MARCH 15 - 17
Sapelo Island Reynolds Mansion Weekend
Sapelo Island, Ga
Join the Georgia Conservancy for an exclusive weekend stay at the Historic Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island!
During the weekend of March 15-17, the Georgia Conservancy will host the Sapelo Island Weekend with the help of our partners at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, SouthEast Adventure Outfitters, University of Georgia Marine Science Institute, and Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society.
Sapelo Island, centrally-located on Georgia's 110-mile coast, is an island in ecological transition and is awash with thousands of years of human history and present-day Geechee culture. Today, much of the island is managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and it also is home to one of the last remaining saltwater Geechee communities (Hog Hummock) and the UGA Marine Institute.
The Historic Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island is a luxurious island retreat. Home to 13 bedrooms, a bowling alley, billiards room, library and greenhouse, the Mansion is the perfect headquarters from which to explore the island.
After arriving on the island on Friday, guests will receive a tour of the mansion followed by a beach happy hour, dinner and evening programming.
On Saturday, guests will have the opportunity to join our friends at SouthEast Adventure Outfitters for an exclusive guided kayak paddle on Blackbeard Creek to explore Sapelo Island’s neighbor, Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge. Blackbeard Island is as rich in history as it is in natural resources. This barrier island, named because its thick woods and meandering creeks provided hiding places for pirates, remains remote with access only by boat.
Blackbeard Island is as rich in history as it is in natural resources. This barrier island, named because its thick woods and meandering creeks provided hiding places for pirates, remains remote with access only by boat. But, for the naturalist, fisherman or beach-lover this spot is delightful and well worth the effort to get there. Learn more about Blackbeard Island National Wildlife Refuge.
After a day of adventure, join us on the porch of the Reynolds Mansion as we enjoy an oyster roast with local oysters freshly-harvested by Charlie Phillips’ Sapelo Sea Farms. On Saturday night, we will host an evening cocktail party featuring craft cocktails and spirits from Atlanta’s own ASW Distillery.
On Sunday, guests will also have the chance to experience guided tours of Sapelo Island (including the Chocolate Plantation ruins, Reynolds Mansion and Hog Hummock) and the UGA Marine Institute. The UGA Marine Institute is a world-renowned research facility focusing on salt marsh and estruarine ecology.
All meals, beverages, guided-tours, transportation to the island, and entertainment are included!
In-kind donors and local food producers we will be enjoying during our weekend on Sapelo Island: Sweetwater Brewing Company (Atlanta), ASW Distillery (Atlanta), Montane Sparkling Water (Hamilton) and Cafe Campesino Coffee (Americus).
By participating in one of our Stewardship Trips, you are helping to support our year-round and statewide advocacy for the protection and conservation of Georgia's natural resources.
All Inclusive Weekend Price:
$800 Per Guest. Dates March 15-17. Two-night package. Includes all meals, beverages (including beer, whiskey & wine), guided tour of Sapelo Island, guided paddle and natualist tour of Blackbeard Island and boat transport to/from Sapelo.
*Registration opens to Georgia Conservancy members on December 17 at 5 PM and the General Public on December 19 at 5 PM
Did you know? Georgia Conservancy members have the opportunity to register early for select Stewardship Trips, as well as receive a discount on a number of our adventures during the year. Become a Georgia Conservancy member today, or renew your membership to register on December 17! Already a member? Use your email provided promo code for early registration and to receive a discount (Live Oak Level and above) when registering for this trip.
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Throughout our 50-year history, we have relied upon our members for support. It is thanks to this support that we have accomplished goals such as protecting Sweetwater Creek State Park, the Okefenokee Swamp Wilderness Area, Cumberland Island National Seashore, and thousands of acres of private forests, fields and wetlands - efforts that have helped to shape the Georgia that we know today.
Your participation through membership allows us to continue to act, educate and advocate on behalf of our state’s land and water resources. The Georgia Conservancy sees the potential each gift holds and pledges to use it wisely to continue moving Georgia forward. Join as a member today!
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