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“Beat All Expectations!”
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Deck of the main lodge.....a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the river and fire in the fire pit
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Deck of the main lodge.....a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the river and fire in the fire pit
View of the main deck with fire pit One of many swings to enjoy on property with a maganificent view of the river
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Deck of the main lodge.....a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the river and fire in the fire pit
View of the main deck with fire pit
One of many swings to enjoy on property with a maganificent view of the river
View of the river from the garden
Relax and enjoy the river from the screened in porch of the guest house
The master bedroom of the guest house offers a view of the river
Relax with a book while viewing the river from the window seats of the guest house
One of two bathrooms in the guest house
A comfortable living room opens into the kitchen and dining room
The cozy guest bedroom fit for a princess
View of the ktichen and dining room
The grounds are perfect for weddings and private parties
Another private party in April, 2011
A perfect romantic get away for this couple celebrating the upcoming birth of their first baby!
Enjoy a private guided tour aboard our houseboat, 'Choctaw Lady'
A view from the garden
An old fashion swing hangs from a tree on the side of the main lodge
View from a small garden on the grounds
one of many hammocks on property for resting and napping
A magnificent sunset photo taken from one of the Choctaw Lodge docks
A white egret offers many opportunities for a beautiful photo moment
Enjoy a sunset cruise aboard the skiff 'River Runner' with our resident dogs, Gracie and Annie
There are many opportunities to view the wildlife on the Choctawhatchee River
Fall is a great Season to enjoy the beauty of the Choctawhatchee River
Flowers in the wild add to this magnificent area of Florida
One of many areas to visit by canoe or kayak
Flowers abound on and off property
Go back in time with 2000 year old cypress trees
An alligator rests on a log while enjoying the peace and quiet of the river
Discover hidden natural springs for swimming on a hot summer day
Canopy Lake is another favorite area to visit simply for its shear beauty
Choctaw Lodge Retreat is a favorite destination for nature lovers and birders
There is always a photo opportunity on the Choctawhatchee River
Lily pads on the Choctawhatchee River
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Destin, Florida

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Elizabeth...
1 review
“Beat All Expectations!”
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in July 2018

Absolutely beautiful setting. Guest home was lovely and very comfortable for our family of 5. We booked this property due to its proximity to so many things and regret terribly not having enough time to enjoy Choctaw Lodge Retreat more and explore the Choctawhatchee River. We will most definitely be back!

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Management Response
Jul 23, 2018
Thank you Elizabeth for staying with us here at Choctaw Lodge Retreat! We look forward to your return soon!
Kathryn Hardy
Choctaw Lodge Retreat
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jjmo7414
Pensacola, Florida
1 review
“Relaxing Weekend”
Reviewed April 2, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Guest House for a quick weekend getaway. Amazing!! The house was beautiful, the kitchen was fully equipped, and we loved sitting on the front porch swing and enjoying the river views. We grilled dinner each night and ended our evenings at the fire pit with wine. Kathryn's bread pudding definitely lived up to the hype-- but her cheese grits deserve praise as well! Ron is an excellent boat captain and we enjoyed our 1/2 day river tour and the beautiful blooming wild azaleas. My absolute favorite location was canopy lake. We can't wait to come back with our own boat for another relaxing weekend!

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Kristi W
1 review
“Piece of Paradise”
Reviewed August 10, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This place is wonderful and close to beaches. Once stepping on the property had no desire to go to the beaches or leave this place. Peaceful beyond explanation. Owners are wonderful,generous and lovely people. Breakfast served each morning was out of this world. The area is like out of a magical storybook. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return. Accommodations better than described too!

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Management Response
Aug 11, 2017
Thank you so much Kristi! We are looking forward to your return!!! We'll have the cookies on the table!!!
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Mike C
1 review
“Amazing place”
Reviewed July 26, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

One of the sweetest couples I've ever met they went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for us I can't wait to go back next time without teenagers

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Management Response
Jul 30, 2017
Thank you Malcom! We really enjoyed having you and your family on property and look forward to seeing you again, soon!!!!
Kathryn and Ron
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Connie C
1 review
“Extraordinary Experience for the Whole Family”
Reviewed July 7, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Completely unique and amazing experience that delighted our whole family from start to finish. All seven of us! None of us were ready to go home after being so thoroughly welcomed, cared for, and spoiled by Ron and Kathryn. They are so kind and genuine in doing all they can to make your stay more than a vacation. Traveling with 5 daughters ranging in ages from 3 and 9 can be a challenge, but staying in the fully furnished Guest House felt just like home and made it so much easier. I was able to buy groceries and cook seamlessly in the fully stocked kitchen. But don't pass on Kathryn's breakfasts!!! They are freshly prepared at any time you request each day, and she discusses the delicious menu options with you beforehand along with a buffet spread of delicious extras to be sure everyone was happy and bellies were full. We all loved the little adventure with Ron on his boat down the river showing us the local wildlife and telling us stories about the area. It was also nice to have a friendly local to ask questions to help guide us to our destinations and activities. Chatting with Ron and Kathryn about their own lives and adventures and playing with their dogs Grace and Annie was equally entertaining. The pictures do not do this place justice. It is just what beautifully decorated and cozy on the inside and beautifully landscaped around the property. Perfect for those that appreciate nature and wanna get away from it all. We're already talking about coming back.

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Management Response
Jul 9, 2017
Thank you so much Desha and Connie! We love having you on property and look forward to your next visit!
Ron and Kathryn Hardy
Choctaw Lodge Retreat
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446mvg
Ghent, Belgium
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

My friends and I had a wonderful time there. It was great to kayak and to go on a boat ride. We had the best time. Ron and Katheryn are very warm and helpful people!

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Reviewed November 23, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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Management Response
Nov 25, 2016
Thank you Latavia for such a wonderful review! We can't wait for you to come back! By then, I will have perfected my new recipe, Monte Christo Breakfast Casserole!
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