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Two Great Reasons to Make 2013 Your Year to Get Outside

UNICOI and AMICALOLA, Ga., Jan. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- If your New Year's Resolution calls for more activity, reconnecting with nature, as well as friends and family then Georgia's two most popular State Park Lodges at Amicalola and Unicoi State Parks have the perfect getaway. Both of these favorite mountain Lodge facilities will stay open throughout the winter months featuring great winter getaway deals, enhanced service and upgraded dining.

The Lodge at Amicalola and the Lodge at Unicoi are now under the management of Coral Hospitality, the same professional hospitality industry management company that also manages Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, GA. Under the direction of Coral Hospitality guests will see upgrades to services, amenities and dining at each of the Lodges, while retaining the natural ambience and character of the facilities.

The Lodge at Unicoi State Park – Now Open All Winter with Special Package Savings

The Lodge at Unicoi State Park, which includes 100 Lodge guestrooms and 30 Cottages, will remain open throughout the winter months as planning gets underway for a renovation beginning late summer 2013. Guest may also enjoy dining at the Unicoi Dining Room throughout the winter months including an expansion of the buffet, as well as the addition of an a la carte menu. The Unicoi dining Room is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Winter guests are invited to enjoy the Lodge at a special rate from $89* per night for a Sunday through Thursday stay now through February 28, 2013. And Cabbage Patch Kids enthusiasts can enjoy the unique Cabbage Patch Kids Package which includes a one night stay in a Lodge guestroom, breakfast for two, a park pass, a certificate for a free gift at Babyland General, and a crib in the guestroom for the for newly adopted Cabbage Patch Kid. Cabbage Patch Kid packages are priced from $95* now through March 15, 2013.

The Lodge at Unicoi is situated on 1,063 acres nestled between the Chattahoochee Forest and the alpine village of Helen. It is a beautiful retreat with panoramic mountain views and a lake that offers a white sand beach. Guests may enjoy cottages with wood-burning fireplaces, or contemporary Lodge guestrooms, many with lofts and views of the park. The park features 12 miles of nature and hiking trails, a lake and trout stream for fishing, four lighted tennis courts, softball and volleyball area, picnic facilities, a world class mountain bike trail, and a year-round schedule of activities, as well as comprehensive conference facilities. For more information and reservations at The Lodge at Unicoi call: 800-573-9659, or online at www.gastateparks.org, and like Unicoi State Park Lodge on Facebook to receive special offers.

The Lodge at Amicalola

Only one and a half hours north of Atlanta, The Lodge at Amicalola Falls is a stunning 57-room hideaway, overlooking the Southeast's highest and most spectacular waterfall at 729 feet. In addition to the Lodge accommodations, Amicalola State Park also offers a selection of 14 cottages, as well as the park's famous hike-in only accommodations. Now guests who want to enjoy the rustic hike-in experience can also add an additional night at The Lodge and enjoy a 10% discount off of the published Lodge rates as well as a complimentary continental breakfast in the Maple Restaurant. Lodge rates begin at $69* per night. For more information and reservations call: 800-573-9656 or online at www.gastateparks.org.

The Lodge at Amicalola will also undergo a renovation beginning late summer 2013. The Lodge is a beautiful setting for group meetings, family gatherings and conferences with facilities that can accommodate up to 250 people, offering full catering facilities as well as the Maple Restaurant which is open year-round and features a selection of regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

*All rates are subject to availability and do not include taxes and gratuities.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Gayle MacIntyre Global Ink Communications 404.643.8222 GayleMacIntyre@bellsouth.netSource: Lodge at Amicalola & Lodge atUnicoi