Holidays at The Lodge

Winter & Holiday Events
Saturday – December 17th – Nashville Unleashed Christmas Show
Tickets still available – Special Lodging prices
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Do you Two-fer?
Every Tuesday the best deal in town is at The Lodge. Two dine for just $22, with an appetizer, two entrees, and a sharable dessert. Join us this week!

Merry Christmas
The Lodge will be closed on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th to allow our hard working employees to spend time with their families. The staff thanks each of you for your support in 2011, and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


New Years Eve – the only place to be in North GA
We’ve pulled out all the stops to throw the best New Years celebration around. McElvis brings his Viva Las Vegas show on Friday the 30th. Saturday the 31st we’ll transform the Grand Hall into a Vegas Casino with Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, along with DJ and dancing. Lodging packages include accommodations, all food for the weekend, all access to shows & events, champagne and party favors at midnight, plus state and local taxes. Limited tickets available for non-lodging guests, including shuttle service – make plans today!
Thousands in prizes  – from Spa certificates, to Jewelry, to Florida beach vacations……and much, much more!

3rd Annual Pig Roast – Saturday, January 14, 2012
Don’t miss this annual event – just announced – Keren Leppo will play 6-9 pm!

Own the Lifestyle!
Congratulations to our new Cabin owners in 2011 – Cabin #22 and #23 were both sold this summer. Cabin #25 was built and sold this fall, along with our new demo Cabin #58 – and NOW – Cabin #24 is sold and under construction! After a stop in Atlanta at the Great American Motorcycle Show, Jan 27-29, 2012 it will be our newest addition! Now is the time to Own the Lifestyle! Find out how

Veterans Memorial Monument Ground-breaking

To Honor and Serve
Veterans Memorial Monument Ground-breaking

You are invited you to participate in The Lodge at Copperhead Veteran’s Memorial, a project that will forever link the past to the future. A ground-breaking ceremony will be held on Friday, November 11, 2011, at 11 o’clock in the morning.

This will be a way for everyone in the surrounding area to honor all men and women that have served in the United States Military Branches.  The public and all United States Armed Forces personnel and veterans are invited to attend the ceremony and picnic style reception. All military, active and retired, will eat free.  The band “Crazy Heart” will perform in the Grand Hall following the picnic to conclude the special event.

Anyone in the Atlanta metro area wishing to attend can meet the escorted ride starting at The Original Pancake House, 400 & Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA. Directions

Cars & Motorcycles welcome. All military, active and retired, will receive a free cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or soda. The parade will depart The Original Pancake House at 9:00 am.

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Michelle Evans, Spokesperson for the Lodge said, “We give thanks for the men and women who have served this nation throughout history. We want to show our patriotism by honoring their service to this country.”

Everyone is invited to take part in this timeless contribution.

Make a lasting impression and help to pave the way for the Veteran’s Memorial by purchasing a memorial brick to be personally engraved. Your brick will be a permanent tribute on the grounds of The Lodge at Copperhead Veteran’s Memorial.

Five hundred Memorial bricks are available for purchase to honor family members and friends.  Each brick will be inscribed with a personal dedication statement of one to three lines with up to seventeen characters per line.  Buy one brick for $50 or two for $85. Purchase your brick(s) today!

2nd Annual Arts Fest, Sneak Preview Party & Festival

The 2nd Annual Arts Fest: September 9th, 6 p.m. Spirited Preview Party, Tickets $5
Arts Fest, September 10th, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free Admission

Escape to the mountains of North Georgia and enjoy the 2nd Annual Arts Fest at The Lodge at Copperhead.  It’s a weekend jam-packed with the arts and music. The Grand Hall and wrap- around porch will host a gallery and en plein air exhibits by respected artists and crafters.

Bring your special occasion and Christmas gift list and be prepared to find that special something for your loved ones.  There will be artists from 16 year old emerging artist, Branson Byers, with paintings displayed in the Atlanta High Museum of Art, to Scandinavian Flat Plane style woodcarvings, master potters, jewelers and crafters in all juried art categories.  These master artisians and crafters will display a grand assortment of arts and crafts for your shopping pleasure.

Ron Midkaff - 1st Annual Arts Fest (2010)

Ronald Midkiff, a retired university professor, has many years of needlework experience and discovered beadweaving while teaching in Korea in 2000. It became a passion. Ronald has studied with leading beadweavers in U.S., Canada, and Japan, and now teaches on- and off-loom beadweaving in the North Georgia area.

