Last night I had the pleasure of attending a barbecue with Hodnett Cooper associates at High Bar Retreat. What a fabulous property! To my surprise, at the end of a long dirt road I discovered the perfect combination of luxury and privacy… the pleasures of camping with all the comforts of a Ritz Carlton.

The architect and owners of High Bar did a magnificent job with the details, furnishings and overall ambiance. Brick pavers lead the way between each guest cottage and converge at a giant fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs. The guest cottage bathrooms each feature double vanities with hand painted sinks – each different and unique. The ceilings are vaulted with exposed wood beams. Even the smell of wood inside is fabulous!

I’m secretly (okay, not so secretly) hoping for an overnight invite so I can personally test out the gourmet kitchen. I can image sharing many memories at this retreat with friends, family, and a few good books. And believe me, I am not at all the “outdoors” type. There is something incredibly elegant and peaceful about this particular place that just works.

But, for the “outdoors” types, High Bar is situated on 200+ acres with ample opportunities for hunting, fishing, kayaking, boating, etc. A beautiful, sugar-white sand beach on the bank of the Satilla River lies just downhill.

If you are in the market for a unique, one-of-a-kind hideaway, you owe it to yourself to check out High Bar Retreat. An absolute steal at $995,000.

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