What to Expect at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation:
Sixty minutes and a world apart from Atlanta, the Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
offers an easy escape from the city. Here couples who want to indulge in first-rate spa pampering, fine dining, and up to 81 rounds of golf will have those needs well met. And manmade Lake Oconee provides this pastoral property with relaxing water views.
Guest Rooms at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation:
The 251 guest rooms at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation are located in the main lodge, a multi-story building with elevators. Comfortable rooms are decorated in the style of an English hunting lodge. Shades or forest green, beige, and yellow are combined with check and print patterns.
Most rooms and suites overlook the lake and have a private veranda. Bathrooms are spacious and have separate tubs and showers.
Dining at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation:
Cuisine and service at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation ranges from superlative, at Georgia's, the hotel's "new South" eatery, to careless, at Gaby's by the Lake. We did appreciate the poolside beverage service, although drink prices are steep. The Chiminea dining experience a lakeside picnic dinner for two in front of a private bonfire with Champagne, a choice of seafood, Asian, or Italian fare, truffles, and mmm s'mores is designed for romantics.
Weddings at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation:
Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation offers a choice of indoor and outdoor settings, including grand ballrooms, under the stars along Lake Oconee, and the lawn of the golf clubhouse. For a showy, ultra romantic entrance, a bride can arrive in a horse-drawn carriage or via pontoon boat decorated with white roses.
The resort also does formal bridal teas, bridesmaids' spa days, cigar parties and fishing expeditions for the groom's men, candlelit rehearsal dinners, and farewell brunches.
Honeymoon at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation:
Honeymoon couples can receive personalized services including a welcome basket, in-room spa services, standing reservations at on-site restaurants, and activities catered to their interests.
Romance Packages at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation:
Several different romance packages are available at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. Find current ones here
Guest Activities at Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation:
The clean, airy, 26,000-square foot spa has been ranked no. 4 on the list of "Top Resort Spas in the US and Canada" by Travel + Leisure
. We especially liked the indoor lap pool, snack bar, and the fact the space was uncrowded on our visit.
There's also golf for players of all levels, tennis, trail horseback riding, and antiquing in neighboring towns. Lake Oconee draws water-skier, wake-boarders, and anglers from pontoon boats or dry land. The Lodge also has an infinity pool and private beach.
Is Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Right for You?:
Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation draws many local guests, so you're sure to hear Southern drawls aplenty. For many, golf is the focus. If you're looking for a comfortable place to relax, Reynolds Plantation may satisfy you. But consider the season: When we visited in May, the water in the pool was too hot to keep us in it. Others may find the resort a bit isolated (there's nothing close by but red-clay roadways and churches) and inauthentic for their tastes.
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