I had wanted to visit Wakulla Springs for years and finally "made" the occasion to stay at the beautiful lodge and take a boat trip to view quite a variety of birds, LOTS of alligators, and one snake. Alas, I had hoped to see manatees but was not fortunate enough to see them this visit. The Florida temps were quite brisk, and it was breezy . . . just beautiful to see the Spanish moss in the trees, especially the beautiful cypress trees and their many "knees" jutting out all around the tree trunks. Our boat guide was very informative, and we could have stayed on the boat for hours had we been allowed to do so. Our room at the Lodge was incredible. With it being a Monday night (a weeknight), the price was very affordable. The room was actually what we believe to be the Edward Ball Suite, facing the springs area, having a large closet, large four-poster bed, sleeper sofa, coffee table, and desk. The two large windows, which could be opened to enjoy the breeze, gave a spectacular view. The linens and bed itself were quite comfortable. We did not use the sofa sleeper, so we aren't able to describe its comfort (or lack thereof). The furnishings within the room were well above what we had expected, with area rug/carpets over the tile floor, antique furniture, and elaborate draperies. Not having a TV in the room led to an enjoyable evening, as we chose that night to watch "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" on the large TV in the lodge's lobby area. My husband, son, and I had the area to ourselves, as it was about 9:30 p.m. when we started to watch the movie (which we understand is kept in the VCR for guests to watch at anytime!). It was truly one of the highlights to watch the movie and giggle and laugh at the sight of the Creature in the rubber suit and to think how the movie had been filmed in the same area we had visited by boat a few hours earlier in the day! Don't miss the chance to see the movie after the boat trip! We also dined in the restaurant for dinner and again were pleasantly surprised at the service, the quality of the food, the large glass of wine which was poured, dessert/coffee, and the wonderful music which accompanied dinner. Last, but not least, the dinner was very affordable. I hope to return within the next few years.
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