Resort Girl Rocks In Fall at the Ritz Carlton, Reynolds Plantation

October 27, 2015

Lake Oconee and Reynolds Plantation served as a serene backdrop for my first fall RG roadtrip, and the Ritz Carlton Reynolds offered all the rest.


I chose the backroads of Georgia as my avenue to get there – winding through beautiful Braselton, Social Circle and Winder. There is nothing like cruising through small southern towns with their historic downtown districts and restored homes. Plus, there is the pleasure of driving on winding road along farm lands filled with fall colored trees in golden and red hues.

Once reaching Reynolds Plantation, the Ritz Carlton, the anchor hotel of the plantation was the “where” of my RG road trip. But there are many lakeside and golf cottages and private homes available to rent.

The Ritz offers a hunting lodge feel and an almost luxe camping experience, with many outdoor experiences located just steps outside of the hotel doors. My sister and niece met me at the hotel to make this a Resort Girls Vacay!

Here are a few Resort Girl highlights, sharing some of our favorite spots:

A serene dip in the infinity pool with mile-long Lake Oconee water views.


Enjoying a healthy and, yes, gluten-free lunch with lake breezes in your hair at Gaby’s by the Lake.


Next time, we will play some golf on the rolling links of the Oconee Course.


I also had a delicious dinner in the Clubhouse, at the Linger Longer Steakhouse with super service. Thanks to Eric—table 22, who made us a special RG sweet treat!

Then I watched the fireworks and roasted marshmallows to make some s’mores. The next day began by waking up to a spectacular sunrise along the shores and pristine waters of Lake Oconee.


This Resort Girl could have used another day to get used of all the daily activities such as golfing, spa treatments, boating and even paddle boarding but, sadly, I had to get back, as this was just a quick overnight vacay.

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation was a perfect place to rock in fall… and a “where” to keep on my Resort Girl list.

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