The picturesque Darien waterfront is bustling with new building. Actual estate developer Artwork Lucas, of Lucas Properties, noticed an prospect five or so several years back, and with each other with the McIntosh County Industrial Enhancement Authority, place collectively a planned progress deal for the city’s riverfront bluff that incorporated luxurious condominiums, a cafe, resort and compact marina.
The cafe grew to become the effectively-known Spartina Grill, the condos are crafted and absolutely marketed and the marina is in location. The only matter remaining to entire is the hotel.
Oaks on the River Luxurious Boutique Resort will be the “crown jewel of the Darien waterfront,” according to a previous statement issued by Lucas.
Michael Brown, Director of Gross sales and Marketing for the hotel, states opening day will come about around Memorial Working day weekend 2022.
“Construction is on program,” he claimed.
Brown is excited about what is unfolding for the 53-place vacation resort.
Posh amenities, which includes designer home furnishings from Bernhardt all through, high thread-depend linens in guest rooms, and Churchill china from England in the cafe are among some of the finer touches.
“Our controlling director, Bernard Sarme, has an eye for design and style and depth,” Brown said.
The modest vacation resort, Brown stated, provides a extremely particular, yet eventually luxury expertise.
Special touches abound.
“There’s no large front desk,” he described. Alternatively, receptionists will sit, concierge-model, at two individual desks to register attendees.
The ambience of Oaks on the River Luxury Boutique Resort is reminiscent of a British nation lodge.
“We like to simply call it Small Region luxurious,” mentioned Brown.
Activities also will abound. The resort’s place together “the ecology coast” will give attendees accessibility to bicycle excursions, deep-sea fishing, Altamaha River outings, plus excursions to Sapelo Island and other points of desire in McIntosh County. Bike rentals and kayak trips are out there now, and the normal public is welcome. All rentals are on a initial-appear, initial-serve, basis.
Developers are anticipating the arrival of the 32-passenger Delta Belle, a pontoon boat that will be suited for sunset cruises, exclusive events and beach front and mother nature journeys to nearby Sapelo and Blackbeard islands.
“We have completed a ton of perform with the (Georgia) DNR to make that transpire,” Brown explained.
The hotel has also partnered with Sapelo Hammock Golfing Club in Shellman Bluff to provide access to golfing for its visitors. A complimentary shuttle will transportation folks concerning the hotel and the golf club.
Distinctive gatherings on the horizon incorporate a attainable marriage ceremony exhibit in January, at which time the Delta Belle will be unveiled.
The event room is outstanding for these a tiny assets, Brown said. There are two event lawns – the Caledonia Lawn, the focal level of which is the 275-year-previous Caledonia Oak, which accommodates virtually 300 folks comfortably – and the Oaks Landing Garden, which also includes a 20’ x 20’ screened and included dock.
Indoors, the 2,500-square-foot Thorpe Ballroom can be divided into four assembly areas, supplying the lodge a terrific offer of adaptable perform area.
The property also attributes a cafe, spa, pool bar & bistro, and health centre including to its allure for overnighters, weekend wanderers and vacationers.
“The Oaks Club is the key cafe, and it will accommodate 86 men and women,” mentioned Brown. “We just hired a food stuff and beverage supervisor, and the menu is remaining made.”
The menu will aspect a good deal of refreshing nearby seafood, and there will be a Sunday brunch presented with Bloody Marys and mimosas, Brown claimed.
In addition, the restaurant will also host tastings featuring wine, Scotch and bourbon. The Scotch tastings, Brown stated, are notably sizeable since of the history and heritage of Darien.
Darien is the second-oldest town in Ga, established in 1736 by Scottish Highlanders recruited by James Oglethorpe.
The ambiance of the restaurant will be upscale, but not stuffy.
“You’ll have a five-star evening meal practical experience, but there is no require for a jacket,” he claimed.
Also on the property, the Cedar Bar will feature a bar produced from a cedar tree harvested from the Lucas farm in the Harris Neck region, milled to specific requirements. The Oaks on the River team appears to be forward to the bar and restaurant being gathering spots for hotel friends and locals to delight in.
Oaks on the River Boutique Resort’s area in Darien helps make it simply accessible by means of Interstate 95 and airports in Brunswick, Savannah and Jacksonville, Fla. It is also shut to St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island.