Your whole group will all love this luxury Quail lodge in the deep South. The new standard for luxury quail lodges has been set! What distinguishes this luxury quail lodge from others is an infinity pool, sunken fire pit, cigar room, distillery, excellent chef, stocked fishing ponds, golf nearby, and rustically luxurious lodging. To top it all, each guest enjoys an unlimited quail harvest. Fast flying quail and large coveys hunted over excellent pointers. Your guide utilizes flushing cockers are a pleasure enjoyed by the most discerning experienced wingshooters.
Built with the family in mind, southern hospitality abounds. Frank and Jane love to host couples on the property! If everyone in the group does not wish to participate in the hunt, cooking lessons, massages, game room, fishing, fly fishing lessons and the pool with jacuzzi are sure to entertain.
10 guests enjoy private rooms and the property privately. Have we mentioned the food. Really some of the finest chef prepared meals you will enjoy at any lodge in the world. A southern twist visits gourmet. Interestingly, Alabama is now known for some the finest food in the world.
As you know, sometimes luxury and “stuffy” atmosphere go hand in hand. Not here! Southern hospitality abounds in every detail. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, you know you are in the deep south with all the warm touches that go along with that. We love the people here and the hunting is outstanding!
Location, location, location… located just off I-20 between Atlanta and Birmingham with a 6,000 plus runway for private jets only minutes from the property.
Take a look at the “Make a difference” tab to see how this lodge is giving back to the community with some of the proceeds of the hunt.
Accommodations & Meals
Accommodations and lodges: 11 private bedrooms with baths (18 beds available) possible additional 3 bedrooms
What separates this luxury quail hunting lodge from other operations is it best in class accommodations and world-class service and attention to detail.
photos speak for themselves! Your lodging is both luxurious and comfortable at the same time. The warmth of fires in the fireplace and the fire pit promote an atmosphere conducive to excellent conversation and relationship building. There are ten private bedrooms for guests.
The grand room: The Grand Room is a fully air conditioned facility that is 70’ by 40’ and has a 20’x70’ Veranda overlooking the Fire-Pit and Infinity Pool. The Grand Room has 32ft ceilings and contains a chef’s table with a wood fired oven and full complement of cooking appliances and a custom bar. The Grand Room also has a separate full catering kitchen for large events. The Chefs table is used for culinary demonstrations and dinners for small groups while the large dining hall can seat 200 for a large receptions or dinners or it can be arranged for smaller intimate dinners.
The game room: The warmth of the game room becomes the hub of conversation and relaxing. Serving as lunch dining facility and the main after- hours facility, the Game Room is a great place to relax. Its main living area contains an inviting fireplace, pool table, and, wine and cigar room and full bar. Outside of the game room are two fire pits overlooking a luxurious infinity pool.
The locker room: The Locker Room is where hunts start in the morning. It includes a gun room, complete with individual lockers to store all hunting gear.
The hill cottage: The Hill Cottage provides a private get-away and a retreat from your busy lifestyle. The Hill Cottage has four bedrooms with private baths. Two bedrooms have two queen size beds and two have one queen bed. The cottage also has a full kitchen, common are and great front porch to enjoy a nice evening or a morning cup of coffee.
The stables: The Stables is a unique experience. It contains 3 bedrooms with a 4th bunk room under construction. Bedroom 1 has two queen and one full bed. Bedroom 2 has two queen size beds and Bedroom 3 has two queen size beds and a loft with a twin bed. Each bedroom has a full bath. The 4th bedroom under construction will have 3 sets of queen size bunk beds and a full bath.
Other bedrooms: The grand room also has a private bedroom and bath. The owners home has another private bedroom with bath.
Delicious meals are a trademark of Otter Creek Farm. Guests rave over the home cooked meals!
Breakfast might include quail & waffles topped with maple bacon, eggs benedict topped with quail, Frittatas or individual skillets with eggs and bacon.
Lunch is a simpler affair with selections like homemade pizza, shrimp and grits, fried catfish sandwiches, French dip and other delicious items.
