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Full Moon Party THIS SATURDAY!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

This Saturday, be prepared to experience the best summer kick-off party you have ever seen! Lake Lanier Islands’ Full Moon Parties were awesome last year, but this year we’re ramping them up to EPIC. Sunset Cove overlooks a beautiful stretch of beach, and this Saturday you’ll get to feast like Hawaiian kings as our chefs grill chicken, beef tenderloin, and Cajun jumbo shrimp kabobs right on the beach! Enjoy the rhythm of the steel drum band from 5-7pm before heading up to our totally decked out main volleyball court for Haywire’s live show on the Sunset Stage!

Since we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this Saturday, take a stroll around Sunset Cove and carouse like the Irish with stilt walkers, jugglers, our new Calypso girls, balloon artists, and of course, Jimmy Pyro will be making an explosive return with his incendiary fire-breathing stunts and tricks! How will you get your Irish on? How about with $10 Green Beer specials and $4 Guinness! And don’t just relax on the beach, pick up a cup of Bacardi Rum Punch at one of our bars – Sunset Cove, Tiki Hut, Dog & Draft, as well as special Full Moon Party bars along the beach! Then, as the full moon arcs into the cloudless sky (THAT’S RIGHT! ZERO PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN!!) and the party is winding to a close, find a comfortable spot and gaze out across the Lake as we bring you a breath-taking, dazzling fireworks show!

Come out to an exclusive party this Saturday and every full moon as we celebrate with the coolest people around – YOU GUYS!! Pick up your glow-in-the-dark wristband for credentials at the gate when you pay your $15 cover charge, and then head on into the Cove where an amazing, unforgettable night waits just for you!

Want to skip the cover charge? Have a look at our exclusive Clubs with tons of great benefits! Sign up for the Sunshine or Nautical Clubs and you PLUS a guest will get FREE ACCESS to ALL our Full Moon Parties, ALL season long! That’s an $80 value! OR, go for a LanierWorld Season Pass for admission for one (in addition to access to all that LanierWorld has to offer), or a LanierWorld Season Beach Pass for the same deal!

Check out our entertainment schedule for our first Full Moon Party of 2014 below:

11:15am – 1:15 pm DJ
5
 - 7-pm  Steel Drums
6-8pm  Calypso Girls
6-8pm   Balloon Artist
7 -9 pm   Stilt-walker/juggler
8:30 – 10:30  pm   Johnny Pyro – Fire-breather
7-11  pm Haywire (Sunset Stage)
11 pm Fireworks on the Lake

The ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day Getaway

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

 

Are you ready for the ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day getaway? It’s your lucky day because we’ve got a weekend package with your name on it packed full of fun and excitement!

Check in at Legacy Lodge on Saturday and collect your Lanier Isles Party Pack to begin your St. Patty’s weekend. “What’s in a Lanier Isles Party Pack?” We’re glad you asked! You’ll be starting off your day right in our lobby with two drink passes for our St. Patty’s Rum Punch! While one hand is busy holding that Rum Punch, kindly extend your other hand to receive a $75 gift card good during your stay for food & beverage purchases! Now that both hands are occupied, let us take care of your lack of personal decoration with some St. Patty’s party necklaces and glow sticks!

Have you set your things down in your deluxe accommodations for two yet? Because now it’s time to PARTY! Grab your Island Hopper Trolley Passes and head down to Sunset Cove for an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day celebration! You’ll get in to the Full Moon Party with your Party Passes and jam out to live entertainment by Haywire, enjoy Irish drink specials, play a little volleyball if you want to, cheer on the stilt-walkers and fire-breathers, chill on the beach by the fire pits, and at the end of the night, “ooh” and “aah” over a spectacular fireworks display!

Hop back on the Trolley to come back to the Lodge at the end of the night, and after the best sleep you’ll ever have, wake up and come to Windows, where a nice, quiet breakfast is part of your itinerary.

