for good business and reliable service, Corrugated Replacements saw swift growth. Within mere months of start-up, it was time to hire an employee. Four years later, operations doubled with an addition of 2000 square feet to the existing barn.

Today, Corrugated Replacements has become a major component of the corrugated and paperboard converting industries with 2400 clients worldwide who depend on them for parts and services. Visit their website at www.corrugatedreplacements.com for more information.

Nominated for business of the week by General Manager, Jenny Chandler. The office staff of twenty enjoyed a lunch of  Chicken Francaise and Gorgonzola Pecan Salad on Friday, February 8, 2013.

The business of the week program is sponsored by Copperhead Lodge and provides a full lunch for one local business each week. Michelle Evans, spokesperson for Copperhead Lodge, said “this program has allowed us to serve those in our community who are working hard to build their small businesses in these tough economic times.”

Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort in Blairsville, Georgia with a full service restaurant and bar, Lodge rooms and Cozy Cabins for rent and sale. Located at 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, Georgia. www.CopperheadLodge.com, 706-835-7433

Business of the Week – Foodland Grocery

foodland500Foodland has been serving Union County for over 42 years and is a well known landmark in Downtown Blairsville, Georgia. Owner Wayne Abercrombie says, “Bill Hunter and BJ Davis built the place in 1965. It was called the Superette. Tony Dyer and I bought it in 1968 and renamed it the A&D Supermarket. In 1974, I bought out Tony and named it Foodland.”

Wayne’s son Ricky started working at the store 29 years ago. Father and son have seen many changes. Wayne says, “The town of Blairsville has grown a lot over the years. We used to know everyone’s name but there are a lot of new faces now. There are also a lot more rules and regulations to keep up with.”

Foodland is a complete grocery store with fresh produce, a dairy department, meat department, canned goods, frozen section, household supplies, hardware, and more. One customer says, “Foodland has the best steaks in town. I never have to worry about using tenderizer.”

The meat department at Foodland is a busy place. Marty says, “We cut over 1500 pounds of meat every week including fresh deli meats, popular cuts of steak, roasts, ground beef, ground chuck, and ground round. We also have old-fashioned salt cured country hams, chicken, and pork.” If customers need cooking instructions, Marty is always glad to give out directions and recipes.

Foodland offers competitive pricing. They have a good selection of Christmas candy, local honey, local syrup, and other seasonal and specialty items. Many people depend on Foodland for special occasions. Foodland has delicious homemade coleslaw, baked hams, rotisserie turkeys, hoop cheese, and party platters. Call now to place an order!

Nominated for this honor by Jade Baker who says “I think FoodLand Grocery should be business of the week for next week. They’re the only hometown grocer left here, and the owner, Wayne Abercrombie, would go above and beyond to help anyone in need, even if it meant he had to go without. They have a wonderful and friendly staff who would give you the shirt off their back. I think they need a little recognition.” On Friday, February 1, 2013 the staff and some lucky customers were treated to a lunch of BBQ Chicken & Ribs, Au Gratin Potatoes, Fresh Salad, and Turtle Cheesecake for Dessert.

The store is located at 34 Haralson Drive. Business hours are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m.

Copperhead Lodge is a destination resort in Blairsville, Georgia with a full service restaurant and bar, Lodge rooms and Cozy Cabins for rent and sale. Located at 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, Georgia. www.CopperheadLodge.com, 706-835-7433

New Rental Cabin – #31

009.300Cabin #31 joins the Copperhead Cabin Rental Program for 2013. This cabin has been outfitted with a cozy cabin décor and will have a private garage for enthusiasts. Comfortable and private, yet located directly across from the Lodge and the hub of activity.

Perfect for a couples getaway, with additional sleeping on the full sleeper for groups. All of our cabins have a full kitchen with all dishes, refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffee maker.  Satallite TV on new flat screen TV. Enjoy your morning coffee from the rocking chair front porch looking out at the views of Mystic Mountain, while the deer feed in your yard.










Make plans now for your North Georgia Mountain vacation and enjoy this or one of our many cozy cabins during your stay.

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

Heart Ball IV – Feb 9, 2013

HEARTsmallThis February 9, 2013 rings another epic event at The Lodge at Copperhead. Heart Ball IV is the not-to-be-missed event of 2013. Fine dining, romantic fireside seating, themed cocktails, and dancing all create a night for the memory books.

