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Join us this fall for activities such as seasonal spa treatments, holiday events, lawn games, hiking and biking trails, s’mores by the fire, stargazing in the backyard and swimming in our infinity pool and indoor lap pool.

October

Activities in October

Daily

Daily

  • Fall themed scavenger hunt with the Ritz Kids Concierge.
  • A “Corny” Guessing Game: a month long challenge to guess how many candy corns are in the witch’s magic glass cauldron.
  • Spooktacular rides on the Linger Longer Express at 10 a.m. and 3

Saturday, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017

  • 2 p.m. - Mad Science Experiments*: Expand the early love of experimenting with take home science experiments.  We’ve rounded up a variety classic concoctions so get ready to make lightening, grow crystals and launch a rocket right in our Ritz Kids Lab.
  • 3 p.m. - Creepy Candy Creating: Holiday confections made alongside our sugar wizards
  • 4 p.m. - The Great Pumpkin Carving* Join us lakeside for this classic fall activity and let your imagination run wild on your blank pumpkin canvas. Priced at $75 per pumpkin. 
  • 9 to 7 p.m. - Happy Haunted Hay Rides: Haunted tales of Halloween past are told as guests make their way around the property.
  • 8 p.m. - S’mores by the Campfire: Join us around the campfire, toasting the perfect marshmallow as you search for the Big Dipper in the starry sky.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

  • 1 p.m. - The Great Pumpkin Carving* and Creepy Candy Creating.
  • 5 p.m. - Costume Parade and Trick or Treating on the Spooktacular Linger Longer Express.
  • 6 to 7 p.m. - Happy Haunted Hay Rides: Haunted tales of Halloween past are told as guests make their way around the property.
  • 8 p.m. - S’mores, Spooky Stories and Songs by the Campfire: Live acoustic music captures the fun of the season followed by spooky stories.

*Please contact our Resort Concierge at 706.467.7130 to secure your reservation for Mad Science Experiments and The Great Pumpkin Carving. 

Monday Night Flights at Georgia’s

Mondays from 6-10 p.m.

Let our resident Whiskey expert put together a featured Whiskey flight ranging from Woodford Reserve Personal Selection to Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select. The whiskey flight will range from $35-100 depending on whiskey selection.

Bacon, Brews & Pigskin at Gaby’s by the Lake

Thursdays at 5 p.m. Sundays All day

Head to Gaby’s by the Lake to watch your favorite teams. Restaurant Manager, Eric Jackson, will pair our house-made bacons with regional craft beers.

Saturday Bourbon Class in Georgia’s

Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us every Saturday in Georgia’s from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. for a lesson on a Southern favorite, bourbon. Our resident Bourbon Expert, will educate you on the origin, history, process and flavor profile of bourbon. The class will also include samples at $22 per person and will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. This unique experience has limited availability.

Please call our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135 to secure your reservation.

Five for Five at Linger Longer Steakhouse

Daily, 4 - 6 p.m.

Chef Casey has partnered with our Bar Chefs to create a tapas-style menu available at Linger Longer Bar. The menus will feature 5 cocktail selections and 5 appetizers for $5 each and will be available at our bar from 4 - 6 p.m.

Romantic Lakeside Chiminea Dining

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sunset provides an engaging backdrop for a romantic, unique and memorable dining experience lakeside. Bask in the glow of your personal chiminea bonfire while relaxing in Adirondack chairs. Enjoy a private dinner with various menus to choose from, in addition to chilled champagne, assorted truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Guest Relations Team at (706) 467-7135.

The Ritz Kids Program

Full Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., includes Lunch Half Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12. Children will enjoy nature hikes, hooking fish and spending a day of adventure they’ll soon not forget. Offering full or half-day options, seven days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child. Cost is $85 for full day and $65 per half day.

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Concierge Team at (706) 467-7130.

S’mores by the Lake

Daily, 8 - 10 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is pleased to have you join our complimentary s’mores celebration daily by the rustic, lodge campfire. As you walk through our doors and time begins to slow down, come huddle around the warmth of the resort’s cozy lakeside bonfire and indulge in our signature tradition of delicious s’mores created just to your liking. The fire is lighted daily from 8 to 10 p.m., just outside of Georgia’s restaurant.

The Linger Longer Express

Daily, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

All aboard The Linger Longer Express! Explore scenic areas of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee with a complimentary ten-minute ride in the one-of-a-kind, eco-efficient locomotive. The Linger Longer Express departs from the front drive daily, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

November

Floral Seasons of the South Workshop

Sunday, November 19, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. $85 per guest

The language of flowers is a universal one, where the message changes with the season.  In a silent dialogue, Floral Seasons of the South Workshop will provide a hands-on experience focusing on using garden flowers and local greeneries to bring the outside message in.  Led by local Floral and Décor Designer, Kent Duffey known for his creative style and southern roots.  While Kent shares secrets of the trade he will demonstrate how to bring creative designs to life.

