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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!

Have You Heard About Our Wine Cruises?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Picture it: you’re on a yacht cruising around Lake Lanier with your best friends (or your significant other, or your parents, or yourself, you know whoever), and you’re at a elegantly set table on the top deck, with a light breeze in your hair. The sky is a beautiful cobalt blue and white fluffy clouds line up on the horizon. A waitress appears by your side holding a platter of Gorgonzola stuffed strawberries.

And then a waiter appears on your other side and pours you a fizzy glass of Lamarca – a Prosecco from Italy. Can life get better? Actually it can. Because on our wine cruises, you get to taste six wines – each paired with a gourmet specialty! In addition to fresh strawberries, our first course included grapes, blueberries, dates, assorted nuts, cheddar, smoked Gouda, Swiss, and Pepperjack cheeses.

After guests were nice and settled, our waiters and waitresses cleared plates and began the next course: Lamb Lollypops with a raspberry gastrique sauce. Really they should have just called it Lamb Pops with Awesome Sauce. Interestingly, the raspberry gastrique really pulled out the fruitiness of the traditionally earthy, peppery Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

Our third course consisted of incredibly delicious smoked salmon mousse crostini, which paired very nicely with a buttery Chardonnay from William Hill in the Napa Valley.

A bit of an interesting side note here – we experienced a Lake Lanier Islands first when a small group of our guests were a bit late and watched the Island Princess pull away from the dock. Never fearing a small crisis, our Harbor Master acted quickly and masterminded a mid-lake rendezvous with the Princess that even Michael Bay would be impressed by! Our tardy guests were then seated and served and the cruise continued as smoothly as if they had been aboard the whole time. Wow!

Fourth up was a sweet and fruity Rose from Spain: Las Rocas, which was served with a rather intimidating but delectable dish of barbecued Langoustines. Guests were hesitant at first, because really, how in the world do you eat these things? But with some instruction from our crew it quickly became one of the favorites. The spicy skewers really enhanced the sweetness of the Rose!

For our fifth course, our wonderful Chef Melody personally glazed the caramelized onion Consommé Boules with lemon crème fraîche. Our blogger doesn’t know how to pronounce it, so it’s obviously delicious! Essentially, they were mini French Onion Soup bowls, and they were so good.

These were paired with a dry Mac Murray Pinot Noir from the Russian River Sonoma Country.

We polished off the night with our sixth and final course: spiced duck confit served on crispy thin flatbread. The duck was pleasantly flavorful, and happily lacked that gamey toughness that sometimes happens with duck courses. Our chefs know their way around a duck confit!

We served an Alamos Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina with this dish, and this bold and spicy red was a great way to finish off the evening.

As we cruised back into Harbor Landing, guests were treated to trays of dessert featuring mini éclair, passion fruit cream puffs, truffles, macaroons, pralines, and assorted fresh berries.

Even with the storms growing in the distance, it was a perfect afternoon with great food and wine, and family and friends! We celebrated three birthdays, and enjoyed a very pleasant and smooth cruise. We hope to see you on our next Wine Cruise, on June 30!

 

 

Special thanks to our crew and kitchen staff who did an AMAZING job!! Way to go guys!!!

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

 

Sunset Cove & Gianni’s: Hours for the Week of 08/27-09/02

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

As the Summer season comes to a close and Fall begins to get closer and closer, we will be updating our hours of operation weekly for our beachside dining options here at Lake Lanier Islands. Stay up-to-date on everything going on here at the Islands by checking in with our blog often!

 

Monday 8/27 – 5pm-9pm
Tuesday 8/28 – 5pm-9pm
Wednesday 8/29 – Closed
Thursday 8/30 – Closed
Friday 8/31 – Closed
Saturday 9/1 – 11am-10pm
Sunday 9/2 – 11am-10pm
Monday 8/27 – 4pm-9pm
Tuesday 8/28 – 4pm-9pm
Wednesday 8-29 – 4pm-9pm
Thursday 8/30 – 4pm-9pm
Friday 8/31 – 11am-9pm or later
Saturday 9/1 – 11am-11pm or later
Sunday 9/2 – 11am-9pm or later