Georgia#s Jekyll is a golden barrier isle. And after its recent renovation, “golden” is a very apt description. Formed as a hunting resort in 1886, Jekyll was long populated by some of the men who helped shape our nation: Gould, Morgan, Pulitzer, Rockefeller and Vanderbilt, among others. Building cottages and a grand hotel, they enjoyed the island until World War II when safety forced their permanent departure. For 35 years, Jekyll slept, holding within herself treasures created by 53 pleasure seekers.
Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, restoration work began in 1985. The $20 million result is spectacular, and today, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel is a four-star, four-diamond resort, recently named an Historic Hotel of America. With amenities such as golf, tennis, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a nearby beach club, Jekyll has something for everyone.Environmentally protected, it offers 10 miles of beach and 20 miles of bicycling and jogging trails. Summer family vacation packages make Jekyll accessible to all.
Check out the place where Cornelius Vanderbilt relaxed. For more information, visit the website at www.jekyllclub.com, or phone (912) 635-2600.