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We are adding 63 rooms, a pool and a junior ballroom on the outer edges of the Cloister property.

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  • This Week at Sea Island

    This Week at Sea Island

    Weekly guide to recreation, entertainment
    and dining.

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  • Social Lounge

    Check out our new Social Media Lounge.

    Explore various social channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more!

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  • Sea Island Creativity Conference

    February 13-14, 2015

    Expand your horizons and stimulate your mind by engaging with extraordinary thinkers and innovators from the arts, sciences, and media during Sea Island's creativity weekend. The two-day program includes talks, Q&As, activities, and socializing with visionaries across many different fields. We expect this 2nd Annual event to quickly become a tradition.

    Creativity Conference Hosts:

    Ecologist Dr. Mark Moffett and his wife and frequent expedition partner, Melissa Wells, will serve as conference hosts. “Sea Island is a gorgeous spot surrounded by nature (golden marsh lands, protected oyster beds, and sea turtles), with amenities for a rejuvenating and stimulating weekend. We were impressed with our experience at Sea Island and jumped at the chance to help create a conference of like-minded creatives.”

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    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

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  • Planning Guide

    Planning Guide

    December 2014 - February 2015

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  • Triple the Drama: Exclusive Downton Abbey inspired Weekend

    January 29-31, 2015

    Triple the Drama with our Downton Abbey inspired weekend!
    January 29-31

    If you think last year's Downton Abbey inspired weekend was exciting, you can triple the excitement on January 29-31! Jessica Fellowes, author of "A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey," returns to Sea Island, bringing with her "Lady Edith Crawley," played by Laura Carmichael, as well as Kevin Doyle (footman "Joseph Molesley") and Raquel Cassidy ("Phyllis Baxter," Lady Grantham's maid). Ms. Fellowes, Ms. Carmichael, Mr. Doyle, and Ms. Cassidy are joined by Nick Dawes of Antiques Roadshow in a series of events that includes a lecture by Mr. Dawes, a Q&A and costume party. Separate reservations required for each event.

    Thursday, January 29, 5:30 p.m.
    The Treasures of Downton Abbey with Nick Dawes from Antiques Roadshow
    The Cloister Ballroom

    The magnificent furnishings of Downton Abbey play an essential role in every episode, despite having no speaking part. Antiques Roadshow expert appraiser Nick Dawes will examine some of these treasures in a colorful presentation using images from the show as well as share treasures from other magnificent Country Houses. Mr. Dawes will discuss the history of "good taste" in an English Country House, the essential ingredients in Downton's interior that would have been expected during that time period in that type of home, and the pressure to keep these homes intact in recent years. Resort casual. Complimentary. Reservations required.

    Friday, January 30 , 5:30 p.m.
    "A Year in the Life of Downton” Q&A
    The Cloister Ballroom

    Learn behind-the-scenes tales of one of the most widely watched shows in the world with a question-and-answer session with Ms. Carmichael, Ms. Cassidy and Mr. Doyle moderated by Ms. Fellowes. Audience members may submit questions, so start thinking now. What would you like to know about the show, its characters, actors and locations? Now's your chance to find out. Submit your question from 5-5:30 p.m. during cocktails and your question might get picked! Resort casual. Complimentary. Cash bar. Reservations required.

    Saturday, January 31, 6 p.m.
    Costume Party, Cocktail Reception, Dinner and Screening
    The Cloister

    Will you dress for being upstairs? Or for downstairs? Either way, you're bound to enjoy this exciting finale to the weekend. Start with a reception with our special guests in The Cloister Colonial Lounge followed by a Downton Abbey inspired dinner in the Ballroom, (period dress is encouraged). Ages 21 and over. $125/person includes three courses and wine pairings. Cash bar. The evening continues after dinner in the Ballroom with a screening. Ms. Carmichael, Ms. Cassidy, Mr. Doyle and Ms. Fellowes will introduce the screening, and then entertain your questions before everyone heads to the After Party! Period dress or black tie. Reservations required.      

    Call 1-855-572-4975 for reservations.

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  • Expand Your Sea Island Experience

    in 2015 with 12 months of Specials

    Expand your precision at one of the oldest Shooting Clubs in the country. Learn More.

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