Discover Georgia at This Lakefront Vacation Resort


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Just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, the town of Greensboro tells of southern history and tradition, its downtown filled with antebellum homes, churches and antiques stores. Twenty miles away, Lake Oconee, home to this luxury hotel, offers yet another side of story; a tranquil retreat surrounded by natural beauty. A true vacation destination, this Georgia resort encourages guests to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with family, friends and themselves. Five championship golf courses offer 99 holes of play. In the summer, the lake hosts kayaking, standup paddleboarding and other watersports, while winter features ice skating and fireside s’mores.

On-Site Outlets
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The Spa

The spa offers a nearly 30,000 sq.-ft. retreat with extensive relaxation facilities. Treatments are elevated versions of traditional therapies, and The Spa includes a spacious nail area offer dedicated services.

Phone:   +1 706-467-7185
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Appointment required
Great Waters Golf Course Hole 9

Reynolds Lake Oconee Golf

Designed by renowned architects Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, Bob Cupp and Jack Nicklaus, the five championship courses offer 90 holes of play, each using nature to challenge and inspire.

Phone:   +1 706-467-1587
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Fitness Center

Registered hotel guests enjoy complimentary access to the Fitness Center.

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
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Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds

The pristine grounds feature an unmatched selection of shooting challenges and sporting endeavors.

Family Pool Fun


Spa Pool

Mon-Sun : 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Infinity Pool

Mon-Sun : 9:00 AM-10:00 PM

Family Pool

Mon-Sun : 9:00 AM-10:00 PM


Art of Relaxation
Luxury Spa With Southern Roots

The healing elements of water, the benefits of locally cultivated herbs and the science behind products from ESPA and Eminence come together at this luxury spa resort in Georgia. Among the highlights of this Lake Oconee resort, the spa offers a nearly 30,000 sq.-ft. retreat with extensive relaxation facilities including saunas, steam rooms, cold plunge pools and an expanded ladies’ lounge as well as an indoor pool. Treatments are elevated versions of traditional therapies, and The Spa includes a spacious nail area offer dedicated services.

Featured Spa Treatments

Marine Hydrating Facial

A transformative facial that delivers intense hydration to your skin. This facial features super humectant Hyaluronic Acid and moisture-boosting Marine Algae. This facial features a Dr. Dennis Gross professional facial peel, a cooling and deeply hydrating marine modeling mask, as well as a LED light therapy mask to smooth wrinkles and diminish discoloration for a beautiful youthful complexion.

Vitamin C Brightening Facial

Boost skin repair, radiance, and moisture levels with our Collagen and Vitamin C facial. This facial features a Dr. Dennis Gross professional facial peel, a mask that brightens, firms and soothes, as well as a LED light therapy mask to smooth wrinkles and diminish discoloration for a beautifully youthful complexion.

Stress Relief Massage

Revive tired and fatigued muscles with this traditional massage using moderate to firm pressure to leave a feeling of revitalization and relaxation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Let us help you plan a day of ultimate relaxation. Guests often have questions about spa treatments concerning what they should wear or if the treatment is safe with specific medical conditions. For your convenience, we have compiled answers to common questions you may find helpful in choosing the types of treatment that best meets your needs.

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Who can guide me in choosing my treatments?

  • Our spa reservation agents can assist you to plan the ideal spa experience catered to your needs.


How should I dress for my treatment?

  • Most body treatments are enjoyed without clothing; however, please wear whatever makes you comfortable. During all treatments, the body is fully draped, except for the area being worked on. Before and after your treatment, robes and slippers are provided.


Should I shave before a treatment?

  • Shaving is recommended but not necessary for men prior to a facial. If you do choose to shave prior to your facial, be sure to do so at least two hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Shaving is not recommended prior to any body treatments or hair removal services.


What about my jewelry and valuables?

  • If you are staying in the hotel, please leave valuable items in the safe in your guest room. Otherwise, lockers are available for your personal items in The Spa.


