Florida January 14, 2017
The Little Known Resort In Florida That’ll Be Your New Favorite Destination
Have you ever wanted to get off the beaten path and experience the real Florida? Forget the fancy five-star beach resorts that cost an arm and a leg. King’s Bay Lodge in Crystal River is about as real as it gets.
From the minute you see the vintage neon sign surrounded by moss-covered trees, you'll feel like you're stepping back in time and entering Old Florida.
Kings Bay Lodge is made up of 18 efficiencies (rooms with kitchenettes) on the Crystal River waterfront. The rooms are modest (and affordable), but you won't be spending much time inside your room. You'll be out exploring the wonders of the Nature Coast.
Crystal River is famous for drawing manatees like a magnet, year-round but especially in November through March. Swimming in the crystal-clear spring waters with these gentle giants should be on every Floridian's bucket list.
In the summer, rates are a little higher due to scalloping season. Visitors are encouraged to grab a snorkel mask and harvest their own scallops. Kayaking and fishing are popular all year long. Boat docking is available for guests.
Even the pool at King's Bay Lodge is special. It's one of the few remaining spring-fed swimming pools in the state, filled with thousands of gallons of chemical-free natural spring water.
After a day of adventure, Crystal River's historic downtown is just steps away. Here you'll find restaurants, shops, parks, and entertainment for the whole family.
King’s Bay Lodge’s site for more information, and call 352-795-2850 for reservations.
Have you ever stayed at King’s Bay Lodge? Have you visited Crystal River? What’s your favorite little-known place to visit in Florida?