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Weekend Getaway to Jekyll Island Club Hotel

We had a fabulous time on our weekend getaway to Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Take me back!!!

Weekend Getaway to Jekyll Island Club



I was provided a complimentary stay at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel for review. All opinions are my own.

This summer has been hectic for my family. I’ve spent time going down to my parents to check on my Dad, I had my trip to Blogher and Cdub started a new job. It left hardly any time for a family vacation this summer. But I am a big believer that families need to spend time together away from their regular routines. So when I was given the opportunity for a quick weekend getaway at Jekyll Island Club Hotel I jumped at the chance.

Jekyll Island Club Hotel is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is on Jekyll Island, which is considered one of the Golden Isles of Georgia. The property has been restored retaining many of its historic southern qualities while offering modern amenities.

We arrived late Friday night after a 4 and a half hour drive from the Atlanta area. We crashed into our beds and woke up the next morning ready to explore!

After room service( I mean, it’s vacation right?)

Weekend Getaway to jekyll island club hotel

We headed downstairs and rented bikes and rode the bike trails down to the beach….

Weekend Getaway to jekyll island club hotel

Afterwards, we came back, HUNGRY, and ate in the Main Dining room for lunch. I had Crab Cakes over roasted tomatoes. I don’t have a photo because..well I was starving! LOL. After lunch, we decided to explore the property a bit more on foot this time. There is so much history on the property and we enjoyed exploring and learning about it all.


Weekend Getaway to jekyll island club hotel


After a Visit to the pool….

Weekend Getaway to jekyll island club hotel

We decided to go see the Sea turtles exhibit on the island….

Weekend Getaway to jekyll island club hotel



To say we needed a nap after such a busy morning/afternoon was an understatement. Lucky for us, the hotel had free wifi and the Disney Channel. Mom and Dad snooze, child occupied. #winning

We had reservations for dinner in the Grand Dining Room for dinner at 6pm. There were many alternatives on the island and on the property for dining, but we chose to stick to the dining room for one reason and one reason only: The Gluten Free menu.

My son is allergic to wheat, so meals have to be researched and planned. There is no way I wanted to have to use his epi pen while on vacation! Luckily for us, the Grand Dining room had a gluten-free menu. Now, Pookah is 5. So…he’s a picky eater still. But luckily, the staff and kitchen were so accommodating when it came to modifying menu items on the kids’ menu so that he could enjoy his food. They even made him gluten-free bread rolls! For dinner, he had gluten-free chicken tenders with barbecue sauce. HE CLEANED HIS PLATE! He kept saying, “It’s so good Mama”. Cdub and I had to agree. I had the filet mignon( I’m on vacation right?) and let’s just say it melted in my mouth…I’m still drooling.


Weekend Getaway to jekyll island club hotel


After dinner, we did walk around a bit more just to enjoy the property and to walk off that meal!


Weekend Getaway to jekyll island club hotel


Luckily check out wasn’t until Noon on Sunday, so we enjoyed breakfast in bed again, a trip to the beach and more exploration of the island

Weekend Getaway to jekyll island club hotel


Weekend Getaway to jekyll island club hotel


And then it was time to say goodbye!

To say we loved our little weekend getaway to Jekyll Island Club Hotel is an understatement. It was so peaceful, so beautiful and there was so much to do that we didn’t get to! The staff was absolutely wonderful and it’s the perfect place for a little family getaway. We are already plotting another trip back!

Family Weekend getaway at Jekyll Island


If you want to see how other families spent their time at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, check out the #MyJICHVacation on Instagram. And of course, don’t forget to check out my Saturdays post for all of my iPhone photos from Saturday!

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    Saturdays( a Photography Project) Jekyll Island Edition - Everyday Eyecandy
    August 5, 2015 at 8:57 am

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    August 5, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Wow Jeykll Island looks amazing. Your pictures are glorious as always but these are especially beautiful. I love seeing families enjoy a great time. I definitely miss living close to the beach so I think it’s time I try to get to one of the islands off the coast of the South. I love that the hotel had gluten free options for your son. We don’t have those allergy concerns but it’s great to see hotels and restaurants adjust to meet the needs of their guests.

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    August 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I love that this is a historic landmark (that’s what I’m all about!). It looks like s beautiful stay, and I’m glad your family got to have a good summer vacation there. That is so important! If I’m ever down that way I will definitely have to stay there 🙂

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    August 5, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Oh my gosh that place looks amazing. I’ve only headed out to Tybee Island and that is beautiful! You were so lucky to be able to stay at such a lovely property.

