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Grasshopper Lodge Rustic HandCrafted Cabin Florida

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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Secluded, cozy, and romantic hand-crafted rustic cabin rental in the Ocala National Forest near Orlando Florida An amazing retreat on Big Grasshopper Lake in the Ocala National Forest. Sit on the dock and watch amazing sunsets, then enjoy a cozy evening in front of the wood-burning fireplace. Go hiking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching in the Ocala National Forest, and then have dinner prepared in the gorgeous, fully-equipped cedar kitchen. Crafted from all-local wood, the cabin features cypress floors, knotty sand-pine walls and ceilings, cedar doors and trim. Spacious great room and open kitchen facing Big Grasshopper Lake. Bedroom features Sealy Posturepedic King Size bed with rustic cedar headboard. Totally secluded - built on an old in-holding that was privately owned when the Ocala ...Secluded, cozy, and romantic hand-crafted rustic cabin rental in the Ocala National Forest near Orlando Florida An amazing retreat on Big Grasshopper Lake in the Ocala National Forest. Sit on the dock and watch amazing sunsets, then enjoy a cozy evening in front of the wood-burning fireplace. Go hiking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching in the Ocala National Forest, and then have dinner prepared in the gorgeous, fully-equipped cedar kitchen. Crafted from all-local wood, the cabin features cypress floors, knotty sand-pine walls and ceilings, cedar doors and trim. Spacious great room and open kitchen facing Big Grasshopper Lake. Bedroom features Sealy Posturepedic King Size bed with rustic cedar headboard. Totally secluded - built on an old in-holding that was privately owned when the Ocala National Forest was created, this property is part of a 40 acre parcel that remained private when the ONF was created around it. Our cabin sits on a corner of the parcel, surrounded on two sides by the ONF. It is the ONLY house on an extensive chain of lakes that offer incredible recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities. Totally rustic, yet with all the amenities - fully equipped kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, disposal, washer and dryer, TV and home theater in living room and bedroom, ceiling fans, screened porch. Only 50 miles from Orlando, and 40 miles from Daytona Beach. Use it as your base to explore all that Central Florida has to offer, or come and recharge your batteries in the serene wilderness.More
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David G
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2015
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Reviewed November 2, 2019

My favorite thing about this rental is the reflections on Grasshopper lake and the solitude. Sundown was the most picturesque. Daytime when the lake is calm, the mirror image is mesmerizing. Daybreak,hot coffee on the pier not a person for miles, only bird song and...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Rallydan
Reviewed May 29, 2019

Our stay at Grasshopper Lodge exceeded our expectations and is our favorite vacation ever!! The Lodge is pristine and the owners have thought of everything one might need. We enjoyed the bunnies, birds and wildlife as well as having a fire at night under the...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank Sightseer34061472935
David G, VR Owner at Grasshopper Lodge Rustic HandCrafted Cabin Florida, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2019

Thanks for your glowing review! So glad you had a great time at the Lodge. ---> David

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Reviewed May 26, 2019

Fantastic, secluded cabin in the middle of the forest. You’re greeted by Doris who is lovely and very knowledgeable of the local area, but other than that you’re on your own which is fantastic. The cabin is spacious and air conditioned. There is plenty to...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank felicityw959
David G, VR Owner at Grasshopper Lodge Rustic HandCrafted Cabin Florida, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Thanks for choosing Grasshopper Lodge, and for sharing about your experience there. I hope it will remain a highlight of your 50-state expedition!

Reviewed March 15, 2019

We just experienced our 10 year anniversary at this awesome cabin for another amazing week. It was magical ten years ago and it was magical again for our return visit. If you are looking for peaceful, secluded privacy: this is as good as it gets....More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Merlin B
David G, VR Owner at Grasshopper Lodge Rustic HandCrafted Cabin Florida, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2019

Thanks for that great review, and so glad you had a great stay. In particular, I'm glad that returning after 10 years still fulfilled your expectations! And thanks for the huge compliment on my interior decorating - not a professional, but definitely a travel collector!...More

Reviewed April 13, 2018

Just returned from my 9th stay at Grasshopper Lake Lodge! As always, I return restored & renewed. The peace & quiet & nature all around the cabin, just can't be beat! My husband compares it to the float plane fly-in trip we took to Ontario...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Scarlett L
David G, VR Owner at Grasshopper Lodge Rustic HandCrafted Cabin Florida, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2018

Thanks Scarlett! It is so rewarding to hear that Grasshopper continues to make you happy. I hope to be able to continue making it your getaway for many years to come!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Ask
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fans
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Toaster
Telephone
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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About the neighborhood
Rustic Cabin Rental near Orlando Florida The Great Florida Outdoors is At Your Doorstep In the Ocala National Forest: •Hiking, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Birdwatching, Horseback Riding •Alexander Springs Recreation Area nature trails and spring-fed swimming area •Juniper Springs Recreation Area nature trails and 7-mile canoe/kayak run
How to get there
The dirt road in to the cabin is a relatively poorly maintained Forest Service Road. At times it can be a bit rough – as in ruts, potholes, and rises and drops that would be difficult for a low slung car. If there is substantial rain, some of the larger dips in the road will fill with water, and can be 6-8” deep for 10 feet or so. As a result, we recommend that you leave your Porsche at home, and take the SUV, Pickup Truck, or Van for this adventure. If you have no such option available, let us know, and ask for an update on the current road conditions.
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