We’ll also be featuring authentic Irish dining favorites, such as Bangers & Mash, Guinness Beef Stew, Dublin Bay Scampi & more!

The $75 Gift Card must be used during current stay and cannot be used towards room rate, resort fee, gate fee or its related taxes.

Package Includes:

·      Deluxe overnight accommodations

·      Breakfast for 2

·      Lanier Isles Party Pack

o   2 drink passes for Rum Punch at arrival

o   $75 Gift Card for Food & Drinks*

o   Entrance into Sunset Cove’s Full Moon Party

o   Island Hopper Trolley Passes for transportation to and from Sunset Cove

o   St. Patty’s Party Necklaces

o   Glow Sticks

Click to book your ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

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

Publix Weekend at Magical Nights of Lights!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

This weekend Magical Nights of Lights is sponsored by Publix!! And that means we’ve got some special treats lined up for you! The first 200 cars through the front gate ON BOTH NIGHTS will get a gift card to Publix, where shopping is a pleasure!! Then, on Saturday, we’ll be hosting a Day Skating Party from 11am-4pm. Only $12 per person (includes skates) for UNLIMITED skating!! $10 gate fee per carload applies during day skate hours (11 am – 4pm). At 4 pm, gate pricing changes to Magical Nights of Lights pricing. Holiday House opens at 5 pm.

Be sure to pack the car and head to the lake early so you can be one of the first 200 cars in on Friday and Saturday!!

Lake Lanier Islands presents: Fall!

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Well, ladies and gentlemen, Autumn has arrived, and with it we have beautiful leaves, nippier weather, a whole new color palette, cookouts, school for the young-un’s, and of course, pumpkin-spice everything. You may have started noticing minor changes a few weeks ago. A dropped leaf browning on the sidewalk here, a fellow passerby with long sleeves there. The scarves are out at department stores everywhere, and heaven help us, they’ve even started bringing out the Christmas decorations to sit beside the Halloween masks. Here at the Lake, we’ve already begun to see hints of the sort of sweeping transformation that north Georgia and Appalachia are famous for. Indeed, the changing of the leaves in the southeast can actually be seen from outer space! How’s that for a natural wonder of the world?? Of course, we think Lake Lanier is beautiful in every season, but for sheer vibrance, fall simply can’t be beat. We’ll just leave you here to gaze at the marvelous splendor of Mother Nature.

photo credit: Robert LZ

photo credit: Robert LZ

photo credit: tlc cabins

photo credit: dina

photo credit: John Roycroft

photo credit: Rick Holliday

And one from us! What better way to experience the foliage than to hike right through the canopies on your very own tour! Go here to sign up today: http://www.lakelanierislands.com/activities/zipline.

photo credit: Lake Lanier Islands Resort

All About Membership Clubs!

Monday, May 27th, 2013

It’s Hypothetical Scenario Time! Your Auntie Muriel wants you to come over and look at her cat pictures for the day. While you’ve known Mr. Whiskerpants for most of your adult life, and have maybe even grown to love him despite the fact that most of his hair is gone and he hisses when the doorbell rings, you’ve got other plans! You’re going to LanierWorld with your friends, so you politely decline and tell Auntie Muriel you’ll have to come over another time. She says “tomorrow?” with those watery brown eyes magnified by her Coke-bottle-glasses. What do you say?!

Here’s what you say! “Auntie Muriel, I love your 17 cats with all my heart, and I want Mr. Whiskerpants to be my Best Man when I get married, but I have a better idea! Instead of sitting in your dark, musty house, let’s go outside in the sunshine at LanierWorld all year long!”

And here’s where you choose the membership club that’s right for you, Auntie Muriel, and the rest of the family!

Island Club:

  • 12 Month Unlimited Club Gate access, including Magical Nights of Lights

Sunshine Club:

  • 12 MonthUnlimited Club Gate access, including Magical Nights of Lights
  • Unlimited Beach Access
  • Access to Big Beach and amenities
  • Discounted LanierWorld Season Passes

Nautical Club:

  • 12 MonthUnlimited Club Gate access, including Magical Nights of Lights
  • Unlimited Beach Access
  • $1.00/Gallon Fuel discount at Harbor Landing
  • Special Boat Slip Reservation privileges
  • 8 Single-use Buddy Passes

Don’t miss out on anything this summer!

