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Over Lodge at Wakulla Springs
- rust en natuur
Insiders tipTijdens een boottour met een Glass Bottom boot (alleen wanneer het water helder genoeg is) is het genieten van de onderwaterwereld en de schitterende natuur.
Gelegen aan een rivier in het Wakulla Springs State Park.
- Souvenir winkel
- Gratis parkeergelegenheid
Naast de pretparken kent Florida ook veel natuurparken. Het zal u verbazen hoe mooi de natuur in deze fun en sunshine state is. Van natuurlijke stranden, mangroves en moerassen tot bossen, meren en watervallen.
"Beautiful location, rundown hotel"
The lodge is a wonderful old historic building In a beautiful Florida state park. But the lodge itself is in some disrepair and needs updating. The doorknobs are so worn out that it's next to impossible to unlock the rooms (the very nice front desk person had to let me into my room!) And there is only one reachable electric outlet, in the bathroom. The only other one is so far under the bed that you'd have to move the whole bed to reach it. And since we all travel with too many electronics, it's a problem. And the restaurant....out of my first wine choice (house pinot grigio); the waitress said they should be getting a delivery "in a few days". No tarter sauce for the fried shrimp, the asparagus was so undercooked that it was inedible, and the key lime pie was topped with and surrounded by some nasty fake whipped cream. Too bad, because it's a lovely place.
"An Old Florida treasure"
I live in Tallahassee. I've been visiting the park, lodge, and restaurant since I moved here 15 years ago. I'm very grateful to have this gem close by. I've eaten in the restaurant at least 25 times, and I've stayed at the lodge overnight 5+ times. The park itself is beautiful. The hiking trails are great. The boat ride is always a treat. I always see alligators, turtles, and a multitude of birds, and often see snakes and manatees. The boat drivers are always delightful and knowledgeable. The lodge is lovely and well maintained. The lobby, with its painted ceiling and period touches, is beautiful. My son and I love playing chess or checkers on the tables provided, or chatting with other guests, often some of whom are visiting from other countries. It's wonderful to be in the lobby when a fire is burning. I understand when I come here that I am doing so to "get away." I'm glad there's no TV in the rooms and don't mind that the wi-fi is spotty or that there's no pool. The beautiful springs are just outside! I do not recommend staying at the lodge if you're looking for a cookie-cutter hotel/motel with multiple standard amenities. The rooms are spacious and clean, beds comfortable. I think the room prices are reasonable. My 11-year-old son and I stayed at the lodge a couple of weekends ago. We had one lunch, one dinner, and one breakfast. The menu is a nice balance of old Florida/Southern and updated/creative, and I think it's reasonably priced. It's nice to be able to order a glass (or bottle) of wine. The food quality at lunch and dinner were (and always are) good. I was disappointed in breakfast, because it is now a small buffet and there is not an option to order from a menu. Items became low and weren't replenished in a timely manner. Unfortunately, the service in the restaurant is consistently pretty poor. Servers are usually nice and friendly, but it's clear that these are not professional servers and that their training is lacking. They're just pretty clueless. The host stand is often unmanned, and once seated, it can be some time before being acknowledged. The timing of delivering dishes to the table can be off, with first courses coming right away and then a long wait for an entree. Servers do not check on tables frequently enough. I realize that this is an out-of-the-way place, and I do not expect the service to be on par with Tallahassee Cypress, Sage, etc., but the service can be improved, and service quality is the only reason I didn't award Wakulla Springs Lodge five stars.
"A step back in time at Wakulla Springs"
This is a old lodge that has been kept up over the years. No fancy, smancy here, even the elevator is form the 40's with the sliding cage door. Lots of hiking trails as well as boat tours of the springs. Make sure you get your reservations for that early in the day. All of the Park Rangers are knowledgeable and give a good time on the boat tours. A lot of birds on the tours also.
"A Beautiful Historic Gem that Needed Tender, Loving Care"
We arrived in February to find that Wakulla Lodge had changed hands. A corporation had taken over. Unfortunately they were in transition and short handed. The dining room tablecloths never got changed from breakfast to dinner. We were hard pressed to find a clean table to sit at. Wait staff varied in their friendliness and service. Transition caused items on the menu not to be available due to items not being ordered from vendor services (such as raisins for oatmeal, or wraps for lunch). Meals were lukewarm to cold and the chicken was dry. This is the second time we stayed there are were very disappointed in the restaurant. Rooms are historic, period furniture, bathrooms etc. The boat tour we took was fantastic....birds everywhere and lots of gators. Being an historic inn it will be interesting what changes they can make with the interior of the rooms.
"The opposite of " bland cookie cutter"....sorry if that's your style"
Wanted to try to find some old Florida. Found it here. Drove all the way over from Daytona to try this place out........glad we did. Beautiful old mansion/lodge. Some of the reviews make it sound like this place is run down, or the staff is not professional and prepared. What Wakulla Springs Lodge did THOSE people stay at?? Because this one is gorgeous and well-run The staff were all competent and pleasant. We needed sleep space for five people....so we were going to stay in the Ed Ball suite the first night (a king and sofa pullout), and then move into the two queens with a sofa pullout the next night (a bit more space). But when we got into the Ed Ball suite, we found a rollaway bed being stored in the MASSIVE walk in closet. So I just asked the front desk if we could stay put both nights, and they said sure. Awesome and comfy king bed. The sofa pull out was nice too. Plenty of pillows and nice sheets/ blankets. We controlled our own heat (it was nice weather so we didn't need much). Awesome tub and bathroom, no issues there at all. Plenty of furniture. Sure, some of the furniture was a little bit worn in places, but that's because most of it is original to the place. Don't like that?? Then go stay in a new cookie cutter place. Complaints about the original elevator?? We have none........our kids LOVED it, and it worked like a champ. I can go on and on. The lobby is spectacular. (Okay, there was a TV in the lobby and it was actually ON one night for a few hours.........lol..............oh well.....we didn't need 100% primitive). Our room was huge and fantastic in every way. Since we were in the Ed Ball suite, we had practically one whole end of the hallway to ourselves, including the connecting library/meeting room, which was fun to hang out in. The view from this suite is NOT to the river/springs.............it actually looks out onto the gorgeous, massive lawn/garden, as well as the rest of the lodge. And I felt like it was an even better view than the river view rooms. We enjoyed wonderful breakfasts (part of the room price), and a great dinner in the beautiful dining room. The service and quality there were fantastic. The clientele of the lodge seemed right up our alley too............not your usual tourist crowd. Of course, we took the boat ride down the river and it was fantastic. Also walked one of the nature trails for about a mile. Played on the nice playground very close to the lodge. And just enjoyed a different, fun experience. All for less than $200 a night. (Oh, I didn't even mention the soda fountain/gift shop area, which was a great place for lunch and later ice cream). It's a bit hard finding this place, and there aren't any huge attractions nearby. But it's worth the trip.
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