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:

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:




Thanksgiving & Holidays @ The Lodge

Winter Hours of Operation


6-9 pm, Bar until Texas Hold’ em Poker Tournament

FREE to play!


6-9 pm, Bar until Buy one dinner, get the second 1/2 off


Closed, you’ll have to find your fix elsewhere


6-9 pm, Bar until


6-9 pm, Bar until Karaoke at 6 pm

Families Welcome

Over 18 after 8 pm


8 a-9 pm, Bar until Check calendar for weekly entertainment


Brunch Coming Soon!

8 am – 3 pm

$5 “Appy Hour” Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 5-6:30 pm

Thanksgiving Special

As we take a quick breath after summer season and gear up for the Holiday Season, Anthony, Michelle, Chef Bill and all the Staff at The Lodge want to say THANK YOU for making 2012 a banner year for us. Our wish is for peace, joy and many memories made during your Thanksgiving holiday. From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a few openings left for our Thanksgiving Special. Bring your family and enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains this Thanksgiving in one of our cozy log cabins. Cabin information and amenities. Stay three nights or more between November 18 – 25, 2012, get FREE Thanksgiving Buffet. Buffet Menu Three night getaways start at $387. Use PROMO CODE TKNG when making reservations online. Check availability

Join the staff, guests, and friends of The Lodge at Copperhead for what has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition. The Chef and his team will do the cooking and cleaning for you. Enjoy a carefully prepared meal, and then spend some time relaxing in The Great Hall by the fireplace, sipping beverages in The Bar, or enjoying the views and cozy fire on The Porch.

Thanksgiving Buffet – Thursday, November 22nd, all welcome, reservations encouraged. Local? Don’t sweat in the kitchen. Call us today to reserve your Fried Turkey. Just $29.95.

Winter is a GREAT time to visit

Winter in the North Georgia Mountains can be a wonderful getaway. If you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday over the next couple of months, consider a gift to yourself or your significant other – spend a relaxing weekend with us! Rates are low, we keep the fire stoked, and we’d love to have you visit.

Christmas Gift Card Special

We make shopping for your hard to buy someone – EASY! Buy them a Lodge Gift Certificate and reward yourself with an extra $10 on each $50 purchased. Certificates never expire and are good for food, beverages, lodging, and special events. Call 706-835-7433 today to order yours.

Pig Roast IV – January 19, 2013

The first January Anthony & I owned the Lodge, we wanted to celebrate his birthday with a gathering of our friends from Florida and all of our new Georgia friends. Mike Watson & his band made their debut and the rest is history. All in all, we had over 80 people at that first roast in Jan 2010 – and this year we want to make it the best yet!

Rollin’ Smoker (big winners of Hog Jam ’12) have volunteered to come up and cook for the party! We’ll have live music on Saturday night, and a weekend of non-stop Lodge fun. Two night packages including breakfast (Sat & Sun) & Pig Roast passes (including meal) for two people start at just $236! Make plans today to join us and book online using PROMO CODE PIGR

P.S. Valentines Day is just around the corner. Details coming soon about our plans for Heart Ball IV

Take the Challenge in 2013!

The Lodge at Copperhead, 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, GA – 706-835-7433,


von Grey Music – The Lodge at Copperhead

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (December 6, 2011) There are some things in life that you just don’t want to miss.  Like making a wish on a shooting star, true love, the birth of your first born and music that speaks to your heart.  These peak life experiences resonate for a life time of joyful memories.

Music lovers can add to their repertoire by attending the von Grey Music Concert January 21st, 7:30 p.m. at The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville, GA.  Michelle Evans, spokesperson for the Lodge, said “We are thrilled to have these rising stars in the music industry at the Lodge.”

von Grey Music

It will be a night to remember as four sisters, ages 10 to 16, take the stage with 12 instruments and singing family-harmonies that delivers a captivating musical performance larger than life.  von Grey Music: A rapidly-rising country/pop band from Atlanta that created a unique sound of their own. Their original works, although rooted in country, manage to weave in creative elements from across musical genres.  Their music is equally at home with tight guitar licks, smokin’ violin solos, rich cello sounds, and fast-pickin’ banjo – an experience not to be missed!

The von Grey’s have opened for Sarah McLachlan and The Chieftains and were voted Atlanta Magazine’s ‘Best Emerging Artist’ for 2009. They’ve all been trained on violin, guitar, cello, and voice since early childhood.  More information available:

The Lodge at Copperhead is offering a special lodging package that includes 2 VIP Concert Tickets starting at $109 plus tax (Hotel).  Lodging reservations are available – or 706-835-7433.   General admission ($10) and VIP ($15) Tickets may be purchased from website calendar.

About the Resort: The Lodge at Copperhead offers guests an unexpected boutique experience in the mountains of North Georgia, which is in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.  The Lodge infuses its intimate setting with the rustic high country style throughout the forty plus acre resort.  The 12,500 square foot Lodge has 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms, Grand Hall, Full Service Restaurant and Bar, and famed wrap-around porch. The resort also offers visitors cozy cabins to relish their privacy.  The Lodge at Copperhead is a destination resort with savory restaurant offering inventive cuisine and weekly special events.   For more information, call 706-835-7433, visit the website:, “Like” us on Facebook, and follow on Twitter @LodgeCH.


Nashville Unleashed Special Christmas Concert

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (November 22, 2011) Join Jack & Diane, along with a few of their fellow Nashville Recording Artists, in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains for a special concert event at The Lodge at Copperhead on December 17th, 7:30 p.m.  The concert will take place “in the round” in the Grand Hall, by candlelight, over dinner. Special cabin and room discounts apply to all ticketholders for this show.  Advance Tickets $18 VIP Seating (closest to the performers), $12 General Admission and $15 at the door.  Tickets are available at website calendar –

Nashville Unleashed with Jack & Diane is an unprecedented concert experience, catering to couples and music lovers in an intimate, “in the round” format. Similar to VH-1’s Storytellers, the audience is invited behind the scenes, as Nashville’s elite performing songwriters share the inspiration behind their music and the stories behind their songs. The professional writers WOW the audience with their superior musicianship and open themselves up personally.

