SWAINSBORO, Ga. — Imagine a getaway that provides sporting adventure and spa relaxation. Consider being in a rustic environment that is also luxurious. Delight in a place that caters to the need for fresh air as much as the desire for gourmet dining. These seeming opposites come together splendidly at Flat Creek Lodge in Southeast Georgia. Whether satisfying both the yin and the yang of individuals or pleasing couples with opposite tastes, this hunting and fishing resort and spa can easily delight the most avid sportsman and the most discerning gourmand.

Flat Creek Lodge offers Summer Sizzler package: Travel between June 15 and August 15, One night of lodging, one night of fine dining and one hearty country breakfast, $199 per person.

Sporting Club Director Bob Edwards has developed a hunting and fishing program at Flat Creek Lodge that allows for a variety of outdoor sporting adventures. Whether it’s for small game such as quail, duck or pheasant or for big game such as wild boar, turkey or white tail deer or even catch- and-release fishing for largemouth bass, Flat Creek Lodge has something to offer a novice or expert sportsman or woman. Yet Flat Creek Lodge also offers its visitors an important bonus – the property maintains ecologically sound practices like using biodegradable sporting clays and non-toxic ammunition.

A trip to the Spa and Bathhouse at Flat Creek Lodge is a study in relaxation. The rustic, heart pine building housing the Spa overlooks a beautiful lake complete with a fountain and swans, while across the property, the Japanese Bathhouse beckons with private or shared mineral baths and milk soaks. Even better, the milk has traveled only hundreds of yards, straight from the Flat Creek Lodge Dairy. The Spa incorporates many traditional treatments with a special twist from specialized whirlpools to cedar-lined sauna and steam rooms, and the view from the hot tub overlooking the central lake – complete with black swans – is always spectacular. All treatments at the Spa utilize L’ Occitane products, and maintain Flat Creek Lodge’s environmentally sensitive philosophy.

Flat Creek Lodge offers plenty of opportunity for hiking, biking and nature walks around the spacious property. Bikes can be rented from Flat Creek Lodge, so there is no need to bring one. Guests can also visit the new secluded freshwater beach located where private cabanas are available.

The Flat Creek Lodge Dining Room serves seasonally appropriate four- and five-course dinners paired with the perfect wines. Based on foods that are grown or caught at Flat Creek Lodge, the menu changes daily, and the ingredients are always fresh. All spring and summer, the onsite Berry Orchards yield blueberries, blackberries and raspberries that make their way straight to the table, and the greenhouses and gardens are in full bloom. The onsite Dairy provides a line of artisan cheeses specially crafted by award-winning Head Cheese Maker Dane Huebner. Guests may also choose to have their own fish or game from the day’s hunt prepared for an evening meal. The Dining Room also serves both Continental and Hearty Country Breakfasts and can accommodate daytime picnics, snacks and private or group lunches as well.

At Flat Creek Lodge, guests now have a variety of lodging choices. Whether staying in the main Lodge where each room is themed with art and accessories by local artists or opting for one of the larger Cottages, all visitors will appreciate the rough-sawn pine and rustic architecture of the buildings complemented by luxurious touches like high-end toiletries, soft towels, personal bathrobes and spacious bathrooms. Any guest staying at the Flat Creek Lodge Cottages is also welcome to use the fully equipped Fitness Center and will have use of golf carts to get around the grounds during their stay. Guests are also welcome to enjoy biking and walking nature trails throughout the property.

Currently, Flat Creek Lodge can accommodate singles, couples and groups of various sizes. For those arriving at Atlanta or Savannah airports, van transportation can be provided. Flat Creek Lodge can also assist with arranging golf outings and other area excursions.

Located just three hours southeast of Atlanta, Flat Creek Lodge welcomes the discerning sportsman and sportswoman to an unforgettable hunting and fishing adventure. Amid a pristine and private woodland preserve, guests can stay in the main Lodge or in a private Cottage. Visitors can enjoy many outdoor activities, relax in the Spa, or pamper themselves in the uniquely designed Japanese bathhouse before experiencing the cuisine in the Flat Creek Lodge Dining Room. Menus feature fresh, seasonal herbs, fruits, and vegetables, wild game and seafood from the Golden Isles of Georgia. Dining on Friday and Saturday evenings is four or five courses paired with just the right wine. The 2,000-acre Flat Creek Lodge is located at 367 Bishop Chapel Church Road, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401.

The Lodge can be reached at 478.237.FISH or 877.352.8273. It can also be visited online at

Valerie G, editor at CANW
Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.