We are just back from a visit to The Lodge on Little St. Simon's Island with our extended family of five, including young adult children. It was an excellent get-away for a family with varying interests, all relating to the outdoors. We were able to get out from under one another for activities, then meet up for meals. The sleeping quarters could be compared, perhaps, to an upscale Adirondack camp of the 1940's with nothing left to chance, including a fully outfitted drinks refrigerator, games, pre-stamped post cards and two (!) different types of washcloths. We took up 3 of the 4 rooms in our cabin, Cedar Lodge, but never felt we were in the way of the couple in the 4th room. Every guest there was extremely compatible, all nature lovers. We were outfitted with binoculars, boots and rain ponchos and sun and bug protection by superbly trained naturalists who acted as available (but not compulsory) camp counselors and took twice daily outings to watch birds, hike, kayak, fish and track the animals on the island. We had no idea that Georgia still had such a wild, spectacular unspoiled coastline, similar to northern Maine, due largely to the private efforts of several environmentally conscious individuals in the spirit of the Rockefeller's Adirondack Park Preserve of the last century. The three meals plus cocktails served daily in the main lodge were outstanding. One's every need is met and each of us left feeling we had had a fantastic time. March was a good time to go, with cool but sunny weather, lots of nesting birds and no bugs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prized for its pristine natural beauty, gracious hospitality and secluded worlds-away appeal, Little St. Simons Island is a private barrier island just off the Georgia coast. One of the crown jewels of Georgia's famed Golden Isles, Little St. Simons Island offers 7 miles of deserted beaches and 10,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness for exploration and relaxation. Privately owned, Little St. Simons Island has retained the charm and unhurried pace of coastal living. Moss draped live oaks and glistening marshes surround cozy accommodations in six charming cottages for no more than 32 overnight guests. The island is a paradise for nature lovers and offers a host of recreational, naturalist-led experiences including birding, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, interpretive tours, beachcombing, fishing and swimming. Accessible only by boat, this extraordinary natural sanctuary-among the last of its kind anywhere- welcomes your discovery. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Lodge On Little St. Simons Island Hotel Saint Simons Island