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Don’t Forget Milk, Bread, and Your Valentine’s Plans

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You still have time to wow your significant other this Valentine’s Day at Lake Lanier Islands with our exclusive Valentine’s Day 24 Hours of Romance Package! Our Friday night dinner at Windows booked up in a hurry, but we’ve opened up BullFrogs Bar & Grille with a very special menu designed by our Executive Chef Michael Klein. Enjoy a four-course dinner for two, with live music and dancing, and a complimentary glass of wine or Champagne.

On the menu for BullFrogs are a variety of our newest menu items!

For a starter, you can go with the Spinach Artichoke Dip, covered in cheese and served with hot tortilla chips; our Fried Calamari, always tasty; or, one of our new favorites, the Mini Chicken Waffle Bites served with strawberry butter. Yummmmm!

Next you can cleanse your palate with our Wedge Salad or Spinach Salad before moving on to your entree. Choose from one of our four most popular entrees: the Petit Filet, with Chef’s special red wine demi butter; the Atlantic Salmon with teriyaki or citrus butter; our delicious Shrimp & Grits; or the Tequila Lime Chicken; all of which are served with vegetables and your choice of a side.

For dessert, Chef Klein has a special selection for you to share with each other, but we’ll let it be a surprise for both of you!

After dinner, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodations at Legacy Lodge, including a turn down service with truffles and rose petals. What could be more romantic? You could always order up some allure by calling down for a special plate of long-stem Tuxedo Strawberries with Champagne.

Let us help you remember your amazing Valentine’s Day with a complimentary couples photograph in front of our rustic stone fireplace. Our professional photographer will be standing by, waiting to seal those memories with the flash of a light bulb.

Now, what sounds like the perfect end to a perfect romantic escape?  How about a leisurely breakfast for two at Windows Restaurant in the morning? Yeah, that sounds nice. So relax, take your time, and we’ll take care of everything.

Valentine’s 24 Hours of Romance Package: $269.00 per couple includes gratuities, does not include taxes & fees.

For reservations and information please contact our guest services staff at 770.945.8787

Plan your Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Picture it: rose petals, truffles, Champagne. You’re sitting in front of a roaring stone fireplace with the love of your life celebrating the most romantic day of the year. You’ve just finished a perfect four-course meal while listening to live music, and now you’re commemorating your experience with a professional picture, compliments of Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Your date is so overwhelmed and impressed she almost misses the long-stem tuxedo strawberries you’ve ordered special. You are the master of Valentine’s Day.

Do you have the general idea? Good. Now let’s talk details. You have some options, and if you really want to impress her, you’d better look over them and choose wisely. It’s not every man who can become a master of Valentine’s Day.

Dinner. Our chefs have prepared an incredible four-course meal for Valentine’s Day. Would you like wine or Champagne? It’s your choice. It really depends on what you would prefer to pair your selection with:

For an appetizer, choose between three amazing options. First, a mushroom, leek and goat cheese tart with cherry balsamic vincotto. Second, traditional French onion soup topped with Gruyere cheese crouton. Third, sausage- and spinach-stuffed Portabella mushroom with roasted tomato sauce. If these don’t get you salivating, you must not have tastebuds.

Now, to cleanse your palate and to add refreshment to the evening, you have two salad options. The first is a spinach and berries salad with candied walnuts, croissant croutons and an orange-raspberry vinaigrette. The second salad is made up of baby arugula with poached pears, dates, toasted almonds and Maytag blue cheese with a white balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!

