How lucky for me Ocean Lodge is only about a 3 hour drive from my home in Charleston. My husband and I really have come to love St. Simons Island and especially Ocean Lodge. We discover something new about the area every time we go over. Day trip selections are plentiful. Last month we took in the beaches, historic district, and birding on nearby Jekyll Island plus had our first visit to Okefenokee Swamp for a flat bottom boat ride through the prairies. The guest rooms are luxurious and memorable. Just watching the sheer curtains blowing in the wind from both sets of balcony doors sets the tropical tone. We cooked in one night and listened to the live music from the restaurant while dining on the balcony under the stars. Warm weather allows for beach walking and exploring the lighthouse nearby. Great little town for biking, too. Southern hospitality shown by all the staff keeps us going back. Next trip we will be taking my 95 yr old mother-in-law over for Mother's Day Weekend. She'll be the toast of the town telling all her friends about it.