My last visit was just this last weekend (Mar 13-15). Even with the wet weather, your staff made our stay memorable. When we were unsure of using the golf carts in the wet and muddy conditions, the Flat Creek staff gave us rides in the van. And when the sun finally came out, we got fishing poles and bait... and had a wonderful afternoon. Some of the staff that really made a terrific difference in our stay included: David (Cook), Tanya and Dawn (Waitresses), Caryn, Mitzi, and Ashley (answered lots of questions), and two names I did not get... the bartender (was a delight to talk to), and the manager (spoke to us throughout our stay to be sure everything was enjoyable).

- Dorie T.

My stay with my family was amazing. We stayed for our family reunion in the area, and we all enjoyed our stay very much. The breakfast that was included with the stay is the best I've ever had at a resort or hotel. Most of all, the warm and accommodating staff truly redefine Southern hospitality. I hope to stay again!

- Marilyn D.

My family and I recently dined at the Lodge for Father's Day brunch. It was our first visit to Flat Creek and is sure not to be our last. The food and service were excellent. Our son was given a box of biscuits to feed the ducks and fish and was ecstatic to do so. After inquiring about the diversity of the property and what it has to offer we were given a comprehensive tour by Amy and Joseph. They are two great team members and true assets to Flat Creek Lodge. They obviously are very proud to work there and our tour was informative and fun. A special thanks to Amy who endured a crush by our four year old son. She could not have been kinder to endure his toddler antics. Overall we had a great time and hope to come back soon.

Many thanks, Mary, Frank and Roy Hamilton

“The Harless’ have raised the bar at Flat Creek. They’re doing something special.”

Representative Larry (Butch) Parrish, Georgia House of Representatives

Cathy, wanted to drop you a note to let you know that our division had a great time at Flat Creek Lodge.  The accommodations, events and meals were outstanding!  We could not have been more pleased with everything from start to finish.  The warm southern hospitality that was shown to us by you and your staff was wonderful.  You went out of your way to show us a great time and so many good comments have come back to me about how great the trip was.

Thanks again for your help and hospitality,

Jerry Shumpert
Vice President, Piedmont Division
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc.

Following our recent wedding reception held for my daughter, you deserve the highest marks.  we are most appreciative of the hard work. We have heard nothing but compliments on the food, the hospitality, and the service. 

Please let your staff know they did an outstanding job in making our wedding a wonderful occasion.  Our out of town guests really enjoyed the property and amenities...

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William Rogers Jr.
Swainsboro, Georgia

Dear Cathy,
You have a truly unique and spectacular facility and I hope to some day be able to show the Liechtenstein Ambassador and perhaps even the Prince your wonderful venue.

Best Wishes,

Dr. Bruce S. Allen, H.C.
Head of Post
Consulate of the Principality of Liechtenstein

Flat Creek just may be the best and most complete hunters/vacationer/meeting destination in Georgia.   Many thanks to your staff for directing us there.   We had a wonderful stay and completed what will be a very appealing show for this Fall and Winter.   I will advise you as to the date of its two airings.
O'Neill Williams
Producers of 'O'Neill Outside' Television and Radio

Flat Creek Lodge Team,
Kyle and I wanted to thank each and every one of you for the great experience we had. Our weekend was part of Kyle's 50th birthday celebration.  We have had the good fortune to travel many places both inside and outside the country and we both agree our time at Flat Creek is at THE top of our trips.

Thank you,
Dena and Kyle Wilson

“FLAT CREEK LODGE hits the 100% mark in all categories. It is perfect.” “Of all the places I’ve been in this country, and I’v been to a lot, Flatcreek Lodge is, by far, my favorite”

Pete Pike, Former CEO, Pike’s Nurseries
Co-Founder Phillip Jennings Turf Farm

“A true reflection of Southern Hospitality, Flat Creek Lodge is a unique model that is worthy of emulation by the experts in the hospitality industry”

Chudi Okafor, Consul General of Nigeria

“We have been treated extremely well at some of the best places in the country BUT it is with great pride that I say the BEST had to be Flat Creek Lodge in our home state of Georgia.”

J. Kevin Jenkins
Host Chef and the Fat Man
am 1160 Atlanta

“Dear Cathy…We had such a wonderful time during our stay at Flat Creek. The food and accommodations were absolutely superb; and your staff took excellent care of our customers… a direct reflection of your leadership. I’ll be sure to recommend Flat Creek to all my friends and business contacts. Thank you for making our trip such a memorable event. I hope to see you again next year.”

Jeremy Godwin of the N. W. White Company of Columbia South Carolina



Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the hard work that you and your staff put into making our wedding perfect. You handled every detail with great care.  The out of town guests were so impressed with the Lodge and the attention to every need.  I must rave about Chef Daniel.  The food and the presentation would rival the Ritz.
At a time when the stress level was high, I felt very confident that everything would be beautiful and perfect–and I was not disappointed.
Again, Thank You all.  I will highly recommend the Lodge for any occasion that warrants beauty and a professional yet personal touch.”


Don & Stephanie Flanders
Members of Flat Creek Lodge
Owners of Handi House Manufacturing



“Just wanted to thank you for allowing us to have our IndustryWeek Best Plant celebration at Flat Creek yesterday.  It’s the talk of the plant this morning and there’s much discussion about holding future events there if possible.  Jim DeVries (VP, Adhesives Global Operations) was also very impressed and expressed several times that he thoroughly enjoyed the event and your facility.

