Choose from lodge rooms and lakeside villas at this resort with a golf course and a marina
Hotel at a Glance: Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club
Just outside Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club, pontoons and kayaks glide on the peaceful waters of Lake Blackshear. The resort offers myriad distractions on and off the water, from sportfishing for crappies and bass to golfing on a championship course—a year-round activity due to southwest Georgia’s mild winter weather.
- Villas feature screened patios or terraces with views of the water.
- Lodge rooms are outfitted with mini fridges and are set near amenities including the fitness center.
- Tee off on the 18-hole golf course’s Dwarf Bermuda greens, which are surrounded by towering pine trees.
- Prime rib and seafood cannelloni are among the gourmet dishes at Cordelia’s. Pair your meal with a bottle from the extensive wine list.
- Bring Fido!: Pets are welcome in select villas for an additional fee (contact the hotel).
Cordele, Georgia: Outdoor Activities and Small-Town Attractions Off the Beaten Path
In his poem “Back Roads to Macon,” Raymond Farr captures the small-town charm of Cordele when he describes a mailbox’s hand-painted sign scribbled with the folksy adage, “Whatever your destination, thank God you arrive.” The town that inspired Farr sits off the beaten path—about 2.5 hours south of Atlanta. It’s dotted with antique shops and quirky specialty museums showcasing the history of cotton-harvesting tools and vast collections of telephones.
The dry Atlantic coastal-plain climate permits year-round outdoor activities. Three miles of hiking trails wind through a wetland ecosystem inhabited by deer, red foxes, and lost hikers.