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    August 5, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    WOW! Very beautiful LaShawn… I love seeing and visiting historic landmarks because of the “feel” and vibes I get when visiting. It’s like back in times which of course I wasn’t born in but get to see it, feel it, and imagine it all together. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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    Michelle @ Sunshine and
    August 5, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    I love the photos! Glad to have this info, as our family is interested in a visit to JI as well, looks like the perfect family friendly resort!

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    August 5, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Yes I know the camera loved you and you loved it. So many beautiful pictures and the scenery is beautiful. When we went we didn’t eat downstairs because we didn’t have fancy clothes….lol

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    August 5, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    You take great photos. A lot of them look like postcards. Now I want to take a trip here but that is because it looks like it is about to jump off the page. Do you mind me asking? What kind of camera do you use? Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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    Tryphena Wade
    August 6, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Wow! I’ve never even heard of Jekyll Island but it looks so beautiful and peaceful. I’ll have to put it on my list of places to go and just retreat. That pool looks so refreshing!

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    August 6, 2015 at 8:43 am

    This place looks beautiful. I’m especially intrigued with the beautiful beach. The food looks amazing too!

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    August 6, 2015 at 10:37 am

    I love travel recaps and this looks like the perfect getaway. And the little ones face in that last pic is priceless!

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    Siobhan (BeFree Project)
    August 6, 2015 at 10:54 am

    I always love seeing your photos on your site and IG. It sounds like you and your family had a nice relaxing time, which is good since you’ve been so busy. I love crab cakes too and I probably wouldn’t have had a pic to share either.

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    August 6, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    You took great pics! I am so impressed. I haven’t been to Jekyll Island Club. I should check it out

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    August 6, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    That’s awesome that they made your son gluten free bread rolls. It looks like a beautiful resort.

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    August 6, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I went there a few years ago LOVE IT

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    August 6, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Your pictures are so nice! This looks like you guys had a nice family getaway.

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    August 6, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    This hotel looks like fun so beautiful! I love all the photos and there was so much cool things to keep you guys busy on the island. I can’t wait until both my kids are big enough to go on family bike rides.

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    August 6, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Wow, that looks like paradise! I would love to be sitting poolside right about now. We are heading down to Georgia next year to visit some colleges for my son. This may be a great place for us to check out!

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    August 6, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    This brings back such fun memories of Jekyll Island and I’ve been to some of the same places. I’ll have to check my photos but I’m pretty sure we’ve stayed at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

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    August 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I love your pictures, and love all the history that you got to see. i really liked the sea turtle exhibit. looks like so much fun. dont get me started on that room service!!!

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    August 6, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    That dinner looks so tasty! What an amazing looking weekend! I would love to getaway like this!

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    Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc.
    August 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Wow! This place looks amazing! The bike trail down to the beach would get some major traffic if we were there! Plus my brother is obsessed with turtles so he would love that exhibit! Might just be the perfect location for our next extended family vacation! Thanks for sharing!

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    August 6, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I’ve never heard of this hotel. I’ve heard of Jekyll Island, but never been there. It looks awesome. It looks peaceful and historic. Thanks for sharing your story.

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    Joanne T Ferguson
    August 7, 2015 at 12:54 am

    What a great weekend getaway! I must admit I did not even know where Jekyll island was! This looks to be the place that I would love to stay and thanks for highlighting such a great hotel!

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    Christine @MomsNCharge
    August 7, 2015 at 12:55 am

    These photos are gorgeous and everything looks so serene. This is definitely my kind of family vacation away to unplug.

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    August 7, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Jeykll Island looks like an amazing. I love all your photos and I can see that you all had a blast. I love the beach and we try to go as often as we can every summer. I would love to visit this with my family.

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    August 8, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I’ve never been to Jekyl Island. It looks beautiful. I’d love to go and take my family on a vacation like that for sure. It’s beautiful.

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    August 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Looks awesome and your pictures are worth a million words!

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    August 9, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Wow what an absolutely beautiful vacation spot! As someone who is also gluten free, I understand how important it is to find a place with an gluten free menu- such an added bonus! Thanks so much for sharing this 🙂

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    GinaB @ Mirror Watching
    August 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Wow, looks like everyone had a great time. The trail ride to the beach sounds lovely.

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