Dinner always begins with cocktails followed by a delicious dinner menu. You might enjoy Prime Rib, thick perfectly seared on the grill ribeye’s, Gruyere cheese grits with collard greens and corn relish accompanying heirloom pork chops, or Grilled halibut.
Dessert selections all homemade like the famous Otter Creek Cake made of pecan pie cooked in the middle of a fudge cake, bananas foster, crème Brulee or apple crisp topped with ice cream.
There are three stocked ponds on the property. Two with Black Bass and one with Trout. Platform boats with trolling motors and fishing gear are available.
Season: October 15 – March 31
The property produces consistent covey rises from rolling fields of native grasses to creek bottoms and open woods. Its’ lakes are filled with trophy bass and are stocked with rainbow trout during the winter and early spring months. Its’ convenient location, exceptional hunting and fishing, exquisite accommodations, gourmet cuisine, all in a private setting, make this a perfect destination for a corporate outing or relaxing among friends.
An accomplished field trial trainer who runs precision pointers, setters and English Cockers runs the kennels. Coveys flushed by talented English Cockers bring a whole new dynamic to the hunting experience. The dog work is an elegant experience and to many is the highlight of the day.
Parties may include 6 – 9 hunters with 12 maximum, who will divide into hunting groups of two or three depending on group size and preferences. No more than 4 hunting parties on the property at one time. Led mostly by foot, you will depart the locker room on Polaris to reach fields. After a morning of hunting, you will return to the Game Room for a wonderful lunch before returning to the afternoon hunt.
For those that have difficulty walking, a Polaris will get you as close as possible to the shooting position needed.
* 20 gauge or smaller break action guns only please.
For non shooters that do not wish to accompany the hunters in the field, this lovely property has a beautiful pool, productive fishing ponds, a masseuse on call, relaxing in the rocking chairs listening to great music, and taking in the amazing scenery surrounding the lodges! And the delicious southern meals inspired by some of the most famous southern chefs are a highlight of any hunt at this luxury quail lodge and property. A Robert Trent Jones golf course is only 10 minutes from the property as well.
Activities and Amenities:
- Robert Trent Jones Golf Course – Silver Lakes Golf Course
- CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park
- Fishing at Otter Creek
- Fly Fishing Lessons – extra expense
- Bocce Ball
- Horse Shoes
- Clay Shooting
- Cooking Classes
- Pool table
- Shuttle Board
- Relax around the infinity pool and jacuzzi
- 50-Minute Relaxation Massage with prior reservation
- Whitetail Hunting can be added on as an activity
- Cigar room
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Most guests stay 1-3 nights but the schedule is flexible.
Travel Details & Location
The lodge is conveniently located between Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama. The drive from the ATL airport is about 1 1/2 hours and from the BHM airport is an hour.
We can arrange a transfer from either airport for an additional fee.
Internet & Communications
Wifi and cell service are excellent.
The Brown Family has been a huge supporter of the Big Oak Ranch for a number of years. They decided to make giving back as part of their business plan.A portion of the proceeds from every hunt goes to support the Big Oak Ranch. If you are curious about Big Oak Ranch, please click on this link for more information: Big Oak Ranch
2020/21 Rates: NO EXTRA BIRD FEES…UNLIMITED HARVEST
The minimum party size is 2 guns. 10 guns private.
Your choice of either a quail hunt or mixed bag hunt which includes quail, pheasant & chukar
1/2 day hunt –
- Quail Only: $725 per gun
- Mixed Bag: $875 per gun
Full Day Hunt
- Quail Only: $1195 per gun
- Mixed Bag: $1595 per gun
*Half day and full day hunts include lunch and unlimited birds.
- Overnight with full day hunt Quail Only: $1495 per day
- Overnight with full day hunt Mixed Bag: $1895 per day
Includes unlimited birds, all meals, trout fishing, top shelf beverages, shotgun hire, shells, taxes and private accommodations for parties up to ten hunters with 17 total beds. Based on double occupancy of the rooms.
Observer Overnight rate: $350 per night
Trout and Bass Fishing: Complimentary with any hunt
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!