Jekyll Island Club Hotel
The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is not only steeped in history but it is also located amongst Live Oaks, remote beaches and the beautiful southern Georgia marshes.
Situated between Cumberland Island and St. Simons and Sea Island the hotel was once the playground of JP Morgan, William Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, Joseph Pulitzer and William Vanderbilt. The hunting club officially opened its doors in 1888 and soon become a haven for the wealthy to bring down their yachts and participate in morning hunting parties, lawn parties, carriage rides and leisurely afternoons at the beach. Dinner was a formal affair with men in white ties and women dressed for the elaborate evening parties. Many of the wealthy ended up building winter homes here at the Club.
After the Great Depression and several wars took its toll on the nation, Jekyll Island was sold to the state of Georgia in 1947. Now we all have the pleasure of vacationing at this Historic site. My husband and I especially enjoy staying at Crane Cottage. Built in 1917 its architecture is based on the Italian Renaissance style. Biking, sunset sails, playing croquet on the front lawn or simply strolling through the magnificent grounds the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is a romantic destination for a weekend or at any time of year.
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