Soque Artworks: Art & Crafts of Northeast Georgia Mountains

Northeast Georgia is a little hotbed of creativity with an abundance of talented artists and artisans, and Soque Artworks in Clarkesville, Georgia, is a prime showcase for many of them and their work. Opened in 2008 by Rush, Susan and Walton Smith, the gallery was created specifically to present the art and works of artists who live in Northeast Georgia the adjoining states. Soque Artworks features nearly 80 artists in 25 different mediums. Many are members of prestigious regional art organizations—such as the Southern Highland Craft Guild—teachers at the John C. Campbell Folk School or graduates of Penland School of … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Is Sweeter In Northeast Georgia Mountains

If sneaking away to a cozy mountain retreat sounds like something you’d love to do with your sweetie, give us a call! Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa has a special Winter Romance Package that checks off all the boxes you’re looking for. Champagne or sparkling cider and chocolate-covered strawberries on arrival. A soothing Couple’s Massage in the afternoon and decadent dessert in the evening. Spend a cozy night and come morning, you’ll enjoy breakfast in bed. And just to make it even more relaxing, you can have a late-checkout too. Special package price is $245 (plus tax and gratuity), and … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas From A Northeast Georgia Mountain Inn

Looking for those special gifts just got easier! Settle down with a glass of wine or a nice cup of tea and do a little shopping right here at Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa. We’ve got all sorts of special items for pampering, relaxing—even getting away from it all. Cuddling by the fire is better when you’ve got a cozy, plush blanket. Ours has an Inn logo to remind you of good times. ($69) Wrap your loved one in the softness of Lucille’s monogramed tan plush robe ($69)—a favorite with our Inn guests. Or gift them with one of the … Continue reading

Holiday Shopping In The Northeast Georgia Mountains

This year, escape from the mall crowds and head up to our neck of the woods to do your holiday shopping. In addition to a slowed-down pace of life, you’ll find terrific little stores filled with one-of-a-kind gifts for all ages and interests. And when you stay with us at Lucille’s, we’ll help you navigate the local markets to find what you want. The northeast mountains are a mecca of wonderful artisans. Start your search in Helen at The Glassblowing Shop where they sell tree ornaments and other delicate masterpieces, such as a selection of exquisite mini glass guitars for … Continue reading

Celebrating the Holidays at Our Georgia Mountain Inn

Thanksgiving is done and we’re slowly easing ourselves into the rest of the holiday season here at the Inn, catching our breath and relaxing a bit after the madness of autumn (by far our busiest season of the year!). This lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a perfect time to visit Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn and Spa, especially if you treasure peace and serenity. For us, this is the season to relax and restore. To be grateful for all of the gifts we have been given. To watch the earth around us “take a nap” for the winter. To prepare for … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas from Georgia Mountain Inn

Are you trying to find that special someone an equally special gift? Or stumped about what to buy that hard-to-gift friend? We’re here to help! Without ever leaving the comfort of home, you can shop Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa for all kinds of wonderful gifts. Well-deserved pampering. Check out our Spa for a wide range of joy-inducing options, like a soothing massage, or rejuvenating facials and body treatments. You can purchase a gift certificate for any individual treatment, or choose one of our Spa Packages, that combine some of our more popular selections. You can also purchase any of … Continue reading

Get Festive At Holiday Events In Northeast GA Mountains

The nights are getting cooler and the spirits are getting merry up here in the mountains. So come for a visit, and join the fun at a host of holiday events throughout the area. From decking the halls to dropping the edelweiss, there’s a little something for everyone. A Victorian Christmas. At Hardman Farm, a National Historic Site here in Sautee Nacoochee, the Main House gets decked out in its holiday best. Walk down a lighted Unicoi Road and take a evening candlelight tour that includes history of the home’s traditions. Wear comfy shoes and be sure to arrive 10 … Continue reading

Festive Trees & Market Highlight Holidays in Helen, GA

It’s easy to get in the holiday spirit up here in the Georgia mountains, especially when you head to Helen for two of its top 2016 seasonal events. Festival of Trees, which kicks off on November 9, 2016 is an annual fundraiser for the United Way of White County. This year’s show will be held in the lodge at Unicoi State Park, just on the outskirts of Helen. On view will be dozens of beautifully decorated trees and wreaths, many of which will be auctioned off, with winners announced in mid-December. The event is free, but there is a $5 … Continue reading