Little St. Simons Island

Virtually untouched for centuries, Little St. Simons Island is a privately owned 10,000-acre island just off the Georgia coast. Accessible only by boat, Little St. Simons Island retains the charm and unhurried pace of coastal living in an extraordinary world of abundant wildlife, moss-draped live oaks, untouched forests, shimmering marshes and pristine beaches. Nature rules the roost at this all-inclusive getaway, where the Island and all its riches are shared with no more than 30 overnight guests.

The crown jewel of the Island is a breathtakingly beautiful beach. With low dunes and a wide sandy shoreline, the beach stretches for seven shell-strewn miles along the Atlantic Ocean. Completely undeveloped, guests marvel at its privacy and have long enjoyed the rare luxury of having the entire beach to themselves. Especially during the summers, Little St. Simons Island’s secluded beaches provide a respite from crowded seaside destinations.

Open year-round, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island provides every creature comfort in a natural setting. With 15 guest rooms and suites, rates range from $375-$1050 for double occupancy, $1,075-$2,200 for Full House reservations for up to eight people and $5,000-$7,100 for Exclusive Full Island reservations for up to 30 guests. Rates include all meals and activities.

Two-night minimum stay required on weekends. Nightly, weekly and special vacation packages are available. An 18% service charge and taxes will be applied to these rates.

Contact Information

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
P.O. Box 21078
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522-0578
Toll Free (888) 733-5774 ~ Phone (912) 638-7472 ~ Fax (912) 634-1811
LSSI@mindspring.com
www.LittleStSimonsIsland.com

 

Activities

Easy adventure or total relaxation, the choice is yours on this private island paradise. All recreational gear (bicycles, fishing gear, canoes, kayaks, boats) and activities are included in your stay. Join our naturalists for guided interpretive and birding tours. Over nine miles of hiking, bicycling or horseback riding trails traverse the Island’s maritime forests, and seven miles of deserted beach await for shelling, swimming or just strolling along the shoreline. A maze of tidal creeks and rivers meanders through and around the Island for touring by boat, kayak or canoe.

With over 280 bird species recorded on the Island, birding is one of the most popular activities. Recognized by the Audubon Society as an Important Bird Area and designated by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network as a reserve site, the Island hosts over 22 endangered or protected species.

Lodging

Accommodations at The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island showcase the rich cultural history of the locale in its five charming cottages, each with the supreme comforts of plush bedding, cozy fireplaces, and private baths. The classic 1917 Hunting Lodge, with two guestrooms, is the very heart of Island life where guests gather and share the day’s discoveries and adventures. The Cedar House and River Lodge each offer four spacious guestrooms with private access to a large deck with a spectacular view of the marshes. Nestled at the edge of the forest, the two-bedroom Michael Cottage offers the charm of a 1930s bungalow along with a private outdoor shower for two. The 1928 Helen House features a tabby design with three bedrooms that serve as an elegant reminder of a by-gone era and a screened porch which overlooks a quiet courtyard and the expansive marshes beyond.

Cuisine

Three bountiful meals, snacks and beverages are included daily during your stay at The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served family-style in the Hunting Lodge dining room where guests gather around long oak tables supported by local cedar tree trunks. Breakfast specialties such as Peach Pecan Pancakes, Grits with Tasso Gravy, and homemade Buttermilk Biscuits and Pumpkin Muffins add a regional flavor. When not served in the dining room, lunch offers an opportunity to take in the scenery with picnics on the beach or front yard, or a poolside gathering in the pavilion. After a day of outdoor recreation, family-style dinners satisfy even the heartiest appetite with bountiful meals. Entrees often highlight local seafood, with house specialties such as Crispy Flounder with Ginger Peach Sauce and Grilled Grouper with Pineapple Mango Salsa. Specialty desserts include homemade ice creams that tickle the palette with Island-inspired flavors such as Key Lime Custard.