This was our first trip to Hontoon Landing and it was a great experience. This is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We did venture out one night into downtown DeLand which was also nice. It was good to know that there was a town close by just in case we needed something from WalMart. We stayed in a room with a full kitchen and it made cooking easier. The room over looked the river with a great balcony. The grills were right outside our room which we took advantage of grilling on it every night except one. The river was peaceful and we saw lots of wildlife. We took our own boat and the boat ramp was plus since it was right there next to the shop. The boat house was also very nice. The pool was kept very clean and was very relaxing. Blue Springs State Park is close by and was great to cool off in after a day out on the boat. We were very pleased with our experience and are looking forward to going again next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hontoon Landing Resort & Marina is located near DeLand, Florida and is nestled along a bend in the St. Johns River - directly across river from Hontoon Island State Park. The Resort is situated on three acres and provides accommodations and lodging in 18 Riverside Rooms and Suites. Kitchens are available in most of the rooms and suites. Resort accommodations are provided in five buildings - Riverview Building, Executive Building, Captain's Suite Building, Hummingbird Cottage and Duplex Cottages. The Resort offers for your relaxation and enjoyment...Boat Rentals - 24' Pontoon Boats for exploring the St. Johns River and viewing the abundant and varied wildlife, and 16' fishing boats for pursuit of the bass, crappie, or whichever may be your favorite. River Tours - offered daily aboard the brand new 49 passenger "Great Blue" Tour Boat, your front row ticket to the world of nature. Birdwatching - Whether you are a beginner or have been a bird watching enthusiast for many years, our Resort could become your favorite destination for enjoying the natural beauty of the river and abundant birds and other wildlife. Hummingbirds - The Resort is a haven for the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds. The Hummingbirds arrive in late February and remain until late August when they begin their migration to Mexico and Central America.The Resort also offers a Sparkling Pool, Ship's Store, Slips for Private Boats, Hummingbird Garden, Hummingbird Plaza, Boardwalk, Riverside Patios and Decks, Manicured Lawn & Grounds and Free Wireless Internet. ... more less