With a stay at The Ridges Resort and Marina in Hiawassee, you'll be on a lake and minutes from Fun World, and close to Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. This resort is within the vicinity of Crane Creek Vineyards.
Make yourself at home in one of the 66 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Rooms have private patios where you can take in lake and pool views. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including a nightclub, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Grab a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
The clay launches into a narrow pass of trees, which gives shooters only seconds to track it before the surrounding brush and slivers of sunlight obscure their aim. Located in the foothills of the Georgia Mountains, Etowah Valley Sporting Clays' forested shooting courses give sportsmen natural hunting scenarios to complement the simulated targets. Golf carts transport guests over graveled paths to shooting courses such as two six-station walking courses, two 13-station courses, and a five-stand course. All stations are set according to progressive difficulty to challenge all experience levels, and instructors help marksmen improve their technique while teaching them the difference between hunter's plaid and lumberjack plaid. For guests who want to test their skills in the field, the staff organizes outings such as the Clays and Feathers package, a full-day experience that includes a morning of clay shooting, lunch, and an afternoon of game-bird hunting with a guide and dog at Etowah Valley Game Preserve. Beyond the shooting courses, Etowah Valley Sporting Clays encompasses a 3-D archery course with targets such as turkey and wild boar. Built with rustic, knotty lumber and exposed ceiling joists, a 3,400-square-foot Amish-inspired clubhouse encourages guests to relax and gives them access to full kitchen and gas grill. For frequent visitors, the staff operates a membership program.
Contributing to local commerce isn’t new territory for the Howard family. In 1925, Edwin Howard’s in-laws founded a small grocery in Doraville, which he took leadership of 30 years later. After gaining experience in that business, he decided to expand the family’s venture, and in 1972, he opened the first Howard’s True Value Hardware right next door. Now, after more than 35 years and currently under the ownership of Howard brothers John and Doug, the hardware store keeps shelves stocked with more than 100,000 hardware items, tools, and home-garden accouterments from the likes of Carhartt and Honda, as well as charcoal grills from Big Green Egg, wood pellet grills from Traeger, and a line of propane grills with tanks they can fill in-store. For sports enthusiasts, they're an authorized YETI Cooler and Tifosi Eyeglass Dealer.
Building materials, including adhesives and mason tools, lighten the burdens of home-improvement projects, and a constellation of hand tools relieves the hassle of hiring a beaver to chew its way through 2”x4”s. A full stock of interior paints helps customers brighten the hue of living quarters, while a sturdy pair of jeans from Carhartt helps them to withstand the wear-and-tear of maintenance projects or slow dances with rose bushes.
In 2001, the first of many ziplines began to sprout from the grounds surrounding the Old Mill Farm. The cows would inspect the strange contraptions quizzically, but they soon grew comfortable with the droves of smiling guests whooshing overhead. Today, spread across more than 100 acres near the North Oconee River in Lula, Georgia, North Georgia Canopy Tours lead groups on high-flying adventures. Available for purchase, photo packages and GoPros can commemorate the adventure. The tours entertain guests with serene views and exhilarating activities, as ziplines reach up to 70 feet off the ground and extend as far as 850 feet, allowing zipliners to catch glimpses of flying squirrels migrating south in V formation. Staff also welcome visitors to stay overnight in 15 campsites and several authentic Native-American teepees equipped with amenities such as electricity and air conditioning. The walls of each teepee bear custom-painted Cherokee symbols representative of the seven Cherokee Clans, for which North Georgia Canopy Tours' seven campgrounds are named.
The sound of fire. The igniting exhalation before the steady breath of the flame sustains. The heat pulsing steadily outward from the steel grill—you feel it on your glowing face. But the chef looks cool. He’s a master, after all; a flat, metal spatula in one hand and an enormous, sharp knife in the other. Kani House’s teppanyaki tables are no strangers to the action of hibachi, where these chefs entertain their guests before plating seared steak and scallops alongside fresh, sautéed vegetables. The steady sushi masters may not share their compatriots’ outward exuberance, but their work is just as delicious. From behind their long bar, they assemble maki cylinders with tender cuts of fatty tuna and bright salmon, artfully arranging cuts of more than 50 specialty rolls in the shape of gentle caterpillars or fearsome members of the Japanese Diet. Bright bamboo panels and natural stone add to the vibrant ambiance, surrounding diners with dark-wood and nuanced accents that keep the focus on the beauty of excellent cuisine.
Staffers at America's Mattress stores stock showrooms with sleep-inducing products to fit any preference, whether that's soft and pillowy or solid and firm. Many of the beds are made in Georgia, helping money stay in the local economy. These three shops are locally owned, though they are part of a large national network of mattress stores.
The teams there helps customers upgrade saggy sleeping situations with insomnia-tonics such as Serta perfect sleeper mattresses and Dr. Greene Sleep System beds, which were designed with input from an orthopedic surgeon. Other factory-direct mattresses from Serta include iComfort and Sertapedic. They compliment their vast selection of top-of-the-line mattresses with other bed-related accessories, including deluxe mattress protectors and headboards.