This lodging space is a 500+ square foot home on stilts that can accommodate up to 3 guests with one bedroom with queen size and Futon/Sofa bed in living room. The house stilts boasts a variety of amenities for a comfortable stay. In addition to scenic river views the outdoor spaces includes a private patio or balcony, a private backyard, and plenty of open spaces to spread out your gear. Sit around the fire pit or enjoy a barbecue on the gas grill in the private outdoor kitchen. Other amenities include free wifi, towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper, as well as hangers, iron, and clothing storage For safety, there are smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, and a first aid kit. You’ll also have plenty of parking with three spaces available in the driveway.
The Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area offers ample fishing opportunities, with the Mud River and other waterways providing a variety of fish species. The Mud River is fed by two natural springs – the Mud River Spring and the Salt Spring – and is known among anglers for its plentiful mullet. Other fish species that can be found in the area include largemouth bass, brown trout, redfish, blue catfish, and snook. The nearby Gulf of Mexico provides additional fishing opportunities, with species like tarpon, grouper, and snook lurking in the ecologically-rich inshore waters. There are several hiking trails for visitors to explore, including the 7-mile Weeki Wachee Preserve Trail, the 5.6-mile Weekiwachee Gardens Trail, and the 4.9-mile Maple Leaf Loop. These trails wind through dense hardwood swamps, freshwater and saltwater marshes, and pine-covered sandhills, providing opportunities to see a variety of plant and animal species. The trails are popular for hiking, birding, and running.
Eagle’s Nest is a popular diving site located near the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area. The site is known for its clear waters, deep caves, and intricate cave systems. However, it is important to note that diving in the area is extremely dangerous and should only be attempted by experienced divers with appropriate training and equipment. The site is not suitable for beginner divers.
Hunting is permitted in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area during designated seasons. The area is home to a variety of wildlife species, including white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and waterfowl, among others. Waterfowl hunting is allowed during specific periods, typically running from November to January. Specific hunting regulations and season dates can vary by species and year, and it is important for hunters to check with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for the most up-to-date information.
24 Hour Check-In, Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, TV, Washer\Dryer, Wifi