Girls’ Weekend at Lake Oconee, Georgia

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Lake Oconee

Lake Oconee is the perfect location for mother-daughter weekends or reuniting with some of your best gal pals.

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Brunch

If you take your mother to Lake Oconee, be sure to have to brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds. They host an extra special event for Mother’s Day, so it might be worth it to plan your trip on that weekend. You can bring your mother for a special time alone with her and invite your family and parents for a full-family weekend.

If you do go to the Ritz, be sure to reserve your table ahead of time. Call (706) 467-7059 to speak to the Restaurant Coordinator. Even if you don’t take your mother, you and your friends will enjoy the atmosphere of the brunch service as you chat and plan your day.

Spa Day

While you’re at the Ritz, you and your mother or you and your girlfriends can take advantage of their spa or you can visit New Beginnings Nail Salon & Spa, Pure Vida Spa, or Amy’s Downtown. Relax and rejuvenate your body and mind with massages, nail treatments, and facials. The Southern Honey and Grits Body Treatment in the Ritz’ spa room is especially exquisite.


For even healthier relaxation, you can follow up your spa day with some yoga at Kali Yoga. They offer a number of classes for beginning and advanced yoga students. You can try a variety of forms and techniques, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Power, Kali, or Yin+Vinyasa. You and your mother or friends will enjoy trying it and you might come home with a new de-stressing practice.


Of course, you can’t go home without something tangible. You can shop Maggie Lane in Greensboro for clothes and accessories or visit the specialty shops near Lake Oconee.

Paper Soiree, for example, specializes in stationery and gift options. The French Hare is sure to have something for your home. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything there, you can look through the shop for interior design ideas. Finally, Greensboro Jewelers is a favorite for picking out a gift for mom or for yourself.

Historic Sites

If you’re interested in the history of the area, you can visit the L.L. Wyatt Museum to see the home of the former sheriff and a number of law enforcement memorabilia, including centuries-old arrest warrants and firearms. The Old Gaol (Jail) is interesting for its architecture and the way prisoners were kept.

And, oh Yeah, the Lake!

You can’t visit Lake Oconee without spending a little time at or near the water. You can swim, fish, boat, or take a walk along the coast. If you’re going with a group, you might want to rent a jet ski or pontoon boat to enjoy the open water.

Lake Oconee is a very popular golfing location with several courses on the water’s edge.

Where to Stay at Lake Oconee

You can stay at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds and enjoy all of the amenities of a luxury hotel or you can camp at Lake Oconee. Lawrence Shoals Campground, Old Salem Campground, and Parks Ferry Campground all feature a swimming beach and a variety of camping options. They’re the perfect solution for families.


Rico Figliolini has published and owns blog sites related to travel and leisure, casting and entertainment news, parks and recreation and social media marketing. Traveling a weekend at a time with family and friends.

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