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200 Riverside Dr., Box 190, Everglades City, FL 34139   |  
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Spokane, Washington
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Glorious antique place with old world charm, friendly folks and a relaxing atmosphere. Felt as if we'd stepped back in time. Highly recommend it. We'll definitely go back if we're in this part of the country again.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We love visiting off-the-beaten-path locales and this place did not disappoint. The Rod & Gun Club is truly Old Florida at its best; it's like stepping back in time as you walk through the cedar-walled main lodge. The history here is spectacular; the hallway entry lined with framed newspaper articles from decades part is testament to that. We arrived just before lunch on a Friday and had the building practically to ourselves to explore.

Lunch was very good; fried gator, frog legs and oysters. Lots of other selections too, but chose fare reflective of our first visit to Everglades City. We ate on a huge screened-in porch which had a beautiful view of the mangroves and waterway out back. We did not stay overnight (in town for airboat ride) but are definitely planning a return winter trip to the cottages, which appeared clean and well-kept. If you are looking for fancy Marriott-esque accommodations, this is not it. The Rod & Gun Club is a classic treasure in the middle of nowhere. If you appreciate simplicity and history, this place is well worth the detour off U.S. 41. We'll be back for sure!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, FL
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

What a charming place! The staff are very helpful and friendly. The hotel lobby is amazing, it was relaxing to sit down and read a book in this historic lodge. Food was good, we are 3 meals there. A little pricy but we are in the middle of no where. The rooms were updated, clean and have really good water pressure. This place is a hidden jewel. We will be back soon. Being cash if you come.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Forked River, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed for one night over Memorial Day weekend. This place does not deal with credit cards - cash only - they tell you ahead of time so be prepared. The room is actually a cottage with a screened porch. Very clean. Air conditioned. The staff were friendly. The pool was nice. Did some fishing right off the dock out back. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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40 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

What kind of hotel doesn't accept credit cards? Well this one doesn't, I half jokingly asked about wifi, which there is none. This is all a shame because the Rod & Gun is a real treasure. This century old building is designed like a 19C English hunting lodge. With a bit of imagination and someone who smiled on reception this place would be the pick of the Everglades. Our lodge/room was comfortable and clean with a/c and 200 tv channels and situated by the river. I would recommend having dinner here, the food was very good for $25. If you're in the Everglades for one night and want to stay here, make sure you have cash and don't expect a welcome smile. If only the management had the Internet - they could read their reviews.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tijeras, New Mexico, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I wish this place would get serious. They don't take credit cards, so I'm supposed to carry $400 or more in cash for a couple nights stay and meals on site? Helloooo! We are in the 21st century. Breakfast was as good as McDonalds, with slower service. Dinner was good quality; scallops were excellent, and reasonable at $22.95. Staff was friendly. They don't appear to own an answering machine. No phone in the cottage room, which is no big deal. Room was clean, spotless! Beds were comfortable; slept fine. Ask to look at couple cottage rooms before deciding on one. In late April, it wasn't even close to full. Few customers at restaurant. Bug screens on all windows. Cafe on main drag (sign- 'CAFE' ) has excellent food, reasonable prices, good service. For a leisurely, comfortable pace, this is it. I wish they'd turn it into a full-service hotel, or give it up and quit siphoning off 10 customers a night from the other places in town. Beautiful, old building.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

It's truly breathtaking when you walk through the doors! I highly recommend this place if your in Everglades city, food was great & the staff! The history is great as well...We will be returning as soon as we can!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Rod and Gun Club

Address: 200 Riverside Dr., Box 190, Everglades City, FL 34139
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Everglades City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Everglades City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Rod And Gun Club Hotel Everglades City
Rod And Gun Hotel
Rod And Gun Club Everglades City, Florida

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