Spring Wildflowers Abloom In North Georgia Mountains

Spring is poking its sweet head up all around Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa! It’s the beginning of wildflower season and that means you’ll find pops of color across the hills and along paths in the forests. So, pack your bags, book a stay and come enjoy this lovely season in the mountains. Just outside of Helen is Anna Ruby Falls. Take a walk on the paved trail there to spot spring ephemerals—violets, trilliums, Jack in the Pulpit, bloodroot, and others. There is also an abundance of flowering shrubs this time of year. The short hike leads to the falls, … Continue reading

Sky’s The Limit At Rollins Planetarium in Georgia Mountains

Sit out on Lucille’s deck at night and you can enjoy a sky studded with twinkling stars. It’s a great way to whet your appetite for a visit to the O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium, a trip that can add depth to what we view when we look skyward, and give us a whole new appreciation for celestial beings. O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium is located on the campus of Young Harris College, a school founded to bring advanced educational opportunities to people in the remote areas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here you can explore the sky via the planetarium’s Chronos … Continue reading

Georgia Mountain Restaurant Excels In Southern Comfort

Clyde’s Tavern & Table in Cleveland is named for the owner’s lovable English setter and if he had anything to say about the place, he’d be vigorously wagging his tail in approval. Cleveland is just an 8-mile drive from Lucille’s, and you’ll find Clyde’s right smack in the heart of the historic downtown. The restaurant is a cozy space that expands onto the back porch on nice days. Because of its size, there’s often a small wait, so just grab a stool in the cool bar area and enjoy one of the interesting craft cocktails. The warm and friendly atmosphere … Continue reading

Take A Shot At These Georgia Mountain Golf Courses

You won’t find prettier settings to tee up your balls than right here in the northeast Georgia Mountains. Within an easy drive of Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa, there are five public or semi-public courses, each providing a healthy slice of natural beauty along with great play. For sheer beauty, Innsbruck Resort & Golf Course is top of the pack. The par 72, 18-hole course in Helen, Georgia is a stunner with 200-foot drops and plenty of challenging shots. Be prepared to lose some balls! The Club has a Pro Shop and Bar & Grill. Innsbruck Resort & Golf Course … Continue reading