Winter Newsletter 2013
winter lodge
Winter wonderland ~ Lodge in December 2010

Winter is the season that is associated with being dormant and with little activity but that is NOT the case here in the Blue Ridge mountains. This region is filled with seasonal events, opportunities to visit the mountains and explore the many cultural and regional attractions that make it so special.
For those looking to escape life's demands, possibly see some mountain snow or just relax in nature's splendor, come to Blairsville's mountain retreat... Our Paradise.
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Winery Update: 

Paradise Hills was issued this county's (Union) first farm winery license. With over 400 vines planted and the winery production site constructed and equipped, Paradise Hills Resort awaits the final State approval.

Once completed, Paradise Hills will open for tours of the winery and wine tastings at the resort's Lodge. A Grand Opening is scheduled for early Summer 2013. 

Though not the county's first vineyard planted, Paradise Hills Resort is Union County's first family farm winery. With this region's recent explosion of growth in new vineyards & wineries, Union County can be included in efforts to attract tourism to our area.  

As hosts of Paradise Hills, Resort and Spa, Robert and Ilke Lander celebrate their 10 years in business in Blairsville. They offer vacation cabin rentals, a lodge for banquets / seminars, a full service European-style Spa, wedding gazebo and Team building center with Challenge Course and soon a Wine Tasting bar. 

We truely are 
Georgia's Mountain Escape. 

Don Williams

Don Williams
January 26, 2013 
at 7 pm

Artist Don Williams heads to the North Georgia Mountains at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Sat. Jan. 26, 2013. 


If anyone ever needed proof that music is an international language, then they need to look no further than Don Williams. Don't pick his songs with all the skills of a class winemaker picking grapes - only the best will do, and the vintage results, as fans around the world all know, is just about the best blend of emotions the heart could ask for.  


Tickets on Sale December 7
Level 1: $38 & Level 2: $28
     Sylvan Valley 
    Celtic Weekend

Join us for the Inaugural celebration of all things Celtic at the Sylvan Valley Celtic Weekend. Whether you are Irish, Scottish, Welsh or just a Celt at heart, enjoy a weekend of music, dancing, bagpipes, kilts, food and beverages in the heart of North Georgia Wine Country.  

Tickets for the Sylvan Valley Weekend are $30 for one night or $50 for both nights and are available at Sylvan Valley Lodge. Seating is limited. Price of ticket does not include food or drinks.



Friday, February 22nd, 2013 | 6:00 - 11:00PM
Keltic Kudzu, Long Hollow Hooley and Highland Sound  


Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 | 6:00 - 11:00PM
The Gothard Sisters, Mickle-A-Do, Cara Barthels and the Drake School of Dance


For more information,click  Celtic Weekend

rose petal bath
St. Valentine's
Chocolate & Roses

Throughout the month of February, we will be offering a special twist to the traditional Chocolates & Roses gift.
The Spa will be offering a personalized package to include:
  • Pomegranate Fig scented bubble bath in hydrotherapy tub
  • 60 minute Swedish massage with chocolate oils
  • Souvenir heart shaped box with bubble bath rose petals for home use.
Our Price $85 per person.
couple massage


Instructed by a professional therapist, both guests will learn techniques used in a Swedish massage. Our therapist will supervise and instruct the couple in the implementation of massage techniques to be performed on each other. This is an experience to take home with you, 45 minutes on the table each. 90 minutes.

Call to make your appointment today. 
cabernet grapes
Local Vineyards & Wineries
This is great time to visit our region's top wine makers. Taste the local wines which are gaining national recognition and fueling the emergence of North Georgia as a prominent wine region. 
Come taste a perfect day in Georgia, and discover the passion that you've been missing...


Crane Creek Vineyards

The Copper Door Restaurant

For a really special place to take that someone special for Valentines Day dinner, try  The Copper Door in nearby Hayesville, NC. 

Feb. 14th, join them for Live Music with  Mike Whitney at 6:30 to 8:30. 

The Copper Door is a critically acclaimed restaurant with a wine selection that is continually ranked among some of the best in North Carolina. 

It is an experience like no other.  

Visit their website at The Copper Door
Come and be our guests. We'd love to show you what this area has to offer.

Your Hosts,
Robert and Ilke Lander         877-745-7483

Spa Special - January & February 2013
   Enjoy a Energizing, Purifying & Relaxing Mustard Bath
Detox Your Body of all acid waste & improve circulation!
ingredients include: Mustard Seed Powder, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Wintergreen and Thyme 
25 minute soak - $ 20 ONLY 

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