About The Performers:

JACK & DIANE – Jack & Diane’s life plays out like a song we all know so well. As a married couple, the combination of their music and love for one another immediately resonates with an audience. Most refer to their music as a “bluesy, more soulful style of country.”  With her heaviest vocal influences being Artists like Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Nicks, one announcer told an audience that “Diane’s voice is as smooth as warm butter”. Jack, who formerly toured with Artists like George Thorogood and Brian Setzer, is revered as a tasteful and impressive guitar player/multi-instrumentalist.

Dani Carroll

DANI CARROLL– From her touching lyrics to her moving melodies, there is no doubt that the pure raw emotion in Dani’s music is a rare thing. Dani is revisiting her first love, Jazz, with a CD release this Spring. Dani has worked with such Nashville greats as David Malloy, producer for Reba McIntyre, Dolly Parton, and Mindy McCready; Mark Collie, a #1 charting country artist and songwriter; John Jarvis, two-time Grammy winning songwriter; and Skip Ewing, a Grammy nominated country artist and songwriter with over twelve #1’s to his credit. Dani performed often with Elektra recording artist Jason Mraz [“The Remedy,” “You and I Both”] in San Diego, her hometown. Making the move to Nashville in 2002 and inking a deal with Famous Music Publishing, Dani continues to write songs with some of Music Row’s top talent. Her distinctive alto voice and awe-inspiring presence on stage makes her performances a memorable experience for audiences everywhere.

MASON DOUGLAS possesses a distinguished diversity, sounding like Chris Isaak with his signature, sexy falsettos; like Garth Brooks with his honesty & range; & others even say he’s ‘country music’s Rob Thomas’. Mason has: showcased at the Ryman Auditorium; opened for Trace Adkins, James Otto, & Jewel; continued radio airplay with the song “Home Free”; released his 2010 debut CD on Rural Rhythm Records. Mason is: a HUGE military supporter; originally from Tucson, Arizona; a diehard Arizona Wildcats & Dallas Cowboys fan; a red wine lover.

JUSTIN ZIMMER – With his boyish grin, impressive vocals, and sought-after guitar chops, Justin is a memorable Artist that grabs the instant attention of the audience. Fresh off the Tiffany tour which included ABC’s Good Morning America and The View, Justin’s impeccable talent pales in comparison only to his genuine and humble nature.

ABOUT THE RESORT: The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville, GA – North Georgia’s Premier Vacation Destination and Special Events Venue.  This scenic retreat is located just outside Blairsville, GA, within a few hours of Atlanta, Nashville, and Charlotte, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.



Appalachian Chili Cook-off in Review

Appalachian Chili Cook-off in Review

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. (November 7, 2011) A misty morning welcomed chili cookers for the 2nd Annual Appalachian Chili Cook-off at The Lodge at Copperhead, Blairsville on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

Chili Cookers arrived early to set-up their booths on the famed wrap-around porch.   A cloud mist giving a mystic feel to the morning’s activities added to the intrigue of the event. The outdoor fireplace was lit reflecting a red and orange glow as contestants warmed themselves with a cup of coffee before beginning the competition.  An easy comrade developed between chili cookers as they squared-off for the competition.

Chili lovers and music aficionados strolled the porch sampling and voting for their favorite chili while listening to “Neighborhood Watch” a young and upcoming blues band.  The Autumn day temperature reached a high of 64 degrees to the delight of attendees.  By mid-afternoon, Chili judges arrived to sample and determine the best Appalachian Mountain Chili in the non-professional and professional categories through a double blind taste-testing.

The winners were as follows:  The backyard, non-professional team winner was Rapid Robert’s Gourmet Chili, Blairsville. The professional team winner and People’s Choice Award was presented to the Team Chef for Greenside Grill, Chatuge Shores Golf Course, Hayesville, North Carolina.  This award included cash and the Copper Spoon Award.  The overall winner, “The Best Chili in the Appalachians,” was Rangers Chili Team, Dahlonega, Ga.  The Team Chef, Alec Carlson was presented a gift certificate for a weekend stay – The Lodge at Copperhead.

Overall Winner - Rangers Chili, Dahlonega, GA

Winner: Professional Chef Team & People's Choice Awards: Greenside Grill, Chatuge Shores Golf Course, Hayesville, NC

Michelle Evans, Spokesperson for the Lodge, said “We appreciate all the chili teams who participated in this year’s event.”  “Each team cooked outstanding Chili that everyone enjoyed making it another fun day in the mountains of North Georgia.”  The Lodge at Copperhead thanks the judges for their difficult reviews and the general public for attending this year’s event.  This annual event was sponsored by Budweiser.  For information about upcoming events:

About The Resort:  The Lodge at Copperhead offers guests an unexpected boutique experience in the mountains of North Georgia, which is in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.  The Lodge infuses its intimate setting with the rustic high country style throughout the forty plus acre resort.  The 12,500 square foot Lodge has 11 beautifully appointed guest rooms, Grand Hall, Full Service Restaurant and Bar, plus the wrap-around porch. The resort also offers visitors cozy cabins to relish their privacy.  The Lodge at Copperhead is a destination resort with savory restaurant offering inventive cuisine and weekly special events.   For more information, call 706-835-7433, visit the website:, “Like” us on Facebook, and follow on Twitter @LodgeCH.


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.