Guest Chef Brian Whitcomb, Certified Chef de Cuisine, joins Chef Bill Minkert and the Copperhead Culinary team to deliver a fine dining four course menu that will make this the best Valentines dinner you and your sweetheart have ever enjoyed.

You won’t have to pry yourself from your fireside seat to hit the floor because DJ Dave, the Party Animator will be spinning the discs that will keep you dancing in the arms of your favorite all night long. A memorable and romantic evening sure to please, limited seating, reservations required. $50 per person.

Comments from previous Heart Ball guests:

paula“My husband Jerry and I discovered the Lodge shortly before the Heart Ball II. That evening was one we will never forget, and we have made it a tradition in the years since. The food is unforgettable and the atmosphere is perfect. We are looking forward to our third year in 2013!”

Paula Hammond

donbyersSweethearts for  many years, Nami and Don Byers joined us for the first time at Heart Ball III. Don called the Chef out to personally tell him “this was the best meal they’d ever eaten. We can’t wait to see what is in store for 2013!”

Nami & Don Byers


For your first course you will enjoy Tenderloin of Beef Brochette over Jasmine rice with Lobster Newberg. The second course brings your choice of She Crab or Tomato Basil Bisque in a Sourdough Boule. For your entrees, choose from: Seared New York Strip Au Poire with sauteed swiss red chard & Mustard Greens. Served with Roasted Red Pepper mashed Yukon potatoes or Slow Poached Fresh Snapper infused with lemon grass, leeks, and grapes. Served over house made Tuscany Ravioli. The finish to this succulent meal is fitting – Molten Chocolate Lava Cake. Enjoy a nice bottle of wine from our wine list or one of our themed cocktails with your meal.

What are you waiting for? Make your reservations today and be a part of Heart Ball IV. Great Lodging rates make this an excellent opportunity for a romantic weekend getaway. Call 706-835-7433 for dining reservations. CopperheadLodge.com for more information

Stonepile Gap

Pass not by, Stranger! Stop! Silently bare your head, drop a stone upon her grave, and make a wish straight from your heart. The Spirit of Eternal Youth and Happiness hovers near to grant the wishes of all who love the hills and valleys of her native home

Song of Trahlyta

stonepilegapIf you’ve ever ridden through the area near Suches and Dahlonega, GA you probably recall seeing a pile of stones alongside the road where Highway 60 and Highway 19 split. This marks the grave of a Cherokee princess, Trahlyta. The rocks are said to be over the grave of a Cherokee Indian Princess who loved the forest and called the mountains of North Georgia home.

Trahlyta, according to legend, lived on a mountain near her grave. A Mountain Medicine Man told her to walk along a path, drink from a spring and wish to never grow old. “You will become more beautiful with each sip” the voice told her. She followed the path and drank from the spring. Word of her beauty quickly spread throughout the mountain.

Trahlyta rejected as her suitor a Cherokee warrior named Wahsega. So, Wahsega kidnapped Trahlyta and took her to his home. She begged and pleaded for her release, but Wahsega would not permit it. With each day her strength waned, her happiness gone, longing for her mountain forest. As she lay dying Trahlyta asked to be buried in the mountain paradise from which she had come. On her death bed she said: “Strangers, as they pass by, may drop a stone on my grave and they too shall be young and happy, as I once was,” she said, “What they wish for shall be theirs!.”

Over the years, as they passed the grave, Cherokee, and later whites, would pick up a nearby stone and add it to her grave for good luck.  Twice men have attempted to move the grave during road construction. Both times at least one person died in an accident while moving the pile. The stone grave remains today in the same place it has always been. The spring she’d once walked upon and drank from for her youth and beauty is now Porter Springs. In the latter half of the 19th Century became a stopping point for those seeking the water that Trahlyta had sipped to become eternally young.”

Credit to: roadsidegeorgia.com and Rhonda Bruce, Cleveland, GA for photograph


Stone Pile Gap Rd, Dahlonega, GA

Directions: From Copperhead Lodge. Head south on Nottely Dam Road toward Highway 76. Left on Highway 76 for 2.2 miles, then turn right on Skeenah Gap Road. Continue to stop and turn left on Highway 60 South. Continue on Highway 60 South to intersection of Hwy 60/Hwy 19. (Complimentary Maps available in the gift shop at Copperhead Lodge)

From Dahlonega, drive north around eight miles on US 19/Hwy 60. The pile of stone and plaque that mark the grave are in the traffic intersection where US 19 and Hwy 60 spilt.