My family and I (four adults) have just returned from a 3-night stay (December 16-18, 2008) in a cabin at Lake Louisa State Park. All 20 of the park's cabins are situated on Dixie Lake, and all of the tent and RV sites are in a separate area. We had a wonderfully private stay. The cost was $110/night.
The view from our spacious screen porch was incredible. The cabins have a full kitchen with stove, microwave, and fridge, two full bathrooms, a bedroom with a queen bed and another with two twin beds, plus a living area with a sofa bed and a gas fireplace. The master bedroom has a door to the porch, which allowed me to go out early in the mornings without disturbing my family. The living area also has a door to the porch, and the many windows allow for good views from just about anywhere in the cabin. The screen porch has a picnic table, a double rocker, and two single rockers, and is an excellent spot to watch the sunset over the lake or watch for birds -- I saw osprey and American kestrel among many others.
There was plenty of room for four adults. All of the rooms were clean with plenty of closet space. My only complaint: the kitchen silverware could have used some attention. Apparently, past guests had not rinsed them prior to putting them through the dishwasher -- a bit of cheese or something stuck on some of the forks/spoons. Still, overall, the cabin was very neat and clean.
We drove to the Magic Kingdom from our cabin, and it took about 30 minutes. For us, the drive was worth it to stay in such a spacious cabin with beautiful surroundings. We bought a few groceries at a local Walmart (approx. 5 minutes away). I cannot comment on nearby restaurants. We ate at the cabin and at Disney. There was an Olive Garden and a Red Lobster not too far away.
Lake Louisa has a lot to offer. Hiking, nature viewing, fishing, and canoeing. It doesn't take long to spot the wildlife here. If you like birdwatching, this is a great place to stay.
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