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All Ashore and More!

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

We have begun distributing these awesome weekly informational flyers for what’s happening all over Lake Lanier Islands Resort for our guests and visitors! You can find out where the Seafood Buffet will be on Friday, who’s playing at Big Beach on Saturday, and when the party starts at Sunset Cove and plan your vacation according to what you want to see and do! In addition to all of our weekly events like Flip Flop Fridays, you’ll have times and information for special events like the Fun Time Players and Big Beach Parties. And those are just at LanierWorld! Fun Ashore & More also gives you the times for when our boat rentals begin at Harbor Landing, the hours of operation for Tranquility on the Water, when Kayaks and Paddleboards are available for rental, and the hours for our Lake Lanier Canopy Tours. For pure information, this weekend guide simply can’t be beat.

Without further ado, we are pleased and excited to announce: “Fun Ashore & More: Weekend Guide to What’s Happening Around LanierWorld!”

 

Go To Fun Special!

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

 

Hey Lanier lovers! We have got some amazing news!! From June 30-July 3 we are offering the most special of specials just for you – because we love you to pieces! It’s true, if we loved you anymore, we would love you to dust motes, and that’s just not as much fun in the expression world. Are you ready for it? Here it is:

Introducing, the new, the fantastic, the stupendous: The Go To Fun Special!!

From June 30-July 3, we’re offering a room rate of $149/night, INCLUDING 4 tickets to LanierWorld!! AND, because we love you all so much, we are EXTENDING our original dates to include special weekends!! Now, June 27-29 and July 6-7, we’re offering THE SAME DEAL for a weekend rate of only $189/night. Do you have to work on the 4th of July? Surprise your kids with a weekend stay-cation for only $189/night INCLUDING 4 tickets to LanierWorld!!

Did you really just read that?!? Yes, you did!!

This is the kind of deal you do NOT want to pass up!! Seriously. If you pass this deal up, you are just flushing money and fun down the toilet. And that’s a felony, or at least a misdemeanor.

Just use this rate code to claim this AMAZING offer: GOTOFUN. It’s literally that easy.

OR call reservations at (770) 945-8787 and mention the GOTOFUN package. Book yours today!

It’s Time For Our Father’s Day Brunch!

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Fathers, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

  1. You changed our diapers. That’s a biggie.
  2. You taught us how to say “Dada,” and then immediately started working on “Peek-a-Boo.”
  3. You picked us up when we skinned our knees, and helped us know that everything would be ok.
  4. You held our hand when we were too scared to step onto our first escalator.
  5. You helped us catch our first lightning bug, giving us our first glimpse of the wonders of the universe.
  6. You taught us how to ride our bike without training wheels. It was terrifying, and we were pretty sure the bike was trying to kill us, but your steady presence reassured us, and eventually we mastered it.
  7. You took us to our first baseball game, and caught us our first foul ball, instilling in us a never-dying, all-consuming love of the Atlanta Braves.
  8. You took us on fishing trips, and graciously baited the hook with the icky worm for us.
  9. When we were learning to swim, you stood in the deep end and encouraged us to jump into your waiting arms. We were certain our floaties and duck intertube would let us down, but we never doubted your strong hands as they reached up to meet us as we hurdled through the air.
  10. You patiently listened to us as we explained all the wonderful qualities of our first crush, and then sincerely offered to “visit” that crush when they made us cry.
  11. You attended all our little league football games and raced down the sideline as we careened down the field on our highlight-reel touchdown run.
  12. You helped us figure out those ridiculous math problems that began with “John has 28 bananas…” as if a person would ever walk around with 28 bananas.
  13. When we invited all our friends over to get ready for senior prom, you anxiously waited downstairs with the camera. And when our date showed up, nervous and sweaty-palmed, you tried not to look too intimidating as you told him you expected us home by curfew.
  14. On our graduation day, you told us you had cut some onions earlier that day, and that you couldn’t be more proud of us.
  15. On our wedding day, you smiled and told us how pretty we looked, and then you kissed us on the cheek and asked if we were ready.
  16. When we proudly pointed out our newborn son in the nursery, and you assured us he would grow up to be a great man like his father.
  17. When our toddlers were driving us insane, you offered to take them for the weekend. And even though we knew you’d feed them Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs, we were grateful to have a couple nights to ourselves.
  18. When our daughter discovered nail polish, you chatted about unicorns and fairies as she gave you the worst manicure you’ve ever seen. Bright neon pink with glitter really isn’t really your color, but we admire you for beaming at her amazing nail-painting skills.
  19. When it became difficult for you to run around with our kids, we enjoyed sitting on the rockers on the front porch with you, eating a grapefruit and sipping coffee, reminiscing about our own childhood.
  20. Mostly we love you because you helped make us who we are today.
So here’s to you, dad! Happy Father’s Day!!
In honor of Father’s Day, Lake Lanier is hosting a Father’s Day Brunch at Windows Restaurant at Legacy Lodge.

