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Room Request! The Lodge at Sea Island

This intimate 40-room property promises a hint of Europe in Southern Georgia

Spending the weekend at an English country manor typically requires a trip across the pond, but we’ll let you in on a little secret: you can get the same quaint European experience in Georgia. Located on St. Simons Island just an hour and a half south of Savannah, The Lodge at Sea Island is an intimate property with multiple world-class golf courses, two exceptional restaurants and a beach club.

The Lodge, which was just accepted into the Relais & Châteaux collection of fine hotels, manages to mix a distinctly English aesthetic with authentic Southern charm—guests have personal butlers available to them 24 hours a day.

One of The Lodge at Sea Island’s restaurants

We caught up with James Gibson, Maître de Maison at The Lodge at Sea Island, to find out which rooms at the property guests request most often.

The most requested room:
Room 8, which overlooks the 18th hole of the Plantation Course, St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.  

What makes it so special:
Room 8 boasts a large patio where you can enjoy the view and in-room dining.  There is a large sleeping area, an oversized bath with rain-head shower, generous closets and a mini bar customized to the individual guest’s preference.

Celebrity guests:
We do not provide the names of famous guests, with the exception of the President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who stayed in this room during the 2004 G8 Summit, hosted by President George W. Bush.

The rate:
Starting from $400 for Room 8.

A room in The Lodge at Sea Island

Your personal favorite:
Room 39, known as the Seaside Suite. 

It has two bedrooms, a living room, covered balcony and two bathrooms, and overlooks St. Simons Sound and the tenth fairway of Plantation Course. 

Fun fact: 
A bagpiper serenades guests each evening at sunset.