The November Floral Seasons of the South Workshop rings in the true celebration of the holidays.  As menus are being prepared for family dinners and twinkle lights begin to light up the neighborhoods it is the ideal time to bring floral life into the home.  Celebrate the holidays by combining assorted evergreens, cones, pods, berries, mosses, and branches into a stylish doorway decoration to welcome all guests. Décor that will be able to be hung from Thanksgiving until the New Year with just a few simple adjustments.

Priced at $85 per guest, the workshop includes all garden florals and supplies, floral vessel, light refreshments and a champagne toast.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Make your reservation today by calling our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135.

Annual Lighting at the Lake and Live Entertainment Featuring Matt Wertz

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 starting at 6 p.m.

Join us as we officially launch the holiday season with the resort’s annual “Lighting at the Lake” along with an evening of entertainment featuring Matt Wertz. Singer and songwriter Wertz will perform holiday favorites from his album Snow Globe, with his signature acoustic style while adding a little holiday flare.  Combined with the resorts gorgeous holiday setting, it promises to be a relaxed and fun evening for everyone.  We are grateful for our returning guests and look forward to meeting those of you joining us for the first time.

Thanksgiving Brunch

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Celebrate the holiday together with your family with Thanksgiving favorites.  Reservations are available the first seating 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the second at seating 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. priced at $85 per adult and $48 per child, ages 4-12. Children under the age of 3 are complimentary. Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation.
Reservations will open on October 2. 

Ice Skating Rink

From November 22

Our beautiful 6,000-square-foot Ice Rink in The Forest will open Wednesday, November 22 at 4 p.m.  Invigorating exercise and fun are topped off with hot cocoa or hot apple cider.  Skating will be available daily through January 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m.
Ice Skating is complimentary for all Hotel guests within the Resort Fee. 

Ritz Kids Night Out - Elves in Training

Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Gather with The Ritz-Carlton elves for an evening filled with Christmas games, festive dinner, holiday snacks and a special toy created by our elves. Space is limited and reservations are required, so please dial 706.467.7130 to secure your reservation. The cost is $75 per child and includes dinner. 
Reservations will open on October 2. 

Elf Tuck-ins with Special Treats

Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Children will be treated to a holiday book reading in their guestrooms at bedtime and receive a copy of a Santa-autographed copy of either T’was the Night Before Christmas or Dooley’s Crew favorite holiday book, Olive the Other Reindeer.  Milk and cookies will complete the evening before they’re snuggled into their beds for a good night’s sleep.  Space is limited and reservations are required; please dial 706.467.7130. The cost is $45 per guestroom.
Reservations will open on October 2. 

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1 p.m.

The most lovable lady of the season will charm little ones with classic Christmas tales throughout the holidays. Santa’s Helpers will also deliver holiday surprises. This experience is complimentary to all hotel guests.
Reservations will open on October 2. 

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Children of all ages will delight in attending Breakfast with Santa where your child's wish list can be shared with him personally.  Young guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet featuring miniature pancakes, muffins, waffles and other pint-sized breakfast items.  Families will also receive one complimentary 5x7 inch photo with Santa.  Reservations are required and priced $48 per adult and $28 per child, ages 4 to 12.  Children under the age of 3 are complimentary.  Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation.
Reservations will open on October 2. 

Gingerbread Workshop

Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Join Mrs. Claus and her elves in building a Gingerbread house.  She will supply guests the pre-built house, candy, icing, and a box in which to take your creation home.  Guests will also enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and cider. Each station is designed for one to two people to decorate.  The Gingerbread Workshop priced at $65 per house.  Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation.
Reservations will open on October 2.

For additional information about any of holiday events, please contact our Resort Concierge at 706.467.7130. 

Saturday Bourbon Class in Georgia’s

Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join us every Saturday in Georgia’s from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. for a lesson on a Southern favorite, bourbon. Our resident Bourbon Expert, will educate you on the origin, history, process and flavor profile of bourbon. The class will also include samples at $22 per person and will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. This unique experience has limited availability.

Please call our Guest Relations Team at 706.467.7135 to secure your reservation.

Five for Five at Linger Longer Steakhouse

Daily, 4 - 6 p.m.

Chef Casey has partnered with our Bar Chefs to create a tapas-style menu available at Linger Longer Bar. The menus will feature 5 cocktail selections and 5 appetizers for $5 each and will be available at our bar from 4 - 6 p.m.

Romantic Lakeside Chiminea Dining

Daily, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Sunset provides an engaging backdrop for a romantic, unique and memorable dining experience lakeside. Bask in the glow of your personal chiminea bonfire while relaxing in Adirondack chairs. Enjoy a private dinner with various menus to choose from, in addition to chilled champagne, assorted truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Guest Relations Team at (706) 467-7135.

The Ritz Kids Program

Full Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., includes Lunch Half Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12. Children will enjoy nature hikes, hooking fish and spending a day of adventure they’ll soon not forget. Offering full or half-day options, seven days a week, Ritz Kids has something for every child. Cost is $85 for full day and $65 per half day.

