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Choctaw Lodge Retreat

Deck of the main lodge.....a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the river and fire in the fire pit
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15 reviews
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
Choctaw Lodge Retreat is a unique Bed and Breakfast located on the banks of the Choctawhatchee River. This beautiful river front property is secluded, private and quiet. Ideal for a romantic getaway or for nature lovers in search of the 'off the beaten path' retreat. Enjoy a five star breakfast daily, canoe and kayak exploring the river's beauty. You will see wild birds such as hawks, eagles, egrets and herons as well as alligators and rare views of sturgeons along with discovering 2000 year old cypress trees. Swim in natural hidden springs and picnic on a sandbar. Although secluded and private, Chocataw Lodge is only 25 minutes away from Panama City Beach and 30 minutes away from Destin/Seaside. We offer massage therapy and yoga classes upon request. With two guest houses on property, you will have the privacy of the h... Read more
About the Owner, Kathryn H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 42 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #FKN2600055
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Kristi W
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 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...

Management response:

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
Reviewed 26 July 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

Management response:

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
Reviewed 7 July 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...

Management response:

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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
You must be 25 years old or older to rent this property. Weddings and special events are available at an additional charge.
    2 Full baths
    1 Full
    1 King
    1 Sofa
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Maximum occupancy is six persons. Children 12 years and younger stay for free. 229.00 per night for two people includes breakfast. 199.00 per night for two people is without breakfast. $50.00 per day, per person for additional guests.
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About the neighbourhood
Although secluded, Choctaw Lodge Retreat is only 25 minutes from Panama City Internation airport, 25 minutes from Panama City Beach and 30 minutes from Destin/Seaside.
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