A Look At Some Of North Georgia’s Local Favorites You’re Going To Want To Visit ASAP


From the way we show our southern charm hospitality with all the small touches in the Inn, to the products and services we offer that support our fellow local businesses. When you visit Lucille’s, you’ll feel like a local in all the best ways. Whether you stay here in Sautee Nacoochee, or you venture out to Helen and beyond, rest assured you will have all the best amenities the area has to offer! Jumping Goat Coffee Roasters — Any coffee enthusiast will tell you, a good cup of joe first thing in the morning is essential to the start of … Continue reading

Northeast Georgia Fall Festival Guide 2022

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival October 7th- 15th — Hiawassee, Georgia This nine-day event features arts and crafts, tons of vendors, educational demonstrations, and exciting musical performances. Enjoy over a dozen rides including a carousel, ferris wheel, bumper cars, and much more! Georgia Apple Festival – North Georgia’s Biggest Celebration October 8th & 9th, and 15th & 16th — Elijay, Georgia The Georgia Apple Festival in Elijay will be celebrating its 51st year with hundreds of vendors offering food, arts and crafts, loads of fall fun, and much more! Appalachian Brew, Que, and Stew Festival Saturday, October 22nd in Hiawassee The … Continue reading

North Georgia’s Premier Wine Tour: VIP Southern Tours

Winemaking has long been a staple of the north Georgia mountain’s culture and economy. Folks from all over come to taste the unique flavors and subtle aromas that come from this rich mountain landscape and cool, temperate climate. Vineyards are dotted all along the countryside, and VIP Southern Tours wants to take you to all the best places to sip and savor. While you’re staying with us here in Sautee Nacoochee, make sure to book a ride with VIP Southern Tours for a front-row seat to all the delicious flavors this region has to offer. “VIP Southern Tours is the … Continue reading

Your Guide to Georgia State Parks Canyon Climber’s Club

Looking for an adventure this Spring Break? Georgia State Parks has just the thing for nature-lovers, thrill-seekers, and avid hikers alike. This season, give their Canyon Climbers Club a try and explore all the beauty this gorgeous state has to offer. Stay at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa here in northeast Georgia for quick access to Tallulah Gorge State Park, one of the stops you’ll make along your route to Canyon Climbing success! The Canyon Climbers Club has four parks to visit to earn the coveted t-shirt and bragging rights: Providence Canyon Amicalola Falls Cloudland Canyon Tallulah Gorge Tallulah … Continue reading

Romantic Horse-drawn Carriage Rides in the North Georgia Mountains

If you’ve visited us in the North Georgia mountains, you know what a startlingly beautiful landscape we get to enjoy up here. The rolling hills, the rushing waters, the winding paths through the woods — it’s a truly magical place. So you might think there isn’t possibly a way to make it better. Ah, but there is! Take a trip to see us and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through our rolling hills and endless blue skies. It truly is the cherry-on-top of the perfect romantic mountain getaway. Sautee Express Excursions Local veterinarian Scott Hancock and his partner Judy have … Continue reading

Our Favorite Rainy Day Activities in Sautee Nacoochee, GA

Any seasoned traveler knows that sometimes things don’t go as planned, and you need to be flexible and switch gears to continue making the most of your getaway. If you’re faced with an unexpected rainy day in the North Georgia mountains, you won’t need to look far for activities you can enjoy that will suit just about anyone’s interests. Check out our list of the best rainy day activities near our inn in Sautee Nacoochee, GA, and make plans to have a grand adventure, no matter what the weather! Vineyards North Georgia is known for its winemaking and there is … Continue reading

5 Best Water Sports Activities in the North Georgia Mountains

This year more than ever, we are needing to dream about summer plans and all the ways to celebrate the magnificent life we are privileged to live and all the beauty we get to experience in the natural world. So start making plans for your summer of fun by reading about all the different water sports you can enjoy in the North Georgia Mountains. We can’t wait to see you back at Lucille’s for a summer that is sure to be special! Tubing in Helen—The Chattahoochee River runs through Helen and is the perfect spot to take a lazy tubing … Continue reading

9 Reasons to Honeymoon in the North Georgia Mountains

A few weeks ago we considered many of the reasons that Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa is the perfect North Georgia wedding venue. This week, let’s take a look at several of the ways the North Georgia mountains and Lucille’s, in particular, are the ideal place for a romantic honeymoon! Between the natural beauty of the area and the exquisite luxury of our bed and breakfast, it’ll be easy to see why we continue to be the natural choice for many honeymooners!  The Beautiful Backdrop—There’s no comparison to the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not only is the … Continue reading

Fly Fishing School in the North Georgia Mountains

Fishing School Are you an aspiring angler? Are you looking to gain more skills and experience but aren’t sure where to start? The Fly Fishing School at Habersham Mill might just have the exact experience you’re looking for! Join other fishing students on a two-day intensive program in the north Georgia mountains that will teach you the basics of fly fishing and enhance the skills you may already have with the help of nationally-recognized fly fishing instructors, Jimmy Harris and Kent Edmonds. Upcoming Offerings The school offers various experiences throughout the year, but their next session is February 22 – … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Visit an Escape Room in the North Georgia Mountains

Tired of the same dinner-and-a-movie weekend routine? Looking for something challenging, inventive, and unique? The escape rooms of the north Georgia mountains are just the ticket! If you’ve never done an escape room before, it’s a cooperative game that will have you searching for clues, solving puzzles, and rushing to beat the clock so you can “escape” the room triumphantly. Here  are 5 reasons why you should give escape rooms a try: For the Challenge—It takes a clever team to make it out of the escape room before the clock runs out. To succeed, you have to think smart and … Continue reading