The Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island
Just off Georgia’s Colonial Coast is the historic Reynolds Mansion
on Sapelo Island, a unique estate surrounded by live oaks, Spanish
moss and beaches. The mansion can accommodate up to 29
guests in 13 rooms brimming with turn-of-the-century ambiance,
architecture and art. Meals, activities and ferry service are included.
The Reynolds Mansion is open to groups of 16 to 29 only. For more
information, visit www.reynoldsonsapelo.com and for reservations
call 912-485-2299. Guided tours of the island are available
for day visitors as well.
Backcountry Len Foote Hike Inn
Lace up your hiking boots for this one-of-a-kind experience. Located
at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia’s only backcountry lodge is a
special retreat just for hikers. The 20-room eco-lodge is reached by
a five-mile trail through the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. Dinner
and breakfast are included, allowing guests to carry only their
personal items along the trail. A bathhouse with hot showers is
centrally located. Details can be found at www.hike-inn.com.
Call 1-800-573-9656 for reservations.
The Cottages at Smithgall Woods
Not far from the mountain town of Helen is Smithgall Woods, a
breathtaking collection of five cottages situated along one of Georgia’s
premier trout streams. A private 1-mile trail leads to Dukes Creek Falls,
and overnight guests enjoy exceptional privacy inside this gated retreat.
Visitors can provide their own meals, or local caterers can be
recommended. See p. 47 for more details.
Top: Creekside Cottage
at Smithgall Woods
Right: Reynolds Mansion
on Sapelo Island
Bottom: Gift shop at
Unicoi State Park