Georgia’s 2018 Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine & Art Fest

Southern Appalachia history and heritage will be celebrated in grand style during the annual Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine & Art Festival, September 15, 2018 at the Hardman Farm Historic Site in Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia. The historic farm is located in the northeast Georgia mountains, south of Helen and just minutes from Lucille’s. It’s a beautiful site with 173 acres and dozens of historic buildings, located on what was once the Unicoi Turnpike, a main byway for travelers through the area. It’s also home to the Nacoochee Mound, an ancient Cherokee burial site. Be sure to take some time and … Continue reading

Georgia Mountains Vineyard Hosts Crust Fest In August

Lucy doesn’t get to have all the fun—participants at the 2018 Yonah Mountain Vineyards Crush Fest can get barefoot and do a little stomping of their own! The popular event is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018. The family-owned winery is located amid gently rolling hills on the southeastern base of Yonah Mountain, making it an ideal place to spend a sunny summer day. The popular all-day event, which can draw more than 5,000 visitors, is an unveiling party for the winery’s newest releases. Visitors will get a chance to taste these and other wines from the collections. But the … Continue reading

Prime Catch: Fly Fishing In Northeast Georgia Mountains

For anyone who believes the perfect day is donning waders and standing in a river casting a line—northeast Georgia is waiting for you! With more than 4,000 miles of trout streams, the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Georgia are known to have some of the  best fishing on the east coast, so pack your rod and head up to Lucille’s. We make a great base camp, as you can head in any direction and find a choice place to cast your line. The Chattahoochee River, which flows right through Helen, is as near ideal as you can get. Open to … Continue reading

River Rafting in the Northeast Georgia Mountains

Whatever direction you head from Lucille’s, you’ll find beautiful rivers coursing through the mountains. Come summer, these waters become a pathway to fun for rafters of all ages. Whether you like gentle waters or raging rapids, you’ll find a river to match your mood. The Chattoga River gained fame in the movie, “Deliverance,” and was later named one of our nation’s Wild and Scenic Rivers. That makes it a must for anyone wishing a white-knuckle ride. Located northeast of Helen, Georgia (about a 40-minute drive from the Inn), the river thrills with wild rides, such as the five falls area … Continue reading