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GATES OPEN at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

THIS WEEKEND ONLY (April 25-27, 2014) we’re opening our gates for FREE ENTRY into Lake Lanier Islands Resort!!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve been hearing the buzz all winter long, and now it’s time to see what’s new at Lake Lanier Islands! THIS WEEKEND ONLY, come on through our wide open gates for FREE! We’ve got something really special planned for you as you come to the coolest spot on the Lake this weekend.

What’s happening on the Islands? The In-Water Boat Show will be the place to be this weekend, where top dealers will bring all the coolest boats from all over the United States! Hang out at Sunset Cove Beach Club & Cafe and try our new and improved menu items, sit a spell on the beach with a drink in hand, or dance it up by the Sunset Stage to live music all weekend long!

Come see all the new projects we’ve been working on since the Williams family acquired the Lake Lanier Islands lease in August 2005. Nearly every corner of the property has received some form of make-over, and we’re eager for you to see it all! So come on by this weekend only, as we open the gates for everyone, and plan your next big family vacation by seeing everything we have to offer! Stop at the gate to receive your super special coupon sheet and cruise through our picturesque islands to begin your adventure. Stop by Harbor Landing for a great day out on a pontoon boat, or swing by the Stables for trail and pony rides, and learn about our Summer Horse Camp from our Stable Manager! While you’re having a great weekend, don’t forget to drop by the Boat Show at Sunset Cove and Big Beach!

With the summer season coming up, you’ll want to begin gathering your family deals and memberships. Be sure to speak with our concierge about your Family Fun Package! This is the weekend you’re going to want to stop by Breezy’s gift shop to pick up your new club memberships, too, for great benefits all summer long! In keeping with this special weekend, we’re offering these memberships at an even deeper discount than usual!

Holy guacamole, there’s more! While you’re here, you won’t want to miss out on our Summertime Dinner Buffet at Windows Restaurant in the Lodge from 6-9pm.

Feast like a king at Windows in the main level of Legacy Lodge every Friday and Saturday this summer as we roll out the Windows Summertime Dinner Buffet! You¹ll enjoy succulent shrimp, freshest finest fish, savory snow crab, and plenty of turf options for you non-surf eaters. Check out our “Cooked-to-Order” Action Station with delicious new creations every week! At the end of your meal, be sure to fill up on an amazing array of cakes, pies, parfaits, cookies and more!

This weekend only, we’re opening the gates just for you, and we can hardly wait for you to come and visit with us! See y’all real soon!!

Easter Sunday at Lake Lanier Islands

Monday, April 21st, 2014

It was a beautiful Sunday for Easter Brunch and an egg hunt here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. The clouds parted and the rains dried up as the sun finally greeted us with a warm smile and a hug. Families came out in their Sunday finery and we saw so many lovely dresses and charming suits! Guests raved about our brunch, featuring an extensive buffet menu and so many desserts it seemed all the little boys and girls temporarily forgot to be upset at their Easter clothing, and instead stared open-mouthed at our chocolate fountain and decorate-your-own cupcake station! Guests could choose from a wide variety of breakfast items like bacon, grits, sausages, pastries, muffins, and even a customized omelette made fresh to order! Additionally, several varieties of exotic and local cheeses were placed with nuts and berries next to our build-your-own salad station. Kids could snag their favorites from a miniature buffet line tailored just for them, while the adults looked forward to a carvery featuring garlic-infused beef, maple-glazed ham, and tender lamb with rosemary and mint. Everything was very festively decorated for Easter, and as guests moved about the Plantation Ballroom where our buffet was spread, they were delighted with giant chocolate bunnies, beautiful floral arrangements, and even two gorgeous ice sculptures aglow with soft light. Families were treated to an elegant environment in Grand Ballroom with live music and wait staff to care for their every need. Baskets full of Easter Eggs hinted at the great egg hunt to come after a sweet dessert.

The Egg Hunt out at Legacy Pointe was a clear favorite for all children. With dozens and dozens of eggs hidden in the grass, bushes, woods, and along the distinctive stonework of the Legacy Pointe arbor, every child filled his or her basket in no time, while proud parents took picture after picture. The Easter Bunny could even be seen keeping an eye on the festivities and giving out hugs at every opportunity. In fact, the Easter Bunny was invited to visit the kids at Lake Lanier Islands by his close personal friend Bucky Beaver, who even joined in on some light-hearted dancing and posing for pictures!

