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Southern Hospitality Ritz Carlton-Style - Reynolds

A July 2005 trip to Greensboro by ChrisfromMiami

Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Planation Photo, Greensboro, Georgia More Photos
Quote: The Ritz Carlton's Reynolds Planation on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA, is a wonderfully relaxing place to fish, golf, go to the spa, or just lie by the pool.

Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Planation

Hotel | "Ritz Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Planation"

Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Planation Photo, Greensboro, Georgia
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Since many Ritz Carltons run summer specials in hot climates, we got a very good deal for a regular room with a garden view. However, upon arrival at the resort, we found we had been given a major upgrade. Not only were we given a lakefront room, but it was on the club level, which at a Ritz means five free food services a day and free drinks (alcoholic beverages included) 24/7. Needless to say, we were thrilled! The resort itself is gorgeous. There was lots of wood, fireplaces, beautiful stone floors throughout, and majestic views of the 19,500-acre lake everywhere you turn. Our room was large and had a wonderful view from the 5th-floor balcony. Comfy Adirondack chairs adorned our balcony...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2005

Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Planation
One Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, Georgia
706-467-0600

Gaby's by the Lake

Restaurant

Gaby's by the Lake Photo, Greensboro, Georgia
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The view from Gaby's is outrageous! This is an open-air restaurant right on Lake Oconee with comfy seats, great service and very good food. Certainly a fabulous spot where you could easily spend a lazy afternoon with friends. The food was very good and, as always, in true Ritz Carlton style, the service was excellent. The southern nachos were divine and very original. I never would have thought to make nachos with BBQ beef. After a day of fishing, we brought our catch to Gaby's so it could be prepared for our dinner. When our dinner was served the entire waitstaff, management and chef delivered it to our table. The hybrid bass we caught on Lake Ocoee was delicious. The chef ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2005

Gaby's by the Lake
Ritz Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
Greensboro, Georgia 30642
706/467-0600

Lake Oconee

Attraction | "Fishing on Lake Oconee"

Lake Oconee Photo, Greensboro, Georgia
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Literally, for the first hour, we were bringing up the lines two fish at a time. In two hours total, we probably caught 15 fish. We kept eight of them. One was a large-mouth bass that our guide asked if we wouldn't mind throwing back since we had eight fish on board already, and he would bring about $1,000 in a tournament. We happily obliged.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2005

Lake Oconee

Greensboro, Georgia

Ritz Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Spa  Photo, Greensboro, Georgia
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This was by far the most gorgeous spa facility I have ever enjoyed. As with the rest of the resort, the 26,000-square-foot spa had gorgeous wood throughout, beautiful rock floors, and fireplaces everywhere you looked. Although the spa services were not the best I had ever experienced, they were very good. The facility alone would be worth the visit.

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Miami, Florida