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The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation Offers Fall Activities

September 20, 2012 -

The Great Pumpkin Returns, the Ice Skating Rink Reopens, New Campfire-Inspired Spa Treatments Arrive and Autumn-Centric Culinary Programs Please the Palate.

In the fall at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, the leaves turn vibrant red, yellow and orange hues, and their reflections will glisten on Lake Oconee. Come to leaf peep, but also to enjoy the resort’s Great Pumpkin weekends, the “Fire and Ice” package with unlimited ice skating, campfire-inspired spa treatments and culinary programs and specials featuring delicious autumnal ingredients.

FALL ESCAPES: FOR SEASONAL RECREATION, RELAXATION & FUN

The Great Pumpkin Returns for Fun-Packed Halloween Weekends

As Linus says in It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, “Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere.” Every year, the resort is very sincere about celebrating the Great Pumpkin. Available for each Saturday stay in October includes: overnight accommodations, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, nighttime ghost stories, and $25 resort credit per night. Package rates start at $349 per night.

Fire and Ice: Unlimited Ice Skating, S’mores & Even More

A special “Fire and Ice” resort package is available Nov. 18, 2012, through Feb. 24, 2013, and includes: overnight accommodations in a resort-view guestroom; unlimited ice skating; valet parking for one vehicle per night; s’mores turndown amenity; and a $100 food and beverage credit per day. Rates start at $329 per night midweek and $379 per weekend night (exclusive of tax). To book this package, please call 800-826-1945.

For Guests Only: Complimentary Ice Skating by Lake Oconee

Back by popular demand – the 6,000-square-foot ice skating rink opens on Nov. 18 at The Ritz- Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation and this spectacular lakeside rink will remain open through Feb. 24, 2013, and is complimentary for resort guests.

AUTUMN PAMPERING AT THE SPA: NEW CAMPFIRE-INSPIRED TREATMENTS

This fall, the award winning Ritz-Carlton Spa is offering special value selections of seasonally inspired spa treatments such as Pumpkin Cranberry Facial, Honey Harvest Vichy Glow and Fall Surrender. For additional information and reservations, please contact the Spa at 706-467-7185. Available now through November 30, 2012.

Also in honor of the resort's blazing nightly campfires complete with s’mores by the lake, the following new Campfire-inspired Treatments are now available:

S’mores Body Glow and a S’mores Kit – Begins with a whipped honey graham scrub that polishes the skin until it’s radiant; followed by a drizzling of warm, dark chocolate softening serum loaded with nutrients and then finishes with a waterfall rinse under the Vichy shower and a sweet, fluffy moisture cream application. Delicious added attraction to enjoy at the resort’s nightly campfire: a complete S’mores Kit! 50 minutes, $165; 80 minutes with massage, $215.

Cider and Cinnamon Pedicure with a Cup of Hot Cider – A fizzy, hot cider soak with softening oils is first. Then the feet are glazed with honey, aloe and papaya and wrapped in steaming towels for ultimate hydration and a red-hot cinnamon oil is applied before the primp and polish. And, a complimentary soothing cup of hot cider can be savored during the cider soak pedicure. 50 minutes, $85.

Down and Dirty Facial – Whipped shea sugar micro polish brings a soothing healthy glow. Organic pumpkin puree of nutrient-rich mud tingles as it increases oxygenation and circulation. Pumpkin latte moisturizer plumps skin leaving a refined complexion. 50 minutes, $135.

SEASONAL CULINARY SPECIALS & EVENTS

Attend the Unveiling of the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau, Nov. 16 on Georgia’s Bistro Terrace

This is becoming a resort annual event not to miss – the reception celebrating the yearly welcome to the new Beaujolais Nouveau. It starts at 5 p.m. with a cheese and local charcuterie table and passed wine, and then at 6 p.m., Resort Sommelier Robert Ardinger opens the starring wine and toasts the occasion. $20 per person; reservations are limited and required at 706-467-7059. (Stay for dinner at Georgia’s Bistro and enjoy the special three for $33 menu with dishes designed to perfectly match the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau.)

Everyone Loves Chef Balster’s Georgia’s Bistro Three for $33 Seasonal Dinners

Starting in September, this three-course menu offers choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert accompanied by a sommelier selection of red or white wine for the palatable price of $33, plus tax and gratuity. In October, Chef James Balster presents his “Great Pumpkin” special menu and November features a “Ginger and Spices” menu. Available Monday & Tuesday; Friday & Saturday. For reservations please call 706-467-7135.

Saturdays are the Time to be in the Garden with James

From 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, join Georgia’s Bistro Chef James Balster in the resort’s herb garden for a fall cooking demonstration, tasting and a paired glass of wine. $20 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations: 706-467-7059.

A Perfect Cocktail Hour with Tapas: Five @ Five at Linger Longer Steakhouse

In the Linger Longer Bar Wednesday through Sunday evenings, from 4 to 6 p.m., Chef Yann Chupin and the bar chefs highlight a five-cocktail and five-tapas-style appetizer menu for guests to choose from, $5 for each.

On Wednesdays be in the Cellar with Robert at Linger Longer Steakhouse

Pairing five wines with five different cheeses every Wednesday is an interactive, educational experience to be shared with Robert Ardinger, Level 2 Sommelier and Linger Longer Steakhouse manager. The event runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and costs $15 per person. Please call 706-467-7059.

Complimentary Thursday “Cooking Classes” with Bar Chefs at Linger Longer Steakhouse

Every Thursday from 5 to 5:30 p.m., the resort bar chefs perform their craft and create luscious seasonal ingredient-inspired cocktails blended with premium liquors. They’ll help participants concoct their very own signature drink and everyone tastes the specialty cocktail of the day. Reservations are required; participation is limited. Call 706-467-7059.

More information: www.ritzcarltonlodge.com


 

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