Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Wakulla Springs Lodge
The Wakulla Springs Lodge was built in 1937 by wealthy financier Edward Ball. There are 27 guest rooms at the lodge and each one of them has a huge marble bathroom. The rooms are decorated with antiques and there are no televisions in the rooms, intentionally creating a relaxing and quiet stay and transporting guests back in time.
The lobby features an inviting fireplace, antique furniture and huge windows offering beautiful views of the springs and surrounding woods. There is also a big flat screen TV in one corner, just in case you can't stand not having a TV in your room!
One of the fun things to do when you are hanging out in the lobby is playing checkers on the old marble checkerboard tables. My grandson and I played several games while we were there and he beat me every time!
The Ball Room Restaurant, located on the ground floor, overlooks Wakulla Springs and the food here is wonderful! I took this picture in the late afternoon just before they opened it for dinner.