Yonah Mountain Vineyards: Award-winning Wine in Cleveland, GA

Here at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa, we are committed to our local North Georgia mountain economy, and we love to celebrate the accomplishments of the businesses we share a home with. From sourcing our food locally whenever we can, to selling local products at the inn and spa—we are always looking for ways to stay connected and share success. That’s why we are especially proud to share that the Yonah Mountain Vineyards in nearby Cleveland, GA has been honored as one of Georgia’s “Clean 13” for its commitment to environmental conservation. Yonah Mountain Vineyards works tirelessly to create … Continue reading

Your Guide to North Georgia Restaurants & Wineries

One of the things our guests love most about visiting us here in the North Georgia Mountains is the unique and enticing local restaurant and winery options. Whether you’re looking for a casual bistro for a quick bite or you’re wanting to relax into a leisurely multi-course meal with a glass or two of local wine, there are always excellent options to choose from when you stay at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa. With the current health crisis affecting services in this industry, we want to make sure our guests have a one-stop-shop for information about current openings and … Continue reading

Best North Georgia Mountain Hikes: Mount Yonah Trail

Back in January, we started our series of posts entitled, “Best North Georgia Mountain Hikes,” with Smith Creek Trail as our first entry. With spring on its way, it’s time to start making your hiking plans with wildflowers and lush green landscapes in mind. Mount Yonah Trail is known for its beautiful meadows of wildflowers and it’s gorgeous mountaintop views. So let’s take a look at what this trail has to offer! Location This trail starts out of Cleveland, GA, about 15 minutes from our inn in Sautee Nacoochee. It’s a 4.2 out-and-back trail that is rated as difficult with ~1500 ft elevation gain. … Continue reading

Cozy Used Bookshop in the North Georgia Mountains

You Won’t Get Literary Withdrawals Visiting the North Georgia Mountains If you’re a book-lover, you probably never want to be far from a bookstore. Luckily you won’t have to when you visit the north Georgia mountains. Mt. Yonah Book Exchange is a regional used book store that houses over 15,000 books and is everything you’re looking for in a cozy, local shop. Part of what draws folks to the north Georgia mountains is their need for peace and tranquility in their otherwise busy, hectic lives. One step into the Mt. Yonah Book Exchange will have you understand why so many … Continue reading

Pottery and Agriculture Festival in Cleveland

This year, the 12th Annual Agri-Fest Country Market and 9th Annual “Pottery Comes to Town” Show and Sale will be in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9am-3pm.  Browse the fresh plants and veggies at the farmer’s market while enjoying some local live music. Make friends with some cuddly farm animals or buy locally made arts and crafts. But whatever you do, don’t miss the “Pottery Comes to Town” portion of the event, hosted by the Helen Arts and Heritage Center. This is a regional gathering of the best of the southeast’s potters.  It’s a truly unique opportunity … Continue reading

Visit Historic Cleveland In The North Georgia Mountains

Head south of the Inn for 15 miles, to the intersection of Highways 129 and 115 and you’ll be in Cleveland, a pretty mountain town steeped in history. Founded in 1857, it was then called Mount Yonah and occupied the area that is now Underwood Street, between Main and Church streets. It remained mostly a small farming community through the first half of the Twentieth Century, when more commercial enterprises began moving in. Soon Cleveland, the seat of White County, was the center of activity for the surrounding area, and today boasts more than 2800 inhabitants. Known as the “Gateway … Continue reading