The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
Kicks off the summer season with one-of-a-kind experiences, reinvigorating this ultimate lakeside escape!

By Marci Miller

Just 75 miles from Atlanta, situated on 30 acres of stunning shoreline find The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee; one of the most beautiful lake resorts in Georgia. The AAA Five Diamond resort is only a short drive from Augusta and internationally known for their 99 holes of championship golf. But to their guests traveling from Atlanta, the resort is much more than that. It is a place to get away with that special someone or make memories with family and friends.

ACTIVITIES
This lake resort offers a wide array of activities for couples and families alike. Besides their world class golf courses, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds also has an international tennis center with two stadium-size and six championship-size, lighted and tournament-ready courts. Take out a boat or Jet Ski on the lake or enjoy one of their many other activities ranging from fishing, swimming, waterskiing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding to horseback riding, bicycle riding and hiking. All are included with an activity pass. This spring the resort is rolling out exclusive new Water Bikes which guests can use at their leisure. On these Schiller Water Bikes, both kids and adults can enjoy the water by biking along the top of the lake without getting wet.

SPA
The resort spa is an award-winning, 27,600-square-feet complete rejuvenation complex. The expansive dressing rooms offer personalized, safe lock wooden lockers, shower area, steam, sauna, whirlpool, and cold plunge. Much of the spa is devoted to special treatments and they have separate men’s and women’s lounges that lead into the customized treatment rooms. Drawing from its native surroundings, the luxury spa at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee now offers indigenous farm to spa services such as the Southern Honey and Grits Body Treatment providing a silky body therapy leaving the skin ultra-hydrated. Exclusively for men, the spa will now offer the Single Malt combining an “On the Rocks” shave, haircut and local bourbon tasting for a distinct grooming experience.

DINING
The Ritz-Oconee offers an array of dining options to make your stay as effortless and luxurious as you want it to be. Gaby’s by the Lake is their poolside full service restaurant open for lunch and dinner. It boasts the distinction of serving the most diners out of any Ritz-Carlton property in the country. Georgia’s Bistro is an informal and comfortable restaurant located in the main lodge with beautiful terrace. The menu offers casual, contemporary cuisine with a distinctive Georgian influence. Linger Longer Steakhouse is a classic steakhouse which provides precise execution to enhance great steaks. Enjoy views of the Oconee golf course while you dine on American classics such as Lobster Bisque and Certified Black Angus Steaks. S’mores By The Lake takes place daily from 8 to 10 p.m. by the rustic, lodge campfire just outside of Georgia’s Bistro restaurant. Chiminea dining is available by lakefront.

FAMILY GETAWAY
As the perfect lakeside family retreat, the resort offers an array of activities to enjoy together including the new complimentary Family Fun Hour offered daily from 4 to 5 p.m. with games, crafts and more. The immersive Ritz Kids program showcases natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of the area. Highlights include Leave Your Trace where children will hear intriguing legends of the Creek tribes found along Lake Oconee in the comfort of their own in-room teepee; Dooley’s Dozen Book Club with a delivery of classic and popular titles, and Kids Night Out each Friday and Saturday evening.

ENTERTAINMENT
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee invites its guests and members of Reynolds to enjoy live entertainment, art workshops and other cultural offerings while on property. The Live at the Lake summer concert series kicks off on May 28 with live entertainment and fireworks on select Sunday evening in June through August with local singers like Eric Dodd, Scott Mulvahill and more. August 10, retreat to the lake for a private concert with famed pianist, Christopher Smith. His concert will take you on a journey through melodies, as he performs famous classical pieces as well as favorite Nashville tunes and New Orleans Jazz pieces. Christopher will be joined by Nashville artist and vocalist, Kevin Sport throughout the evening. This concert will be a night to remember.

For more information about The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee and their summer offerings, visit RitzCarlton.com/reynolds or call (706) 467-0600.

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