Lake Lanier Islands Resort® Seeks Title as Atlanta’s Favorite Staycation Destination

Popular Lakeside Resort in North Georgia Attracts Locals, as well as Business Travelers and Regional Vacationers with Luxury Accommodations, Legacy Kids Program, Beach, Boardwalk, Waterpark, Marina and More
Island Carts Prove a Terrific Way to Explore Lake Lanier Islands Resort
Island Carts Prove a Terrific Way to Explore Lake Lanier Islands Resort
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BUFORD, Ga. - June 13, 2014 - PRLog -- Located within an hour’s drive north of downtown Atlanta’s busy city streets, Lake Lanier Islands Resort strives to make its guests feel as though they are a world away from the hustle-bustle and noise of life beyond its gates. Over the course of the last nine years since the Virgil Williams family first purchased the leasehold of the Islands, the focus has been on renovating existing accommodations and attractions, building new villas and wedding venues, and revamping the lakeside destination’s image among Atlantans – while broadening its reach to vacationing families and business travelers throughout the Southeast. As they look ahead to their 10th year at the helm of the popular North Georgia resort, the Williams family wishes to extend an invitation to their neighbors all over Metro Atlanta to consider the Islands as part of a new summer tradition (or the rekindling of an old one) by making it one of their favorite staycation destinations.

“We really have it all here,” explains Bradley Anderholm, Lake Lanier Islands’ new COO. “An Atlanta family can pack up the car and be here in under an hour, then unpack their bags and head to the beach, boardwalk and waterpark at LanierWorld or while away the rest of the day at our new saltwater leisure pool at Legacy Lodge. Between Island Carts, electric bikes and our Islands Trolley, they don’t even have to climb back into their cars until it’s time to go home at the end of their staycation. We’re really excited about the addition of the Legacy Kids Program this year. Specifically geared toward families who are guests of the resort, the Legacy Kids Program includes games in the courtyard, movies under the stars, scavenger hunts, pool parties, and so much more. We are also proud to have been designated a pet-friendly resort – so every member of the family can come and enjoy the Islands.”

Accommodations at Lake Lanier Islands include guest rooms at Legacy Lodge, a luxury lakeside stay at Legacy Villas, a “home away from home” experience at the LakeHouses, or camping at Shoal Creek, Blue Ridge and Chestnut Ridge (opening soon) Campgrounds. Activities include daily events through the Legacy Kids program, fun in the sun at LanierWorld, ziplining, horseback riding, boating, golfing and more. The Islands boasts a jam-packed calendar of events that includes everything from open-air concerts on the beach and Full Moon Parties at Sunset Cove to wine cruises aboard an excursion yacht, low country boils, and Land and Sea buffets. For families who like to take a little time to divide and conquer – a relaxing day at Tranquility the Spa, rejuvenating jog on a network of both paved and rustic trails, or challenging game that includes 18 picturesque holes at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club might prove the ideal answer to much-needed “me-time.” Dining options include two restaurants inside Legacy Lodge – Bullfrogs Bar & Grille (with both indoor seating and poolside dining) and Windows Restaurant, and a number of full-service restaurants and stands on and around the Boardwalk at LanierWorld – chief among them are Sunset Cove Beach Café & Club, Gianni’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria, Sunset Cantina, Tad’s Lakeside Grille, and the NEW SweetWater Shrimp Shack.

Accommodation packages make planning a staycation at Lake Lanier Islands Resort a snap. The Family Funtastic Package includes 2-day LanierWorld passes, an overnight stay, and breakfast for four starting at just $239. During the month of June, families can opt to upgrade to a Family Funtastic Deluxe Package that adds the excitement of a 4-hour Island Cart rental for exploring the Islands in style – starting at $269. For additional package information or to make reservations online, prospective guests of the Islands are encouraged to visit or call 770-945-8787.

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 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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