When should I arrive?

  • For your enhanced comfort and relaxation, we suggest that you arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled treatment.  This will allow you to relax in our lounge, dry sauna, whirlpool and eucalyptus steam rooms.


Are gift certificates available from the Spa?

  • You may purchase gift certificates for a specific dollar amount. Spa gift certificates can be used toward services or purchases at The Spa boutique. Contact the Spa for additional information.

What about my comfort?

  • This is your time, and you should delight in the experience to the fullest. Whether it is the room temperature, the amount of massage pressure or the volume of the music, please notify us of any discomforts or preferences. We request that cell phones and pagers be turned off in The Spa.


What if I have special health considerations?

  • When making reservations, please notify the agent if you have high blood pressure, allergies, any physical ailments or disabilities, or if you are pregnant (there are a few services that should be avoided during pregnancy, specifically in the first trimester, but many that can be enjoyed).


What if I am pregnant?

  • While there are a few services that should be avoided during pregnancy, there are many beneficial treatments that can be enjoyed. Please notify our Spa agents if you are pregnant when you make your appointments so that they can offer guidance.
  • Guests of The Ritz-Carlton Spa must be at least 18 years of age to enjoy The Spa facilities and amenities. Salon services are available to guests of all ages. Salon guests under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Spa facilities are complimentary to resort guests participating in the Resort Fee and $25 USD per day (excluding Saturdays) for Spa guests who are not registered at the resort.

  • Spa reservation agents will book treatment times and assist you with planning your Spa experience in advance. Kindly dial (706) 467-7185 to request spa and salon services. Please notify the Spa Concierge if you have high blood pressure, allergies, physical ailments, disabilities, or if you are pregnant. A credit card number is required at the time of booking to guarantee spa services. We kindly ask that cell phones and pagers be turned off upon entering The Spa.

  • For your enhanced comfort and relaxation, we suggest you arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled treatment to allow time to relax in the lounges, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpool. Arriving late will simply limit the time for your treatment, thus lessening its effectiveness and your pleasure. Your treatment will end on time so the next guest is not delayed. The full value of your treatment will be charged.

  • For your convenience, a 22% service charge will be added for each Spa service you receive. Gratuities will be dispersed to the Spa staff that served you during your visit. Additional gratuities may be provided at your discretion. Gift cards are available for purchase and can be used toward services or purchases in The Spa or resort.

  • If you must cancel or reschedule your Spa appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment time to avoid being charged the full-service fee. Cancellations of packages or private parties require 24-hour notice.
Lake and Recreation
Adventures on Lake Oconee

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee offers a wide range of recreational activities, whether your ideal day is spent on land or water. Begin the day with an exhilarating jet-ski ride or quiet fishing excursion, head out on the water with a pontoon boat or classic Hacker-Craft boat, jump into the Family Pool or relax with endless views at the Infinity Pool and cap off the day by roasting s’mores.

Pools and Beach
Infinity Pool

Infinity Pool

Your retreat awaits, featuring enless views of Lake Oconee. While the kids are out exploring, you can revel in the relaxation of a private cabana, a moment of peaceful respite, or simply sip Champagne as you listen to nature. From high-top bar tables to lounge chairs outfitted with plush terry covers, every detail is designed to create a poolside sanctuary. Available to guests 12 and older in the summer season.

Family Pool

Family Pool

Revel in the stunning lake views, experience the utter joy of childhood as you splash in the pool, and marvel at the memories being made. With interactive features like geysers and splash pads, the Family Pool is so much more than just a pool, it’s a destination for endless fun. The zero-entry provides easy access for even our youngest guests and the in-water benches are perfect for sipping cocktails in the sun.

Indoor Spa Pool

Indoor Spa Pool

Discover soothing serenity at the Indoor Spa Pool, the perfect place to swim laps or simply relax next to the poolside fireplace after receiving our signature Stress Relief Massage. Adult lap swimming is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and family swim time is open from 3 to 6 p.m. No matter what your idea of a dreamy day by the pool entails, we would be delighted to help you bring it to life.

