Memorial Day weekend is open, 10% discount for last minute booking

May 24-28th is open and we are offering a 10% discount to anyone booking three or more nights. to reserve it. 

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To George, Bert and Jerry

To George, Bert and Jerry: These thoughts have been ruminating in my head for a long time. Years. Decades even for some of them. And while I was swimming today and thinking while doing laps, they all came together. So I decided to write you an letter. You were mentors of mine, two of you, […]

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Mwandisha Gaitor and Two Pieces of Toast!

Mwandisha Gaitor is a Culinary Artist and Founder of Two Pieces of Toast catering.  More than that, she is a personality you need to know! I got to sample her cooking at a recent Plywood People retreat that the Ark hosted and I couldn’t get enough. Check out her website at and she can […]

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Kid’s Boost

Got to spend some coaching time with Kristen Witzel of Kids Boost recently at a Plywood People retreat. This lady is on fire with her organization. Kids Boost is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to inspiring and equipping kids to make a difference in the world. They have a unique approach and are helping entrepreneurial kids learn […]

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Love Not Lost

The Ark had the privilege of hosting Ashley Jones and Love Not Lost for one of their photographer retreats last weekend.  Love Not Lost is a non-profit organization who photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis. Through free portrait sessions and beautiful photo albums, they celebrate life & support people in grief. Please check out their website […]

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Cold Creek Farm wedding venue

We don’t do many weddings at the Ark…too many people, too loud, too many cars.  But we highly recommend Cold Creek Farm in Dawsonville…only 19 miles away.  They can handle anything and everything you need, all the vendors and planning you could ever need for up to 250 guests.  Check them out at But […]

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My Daughter Got Her Horse

So my 18 year old daughter Brittany bought a horse today. Curtis is a beautiful horse that Britt has been test driving for a month or two. I’m really proud of her…for saving up the money to buy the horse, for taking this leap into equine ownership, for adulting very well… But the story goes […]

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Feature on Lakeside News

On a mission: Hyltons embrace vision of Ark on Lake Lanier By Pamela A. Keene It all started with having their desire to purchase their dream lakeside home turned down more than a dozen years ago. But something about the two-plus acre farmhouse property kept beckoning Jeff and Alycea Hylton to Lake Lanier from their […]

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Bass World League Celebrity Charity Tournament/Teach A Child To Fish

The Bass World League Celebrity Charity Tournament operates for the sole purpose of providing underprivileged, disabled and less fortunate children with the opportunity to enjoy our natural surroundings through fishing outdoor activities and educational programs. They partner with the local organization, businesses, and other foundations. They hope to encourage youth to reach their goals. Don’t […]

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Recent Features

The Ark on Lake Lanier was recently featured as the as the front page cover story on the North Fulton Magazine. Read the article here: The Ark is a lovely, fourteen-bedroom, twelve-bath, five-acre estate on the shores of Lake Lanier; the result of the vision of Jeff and Alycea Hylton. The largest rental property on […]

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