Please see our menu below:

From the Cold Bar:

Alder wood Smoked Salmon with Roasted Tomato Aioli and Artichoke Remoulade

Peel and Eat Shrimp with Gazpacho Cocktail Sauce

 

Texas Slaw with Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Roasted Potato Salad

 

Baby Gem Wedge Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese and Marinated Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes

Arcadia Lettuces with Julienne Vegetables

 

Omelets and Eggs Made to order with your choice of

Cheese, Onions, Peppers, Spinach, Shrimp. Artichokes, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Ham and Bacon

 

Fresh Blueberry Pancakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

 

From the Grill:

Sliced Tri Tip Steak Santa Maria Style

Barbecued St Louis Style Ribs

 

From the Kitchen:

Fried Chicken with Herbal Honey Drizzle

Green Beans with Vidalia Onions and Pecans

Corn on the Cobb with Chili and Manchego

Bakery rolls, Muffins and Butter

Cake, Pies, Cookies and build your own Shortcake station

 

For reservations, please call (770) 945-8787 & ask for Guest Services
**Changes may be made without prior notification**

Gettin’ Down and Dirty at Lake Lanier Islands

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Heats began at 8am. Look at those ladies, all fresh and clean…

Before we get to our main event, there are so many new events and activities to talk about here at Lake Lanier Islands! Here’s a quick rundown of a few of them, we’ll be covering a few more each week as this blog takes you into the summer season:

Wake the Lake Cable Park: Powered by a cable system designed to simulate a rider pulled behind a boat, Wake the Lake offers riders all the fun of wakeboarding without the trouble of finding a boat to tow them. WTL is a low energy, zero emissions business, which lowers the cost and environmental impact while making the sport of wakeboarding more affordable and accessible. You’ll never be turned away because of your skill level, because our purpose is to create an environment where beginners can learn and expand on their skills alongside amateurs and pro’s who are also honing their skills and tricks. For ticket rates and hours, check www.wakethelakecablepark.com, email ContactUs@NewWaveCablePark.com, or call (678) 409-9053.

Bucky’s Game Station: The ultimate hangout for gamers, Bucky’s Game Station is located in LanierWorld near WildWaves. Come play Xbox and Playstation games on our flatscreen tvs, or plug into our old-school arcade console and revisit classics like Street Fighter 2 and Galaga. Your StarShip awaits you, commander

Boardwalk: We’ll be walkin’ along the Boardwalk this summer with all new games and all new prizes. Grab a smoothie at Paradise Fruit & Smoothies, then scope out the lake from the Ferris wheel. If the Georgia heat starts to get to you, stroll on over to the Scoop Shack for a delicious ice cream cone, and when the sun starts to sink, you’re ready to relax at Sunset Cantina!

For a full list and more details about all the new things here at Lake Lanier Islands, please visit www.lakelanierislands.com, or call (770) 945-8787.

WEEKEND UPDATE:

This weekend we hosted two fantastic events! Saturday’s Dirty Girl Mud Run was a huge success, with over 4,500 runners on the course Saturday and Sunday! The heats began at 8am, as runners from California to Florida arrived throughout the day. The Titsburg Feelers, Super Hot Mamas, and even our own Lake Lanier Islands staff were represented, and competed in the Dirty Girl. The 3.1-mile course wound its way around and through the old golf course, beginning at the Beachview parking lot, over, under, and through ropes, mud-pits, and dirt-crawls, and ending with a huge splash at Big Beach. Runners had to navigate through thirteen obstacles, including traditional toughies “Barn Burner,” the “Wall,” and “Get a Grip;” muddy favorites “Utopian Tubes,” “PMS (Pretty Muddy Stuff),” and “H2OMG;” and difficult dirt traps “Down and Dirty,” “Runaway Bride,” and “Dirty Dancing.” Many of the participants had such a great time they asked if there would be a repeat of the Dirty Girl Mud Run at Lake Lanier. Well, ladies, here is your answer: Probably (If that seems a little vague, it’s because we’re still evaluating the results of the run – it just happened yesterday after all!). In the mean time, www.godirtygirl.com offers plenty of opportunity to compete at other events around the country.

Some of our own Lake Lanier Islands staff took up the Dirty Girl challenge!

 

Dirty Girl staffers kept the obstacles as muddy as possible!

These ladies were obviously not tired at all after the run!

 

The Wall. The Beast. The Nothing Can Stop Me.

Hold your breath!

 

These ladies from the Super Hot Mamas had a muddy time!

