The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is an elegant getaway just east of Atlanta. If you are familiar with the Ritz-Carlton brand then you already know the incredible family–friendly atmosphere of their properties. From the rooms to the activities, kids are not an afterthought. Reynolds Plantation is must-do escape for every family. Here is your bucket list of adventure at this Greensboro escape.
Celebrate with fireworks! There is still enough time to enjoy the final Lake Summer Concert Series. AiA, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, will play on the lakeside lawn Sept. 6 from 7:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Fireworks immediately follow the concert. If you miss this one, be sure to watch their Facebook page for upcoming events, including extraordinary fall and winter celebrations for the kids.
Ride the train. My little guy loved riding the Linger Longer Express around the Reynolds Plantation property. The 10-minute ride is complimentary for hotel guests, and leaves the lobby at 3 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Nosh on s’mores by the lake. Ask my kiddos about their favorite event of our stay and they will both tell you, “S’mores!” Every evening the Ritz-Carlton team lights the cozy lakeside bonfire and offers gigantic sticks with marshmallows for kids (and parents!) to roast. You’ll also find graham crackers, chocolate and plenty of lemonade. The celebration is complimentary for guests and begins at 8 p.m. each evening, running until 10 p.m. (and later on weekends).
Play at the lake. With Lake Oconee as the beautiful backdrop to this Ritz resort, you can’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the water. Play at the beach with plenty of sand for the kids, jumping mats and more. Venture further with Yolo boards, pedal boats, kayaks or canoes for rent (or opt for the Resort Activity Package for unlimited access.) Jet skis and boats are also available for rental.
Relax at the outdoor pool. The infinity pool overlooking Lake Oconee is breathtaking. The deck was recently renovated with additional seating and restrooms, also. Don’t miss the small kiddo-pool. It’s perfect for toddlers under the shade of an umbrella, but I could not keep my guys out of the big pool. With wait staff on hand from Gaby’s By The Lake, you can order lunch or drinks while you swim.
Sip on an (Un)Buzzed Lightyear. Speaking of drinks by the pool, ordering your kids an Unbuzzed Lightyear is a must! This mocktail is a blue lemonade filled with gummy bears. While hubby and I enjoyed piña coladas, the boys felt special with their “fancy drinks.” Another Ritz-Carlton touch that makes staying here special for kiddos.
Ritz Kids Camp. This is the only bucket list item we didn’t check off; kiddos must be 5 years old to participate so we have a few years to go. Mom and Dad can take a short respite at the spa or on the golf course while the kids enjoy a structured program with activities that are both physical and creative.
This is just the tip of the iceberg at Reynolds Plantation. It’s more than a resort…it’s an oasis for the entire family. Read more about why we named it The Best Family Resort in Georgia.