Lucille's Mountain Top Inn & Spa
Innkeeper(s): Jim Matthews and Jerry Morris
Enjoy the Best of North Georgia's Wine Country at WineFest 14 Apr 2015, 12:18 pm
Wine is of course the star of this festival, but the food, live music and local arts and crafts make it an annual crowd pleaser. WineFest is a great way to spend a leisurely spring afternoon, wandering the grounds of Habersham Winery, getting to know the wines of the region. Wines from twenty member wineries of the Winegrowers Association of Georgia will be featured during the festival (amazing!), including of course Habersham Winery and some of our other local favorites like The Cottage Vineyard & Winery, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards, Serenity Cellars and Yonah Mountain Vineyards. To round out the afternoon there will also be some great music, featuring Tim P. White. This YouTube video clip of him performing an acoustic number is enough to make me want to hear more at the festival.
During the event there will also be an opportunity to try your hand at painting your own original piece of art. From 1:30pm to 3:30pm Fancy Doodle Art and Wine House will set up an informal painting session, so plan to let your creativity shine through on a canvas after a glass or two of wine.
While you are at the festival step inside Habersham Winery's tasting room, one of Sautee Nacoochee's largest and most popular. There you can see their wine making facility, browse a great selection of wine related retail items and purchase one of your favorite wines to take home.
Admission to WineFest is $30 for tastings and a souvenir wine glass. Plan now for your visit to WineFest and your stay at Lucille's Mountain Top Inn and Spa for a relaxing spring weekend. Habersham Winery is located just outside Helen, Georgia, an easy four mile drive to Lucille's after the festival. To find out more visit Habersham Winery's Event's page or call us here at Lucille's Mountain Top Inn and Spa at 706-878-5055 to plan your wine country getaway.
Spring is Near! So is the 2015 Wine Highway Event 2 Mar 2015, 11:50 amWho needs a dose of spring after our recent winter weather? We have just the ticket….plan now to join us in the Northeast Georgia Mountains for the Winegrowers Association of Georgia's annual Spring Wine Highway Event, March 21-22, 2015 and March 28-29, 2015. This is the Winegrowers Association's biggest event ever with 18 member wineries offering the best of the vine throughout our beautiful area of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is so big this year that it has been spread out over two weekends to give you plenty of time to enjoy your wine tasting experience. You’ll also enjoy music and special events planned at many of the participating wineries, as well as a chance to sample some of Georgia’s best farm-to-table fare.
For the fee of $40 per person that can be paid at any participating winery, you will receive a souvenir wine glass and passport that you present to each of the participating wineries you visit. Your admission allows you to enjoy the experience at a leisurely pace and can be used on both weekends. For a map of this year’s Spring Wine Highway Event that will make your planning easier and to check out all the participating wineries visit the Winegrowers Association of Georgia's website. Be sure to also check the 2015 Spring Wine Highway Facebook page for more details as they become available.
This year some of the closest wineries to Lucille's that are participating include Habersham Winery, Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Serenity Cellars, Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards, The Cottage Vineyard and Winery, and Cavender Creek Vineyards and Winery. We are very excited that one of Georgia's newest wine tasting rooms at CeNita Vineyards and Winery, just down the road from Lucille's, will also be participating!
Call us at Lucille's Mountain Top Inn & Spa now at 706-878-5055 to book your lodging during this much anticipated event. Be sure to ask about our great spa packages and let us help you unwind as spring comes to the beautiful mountains of Northeast Georgia.
Let a Massage or Facial Solve your Winter Skin and Stress Problems 4 Feb 2015, 6:30 am
Don't let winter give you the blues and stress your skin - get over to The Spa at Lucille's Mountain Top Inn for one of our new spa services, featuring FarmHouse Fresh spa products that will chase the winter blahs away and treat your skin oh-so-nice!
Try a Super Antioxidant and Firming Chocolate Facial that includes a gentle exfoliating mask made from natural cocoa. Luscious! Top this with a soothing head and scalp massage, followed by a super antioxidant serum made from winery grapes and soothing chamomile that plumps the skin. Add in a wrinkle-fighting eye serum that clinically earned its name, Crow Catcher! This is our newest, most decadent facial yet.
Another popular facial is our Brown Sugar & Bourbon Facial, designed to treat the drying affects of winter sun and wind exposure. A warm milk compress gently softens the skin while the head and scalp are massaged, followed by a gentle face massage with a brown sugar and Kentucky bourbon scrub. Finally, a gentle moisturizer and eye serum are soothed on the face to leave it soft and smooth. This one is very popular with gentlemen and during cocktail hour!
Perhaps a massage is something you’ve been meaning to pamper yourself with. Ask for our Signature Dry Brush and Aromatherapy Massage, a dry brush exfoliation of the skin, followed by a massage using a fragrant blend of sweet almond oil, herbs and flower essences. Opens the pores to soothe your skin and leave it soft and hydrated.
The Spa at Lucille's Mountain Top Inn & Spa is open seven days a week and open to the public as well as guests of the Inn. Services are by appointment only, so be sure to call us at 706-878-5055 to schedule your time to be pampered. For a full menu of spa treatments, products and prices, visit the Spa page on our website. Ask about our packages and specials as well as what’s new at North Georgia's beautiful and most comfortably appointed spa. Making you feel good and look great is what we do best.
