The Everglades Area
Hotels in The Everglades Area
The 1864 property is still the hotel that time and tourism forgot. It's an Everglades remake of The Shining with hanging alligator skins, stuffed bobcats, and narcoleptic front desk clerks.
A half-hour drive from Lake Okeechobee, the 80-year-old Iris Wall runs the curious Seminole Inn and a nearby ranch with cattle, horses, and a restaurant featuring tasty frog's legs and fried green tomatoes.
Ivey House hotel has a modern, eco-lodge vibe with a membership to the Society for Ethical Ecotourism. Opt for one of the en suite rooms in the main building of this storied Everglades mainstay owned by the Harraden family, which also masterminds trips into the park during season (Nov.–Apr.).