New Signage at The Lodge!

Two years ago The Lodge on Lake Oconee began the project of repositioning the hotel in conjunction with its renovation and remodeling project. Part of that repositioning was developing a new hotel logo. Our guests saw the new logo on our website, collateral material, and the signage behind the front desk, but our exterior signage had not been updated.

But finally, we have installed the new signage around the property including the great sign, entrance sign, and the lighted sign down by the docks. This is the first step in our exterior remodeling and renovations project.

The next steps are a new paint them for the building, replacing our docks, parking lot sealing, the installation of Tesla charging stations, and lots and lots of new landscaping.

We also have additional remodeling and renovations plans for the interior public space of the hotel. Stay tuned for the details and the timelines.

Standard two queen bed guest room

Hotel Website Update

This week we mad some major updates to The Lodge on Lake Oconee website including adding a new web booking engine and updating guest room photos showing the remodeling process to date.

Our previous web booking engine was clumsy to navigate and had major issues when guests tried to book using Apple mobile devices.  But our new booking engine has none of those issues and offers an easy to use booking experience on both handheld devices and desktops and laptops.

This new booking engine will also allow us to easily integrate rate specials and packages in the future.

Guest Room at The Lodge

Hotel Remodeling Update

NOTE: There is NO REMAINING CONSTRUCTION as part of the remodeling.

Guest room painting and carpet are complete and installation of window treatments will be finished by May 27th. Due to supply chain issues, there are still a few remaining guest room items in progress. None of this involves construction in the hotel.

  • New landscaping - in progress.
  • New RFID / Bluetooth door locks - completed.
  • New guest room carpet - completed.
  • New guest room paint scheme - completed.
  • New guest room window treatments - completed.
  • New hotel guest room bolster pillows and bed scarves - completed.
  • New guest room desk chairs - completed.
  • New guest room occasional chairs - 2022 delivery date TBD.
  • New guest room lamps - 2022 delivery date TBD.
  • New guest room artwork - 2022 delivery date TBD.
  • New hotel signage - 2022 installation date TBD.
  • New hotel guest room desks, headboards, dressers, and tables - TBD 2023. These items will be a custom design and build.
  • New hotel hallway carpet and wall vinyl - TBD 2023.

The arrival of addition hotel furniture, artwork, or accessories will impact the guest experience. New items will be placed in vacant rooms only and not in occupied rooms.

We're excited about the changes to The Lodge, and our guests love the new look of the rooms and the front desk. We'll post additional photos in the coming weeks.


It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

Tracy Warren

It's with great sadness that The Lodge on Lake Oconee announces the retirement of Tracy Warren.  If it seems like Miss Tracy has been at the hotel forever, well, she has. Tracy was actually part of the clean up crew when the hotel was first constructed back in 2005.

Over the years she served as both a room attendant and a Housekeeping Supervisor and during that time has seen hundreds of employees and thousands of guests at our hotel. Throughout all of those years she maintained a passion for her job and honestly took it to heart when the expectations of a guest had not been met.

As a tribute to dedication to the property, The Lodge has named our board room The Warren Board Room and affixed a plaque honoring her service to the hotel and our guests. Miss Tracy also received a copy of that plaque - and a floppy gardening hat - to take home.

These days Miss Tracy is relaxing around her home, tending to her gardens, and out riding her tractor mowing her lawn. If you're lucky, you may even meet her one day out back on the hotel docks relaxing and fishing.

It's the end of an era at The Lodge, and Miss Tracy will be greatly missed. We wish her good health and peace in her retirement years.


New Associate Recognition Program

The Lodge on Lake Oconee not only values its guests, but it also values its associates that work hard to make the guest experience the best it can be. As part of our culture, it's important that we recognize the contributions of our associates - but we would like our guest to help us with that recognition.

When you're at our hotel you may notice that associates have star pins affixed to their uniforms. Each time an associate is recognized for their outstanding service or contributions to the property they receive a pin. At the end of each quarter, the associate with the most pins receives an Amazon gift card. Associates receive recognition from both their peers and management, but we would like our guests to get involved as well.

If you're a guest at our property and receive outstanding customer service during your stay, please stop by the guest services desk during your stay or at check out and let us know the name of the associate that you wish to recognize so that we may honor them. We appreciate your participation in this program.


The Lodge Welcomes New GM

The Lodge ion Lake Oconee is proud that Shawn Kosloff has accepted the position of General Manager at the hotel. Mr. Kosloff has over 19 years of experience in the hotel industry serving in the positions of Food and Beverage Controller, Assistant Controller, Controller, and General Manager. His experience includes working with Marriott, Hilton, and Holiday Inn properties.

Born in Connecticut, Mr. Kosloff attended Gannon University in Erie, PA and has run hotels throughout the U.S. including in Maine, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

Mr. Kosloff is the proud father of a 15 year old son, Matt, who can occasionally be seen around the hotel helping guests and assisting staff members. In his spare time, Mr. Kosloff enjoys coaching baseball, woodworking, and bass fishing. In fact, you will often find him fishing out back of The Lodge after hours and leading the Kids Fish with the GM program at the hotel. If you ask, he'll tell you about his adventures with alligators while fishing in the South Carolina Lowcountry.