Frogtown Cellars A North GA Winery With National Buzz

Nestled up in our little corner of the North Georgia Mountains is a winery that’s not just making a name for itself in our region, but across the country. Frogtown Cellars Vineyards is the hot kid on the block, and wine aficionados across the country are taking note. Logo courtesy of Frogtown Cellars Vineyards The winery, located about 40 minutes southeast of the Inn, in Dahlonega, Georgia, was founded in 1998 by Craig and Cydney Kritzer, who sought out this specific Lumpkin County area for its ideal soil and spectacular setting. Based on the awards they have received (more than … Continue reading

Hike North GA Mountains for Stunning Fall Colors

The days are cooler. The trees are ablaze with color. There’s just no better time to be out hiking in the North Georgia Mountains than now. So, book a room at the Inn—we’re a great base for day hikes—and spend a few days soaking in all the beauty. To get you started, here are a few of our favorite treks. During autumn Richard Russell Scenic Highway is even more scenic and you’ll find two nice, easy hikes along here that reward you with waterfalls. The 2.5-mile Raven Cliff Falls trail offers switchbacks and gentle up and down grades through lovely … Continue reading

Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn Pecan Cake: Granny’s Recipe

We serve a sweet to guests at Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn every evening, and this uber-rich, buttery pecan cake is a favorite. The recipe—credited to Virginia S. Mc Ewen of Rockford, Alabama—comes from a community cookbook owner Charlie’s grandma gave her when she first moved out on her own. Pecan Pound Cake This cake is delish as is, but for a special treat, try it toasted and buttered for breakfast. 12-15 Servings 3 sticks butter 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans Preheat oven to 325°. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, … Continue reading

Georgia Mountain Inn Designs Rooms Towards Guest Comfort

Some bed and breakfasts are in old family mansions or country estates that have been converted into suites. Not Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa. It was conceived and built specifically as an Inn, to be a place of beauty and relaxation where guests would feel both at home and extremely pampered. When the original owners, Lucille and George Hlavenka, conceived of a guest inn, they first needed to find the perfect location. After a searching a wide area of North Georgia, they found this small mountain top, just off the Unicoi Turnpike, overlooking the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and scenic … Continue reading

Form, Function and Guest Comfort Key to Inn Design

Some bed and breakfasts are in old family mansions or country estates that have been converted into suites. Not ours. It was conceived and built specifically as an Inn, to be a place of beauty and relaxation where guests would feel both at home and extremely pampered. When the original owners, Lucille and George Hlavenka, conceived of a guest inn, they first needed to find the perfect location. After a searching a wide area of North Georgia, they found this small mountain top, just off the Unicoi Turnpike, overlooking the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and scenic Sautee Valley. George was an … Continue reading

Happiness Is An End Of Summer Facial At North Georgia Spa

Sun, sand, grit and the normal grind of everyday summer life can take its toll on your skin. So now is the ideal time to schedule a rejuvenating facial. We offer several specially-designed treatments so you can choose what’s best  for you, based on your needs and desires. For those wishing a deep cleaning and rejuvenation, The Spa at Lucille’s Antioxidant and Firming Chocolate Facial is a great choice. The treatment begins with a gentle exfoliation to cleanse away dry skin and impurities. After this, a mask made from natural cocoa is applied. Who knew chocolate could feel so good! A … Continue reading