Some of our own Lake Lanier Islands staff took up the Dirty Girl challenge!

 

The Super Hot Mamas!

Along the way, runners got a great view of Lake Lanier, and the breezes coming off the water helped cool them down.

 

Exhausted competitors had to scale this rope wall and descend on the other side!

Great job, ladies!

Getting Down and Dirty in the mud!

 

The obstacles were obviously many participants’ favorite part, as evidenced by the grinning mud queens traipsing back through the parking lot, giving out high-fives and recounting tales of glory in the Utopian Tubes and courage on the Barn Burner.

All in all, it was a fantastic day for it, and we were very pleased with the turnout.

On Sunday, the Island Princess, our 85-foot houseboat took a group of intrepid wine connoisseurs to explore the wines of several regions of Spain, including the little known region of Penedes. With the weather warming up, it wasn’t too difficult to imagine Lake Lanier as a distant cousin to the serene Lake of Banyoles. Deep blue waters and gentle breezes conjured the beautiful coastline of Catalonia, and our explorers enjoyed an exquisite menu while listening to the tales of importers Brian Greenberg and Scott Adams.

The wine selection was superb, and featured four wines from the Penedes region:

Joan Sarda, a Xarel-lo/Chardonnay blend

Vina Sarda Tinto, a Tempranillo/Merlot blend

Cap de Creus, a Grenache/Cabernet blend

Torre del Veguer Ecletic, a Cabernet/Petit Sirah/Merlot blend

One selection from Rias Biaxis:

Palacio de Fefinanes, an Albarino

And one from Calatayud:

Tres Ojos, an Old Vines Garnacha

 

These were paired marvelously with a tapas display, including Spanish cheeses, fruits, sliced cured meats, and marinated vegetables; a sweets display, featuring macaroons, pralines, and truffles; squid ceviche, chorizo stuffed peppers, marinated artichoke and Serrano ham, smoked prawn fritters with lemon Aioli, braised short rib and Manchego empanadas, Marrakesh lamb skewers with mint, honeyed yoghurt, and finishing with Catalan cream with Brandy and Hazelnuts.

Right now you’re wondering when the next incredible excursion will be. Our next wine cruise sets sail on May 19th, and you can view our full 2013 wine cruise series schedule here. To make reservations, call (770) 945-8787.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Do you want to howl at the full moon while partying with your friends at Sunset Cove? Then come on over on Friday, April 26 for our first Full Moon Party of the summer season! Starting at 7:00pm, you can dance the night away with DJ Brian Grooms hosting under the moon, play beach games, or get painted with the glow-in-the-dark body paint!  And as always, we have our signature fireworks to complete the night.  Full Moons will never be the same…

 

Do you love music? The beach? Consider yourself a beer master? Then you’re in luck, my friend, because a truly fantastic event is right around the corner! On April 27, at noon for VIPs and 1:00pm for general admission, Sunset Cove will be hosting DJ Gary Brannon as he hosts some great live music for our second annual Music, Beach, and Brew Fest! This is an event you don’t want to miss! For more information, check out the Music, Beach, and Brew Fest Facebook page.

2012 Service & Manager Heroes

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Each year, we recognize those on our staff that go above and beyond the call of duty here at the Resort. Congratulations to Charlene Lively & Angela Hutchinson 

Charlene Lively

Through the years, Charlene has demonstrated her command of the telephone system. She recognizes most callers on the first few syllables and is the quickest draw on the switchboard. Charlene takes her job very seriously, which sows in her performance. She makes the switchboard look easy, although most of us know it can be quite intimidating.

Angela Hutchinson

Nose to the ground, Angela always has a smile not only on her lips, but in her eyes. It is evident that Angela truly enjoys what she does and her attention to detail is second to none. Her compassionate and caring nature makes her an ideal leader. She carries with her a passion, which guiders her on a daily basis and is noticed by the guests as she consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that their stay on the lake is the best it could possibly be.

Our December Survey Winner: Toyuko Boyd

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Our new program here at the Resort for rewarding our guests started recently and to say “Thank You” for providing feedback about their stay, we’re rewarding each winner with:

2-Night Stay in our Legacy Villas Private Concierge Program


This offer is all inclusive except for incidentals
This offer includes your room, tax, gate & resort fee, breakfast each day, one dinner* & one activity per person (Tranquility Spa, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, The Stables Equestrian Center OR Harbor Landing).

*Alcohol not included.

 

Our winner:

December: Toyuko Boyd

Congratulations are in order…

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Our new program here at the Resort for rewarding our guests started recently and to say “Thank You” for providing feedback about their stay, we’re rewarding each winner with:

2-Night Stay in our Legacy Villas Private Concierge Program


This offer is all inclusive except for incidentals
This offer includes your room, tax, gate & resort fee, breakfast each day, one dinner* & one activity per person (Tranquility Spa, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, The Stables Equestrian Center OR Harbor Landing).