Finally, we get to the entrees! You’re going to wish we served these special items every day, but our Executive Chef created these specifically for our Valentine’s Dinner, so if you want to feel the divine inspiration through your taste buds, you’d better call to reserve your spot. Here we go. You could go with the pan-seared halibut with red wine butter sauce, including baby carrots and fava bean on herbed polenta. And why wouldn’t you? We know why, because you looked at the next option: Porcini-crusted filet of Angus beef tenderloin, served with gratin potato, grilled asparagus and poached tomato. How can you choose between these two amazing options? Don’t bother. Go with this next entree instead: grilled lamb rib chops with a black cherry relish, match stick vegetables and white cheddar mashed Yukon potatoes. Lamb! Lamb, people! Do you even know the care and dedication it takes to make an incredible lamb dish?! If you think you can’t handle it, there’s still the red wine braised organic chicken with rosemary jus served over mushroom risotto with panfried green beans and carrots. Not that the chicken isn’t going to be superb – it is. It’s just not lamb. Finally, if your date is perhaps a vegetarian, we have you covered. Have her try the sesame-crusted tofu with grilled marinated baby Bok Choy, with bamboo rice and crisp vegetables. You would not believe what our chefs can accomplish with tofu.

And so we end on dessert. You’ll get to taste some of our chef’s personal creations at the end of your evening.

Take your time and relax a while before strolling over to our rustic stone fireplace for your complimentary picture. Set in a cozy nook in our lobby, the stone fireplace is one of our most popular settings for photos. Set your phone down and forget about Instagram for a minute – we’re providing a professional photographer just for you! That’s going to be something she can send home to her friends and family when she brags about how amazing her Valentine’s Day was this year.

You don’t have to book an overnight stay if all you’re looking for is a nice romantic dinner, but, if you do want an overnight stay, we’re running some fabulous special offers right now for this special day. Look for rose petals and truffles as you enter your room, and should you wish to enhance the romance, you can add long-stem tuxedo strawberries for that extra wow factor.

Breakfast will be ready when you are, until 11am the next morning, at Windows Restaurant. After such a wonderful evening, you may want to relax with a couples massage at Tranquility the Spa, or take some time and stroll the grounds along our miles of walkway.

Now is the time to begin your planning if you want to win her over this year. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with us Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th!

Reservations are strongly encouraged for Valentine’s Day dinner.

Dinner from 6 – 9 pm at Windows Restaurant

PRICING:

Dinner Only: $145 per couple

Includes a complimentary glass of wine or Champagne with dinner, featuring an elegant menu from our culinary team, and a couple’s picture from a professional photographer to remember your evening by.

Call today to make your reservations: 770.945.8787

Room Package: $379 per couple All inclusive

Includes a complimentary glass of wine or Champagne with dinner, featuring an elegant menu from our culinary team, and a couple’s picture from a professional photographer to remember your evening by, turn down of truffles and rose petals, and breakfast in Windows the next morning (6:30 – 11 am).

Add even more romance to your night with our Long stem Tuxedo Strawberries and Champagne for an additional cost.

Book your Room Package by clicking HERE.

Call today to make your reservations: 770.945.8787

New Years Eve Gala at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

How are you ringing in the New Year?? We’re celebrating it in a grand old fashion here at Lake Lanier, and we want you to come celebrate with us!! This New Year’s Eve, experience luxurious overnight accommodations, and enjoy free admission to Magical Nights of Lights, a fantastical reception, a delightful four-course dinner (how Gatsbian!), a slammin’ party with a live band playing your favorite 70s & 80s dance hits, a high-class Champagne toast and breakfast on New Year’s Day until 1pm! Is there any reason not to come and carouse at our Grand Ballroom when the Peach drops? We submit that there is not.

Check out some of the details below:

Band Info:

Carl Testa will open the evening with music while you dine.

Headliner: FORTE will crank up the evening with your favorite 70′s and 80′s dance hits.

BullFrogs will also have DJ Steve Powers on New Year’s Eve.

Plated Dinner Menu:

***1st Course***
You’ll be grabbing the nearest spoon when the crab and brie bisque hits the table. On a cold winter night, nothing will warm you up both literally and figuratively more than this tasty appetizer.

***2nd Course***
Salad, of course, for the second course! But this isn’t a fast food joint, and even our salads are classy. Grab a fork and lay into arugula and baby oak leaf with shaved fennel, roasted apples and balsamic-bleu cheese vinaigrette. You won’t be sorry.