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance; kindly dial our Concierge Team at (706) 467-7130.

S’mores by the Lake

Daily, 8 - 10 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is pleased to have you join our complimentary s’mores celebration daily by the rustic, lodge campfire. As you walk through our doors and time begins to slow down, come huddle around the warmth of the resort’s cozy lakeside bonfire and indulge in our signature tradition of delicious s’mores created just to your liking. The fire is lighted daily from 8 to 10 p.m., just outside of Georgia’s restaurant.

The Linger Longer Express

Daily, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

All aboard The Linger Longer Express! Explore scenic areas of The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee with a complimentary ten-minute ride in the one-of-a-kind, eco-efficient locomotive. The Linger Longer Express departs from the front drive daily, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

December

December Events

Daily

Ice Skating Rink
Our beautiful 6,000-square-foot Ice Rink in The Forest will open Wednesday, November 22 at 4 p.m. Invigorating exercise and fun are topped off with hot cocoa or hot apple cider.  Skating will be available daily through January 8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Ice Skating is complimentary for all Hotel guests within the Resort Fee.        

The Gingerbread House in the Lobby
Pastry Chef David Campbell, and his team of culinary professionals are turning a Christmas fantasy into reality by crafting a one-of-a-kind, life-sized Gingerbread House in the hotel’s main lobby.        

Letters to the North Pole
Stop by the Ritz Kids Concierge to write and drop off your note for Santa Claus.  Our helpful elves will put it on the first sleigh back to the North Pole for you.

Caroling on the Linger Longer Express
Just in time for the holiday season, straight from the North Pole; the Linger Longer Express is all decked out and ready for carolers of all ages to hop aboard and sing along to a few Christmas classics.  Caroling rides depart from the front drive daily at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

Children of all ages will delight in attending Breakfast with Santa where your child's wish list can be shared with him personally.  Young guests will enjoy a breakfast buffet featuring miniature pancakes, muffins, waffles and other pint-sized breakfast items.  Families will also receive one complimentary 5x7” photo with Santa.  Reservations are required and priced $48 per adult and $28 per child, ages 4 to 12.  Children under the age of 3 are complimentary.  

Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation.  

Gingerbread Workshop

Saturday, December 2, 9, 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join Mrs. Claus and her elves in building a Gingerbread house.  She will supply guests the pre-built house, candy, icing, and a box in which to take your creation home.  Guests will also enjoy cookies, hot chocolate and cider. Each station is designed for one to two people to decorate.  The Gingerbread Workshop priced at $65 per house. 

Please call our Restaurant Coordinator at 706.467.7059 to secure your reservation.  

Reindeer Games

Saturday, December 2, 9, 23 and 30, 2017

A holiday favorite, this game room will feature fun that even Rudolph would enjoy.  Time and location may vary.

Crafting Christmas

Saturday, December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Join our talented artist for a morning to paint holiday cards and ornaments with loved ones. This experience is by reservation only, so please dial 706.467.7130 for reservations. The cost is $25 per guest.

This experience is by reservation only, so please dial 706.467.7130 for reservations. 

Winter Wreath Decorating

Saturday, December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Customize each wreath with holiday flare, and enjoy the smell of the fresh pine for weeks to come.  This experience is by reservation only, so please dial 706.467.7130 for reservations. The cost is $25 per person.

This experience is by reservation only, so please dial 706.467.7130 for reservations. 

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Saturday, December 2, 9, 16 and Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 1 p.m.

The most lovable lady of the season will charm little ones with classic Christmas tales throughout the holidays. Santa’s Helpers will also deliver holiday surprises. This experience is complimentary to all hotel guests.

Ritz Kids Night Out - Elves in Training

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15-23 at 6 p.m.

Gather with The Ritz-Carlton elves for an evening filled with Christmas games, festive dinner, holiday snacks and a special toy created by our elves. Space is limited and reservations are required, so please dial 706.467.7130 to secure your reservation. The cost is $75 per child and includes dinner. 

Please dial 706.467.7130 to secure your reservation

Elf Tuck-ins with Special Treats

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 and 30 and 31 at 7 p.m.

Children will be treated to a holiday book reading in their guestrooms at bedtime and receive a copy of a Santa-autographed copy of either T’was the Night Before Christmas or Dooley’s Crew favorite holiday book, Olive the Other Reindeer.  Milk and cookies will complete the evening before they’re snuggled into their beds for a good night’s sleep. The cost is $45 per guestroom.

Space is limited and reservations are required; please dial 706.467.7130.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

Sunday, December 31, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Count down to 2018 with the New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.  Dance the night away with live musical entertainment from The Tams in the Ballroom.  Enjoy a cash bar serving up cocktail favorites throughout the evening.  Guests will also enjoy a festive, complimentary champagne toast at the stroke of midnight to ring in the New Year.  Resort-casual wear is suggested and the celebration is complimentary for hotel guests of all ages.

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