Flat Creek Lodge Blog

Get Your Hunt On!

Andi Frey - Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We are so excited and can't believe that Dove season AND Labor Day are right around the corner! Mark your calendar to join us for Opening Day of Georgia's Dove season on Saturday, September 3, 2011, down at the Lodge! We're gearing up for a great group to join us for the Labor Day weekend!

    * Hunts start at noon on Saturday, September 3
    * Chef prepared BBQ lunch
    * Ammo included
    * $100 per person
    * Call now to reserve your stand - limited space available!

Luau at the Lodge - Photos!

Andi Frey - Monday, June 20, 2011
So much fun at the Flat Creek Lodge Luau last week! Check out our Flickr page for all the photos!

Volleyball at the Beach


The fun setup at the beach!

Georgia Southern University Fall 2011 Football Travel Package

Andi Frey - Thursday, June 16, 2011

We are so excited about our Fall football packages.  We know its 90 degrees outside now, but that doesn't mean it's too early to think about crisp fall weather, sports galore and cheering on THE EAGLES! Introducing our Fall 2011 $199 Football Weekend Package!

This awesome package includes:
- Lodging for 2
- Chef's Selection 3-course dinner
- Hearty Country Breakfast
- FREE Roundtrip Shuttle to the game with Tailgate Lunch

Additional nights may be added for just $99.

For reservations, please call 1-877-352-8273
Cottage upgrades available.  When you make reservations, be sure to let us know if you need transportation.

Note that the price does not include tickets to the game. Also, download the flyer with the full details, and catch up on the latest Georgia Southern football schedule and news here.

Employee Spotlight: Jeff Drake

Andi Frey - Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Manager of the Security Team and Outfitter Jeff Drake has been at Flat Creek Lodge for nearly four years, getting his start with our team doing evening security.  

Jeff is uniquely qualified for the Outfitting role, as he grew up near the Lodge, and he still lives a stone's throw down the road.  Jeff has been a hunter and fisherman his entire life; he especially enjoys teaching and helping others -  especially young people -  to enjoy all the wonder and excitement nature has to offer.  

On your next visit, you just may spot Jeff riding his 4-wheeler or one of our hunting vehicles around our spectacular environment.  If you do, know that he's the man behind not only keeping our property secure, but also he makes sure every guest has an unforgettable experience by helping outfit them with the right gear for a great trip out hunting or fishing! We are proud to have you on the team, Jeff!

Employee Spotlight: Martha Cobb

Andi Frey - Monday, March 28, 2011

Employee Spotlight:

Martha Cobb
Membership and Corporate Events Director

Martha Cobb is well-known to guests before they even arrive, because she takes the reservations and set up everything to make sure guests have a truly amazing Flat Creek Lodge experience.  Originally from Thomaston, Georgia, she has been a member of our Lodge family for 4 ½ years, after retiring as the media specialist at Swainsboro High School.  Read on for Martha’s perspective on her favorite things about the Lodge!

There are many things which make Flat Creek Lodge unique.  For example,  the architecture of buildings and how each room or cottage has a wildlife name that carries out that theme is definitely something that makes our guests’ stay special.  Also, our location makes us unique.  Swainsboro, Georgia, is not exactly “on the beaten path,” and the fact that the Harless’ chose Emanuel County makes it different.  Not to mention that you’ll journey out of town down an obscure country road adds to its uniqueness!

I chose to work at Flat Creek Lodge, because I believe in the concept of being one with nature and helping people to come and enjoy themselves at the Lodge.  I love meeting new people, and I like to entertain - so I feel that the guests who come to Flat Creek are my guests.  I believe that Flat Creek has something to offer to the people of Emanuel County.  We have developed our own cottage industry out here.  I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but never had the money or idea… and this allows me to work for small company which is on the road to building the business into something bigger and into a gem of Georgia.

Southeast Georgia offers many things and yet they are all so different from the rest of the state.  The people of southeast Georgia are very friendly and inviting.  They want people to come to our section of Georgia and experience their love of nature and each other.  Also, we have lush forests and not are not far from the coast.  There are long sections of woodlands which are still untouched by man.  The people of southeast Georgia are very good stewards of the land and its resources.  

I cannot tell you the best meal I have ever had Flat Creek, because we have had many excellent chefs to come through our gates!  Each brought his own flair and culinary expertise to our dining staff.  All of these have helped to shape our dining experience.   Every time I eat at Flat Creek, I think that is the best meal ever.  Flat Creek has spoiled me for dining out, because I am constantly comparing it to Flat Creek!

One reason I believe that we have such varied customer base is our uniqueness and the experience which we offer.  We are so much more that hunting and fishing! We are getting back to one’s roots- that experience that many had as a child with a parent or grandparent in nature.  

We have had so many wonderfully exceptional people to come and visit with us.  Each time some one comes we often think “oh, they are so nice and we have enjoyed them so much!” One group that stands out in my mind is a group of ladies that came to spend a day at the spa.  They were the only ones here, so they came to breakfast in their pajamas and bathrobes!  When they left, we exchanged hugs and warm wishes which certainly marks an end to time well spent.

It’s hard to say which spot is my favorite at the Lodge.  Sometimes, I think it is back porch of the lodge at sunset, sometimes the view from the whirlpools in the spa and sometimes on the hill coming from dairy from where you can see the cottages and lodge with the fire tower towering over everything.  When I am at Flat Creek, I feel as if I am a thousand miles from civilization.  I truly enjoy the peace and tranquility which is so special to Flat Creek.

Most people who know me know everything about me.  I guess the only thing which would really surprise people is that in the 11th grade I was a majorette with the marching band.  I played clarinet in the band in high school… and though those are two skills I’ve yet to get to use during my tenure at the Lodge, you never know what we’ll be up to next!

Tackle This!

Andi Frey - Friday, March 18, 2011

We loved having Wal-Mart here with a training session sponsored by one of the tackle companies.  They gave prizes for the Biggest, Smallest and Most Fish Awards! What a fun time!

Tourism Day at the Capitol

Andi Frey - Friday, January 28, 2011

Wow! After our unusual Atlanta snow week during his inauguration, we are so glad to have Governor Deal settling in to his new role! Cathy met him at the annual Tourism Day, along with representatives from around the state in the tourism industry.  The Governor also presented the new 2011 Georgia Travel Guide, which has great information about all of the attractions throughout the state.  The guides are distributed throughout the various visitor centers to help tourists learn about all of the diverse attractions around Georgia.  Tourism generates employment and revenue for the state, and we are grateful to be a part of helping our state grow.  Thanks to the Capitol and Gov. Deal for having us!

Flat Creek Video

Andi Frey - Monday, January 17, 2011

We're loving our new Promo Video!

Birds and More Birds

Andi Frey - Saturday, January 08, 2011
Steele, thank you so much for the photos! Here's what Steele said about a recent visit:

My family has enjoyed many wonderful occasions at Flat Creek.
I thought this was a unique moment - the photo is not up to my usual
quality standards, but it does capture the black swan and the black
swan cabin together.

Thank you for creating such a wonderful destination in Emanuel County.

Steele H. Knudson
Washington DC

Swainsboro Christmas Parade 2010

Andi Frey - Thursday, December 02, 2010

Motoring Down the Parade Route

The FCL Crew

We had so much fun with all of the locals and the staff at the Swainsboro Christmas parade! What a great looking crew!