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The Perfect Weekend Retreat at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia

Accommodations, Activities, & Dining Options

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The Perfect Weekend Retreat at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia

Located just 90 miles east of Atlanta, Reynolds Lake Oconee offers something for the whole family. The gorgeous green hills of Georgia combined with the natural beauty of Lake Oconee capture the heart of every visitor. Just in time for Spring, the Club Cottages at Lake Oconee are ready to welcome guests. My weekend accommodations were provided to me to help facilitate this review, but my opinions are always my own.

The Gold Course at Reynolds Lake Oconee

Adjacent to the National Course at Reynold’s Lake Oconee, the cottages offer a spacious retreat that’s perfect for any golf lover. The golf course was recognized as one of the finest collection of golf courses in the nation by GOLF Magazine. Legendary golfer, Tom Fazio, designed the award-winning course.

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Looking for something other than golf? As Georgia’s second largest lake,  Lake Oconee provides some of the state’s best fishing, along with swimming, boating, water skiing, camping, picnicking, and water skiing.

Accommodations near Lake Oconee

Rent the Club Cottages for a weekend, a week, or even a month! Each cottage feels like an escape from the hussle of the city. They are nestled in the Oconee forest, with views of the golf course and offer lake access.

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Cottages at Reynolds Lake Oconee

While they are perfect for groups of golfers coming to play, they also accommodate large families of up to eight people. That’s perfect for an extended family vacation. Each Club Cottage features four bedrooms, 4½ baths, and a full kitchen, as well as two open living spaces and an expansive porch area. The kitchen features modern brand-name appliances and an expansive refrigerator for guests that want to cook. The granite center-island in the kitchen, quickly became a social gathering spot for our family. My girls loved to sit at the stools to chat, while I cooked.

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The cottages are fully furnished and offer plenty of sitting area for families to relax and mingle. Neutral colors combined with the dark flooring made our cottage feel cozy and inviting. Each night, we relaxed around the stone fireplace, and every morning we enjoyed a cup of coffee on the porch.

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Dining Options at Lake Oconee

If fine dining and cocktails are more your style, there are several restaurant options located on property at Reynolds Lake Oconee.

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The National Tavern Restaurant

The National Tavern is the newest restaurant and within walking distance of the cottages. It features casual cuisine with a pub-like atmosphere that’s warm and inviting. I enjoyed the delicious Lemon Fennel Glazed Salmon and my husband had the Tavern Steak. Everything was delicious and filling. We were definitely spoiled!

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Eighty8 Kitchen

For breakfast, our family noshed on Southern favorites at Eighty8 Kitchen.

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Here you can find southern favorites like Biscuits & Gravy, Bacon, Eggs, Grits, and fresh Omelettes. Saturday and Sundays they serve buffet style. You will definitely leave with full and happy bellies!

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With six total dining options, there are plenty of options for families that prefer dining out.

Activities to do around Reynolds Lake Oconee

Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds

Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds is nestled in the wilderness of Greensboro, Georgia. Woven into the gorgeous 100 acre countryside of Lake Oconee, Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds at Reynolds Lake Oconee features the unparalleled beauty of Greensboro, a variety of shooting challenges, as well as a multitude of other outdoor adventures to be had for the non-shooter.

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The shooting courses and archery range at Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds are designed for men, women, and children.

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They’re all encompassing and make for an exciting family experience, and if you aren’t interested in shooting, you can still enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities.

Visit the Oconee Brewing Company

If beer is your thing, then I would recommend a visit to the Oconee Brewing Company located in the City of Greensboro, GA.  Here you can experience delicious and unique hand crafted beer.

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They offer a retail production facility and a tasting room, along with scheduled public tours.

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Formerly a mill house, Oconee Brewing Company offers a great indoor/outdoor space for entertainment, events, and gatherings. You can find these hand crafted beers all across Georgia.

While Reynolds Lake Oconee is a great weekend getaway from Atlanta, you may be tempted to ‘linger longer’. I suggest turning weekend visits into a three-four-or five day family retreat. It’s a great location to reconnect as a family. The Southern hospitality, luxury resort amenities and breathtaking views will leave you wanting more.

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Winona is the author of Southern Family Lifestyle, a national blog focusing on food, family and travel. Her site was nominated this year as the Top 10 Parenting blogs in Atlanta according to Care.com. In her spare time, she loves to travel with her family and cook. Winona and her husband have four children and five grandchildren living in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia.

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