If you’re ever looking for the perfect condominium in the Land Between the Lakes region, I have one image I want you to memorize: A Green Turtle. Basically, it’s all you need to know. Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina is like stepping into a whole new world. Then again, the entire town of Grand Rivers casts pretty much the same spell. The beautiful little village of Grand Rivers has everything you could hope for – Branson-Style musical shows at Grand Rivers Variety, World Famous Patty’s Settlement Restaurant, shopping, etc.
The fact that Green Turtle Bay is located in such a beautiful village just makes it even more special. However, even if Grand Rivers and all it has to offer wasn’t there, Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina would still be the best place to stay near Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.
Green Turtle Bay has over seventy town house condominiums with marvelous views of Green Turtle Bay and Lake Barkley. And when I say marvelous, I mean jaw-dropping, eye-popping, “Honey, grab the camera!” marvelous. Turtles, herons and various lake birds add to the beauty as well as the photo opportunities.
My husband (Michael) and a few of the guys he works with recently stayed overnight in one of these condominiums. I’ve never, myself, had the opportunity to stay overnight in one of these town house condominiums, but I’m familiar with Green Turtle Bay enough to know that they don’t do anything unless it’s FIRST CLASS. I was anxious for Michael to call and tell me how they were. When he called, I asked him how everything was and all he could do was laugh.
It struck me that it was sort of a sinister, “I’m here. You’re not.” chortle, but I let it slide.
He finally got the following words out in random order: Awesome, gorgeous, amazing, super nice, amazing (believe he said it at least twice), something-else… Pretty much what I expected from the people at Green Turtle Bay. They’re in a league of their own.
Before we got off the phone, he hit me where it really hurt. He said he and the guys would be eating breakfast the next day at the resort’s Docker’s Bayside Grill. Good call. If all breakfasts were as delicious as Docker’s, people would never eat anything but breakfast. All day long. (Continued beneath the picture of Docker’s!)
Docker’s Bayside Grill at Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina: Onion Rings You’ll NEVER forget!
We eat at Docker’s frequently on our infamous one day trips to the lakes. Their breakfasts are outstanding and their onion rings make me weak in the knees. I had a catfish sandwich there once that nearly made me cry with joy.
I’d been dreading the words, but when they came out of his mouth, I reeled a little. Okay, a lot. I made him promise to take me to Docker’s “very, very, very, very,very soon,” then I did something remarkably mature….. I made him pinkie swear to take me there for lunch on our next trip. Onion rings, here I come!
Michael took lots of pictures during his stay and will, himself, be writing about the experience in an upcoming review. He’s been SWAMPED with work, or the review would have been up by now. At the very least, he’ll publish the pictures with a few “awesomes, amazings, and wows.”
You know what I say, though? Go for yourself and experience your own “awesomes, amazings, and wows!” Whether it’s a weekend getaway with your sweetheart or a mini vacation with the whole family, the smartest thing you could do would be to stay at Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina. You’d be the hero of your entire family. How cool’s that?
Just be sure to eat breakfast and lunch at Docker’s Bayside Grill.. and whatever you do, order the onion rings. I wish I spoke French right now, so I could end this post with a flourishing, exotic, flowery exhortation for you to check out Green Turtle Bay for yourself, but alas, all I speak is Kentuckian. So, let’s end it with, “Next time y’all are planning a mini vacation, don’t even think of anyplace else but Grand Rivers and Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina. I want you and your’s to have a mini vacation you’ll never, ever forget and I trust the good people at Green Turtle Bay to make it happen.”
Exotic? No. Flowery? Not so much. But it is 100 percent Kentuckian and it is completely from the heart.
See Green Turtle Bay’s Website for more information. Then make the call that’ll rock your world.
Town House Condos at Green Turtle Bay Resort & Marina: Picture Yourself Here!