Authentic Family-Friendly Ranch Stay on Peace River near Tampa, FloridaWauchula, Florida (United States)
· Kid-friendly · Barbecue
This stately ranch located just an hour east of Tampa, Florida, is perfect for large groups looking to spend some quality and stay on an authentic and historic property. Able to accommodate 16 guests comfortably over three accommodation, that can either be rented separately or all together.
The main house is the highlight of the property and the primary accommodation. With three bedrooms, the main house is able to sleep six guests and boasts three bedrooms. Two of the three bedrooms feature a king-size bed in each, while the third loft style bedroom contains two twin-size beds. There are two full bathrooms found in the main house, with one featuring a luxurious outdoor claw-foot bathtub with privacy curtains. Guests can enjoy the use of the full kitchen with all essential appliances as well as necessary cookware, cutlery, and dishes. Meals can be shared around the dining table that sits 12 people or the breakfast bar that sits 3. A flat-screen television and a decorative fireplace can be found surrounded by comfortable couches in the living area, and if guests prefer to relax outside, they can take advantage of the spacious deck with Adirondack chairs, a fire pit, and a Weber barbecue grill.
The small cabin found on the property is able to sleep two guests and boasts one bedroom with two twin-size beds and a full-size bathroom.
About a quarter mile away from the main house and the guest cabin lies the guest lodge, which boasts four additional bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and the ability to accommodate two guests per room. There is another kitchen in this accommodation, as well as a game room with a pool table. Wi-Fi does not reach this accommodation, however, guests can access the Wi-Fi at the main house.
Outside, guests can enjoy the use of all 700-acres which includes access to the Peace River, the shooting range, and the expansive lawn where guests can play frisbee and football. Extensive hiking trails can also be accessed right on the property, making this the perfect location for guests who love the outdoors. Read More
- Pool table
- Private Lounge/Living room
- King-size bed
- Shared Barbecue
- Air conditioning
- Twin/Single bed
- BR/DVD player
- Sound system
- Kitchen equipment
This stately Florida property features everything that glampers would need during their unique glamping stay. With fittings such as Wi-Fi, Direct TV, air conditioning, and heating, guests will feel comfortable and connected throughout their stay. Linens, bedding, and towels are provided by the host, as well as the use of the washing machine and clothes dryer.
Outside, guests can enjoy the use of a fire pit and a barbecue grill on the deck of the main house, as well as two kayaks and canoes that guests can feel free to use.
Horse stalls are available if guests choose to bring their horses; however, the host does not supply horse equipment.
Location + Surroundings
Tucked away in the flatlands of central Florida lies the small city of Wauchula, which is home to towering palm trees and a small town feel. About an hour east of Tampa, Bradenton, and Sarasota, and an hour south of Lakeland, this secluded location is surrounded by plenty of lakes, rivers, and forests and is a great location for those who want to get away from it all. Easily accessible from Route 17, guests who choose to stay here are able to visit amazing outdoor destinations such as Highlands Hammock State Park, Lake Istopkoga, and the nearby historic Peace River. Read More
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Water sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
Central Florida boasts many activities to do and places to discover through any season. Due to an agreeable year-round climate, glampers can enjoy spending time outdoor and exploring the best of what the region has to offer.
The property itself lies on 700-acres of private land, which is all available for guests to explore. With the presence of the Peace River, guests are able to go swimming, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and fishing. Nearby larger lakes, such as Lake Istopkoga, are also great places for fishing, boating, and riding jet skis. The property is also home to amazing hiking trails, so guests do not have to venture far off of the properly to access paths for walking, biking, or horseback riding, as well as beautiful scenery perfect for photographers, birdwatchers, and wildlife enthusiasts. If guests are interested in shooting, they can take advantage of practicing at the shooting range found on the property. It is advised that hunting on the property is absolutely prohibited.
Many golf courses are located close to the property, so those who love to golf should remember to bring their favorite clubs. The cities of Bradenton, Tampa, Sarasota, and Lakeland are all approximately an hour away from the property, so if guests want a break fro the outdoors they can head into one of the cities and sample the local gastronomy or shopping.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- No parties
- Some spaces are shared
- It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.
This property is pet-friendly.
There are three accommodations on this property, with the main house being the highlight. Depending on the number guests, the other two accommodations can be rented out, too. There is no additional charge to rent out all three accommodations, and despite how many guests there are, the entirety of the ranch is available for guests. The lodge with four bedrooms does not feature Wi-Fi.
If only one accommodation is booked, the cleaning fee is reduced to $150.
Use of the shooting range is available; however, hunting on the property is absolutely prohibited. Read more