The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

1000 Hampton Point Drive , Little St. Simons Island, GA 31522-0578 USA (Show map)

About

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 experiences including birding, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, interpretive tours, beach combing, fishing and swimming. Creature comforts include gracious accommodations in six charming cottages, delicious family style meals featuring local ingredients and genuine Southern hospitality. Little St. Simons Island is an ideal getaway for individuals, groups, families, family reunions, retreats and business meetings. All meals, beverages including sodas, beer & wine, use of island recreational gear, and daily-offered interpretive island excursions are included in the overnight rates. The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island has received much acclaim including: “Gold List” by Condé Nast Traveler 2013 and “Top Hotels in the South” by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2014.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Best vacation EVER

4.6 on May 30, 2011

Pricey but worth every penny. Three exquisite meals a day, plus all activities included. You are one of 32 guests on a private island with staff to cater to your every whim. Seven miles of Atlantic coastline beach, often you will be the only ones on it. GO!


Little St Simons

5 on May 24, 2011

Best vacation we have had. Food and service was outstanding.


You're Own Island Retreat Awaits You

5 on May 14, 2011

The Staff, the Location, the Food. Those are the best things about Little St. Simons Island. This out of the way getaway is well worth the effort to get there because once you're there you never want to leave. When you do, you keep coming back. We have for over 8 years now, whenever we can we plan another escape the friendly atmosphere and accommodating Staff, beautiful beach, and the deliciously prepared meals. Once you're there you've got to go back, it's that good!


Fabulous!

4.8 on May 09, 2011

We loved it! If you are not into birds, reptiles, surf fishing and being disconnected, then this place is not for you. The food is expertly prepared and I wish I had purchased the cookbook. We loved the isolation and easy pace.


The Best of everything!!!

5 on March 24, 2011

We loved every minute of our stay at Little St. Simons Island. Every person on staff knew our names, knew my dining preferences (vegetarian) they just took care of every little thing down to the tiniest detail so we didn't have a care in the world. Our adventures on the island exceeded all of our expectations! We encountered: alligators, crabs, numerous birds, deer, raccoons, etc as we biked and hiked each day. The guides were wonderful!! My favorite was biking the beach at low tide with new-found friends that we met during our stay. Meals were delicious and entertaining served family-style. Gourmet and satisfying. I can't say enough good things about LSSI. We've never experienced a vacation like this. You must go. You simply must.


Little St. Simons is all that and then some

4.4 on March 18, 2011

Little St. Simons is all that and then some. Visitors of every age can enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities. The staff is quick to respond to any need.


Best experience ever

5 on September 29, 2009

This is truely a unique experience. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly. The food is phenominal. The atmopshere is beyond comprehension. I highly recommend for those with exceptional taste.


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Rooms & Rates

Hunting Lodge

Built in 1917, The Hunting Lodge is the heart of social life on the Island. With its stacked brick fireplace, pine bough furnishings, hunting accoutrements and family memorabilia, the living room, reminiscent of a Hemingway novel, is the perfect setting for guests to gather and discuss the day's discoveries and adventures. The Hunting Lodge houses two guest rooms, Lodge Left and Lodge Right. Each guest room has a king size bed and a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $450 - $650

Cedar and River Rooms

The Cedar House and The River Lodge were added in the 1980s. Each house has four spacious guestrooms, each with a private bath. The bedrooms in each house share a great room with a lofty beamed ceiling, tabby fireplace and screened porch. Both houses feature balconies which look out over the marshes, offering what is rumored to be the Island's best view of the legendary moss-draped live oaks, shimmering marsh grasses, winding tidal creeks, and spectacular sunsets!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $475 - $675

Helen House Rooms

The Helen House is an elegant reminder of a bygone era. Constructed of tabby, a mixture of oyster shells, lime and sand, it features a large living room filled with interesting memorabilia and a grand fireplace. Overlooking the courtyard are three spacious bedrooms with lovely antiques.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $475 - $675

Michael Cottage

Perfect for a family of four wishing to have their own space, the Michael Cottage offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cozy living room with a fireplace, and a screened porch. The Michael Cottage has a four-poster queen bed in one bedroom, and the second bedroom can be made to have one king or two twin size beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $1050 - $1450

Entire Helen House

The Helen House is an elegant reminder of a bygone era. Constructed of tabby, a mixture of oyster shells, lime and sand, it features a large living room filled with interesting memorabilia and a grand fireplace. The Helen House offers three bathrooms and three spacious bedrooms, two with king beds and one bedroom with two twin size beds.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $1275 - $1875

Entire Cedar/River House

The Cedar House and The River Lodge were added in the 1980s. Each house has four spacious guestrooms, each can be made to have one king or 2 twin size beds, and each offers a private bath. Both the River Lodge and Cedar House feature a great room with a lofty beamed ceiling, tabby fireplace and screened porch. Both houses feature balconies which look out over the marshes, offering what is rumored to be the Island's best view of the legendary moss-draped live oaks, shimmering marsh grasses, winding tidal creeks, and spectacular sunsets!

