GREENSBORO, GA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2013) - From the height of leaf-viewing season through invigorating crisp fall nights, seasonal offerings at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation will appeal to everyone in the family. The Great Pumpkin Package returns; the spectacular ice skating rink reopens; moonshine cocktails at Georgia's Bistro warm up satisfied sippers; a S'mores Body Glow treatment luxuriates at the Spa -- and there's more.
FALL AND WINTER PACKAGES FOR WEEKEND GETAWAYS IN GEORGIA
The Great Pumpkin Package Celebrates Halloween on the Weekends
Valid October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013
Saturday night stays in October highlight family-favorite Halloween activities. The package includes: overnight accommodations in a resort view room, pumpkin and carving kit, trick-or-treating around the resort, nighttime spooky stories in the Pollywog Theatre and a $25 resort credit (not applicable to room rate, tax, gratuities or golf). Package rates start at $419 per night. Children (and adults alike) are encouraged to wear costumes for trick or treat activity.
Fire & Ice Package for Ice Skaters and the Entire Family
Available November 24, 2013, through February 16, 2014
This package comes with unlimited ice skating privileges at the Lake Oconee resort's beautiful 6,000-square-foot lakeside Pavilion rink and includes resort view room accommodations, breakfast for two in Georgia's Bistro, s'mores turndown amenity and valet parking for one vehicle. Pricing starts at $349 weekday or $369 weekend (Friday or Saturday) per night.
CULINARY PROGRAMS FOR FALL AND WINTER
It's All About The Moonshine, Changed Ambiance and New Menu at Georgia's Bistro
Respecting the Southern beverage tradition of handcrafted moonshine and the art of the perfectly prepared cocktail, Georgia's Bistro Moonshine Menu delivers the real deal.
When the restaurant's mixologists create "Midnight Train to Georgia" they incorporate Midnight Moon Moonshine, Limoncello, cucumbers, mint, lemon and lime. "Peach Melba" pleases with Old Smokey Peach Moonshine, raspberry, thyme and green tea; and "'Shine Cocktail" is made using Old Smokey Cherry Moonshine and Coca-Cola. A luxury Georgia getaway is all about sampling some of the region's finest moonshine alongside the most beautiful lake in the state.
Guests enjoying the Moonshine Menu will especially like these drinks and others as they select dining options from a new menu in Georgia's Bistro reinvigorated dining room with its fireside dining, communal table and more traditional seating options. Tempting fares include: Low Country Crab, Mussels, Shrimp & Crawfish Boil with Andouille Sausage, Housemade Breads and Georgia's Bistro Signature Buttermilk Pie.
Cooking Classes and Activities That Celebrate The Season
Weekly cooking classes will be held at Georgia's Bistro on Saturdays at 2 p.m. with content changing monthly. In October, Chef Aaron Baxendale shows his respect for The Great Pumpkin as he creates dishes using locally grown pumpkins from the patch. Resort guests will derive even more pumpkin pleasures as they snack on Secret Spiced Pumpkin Seeds and sip Pumpkin Pie Martinis in the Lobby. Pumpkin carvings delight the entire family on Saturdays.
November brings Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice as Pastry Chef Ashley Nakano focuses on seasonal desserts just in time for Thanksgiving and beyond. Special cocktails highlighting the yumminess of sugar, spice and everything nice are offered all month.
Cooking classes are $20 per person inclusive of tax and gratuity. Price includes food tastings and a glass of wine. Please call 706-467-7059 for reservations.
Complimentary Thursday Sessions with Bar Chefs at Linger Longer Steakhouse
If it's Thursday at five, then it's time to visit Linger Longer Lounge to appreciate the luxury resort's bar chefs performing their craft blending luscious seasonal ingredients with premium liquors to concoct unforgettable beverage masterpieces. Then participants work with these maestros to create their own signature drink. And everyone samples the specialty cocktail of the day.
SPA TREATMENTS INSPIRED BY ICONIC LAKESIDE CAMPFIRES
Known for its full-of-fun, nightly campfires and outstanding retro s'more roasting, The
Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation prides itself on its seasonal treatments for relaxing Georgia spa getaways. This season, three signature treatments take their inspiration from Lake Oconee traditional campfires.
S'mores Body Glow - Begins with a whipped honey graham scrub followed by a drizzling of warm, dark chocolate softening serum and finishes with a waterfall rinse under the Vichy shower with a sweet, fluffy moisture cream and application. The added bonus is a complete S'mores Kit to be used and enjoyed at the nightly campfire. 50 minutes, $165; 80 minutes with massage, $215.
Cider and Cinnamon Pedicure and a Cup of Hot Cider - A seasonal treat for the feet. It starts with a fizzy, hot cider soak, includes a foot glazing of honey, aloe and papaya and an application of red-hot cinnamon oil before the primp and polish. The soothing cider is to be sipped during this luxurious treatment. 50 minutes, $85.
Down and Dirty Facial - Designed to leave skin glowing and the complexion refined, the facial begins with a whipped Shea sugar polish. Then an organic pumpkin puree is applied to increase oxygenation and circulation. The final touch is a pumpkin latte moisturizer. 50 minutes, $145.
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
1 Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, Georgia 30642
About The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
An AAA Five Diamond resort, The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is known for its meticulous Ritz-Carlton service enhanced by an abundance of gracious Southern hospitality. Situated within Reynolds Plantation on 30 acres of stunning shoreline property on Georgia's Lake Oconee, the resort features access to 99 holes of championship golf designed by Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. Additional highlights include: 251 beautifully appointed rooms with resort and lake views; a 26,000-square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center; more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space; fine low-country cuisine at Georgia's Bistro, updated classics at Linger Longer Steakhouse, casual dining at Gaby's by the Lake and lakefront Chiminea dining; and outdoor activities ranging from fishing, swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding to horseback riding and hiking. For more information and reservations, please call toll-free (800) 826-1945, (706) 467-0600 or visit www.RitzCarltonLodge.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 80 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (
Photos available upon request