The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island Est. 1980

1000 Hampton River Club Marina Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA, United States

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Adventure and country relaxation await you in the Peach State. 
Treat your guests to an array of outdoor leisure activities and some welcoming Southern hospitality at this dreamy Golden Isles lodge. Traverse some undiscovered terrain or relax on the porch with some seed-to-table cooking and let the Georgia sunset melt your troubles away.
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Boutique Hotel
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Island
Views
Coastline
Creek
Forest
Garden
Ocean
River
Style
Coastal
Eco
Rustic
Shabby Chic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Prized for its pristine natural beauty, gracious hospitality and secluded worlds-away appeal, Little St. Simons Island awaits your discovery.

One of the crown jewels of Georgia's famed Golden Isles, Little St. Simons Island offers 7 miles of pristine beaches and 10,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness for exploration and relaxation. Privately owned since 1908 and accessible only by boat, Little St. Simons Island has retained the charm and unhurried pace of coastal living. Moss draped live oaks and glistening marshes surround comfortable accommodations for no more than 32 overnight guests.

The island is a paradise for nature lovers and offers a host of recreational, naturalist-led activities including birding, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, interpretive tours, beach combing, fishing and swimming. Creature comforts include gracious accommodations in six charming cottages, superb family style dining and genuine Southern hospitality.

Little St. Simons Island is committed to being a sustainable operation. Our seed-to-table program is one example of this. Fruits, vegetables and herbs are grown in our certified organic garden and used by our chefs in preparing delicious meals for our guests. Fresh local seafood is also a staple in our meals. In addition to being sustainable, we are also committed to conservation and have an Ecological Manager and ecological management plan to insure that we are helping maintain this special place for generations to come. 

Little St. Simons Island is an ideal getaway for individuals, groups, families, family reunions, retreats and business meetings. You may reserve a single room, an entire cottage, or the full island. Stays are all-inclusive of accommodations, boat transfers to and from the island, three prepared meals daily, beverages including soft drinks, beer and wine, all activities including Naturalist led excursions and use of all recreation equipment.

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island has received much acclaim including: No. 1 Resort in the Mainland U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2007, “Gold List” by Condé Nast Traveler 2013, "Top Hotels in the South" by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 and "Best Adventure Lodges" by Outside Magazine 2011.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Additional Charges

Service charge of 18% and state tax of 7.67% apply, as well as state hotel/motel fee of $5 per room. Beer and wine are included, but liquor may be purchased for an additional fee. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
32
Buffet
32
Standing
32
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1980
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Beer/Wine/Champagne Only
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
We offer 6 cottages with a total of 16 guest rooms.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

The only people who live on the island are about a dozen of the staff.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Little St. Simons Island offers 7 miles of pristine beaches and over 11,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness. The island boasts several distinct scenes and habitats which include: thick-canopied moss-draped live oak maritime forests, miles of pristine beaches free of signs of other people, sweetgrass meadows, and sweeping views across creeks and the marshes for which Georgia's Golden Isles are named.
Design:

The historic Barn, a landmark within the Island’s main Lodge compound, has been extensively renovated and transformed into the ideal center point for group meetings on the Island. Whether for executive retreats of a dozen or corporate groups up to 32 persons, the intimacy, natural beauty and privacy of Little St. Simons Island produce a very real and unique sense of focus and productivity. And the abundance of recreational options helps attendees relax between sessions and, when pursued by the entire group, fosters colleague relationships and encourages team-building.

The Barn and the Island’s variety of attendee accommodations are joined by a host of complementing settings for meetings, including our poolside Screen House, the Hunting Lodge and inspiring outdoor locations.

Standout Venue Features:
Our rates are all-inclusive: boat transportation to/from the island, all meals, beer, wine, soft drinks, naturalist-led adventures (kayaking, fishing, truck-based tours, tours of the island garden, hiking & birding) and recreational equipment (kayaks, bicycles, and even small motor boats).
Extra Perks:
Planning an event is a lot of work! When you reserve the entire island, you will receive the assistance of our full island specialist. She will help you schedule boat times, assign rooms, plan the menu and set the daily schedule. Two additional perks include: special outside lunch at one of the island's picnic locations and an evening oyster roast (weather and seasonal availablility allowing).
Awards & Notables
  • 2015 Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards:
    #1 of the Top 20 Resorts in the South 
    #3 of the Top 10 Resorts in the U.S.
    #10 of the Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World

    Audubon Society - Designated Important Bird Area

    TripAdvisor:
    Green Leader
    Certificate of Excellence 
    Hall of Fame, Five-Time Winner of Certificate of Excellence
Celebration Locations
Courtyard:
The courtyard is shaded by moss-draped oaks and located between the Hunting Lodge, Barn and Helen House.
- View: The courtyard offers views of spectacular sunsets across the creek and marsh.
- Max Capacity: 32
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Beach Pavillion:
Our beach pavilion is the only structure near the beach and is tucked behind the dunes at the entrance to Main Beach.
- View: Miles of pristine beach, all for yourselves.
- Max Capacity: 32
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Barn:
The historic Barn, a landmark within the island’s Lodge compound, has been extensively renovated and transformed into the ideal center point for group meetings.
- View: Set under live oaks, between the courtyard and the island's garden.
- Max Capacity: 32
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Regional cuisine prepared by our skilled chefs is a highlight of visits to Little St. Simons Island, with three meals daily as well as soft drinks, beer and wine included in the nightly rate. Simple yet delicious meals include fruits, vegetables and herbs from our island garden as well as local seafood and produce. Our seed-to-table program is dedicated to the research and demonstration of organic crop methods for coastal southeast soils, while providing the best possible produce for our guest meals.

Breakfast and dinner are served family-style in the Hunting Lodge dining room. Lunch is served there, too, except on most Saturdays (weather permitting) when it is presented seaside. Picnic lunches are also available.

Each evening before dinner, a delightful social hour with wine and hors d'oeuvres is held, including Friday evening oyster roasts (seasonal when local oysters are available) on the Lodge grounds. All are favored times to recount the day’s adventures with family and new friends.

In addition to growing fresh produce, herbs and flowers in our garden, we are proud to support local farms, fishermen and products.  
Bars & Lounges:
House wine, draft beer and canned beer is complementary. Liquor is available for a charge of $6 per drink.
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