One of the crown jewels of Georgia's famed Golden Isles, Little St. Simons Island offers privacy, 7 miles of pristine beaches and 10,000 acres of undeveloped wilderness for exploration and relaxation. Family-owned since 1908, 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 just 32 overnight guests. The island is a paradise for nature lovers and offers a host of recreational activities: birding, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, interpretive tours, beach combing on 7 miles of deserted beaches, fishing and swimming. Rates include all meals, activities and use of recreational gear. 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, No 7 Resort in the South by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2012.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
5 on May 24, 2011
Best vacation we have had. Food and service was outstanding.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colonial Coast, Georgia's Golden Isles, Beachside, Island, Oceanside
Savannah, GA (SAV) 70 miles
Savannah, GA or Jacksonville, FL (JAX) are the two closest airports.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Ocean, Golf, Historic sites, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins
Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer , All Meals & Beverages are Provided, Complimentary Cocktail Hour each Evening, Quiet & Secluded Location, Seven-Mile Private and Pristine Beach, Interpretive Programs Featuring Local Wildlife, Bikes, Canoes, Kayaks, Motorboats, & Fishing Gear
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio
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, Swimming pool, Table Tennis
Staff includes full time naturalists and an expert culinary team.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Advance notice
Low Country Boil
Traditional low country dish featuring local shrimp, crabs, new potatoes, and corn on the cob.