For more information and to purchase your Membership, click here.

REEL SERIOUS: Weekend Fishing Report

Friday, May 24th, 2013

WEEKEND FISHING REPORT:

Now I have to be reel with you guys (see what we did there?). We pulled these reports from our good friends over at Have Fun Fishing, who update weekly. They post on Thursdays, ostensibly because you serious fishing fellows tend to fish on the weekends. So we’re going to do that, too, except we’re aiming for Fridays.

www.jimboonlanier.com 770 642 7764

Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On Service, 404 561 2564. www.bigfishon.com

LAKE LANIER IS UP 2.41 FEET, THE MAIN LAKE IS CLEAR AND THE CREEKS ARE SLIGHTLY STAINED AND & 71 DEGREES

This Lake Lanier Bass report is from Jimbo Mathley. www.jimboonlanier.com 770 642 7764

Bass fishing is fair. The fishing this past week has improved a good deal and we are now having consistently good catches each day. Based on the recent activity, it looks like we will have several fish spawn on the full moon coming up this week, particularly those fish on and around the main lake. For numbers, a 3/16 ounce Shaky Head worm as well as a fluke around humps and reef poles in creeks and on the main lake is working well. Also, the wake bait has been good for a number of fish each day, particularly in the morning. The top water bite in general however has been rather sporadic this week, but the fluke and jerk bait continue to shine when the fish will not come up all the way for a surface bait. Those shallow humps and reef poles are also starting to produce some quality fish as well. We have had several fish in the 4 pound class, and we are catching a good mixture of pre and post spawn fish. I have May 29 and 30th open next week, and I am booking for June as well. Give me a call and let’s go fish.

This Lake Lanier Striper report is from Captain Ken West and Captain Mike Maddalena of Big Fish On Service 404 561 2564. www.bigfishon.com

Striper fishing is good. This is a great time to take kids fishing. There is plenty of action with spotted bass, catfish and stripers biting while pulling herring. Keep a fresh bait on every 20 minutes. The fish have been on points with deep water nearby and clay banks off the river channel. The primary technique remains free lines with herring deployed 100 feet behind the boat and 50 feet behind your planner boards. Free lines with a single split shot out fished the un weighted lines this week. Add weight to a couple of your lines as the day progresses and vary your speed form .5 mph to 1 mph. We are casting a Captain Mack’s buck tail jig with a small fluke to points and picking up a few spotted bass while we are pulling baits. The top water bite continues to be slow. The umbrella rig is working. We use a 3 ounce umbrella with 9, 1 ounce Jigs with shad bodies 90 to 120 feet back for deep water trolling and 1 ounce umbrella with 9, 1/2 ounce jigs 50 to 70 feet back for shallow water applications. One day white shad bodies are working better than chartreuse and the next day chartreuse works better than white. Start each day with one white and one chartreuse rig and let the fish tell you which one they prefer. The fish are post spawn and moving. The key is to cover as much water as possible with a focus on points. The North end and mid lake is working better than the South end. Call Ken Sturdivant about the ON THE WATER SCHOOLS for SONAR and Rods Reels and Lures for Bass or a full day STRIPERS School. Call 770 889 2654 for details.

