Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Georgia
Once a hunting retreat for America’s millionaires, Jekyll Island Club has been re-invented as a summer retreat for vacationing families. Kids can go on bike rides, play croquet on the lawn, golf on the course and enjoy casual dining poolside. Parents will enjoy the spa and fitness center. With these modern amenities, it’s hard to imagine that the Jekyll Island Club Hotel recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. However, its stately appearance, enhanced by wooden shingles, large windows and that iconic Victorian turret, certainly gives families a taste of old-world luxury. Five buildings provide comfortable accommodations. Rooms feature the basic amenities and the furnishings once again evoke another era – dark woods and richly colored bedspreads create this vintage ambiance. Dining options are abundant and varied. Families can take a formal meal in the historic Grand Dining Room, or simply grab a lunch at Cafe Solterra, the hotel’s bakery-delicatessen. Located just a few minutes from the beach and in the middle of a scenic state park, Jekyll Island Club Hotel can be the center of a wonderful family vacation.