25% Off!

March 1-23

Book a stay for between March 1st and 23rd and receive 25% off.  Book by 3/9/17.  Excludes Fridays and Saturdays.  New reservations only.

Nightly rates are priced per couple, double-occupancy. All meals (including beer & wine), naturalist-led activities, use of the island's equipment (kayaks, fishing tackle, bicycles, etc.) and boat transportation to/from the island are included. Taxes and 18% service charge are applied to all packages. 

For more information, or to reserve your stay, call or email: 912.638.7472 or Lodge@LittleSSI.com

 


Eagle Nesting Season Special

Save Up to $500!

Little St. Simons Island currently has two nesting pairs of bald eagles!  From January through March, join Little St. Simons Island naturalists on excursions to watch proud parents nurture their eaglets as they grow, learn to fly, and leave the nest.  

And with a discounted rate, there's no excuse not to visit.  Stay three nights for the special discounted package rate of only $1099!  

January 18 - March 2, 2017 (excludes February 17-25)

 

For more information, or to reserve your stay, call or email: 912.638.7472 or Lodge@LittleSSI.com

All packages are priced per couple, double-occupancy. All meals (including beer & wine), naturalist-led activities, use of the island's equipment (kayaks, fishing tackle, bicycles, etc.) and boat transportation to/from the island are included. Taxes and 18% service charge are applied to all packages. Rates for Tom House and Michael Cottage are higher.


Painting Workshop

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Peggy Everett

Monday, March 27 – Thursday, March 30, 2017

Join us for a three-night painting workshop on Little St. Simons Island, hosted by local artist Peggy Everett.  A highly-respected artist and instructor, Peggy is known as a great teacher for all skill levels.  Peggy will teach color mixing, composition, value changes, and techniques used in Plein Air to achieve a successful painting. 

 

Above: Peggy examining a student's work.

Peggy tells us, “I have been teaching plein air for 25 years. The more the student knows about what they are painting along with how to portray it, the better the painting. Also I may note that ‘never ever’ painters are the most successful.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with nature on a pristine barrier island.  Not only will you and your companions have access to the eco lodge’s facilities and naturalist-led activities, but you’ll also have the opportunity to learn to capture its beauty to take home with you.  Non-painting spouses and friends are welcome and, rather than paint, will be able enjoy the island’s many naturalist-led activities like kayaking, fishing, birding, beachcombing and hiking.

Peggy is a resident of nearby Valona, Georgia, and has spent years capturing coastal landscapes and sharing her knowledge and well-honed techniques with others.  She also cares deeply about these landscapes, as her paintings have raised over $550,000 for wildlife and conservation organizations.

She sold her first painting at age fifteen, and embarked on an artist’s life which included time at New York Studio School where she studied under Graham Nickson and Joseph Santore.  She has also been associated with New York Art Students League, Denver Art Students League and Florence Academy of Fine Art in Italy, in addition to being artist-in-residence at Roaring Fork Club, Woods Lake Resort in Colorado and Contentment Bluff in Georgia.   Peggy has learned much by studying under Marc Chatov, Andrew Peters, Bob Kuhn, Russell Chatham, Scott Christensen, Clyde Aspevig and others. She shares this experience in the Plein Air workshops she teaches.

As always, your stay on Little St. Simons Island includes all meals, beer, wine, naturalist-led activities and use of recreation equipment.  Three-night package is $1875 per couple, plus taxes and service charge.  Add $400 for each artist participating in the workshop.  Peggy invites all skill levels - from participants who have never held a paintbrush to those who paint professionally!  Participants will provide their materials.  Peggy will provide a list of what to bring. 

For more information, or to reserve your stay, call or email: 912.638.7472 or Lodge@LittleStSimonsIsland.com

All packages are priced per couple, double-occupancy.  All meals (including beer & wine), naturalist-led activities, use of the island's equipment (kayaks, fishing tackle, bicycles, etc.) and boat transportation to/from the island are included.  Taxes and 18% service charge are applied to all packages.  Rates for Tom House and Michael Cottage are higher.

Plein Air Painter's Workshop

with Peggy Everett,

Monday, March 27 – Thursday, March 30, 2017

A student's work at another plein air workshop - by a beginner!

By Peggy Everett

By Peggy Everett

By Peggy Everett


2017 Spring Birding Days with Scott Weidensaul

April 23 - 30, 2017 (Sold Out, Call to Be Added to the Waitlist)

     Join naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul for a celebration of the spring migration! In addition to our regular activities, we'll be highlighting the abundance of species that flock to Little St. Simons Island during this special time. Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on nature, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migrating Birds." He is an active field researcher, studying the migration of hawks, hummingbirds and owls.

         In field trips and evening lectures, you'll explore the dynamics and mechanics of bird migration firsthand, learning how the birds that fill the beaches and forests here are able to travel the globe and find their way. You'll learn about the conservation challenges facing migrants, and how changes in our every day lives (including the kind of coffee we serve on Little St. Simons Island) can make a big difference for migratory birds.  This is an amazing opportunity to work on your bird identification skills with Weidensaul and the island's staff of naturalist guides at your side.

     All packages are priced per couple, double-occupancy.  All meals (including beer & wine), naturalist-led activities, use of the island's equipment (kayaks, fishing tackle, bicycles, etc.) and boat transportation to/from the island are included.  Taxes and 18% service charge are applied to all packages.  Rates for Tom House and Michael Cottage are higher.

Seven-night package:  $4,475

Arrive on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23rd and depart on the morning of Sunday, April 30th

Four-night package:  $2,500

Arrive on the afternoon of Sunday, April 23rd and depart on Thursday, April 27th.

Three-night package:  $1,975

Arrive Thursday, April 27th and depart on the morning of Sunday, April 30th.

 

 

Spring Birding Days with Scott Weidensaul

Possible Sightings Include:

  • red knots
  • ruby crowned kinglets
  • parulas
  • blue-grey gnatcatchers
  • vireos
  • American oystercatchers
  • bald eagles
  • black-necked stilts
  • painted buntings
  • egrets
  • anhingas
  • ruby-throated hummingbirds
  • roseate spoonbills
  • Wilson's plovers
  • cedar waxwing
  • summer tanager
  • black-throated blue warbler
  • black-throated green warbler
  • Cape May warbler
  • prairie warbler
  • palm warbler
  • American redstart
  • worm-eating warbler
  • pine warbler
  • black poll warbler

red knot


2017 Fall Birding Days

September 21 - 28, 2017

Celebrate the fall migration on Little St. Simons Island! Guest ornithologists join our staff naturalists on excursions highlighting the abundance of species that flock here during this special time. September 21 - 28, 2017.

Arrive September 21 and stay three nights,

OR September 24 and stay four nights,

OR stay for all seven nights!

Availability is limited, so call 888-733-5774 between 9:00am and 5:00pm ET daily or click "Book Now" at the top of this page for availability and reservations.

Possible Sightings Include:

  • black-crowned night heron
  • reddish egret
  • Caspian tern
  • royal tern
  • long-billed curlew
  • piping plover
  • black-bellied plover
  • glossy ibis
  • marbled godwit
  • black-necked stilt
  • American oystercatcher
  • Northern harrier
  • red knot
  • American bittern
  • marsh wren
  • great black-backed gull
  • nighthawk
  • osprey
  • brown thrasher
  • ruby throated hummingbird
  • yellow warbler
  • American redstart
  • Eastern kingbird
  • blue-winged teal
  • bald eagle
  • anhinga
  • and many, many more!

    Photo by Ian Davies

Fall Birding Days

Likely Sightings Include:

 

 Photo by Pete Oxford

  Photo by Pete Oxford

Photo by Tom Johnson

Photo by Tom Johnson

Photo by Brad Winn

Photo by Ian Davies

Photo by Ian Davies

 Photo by Tom Johnson

Photo by Tom Johnson

 Photo by Ian Davies