Lakefront Beach

The Beach at Lake Oconee

Nothing says summer fun is quite like a day at the beach. Discover endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation at our private beach, where lounge chairs and umbrellas await. Enjoy food and beverage service from The Sand Bar, plus towels, sunscreen and just about everything else you might need from The Beach Hut.

Family Pool & Splash Shack

Splash Shack

Don’t let hunger slow down your fun in the sun. Featuring family favorites like nachos, wraps and salads, plus frozen cocktails, wine and beer on tap, the Splash Shack is the perfect place to refuel at the Famiy Pool.

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Sand Bar

Between dips in the lake and sun-tanning on the beach, refresh with local beers, frozen cocktails and grab and go snacks.

Oconee Classic Boats Tours
  • Cruise across Lake Oconee in style in one of our classic wooden Hacker-Craft Boats. Reserve the 30-foot Runabout Triple Cockpit Model (seats up to 9 guests) and embark on a lake adventure like never before. Dogs under 15 pounds are welcome to join.

  • Oconee Classic Boats Tours are available for pre-booking now, kindly call 706.347.8362 for additional details or visit to make your reservation.
Young Harris Water Sports Boat Rentals
  • Meet us on the boat docks for some family fun and adventure on Lake Oconee. Young Harris Water Sports is proud to offer a wide variety of motorized watercraft and water sport equipment including Jet Skis, Premium Tritoons, Ski Boats, Wake Boats and Double-Decker Tritoon with a slide. In addition to facilitating all action sports on the water, we also offer professional guided Fishing Excursions. Whether you are looking for a relaxing pontoon ride or some adventure tubing, Young Harris Water Sports will be happy to assist with all your needs.

  • Walk ups available Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the last boat going out at 5 p.m. Visit to secure reservations in advance. Captained services available for an additional fee.
Non-motorized Lake Activities
  • Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Reservations are not required, included in Resort Fee

  • Join us daily for non-motorized lake activities that are sure to keep you entertained for hours at our resort. Our stand up paddle boards are sturdy and fun to maneuver around Lake Oconee. They are also a great way to strengthen your core muscles while on vacation. Jump in a single or tandem kayak and paddle leisurely around Lake Oconee - you just may see Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons or Striped Bass jumping out of the water.
S’mores By The Lake
  • Gather under the stars for a complimentary s’mores celebration each evening. Enjoy the glow of the campfire and indulge in our favorite tradition in The Backyard. The campfire is lit nightly, outside of Amore del Lago restaurant, weather permitting. Complimentary for registered hotel guests.


Hiking or Running Trails
  • Featuring the beautiful scenery of Georgia's Lake Country, trails around the resort are fully paved with moderate to extreme elevation changes. Explore miles of trails at the lakeside resort by picking up a running map from our concierges to plan out the perfect distance for tomorrow’s run.


Bicycle Rentals
  • Explore the area with the family on adult mountain bikes and children's bikes, with or without training wheels.  Cruise around the lakeside resort on eight miles of trails, offering a variety of hills and curves for all levels.  Complimentary bike rentals within the Resort Fee.


The Photography Concierge
  • Let our dedicated team of on-site professionals help capture the perfect picture with a breathtaking backdrop for your family portrait or special occasion. All guests (excluding corporate groups) receive a complimentary photo session and a $50 print credit during their stay. For additional information, stop by The Photography Concierge desk located on The Lobby Level across from The Coffee Shop. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or call (706) 467-7060.
  • Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Reservations are not required, included in Resort Fee

