A private nature retreat north of Milton, Coldwater Gardens is a study in serenity, melding camping, gardening, and enjoyment of natural habitats along the Coldwater Creek basin.
Lodgings in Florida
Directory of Florida lodgings. Includes paid listings as well as personal recommendations.
The newest accommodations to open in Dunnellon, Comfort Suites is a welcoming place with an airy lobby, stone fireplace, and comfortable rooms near recreation on the Rainbow River and Cross Florida Greenway.
Some folks know where to place a porch, and Mr. Fred Babcock was one of them. His Cypress Lodge is deep in Babcock Ranch, set on a creek draining into the Telegraph Swamp. On a visit there, I watched a gator sunning on the shore, wood storks and ibises winging their way above the dark […]
Situated along Charlotte Harbor in Punta Gorda, Fisherman’s Village provides a great base camp for outdoor recreation at Babcock Ranch and along the coast.
Here at the Herlong Mansion enjoying breakfast while looking out over orange trees and azaleas. Starting a few days of meanders through North Florida in search of geocaches along some of the region’s most spectacular trails, with the La Chua Trail at Paynes Prairie first on the list. Stay tuned!
Dozens of trails await your exploration in the Silver Springs basin and in the Ocala National Forest while you stay at the comfortable Holiday Inn Express nearby
If you’re visiting natural areas in Panama City Beach, Pinnacle Port provides direct access to Lake Powell for paddling and hiking to the outfall of this coastal dune lake.
It’s been years since I hung out with friends Tom & Susan Schmidt during their annual winter foray to Summer Haven, a tiny community along the sea south of St. Augustine. Back in the 1890s, Tom’s grandparents had a couple of oceanfront homes built for an escape … in a day when vacation escape meant […]
The Wyvern Hotel in downtown Punta Gorda scores big points as one of the most luxurious yet intimate hotels I’ve reviewed in Florida.