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.


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

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.

Corporate Retreats

Located only 45 minutes from Jacksonville, Florida, Newell Lodge is available to host corporate retreats for teams that want to get away from the distractions of the city and settle in to get the real work done. Reserve one cottage or the entire Resort for your team. Our rustic meeting spaces are wired for wifi, and our hospitality consultant will assist you in planning an itinerary designed to enhance personal and professional growth, as well as arranging catering for delicious meals. At your request, we are happy to engage speakers, entertainment, or presenters for your retreat.

Family Reunions

Families of Wiregrass Georgia love to return to the area for annual reunions. Newell Lodge looks and feels like home, allowing travellers as well as locals to relax and enjoy one another’s company. The cook-in kitchen in our cottages accommodates smaller gatherings, but big family reunions held in our Gathering places must be catered on-site. We recommend local specialties such as Barbecue with Brunswick Stew or a Low Country Boil, though a family-style buffet is always a crowd pleaser.

Family Resort

Children love playing underneath the old Live Oak Trees, with the cool, dark canopies and draped Spanish moss, while adults secretly enjoy the big porch swings. Newell Lodge accommodates family vacations for all ages.

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.