As families counted their eggs in their baskets, children were next treated to pony rides and an adorable petting zoo! All your favorite horses, like Famous Fred, Casper, Joe, and Black Jack, offered rides to excited kids for several hours. The petting zoo was another favorite, with baby goats clambering all over stacked hay bales, chickens softly clucking in their pen, a bunny and a pig rooting around for treats and pats, and even baby ducklings chirping from under warm hands! Even Bucky and the Easter Bunny got in on the love!

All in all it was a perfect Sunday, and while we said goodbye t0 the Easter Bunny for another year, we can hardly wait for our next big event to host all our favorite guests once again!

COMING SOON!

Don’t miss out on our next big event: Mother’s Day! Call our concierge today to book your reservations – 770.945.8787

Spring Break Staycation Package

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Spring Break Family at the Pool

Get ready to enjoy the best Spring Break Staycation ever! Our Spring Break Staycation package offers luxurious overnight accommodations, kids programs, Resort Cart rental, Sunset Cove beach access, and a delicious buffet breakfast for two adults & two children, where kids 12 and under eat free.*

Then, the kids are really going to have a blast this Spring Break with our newly launched Legacy Kids Program, featuring indoor and outdoor activities, including games & more at our brand new heated saltwater lounging pool! We’ll have movies on the lawn, unlimited Pop-Ice, and all kinds of great stuff all summer long! Join the Legacy Kids, and start enjoying the coolest summer you’ve ever had!

We haven’t forgotten about the adults, either! We are including an 8-hour Resort Cart rental, as well as a day-pass to Sunset Cove for 4, so you can book and enjoy all these extra activities to maximize your staycation. Check out Legacy on Lanier Golf Club and course, horseback riding, ziplining, and miles of walking and hiking trails! And now you can let Fido come along for the ride, as we are now a pet-friendly resort!**

• Package is valid for stays between April 1st and 13th. Breakfast gratuities included. Kids 12 and under eat free when accompanied by an adult under the Staycation package
• Details at a glance:
◦ Luxurious overnight accommodations
◦ Breakfast buffet for two adults – gratuities included – kids 12 and under eat free when accompanied by an adult under the Staycation package
◦ Legacy Kids Program activities
◦ 8-Hour Resort Cart Rental
◦ Access to Sunset Cove for 4

Whether you stay for just one night or the whole week, we’ve got you covered!

*Kids 12 and under eat free when accompanied by an adult under the Staycation package.
**Read about our new pet policy here.

Our Spring Break Staycation Package for one night starts at $199.

Book one night here!

We know you’re going to want to stay once you set up your lounge chair by the pool, so book a second night for only $129/night! OR, upgrade and include the Buffet Breakfast for Two for only $149/night.

Book two or more nights here!

Contact our concierge at 770.945.8787 for more information.

The ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day Getaway

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

 

Are you ready for the ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day getaway? It’s your lucky day because we’ve got a weekend package with your name on it packed full of fun and excitement!

Check in at Legacy Lodge on Saturday and collect your Lanier Isles Party Pack to begin your St. Patty’s weekend. “What’s in a Lanier Isles Party Pack?” We’re glad you asked! You’ll be starting off your day right in our lobby with two drink passes for our St. Patty’s Rum Punch! While one hand is busy holding that Rum Punch, kindly extend your other hand to receive a $75 gift card good during your stay for food & beverage purchases! Now that both hands are occupied, let us take care of your lack of personal decoration with some St. Patty’s party necklaces and glow sticks!

Have you set your things down in your deluxe accommodations for two yet? Because now it’s time to PARTY! Grab your Island Hopper Trolley Passes and head down to Sunset Cove for an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day celebration! You’ll get in to the Full Moon Party with your Party Passes and jam out to live entertainment by Haywire, enjoy Irish drink specials, play a little volleyball if you want to, cheer on the stilt-walkers and fire-breathers, chill on the beach by the fire pits, and at the end of the night, “ooh” and “aah” over a spectacular fireworks display!

Hop back on the Trolley to come back to the Lodge at the end of the night, and after the best sleep you’ll ever have, wake up and come to Windows, where a nice, quiet breakfast is part of your itinerary.

