Saturday, December 13, 2014


A few days ago we went over to Sapelo Island, to the Reynolds Mansion/Lodge for a holiday luncheon. After going over on the ferry, about fifteen of us got on a bus. Before and after lunch, we toured the island. After lunch at the house, we had an hour or so to go through it. My guy took some nice pix so I thought I'd post some of them in the next few days.

R.J. Reynolds, Jr. was one of the tobacco Reynoldses from North Carolina. He had houses in several cities, but this was his "man cave" as one of our tour group put it and seemed to be his favorite.

Here's a picture of the front of the house. You can't see it from this viewpoint, but there's one path from the driveway that divides into two paths to circle round the outdoor pool before it re-merges to go back to the house. The pool is empty, but I understand that for additional fees, lodgers can have it filled.

The Mansion/Lodge, like most of the island, belongs to the state of Georgia. It can be rented out for special events such as weddings, business conferences, family reunions, et cetera. With 13 bedrooms and eleven baths, it can accommodate up to 29 people, but the minimum requirement is 16 people. Any fewer are still charged at the 16-minimum rate of nearly $200 per person per night.

Below is a picture of the statue in the middle of the outside pool. You can see the leaves and stains in the pool bottom. That's my hand peeking out from the Christmas cape.

More later.


  1. Looks like an interesting place to wander about and perhaps stay a few days!

    1. They have private lodgings rather than the mansion, too. Also a campground. Six of the people on our tour had kayaked over from the mainland and were staying at it!

  2. It would be a pretty cool place for a wedding!


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