  • Cast your line and unwind. Perfect for lazy summer days on your lake vacation, fishing from the bank, dock, or The Pointe is the ideal way to relax. Catch bream, sunfish, catfish, and bass with our convenient fishing rentals, including a pole, tackle, and bait.
Guided Fishing Services
  • Reserve your fishing adventure and enjoy a day on the waters of Lake Oconee with our expert guides. Fishing Excursions for 1 to 4 guests include 4-hour professional guide services, boat rental; possibility of catching Striper/Hybrid Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Crappie or Catfish (depending on season and lake conditions). For reservations or other information, please contact Resort Concierge at (706) 467-7130.
  • Spend an energetic day playing tennis at the Reynolds Lake Club Tennis Center.  There are two stadium-size and eight championship-size, lighted and tournament-ready courts. Eight of the courts are Har-Tru Hydro Courts and two are traditional hard courts. Private instruction and a state-of-the-art Playmate Ball machine are available when you need a partner. The Lake Club Tennis Center offers complimentary demo racquets and a full-service pro shop for all your tennis needs.

  • Reservations are required.

  • Contact the Resort Concierge for hours, pricing and reservations at 706.467.7130 or Tennis Shop at 706.467.1607.
Pools & Beach

Poolside Cabanas

Turn your day at the Infinity Pool into a VIP experience by reserving one of the exclusive Poolside Cabanas, unlocking access to premium seating and amenities. All packages include a Freshly Sliced Fruit Tray, Assorted Sun Bum Sunscreens, HD Television, Private Interior Seating, Ceiling Fan, Phone Charger, Lounge Chairs, Refrigerator stocked with chilled Bottled Waters and Pepsi Soft Drinks, and Cabana Captain Service. Upgrade your experience with a variety of package options. Reservations required.

Unwind in a Poolside Cabana

Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds

The hills and forests surrounding Sandy Creek Barn present a countryside with almost limitless possibilities for adventure. Woven into 100 acres of beautiful countryside, the pristine grounds feature an unmatched multifaceted selection of shooting challenges and sporting endeavors such as 20-station sporting clay course, five-stand cabin, air rifles, shooting games and instruction, archery, fishing and off-road course.

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Songwriter Series

Live at the Lake

Join us in the Backyard on select Saturday and Sunday evenings as we host a variety of talented songwriters and bands. Listen as these artists tell lyrical stories of love and life through their music. Among a mix of country, pop and folk genres, you will hear some familiar favorites as well as new releases you are sure to love. Relive all of the musical feels from last season with our Live at the Lake Spotify playlist curated with songs that encapsulate songwriter series.

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Saturday, August 12: Trannie Anderson, David DeVaul and Cameron Bedell, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

These writers are coming from Nashville, TN into Greensboro to dance the night away at the lake. As experts in the music writing industry, these musicians have written songs that have topped the country music charts.

Trannie Anderson has a knack for painting poetic portraits of small town living, set to dynamic, heartfelt melodies in a fresh, yet timeless way. Since 2018, she signed a co-publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing and has had songs recorded by artists such as Lainey Wilson, Dan + Shay, Meghan Trainor, Pentatonix, Reba McEntire and others. She has also had songs in ads/tv shows with T-Mobile, Dodge Ram, Marshall’s, American Idol and more. Listen as she artfully walks the line of deeply authentic storytelling in a universal fashion.

David DeVaul, an artist with 17 years of experience in writing songs, has collected an arsenal of Country, Pop, RnB, Hip Hop, Americana and Rock Music. David honed his musical craft while working a number of odd jobs to help support his musical career. While releasing his own music, he recorded a recent duet with Charlotte Leigh, “Love Like That”. David wrote songs for Red Marlow from The Voice and Rayvon Owens from American Idol.

Cameron Bedell is a Nashville based singer-songwriter from Wichita, Kansas. After being a contestant on Season 14 of American Idol, he recorded a cover of The Weeknd’s “Earned It”, which received after 20 million streams. Most recently, he penned the Jimmie Allen single “Down Home”, which became #1 on country radio for two straight weeks. He also had a release on the latest Dylan Scott record, “Tough”, inspired by his son Calvin. Cameron has produced Tiera alongside legendary Dan Huff and has co-written five total songs released by Tiera, including her first radio single, “Found It in You”. He had the Sony Music duo, Seaforth’s first radio single, “Breakups”, which is currently their highest streaming song on all platforms.

