Autumn Brings Colorful Drives In Northeast Georgia Mountains

Every season is spectacular in the mountains where we’re located. But perhaps no time of year is it more so than in autumn, when leaves turn brilliant shades, from soft gold to rich claret. The following drives are guaranteed to wow you with stunning displays of color—and photo-worthy vistas too. Be sure to call soon to make reservations—autumn is a busy time here at Lucille’s.   Not only do we think we live in God’s country, but National Geographic does too! They’ve named the drive through the Northeast Georgia Chattahoochee National Forest one of their “Drives of a Lifetime.” The … Continue reading

Hardman Farm Named North Georgia Historic Site in 2015

Photo courtesy of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Visitors to Lucille’s have a new place to check out, right in our own Sautee Nacoochee neighborhood. Hardman Farm, a 173-acre farm and homestead was made a new Georgia State Historic Site in March, 2015, and it makes a great outing for those who enjoy a beautiful setting with their history. Located along the Chattahoochee River just south of Helen, Hardman Farm State Historic Site includes a house, barn and perhaps most recognizable of all, a gazebo-topped Indian mound, which is a favorite local landmark. The house was built by Captain James … Continue reading

Take a Walk on Wild Side At North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm

Drive about 20 minutes southwest of Lucille’s and you can enter a world of the exotic. Spanning 30 beautiful acres of woods and pasture, the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm is home to more than 80 different species from all over the world, from familiar alligators and monkeys, to less well-known creatures, such as lemurs and Siberian lynx. Courtesy of North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm The zoo makes for a relaxing place to spend a day, with a pretty creek that winds its way throughout the property, not only helping to cool the atmosphere, but providing enjoyment for … Continue reading

Fly Fishers Will Find Excellent Waters in Northeast Georgia

We love the mountains surrounding Lucille’s for their majestic beauty, but this area is also beloved for its great fishing waters. Both rivers and lakes around here provide miles of opportunity for visitors who enjoy casting a line in hopes of a big catch. The following is a list of some top-notch places to head. For even more places in the northeast Georgia mountains, check out the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.   Close to the inn, just outside Helen, you’ll find DukesCreek, in the Smithgall Woods-Dukes Creek Conservation Area, one of the State’s premier destinations for trophy rainbow … Continue reading