Callaway Gardens

Memorial Day 2015

Callaway Gardens is a 6,500-acre resort complex located in Pine Mountain, Georgia, nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and about a 35 minute drive from Robert and Natalie’s home in Lanett, Alabama. The destination is said to draw over 750,000 visitors annually. The resort includes nature trails, a Butterfly Center, a Birds of Prey show, and Robin Lake – the largest man-made white sand beach in the world, stretching a mile around the 65-acre lake. The resort is home to two golf courses and a variety of other attractions.

Although I have been to Callaway Gardens for their Fantasy in Lights show in the Winter, this was the first “Summer” trip and first overnight stay. We stayed in one of the 155 pine cottages. Our two-bedroom cottage featured queen beds, a spacious living and dining area, a full kitchen and a cozy fireplace. Screened porches and decks offered us a perfect platform for enjoying the surrounding natural beauty.

We departed for Callaway Gardens after church on Sunday and arrived to check into our cabin and have time for a swim. Later, we picked up our rented six-passenger golf cart that was our transportation and it was fun to drive and to ride in.

I asked for a cabin near the pool complex for the Southern Pine Cottages and they gave us a place with fifty feet of the pool, which had an indoor-outdoor connected swimming area. We ventured out for some shopping and had meals at our cottage and at the beach area. Robin Lake was great and we swam, played in the sand, and enjoyed miniature golf and the nearby playground.

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| Memorial day Weekend 2015 |

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