Whatever your preferred level of “roughing it,” from rustic to nicely appointed, Suwannee River Rendezvous in Mayo has the perfect getaway option. The Rendezvous offers eight different types of accommodations, from campsites to a chalet (with a hot tub!) that sleeps eight. You can wake up with a view of the Suwannee in one of the River Rooms, rent the cozy Spring House with its own fire bowl on the patio, a suite that sleeps 6, a hotel-style room or a room with a second-story balcony over the park’s lodge. They all have their own charms, but to me, the most adorable accommodations on the whole property are the log cabins.
Perfectly appointed to mix comfort and convenience with natural surroundings, the log cabins offer all of the modern conveniences you’d expect from a hotel suite in a setting that never lets you forget that you’re in an incredibly special place right on the Suwannee River. The log cabins sleep six: Two in a bedroom with a double bed, two in a loft with a double bed accessible by a ladder (the kids’ favorite part) and a sleeper sofa. Mod cons include air conditioning and heat, a full bathroom, satellite TV and a kitchen with a sink, cooktop, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, dishes, and pots and pans. Kitchen, bed and bath linens are included. Sitting on the front porch, thoughtfully outfitted with a table and chairs that’s an ideal spot to enjoy morning coffee or spot fireflies at night, you’ll relax and adjust to the pace of life on the Suwannee.
For a family with kids, the log cabins are ideal: You have far more space and privacy than you’d have in a hotel room, but it’s far easier to supervise of young ones than it would be if you booked adjoining rooms. The price is hard to beat: $100 a night, $605 for the week.
The resort’s two log cabins book up quickly, so be sure to reserve yours in advance. Ask for cabin #23 if you’d like a view of the river.
In a subsequent post, we’ll talk about family fun at the Rendezvous, and why you’d be hard pressed to find a more convenient arrangement of entertainment, outdoor activities and time for relaxing with the folks you love. We’ll also get a peek at the menu of the on-site restaurant, Grandma Susie’s Cookin’ Shack.