  • Maximum Capacity: 8
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 4 King

Nightly Rate: $1700 - $2500

Exclusive Full-Island

Little St. Simons Island, Georgia offers the getaway of a lifetime - the chance to "own" your own Island. One of the true jewels that comprise Georgia's famed Golden Isles, this pristine 10,000-acre island can be reserved in its entirety for the ultimate vacation hideaway. Full Island reservations include accommodations for up to 32 overnight guests, and all meals, activities and amenities. Reservation of the entire Island is ideal for family reunions, business retreats, or just to ensure total privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 32
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 6 King , 2 Queen , 16 Twin

Nightly Rate: $6400 - $9200

Tom House

The recently-renovated Tom House is perfect for honeymooning couples, or those simply wishing to enjoy a little more privacy. It features a queen bed, private bath with claw-foot tub, fireplace, and cozy screened porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $575 - $775

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Location

Location Type

Georgia's Golden Isles, Island, Oceanfront

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 77 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95 GA Exits 29 or 38, it will take approximately 45 minutes to reach Hampton River Marina on the north end of St. Simons Island.  From U.S. Highway 17 in mainland Brunswick, take the five-mile, F.J. Torras Causeway (no toll) eastward to St. Simons Island.  Once on the Island, you will follow the road to the right, then within several hundred yards, bear to your left onto Sea Island Road. Proceed straight through the first traffic light intersection and continue to the third traffic light (about 2.5 miles).  At third light, go left (heading north) onto Frederica Road. Continue on Frederica Road for 2.3 miles to the traffic circle. Enter the traffic circle and exit immediately to your right onto Lawrence Road.  Proceed on Lawrence Road for 6.8 miles. When the road Forks at the Plantation sign, stay right on Hampton Point Drive. This road will wind through a residential area for 1.5 miles and will end at the entrance to a gated community.  Turn right before the gate and then take your next right. Proceed to the circle at the end of the road.  At the wooden shed, please drop off your luggage, then return the short distance to the area of the marina parking lot designated by signs as parking reserved for Little St. Simons Island guests. Your luggage will be picked up by the Little St. Simons Island staff and transferred to our private boat.  You may wait under the covered portion of the marina dock until your scheduled departure time.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Golf, Historic sites, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Electric vehicle charging, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Pool, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wet bar, Wired internet , All Meals & Beverages are Provided, Social Hour each Evening with hors d'oeuvres, Quiet & Secluded Location, Seven-Mile Private and Pristine Beach, Daily Interpretive Programs Featuring Local Wildlife, Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Motorboats, & Fishing Gear

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Guided, Interpretive Wildlife Tours, Seven Miles of Pristine Beach, Unlimited Use of Recreational Gear, Family-friendly Activities, Over 20 Miles of Hiking Trails, Creek Fishing, Fly Fishing, Surf Fishing., Swimming, Table Tennis

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00PM
  • Check Out:: 10:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children 8+ are welcome (Oct.-Apr.); all ages (May-Sep.).
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum on all stays; Friday & Saturday nights may not be split.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We ask for 50% of the basic room rate in order to confirm your reservation; your balances is due at check-out. Full House/Full Island reservations require advance payment of balance 90 days out.
  • Cancellations: Please note that an 18% service charge and taxes are added to your room rate. Deposits are refundable only when cancellation is made at least 45 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. Full House or Full Island reservations require 90 days notice of cancellation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Scott Greene

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

I am proud to lead an amazing staff comprised of about 30 talented individuals who help insure our guests have a memorable stay. Our staff includes 6 full time naturalists, a gardener, ecological manager, 4 licensed captains and an expert culinary team.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Main Lodge, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Please give advance notice of any allergies or dietary restrictions


Signature Dish

Low Country Boil
Traditional low country dish featuring local shrimp, crabs, new potatoes, and corn on the cob.


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Special Package

Fall Birding Days

Celebrate the fall migration on Little St. Simons Island! Guest ornithologists join our staff naturalists on tours highlighting the abundance of species that flock here during this special time. September 24 - 30, 2015. Arrive September 24 or 27 for three nights or stay for all six!  Availability is limited, so call 888-733-5774 between 9:00am and 5:00pm ET daily or visit our Reservations page for availability and reservations. SIX-NIGHT PACKAGE: $3850* all-inclusive for two. ***** Book by June 30, 2015 and save $651, bringing the price down to $3199! ***** Arrive on the afternoon of Thursday, September 24; depart Wednesday, September 30. THREE-NIGHT PACKAGE: $1875* all-inclusive for two. ***** Book by June 30, 2015 and save $300, bringing the price down to $1575! ***** Arrive Sunday, September 27 and depart Wednesday, September 30. THREE-NIGHT WEEKENDER PACKAGE: $1975*, all-inclusive for two. Arrive on the afternoon of Thursday, September 24 and depart Sunday, September 27. * All packages are subject to tax and service charge (7.67 and 18%). **There is an additional charge for Tom House ($100/night) and Michael Cottage (price times two + $100/night, accommodates four people).

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