Everglades hotel opens near Florida Bay
You might have heard of glamping. Now imagine sleeping in an air conditioned hotel room in the Everglades.
Driving the news: The new Flamingo Lodge & Restaurant opened today nearly 20 years after Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma destroyed the original lodge.
- The neighboring Guy Bradley Visitor Center, which was also recently reconstructed, opened this summer.
Details: The lodge — designed with climate resiliency in mind — features 24 rooms made from shipping containers that are elevated off the ground by stairs and columns.
- Each room has east-facing balconies, ideal for watching the sunrise and sunset over Florida Bay.
- The upstairs restaurant, also made from shipping containers, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner — and doubles as a bar.
- The maximum stay is 14 days.
- Boat slips are available at the Flamingo Marina and Store for those arriving by boat.
Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect that the restaurant is upstairs, not downstairs.
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