Discover Fine Appalachian Art at Soque Artworks 23 Jan 2015, 11:33 am
Step inside Soque Artworks and you will find the unique art of over 100 local and regional Appalachian artists beautifully displayed. Located right on the square in historic Clarkesville, Georgia, Soque Artworks is the quintessential main street art gallery with a distinctly Appalachian feel. Named after the nearby Soque River, the gallery carries works in more than 25 different art mediums ranging from pottery, turned wood and metal to jewelry, fiber, paintings and photography, all available for purchase.
No two trips to Soque Artworks are ever the same, with the inventory provided by local and regional artists changing frequently. Locally owned and operated since 2008, Soque Artworks has a reputation of attracting the work of noted mountain artists and is well known by collectors as far away as New York. Folk art is one of the gallery's prominent styles, available in a variety of mediums. The Gazebo Garden at Lucille's Mountain Top Inn and Spa is graced with several of their folk art bird houses (pictured here), which have been popular both with small birds and amateur photographers visiting the inn.
However, for the more serious collector of fine art, Soque Artworks represents artists worthy of display in the finest homes and commercial spaces. Some of the recent art glass pieces and paintings on display are outstanding. A member of the Scenic 197 Arts and Business Association, and the Northeast Georgia Arts Tour, Soque Artworks promotes some of the finest, eclectic work from members of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, other prestigious art organizations and from the instructors of the nearby John C. Campbell Folk School.
This is a “must see” gallery on your next visit to Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa. Soque Artworks is open year-round, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10:00am until 6:00pm. You can also preview current artwork in the gallery before you go at Soque Artworks website.
Winter Room and Spa Packages that will Make You Smile 14 Jan 2015, 7:00 am
Winter is one of the best times to get out of town for some relaxation and Lucille's Mountain Top Inn and Spa has several Packages and Specials to make it easy to get away.
Our Winter Romance Package is a great way to experience 24-hours of relaxation with your sweetheart, without the hassle and time for planning all the details yourself. This package is loaded with lots of goodies to give you 24-hours of bliss, including an early check-in, late check-out, bottle of champagne, a romantic couples massage and breakfast in bed. This package has proven to be a favorite in just its first two weeks, so hurry since it is available only through April 2, 2015.
Mid-week during our mild winter season is the perfect time to plan that getaway you’ve promised yourself. Right now through February 12, 2015, stay three consecutive mid-week nights anytime Sunday through Thursday and get your third night free. That's three nights for the price of two! It’s easy to book your Mid-Week Escape Special right on line through our website and we will apply the discounts. Or call us at 706-878-5055 and we will be happy to book your Mid-Week Escape Package. We do not run Specials very often, so don’t let this one pass you by.
Winter is also a great time for indoor activities like spa treatments at the Spa at Lucille's. We have several Spa Packages that bundle a variety of services together at a discounted price so you can truly relax. Packages range from our 90-minute Relaxation Package that gives you a Swedish Massage and Mini-Facial, to the five-hour long Serenity Package, which pampers you with a variety of spa treatments and even includes a light lunch.
Call us at 706-878-5055 and we will be glad to help you find a Package or Special at Lucille's Mountain Top Inn and Spa that is right for you.
Farm-to-Table Dining Comes Alive at Harvest Habersham 7 Jan 2015, 10:43 am
Many recent guests at Lucille's Mountain Top Inn & Spa have found Harvest Habersham to be a culinary gem just off the historic square in nearby Clarkesville. This casual, farm-to-table dining experience offers unique dishes every day for lunch and dinner based on what’s available from local farms and foragers (see a partial list here), and only from the highest quality seafood purveyors from the Gulf and Southeastern coast. The menu changes frequently at Harvest Habersham based on what is coming in fresh from the fields.
Foodies are sure to be intrigued by Harvest Habersham's creativity. Fresh grilled Wreckfish, wild caught Striped Bass, exotic concoctions of Crisp Lamb Belly with rice grits, roasted Chicken Breast with cider glaze served with a smoked onion cassoulet, and Blue Cheese Ice Cream with Jalapeno Caramel Swirl for dessert (delicious, you have to try it) are just a few that we've enjoyed. From personal experience of dining there, the fun of visiting this American restaurant is that no two days are the same since the menu changes with the local available variety. But one thing is sure, every plate is expertly prepared, the quality is superb and the atmosphere relaxed. It’s a dining experience we recommend highly when visiting Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa.
Get your tastebuds ready for a wildly wonderful new taste experience at Harvest Habersham by visiting their website or calling them at 706-754-0056 for menu updates and to find out what's fresh with the North Georgia mountain's newest and best farm-to-table dining. Open year round, Harvest Habersham suggests reservations for either lunch or dinner.
Fly Fishing in North Georgia for Trophy-Sized Trout 10 Dec 2014, 11:31 am
Since 1996, John Jackson and his wife Abby have operated a fly fishing destination on this private section of stream-fed river that has been in John’s family since 1939. Blackhawk Fly Fishing has attracted award winning anglers from across the United States, as well as hundreds of beginners just discovering the sport of fly fishing.
