Stay Awhile

“C’mon. Why don’t you get out of that car and stay awhile?”

It’s the punchline to a family story, but at Newell Lodge and Resort, it’s also an invitation completely lacking in pretension and brimming with hospitality. Visitors here can choose to take over a single residence or the entire resort, and stay for a week, a long weekend, or a quick trip home.

Here, enjoy Lodging, extra Helpings, time to Relax, and the best the region has to offer from your centrally located home away from home.


Choose your home away from home, and book your lodging conveniently from the website. We welcome friends from across the globe, everyone from solo-sojourners to multi-generational families who want to make once-in-a-lifetime memories.



Family recipes play a starring role in our catered meals with ample portions. Enjoy a complimentary basket of breakfast delights delivered to your door each morning. Follow with your choice of boxed lunches for picnics and exploring or family-style cookouts. Upon request, we host Barbecues, Low Country Boils, Oyster Roasts, and slow Southern suppers. Enjoy memorable meals prepared with regional fare, local game, tried-and-true family favorites, and lots of love. (Menus change seasonally.) Learn more about our food offerings here.


One advantage of a large, extended family is knowing who’s who and what’s what. At your request, we bring the area’s best practitioners of yoga, massage therapy, aromatherapy, and healing, relaxing modalities… right to your doorstep.

Piddling around here is an art form. In addition to horseback riding, there’s more to do than you’d think.

Near Here

A wide range of entertainment options can be found near here. Newell Lodge & Resort at the Okefenokee Swamp is centrally located between the Waycross and Folkston entrances to the National Wildlife Refuge. From historic sites to exploring the Wild and Scenic waterways and stunning beaches, you’re about an hour, more or less, from a whole lot of interesting stuff to do.