We had heard about Durhamtown Plantation on TV and since we were planning a road trip from Atlanta to Key Largo via Savannah, Georgia, we decided to make a stop. We were very glad we did and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Coming from Hawaii, I was able to take care of all inquiries and reservations online. Their website was very informative and for all else, they were very accessible through email.
We decided to rent quads for 1/2 a day vs. a full day, due to time constraints. There were 3 of us, my husband, who has lots of experience on dirt bikes, myself and my step-son (who have some experience on dirt bikes). We decided to rent quads vs. bikes just to make it an easier ride, which turned out to be a good decision because, though the trails were well groomed, my step-son and I were braver going through mud-puddles and going up hills on the quads. Also, our quads did not even require the use of a clutch, which really made it easy for us. My husband used the one with the clutch.
All of the trails were fun with lots of beautiful greenery to look at and a little pond. Trails were fairly well marked with call boxes here and there. The staff were very efficient at check in and check out. Also, they have mechanics on duty that will come out to the trails to tow/fix, etc. We went during the week, but heard that they get very busy during holidays and weekends. They recommend booking at least 2 weeks in advance.
After riding, you must wash your bike before returning and the designated area is equipped with 2 pressure washers. Washing was fast and easy and so was the return.
They have a bath house available, which we used to shower and change before getting back on the road. The bath house was clean, with men's and women's areas separate, many showers, and many sinks and counter tops with outlets available for hair dryers, etc. It was well lighted and I had no problem putting on my make-up (good info for those girly girls). We brought our own towels.
It all worked out perfectly and we all had a great time. The 1/2 day went by so quickly, we wished we had more time.
We would recommend any one to go. It's good for all skill levels. Rental bikes came with helmet, boots and chest protector, they couldn't make it easier. Even if you just driving through town, like we were, it's an easy activity to stop for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer Cabin/RV Rentals. We also have 100 RV Sites with full hook up. We are the largest off road resort in the Southeast having over $500,000 in Proshop inventory, full service resteraunt, full service mechanics shop with certified mechanics, full service tire repair shop, EMS on staff, and over 100 ATV, dirt bike and side by side rentals. Durhamtown is the perfect place to bring the Family or plan corporate Events. We offer hunting, clay target shooting,fishing and Off Road Riding of ATVs, Dirt Bikes, side by sides, and 4x4 jeeps and trucks. We have 150 miles of one way trails that are all marked with signage. We also have 14 MX Tracks and a dirt Oval Track as well as, a dirt Drag Strip. Durhamtown is located on 6,750 acres of hardwoods and pines in Greene County GA.Come see us today! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Durhamtown Plantation Sportsmen`s Hotel Union Point