How to Spend 24 Hours in the North Georgia Mountains

24 Hours of Perfection Planning a quick getaway can be overwhelming. Deciding which lodging, attractions, and restaurants to visit is often daunting, especially when you are unfamiliar with the area. If you’ve found yourself wanting some guidance planning your north Georgia mountain getaway, look no further! Whether you’re looking to pack in as much as you can, or you’d rather relax and unwind, Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa is the perfect destination, especially when you are short on time. Here is our 24-hour guide to the area! Spa Retreat If you’ve stayed at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa … Continue reading

5 Perfect Spots to Enjoy Fall Leaves in the North Georgia Mountains

It’s that time of year again! That’s right–fall is just around the corner, and that means we are booking up fast for folks who are eager to enjoy the exquisite beauty of the North Georgia mountains during this season. Before you know it, you’ll be putting on your fuzzy flannels, stepping into your warm boots, and waiting to hear the crisp crunch of leaves under your feet.  The north Georgia mountains are a treasure trove of beauty in the fall. It seems like every corner you turn, you can find a new shade of red or orange or yellow. The … Continue reading

Take the Road Less Travelled at Sunburst Adventures

Part of what draws visitors to the northeast Georgia mountains year after year is the beautiful mountain scenery. And what better way to explore that scenery than from horseback? At Sunburst Adventures in Clarkesville, GA, you can connect with nature in a unique way while exploring the over 1,000 acres of forested trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest.  Sunburst Adventures has several packages that allow any level of rider to have the best experience. Only have an hour or two to spare? No problem. The Moonshine Still Ride is 1 hour and takes you through the breathtaking scenery of the … Continue reading

Fly Fishing at Fern Valley on the Soque

Put those waders to good use! Enjoy fly fishing on one of the best stretches of the Soque River, just minutes from Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa.  Fern Valley on the Soque is a private section of river with deep runs and top-notch amenities. Enjoy the peace and privacy that Fern Valley has to offer by making reservations to be one of the few anglers fishing there each day. Experienced and novice fishers alike will be at home, as Fern Valley offers guides to help you have a memorable and successful fishing trip. Other amenities include a day-use garage … Continue reading

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

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

Helen, Georgia Hosts Annual Trout Tournament March 30, 2019

Grab your rod, pack the car, and head up to the Northeast Georgia Mountains for the 30th Annual Helen Trout Tournament. Saturday, March 30, 2019. The event is open to all ages and takes place in the Chattahoochee River, which is specially stocked for the occasion. Up to $4,000 in prizes will be given for tagged fish. Entrants must have a valid Georgia Fishing License and Trout Stamp. The $20 entry fee includes two raffle tickets and a tournament t-shirt for the first 200 entries. 30th Annual Helen Trout Tournament March 30, 2019 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Helen, Georgia … Continue reading

NE Georgia Mountain Town Hosts March Literary Fest

Readers, writers and book fans of all kinds will be heading to the northeast Georgia Mountains for the annual Dahlonega Literary Fest, March 1-2, 2019. This celebration of books and the written word spans a wide range of genres and draws an enthusiastic crowd for the two-day event. Now in its 16th year, the Dahlonega Literary Festival is held in the historic downtown and offers individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops, a Festival Book Store, book signings ad more—all of which are free to attend. As of this writing, there are 15 featured authors expected and a special honoree guest, Rebecca … Continue reading

Wander North Georgia Great Resource For Inn Guests

If you’re heading up to explore the North Georgia mountains, be sure to check out the Wander North Georgia website. This innovative company is a terrific resource for Lucille’s guests. Wander North Georgia is like an online concierge, offering inside information on sites to see, where to eat, and things to do. In addition, there’s a cool brick and mortar store you can visit. Coming for a weekend getaway? Wander North Georgia has weekend guides for mountain towns, such as Clayton (where its store is located). Looking for the darkest spots to stargaze? Data on hiking in the area? Where … Continue reading