***Intermezzo***
You’ll need to cleanse your palette after the sweet taste of crab and arugula, and there’s nothing tastier than our blood orange sorbet with Grand Marnier-infused berries! We’re licking our lips just thinking about it!

***3rd Course***
For your main dish, our chefs have prepared a pan-seared filet of Angus beef paired with stuffed Legacy lobster tailPinot Noir glace and béarnaise, with a petite vegetable mélange and truffled gratin potato. If you can even move after this dish, you’ll be excited to see what we have lined up for dessert!

***4th Course***
We were being pretty serious about the “being able to move” bit, so we kept dessert light and refreshing. Try our friandise served “family style,” including miniature  French pastries, truffles, macaroons and dipped berries. Somehow we’re able to get these out of the kitchen and to our guests without eating them. It’s a true Christmas miracle if you ask us, because that’s how tasty everything is!

If you’d like to look into booking the best New Year’s Eve Party you’ll ever go to, click here! Do it. You know you want to.

If you have any questions about the evening, please call (770) 945-8787.

Lake Lanier Islands and the Canopy Tours Haunted Zip Line Tour

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Atlanta is typically a pretty cool place to be for Halloween. You’ve got your Six Flags Fright Fest and its Creature Crew, you’ve got your Netherworld and its insane combination of special effects and make-up, you’ve got your cemetery tours at Oakland and  McDonough, ghost tours throughout Atlanta (all those Confederate soldiers had to do something productive with their afterlife…) and at the Fox Theatre, not to mention all the events and parties at every major Atlanta venue including the Atlanta Zoo, Fernbank, the Georgia Aquarium, and even the Atlanta Botanical Gardens! You literally will run out of costume ideas before you will run out of awesome Halloween-themed things to do in Atlanta this year.

But without a doubt, Lake Lanier will be offering a one-of-a-kind event that you simply can’t get anywhere in Atlanta. No rooftop bars, no monster mashes, no roller coaster parks can even come close.

This October, prepare to experience the thrill of zooming through the air with monsters all around!

Check out the dates below:

October 11th and 12th
October 18th and 19th
October 25th – Nov 2nd.

The first tour will launch at 7:30 each night. We will have 4-6 launch times each night. Reservations are required. Price is $80/person.

We encourage you to check out Living Social for an amazing deal:

  • $47 ($95 Value) for a Package for One
  • Ride Seven Exhilarating Zip Lines & Cross Two Sky Bridges
  • Commemorative T-Shirt.

Located in Buford, this action-packed park boasts a network of zip lines nestled in the treetops. Put your courage to the test on the aerial courses, including two zip lines that take you soaring over the lake. Guides will lead the way as you traverse seven zip lines and two sky bridges during this adrenaline-pumping two-hour challenge. A complementary T-shirt commemorates your quintessential Halloween experience — which will have you and your fellow thrill seekers howling under the moon.

Turns out you don’t need a broomstick to soar through the skies this October — just hold on tight to this deal from Lake Lanier Canopy Tours for admission to a haunted canopy/zipline tour.

Legacy Weddings “Eat, Drink, and Be Married” Scavenger Hunt

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Here at the Lake Lanier Islands Blog, we like to talk about everything that’s happening on the Islands. Legacy Weddings has so much going on all the time, that it has its own blog! But this event is so exciting that it spilled over here and we can’t wait to share it with you! Are you ready? You’d better sit down. On October 7th, Legacy Weddings is hosting an online scavenger hunt!! You’d better stay seated because it’s really the Grand Prize that’s the big news. Legacy Weddings is giving away an engagement photo session, a couples massage, AND dinner for two! Now, that’s quite the package!!

If you’ve been following the lead-up to the scavenger hunt, you’ll know that we’re already given away a trail ride for two on the Legacy Weddings Facebook page, and two tickets to our extremely popular wine cruise on Twitter! This week (the last week before pre-registration begins for the hunt), we’re going to give away a zip-line tour for two on our Pinterest Page!

All you couples out there who are feeling lucky should follow these simple steps for your chance to win a zip-line tour for two!

