• Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.0
  • Pets: Allowed
  • Check-in: After 3:00 pm
  • Check-out: Before 11:00 am
Sleeps: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.0
Pets: Allowed
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check-out: Before 11:00 am
OBO Amenities: Access to Pursuits (On Site), Boat Ramp < 1 Mile, Fire Pit, Grill, Outdoor Cooking Area, Outdoor Living Area, Private Dock\Pier, Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile, Trailer\Boat Parking
Everyday Living: Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi
Altha, FL

Backwater Chipola River Cottage

Come stay at our beautiful three bedroom home located near Altha, Florida. Bedroom 1 features a comfortable king bed, Bedroom 2 offers a cozy queen bed, and Bedroom 3 has two queen beds, perfect for families or a group of friends. You’ll love the giant deck with a river view, the fire pit on cool nights, our fully stocked kitchen, free parking, 55-inch HDTV, and washer and dryer for your convenience. Pets are welcome, so bring your furry friend along for the adventure.

Our home is located on the banks of the Chipola River. Bring your boat, your kayak, or your tube! Nearby Lamb Eddy Landing and Look and Tremble Rapids are popular for folks who love the water. Popular fishing species in the area include bass, catfish, and bluegill, spotted sunfish, redear sunfish, largemouth bass, and the unique shoal bass (catch-and-release is recommended for shoal bass). Local wildlife includes the rare Barbour’s map turtle, alligators, egrets, herons, ospreys, and a variety of songbirds. In the fall, the forests are ablaze with the stunning foliage of Florida maple and basswood.

Nearby to the North, the Chipola River WMA offers 9,094 acres of hunting and fishing access and prime wildlife viewing. This tract shares a border with Florida Caverns State Park and offers a 4.5-mile paddling trip on the Upper Chipola River Paddling Trail. Start your adventure at Christoff Landing and end at Florida Caverns State Park.

The Encofina WMA to the West is a 41,363-acre area in Washington and Bay counties that runs 14 miles along the course of Econfina Creek with dozens of shallow, clear sand-bottomed lakes. In the spring, visitors will see blooming dogwoods, red buds, mountain laurel, wild azaleas, Carolina silverbells, Ashe and pyramid magnolias and Florida anise. The upper portion of the creek is especially strenuous and should only be attempted by experienced canoeists. Summer tanagers, warblers, wild turkeys and numerous raptor species, including bald eagles, kestrels, hawks and osprey are common along the Econfina. The short nature trail at Pitt Spring is an excellent spot for bird watching.

Directly South of the Cabin is the 671,000-acre Apalachicola National Forest. It is the largest national forest in the state and contains a diverse range of habitats including longleaf pine forests, wetlands, and cypress swamps. This forest is home to an array of wildlife, including the threatened red-cockaded woodpecker and the endangered Florida panther. Additionally, the forest offers outdoor recreational opportunities like camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting, as well as the scenic drives on the Florida National Scenic Trail and the Wildlife Trail. With its unique and diverse ecosystems, the Apalachicola National Forest provides a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors.

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OBO Amenities

Access to Pursuits (On Site) Access to Pursuits (On Site)
Boat Ramp < 1 Mile Boat Ramp < 1 Mile
Fire Pit Fire Pit
Grill Grill
Outdoor Cooking Area Outdoor Cooking Area
Outdoor Living Area Outdoor Living Area
Private Dock\Pier Private Dock\Pier
Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile
Trailer\Boat Parking Trailer\Boat Parking

Amenities

Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi

Things to Do

  • Catfish
  • Fire Pit
  • Kayaking
  • Panfish
  • Private Dock
  • Riverfront

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