My boyfriend and I were looking for a romantic and quiet getaway. We expected something a little charming and affordable... But we were blown away with an unforgettable experience that we could only dream about before. As soon as we walked into the common room our eyes widened and jaws dropped while taking in a step backwards in time to a classy and homey hotel. Our policy sheet was even personalized with our names printed on the welcome letter. We were shown the wine bar (housed in a lovely study/library stocked with books they lent us for our stay). We stayed in the delux suite which was very spacious with cathedral ceilings, French doors and lovely windows. I was especially impressed with the antique and all matching furnishings from the 1920's. A private bathroom was a must for us, which is somewhat rare in a bed & breakfast. The sheets and bed were like heaven. And the room was certainly decorated with romance in mind. Breakfast was a delight and we were meticulously cared for by an entire family, even the innkeepers older children were there learning the business and helping out here and there. It was adorable. All of the staff knew how and when to strike up a conversation or leave us be. The owner Tom is an adventurous but humble man and he seems to always be naturally beaming. His great sense of humor and eagerness to serve in any capacity made us feel like family. We were intrigued with his scuba diving stories and took a great interest in a murder mystery event that Tom and his wife Pam (who owns an antique shop around the corner) were planning. Bogey's was the most delightful atmosphere. You are even more deeply swept back in time and again the staff was impeccable. Our server conversed with us about everything from dogs to shopping while handling our perfect multi course meal with ease. We spent one delightful day at Grayton Beach & Village - a very private and pristine beach that a nice gentleman innkeeper suggested. Another day we spent exploring Defuniak Springs- and so fell in love with the town that we wondered if we could move there. The negative to Hotel Defuniak was that we eventually had to depart, but we anticipate returning many times!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "One of Florida's Top Ten Bed & Breakfast Inns" gives service beyond your expectations. Built as a Masonic Lodge in 1920, this magnificent structure was completely restored in 1998 with all of the modern amenities you would expect in a fine Hotel. Every room has been decorated to create a unique theme with the ambiance of a time past. With its 4-Star Bogey's Restaurant and Bar and the Hotel's AAA Triple Diamond Rating, it has become the place to stay for travelers and romantic get-a-ways as well as for business men & women. Hotel DeFuniak is located across from the Walton County Court House and steps from the Lake Yard Park at Lake Defuniak. ... more less
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