Please thank everyone of your staff as they were extremely friendly and helpful.  Food was wonderful too!  Many thanks on behalf of all of us.”

Scott Rosenau
Production Manager, Swainsboro
Nordson Corporation

“Dear Cathy: Thank you for your help and support in organizing the International VIP Tour. We valued and appreciated the superb hospitality that was extended to our group while lodging at Flat Creek Lodge. We will certainly make a return visit to your stunning facility. It was a pleasure having Flat Creek Lodge as a partner and we value your support in making the tour a success.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development

“Thank you so much for making our outing at Flat Creek so memorable! I am still getting compliments from all our people on how much they enjoyed it! The food was out of this world! The activities were a lot of fun and everyone really enjoyed them! Again, I want to thank you and everyone at Flat Creek for all your hard work in making this a great teambuilding event for our group.”

Melissa S. Cain
VP Office, Plant Hatch, Southern Company

“The food and accomodations far exceeded my expectations and I just thank you all so much!  It was an absolute joy getting to know everyone.”

Pam Zaitz,  Winchester Legends/ SHE Safari

We thoroughly enjoyed our “private” anniversary at Flat Creek Lodge. The staff, service, facility, accommodations, dining, spa treatment, etc. deserves a 6-star rating. We both grew up on a farm, enjoy hunting & fishing, and easily relate to the tremendous effort accomplished at Flat Creek Lodge. We found the animals and birds entertaining. The facility was beautiful, safe, and serene. We left feeling rejuvenated and look forward to our next visit.

Carey and Cheryl Locke
Alamo, Georgia



“We have been to many places, but we have never been to a place that made us feel like a king and queen until now!  We experienced what it is like to be treated royally at Flat Creek Lodge and we loved every minute here.  Thank you very much!”

Jeff and Brenda Vickers

Cathy, We could not let another day go by without letting you and your staff know how much we appreciate your making our granddaughter's, Casey Johnson and Preston Moore's, wedding at Flat Creek one that will never be forgotten. Everything was absolutely wonderful...the food was out of this world as well as the service. The chef is to be commended....he received "raves" from the guests! Your staff was "top notch". We have received so many telephone calls about "how nice" the wedding and reception was. I feel sure that you will get some future reservations as a result of some of the guest enjoying the occasion so much. Thank you again for you and your staff's fine service and kindness.

Ginger & John Gregory, Statesboro, GA

This past Friday was a very special day for my wife (Nancy) and me.  What a great treat it was to have lunch at Flat Creek Lodge and to have dined in such a fine manner!  You folks made our anniversary special.  The food was excellent, the atmosphere was relaxing, and the service was the best!  I have to believe that you went beyond your ordinary manner of doing things, just for us, since the food and service was so extraordinary in itself.  If  Nancy had not been there when I paid, I could have convinced her that it cost much more.  We felt like celebrities, having the place all to ourselves and having such special attention shown to us.
God bless you and reward you greatly for making…our already special day…even more special.
Joe Eason


Just a quick note to tell that once again the Flat Creek staff put on an awesome event. The Mercer Alum were blown away by the courteous staff, mouth watering food, and southern ambience that makes Flat Creek truly unique.

Evelyn Hall

Dear Kathy,

Nathan and I are grateful for your gift of cheese for your gift of cheese for our Inaugural activities.  Our goal was to promote Georgia products and businesses.  The weather gave us a little trouble.  We hope to reschedule the Gala.  Perishable items were shared with volunteers and storm workers.  Thank you for supporting our efforts.

Sandra Deal

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

We visited Flat Creek Lodge for our 4th wedding anniversary. My wife coined a phrase not long after we arrived to try and describe the lodge. She dubbed the place " RUSTIC-POSH " for the warm country feel you receive upon arrival to elegant appointments throughout. Details are everything and none are missed with the finely tuned organization running this establishment. From the moment we arrived, each staff member showed the utmost in courtesy and attention to our every need. Wherever we went , someone would greet us and ask if there was anything they could assist us with or was there anything we needed to make our stay any better.

Even as the Chef (whom we had met after a totally awesome dining experience) as he was leaving for the evening, stopped his vehicle to ask if there was anything he could do for me. I stated I was just going to see if I could find some coffee after everything had closed, he proceeded to try and find someone who could help. Steve, from check - in , took over and saw to making it happen ! This is just one example of how the staff at Flat Creek Lodge is out to make your stay and incredible as possible!!!

Speaking about the Chef, all meals at the restaurant were scrumptious, the desserts are astounding and the wait staff is top notch. No hoity-toity atmosphere just dining refinement at it's best ! The GROUPON deal made things so affordable for us. We are anxious to return to Flat Creek Lodge (at the very least annually, if not more often) and hoping for another GROUPON offer again in the future.

Bobby and Wendi Capps

We had such a wonderful time at the resort last weekend. The staff is fantastic. The entire group was warm, friendly, and welcoming. What a nice change from todays hotels. The restaurant was delicious. We can not wait to come back in the fall. Loved the cheese. Thank you for a relaxing carefree weekend.

Kathleen B 

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