Georgia's Lake Lanier Islands Resort® Expands Guest List to Include Four-Legged Variety

Popular Southern Lakeside Destination Proud to be Designated a Pet-Friendly Resort
Lanier Islands has been designated a pet-friendly resort. Credit: Gene Phillips
Lanier Islands has been designated a pet-friendly resort. Credit: Gene Phillips
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BUFORD, Ga. - April 15, 2014 - PRLog -- Georgia’s Lake Lanier Islands Resort® has long prided itself in appealing to a wide variety of guests. In recent years, the 1500-acre lakeside destination has proven a favorite among business travelers attending a conference or company retreat, groups of friends looking to share a relaxed golf weekend or spa get-away, bridal parties seeking an unforgettable destination wedding spot, and families in search of an action packed vacation on the sunny shores of Lake Sidney Lanier. Today, the Islands is proud to expand its target audience to include an entirely new segment – the four-legged variety – as it declares itself a pet-friendly resort.

“With mile after mile of scenic paths and walking trails throughout the resort, this is the ideal setting for our guests to enjoy leisure time with their pets,” explains Stephanie Orr, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Lake Lanier Islands. “We have often sought to be a vacation destination for families travelling to Georgia, as well as a spur-of-the-moment staycation spot for local families and couples. By designating the Islands a pet-friendly resort, we alleviate the hassle of having to find a pet-sitter or boarding facility, as well as the stress of separation on both the pets and their humans. We hope to actually augment our guests’ experience by providing an opportunity to add their beloved pet to their memories of time at the Islands. Guests can opt to spend the day enjoying all of the fun activities that our resort has to offer – from zip-lining and horseback riding to playing the day away at the beach and water park of LanierWorld and boating the waters of Lake Lanier – and then receive a warm welcome from their pet back at their room at the end of their adventures. We think it will prove a terrific solution for our business travelers, as well. What better way to wind down after a long day of meetings and team building activities, than with a leisurely walk with your dog within sight of the waters of Lake Lanier or by kicking back in a cozy hotel room with your cat and a nice, cold glass of wine?”

Pets will now be allowed in specially designated rooms in the 216-room Legacy Lodge and the newly renovated LakeHouses at Legacy, as well as the Campgrounds at Shoal Creek and Blue Ridge. For guests who wish to book a visit to the Islands to include their pet, they will need to consider the following:

- Pets must weigh less than 80 pounds.

- There will be a $75 fee per stay for each pet. This fee will not apply to guide dogs or assistive dogs.

- Pets left unattended in the guest room when the guest leaves the hotel premises must be secured in a proper pet crate or carrier.

- When outside of the room, pets must either be in a pet carrier or on a secure leash.

- Due to health regulations, pets cannot join guests in any of the Food and Beverage Outlets, the Pool, Fitness Center or LanierWorld – which includes Family Fun Park, Big Beach and Sunset Cove.

Well-known for its dedication to the provision of excellent customer service, Lake Lanier Islands will extend the same hospitality to its furry new friends. Guests who forget to pack a pet bed for their dog or cat need not worry. The resort will be happy to provide a mat and some welcome gifts for them through its Housekeeping Services. Lake Lanier Islands is also pleased to add pet walking to its long list of Concierge services for a nominal fee of $10.00 per walk, which will be added to the guest’s room bill. Guests who opt to walk their dogs themselves will find disposal bags at the front desk and conveniently dispensed along many of the walking paths throughout the resort. To book a trip to Lake Lanier Islands – complete with their favorite feline or beloved bow-wow – guests are encouraged to call 770-945-8787 or make reservations online at

About Lake Lanier Islands Resort®: Nestled on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lake Lanier Islands Resort®. Situated less than 45 miles from downtown Atlanta on 1,500 pristine acres of forests, meadows and beaches, this luxury resort is quickly growing in size, scope and reputation as one of the Southeast’s leading lakeside retreats. The Resort’s crown jewel – Lake Sidney Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes, encompassing 38,000 miles of surface area and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia. Legacy Lodge & Conference Center and Legacy Villas enhance the Resort’s broad assortment of accommodation choices and meeting sites – making it the ideal choice for corporate meetings and company retreats. Popular excursions like fun in the sun at the boardwalk-themed LanierWorld, zip lining through the trees with Lake Lanier Canopy Tours, horseback riding on a lakeside trail from the Equestrian Center, and renting a boat and ski equipment from Harbor Landing make the Resort a terrific choice for families vacationing or “staycationing” in the South. Tranquility – the Spa and the picturesque 18-hole course at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club are major draws for visitors looking to relax or play, and with more than 20 wedding venues to choose from, the Resort is rapidly gaining favor with brides- and grooms-to-be as a highly sought-after Destination Wedding site. Operated by Islands Management Company, LLC since 2005, Lake Lanier Islands Resort® is steadily securing a solid standing for their unique vision of the future of this luxury retreat, their unswerving dedication to the comfort and enjoyment of their guests, and their signature brand of Southern Hospitality. For more information, schedule a tee time, learn package details or make reservations, call (770) 945-8787 or visit Lake Lanier Islands’ website at

Kasie Bolling/Out of Her Mind Freelance
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