Step 1: Head over to http://www.pinterest.com/lliweddings/contests-and-giveaways/ and FOLLOW THAT BOARD!

Step 2: Re-pin the pin that says “Pin It To Win It!” and make sure you include the #LegacyWeddings hashtag!

Step 3: Sit back and count down the days until Friday, when we’ll announce the winner!

It really is that easy! So what are you waiting for?? Get to pinning!

Horseback Riding at Lake Lanier Islands 9th Annual Fall Horse Camp

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Good news for all you horse fanatics out there: if you missed our annual Summer Horse Camp, you’re in luck! Lake Lanier is very pleased to be hosting our 9th Annual Fall Horse Camp from Monday, November 25th to Wednesday, November 27th. Send your kids to one of the premier horse camps in the Southeast , and they’ll learn all about riding and horse care, all while having a blast and making lifelong friends!

Tuition for all three days of camp comes to $240, OR you can pay a per-day rate of $85. Each day comes jam-packed with horse-centric activities, including plenty of ride time, arts and crafts, educational fun time, and even learning to drive the horse-drawn carriage! In addition, campers can choose to participate in optional daily activities like ziplining ($35) and Masterpiece Mixers ($25).

Campers will start out each day with 2 hours of Ride Time before breaking for lunch. After lunch, they’ll spend an hour learning all about horses and having fun with arts and crafts. To finish out the day, campers will get to spend an hour and half riding some more, and learning to drive our beautiful horse-drawn carriage. Parents can expect to pick their kids up from the Equestrian Center no later than 3:15pm.

Email bpedaggi@lakelanierislands.com or call 678-318-7886 to sign up today! Don’t forget to bring your lunch and water bottle, sunscreen, bugspray, and proper riding attire!

Surveys Winners

Monday, August 12th, 2013

First off, the Great End-Of-Summer Survey contest is over, and it’s time to announce the winner!!

For the last several weeks, we’ve been passing out survey cards to guests for a chance to win a 3-night stay at Legacy Lodge! It was simple, really: all we wanted to know was which other hotels our guests were considering, and why they chose us!

One name and email address later, and you were entered for a chance to win! So we’ve just ended the contest, and selected a winner, and we are VERY EXCITED to announce our lucky card-filler-outer… winner.

It’s SHELBY A.!!! Hurray!! Shelby let us know that she didn’t even consider going anywhere else because she was here to have fun with her 6-year-old daughter at LanierWorld! Well, now Shelby gets to enjoy 3 more days of quality mother-daughter time at Legacy Lodge for FREE!! Way to go!!

Secondly, we are also ready to announce our JULY WINNER for our online Unifocus Survey!!

Leah A., who stayed with us in early July, we can’t wait to send you to a relaxing, enjoyable 2-Night Stay in our Legacy Villas Private Concierge Program!! Whoa!! Lucky Leah, 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). Thank you for filling out our online survey!

Islands “Give Back Thursdays” Are Back!!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Hey everyone! We’re coming up on our last couple of weeks of LanierWorld weekly fun, and we wanted to finish off the summer with enthusiasm! That’s why we’re very pleased and excited to announce the comeback of “Give Back Thursdays” for August 1st and 8th. You guys did such an amazing job of bringing in canned foods and donations in June (635 cans in just a couple hours!!) that we can’t wait to see what you’ll do for GoodWill in August!!

Those were just a FRACTION of the cans y’all brought in last time, and the Harvest House was extremely grateful to all you do-gooders. And so were we! It was a great month for a great cause! But now we’re ready for the next operation!

All you need to do is bring in a bag of your gently used clothes, and you’ll receive HALF OFF your All Attractions Daily Access Pass!! What was $35 for an adult or child over 42″ would only be $17.50 with a bag of your old clothes that you don’t wear anyway!

Summer is nearing its end and we’re teaming up with Goodwill of North Georgia for this series of “Give Back Thursdays.”  Once again, bring a bag of donations to Lanier World on Thursday, August 1st or 8th (This Thursday and the next Thursday) and in addition to helping put people to work in your community, you’ll receive half off admission to Lanier World.  A bag of your gently used items for half off a day of summer fun at Lanier World. That sounds like a deal to us!!

