We visited Creek Ranch over the New Year's holiday and enjoyed one of our most memorable vacations. Even weeks after our trip's completion, fond recollections continue to flow forth from our entire group. As an extended family of 9, with ages ranging from 3 to 70, it's not easy to find a vacation spot with activities that all can enjoy. Well, we've now found just the spot! Whether it's exciting activities for the younger ones (skeet shooting, ATV riding, air-boat trips) or mellower excursions for the adults (leisurely horseback rides, fishing from the dock, pontoon-boat trip), Creek Ranch has just the right mix for everyone. The grounds are beautiful and vast, so bring your camera -- you're bound to spot a majestic eagle flying overhead, or a spectacular sunset in the distance. The bunkhouse is wonderful, spacious and luxurious, with such an excitingly eclectic array of furniture, sculptures, art, books, games, etc. that your senses will never feel wanting. And speaking of senses, be prepared to let your taste buds sing from all of Rose's delicious dishes. Bringing the whole experience together is Jim and his superb staff, featuring the ever-helpful Diana, the real cowboy Jimmy, his exceedingly polite right-hand man Jonathan, and his charming guitar-playing nephew who regaled us in front of the campfire on New Year's Eve. They all seem to revel in keeping the legacy of Florida cattle ranching alive, and their love for the land is infectious. We all loved this vacation and can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Creek Ranch is a privately-owned working ranch on the shores of Lake Hatchineha in central Florida. This unique luxury vacation experience is available to families, groups and individuals. Creek Ranch specializes in luxury and our friendly staff caters to your every need. ... more less