Sunday, September 3: Eric Dodd (Labor Day Weekend), 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Gather in the Backyard for our Songwriter Series with a crowd favorite, Eric Dodd. Sing along to your favorite songs and watch the night sky light up with fireworks to celebrate the holiday.

Eric Dodd is no stranger to the music scene. From playing in frat houses at college, to opening to for Sister Hazel in the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA, to moving to Nashville and opening for legends, such as Sam Hunt, Old Dominion, Corey Smith and more. Eric has honed his craft by playing over 100 dates a year throughout the southeast, performing in clubs, dive bars, and music halls. His likable personality, feel-good lyrics, musicianship and energetic stage presence has earned him a faithful following in a region with strong musical tastes and a deep pool of talent. His musical journey has him weaving seamlessly through Country, Pop and Rock, with themes that speak to the heart of Friday night, as well as Sunday morning.

Planning Your Trip to Lake Oconee

Children Jumping Off Dock

Ritz Kids

Imagination and curiosity flourish at this family-friendly resort in Georgia. Designed for kids ages five to 12, Ritz Kids introduces guests to the outdoors through tent-building and fishing techniques; teaches them to carry out a spy mission through obstacle courses and message decoding; and encourages friendly competition through sports. Ideal for a weekend getaway, the resort offers other family amenities including in-room camping.

Ritz Kids Clubhouse
  • Home to a truly unique aquarium, an interactive play floor, and wall-to-wall views of Lake Oconee, the Clubhouse is designed to surprise and delight our youngest guests. Kids of nearly every age can enjoy a virtual play experience that ignites imaginations. Exciting nature programs featuring animal encounters, scavenger hunts, and nature hikes. Daily rotating Ritz Kids Lake Adventure programs that foster a love and appreciation for the region’s natural beauty. An array of arcade games and seasonal activities inspired by the great outdoors.
Ritz Kids Lake Adventures
  • Imagination and curiosity flourish when participating in a full or half-day Ritz Kids Lake Adventures. Designed for kids ages five to 12, Ritz Kids Lake Adventures introduces campers to the outdoors through tent-building and fishing techniques; teaches them about local wildlife and nature and encourages friendly competition through sports. Each day of the week features a different themed experience.

  • Full-Day Adventure: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., including lunch

  • Half-Day Adventure: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m.

  • For additional information and assistance making reservations, please contact our Concierge at 706.467.7130.  Reservations are required for Ritz Kids Lake Adventures at least 48 hours in advance. The program is limited to participants aged 5 to 12 years.

In addition to our Ritz Kids program, we offer junior guests and families a variety of special services and amenities.


VIK Check-in
  • Located adjacent to the front desk, your vacation begins at our Very Important Kids registration desk, where children can sign the guest book and receive a fun scavenger hunt.


Linger Longer Express
  • All aboard The Linger Longer Express. Explore scenic areas of the resort with a complimentary ten-minute ride in the one-of-a-kind, eco-efficient locomotive departing at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. from the Front Drive. 


In-Room Camping
  • Bring the feel of our backyard inside and let your little ones experience an exploration unlike any other with a night of In-Room Camping. This experience includes one premium tent per room, complete with a plush sleeping bag and standard pillow, battery-operated flashlight, children’s book, stuffed animal and Ritz-Carlton tent delivery and set up.

  • This experience has limited availability and reservations are required. Please call 706.467.7130 for assistance securing your reservation. 

We offer special menus for guests ages 2 to 12 in all of our restaurants; children under 2 dine free. We are also happy to puree foods for babies to your specifications. If you have any concerns regarding food allergies, please alert your server prior to ordering.

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