So bring your denim jackets, your sequin purses, your golf tournament tshirts, and your socks that you got for Christmas from Grandma and never wore because you’re an 18-year old guy and snowflakes and penguins just aren’t your style! Put it all in a bag – stuff it full – and bring on down to the water park for a full day at half-price!

God bless you all, you citizens of great charity! We love you to pieces!

The 20 Days of Giveaways

Monday, July 8th, 2013

You guys, 21 days ago our Facebook page hit 20,000 likes!! We got so excited we decided to give away prizes for 20 days in a row! All total, we gave out 20 tickets to LanierWorld, a Beach Access season pass, a $20 Gianni’s/Sunset Cove Cafe giftcard, Sister Hazel concert tickets, Georgia Satellites concert tickets, a round of Golf for 2, a dockslip for a Full Moon Party, an Islands Club Membership, a Sunshine Club Membership, a Family Four Pack to LanierWorld, and for our grand finale, we gave out a Family FunTastic Package, which included 4 tickets to LanierWorld!

Here were the contests and winners for each of our 20 days!

Sarah Littlepage LaRocca was the first to correctly guess our number: 1,983!

Alicia Cook was the first person to post a picture including exactly 20 pairs of flip-flops!

We held a bonus competition on the second day, for a chance to do a meet and greet with Sister Hazel!

And Gloria Gomez won with her creative take on it!

Bernadine Grider Martin won our first contest of Day 3, buy giving us her top 20 reasons she was excited about summer! Spoiler alert – She was excited about her grandkids visiting from Oklahoma:
1.Grandkids are visiting from Oklahoma
2. Our children are visiting from Oklahoma.
3. Spending time with family.
4. Beach
5. Grandchildren
6. Summer
7. Grandchildren
8. Beautiful Georgia summer evenings.
9. Grandchildren
10. Lake Lanier
11. Grandchildren
11. Fireworks.
12. Grandchildren.
13. Flip flops
14. Grandchildren.
15. Lake
16. Grandchildren
17. Fresh vegetables and fruit
18. Grandchildren.
19. Lemonade
20. And……our family coming from Oklahoma to Georgia for vacation!!!!!

Shawn Holbrook won two tickets to Sister Hazel at Peachtree Pointe Amphitheater, AND two tickets to meet and greet the band! When we reached 75 “shares” we picked a winner at random!

Our first contest of Day 4 asked contestants to send in the first picture of 20 pool toys!

Which Kimberly Reamer won in no time!

For the second contest of the 4th day, we asked our fans to send in snapshots of their funniest faces, and we picked our favorite to win 2 tickets to LanierWorld!

Drew Leeuwenburg had us falling out of our chairs we were laughing so hard!

Keeping with the “20″ theme, next we asked you to send in pictures of yourself from 20 years ago – can you believe that was only 1993??

Heather Merritt Chapman won the prize with this picture! The floral print, the short tie, the white jacket, so 90s!

Granted, this says Day 5, but we meant Day 6, and our followers didn’t seem to mind…

In fact, Kenna Lemon was so focused on drawing this amazing dream sand castle that she didn’t notice at all!

Brittney Freeman Bowen won our first Zooma! contest by being the first to correctly guess all five images!

Day 8 was a photo caption contest, which Kathy Connor won with this cute quote! These are Lake Lanier’s newest Canadian Geese, by the way, and so cute! They’re at that awkward teenager stage…

Danielle Chiu Liu really knew her stuff when we asked what the 4 islands that make up Lake Lanier Islands are called! They are Pine, Blue Ridge, Legacy, and Georgia!

Day 10 was one for the dogs. We asked you to dress your pooch up in a swimsuit and post the picture to our wall!

There were a ton of hilarious pooches, but Shelly Jordan’s Scruffy here won the day. He just looks like a lake dog, doesn’t he?

