NE Georgia’s Harvest Habersham: A Farm-To-Table Gem

In the realm of restaurants that tout cooking with local ingredients, none delivers flavors quite like Harvest Habersham. It’s a favorite of ours, located in nearby Clarkesville, Georgia, about a 15-minute drive from Lucille’s. Owners Chris and Laura work with dozens of area farms to garner the best fresh and natural ingredients. But it’s what they then do with those ingredients that makes their dishes sing. Everything is made from scratch, and since the menu depends on what farmers, fishmongers and foragers have to offer, it will change frequently. As I look at it, that just means more reasons to … Continue reading

Georgia’s Kaya Vineyard & Winery A Mountaintop Gem

Drive to the top of a 1600-foot ridge on Town Creek Road near Dahlonega, Georgia, and you’ll see a gorgeous panoramic vista. This is the home of Kaya Vineyard and Winery. The property was once that of Blackstock Vineyards, which closed in 2012. After renovations and revitalization, it was reopened as Kaya Vineyard and Winery. The expansive rolling fields—notably the largest vineyard in Georgia—produce all the grapes that are used in the company’s wines. To best experience Kaya Vineyard and Winery, you can take an hour-long tour that begins in the vineyard and ends in the barrel room. An additional 30 … Continue reading

Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway

With the trees starting to change into their autumn brilliance, this is the ideal time of year to take a tour of the Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway. The 40.6-mile road, bordered by the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest, is a winding journey through forests and canyons in the North Georgia Mountains. Our Inn guests can access the byway just north of Helen, by taking Highway 17 about two and one-half miles to Georgia 356. Make a left, crossing over the Chattahoochee River, and continue on a short distance to Georgia 348, the beginning of the Russell-Brasstown byway. As you turn right … Continue reading

North Georgia Inn Unveils Luxurious New Suite

The agonizing and work is finally over! Our new Garden Suite is ready for guests and—in our unbiased opinion, of course—it is gorgeous. We’re often booked four to six weeks ahead of a date, but just hate to say, “There’s no room at the Inn,” so now with this new room on the Terrace Level, we’ll have to say that a little less often! Garden Suite guests will enjoy stunning panoramic mountain and garden views from two walls of windows, and all kinds of cushy amenities. Here, take a look. The new spacious room is done is a soothing grey … Continue reading

Enjoy Massages and More at Helen, Georgia Spa

You don’t have to be a guest at our Inn to enjoy a trip to the Spa at Lucille’s! All you need is the desire for a little TLC for your body. Now’s a great time to treat yourself or a loved one, or to plan a girlfriend spa day before the busy fall season kicks into high gear. The Spa at Lucille’s offers traditional and custom treatments that include a variety of massages, and body treatments that include facials and wraps. And our tranquil mountaintop will make you feel miles away from all your to-do lists and schedules, even … Continue reading