*Alcohol not included.

 

Our winners:

October: Lisa Lemoine
November: Brent Payne

Wedding Showcase News

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Pictured from Left (Katia Fulks, Team leader Celita Davis-Fritch & Michelle Bryan) in our newly renovated Grand Ballroom.

Score one for the Lake Lanier Islands’ wedding team! With sincere consideration given to all of the reviews and comments that were shared from our last event in the spring, the girls from Something Blue pulled off a phenomenal fall season Wedding’s Showcase last weekend, with over a 180 “brides to be” in attendance and 30 vendors displaying their collective works. Team leader Celita Davis-Fritch, along with design elements from Blair Simpson and team, presented a series of vignettes strategically laid out to highlight various creations and state of the art wedding accoutrements designed to enhance any bride’s magical moment.

Upon arrival, guests were greeted by an delectable assortment of Stationed and Butler-passed Hors D’Ouevres from our new weddings menu selections. Featured items included Mini Crab BLTs, Asparagus in Puffed Pastry with Asiago Cheese, Malibu Coconut Shrimp and Chicken Tandori Satays. Our Culinary team continued to wow the attendees with a series of food stations uniquely created to offer strolling reception fare for wedding receptions. Executive Chef Michael Klein was on hand, working the room and discussing the intricacies of transforming food elements into special events. Interactive fare that captures lasting impressions while adding an air of convivality for hungry wedding guests. With several cutting edge creations on hand the big winner by far was, as always, comfort food:

Mac n’ Cheese Three Ways

Sharp Cheddar, Chorizo and Roasted Vidalia Onion

Asiago-Parmesan Cheeses with Pinot Grigio, Snow Crab, and Roasted Red Pepper Crumble

Smoked Gouda, Chevre, Julienne Vegetable, Mushrooms and Spinach

Additional Toppings:

Bacon, Shaved Parmesan, Sun Dried Tomato, Micro Basil, Scallions, and Roasted Garlic

 

Great job to the creative team and a heart felt thanks to all who participated. For more details, menu options and photos please visit our weddings website at http://www.lakelanierweddings.com.

Fall 2012 Athletic Events & Races

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Come out and enjoy the best weather among the best surroundings here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

It’s no wonder why there are so many more races in the South during the late Summer, Fall, and early winter months. It’s simply THE BEST time of year to not only be outside, but be active as well.

It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold. It’s just right for a little outdoor athleticism! We’ve compiled a list of our upcoming races being held here at Lake Lanier Islands and we hope that you’ll come out and enjoy not only the weather, but the chance to support physical fitness and wellness. In fact, we believe wellness should always be a top priority, which is why we constantly work to provide wellness programs for our corporate travelers staying at Legacy Lodge, as well as an extensive selection of both hiking and walking trails encompassing every one of our Islands. See the list of all our trails and download a map.

Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon | September 30th, 2012

Hosted here at the beautiful Fall grounds of Lake Lanier Islands Resort, the Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon not only pushes you to your limits as an athlete, but also takes you on an amazing voyage across our charming Resort.

Swim across the waters of Sunset Cove where water temperature should be in the 70’s. Bike through a looped course that is very fast with only one small hill on the course. Run across flat terrain with lots of shade during the entire course. Experience the Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon at one of the most scenic courses in the South. Read More

Lanier Under the Lights 5K | November 11th, 2012

This 5K run/walk winds through 3.1 miles of towering Christmas light displays as part of Lake Lanier Islands Resort’s Magical Nights of Lights.

THIS RACE BENEFITS:
Marine Corps, Toys for TotsBring an unwrapped toy or a check valued at $10.00 or more for entry into a raffle with several great prizes. Hamilton Mill Christian Church’s, Secret Santa MissionHelps to fund local community outreach missions. Read More

 

Self-Guided Fall Foliage Pontoon Tour

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Lake Lanier Islands were once mountaintops in the southern-most foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This fact makes it the best place in Georgia to view the fall foliage. With over 38,000 acres of open water and miles of coastline marked by the beautiful colors of Fall to explore, the Self-Guided Fall Foliage Pontoon Tour streamlines your Lake Lanier adventure by booking your room, boat and breakfast reservations in one fell swoop. Starting at $259/nt*, the package includes overnight accommodations at Legacy Lodge, breakfast for four at the hotel’s Windows Restaurant, and a 4-hour pontoon boat rental from Harbor Landing to cruise the lake and admire the fall foliage.

*Does not include tax or resort charge. Rates are based on room availability and boat availability and are not valid with any other offer. Does not include gas for boat rental.

Book this Special!