Evelyn Gantnier – Internationally renowed for her art

"Very Evelyn" by Evelyn Gantnier

sculpture, Ladies are proud to say they are “Very Evelyn” when wearing the jewlery design by Evelyn Gantnier. Make your special lady smile this Christmas with an intricate piece of jewelry by Evelyn Gantnier.

As usual at the Lodge, there are many things to enjoy during special events.  There’s food and drink and music throughout the day and evening.  The restaurant will be serving Chef’s taste tantalizing menu.  A full service bar is available to enhance your dining experience.

Pat Siler, Back Creek Pottery, NC

Tom Willner, singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist, will be on the resort during the show and will give inpromptu performances throughout the day. A dinner concert by Tom Willner is scheduled for 7pm.  Register for Free tickets.  Two tickets to the evening concert of rock, jazz, gospel, and reggae.  Advance Tickets ($10) are on sale now and available when making dining reservations.

Tom Willner in Concert, 7pm, September 10th – Tom Willner

Singer-Songwriter, Tom Willner

was diagnosed with cancer over a decade ago and after a year-long battle he emerged with a new lease on life.  This experience inspired his first solo CD called “Turning Thirty,” which has sales and fans worldwide. Willner’s next album “Greener” with band “Screen Door” was hailed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as having “an inescapable resemblance to some of James Taylor’s best work, displaying the same sprightly mix of sweetness, smarts and irresistible melodic hooks.”  Legendary award-winning mastering engineer Earle Holder, known for his work with Public Enemy and numerous projects with other Platinum artists, says of “Rescue Me,” Willner’s next release, “Tom’s diverse stylistic talents truly shine on this album. The industry needs more music like his.” Most recently, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution had this to say about his musical, “Seeing things differently is the guiding principle behind ‘Turning Thirty,’ which attempts to do for cancer what the Tony Award-winning musicals ‘Next to Normal’ and ‘Rent’ did for bipolar disorder and people living with HIV, respectively. Set it to music… Similarly, Willner’s score packs emotional wallops along with punch lines.”

When planning a special event, weekend getaway or vacation.  Look no further than The Lodge at Copperhead.  We have you covered with nearly two hundred special events each year. It’s a mountain destination worth exploring  in the North Georgia Mountains.


Up-coming Music Events

Everything is better in the mountains of North Georgia.  Explore the area and enjoy the resort’s many amenities.  As the sun sets, kick-back with some great food and your favorite cocktails to enjoy the evening’s entertainment.  You have arrived at “The Fun Place” in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.

August 20, 6-10pm – Country Singer, Michael S. Kennedy – Get ready to do the boot skooten boogie to your favorite country songs.  Michael has opened for Vince Gill and Chris Young and recently performed at the Goin’ Low-Country for Alzheimers sponsored by the Georgia Chapter, Alzheimers Assocation.  The event was hosted by The Lodge at Copperhead.

August 27, 6-10pm – Fedora Blues Band – Get ready to dance to the rockin’ Fedora Blues Band.  Chicago style blues done up right.  Visit your favorite thrift store and buy LP Cover.  Cover Charge: Dress to match the cover for a bluesy night on the porch.


Labor Day Weekend Celebration- September 2, 4pm-September 5, 11am – A kick-in end to the Summer with our marathon Flashback Labor Day Events.

Fun on the porch, with lots of great singers and dancers, starts at 6:59 p.m. Friday night with “You Can Be The Star” Karaoke – 60’s & 70’s style.

Saturday Morning Adventure – Fill the raft for heart-pounding whitewater adventure just $32 – Reserve package

September 3, 6-10pm – The BacTracs – ‘60’s & ‘70’s Party – It’s a groovy kind of love band.  You can win a prize man by styling like in ‘60’s -70’s. Get ready for reflections from the past with music from The Hollies & The Kinks, Credence Clearwater Revival, Marmalade, The Turtles…Byrds… and Youngbloods.  The BacTracs Band –Facebook

We will finish up our 60’s & 70,s Weekend party, with a Party at the pool.  So call (706-835-7433) or go online for your Reservations.  Don’t miss this season’s finale.

