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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We love our time here and hate to leave. We spend our ride home planning our next trip back. This was our second trip to the Ritz at Oconee. My wife said it best during our stay last week. She said that everyone at the resort makes her and my 2 small children feel important. I travel over 125 nights a year with Marriott. I can’t say how important it is that my family enjoys every minute of the small amount of vacation we get.
I want to thank David and Tom for their great service at the pool everyday. Skylar’s help with our dinners at Georgia’s. Last but most importantly....Kristy and Beau in reservations...you both are amazing..thanks for going above and beyond to make sure our stay was great.
This Ritz-Carlton is the only hotel option at Reynolds Plantation and is a very nice hotel with ample amenities and access to some very nice golf courses. Being the only hotel, they have a somewhat captive audience so there is nothing inexpensive about a stay at this resort. ($4.50 for a soda is kind of obnoxious) Overall, the hotel is nice, the rooms are nicely appointed, comfortable bed, and relatively quiet and relaxing. There are not many food options but there are several local restaurants within a few miles (Silver Moon was excellent) that will eliminate the need to eat at the same place multiple times. The pool and beach area, while not expansive, seems to be just big enough to accommodate all hotel guests. The only short-comings of this resort is the valet parking and lack of anticipating the guests needs. We found that most employees were very pleasant except for 2 of the valet attendants. We found it annoying that when we came back to the hotel on one occasion and were going to need the car again in less than 20 minutes, they wouldn't park it in one of the temporary spaces near the entrance. So, when we come back to get the car, it's a unnecessary wait for someone to go get the car and bring it back. There were definitely no major issues but this Ritz-Carlton is not on the same level as other Golf/Ocean resorts in the Southeast (The Cloisters,Sanctuary at Kiawah) but you will still enjoy a stay at a very nice property.
We had a wonderful Birthday Celebration at the Ritz Carlson Lake Oconee the first weekend of Summer 2019. Many thanks to the most wonderful staff of the Ritz.
From check in to the most perfect rooms to the glorious grounds to the nice support from Marqueshia in Guest Services, expert serving by Rob for our Chimenea dinner lakeside, Allison in Georgia’s, Skyler at Gaby’s and the touching services of Andrew at Concierge Photography who documented this moment in our lives. All unforgettable!
Thank you all. This was birthday surprise to remember!
This is one of the most beautiful lake resorts we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The hotel atmosphere is beautiful and the service is impeccable!! They did a great job on our friend's wedding! Will be back soon!!
We stayed here at the invitation of Park West. We had a great ground floor room with a great view of the lake. The room was very clean, the bedding great. The minibar fridge can be used for personal items. The room safe is attached to the closet wall. The staff was very attentive and friendly. All our food was catered by the hotel and it was very good. Park West chose a great venue for their art auction. The fitness center was large, well equipped, and well maintained. It was. A great long weekend.