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Established in 1988.

Paradise Hills offers Laid-Back Luxury. Creating memorable, mountain getaways for couples & groups looking to escape the daily stresses of life... so they can relax and rejuvenate their spirits.
Unlike cookie-cutter resorts, Paradise Hills orchestrates all the details for amazing memories.
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Your Hosts

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Your Hosts

The resort is hosted by Robert and Ilke Lander who are dedicated to quality service. Originally from Northern Maine and Ghent, Belgium, the Lander family transplanted to Blairsville in 2002. Living on site with their 3 children, the Lander family offers a small Inn-type personalized experience combined with the privacy and amenities associated with a mountain cabin rental.

Paradise Hills refers to all staff members as Host/Hostess because Robert and Ilke believe that every single employee contributes to the success of the mountain experience. Truly a unique experience in the North Georgia Mountains. After 19 years of hosting the resort, Robert and Ilke created an idyllic location for a small destination wedding. From 2 – 75 guests, they offer a memorable, unique option for brides & grooms and their guests to enjoy. To complement the cabins, lodge, resort Spa, and beautiful property, Paradise Hills now offers a destination Vineyard Wedding venue that is affordable for all. Guaranteed to provide the same levels of service as expensive alternatives, we offer the highest levels of personalized service. It is not unlikely that on any given day, you will see either host in the Spa performing massage services (Ilke), planning a wedding, in the winery bottling, in the vineyard pruning, and in the tasting room pouring. Just try to keep up...

Meet Our Team


Ilke Lander

Co-Founder and Resort Hostess, Ilke Lander, is definitely a full hands-on owner/operator. A Belgian national who became an American citizen in the 90's, Ilke is passionate about service. With over 20 years of experience under the highest quality hotel & restaurant properties, she has a strong foundation and vision for what Paradise Hills wants to continue to be.... A place to reconnect. 


Robert Lander

Co-Founder and Vineyard & Wine Maker, Robert Lander, is the other half of this operation's success. A native Maine'rd, Bob's responsibilities are diverse; from overseeing all cabin maintenance, vineyard management, and winemaking... He is rarely available for much else. Bob spend almost 20 years in Law Enforcement serving our communities .


Property Hosts 

Landscaping & Vineyard assistant, Garey Schultz has spent the last several years (14+) tending to the 35 acres of Paradise Hills property. Rain or Shine, hot or cold...guests can see Garey mowing, chopping, hauling, burning, and pruning. 

Joe Nigrin, cabin maintenance & property management assistant.
Joins the team with years of experience in multi-unit complexes. He balances the needs of our cabin owners & cabin maintenance needs with the services to make our guests comfortable. 


Eryn McJilton

Wine Hostess, Eryn McJilton joins us from sunny Miami, Florida, as a transplant. She brings with her an incredibly cheery disposition, a fantastic smile to greet you and a bubbly personality to guide you through the wines produced at Paradise Hills. Eryn's talents go beyond the tasting room... she can be seen helping out wherever a guest needs her.


Lodge Hostesses

Kaylyn Crossley and xx (position available) will be the first faces you see when you come into our lodge. Always happy to see you, they can recommend the best places to eat, the cutest boutiques to visit, and the most scenic natural attractions. They will be happy to schedule your spa services, arrange for horseback rides or accommodate any needs you might have. 


Coeetta Potts

Spa Hostess, Coeetta Potts joins us in 2020 with years of experience as a massage therapist and pain management. Coeetta has a passion to help those in pain and bring massage to your every day. Her compassion and pragmatic approach shows in her work. As a skilled therapist, Coeetta will be there to help with your aches and pains and to help you relax from life's stresses.


Liz Childs

Lodge Hostess, Front Desk & Housekeeping Manager, Liz Childs comes to us from Orlando, Florida. She brings with her, 10 years of experience in the hotel industry where service excellence was the utmost important.
Relocating to GA, Liz lives in Blairsville with her husband and fur babies. 
She is excited to join the PH team and start her adventure in the North GA mountains. 


Jennifer Weber

Spa Hostess & Spa Manager, Jennifer Weber joins us after many years as a part-time massage therapist. Her uplifting spirit and jovial smile will brighten your day... and her hands will soothe your sore muscles. Jennifer joined us full time as the Spa manager after the 2020 Pandemic shutdown because of her determination and dedication to great service. Jennifer has been dubbed the most Positive Person at Paradise Hills.


Cabin Hostesses

Duwana and Lori, the cabin housekeeping team, are the heart behind the sparkling clean accommodations. They pride themselves in all the details and hard work involved in keeping the cabin rentals pristine. Their passion shows. And, if you want luxury service in this country setting... they will come to your cabin, daily, and graciously make your bed, refresh your towels and take out your trash.
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Job Openings | Positions Available

*We are always in search of team members to add to our Paradise Hills family. If you believe you have what it takes to pride excellent guest services, work as a team for a common goal and you are driven to grow with Paradise Hills, please send your resume or questions to No calls, please.

We are currently hiring for:
Front Desk Associate
Massage Therapist
Part-time Housekeeping
Tasting Room Attendant (part time)

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Affiliates ~ Collaborators Many of our retreats & workshops are collaborative efforts between local service providers and their craft. We only affiliate ourselves with those holding similar visions and the highest levels of service.
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