Nashville Unleashed visits The Lodge at Copperhead

Nashville Unleashed with hosts Jack & Diane return to the Lodge at Copperhead for encore performance with Nashville artists – Trent Jeffcoat, Mark Lonsway and Darryl MacQuarrie.  Tickets are on sale now for the June 11, 7:30 p.m. concert in the Grand Hall at the Lodge at Copperhead.  Reservations for intimate candlelight seating and buffet dining are available from 5:30-7pm.

Nashville Unleashed with Jack & Diane is an unprecedented concert experience.  The show provides a romantic evening for couples and music connoisseurs in an intimate, “in the round” format. Similar to VH-1?s Storytellers, Jack & Diane and their ever-changing lineup of guests songwriting artist share the inspiration behind their music and the stories behind their songs.  Running the gamut of emotion, from boisterous laughter to soul-soothing rhythms to heartfelt tears, it truly is an acoustic journey of song throughout the evening.

Michelle Evans, Spokesperson for The Lodge at Copperhead said, “We are amazed and excited about the performers that will be joining Jack & Diane for this concert.” “They have been here several times, and each concert has a line-up of celebrated artists.”  “And,” Evans added, “If you haven’t seen their show, you are in for a treat.”
About the Artists – Jack and Diane’s musical styles immediately resonate with the audience. The duo just released their new CD, “Play for Me,” a music video of the title cut and a TV Pilot Episode of their Nashville show. Since joining forces and moving to Nashville a decade ago, they have earned a tremendous reputation in Music City and formed remarkable relationships with fellow artists, a few of which will be joining them in the music circle for the June 11th concert at The Lodge at Copperhead.

Trent Jeffcoat – After a severe car accident let him paralyzed, he overcame those odds and now  writes professionally for The Writers Den. Trent just released a new CD , “When I Find Me That Mountain.”  Staying true to traditional country music, he has a compelling effect on an audience and is one of the most inspirational artists in Nashville.
 Mark Lonsway – Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, and Guitarist – Toured with Terri Clark. National show appearances include: Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts, and Taylor Swift. Mark is also the composer for the theme song for WWE Wrestler,  Maria Kanellis and several film tracks.  Today, national radio airplay is in over sixty-five markets for his debut CD, “Not Your Typical Cowboy.” He is also vocalist and/ or guitarist for several national TV and radio commercials including McDonald’s, Applebee’s, and Allstate.

Darryl MacQuarrie  – Enjoys the reputation as the “one to watch” for new recording artists. His rich, deep voice, captures and holds the attention of his audience. Darryl has caught the attention of music executives and earned respect as an Artist/Songwriter.
Advance tickets are $18 for VIP seating. General admisstion seating is $12 in advance, and $15 at the door.  Concert tickets are available at Nashville Unleashed. Reservations for buffet dining are available beginning at 5:30 p.m. by calling 706-835-7433, and are not included in the ticket price. 

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 or by calling 706-835-7433.

May 21, 2011-Baillie And The Boys – All the Greatest Hits “Unplugged”

Emerging as one of the best known bands of the late 80’s and early 90’s, “Baillie And The Boys” were an integral part of forever shaping the direction of Country Music. Their first RCA single, a blend of East coast pop sound while keeping the traditional Nashville songwriting and personal lyrics the group became known for, garnered them to instant Top Ten success on the Country Charts.  

Baillie And The Boys signed with RCA records in 1986 and released its self-titled debut in 1987 which spawned a total of 3 hit singles; “Oh Heart,” “He’s Letting Go” and “Wilder Days”. With the release of the groups 2nd CD, “Turn The Tide” the 1st single released from that project quickly shot up the charts to the # 3 position and became one of the longest running country singles plating on the charts for a record breaking thirty-seven weeks.  It became one the most performed songs of 1988. The next three singles off of that CD; “She Deserves You,” “Turn The Tide” and “(I Wish I Had A) Heart Of Stone” were some of the biggest country singles of 1988 and 1989.

Michelle Evans, Spokesperson for The Lodge at Copperhead said, “Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to experience the Music of Baillie And The Boys.”  “Baillie And The Boys were judges for our North Georgia Idol Contest, and we are pleased to have them back for a show.”  For reservations and ticket information call: 706-835-7433 or buy on-line. Dinner reservations available beginning at 5:30 pm. Reserve your seat today for a dining and musical experience you’ll remember forever.