Blackhawk Fly Fishing welcomes the lone fly fisherman, couples or groups of all levels of expertise. Gear is provided, instruction freely given and relaxation is encouraged. After a morning of fishing, Blackhawk guests are welcomed to the Jackson’s restored 1860’s farmhouse near the banks of the Soque, where Abby J’s delicious gourmet lunch awaits them. Serene and private, Blackhawk Fly Fishing is known equally for the gourmet farm-to-table food from Abby J’s garden, freshly prepared and waiting, as it is for its trophy-sized trout.
Unlike many Northern fly fishing rivers that are iced-over in the winter, Blackhawk Fly Fishing is open year round, weather permitting. Call Blackhawk Fly Fishing at 706-947-3474 to plan your fly fishing adventure on the Soque River. Make it the perfect getaway with overnight accommodations and perhaps a spa treatment at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa. We’ll get you started with an early breakfast to maximize your time on the river and welcome you back to our luxury accommodations and mountain views after your fly fishing adventure. We look forward to seeing your fly fishing trophies here at Lucille’s after your next adventure with Blackhawk Fly Fishing.
Ring in the New Year with a Quiet Mountain Evening 3 Dec 2014, 9:42 amMake your reservations early to bring in the New Year with a quiet, intimate evening at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa, named one of the Top Ten Luxurious B&B’s of 2014 by BedandBreakfast.com.
New Year’s Eve starts early at the Inn with a special welcome reception in the afternoon featuring an assortment of homemade appetizers prepared by Lucille’s chef, paired with local wines and cheese. Then, relax in your room or stroll the beautiful grounds surrounding Lucille’s and enjoy our mountain views.
Dinner will be served in the dining room that evening, with your entrée choice of Stuffed Chicken Breast, Filet or Salmon, sides of locally grown vegetables, an assortment of breads and Lucille’s famous Chocolate Lava Cake. Afterward, gather in the Living Room for coffee, tea and conversation. At midnight, toast the New Year in right with a split of champagne.
There’s nothing better than waking up to a hearty gourmet breakfast on New Year’s Day in the crisp mountain air of North Georgia. What better way to see in 2015!
Reservations are limited for New Year’s Eve at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa., so call us at 706-878-5055 or book directly on our website for a quiet, relaxing end to 2014.
Small Weddings and Elopements in the Georgia Mountains 13 Nov 2014, 5:16 am
Looking for the perfect small wedding venue in the mountains of North Georgia? Take time to check out Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa's beautiful North Georgia Mountains location, and our budget-friendly small wedding and elopement packages.
Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa is a member of Select Registry - Distinguished Inns of North American, and is truly a beautiful destination for intimate weddings and elopements. With the mountains as your backdrop and attention to every detail of your special day always our priority, planning the perfect wedding has never been so stress free. Our event planner will work with you on planning your dream wedding, whether it is an elopement for just the two of you or a small gathering for up to 30 guests. We can help you with every detail from hair and makeup, photography, flowers and table settings to cake design. Leave the planning to us and relax by pampering yourself and your bridal party with an array of services on-site at The Spa at Lucille’s. Tours of the facility are by appointment only and can be made by calling us at 706-878-5055.
Every season is as breath taking as the one before it in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. No matter the time of year you select for your wedding or elopement, you can count on the beauty of each season to add to the magic of your wedding day. The special treatment you deserve from the professionals at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa is guaranteed. It will be that special day to remember!
Take a Holiday from Thanksgiving Cooking at Lucille's 29 Oct 2014, 8:17 am
Start this Thanksgiving holiday with reservations at Lucille’s in one of our Mountain View Rooms. Add a sprinkling of spa services from The Spa at Lucille’s, and you’re off to a great start on a beautiful fall weekend in the Georgia Mountains! With several options for a full course traditional Thanksgiving menu available in the area, this could be the most memorable start to a wonderful holiday season.
We have many repeat guests who come to celebrate Thanksgiving at Bernie’s Restaurant in the Village of Sautee, a local favorite year round. Featured frequently in notable regional publications like Southern Distinction magazine, Bernie’s offers two Thanksgiving Day seatings, at 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Guests are encouraged to reserve early as space is limited. Typical Thanksgiving fare at Bernie’s includes a relish tray and Apple Waldorf Salad, turkey with all the trimmings, green beans, candied sweet potatoes and a choice of pumpkin, pecan pie or Bernie’s famous decadent chocolate fudge cake. Reservations and pricing are available by calling 706-878-3830.
Stick around for the weekend and round out the rest of your stay with a little Christmas shopping in the Village of Sautee, where a number of local merchants offer unique American and folk art, pottery, and antiques. Enjoy wine tastings from several of the nearby vineyards and select an award winning wine to take home for that special someone on your list. Best of all, you can end each day in comfort at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn and Spa, located so close to the best of both holiday dining and shopping. Take a break from cooking this year and call us at 706-878-5055 to reserve early and make holiday memories in the foothills of Southern Appalachia!