Explore another side of the South - just 75 miles east of the vibrant metropolis of Atlanta and 80 miles west of Augusta National golf course, but a world away from the hustle of city living. Lake Oconee offers unforgettable adventures in the spellbinding great outdoors, endless golfing and soulful relaxation, including our world-class spa treatments. The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is the perfect place to discover all that Georgia’s Lake Country has to offer.
Greene County Tourism's website "Visit Lake Oconee" is the most comprehensive spot to find the most interesting events and family-style activities in Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro and surrounding areas. Locally operated, they'll take you to the best places to see, the cool things to do and of course gives you insight on what the locals love to do in our beautiful town.
The historic Greensboro Auditorium sits in the heart of downtown Greensboro. The building’s rich history as a home to community events, musical performances, and educational functions as well as its location in the center of the city’s historic commercial district make it ripe for redevelopment as a performing arts auditorium.
Contact: (706) 453-0905 | Distance: 21 Minutes/13.6 Miles | Website
Greene County African-American Cultural Museum
Dr. Calvin M. Barber was the second African American doctor in Greene County. This one-and-a-half story Craftsman Bungalow was built c. 1925 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Open Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday by appointment.
Contact: (706) 342-4412 | Distance: 23 minutes/14.3 Miles
Greene County Historical Society Museum
Just off the main street of Greensboro, the museum’s collection of artifacts, photographs and manuscripts provide a glimpse of the people and events that shaped Greene County’s beginnings. Open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment.
Contact: (706) 453-7534 | Distance: 21 minutes/13.6 Miles
Formed in 2007, Oconee Performing Arts Society (OPAS) is a nonprofit cultural arts organization which brings top quality live music, theatre and dance performances to the Lake Oconee region. OPAS has performances planned through out the year, from outdoor concerts to live theatre productions to family-style events. Events take place at a variety of area venues.
Lake Oconee’s hometown, Greensboro is steeped in southern history and tradition, and rich with elegant ante-bellum homes and churches. The historical buildings in the downtown area are filled with enticing wares, featuring antiques, clothing, gifts, and jewelry. Greensboro’s Better Hometown Program sponsors numerous events throughout the year.
Tours of Greensboro and other local historic towns like nearby Madison, which was spared from destruction by Sherman's Army during the Civil War. Stop by our Concierge desk and our Ladies and Gentlemen would be delighted to provide more information to plan your trip.
Contact: (706) 453-7592 | Distance: 21 minutes/13.6 Miles | Website
Downtown Madison, Georgia
Madison's pre Civil War and Victorian homes, as well as its tastefully restored downtown, offer a wide range of shops, tastes, sights and services that delight visitors from this country and abroad, as they travel along Georgia's Antebellum Trail, the Georgia Antiques Trail and the Historic Heartland travel region.
The earliest grave is that of a Revolutionary War soldier, Major Jonas Fauche, who was in charge of Greene County military operations during the Creek raids of 1780. Many prominent people of our state’s history have been laid to rest here. Some of those laid to rest are; Governor Peter Early, who served as the governor for Georgia during the height of the Creek War of 1813 to 1814, Revolutionary War soldiers, Jeremiah Sandford who was a neighbor and close friend of George Washington also serving under him in the Revolutionary War during the siege of Yorktown, and forty-five unknown Confederate soldiers. Please stop by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce to pick up a cemetery tour. Address: North East Street.
Distance: 23 minutes/14.1 Miles
We invite you to see the beautiful sights of Reynolds Plantation like you’ve never seen them before - on a Segway Personal Transporter (PT). Guided tours are available taking participants on a 90-minute leisure ride on one of the most unique and innovative modes of transportation. Guest must be at least 12 years old with parent riding. Weight requirements are 90-250lbs. Tours are offered daily by reservation through the resort concierge. $135 per person.
