Lanier Islands – Legacy Lodge

Elisabeth Barker
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Why We Love It

  • Activities galore: tube riding, speed sliding, skating, and marshmallow roasting over fire pits
  • Picturesque surroundings on 1,500 acres of forest, recreational areas and beaches
  • Seasonal carnival and rides (extra fee) catering to children and adults

"#2 of 10 hotels in Buford" -- TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Lake Lanier Island Resort is a 60-minute drive from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and costs about $120 one way in a taxi.

Rooms & Rates

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Lanier Islands is an activity-filled destination that offers something for all guests. Amid dense foliage, the expansive resort is surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Sidney Lanier. The postcard-like location is a great choice for families looking to be immersed in nature and take part in outdoor activities. Golf, hiking, zip-line tours and horseback riding are just a few of the options for being active year-round. 

At the epicenter of the resort is the Legacy Lodge, which resembles a massive log cabin. Inside the lodge the log cabin feel continues with exposed natural wood and rustic furnishings. Guest rooms are cozy with large windows for plenty of light and a private balcony. Or opt for a villa; they are lakefront with unobstructed views of the lake and extra privacy. Lake houses are best for big groups and include a deck with a gas grill. 

If it's too cold to grill, the resort has a variety of seasonal and year-round dining options. There are two restaurants inside the Legacy Lodge, Windows and Bullfrogs, serving traditional southern fare. Gianni's Italian Bistro and Sunset Cove are two outdoor seasonal restaurants.

An unrivaled golf experience is waiting, the layout traverses a natural setting with twelve scenic holes on the water. Along with the expansive golf course, the resort also offers use of the fitness center and 30 miles of hiking trails. Make sure to try the stunning, heated saltwater pool, available year-round.

Lanier Islands changes things up seasonally, and this winter is no different. The resort will put on its annual lighting show and transform their rides into a winter playground called SnowWorld. Rides, hot chocolate, tube riding and other fun activities are available for children and adults.


General Seasonal Entertainment/Nightlife

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children under 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Extra rollaway bed available on request: $25 per stay for one older child or adult. Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children under 2.

Pets: Pets are allowed (maximum weight: 80 pounds) on request and will be charged $75 per stay.

Fees: A resort fee of $15.51 per night (subject to tax) applies; it includes Resort Gate access, WiFi, access to heated pool, Business Center, fire pits, access to walking trails and overnight parking.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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