We didn't expect luxury accomodations, but for $200/per night for the cabin, we firgured it would be clean and serviceable. How wrong we were. The A/C unit was filthy, the towels and sheets and blankets looked and smelled like they hadn't been cleaned after the last guest, and the mattress was moldy and mildewed. The bathhouse was absolutely disgusting. I had read reviews that the bathroom was nice and clean, which was why we booked it, but the toilets were literally caked with feces and the showers had spiderwebs and mildew all over the place. The sink was covered with old water and the mirror was filthy. From looking at the bathroom maintenance checklist that was posted on the door, it looks like it was being tended to by the same person daily for a long time, but then the signature changed and the bathroom started being serviced once or twice a week or less, and the last notation when we were there (on 10/30) was dated October 12th. So not serviced for literally two weeks. NASTY. But it would explain why prior reviews said the bathroom was nice and clean- someone was obviously caring for it previously, but it seems to have been almost completely neglected since the end of September. Listen, "rustic" was fine with us, but this wasn't rustic- it was downright unhygienic. We cut our losses, bolted and stayed at the Ivey House instead. They have a lot of nerve charging $200 a night for this.…
Trail Lakes offers a real authentic Everglades experience. The owners are multi generational gladesmen and the staff are all locals who know the area and provide great insight and tours to experience the real natural beauty of the glades and big cypress national park. Skunkape Headquarters provides a fun attraction for the kids and the cabins and chickee accommodations are great. Highly recommended, we will be back!
My husband wanted to explore the area around Everglades City, so we camped at Trail Lakes Campground for three nights. I booked a pole boat tour and was absolutely not disappointed. The campground is not a KOA, but it has plenty of room between sites, has a dump station, showers, laundry and an office that will help you with anything that you need. The area is quiet and rustic, just the amenities that this area of Big Cypress Swamp deserves.
Had a wonderful two night stopover here in a cabin. Very rustic and definitely not for someone looking for luxury but absolutely perfect for us. Comfortable bed, very peaceful and restrooms were good (again certainly not for you if you want luxury!!) Staff were very friendly and helpful. Exactly what we were looking. Highly recommend.
Excellent atmosphere and friendly owner made our trip totally enjoyable I will definitely be going back and will highly recommend this place to all my family and friends ,the shower had plenty of hot water and the restroom facilities were all super clean