Wakulla Springs is located in the north Florida panhandle, just a short drive from I-10 and is easily accessed from various parts of the state. For over the last 12,000 years or more, Wakulla Springs has been frequented by mastodons, Pre-Columbian natives, Spanish explorers, colonial settlers, turn of the century tycoons and today’s modern guests. This first magnitude spring is one of Florida’s largest springs, issuing forth over 250 million gallons of pristine water every single day.
Edward Ball, a well known businessman and philanthropist during the early 1900’s, came to Wakulla Springs and decided to buy it and build a world class resort for himself and his elitist guests. Completed in 1937, the Wakulla Springs Lodge is still in use today. The opulent lodge was designed in Mediterranean Revival architecture and it is listed on the National register of Historic Places.
But just because it’s historic, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. When you enter the grand lobby, you will find a massive fireplace, grand piano and marble checker tables for guests. Check into one of the 27 guest rooms at the lodge to experience an overnight stay like never before. Period furnishings, private bathrooms and views overlooking the springs are just the beginning of your perfect warm weather winter adventure.
So it’s going to cost a fortune, right? Wrong! From September 7, 2010 until February 24, 2011 rates are just $99 a person! Not only does that include a night’s stay at on of Florida’s most beautiful lodges, it also includes a dinner for two at the fantastic Ball Room Restaurant. The restaurant boasts their world famous navy bean soup and fried chicken for breakfast!
You also get two tickets for a tour across the springs on one of their many glass bottom boats. You can see this fantastically deep spring and all of the underwater wildlife, without getting your feet wet.
For just $99 a person, this is a special bargain. Upgrading your room to the premium suites add an additional $30 to the deal. Unfortunately, this deal is only good from Sundays through Thursdays. Weekend rates cost much more.
Reservations and other information about this great Florida state park can be found here or call ahead at (850)926-0700 for more details.