The Old “Gaol”
Believed to be the oldest standing masonry jail structure in the state, the building has remained virtually unchanged since its completion in 1807. The gallows and trap door still remain where prisoners were dropped to their death. The jail with its two foot thick granite blocks was patterned after the Bastille in Paris. It was used until 1895. tours can be arranged with the Greene County Chamber of Commerce by calling 706-453-7592.
Contact: (706) 467-7592 | Distance: 21 minutes/13.6 Miles
Downtown Greensboro, Georgia
A little farther down the road in downtown Greensboro, several unique shops can be found as well as a little bit of history. Downtown Greensboro offers amazing and unique boutique shops where you can find something to flatter yourself or a friend.
Places of Interest include: Dreamcatcher’s Antiques, Genuine Georgia, Greensboro Antique Mall, Greensboro Antique Mall, Traditions Old & New, Jen's Gifts, LithaMoon Fine Art Gallery, Murphy's Gifts & More, World Decor.
Only minutes away, but more than expected, Lake Oconee Village is pedestrian-friendly 609-acre master-planned retail, office, and residential community offering guests a quick shopping retreat for luxury items with a southern flair.
Boutiques include: Art of Oconee, Aurum Jewelry and Art, Madeleine Page Classy Footwear and Accessories, MandeVilla Flowers, Gifts, and Accessories, Paper Soiree and Magnolia Art Gallery.
Give someone special a taste of the elegance and luxury you enjoyed at the resort, or indulge yourself with a remembrance of your time with us. Our gift shop offers signature apparel and other items with the distinctive Ritz-Carlton attention to detail.
The Spa Boutique shop
The Spa Boutique retail outlet at The Ritz-Carlton Spa offers spa products from the prestigious MD Skincare, Naturopathica, Emminence, Epicuren and signature Ritz-Carlton “Spa Fresh” skincare lines as well as accessories including aromatherapy candles, homeopathic remedies, athletic clothing and swimwear. For the mother-to-be, we offer specialty lines from Mamma Mio and Epicuren Baby while the Spa Baby Boutique offers clothing and accessories for the little ones and a variety of baby spa items.
Enjoy a little exercise while exploring our warm and friendly community by bicycle. Bicycle rentals can be arranged through the resort Concierge.
Canoes and Kayaks
Water rentals can be reserved in advance through the Concierge and picked up at the resort’s floating docks and include Canoes, Solo and Tandem Kayaks and Pedal Boats.
Hunting and dirt-bike riding resort near Union Point attracts dirt-bike enthusiast from around the globe. Visitors can ride seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Contact: (707) 486-4603 | Distance: 41 minutes/30.1 Miles | Website
For more information please see our golf page. Guests of the resort have exclusive access to 99 holes of golf. With five signature world-class courses, The Reynolds Golf Academy and The Kingdom, there is no shortage of golf for our guests.
Contact: (706) 467-7135
This pleasant Hiking, Biking and Walking Trail winds slowly through Georgia woodlands. The whole trail is 8 miles round trip and is marked every ½ mile.
Horseback Trail Riding
Lake Oconee Outfitters offers trail rides through Georgia’s Lake Country. Their stables employ only the highest quality, well-trained Paint and Quarter houses for your enjoyment. Each horse is individually matched to each rider’s experience-level and interest to enhance your riding experience. For the little buckaroos, they have a variety of training rides available that are designed to introduce them to horseback riding in a fun atmosphere.
Lake Oconee offers tremendous opportunity for the fishing enthusiast. Enjoy the ultimate day on the water with a professional guides from Lake Oconee outfitters who will not only take you to where the fish are biting, but will also share with you their inside angling secrets. Opportunities abound for trophy largemouth bass, crappie, hybrids and white bass. All of these species can be caught by a variety of fishing techniques from trolling to casting.
12 World-class tennis courts managed by internationally-renowned tennis management company, Peter Burwash International are available for Ritz-Carlton guests’ use at the nearby Lake Club Tennis Center in Reynolds Plantation. Tennis arrangements including court rental, tennis lessons and ball machine rentals are available through the resort concierge.