Flat Creek Lodge - Swainsboro, GA

$179 for a Two-Night Stay at Flat Creek Lodge in Swainsboro, GA (Up to $470 Value)

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Lakefront Spa Resort with Hunting, Fishing, and Farms

At Flat Creek Lodge, quail, white-tailed deer, and boar share a woodland habitat, and largemouth bass and bluegill flit beneath the surface in spring-fed lakes. The property also boasts a mushroom farm, a berry orchard, and a herd of jersey dairy cows—about as locally sourced as it gets. In many ways, guests at Flat Creek Lodge live off the land, but staying here hardly means roughing it: the eco-conscious resort features a spa, fine dining, and leisure pursuits such as skeet shooting.

Flat Creek Lodge has earned tons of press, with praise heaped on the dairy farm's artisanal cheeses, including a cocoa-laced cheddar and an Irish-style cheese blended in oatmeal stout. At the wine and cheese reception—usually held on Saturdays, but available any day upon request—you can sample Flat Creek's cheddar and havarti before playing a round of pin the tail on the cheese wheel. The Dining Room's seasonal menu features onsite harvests in dishes such as roast chicken with oyster mushrooms ($19) and pork chops in an apricot-cider reduction ($26).

After a full day exploring the nearly 2,000-acre grounds, you can unwind in standard lodge rooms. Local wildlife artwork hangs from rustic pine-plank walls, and a shared verandah overlooks the lake. For a bit more relaxation, hit the spa to surrender to a deep-tissue massage or a session in the cedar-lined sauna. The following morning, you can start the day off right with a hearty southern breakfast of bacon, eggs, and grits.

Eastern Georgia: Hunting and State Parks

Although the resort is within 100 miles of Augusta and Savannah, there's so much to do onsite that you may not want to leave. In addition to bird and deer hunts, you can practice your shot in the skeet-shooting range or do battle on the paintball course, which features commando-style trenches and forts. There's also a pair of state parks within an hour's drive: George L. Smith, famous for its 1880 gristmill, and Magnolia Springs, home to turtles, alligators, and escaped mascots.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • $179 for a two-night stay for two in a standard lodge room with daily country breakfast
  • Wine and cheese reception for two
  • $20 dining credit, valid in the Dining Room Thursday–Saturday only

Book by: 7/20/12
Travel by: 8/31/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Fine dining Thursday–Saturday
  • Onsite dairy farm and artisanal cheeses
  • Hunting grounds and onsite kennels
  • 240 acres of fishing ponds
  • New full spa and fitness center
  • Skeet shooting and paintball ranges

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/20/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 8/31/12
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Valid for Standard lodge rooms only
  • Dining credit valid Thurs-Sat only; reservation required
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 7% tax and 11% service fee not included

Other Details

Room Details

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $12 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; no charge for additional guests 11 and younger. This rate includes country breakfast.
  • Shared verandah with lake views
  • Bottled water in rooms
  • Fresh coffee served on porch each morning

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 2 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $25 each per night. Pets more than 15 pounds need to be put in the Flat Creek Lodge kennel.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to a two-bedroom cottage room for $300 per night.

What It's Worth

  • $179 for a two-night stay for two in a standard lodge room with daily country breakfast (up to a $400 value)
  • Wine and cheese reception for two (a $50 value)
  • $20 dining credit, valid in the Dining Room Thursday–Saturday only

    Total value: up to $470

Getting There

  • By plane: 63 miles from Augusta Regional Airport (AGS); 86 miles from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)
  • By car: about 70 miles south of Augusta; about 95 miles northwest of Savannah

Traveler's Tips

  • Although the wine and cheese receptions are normally held on Saturday evenings, the lodge will hold special receptions on other nights for Groupon customers.
  • Some activities are complimentary, but others—including guided hunts, gear rentals, bass fishing, paintballing, and skeet shooting—cost extra.

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