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Plan Your Trip

WHEN TO VISIT
Copperhead Lodge is open year round. Here are some tips for the best times to visit.
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HOW LONG TO STAY
It takes a full week to get the most out of sight seeing in the area. Maximize your time using our guidance.
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PICK YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS
Copperhead offers a wide variety of accommodations to fit your needs
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Find answers to your questions here – we answer them all!
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PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS
US Military & First Responders always get a discount. Want more? Get the most vacation by taking advantage of our packages.
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BRING YOUR GROUP
From official events with a hundred attendees to a small gathering of friends, Copperhead is the perfect location to host your group. Let us help you plan your event.
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SAFETY & THE LAWS HERE
Ready to navigate the mountains? Tips on what to bring, how to ride & drive, and local/state laws.
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DIRECTIONS
Driving directions, GPS coordinates, and how to find us
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OUR FAVORITE PLACES
Places we recommend to help plan your trip
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GREAT RIDES IN OUR AREA
Traverse the roads of North Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina like a pro with our helpful maps
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Group gatherings, civic organizations, weddings & other lifetime events are all one-of-a-kind at Copperhead Lodge
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WHEN TO VISIT

The primary season is April through October. March and November can be iffy, especially in higher elevations. Winter months can be cold and snowy, but there are some days warm enough to ride, hike, or sight-see. Car visitors can have the roads to themselves in winter. The rain/snow during the “off-season” can make the local waterfalls especially inviting to explore.

Many summer afternoons bring widely scattered rain showers. Often the weather stations and web weather will indicate rain for the entire area. BE AWARE that you can still have nearly a full day of exploring time before the summer showers hit in mid-afternoon. And these showers are here and there …. not everywhere. They often dissipate or get broken up in the higher elevations in the late afternoon leaving several hours of good exploring time before dark.

HERE ARE SOME GOOD WEATHER LINKS FOR THE AREA (BLAIRSVILLE, GA)

Weather Averages - Blairsville, GA

 JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
AVG LOW252734404957626155423428
AVG HIGH475259677481848378695951
AVG RAIN (in inches)5.85.16.44.64.74.64.64.54.23.84.94.8
This chart shows averages for each month. BE WARNED that these are averages and the actual temperatures can vary widely, For example we have seen temperatures ranging from the mid-90s in summer to minus 5 degrees in the winter.

 

HOW LONG TO STAY

It takes a full week to get the most out of the many opportunities for riding, driving, sight seeing and recreation in the area. We’ve outlined many of the easy day trip routes below for all vehicles and all enthusiasts. Guided Rides are also available at no cost when you vacation at Copperhead Lodge. See Our Favorite Places for ideas on other activities while visiting the area.

Working on Day Trip
Working on off-road

PACKAGES & DISCOUNTS

Men & Women of the US Military as well as Police, Fire & First Responders: as a thank you to our men and women in uniform for your service, active and retired service members receive a 10% discount on lodging. Not applicable on package rates. Please use PROMO CODE USA when making your reservation and provide ID at time of check in to receive your discount.

Buy 4 – Get 1 FREE (STY5)

Promotion applies when you check in on Wednesday – Sunday (no Monday/Tuesday check ins) and stay five nights. Call us and mention offer STY5, or use PROMO CODE STY5 when reserving online to get your discount! Applies only to reservations checking in on Wednesday – Sunday. Free night discount will apply to lowest priced night. Discount applies to all lodging accommodations. Applies to new reservations made after 01/2018, no other discounts or offers apply.

Stay 7 – BEST Deal! (FRI7)

Get 20% off your ENTIRE STAY! Call us and mention offer FRI7, or use PROMO CODE FRI7 when reserving online to get your discount! Applies only to reservations checking in on Friday and out the following Friday. Discount applies to all lodging accommodations. Applies to new reservations made after 01/2018, no other discounts or offers apply.

SAFETY & LAWS

Many of the roads such as The Gauntlet, Tail of the Dragon, the Cherohala Skyway, and Six Gap are patrolled on a regular basis. At times there will be LEO (law enforcement officer) saturation for safety reasons. Smart riders can spot this and ride more cautiously. In all areas watch your speed and know that many locals are also rescue squad volunteers with radios in their personal vehicles; they will report speeders and reckless drivers.

Helmets are required in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia. The only adjoining state that doesn’t have a helmet law is South Carolina. The allure of riding in the mountains is the small towns and magnificent views over large farm lands. Be respectful of our neighbors, they like having you here.

DIRECTIONS & GETTING HERE

Use the google map locator anywhere on our page to navigate.

Address is 171 Copperhead Parkway, Blairsville, Georgia 30512 – although Google/IMap, etc recognize PKWY.

Although we LOVE Steve Earle and the song – we are NOT located on Copperhead Road!

GPS Coordinates:

N 34°  51.936

W 084°  05.539

OUR FAVORITE PLACES

 

 

Copperhead Lodge

171 Copperhead Parkway,
Blairsville, GA 30512

michelle@copperheadlodge.com
Tel: 706-835-7433