Hotel Spotlight: Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee

Just an hour and a half outside of Atlanta in picturesque Greensboro, Georgia on the shores of Lake Oconee lies the luxury lakefront Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee Resort. The property was designed with family in mind and lends itself to the family getaways of days gone by. Offering a wide range of activities, high-end amenities, luxurious accommodations, and top-notch service that always comes with a Ritz Carlton experience, the Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is the perfect place for a relaxing and rejuvenating family getaway. Team Ourisman sent our Sales Coordinator, Meg, to check out the recently renovated property and we are excited to share her takeaways!

The Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee’s location makes it ideal for clients based in Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas who are looking for a manageable drive. Its proximity to Atlanta also makes it an easy locale for those who have direct flight options to ATL, which eliminates strenuous flight itineraries. The resort itself is very isolated, providing guests with a truly secluded experience without cutting corners where luxury is concerned.

A multi-million dollar renovation, which was completed in early 2020, elevated the rooms from their former dark and dated look to a new, fresh design scheme featuring classic southern style and tying in the color palette of the natural surroundings. The renovation also focused on transforming the trademark Ritz Carlton Club Level experience, debuting an updated, multi-level Club Lounge and adding new Club Level rooms. Those familiar with the Ritz Carlton Club Level will be pleased to find the same attentive service they are used to in the reimagined Club Lounge, which features an area for families as well as an adults only area. Guests will find plenty of relaxing spaces to enjoy a peaceful family meal, snacks throughout the day and the ever so southern pre-dinner cocktail.

In addition to updated rooms and a revamped Club Lounge, the Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee placed a special emphasis on their youngest guests during this recent renovation. The property boasts a new Ritz Kids club with plenty of activities for guests ranging from 3 to 12, as well as a new Family Pool nearby where families are welcome to splash and play while enjoying poolside service and gorgeous lake views.

In addition to the standard perks for kids at the Ritz Kids club, Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is now offering a unique Study Buddy program that blends education and fun for those little guests who still need to do their schoolwork, making it the perfect place for a schoolcation. Fully customizable for each child and placing top priority on completing assignments while ensuring that fun and play do not fall by the wayside the Study Buddy program is designed to allow parents to work from their rooms or enjoy some much-needed relaxation after assisting with digital learning for months on end. A dedicated counselor will connect with you prior to arrival to find out more about the digital learning schedule for your child and build a personal syllabus for their time on property. This program will ensure the virtual class schedule is followed with mentorship and assistance while enriching experiences are sprinkled in for a break from digital learning. In order to tackle the school day with their counselor kids will receive a personalized tackle-box upon arrival with various school supplies based on their age. The Study Buddy program is available Monday through Friday for students 5 to 12 years of age. Half-day and full-day programs with lunch are available, with the half-day costing $80 and the full-day costing $120. Tutoring will take place either in the Kids Club area or in the cottages, depending on the family’s accommodations.

Just because the property focuses on their little guests more than others does not mean that adult guests won’t find plenty to do. Golfers are very happy here with five courses to choose from. The courses were designed by the best names in golf course architecture, ranging from Reese Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Bob Cupp. In addition to the array of beautiful courses, The Kingdom at Lake Oconee provides golfers with access to master club fitters who analyze you swing to create a custom TaylorMade club or putter; a special treat for any golf enthusiast.

The property features a variety of room categories, some of which can be connected to create enough space for families, but what really caught our eye were the lakeside cottages on property. The Two and Three Bedroom Cottages offer either Lake or Golf Course views and are spacious while still feeling cozy. The quintessentially southern wrap-around porches and stone fireplaces in each cottage are the perfect homey touch and facilitate plenty of family bonding moments. The Lake House, the grandest of the cottages, has sweeping Lake and Pool views along with its own pool and game room along with four bedrooms and bathrooms, making it perfect for larger groups.

A proud partner of Ritz Carlton’s STARS amenity program, Ourisman Travel is proud to offer our clients incredible value-added amenities ranging from free breakfast daily, upgrades, early check-in, late check-out, resort credits, and more! To learn more about the Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, and how Ourisman Travel can elevate your stay please fill out a Travel Request Form or email us at team@ourismantravel.com

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