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My Georgia Travel Media Marketplace trip back in May was set in Georgia’s Lake Country and we were lucky enough to have Cuscowilla, a golf and lake resort, host the group during our three days in the area. Located less than two hours from Atlanta, Cuscowilla is set on Lake Oconee and within driving distance of idyllic small towns like Greensboro, Milledgeville, Eatonton and Madison. It’s also a popular spot for those attending the Masters tournament in Augusta.
There are many different types of accommodation on property, ranging from a standard hotel room to a full cottage, which was where I stayed during my time in Eatonton. Golf and lake cottages, a short walk or golf cart ride from the fairway, have all the amenities of home, including a kitchen, living area and multiple bedrooms.
The lodge villa rooms are more hotel style, including rooms and a kitchenette with easy access to the resort’s restaurants and conference facilities. Many of the villas are privately owned and maintained, so there will be a personal touch to your room. Within the resort you’ll find basketball and tennis courts, multiple pools, playground and kids club, bike and watercraft rentals, hiking trails and canoe rentals.
Under the leadership of Executive Chef Gerald Schmidt, guests can dine at the more casual Golf House Grill or the scenic Waterside Restaurant, both of which offer a taste of the south. Cuscowilla and its grounds are also a popular setting for weddings, should you be looking for the ideal location for your nuptials.
Room prices vary by size, but lodge villa studio rooms start at $175. Two bedroom golf cottages start at $475 per night.
My stay at Cuscowilla was organized by the Georgia Travel Media Marketplace, but all opinions are my own.