We’ll also be featuring authentic Irish dining favorites, such as Bangers & Mash, Guinness Beef Stew, Dublin Bay Scampi & more!

The $75 Gift Card must be used during current stay and cannot be used towards room rate, resort fee, gate fee or its related taxes.

Package Includes:

·      Deluxe overnight accommodations

·      Breakfast for 2

·      Lanier Isles Party Pack

o   2 drink passes for Rum Punch at arrival

o   $75 Gift Card for Food & Drinks*

o   Entrance into Sunset Cove’s Full Moon Party

o   Island Hopper Trolley Passes for transportation to and from Sunset Cove

o   St. Patty’s Party Necklaces

o   Glow Sticks

Click to book your ULTIMATE St. Patrick’s Day Weekend!

Valentine’s Day Dinner was Amazing!

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

This year’s Valentine’s Day Dinner was incredible, thanks to our amazing culinary teams at Windows Restaurant and BullFrogs Bar & Grille! The atmosphere was exquisite, the music inspired, and the food divine! Let’s take a look at some pictures:

Windows was decorated beautifully for the occasion, with live music and a beautiful array of roses and candles on every table.

Now let’s have a look at some of the incredible and delicious food items our guests got to enjoy!

After an amazing appetizer, guests could choose between this incredible spinach and berries salad…

…and this delicious arugula and pear salad! Yummmmm!

One of the entrees included this delicate pan-seared halibut with fava bean on herbed polenta.

Another entree was this perfectly prepared porcini-crusted filet of Angus beef tenderloin with all the fixin’s on the side. Wowza!

Or this insanely delicious and tender lamb!! Can we go back in time and do it over again? Please?

Special Rates for Winter Storm Pax

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

This year, Winter has been just the worst. First the Snowpocalypse, and now Winter Storm Pax! Can’t a person get a break?! Well yes, actually they can. Lake Lanier Islands Resort has got your back – we’re offering special rates to folks who have been impacted by Pax today and tomorrow (February 12 and 13). Just click here.

We’ve got a fire, we’ve got tons of warm beds, we’ve got room service, we’ve got a pool table and board games, we’ve got two superb restaurants right in the Lodge. And you’ve got a perfect excuse to take a little holiday and let us take care of things for a while.

So come on in, warm up by the fireplace and hang up your coat, because Winter Storm Pax isn’t going to stop us from giving you the best Resort experience you can handle!

Don’t Forget Milk, Bread, and Your Valentine’s Plans

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You still have time to wow your significant other this Valentine’s Day at Lake Lanier Islands with our exclusive Valentine’s Day 24 Hours of Romance Package! Our Friday night dinner at Windows booked up in a hurry, but we’ve opened up BullFrogs Bar & Grille with a very special menu designed by our Executive Chef Michael Klein. Enjoy a four-course dinner for two, with live music and dancing, and a complimentary glass of wine or Champagne.

On the menu for BullFrogs are a variety of our newest menu items!

For a starter, you can go with the Spinach Artichoke Dip, covered in cheese and served with hot tortilla chips; our Fried Calamari, always tasty; or, one of our new favorites, the Mini Chicken Waffle Bites served with strawberry butter. Yummmmm!

Next you can cleanse your palate with our Wedge Salad or Spinach Salad before moving on to your entree. Choose from one of our four most popular entrees: the Petit Filet, with Chef’s special red wine demi butter; the Atlantic Salmon with teriyaki or citrus butter; our delicious Shrimp & Grits; or the Tequila Lime Chicken; all of which are served with vegetables and your choice of a side.

For dessert, Chef Klein has a special selection for you to share with each other, but we’ll let it be a surprise for both of you!

After dinner, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodations at Legacy Lodge, including a turn down service with truffles and rose petals. What could be more romantic? You could always order up some allure by calling down for a special plate of long-stem Tuxedo Strawberries with Champagne.

Let us help you remember your amazing Valentine’s Day with a complimentary couples photograph in front of our rustic stone fireplace. Our professional photographer will be standing by, waiting to seal those memories with the flash of a light bulb.

Now, what sounds like the perfect end to a perfect romantic escape?  How about a leisurely breakfast for two at Windows Restaurant in the morning? Yeah, that sounds nice. So relax, take your time, and we’ll take care of everything.

Valentine’s 24 Hours of Romance Package: $269.00 per couple includes gratuities, does not include taxes & fees.

