GREENSBORO, GA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - In the fall at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation, the Georgia leaves turn vibrant red, yellow and orange hues, and their reflections will glisten on Lake Oconee. Come to leaf peep, but also to enjoy the luxury resort's Great Pumpkin weekends, the "Fire and Ice" vacation package with unlimited ice skating, campfire-inspired spa treatments and culinary programs and specials featuring delicious autumnal ingredients.
FALL ESCAPES: FOR SEASONAL RECREATION, RELAXATION & FUN
The Great Pumpkin Returns for Fun-Packed Halloween Weekends
As Linus says in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, "Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere." Every year, the luxury Georgia resort is very sincere about celebrating the Great Pumpkin. Available for each Saturday stay in October includes: overnight accommodations, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, nighttime ghost stories, and $25 resort credit per night. Package rates start at $349 per night.
Fire and Ice: Unlimited Ice Skating, S'mores & Even More
A special "Fire and Ice" resort package is available Nov. 18, 2012, through Feb. 24, 2013, and includes: overnight accommodations in a resort-view guestroom; unlimited ice skating; valet parking for one vehicle per night; s'mores turndown amenity; and a $100 food and beverage credit per day. Rates start at $329 per night midweek and $379 per weekend night (exclusive of tax). To book this family vacation package, please call (706) 467-0600 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/ReynoldsPlantation/Reservations/Packages/Detail/fire_and_ice_package.htm.
For Guests Only: Complimentary Ice Skating by Lake Oconee
Back by popular demand - the 6,000-square-foot ice skating rink opens on Nov. 18 at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation and this spectacular lakeside rink will remain open through Feb. 24, 2013, and is complimentary for resort guests.
AUTUMN PAMPERING AT THE SPA: NEW CAMPFIRE-INSPIRED TREATMENTS
This fall, the award winning Ritz-Carlton Spa is offering special value selections of seasonally inspired spa treatments such as Pumpkin Cranberry Facial, Honey Harvest Vichy Glow and Fall Surrender. For additional information and reservations, please contact the Georgia spa resort at 706-467-7185. Available September 1 through November 30, 2012.
Also in honor of the luxury resort's blazing nightly campfires complete with s'mores by the lake, the following new Campfire-inspired Treatments will be offered starting on September 17:
S'mores Body Glow and a S'mores Kit - Begins with a whipped honey graham scrub that polishes the skin until it's radiant; followed by a drizzling of warm, dark chocolate softening serum loaded with nutrients and then finishes with a waterfall rinse under the Vichy shower and a sweet, fluffy moisture cream application. Delicious added attraction to enjoy at the resort's nightly campfire: a complete S'mores Kit! 50 minutes, $165; 80 minutes with massage, $215.
Cider and Cinnamon Pedicure with a Cup of Hot Cider - A fizzy, hot cider soak with softening oils is first. Then the feet are glazed with honey, aloe and papaya and wrapped in steaming towels for ultimate hydration and a red-hot cinnamon oil is applied before the primp and polish. And, a complimentary soothing cup of hot cider can be savored during the cider soak pedicure. 50 minutes, $85.
Down and Dirty Facial - Whipped shea sugar micro polish brings a soothing healthy glow. Organic pumpkin puree of nutrient-rich mud tingles as it increases oxygenation and circulation. Pumpkin latte moisturizer plumps skin leaving a refined complexion. 50 minutes, $135.
SEASONAL CULINARY SPECIALS & EVENTS
Attend the Unveiling of the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau, Nov. 16 on Georgia's Bistro Terrace
This is becoming a resort annual event not to miss -- the reception celebrating the yearly welcome to the new Beaujolais Nouveau. It starts at 5 p.m. with a cheese and local charcuterie table and passed wine, and then at 6 p.m., Resort Sommelier Robert Ardinger opens the starring wine and toasts the occasion. $20 per person; reservations are limited and required at 706-467-7059. (Stay for dinner at Georgia's Bistro and enjoy the special three for $33 menu with dishes designed to perfectly match the 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau.)
Everyone Loves Chef Balster's Georgia's Bistro Three for $33 Seasonal Dinners
Starting in September, this three-course menu offers choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert accompanied by a sommelier selection of red or white wine for the palatable price of $33, plus tax and gratuity. In October, Chef James Balster presents his "Great Pumpkin" special menu and November features a "Ginger and Spices" menu. Available Monday & Tuesday; Friday & Saturday. For reservations please call 706-467-7135.
Saturdays are the Time to be in the Garden with James
From 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, join Georgia's Bistro Chef James Balster in the resort's herb garden for a fall cooking demonstration, tasting and a paired glass of wine. $20 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations: 706-467-7059.
A Perfect Cocktail Hour with Tapas: Five @ Five at Linger Longer Steakhouse
In the Linger Longer Bar Wednesday through Sunday evenings, from 4 to 6 p.m., Chef Yann Chupin and the bar chefs highlight a five-cocktail and five-tapas-style appetizer menu for guests to choose from, $5 for each.
On Wednesdays be in the Cellar with Robert at Linger Longer Steakhouse
Pairing five wines with five different cheeses every Wednesday is an interactive, educational experience to be shared with Robert Ardinger, Level 2 Sommelier and Linger Longer Steakhouse manager. The event runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and costs $15 per person. Please call 706-467-7059.
Complimentary Thursday "Cooking Classes" with Bar Chefs at Linger Longer Steakhouse
Every Thursday from 5 to 5:30 p.m., the resort bar chefs perform their craft and create luscious seasonal ingredient-inspired cocktails blended with premium liquors. They'll help participants concoct their very own signature drink and everyone tastes the specialty cocktail of the day. Reservations are required; participation is limited. Call 706-467-7059.
The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
One Lake Oconee Trail
Greensboro, Georgia 30642
About The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation
An AAA Five Diamond resort ranked number 10 among Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 100 U.S. Spas," The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation is known for its meticulous Ritz-Carlton service enhanced by an abundance of gracious Southern hospitality. Situated within Reynolds Plantation on 30 acres of stunning shoreline property on Georgia's Lake Oconee, the luxury golf resort features access to 99 holes of championship golf designed by Bob Cupp, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. Additional highlights include: 251 beautifully appointed rooms with resort and lake views; a 26,000-square-foot, full-service spa and fitness center; more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space; fine low-country cuisine at Georgia's Bistro, updated classics at Linger Longer Steakhouse, casual dining at Gaby's by the Lake and lakefront Chiminea dining; and outdoor activities ranging from fishing, swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing, paddle boarding and wakeboarding to horseback riding and hiking. For more information and reservations, please visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/ReynoldsPlantation/Default.htm.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 79 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognizes outstanding customer service. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company website at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR)