We are admittedly on a traveling kick these days and I am excited to share a few of our recent trip recaps with you soon. A few weeks back I shared my trip recap about our weekend away in Sea Island on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Today I want to share some snaps of the property we stayed at-The Cloister.
Before we went, I did a little research on the property but I still was not prepared for it’s unique Spanish Revival design style. I didn’t have my “big-girl” camera and snapped some shots with my phone that I will share with you. I wish I had brought it along though because these pictures really do not do the property justice.
Let’s start our tour in the lobby of the main building. All I can say is that it’s “yuuuuuuugee”.
Everything was just BIG. Here you can get a better idea of how big everything is with us standing next to this vase of roses.
Moving into our guest room in the River House. As we entered our room, we were greeted with this large foyer.
Yes, our room had it’s own foyer.
While the Spanish Revival style is not my personal favorite, the room was beautifully decorated with a less is more feeling. My favorite part by far was the two-toned beam ceiling.
This is of course, when I told my husband to “FREEZE” so I could take some pictures before we slopped it up. I am certain the bellhop thought I was coo-coo.
When we arrived in our room, there was a little plastic turtle toy on the bed with a note card all about the turtles that lay their eggs on the Sea Island shores. Turtles and their nests are kind of a “thing” for us, so this made my heart happy. At night, they brought us chocolate gold coins. Of course, this mama stashed all of these goodies to bring home for the boys.
From our room, we had a nice private porch with a view of the river. The unique thing about this property is that there is a the river and marsh on one side and the ocean on the other.
The bathroom was top notch and again- just large.
Now that we are settled into our room, let’s keep strolling. As you walk the halls of the resort, there is literally endless art. I could have snapped hundreds of pictures just like this.
This was one of my favorites. The way the light hit the Spanish Moss made it look more like a photograph than a painting.
The other unique thing about the property was the lighting. Sconces, chandeliers, lamps… the variety was endless but it really all complimented each other. And the rugs….aaaah, the rugs….
The fireplace was HUGE. We found ourselves lounging here several times throughout the weekend.
One of my favorite spots was the library. This picture does not do it justice as there were rows and rows of books from floor to coffered ceiling.
Of course, the most magnificent part of the resort in my opinion is the grounds.
I shared that we rented bikes one day and it really was such a fun way to see the entire property. Here you can see one of the many courtyards.
The back of the resort has a little marina, and this beauty was available to charter. We actually considered it, but then realized with the wedding festivities our time was limited. Something to add to the Sea Island bucket list.
Poolside at the Beach Club on the property was the perfect place to relax and read. I decided to read the first of the St. Simon’s Trilogy by Eugenia Price called The Lighthouse when we were there. I love historical fiction and it was fun to get perspective on the building of the local lighthouse on St. Simon’s Island. Since we were there in February, we really did feel like we had the place to ourselves and I think we were a bit spoiled with the exclusivity!
I am already dreaming and scheming up a reason to visit again.