Weekend Updates!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

There’s so much going on this weekend! Live entertainment, a Big Beach Party, a Full Moon Party, fireworks, fire-breathers, Boardwalk entertainment, and MORE! Head on over to our Facebook page for constantly updated information, or check our live entertainment schedule below:

Friday: DJ at Sunset Cove (5pm-9pm)
Live music at Gianni’s – Don Law (5-9pm)
The Jesse & Aaron Show

Saturday: Live music at Gianni’s – Johnny Summers (12-4pm)
Big Beach Party featuring the American Flyers (5-9pm)
The Jesse & Aaron Show – Pre-Dive-In interactive games and songs by the wave pool (6-8:30pm)
Dive-In Movie – Flipper (8:30-11pm)

Sunday: Live Music at Gianni’s – John Amoroso (12-4pm)
Sunset Stage Band – Bama Gamblers (2-6pm)
Live Music at Gianni’s – Don Law (5-9pm)
Full Moon Party – 7pm-fireworks after dark

Monday: Live Music at Gianni’s – Riley Biederer (12-4pm)
Live Music at Sunset Cove – Johnny Summers (1-5pm)

The Fun Time Players and the Fun Patrol will be performing daily for fun family entertainment as well!

Lake Lanier Focuses on Boat Safety

Monday, May 20th, 2013

CBS Atlanta came out this weekend to cover a boating safety event at Sunset Cove, one of our premier hotspots on the lake. Lake Lanier officials hosted the event to promote awareness of two law changes for boaters.

First, the blood alcohol content for boat drivers has been lowered from .1 to .08, which is the same level for drivers on land.

“From .08 to .1 is a big jump in the level of impairment so it will be really nice to have that law consistent with what we have on the highway,” said Jason Roberson with the Department of Natural Resources.

If you’re planning on partying on the lake, then plan on a designated captain as well.

Second, kids up to age 13 are required to wear a life jacket. That’s up from the old law, wear kids up to 10 had to wear them.

This one is important, too, according to Gabriela Panasiuk of West Marine, because “Even at the age of 13 you really aren’t a fantastic swimmer. You don’t have lung capacity to hold breath for a very long time. You don’t really have the strength to swim to shore if you needed to.”

The safety event also covered refresher topics like applying adequate sunscreen, boat maintenance, and keeping safe distance between boats.

“We’re reminding people of the 100 foot rule. It seems simple, but you would be surprised how many people violate it. If people would just stay a hundred feet away from stationary objects and people in the water it would solve a lot of problems here,” said Joanna Cloud with the Lake Lanier Association.

So stay safe out there, boaters! Designate a captain, keep that blood alcohol content below .08, wear those life jackets, apply that sunscreen, keep those boats up to code, and remember the 100 foot rule!

To read more about the event, check out CBS Atlanta’s story here.

 

Big Beach Party: Ralph Roddenberry Band

Friday, May 17th, 2013

“What’s happening at Big Beach this weekend?!” you ask with excitement. “I need to know who’s playing at the Coca-Cola Stage!” your friend demands with verve. “How much will it cost??” your other friend yells, with a dose of practicality. The Internet has not steered you wrong, for in this place you will discover the answers to these questions, AND MORE!

First off, The Ralph Roddenbery Band is playing at our Big Beach Party this Saturday, from 5-9pm, on the Coca-Cola Stage.

The Ralph Roddenbery Band is a dynamic blend of Americana, roots rock, and a twist of the blues. By combining four part harmonies with energizing riffs, captivating lyrics, remarkable stage presence and a driving rhythm section, RRB is able to connect with their audience in a way that makes them feel as if they are having a one on one conversation about life. The Ralph Roddenbery Band consists of Ralph Roddenbery (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Ted Norton (lead guitar/vocals), Richie Jones (drums/vocals), Tommy Jones (bass) and Samantha Alessi-Jones (vocals).

Ralph Roddenbery isn’t a paid motivational speaker, but he very well could be as his music is uplifting and heart felt.  Roddenbery’s lyrics often focus on the perseverance of life’s scrappers and underdogs, but his musical style varies from folk-rock to americana to blues.  By combining four part harmonies with energizing riffs, remarkable stage presence and a driving rhythm section, RRB is able to connect with their audience in a way that makes them feel as if they are having a one on one conversation about life. His shows are intimate, even in a large arena setting, and guaranteed to leave you with a positive feeling.

There’s really no reason NOT to come out this Saturday to hear these guys play.