The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
What We Love
- The huge range of outdoor pursuits on offer
- A tranquil lakefront setting among Georgia pines
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- The 27,000 square-feet spa and state-of-the-art fitness center
- A choice of 6 restaurants, from coffee shops to steak houses
- The Ritz Kids day camp, available for children 5 to 1
What To Know
- Reservations are recommended for most activities, from Ritz Kids to spa to dining
- WiFi costs $9.95 per day in-room, but is free in the lobby and restaurants
- For guests seeking further privacy, 2 and 3-bedroom lakeside cottages are available
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on the grounds of a former private hunting retreat named “Linger Longer,” this 251-room resort by Lake Oconee still feels like a millionaire’s country escape. Families are well catered-to: parents can indulge in hours-long spa rituals or play a round of golf on one of many championship courses while kids embark on immersive, fully supervised half-day camps and evening activities. Along with a roster of aromatherapy and botanical-oriented treatments, the spa features apothecary and skincare workshops, yoga, and Pilates classes. Long stays here don’t mean repetitive meals: there are six restaurant experiences to choose from, including a romantic lakefront three-course dinner accompanied by your very own bonfire.
In the Area
around Lake Oconee on Paint and Quarter horses matched to the rider’s skill level with Lake Oconee Outfitters, who also offer guided lake and fly fishing. Hunt for treasures in downtown Greensboro (about 20 minutes from the resort) at the Greensboro Antique Mall, where you might score anything from vintage religious iconography to American quilts and antebellum curiosities. Then refuel at the Yesterday Café on Main Street, which serves calorific American Southern dishes like buttermilk pie.
How to Get There
I stayed at the Reynolds Plantation Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee this weekend and found it to be completely out of the Ritz Norm. Exceptional service is not a phrase that I would use to describe this experience. The hotel is being run by college students on summer break. There was no attention to detail and all of the amenities were at a three star level. Unfortunately even the food was at a three star level. The rooms are dated in every way. I tried to get some glasswear from the guest service number on the phone and was greated with a yes what do you need and then hung up on. The only person that gave good service was the waitress at breakfast. The pool was so full of sun tan lotion that I could bearly see my feet. I am not a complainer but this experience would have been acceptable if I were paying $85 per night. Not at a Ritz. I hope that this review goes somewhere because Lake Oconee is a beautiful spot and with some serious direction from Ritz corporate, this hotel could be a great vacation destination.
Perfect place to get married! The Ritz is amazing as usual! Beautiful room overlooking Lake Oconee. Our view of the sunrise each morning started our day. We enjoyed all the restaurants, especially Linger Longer Steakhouse. Spent much time at the pool bar watching college football while enjoying a view of Lake Oconee. The numerous golf courses were pristine and the golf staff extremely accommodating. We will be back this October to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. We are bringing 2 couples with us to enjoy this beautiful area. A must do must see kind of place!!
After nearly 24 hours spending time at airports and actually in the air I arrived at RC Reynolds, Lake Oconee in the late afternoon. Painless check in (with the usual RC scripted welcome... not a negative comment!). Room is a bit aged but comfortable. Guests seem to have the time and money to spare staying here. A good mix actually of families and couples that “made it”. Some of the outlets are only open during weekends as the surroundings contain Golf Courses a plenty, watersports and extensive spa facilities. The Lobby Bar features a fine selection of rare American Whiskies... havent tried any but overheard a guest praising the selection. Overall a surprisingly easy going RC, mainly for weekend guests from nearby Atlanta and the well heeled crowd of residents that worked hard enough to enjoy life around lake Oconee.
This place is amazing!!!! Great service, great facilities and ambiance are only surpassed by the great people! The grounds and hotel are spotless and everyone is happy to assist or answer questions. Can’t wait to go back!
What can you say but this is the best non beach resort ever. The room are nicely appointed and the service is phenomenal. There is so much to do - golf, jet skis, fishing but my favorite is just sitting at pool and relaxing