Rio Piedra Plantation

Live, work and play in the premier winter-time destination for outdoor and sporting enthusiasts

Rio Piedra Plantation is a luxury hunting lodge located in heart of the South Georgia plantation belt, a long-time winter destination for outdoor and hunting enthusiasts. As the only 3-time Orvis® Endorsed Lodge of the Year Award recipient, Rio Piedra has become world renowned in the sporting community for exceptional quail hunting, well-appointed accommodations and relaxed 5-star dining.

Rio Piedra is located just 80 miles north of Tallahassee FL, in a part of southwest Georgia that features hundreds of mostly private hunting estates.

About Rio Piedra Plantation

Important update regarding COVID-19:  We are monitoring developments with COVID-19 closely and still expect to open as scheduled on October 23rd. To ensure a safe and successful season for both staff and guests, we will be introducing numerous enhancement that meet or exceed CDC, state, and local guidelines.

Rio Piedra is a family owned lodge founded 20 years ago in southwest Georgia.  In addition to offering our upscale clientele with great hunting, dining and accommodations, our relatively small size- we typically cap occupancy at 30 guests per night- affords us the opportunity to build deep and lasting relationships with our guests. 

It’s because of this focus on long-term relationships that we strive to create an experience that is about much more than just hunting.  Located on the banks of the Flint River and surrounded by Long Leaf pine forests and majestic live oaks draped in Spanish moss, Rio Piedra provides guests with a reprieve from the rigors of today’s modern world.  Between this setting and the attentive hospitality of our excellent staff, we create an increasingly rare opportunity for our guests to be in the moment with close friends, family and colleagues. 

Do you have a passion for genuine hospitality and find fulfillment in helping others to create lasting memories?  We are always looking to expand our team and are happy to offer seasonal positions and occasional year-round opportunities.

The Employee Experience

At peak season our team numbers between 50 and 60.  We value hard work, a team spirit, and a genuine focus on making our guests feel at home.  This often requires an innate desire to go the extra mile whether it be to support a team member or make the effort to get to know a guest so you can better anticipate their needs.  We typically schedule 40 hours per week (sometimes more if desired) and strive for 2 consecutive days off, though this may vary based on demand.

Ideal Candidate

Knowing almost every role at Rio Piedra is customer facing, exceptional interpersonal skills are a must - it’s imperative each team member be outgoing and have a genuine desire to create a personal connection with each guest.  Since the pace at times can be quite fast, strong organization, listening, and communication skills are important traits that every team member must possess.  These qualities, paired with a positive, can-do attitude and a commitment to reliability, are essential characteristics that each team member must exhibit.

Room and Board

Employee housing can be arranged but is not on the property - most likely in the nearest town which is approximately 10 miles away.  Personal transportation is required.  Housing is subsidized (rates dependent on availability) and includes basic furnishings.   Possibility of roommates and shared bedrooms/bathrooms. We do not have co-ed housing for couples and we are not able to accommodate families in housing.  Meals are provided on those days that you are working.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Because housing is located at least 10 miles from the property, all staff must bring their own vehicle for transportation to/from work and for their convenience in traveling around the surrounding area on days off.  If company vehicles are not being used for business purposes, occasional use of vehicles can be arranged for group excursions.

For Fun

On your off time, we encourage you to visit the surrounding area.  You will be living a short 30-minute drive from historic Thomasville, GA, a thriving town near the GA/FL border filled with unique shops and restaurants.  For those that love the coast, we’re roughly 1.5 hours from Florida’s Gulf coast which allows for both day trips and the occasional overnight stays.  On those days you’re looking to just relax and enjoy some downtime, canoe, and kayak trips can be arranged for trips down the Flint River.

How to Apply

Please email your resume to  In the subject line of your email, please state the role for which you wish to apply.  In addition to your resume, please also include your dates of availability. We look forward to hearing from you!

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