Florida’s Everglades Nationwide Park Is Getting Its First Lodge — Take a Peek Inside

Vacationers heading to Florida’s Everglades Nationwide Park, a UNESCO World Heritage web site and one of many world’s largest wetlands, can e-book a keep on the park’s latest — and solely — lodge. It would formally open its doorways on Nov. 1.

Overlooking the scenic Florida Bay, Flamingo Lodge & Restaurant will function 24 visitor rooms constructed from repurposed delivery containers, perched on stilts, and raised off the bottom with stairs. (4 rooms are ADA-accessible by way of an elevator.)

The rooms differ from studios to one- and two-bedroom suites that accommodate as much as six friends. Every room has a non-public balcony with seating dealing with east and tropical decor with loads of Florida references, equivalent to vivid blues and greens and palm tree prints.

“It’s an honor to accomplice with the Nationwide Park Service to open the Flamingo Lodge and Restaurant,” Nico Foris, the CEO of Everglades Visitor Companies, a concessioner of the Nationwide Park Service, mentioned in a press launch obtained by Journey + Leisure. “We’re thrilled to proceed our custom of excellence in hospitality, providing an alternative choice at Flamingo along with our campsites, eco-tents, and houseboats.”

Visitors can take pleasure in basic South Florida flavors, a full-service bar, and exquisite bay views on the adjoining Flamingo restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The park’s renamed guests middle, Man Bradley Customer Middle, welcomed its first friends in July after a multi-year renovation. Hurricanes badly broken each the middle and the 40-year-old lodge, and plans for his or her reconstruction started in 2018 — this time with rising sea ranges and storm safety in thoughts. The customer middle, now painted a basic Miami pink shade, has a number of reveals devoted to the coastal ecosystem and its residents.

The Nationwide Park Service will maintain a gap ceremony on Oct. 27, which will probably be open to the general public. (You will discover the complete schedule at nps.gov). Simply needless to say to be able to enter the park, you’ll need a park cross or pay an entrance charge.

Nightly charges at Flamingo Lodge & Restaurant begin from $159 for June by way of October, and $259 from November by way of Might. You possibly can e-book your keep at flamingoeverglades.com.