Winvian Farm is a luxury resort experience like no other.…
Starting at $800 per room per night
Little Saint Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia, United States
Starting at $750 per room per night
Accessible only by boat, Little St. Simons Island is a dream waiting to be discovered. Virtually untouched, for centuries, this rich and varied natural property is a privately owned barrier island, along the Georgia coast, featuring seven miles, of pristine beach. The island is a paradise for nature lovers and offers a host of recreational, naturalist-led activities including birding, pontoon-based boat trips, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, interpretive tours, beach combing, fishing and swimming.
Unique Features: The owners of Little St. Simons Island donated a conservation easement to The Nature Conservancy on the entire 11,000 + acre island. This easement ensures that the preservation efforts that have been practiced by the island’s owners for many years will be permanent. The guests and conservationists alike can now rest assured that the natural beauty and the ecological integrity of the island will forever be protected.
Accommodations: Creature comforts include gracious accommodations in six charming cottages, and genuine Southern hospitality. You can reserve a single room, an entire cottage, or the full island. Stays are all-inclusive of accommodations, boat transfers to and from the island, three prepared meals daily, soft drinks, all activities including Naturalist led excursions and use of all recreation equipment. One, two, three and four bedroom cottages are available for families, groups of friends or those who prefer additional privacy.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Michael Cottage. Built in the 1930s, the Michael cottage is nestled along the garden and offers secluded privacy and charm. This historic cottage has a living room with a fireplace, two guest bedrooms, and two full baths. A screened-in front porch is ideal for relaxing in rocking chairs, and an expansive back deck features an enclosed outdoor shower beneath a canopy of Live Oaks.
Dining: Regional cuisine prepared by skilled chefs is a highlight of visits to Little St. Simons Island, with three meals daily as well as soft drinks included in the nightly rate. Simple yet delicious meals include fruits, vegetables and herbs from an organic garden as well as local seafood and produce. The seed-to-table program is dedicated to organic crop methods for coastal southeast soils, while providing the best possible produce for guest meals.
Activities: The seven miles of Atlantic Ocean beach on Little St. Simons Island are perfect for strolling, sunning and swimming. And perfect for solitude too, as it’s not unusual to spend long hours and encounter only armies of shorebirds and acres of seashells. The Island offers two naturalist-guided excursions each day for all guests. These range from Bird watching ventures and hiking, to kayaking and fishing in addition to guided beach excursions or lounging.
Spa & Fitness: There is no spa or fitness center on the property. They do have a saltwater junior Olympic sized pool available to all guests on site.
Location: Virtually untouched for centuries, Little St. Simons Island is a barrier island located on the coast of the US state of Georgia, and is one of the least developed of Georgia’s Golden Isles. The island boasts 7 miles of beaches. The ferry to the Island arrives in the afternoon. After a brief orientation, guests can enjoy an afternoon hike or swim before appetizers are served at Naturalist-hosted evening social.
Closest Airport: St. Simons Island Airport or Brunswick (BQK) Airport, or Savannah (SAV), Georgia. Little St. Simons Island is located just off the Georgia coast midway between Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. Daily commercial air service is available to both cities in addition to flights from Atlanta to nearby Brunswick, GA. Unless you are planning to take a side trip, they recommend using a direct car service from the airport as you won’t need a vehicle during your Island visit.
Children’s Programs: No. They welcome children of all ages from Memorial Day through Labor Day but recommend they be at least three years of age.
Pet Friendly: No. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. You can rent out the entire island for a beautiful wedding. The Island offers a non-traditional wedding experience for the eco-minded couple wanting an intimate getaway with family and friends.
Meetings: Yes. Little St. Simons Island is a prized destination for organizational gatherings. The historic Barn, a landmark within the Island’s main Lodge compound, has been extensively renovated and transformed into the ideal center point for group meetings on the Island. Whether for executive retreats of a dozen or corporate groups up to 32 persons, the intimacy, natural beauty and privacy of Little St. Simons Island produce a very real and unique sense of focus and productivity.
Extra Info: Each evening before dinner, a delightful social hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres is held, including Friday evening oyster roasts (seasonal when local oysters are available) on the Lodge grounds. All are favored times to recount the day’s adventures with family and new friends.