If you’re in the mood for a fall getaway, we’ve got two destinations sure to satisfy your travel bug. The first is Reynolds Plantation, located in Greensoboro, Georgia, right by Lake Oconee. Whether you want to relax or play, there will be something for everyone at this resort style getaway. One of the biggest draws of Reynolds Plantation is Lake Oconee, Georgia’s second biggest lake with 19,000 acres of water. If you’re looking for water sports or fishing opportunities situated in a spectacular natural beauty, this is the getaway for you. The lake was created in 1979 and is so large that it touches borders of three counties. With 324 miles of shoreline, you never have to see another person if you don’t want to, but that doesn’t mean convenience isn’t available. The lake has four full-service marinas as well as boat storage and rental. If water sports are your kind of thing, this lake has plenty of room to safely water board, ski and tube without ever worrying about a thing. This is vacation. Fishing is also plentiful with breeds like largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie and catfish. The only thing that might put you in rush is your hungry belly.
And don’t worry golfers, we’ve got you covered. Reynolds Plantation has six golf courses “which equates to a new challenge almost every day of the week.” If you’re having trouble with your swing or are finally getting around to picking up the clubs, you can stop by the The Kingdom club to get personalized swing analysis and fitting. In addition to the two main draws, there are a variety of activities including tennis and hiking trails to take up your time. If this is sounding too much like a rustic getaway, take a pause and think about the fact htat you’ll be staying at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, which houses an award winning spa and several renowned restaurants. Like we said, there truly is something for everyone here.
If you’re looking for somewhere a little farther north because you’re trying to escape the heat, consider heading to Bear Lake Reserve in western North Carolina. There, the mountains will help deflect some of the heat, but the daytime is still warm enough to engage in all the water activities you want. Situated on 2,100 acres, Bear Lake offers a lake beach, boating, fishing, hiking, tennis, and golf. While you’re there, The Lake Club will likely be your main hub. This 14,000 square foot facility houses two restaurants, a lakefront pool and hot tub, a movie theater, and children’s play retreat. Bear Lake also has an 800 square feet fitness and spa center for those that want to stay fit and relaxed on vacation and a marina and watersport rental facility for navigating the calm waters. If you want an “old style lodge” experience with modern amenities, Bear Lake Reserve will suit your needs and more. Find out more about the vacation experience here.