We gave away 2 shots in our Hole-In-One Challenge on Day 10 – one for posting a picture of yourself on the Legacy on Lanier Golf course, and one for knowing that after Sam Snead, Tiger Woods has the most PGA tour wins!

On Day 11, we asked you to tell us what LanierWorld is greater than, and Nicole Vaughn Grisaffe said “LanierWorld is greater than a water balloon fight with all your friends on a hot hot summer day!” And we were inclined to agree!

Michelle Leigh Cagle won a round of golf for 2 by finding our secret hidden code somewhere on our website! The code was LXJ4R7H1P982XFDL0!

Day 13 was another photo caption contest! Connie Wishon Johnson won with a “Go big or go home!”

On Day 14, we asked you to find Bucky in the crowd at the Peachtree Road Race and tell us what number he was wearing!

See if you can spot him, Tiffany Roddy did!

Day 15 was fun, we set up a jumble and puzzle for you, and Stephanie Crowder Weber solved it first!

We held a race between Bucky the Beaver and the Chick-fil-A cow on the 16th day! We asked you to like the post to vote for the cow, and to comment on the post to vote for Bucky. It was a sad day here at the Lake when the home team lost, but Gail Castleberry went home happy as part of the winning team!

Day 17 fell on Independence Day, and we asked you to show your patriotic pride on our wall!

Andrea Nalley posted the most patriotic person we’ve ever seen, and came away with one of our big prizes: an Island Club pass!!

On Day 18, we hosted Lake Lanier Idol and asked you to submit performances of your favorite summer songs!

day18_annacrumbliss

Anna Crumbliss submitted this adorable video of her nephew shakin’ it to ZZ Top’s “Gimme All Your Lovin’”

We held another Zooma! on Day 19, and this time, Alley Lee Tiller took home a LanierWorld family four pack by correctly guessing the pictures! Fireworks, a cow’s nose, a bird’s nest, a pirate flag, and an ice cream snack!

Finally, for our grand finale, we asked you if you were ready for vacation! We wanted to see your cars packed to the roof with suitcases, towels, beach totes, pool noodles, inner tubes, and more!!

Susanne Ward won the grand prize of a Family Funtastic Package, which includes an overnight stay at Legacy Lodge, and 4 tickets to LanierWorld!

We had a great time these past 20 days, and we are so very grateful to all of our amazing facebook followers for participating in this extremely fun event!!

 

 

FLASH FLOOD OF AWESOMESAUCE ALERT!!

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

WOWZA everybody, have we got some amazing news to share with you!!

We know everyone was pretty bummed to hear that our fireworks show was rescheduled for this Saturday, the 6th of July, and we feel just as sad as you! So we’re going to make up for that it by offering a HUGE deal to you loyal, patriotic Americans who know that the number one best thing to do on the 4th of July is hang out all day by the lake, relaxing on the beach, riding some radical water slides, and listening to some sweet, sweet jams.

Here it is, are you ready??

For the 4th of July only, EVERY SINGLE LANIERWORLD GUEST will get an ALL DAY, ALL ACCESS PASS for only $10!! WHAAAAT??? $10 for access to water slides, the beach, mini golf, the Boardwalk, EVERYTHING!!

Whew… Oh what’s that? There’s MORE?!? No way!!

IN ADDITION to that INCREDIBLE offer, we are ALSO giving out raffle tickets to those lucky ducks who swim through the gates between 10am and 2pm. What’s this raffle for, you ask? ONE. THOUSAND. DOLLARS.

You don’t have to clean your screen off, it really does say that we are literally handing out $1,000 STRAIGHT UP to one of you lucky raffle ticket holders! The drawing will be held at 6PM sharp at the BIG BEACH STAGE, and you MUST BE PRESENT to win!

Recap, $10/person ALL day, ALL access. AND if you come in before 2PM, you’ll get a raffle ticket for a $1,000 giveaway! Can you even believe it?!?

Tell your friends, tell your wife, tell everybody because we are alerting you to a straight up FLASH FLOOD of AWESOMESAUCE!!

No rainchecks, though. We’re pretty sure you know it’s going to rain.