Fun and Relaxation by Lake Oconee: Family-Friendly Packages, Summer Concert Series, Biking, Hiking, Canoeing, Golf, Tennis, Al Fresco Dining and More

GREENSBORO, Ga. (May 10, 2011) – It’s all here under the sun and by the lake at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation. Planning a Girl’s Getaway, romantic weekend or a memorable family vacation, the resort is a uniquely, self-contained retreat that beckons to travelers from all over the globe. The AAA Five Diamond property offers 99 holes of championship-caliber golf, four dining venues to choose from including the new Linger Longer Steakhouse, the Ritz Kids Club, swimming, tennis, and the beautifully appointed full-service Spa, as well as a wide array of water sports and great fishing to be enjoyed on Lake Oconee – Georgia’s second largest lake.

Swinging Sunday Concert Series & Fireworks – Sundays, May 29–Aug. 28, 2011

Concerts from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, followed by Fireworks Display

· 5/29: Little Phil

· 6/5: The Jimmy Hall Band

· 6/12: The Tommy Talton Band

· 6/19: Davin McCoy & The Coming Attractions

· 6/26: The Fly Brothers

· 7/10: Yonrico Scott Band

· 7/17: The Mosier Brothers

· 7/24: Men of Soul

· 7/31: Good Vibrations

· 8/7: Diane Durrett & Soul Suga’

· 8/14: Webb Wilder

· 8/21: Big Band Atlanta

· 8/28: Shannon Turner

$10 for general public; complimentary for registered hotel guests. Advanced tickets are not necessary.

Summer Family Camp – May 30–Sept. 1, 2011

· Two resort view guestrooms or a two bedroom executive suite

· Summer Camp care package welcome amenity

· “American Breakfast” for two adults and two children at Georgia’s Bistro or

In-Room Dining (tax and gratuity included)

· Unlimited use of kayaks, canoes, fishing equipment and bicycles

· Valet parking for one vehicle

Starts at $479 per night on weekdays; $599 per night on weekends (plus tax and gratuities). Not available July 1–4.

Girlfriends Getaway – Through Sept. 30, 2011

· Overnight accommodations in resort-view guestroom

· “American Breakfast for two in Georgia’s Bistro, including tax and gratuity

· $100 spa credit (one per room, single or double occupancy)

· 10% off additional spa treatment purchases

· Complimentary Cosmo Cocktail (one per person, single or double occupancy)

· Complimentary in-room movie with popcorn

Starts at $345 per night on weekdays, $445 per night on weekends (plus tax and gratuities).

For reservations at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, please call 800-826-1945.

Summer Jet Ski Adventures on Lake Oconee

Wed.-Sun. until May 13, then daily starting May 14

What better way to experience Lake Oconee then from your own personal watercraft? Whether you’re looking for a speedy adventure or a more leisurely self-guided tour of this stunning lake, via jet ski is a good way to go. Offered are 110 horsepower, 3-seater, 4 stroke Honda F12 or VX Deluxe Jet Skis. Operator/renter must be 18 years or older.

$95 per hour, all inclusive. Reservations are recommended; call 706.467.7130.

Pontoon Boat Gallivanting

More summer thrills await when you and your friends and family travel on one of the resort’s brand new 22-foot Harris CX Cruiser Pontoons. The boats seat up to 10 people, and it’s a terrific way to enjoy a picnic on the lake. Cost is $125 per hour. Reservations are recommended, please call 706.467.7130.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

One Lake Oconee Trail

Greensboro, Georgia 30642