For reservations and information please contact our guest services staff at 770.945.8787

New Years Eve Gala at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

How are you ringing in the New Year?? We’re celebrating it in a grand old fashion here at Lake Lanier, and we want you to come celebrate with us!! This New Year’s Eve, experience luxurious overnight accommodations, and enjoy free admission to Magical Nights of Lights, a fantastical reception, a delightful four-course dinner (how Gatsbian!), a slammin’ party with a live band playing your favorite 70s & 80s dance hits, a high-class Champagne toast and breakfast on New Year’s Day until 1pm! Is there any reason not to come and carouse at our Grand Ballroom when the Peach drops? We submit that there is not.

Check out some of the details below:

Band Info:

Carl Testa will open the evening with music while you dine.

Headliner: FORTE will crank up the evening with your favorite 70′s and 80′s dance hits.

BullFrogs will also have DJ Steve Powers on New Year’s Eve.

Plated Dinner Menu:

***1st Course***
You’ll be grabbing the nearest spoon when the crab and brie bisque hits the table. On a cold winter night, nothing will warm you up both literally and figuratively more than this tasty appetizer.

***2nd Course***
Salad, of course, for the second course! But this isn’t a fast food joint, and even our salads are classy. Grab a fork and lay into arugula and baby oak leaf with shaved fennel, roasted apples and balsamic-bleu cheese vinaigrette. You won’t be sorry.

***Intermezzo***
You’ll need to cleanse your palette after the sweet taste of crab and arugula, and there’s nothing tastier than our blood orange sorbet with Grand Marnier-infused berries! We’re licking our lips just thinking about it!

***3rd Course***
For your main dish, our chefs have prepared a pan-seared filet of Angus beef paired with stuffed Legacy lobster tailPinot Noir glace and béarnaise, with a petite vegetable mélange and truffled gratin potato. If you can even move after this dish, you’ll be excited to see what we have lined up for dessert!

***4th Course***
We were being pretty serious about the “being able to move” bit, so we kept dessert light and refreshing. Try our friandise served “family style,” including miniature  French pastries, truffles, macaroons and dipped berries. Somehow we’re able to get these out of the kitchen and to our guests without eating them. It’s a true Christmas miracle if you ask us, because that’s how tasty everything is!

If you’d like to look into booking the best New Year’s Eve Party you’ll ever go to, click here! Do it. You know you want to.

If you have any questions about the evening, please call (770) 945-8787.

Lake Lanier Islands Resort Presents Our August Survey Winner!

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Hurray to our AUGUST WINNER for our online Unifocus Survey!!

Leslie H., who stayed with us in early August, we can’t wait to send you to a relaxing, enjoyable 2-Night Stay in our Legacy Villas Private Concierge Program!! Whoa!! Lucky Leslie, this offer includes your room, tax, gate & resort fee, breakfast each day, one dinner & one activity per person (Tranquility Spa, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, The Stables Equestrian Center OR Harbor Landing). Thank you for filling out our online survey!

Surveys Winners

Monday, August 12th, 2013

First off, the Great End-Of-Summer Survey contest is over, and it’s time to announce the winner!!

For the last several weeks, we’ve been passing out survey cards to guests for a chance to win a 3-night stay at Legacy Lodge! It was simple, really: all we wanted to know was which other hotels our guests were considering, and why they chose us!

One name and email address later, and you were entered for a chance to win! So we’ve just ended the contest, and selected a winner, and we are VERY EXCITED to announce our lucky card-filler-outer… winner.

It’s SHELBY A.!!! Hurray!! Shelby let us know that she didn’t even consider going anywhere else because she was here to have fun with her 6-year-old daughter at LanierWorld! Well, now Shelby gets to enjoy 3 more days of quality mother-daughter time at Legacy Lodge for FREE!! Way to go!!

Secondly, we are also ready to announce our JULY WINNER for our online Unifocus Survey!!

Leah A., who stayed with us in early July, we can’t wait to send you to a relaxing, enjoyable 2-Night Stay in our Legacy Villas Private Concierge Program!! Whoa!! Lucky Leah, this offer includes your room, tax, gate & resort fee, breakfast each day, one dinner & one activity per person (Tranquility Spa, Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, The Stables Equestrian Center OR Harbor Landing). Thank you for filling out our online survey!