The Lodge on Lake Oconee

Nestled in one of the many coves on Lake Oconee, The Lodge is a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Located just a short drive from Atlanta, Athens, Macon, and Augusta, The Lodge offers a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. This charming, 81-room hotel features spacious guest rooms and suites that hearken back to simpler days when the world wasn’t overrun with the constant bombardment of technology. It’s an escape to simpler times and quiet days and nights on the water.

The Lodge is a place for family friendly vacations where kids can fish off the docks out back for bass, crappie, and bluegills. For those that prefer to be out on the water, kayak, canoe, and pedal boats are available to rent at the hotel.  Motor boats, pontoon boats, and jet skis can be rented at nearby facilities.

When the sun sets head out back to the lakefront and relax in the subtle glow of the dock lights and gather around the fire pit. Roast hot dogs or marshmallows over the fire – and don’t forget the chocolate bars and graham crackers to make S’mores to satisfy your sweet tooth.

After a peaceful night’s rest, head down to the dining room and get your day started off right with our free breakfast. Enjoy eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh waffles, fruits, cereals, yogurt, breakfast breads, and more.

Need a break from the lake? All of the major Atlanta area attractions are just over an hour away. Catch a Braves’ game, visit the zoo, the aquarium, or step out for a night on the town then head back to the Lodge for a great night’s sleep.

So, come join us at The Lodge, unplug from the world and enjoy a relaxing vacation on the water. You’ve earned this break.


Hotel Features

  • 81 rooms and suites
  • Lake view rooms
  • Free breakfast
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal opens mid-April)
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Pet friendly (fee applies)
  • Boat slips (fee applies)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business center
  • Lakeside Fire pit
  • Kayak rentals
  • Canoe rentals
  • Guest Laundry on site

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about our hotel.

Check in begins at 3 p.m. and checkout time is 11 a.m.

Due to the high volume of check ins and check outs during peak season, early check ins are usually not available. However, you may contact the hotel on your day of arrival to see if one is available.

Early check ins between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. will be assessed a $50 early check in fee.

Check ins before 1:00 p.m. will be charged for a full extra day.

During peak season (March through October) there are no late check outs available on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.

On the other days of the week and during the off season late checkouts may be available. Late check outs after 12 pm will be assessed a $50 late check out fee.

Late check outs after 1:00 p.m. will be charged for a full extra day.

We offer limited housekeeping services for shorter visits and after every third night during longer stays. If you’d like more frequent housekeeping or additional towels, toiletries and linens, simply call the front desk.

No. The Lodge is a non-smoking facility and there is no smoking allowed within the building. Should you smoke in your guest room you will be assessed a charge of $250 – $500 to deep clean the room and rid it of the odor.

Smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas only. These are located on either end of the building. Smoking is not allowed in the recreation are or down at the docks.

We have a LIMITED NUMBER of pet rooms for dogs only and YOU MUST BOOK THESE ROOMS IN ADVANCE BY CALLING THE HOTELDIRECTLY – NO ONLINE RESERVATIONS OR THIRD PARTY RESERVATIONS FOR PET ROOMS.  If you show up at the hotel without a pre-booked pet reservation you will have to board your dog at one of the facilities in Eatonton.

We do allow dogs in a select number of first floor guest rooms, but we do not allow any other types of pets in the hotel. While we love having dogs at our hotel there is extra wear and tear on our guest rooms and extra costs associated with maintaining our rooms and property by being a dog friendly property. For example, maintaining pet waste stations on the property, cleaning up after  pet accidents in our guest rooms, and the extra deep cleaning required for pet hair and dander. The pet fee is $50 per day per dog (maximum of 2) for the entire visit. Dogs must weigh less than 30 pounds. Rottweilers, pit bulls, and mixes of these breeds are forbidden in our hotel.

All pets must remain on a leash when on the hotel grounds and pets may not be left unattended in the guest rooms.

We do have dog waste stations located on the property. Guests not cleaning up after the dog will be asked to remove their pet from the hotel.

There is a $500 cleaning fee for guests that subvert our pet policy and bring pets in non-designated pet rooms.

We have limited parking for boat trailers. There are five designated parking spots for boats at the far end of the parking lot along the main road. These spots include water and electric hookups. These spots are first come, first serve and may not be reserved or blocked off.

Tournament Anglers and Groups – Once the designated trailer parking areas and boat slips are filled YOU MAY NOT park your trailers in the general parking lot. You must park your trailer at Sugar Creek Marina or another local marina.

In addition, no guests are allowed to run power cords across our parking lots or sidewalks as they are trip and fall hazards for our guests.

Cars and trailers may not park on the grass our outside designated parking spaces. Violators will be towed.

No, we do not have a boat launch at our property but there is one at the marina just down the road.

Yes, we do have five boat slips available that will accommodate bass boats and other boats of that size. Boat slips are first come, first served and are for hotel guests only.

Rental rates for the single seat kayaks are $10 per hour.  Rental rates for the tandem kayak and the canoe are $20 per hour. Life jackets are provided. All guests must sign a liability waiver at the time of their rental. Rentals are available from 8 am until 6 pm from April through October.

Yes, we have two Family Suites at the hotel. These suites have a king bed and living room in the main area and a separate bedroom with two twin beds off the living room area.

While we do not have kitchenettes, each room has a microwave and small refrigerator.

Our restaurant serves our free breakfast only. However, there are nearby fine dining, casual, and fast food restaurants in the area. Publix supermarket is also located only a short distance from our hotel.

You must be at least 21 years old to rent a room at our hotel.