Spice 55 Brings a Taste of Thai to North Georgia Mountains

It often surprises our Inn guests, nestled up here miles away from a city, that they have such delightful options for dining. In the little town of Helen, just five miles away, there are several restaurants we like to recommend, one of which is Spice 55. Anyone familiar with Thai food knows the traditional flavors: chiles, coconut milk, fish sauce and lime to name a few key ingredients. At Spice 55 the restaurant has put its own spin on the country’s well-known dishes, and added a few of their own too. Favorite appetizers top the starter menu, such as spring … Continue reading

African American Heritage on Display at North Georgia Museum

In 1850, a rustic slave cabin was constructed in Sautee Nacoochee, not far from where Lucille’s is now located. Still standing on private property in 2002, it was donated by the owners to the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association, which carefully restored it into what is now the AfricanAmerican Heritage Site. A look inside the cabin—the only known antebellum cabin in the region—is a look inside history. Filled with locally collected artifacts, the Site serves as an educational tool for telling the unique story of slavery in our area. For the restoration, a local preservationist worked to remove additions and bring … Continue reading

Folk Pottery Museum Highlights the Culture of Northeast Georgia

It is rare to find a wonderful museum nestled away in a small mountain village. It’s even more rare to find one of the quality and depth of the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. It’s a gem, and we are lucky to have it so close to Lucille’s. (See, one more reason to come visit!) Photo courtesy of the Folk Pottery Museum The Museum is part of the Sautee Nacoochee Center, which in addition to pottery, has a wealth of information on Cherokee heritage, as well as local history of gold strikes, railroads and timber. But the Folk Pottery … Continue reading

2015 Yonah Crush Fest Gets Georgia Wine Lovers Stomping

Remember that infamous I Love Lucy show where Lucy and Ethel hiked up their skirts and stomped the grapes? Photo courtesy of Yonah Mountain Vineyards Well, get ready to do a little stomping of your own at the 6th Annual Yonah Crush Fest, Saturday, September 5, 2015! Autumn is grape harvest time and Yonah Mountain Vineyards has created this festive day to celebrate it. So if you like wine and are up for a bit of fun (which we at Lucille’s highly support!), take off your shoes and join the party. Stomping grapes is definitely a highlight of the festival, … Continue reading

The Wedding of Your Dreams on a Georgia Mountaintop

Starting a beautiful life together is even more beautiful in the North Georgia Mountains! Our Inn’s beautiful setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains provides a gorgeous backdrop for the perfect wedding. And if you’re hoping for a special day without having to suffer stress planning it, we can help with that too. We find great joy in working with brides and grooms to plan their small weddings or elopements, and have finely-honed the process to make it easy. For those wishing a more elaborate custom wedding, we can help with every detail from hair and makeup to cake design, photography, … Continue reading