Set on the banks of the sleepy Baron River, this rustic old white-clapboard house has plenty of history and all kinds of activities, including a pool, bike rentals, a tennis center, and nearby boat rentals and private fishing guides. Hoover vacationed here after his 1928 election victory, and Truman stayed when he flew in to sign Everglades National Park into existence in 1947. Other guests have included Richard Nixon, Burt Reynolds, and Mick Jagger. The public rooms are beautifully paneled and hung with tarpon, wild boar, deer antlers, and other trophies. Guest rooms, meanwhile, are unfussy but plenty comfortable; all have porches looking out on the river. Out by the pool, a screened veranda with ceiling fans is a pleasant place for a libation. An excellent seafood restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park› Hotel
Rod & Gun Lodge
Riverside Dr and Broadway, Everglades City, FL
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 239/695-2101 Prices Winter $110–$140 double; off-season $95 Amenities Restaurant; bike rental; pool; tennis courts; no Wi-Fi Units 17 units Web site Rod & Gun Lodge Other No credit cards
MapRiverside Dr and Broadway Everglades City FL Everglades National Park
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