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4 Day Luxe Getaway in Georgia’s Lake Country

Packed with outdoor recreation, fine dining, unique retailers, and luxury spas, Georgia’s Lake Country is made up of the communities of Madison, Eatonton, Greensboro and Milledgeville. Located halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia’s Lake Country is your haven close to home and the perfect place to enjoy a vacation full of adventure or to simply slow down and indulge in a wellness retreat.

Fireside Patio

Day 1: Meander Through Madison

Located an hour’s drive away from Atlanta, Madison is the perfect central location to explore all the restaurants and attractions Georgia’s Lake Country has to offer. Book a room at The James Madison Inn to begin your luxe getaway in the heart of downtown Madison. This inn shares Southern hospitality with the finest accommodations, making sure that each day in Georgia’s Lake Country begins and ends on a lavish note.

Once you are checked in, take the time to stroll around the charming Madison Historic District. Here you will find some of the South’s most beautiful architecture, unique antique shops, designer boutiques, art galleries, and day spas. Get lost amongst the beauty of the pristinely preserved historic homes and continue to the antique stores and designer stores to find that unique piece that will help you take the charm of Madison home with you.

After a day of discovering Madison’s small town charm, enjoy a world class meal prepared at the upscale Town 220 Restaurant. Here you will find renowned Michelin Star trained Chef Francisco De La Torre and his classic French style menu that was crafted specifically for the small town of Madison. Consistently known for their fresh ingredients and eclectic style of food, Town 220 is a joy to whoever dines there.

Day 2: Explore Excellence in Eatonton

Start day two with a short drive to Eatonton to experience the magic of Lake Oconee via Anchors Marina. This newly-opened marina offers everything needed for a great day on the lake. Boats are available to rent, but there is a deluxe addition that makes this marina a little more lavish. Upon request, the rented boats can be filled with your choice of snacks and beverages! Now it’s time to set sail and experience the beauty of Lake Oconee at your leisure.

Anchors Marina
Anchors Marina

After a day in the sun, The Silver Moon Bar & Grill is the place to be for made-to-order comfort food. This intimate eatery is famous for its fish and chips and creamy parmesan grits, but their steaks and seafood can’t be missed. One bite will make you taste why this hometown favorite is Tripadvisor’s #1 restaurant in Eatonton!

Day 3: Go Grand in Greensboro

Spend day three puttin’ on the Ritz at the lavish The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Not to be missed, this premier resort features best-in-class spa, golf and dining options – not to mention a prime position along the shores of Lake Oconee. Take time to dine at the resort’s Linger Longer Steakhouse. This top-tier restaurant features a delightful menu where guests enjoy prime cuts of meat, tableside carvings, seafood, family sides and a selection of savory menu items. With a fun-filled day as well as food and drinks out of the way, take tranquility to another level with The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. This 30,000 square-foot healing spa is heralded as one of the main attractions of the resort, offering extensive relaxation facilities including saunas, steam rooms, cold plunge pools and an expanded ladies’ lounge.

Not ready to turn in? Relax deep into the evening at The Barrel Room. Play pool or simply unwind by the fireplace sipping cocktails, enjoying a glass of wine or settling down with a cognac nightcap. Here, you’ll find the Certified Bourbon Stewards have worked with Master Distillers to create custom offerings only to be found at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.

Day 4: Make Memories in Milledgeville

For your final day exploring Georgia’s Lake Country, get ready to ride out and discover Milledgeville, brimming with historic character, a charming downtown district, and outdoor adventure options for nature lovers of all ages. Spend the day on Lake Sinclair with the wind rushing through your hair, jumping in the cool, deep water and a friendly game of tossing your family member off a tube. If you don’t have a boat, no problem, Sinclair Marina has put together a fleet of modern, well-maintained watercraft for rent. After all, the best way to experience Georgia’s Lake Country is out on the lake!

Aubri Lane's
Aubri Lane’s

Bring your friends and family and enjoy Milledgeville’s fine dining cuisine at Aubri Lane’s at the Club. Described as “southern contemporary, with a southern twist” by chef Jason Medders, Aubri Lane’s offers a beautiful view of Lake Sinclair as well as a variety of great dinner options. The restaurant features a wrap-around porch perfect for admiring the lake or watching the sunset. Notoriously known for using the freshest ingredients in every dish this restaurant never fails to impress. Be sure to taste their award winning Crispy Calamari and Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna, each receiving one of “100 Plates that Locals Love” distinctions by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division.

After a long day packed with fun activities, stay the night in a Milledgeville mansion. The historic home, Rockwell House, was built in 1838, once the former governor’s home and much of its original architectural features are still intact. The Rockwell House features 4 individual guest suites, each with its own private bath, sitting area and TV, or exclusive and private bookings of the entire house.

Georgia’s Lake Country offers beautiful hotels with all the accommodations you need for a stay so perfect, you won’t want to leave.