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Welaka Lodge & Resort

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Orlando, Florida
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Beautifully located right on the St. John's River, the cabin exceeded my expectations. It was new or newly remodeled inside and out. With all the conveniences of home and tastefully decorated, the Welaka Lodge & Resort was a wonderful place to relax with style.

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St. Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

The "Been There, Done That" cliché does not apply to this beautiful, unique, people- and pet-friendly resort. Truly, the peaceful, laid-back charm of Old Florida lives here -- even at the approach of major, devastating storms. We were taken in at Welaka via last-minute notice and request, just as Hurricane Matthew bore down on us, headed for St. Augustine. If...

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Becky N, Manager at Welaka Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for all those kind words Diane! We're glad we were able to accommodate you during that rough weather period. Our guests had to endure a few days without electricity, but everyone was happy to find a place of "safe harbor". We hope to see you again during more pleasant weather!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would recommend to anyone if you are looking for a quiet restful place to stay. The view from out cottage was great and it was nice just to walk down to the dock and sit by the river. The addition of the pool and hot tubs is a plus.

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Becky N, Manager at Welaka Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for recommending Welaka Lodge! We're happy that you were so pleased with us that you want to share your feelings with other TripAdvisor readers. Come see us again!

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very peaceful beautiful area. The cottages are clean and new and have everything you need .. ours(#24) even had a hottub. We attended family renewal of vows.. party held on the bar dock with spectacular sunset. Boating was also fabulous. Visit was too short. Highly recommend for a relaxing time. Staff is very friendly & accommodating!

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Becky N, Manager at Welaka Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Amy! Most evenings our sunsets are beautiful. So glad the party was able to enjoy one of the more spectacular ones!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very pleased with my stay and have recommended this lodge to my friends. I will return and stay closer to the water when I can get a pet sitter. Thank you for accommodating our pups while we were there.

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Becky N, Manager at Welaka Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with the pups! We have found that many people like to travel with their 'furry friends', so we have 3 pet friendly cottages to offer. If you find a pet sitter, you will really like the waterfront cottages too!

Reviewed 20 April 2017

This was our second time staying here. We love it. It is so peaceful. Our family of 5 stayed in cottages 20 and 21. They were nice, clean and equipped with everything we needed. We had grills on our porch which we used several times. You are steps away from the water and the sunsets here are beautiful. Everyone was...

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Becky N, Manager at Welaka Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Lynne! We enjoyed having you and your family stay with us! We hope to have you as our guests again soon.

Fort myers
Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a hidden gem this place is...right in the river with covered boat slips too! Very accommodating with everything! The cabin was so cute and nicley appointed with everthing you need. Will be back!!

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Becky N, Manager at Welaka Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for those kind comments Lisa! We welcome your friends and "Henri" back anytime!

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Our stay in the River Retreat Cabin was perfect! A beautifully decorated and spotlessly maintained cabin on the bluff overlooking the St. John's River was the perfect setting for rest, relaxation, and gathering with friends and family for fellowship amidst moss covered palms, oaks, and magnolias as we enjoyed stunning sunsets every evening. Truly the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation...

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Becky N, Manager at Welaka Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Linda! We enjoyed meeting both of you and hope you will be able to return again soon!

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had the River Retreat Cabin (16) this weekend and its perfect. The cabin is less than a year old and charmingly decorated and meticulously maintained. The bar was delightful and friendly with fabulous sunsets. The perfect peaceful weekend getaway. We have more to learn about freshwater fishing, so will be back!

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Becky N, Manager at Welaka Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

It was a pleasure meeting you Lee! We all look forward to your next visit with us! Thank you for taking time to post a review.

Jaclsonville, United States
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Excellent location tucked away on the bank of the St. John's River under huge moss-draped oak trees. Our cabin was very nice - clean, well supplied kitchen, washer and dryer, TV in every room, private hot tub, nice grill, fire pit, rocking chairs on the front porch overlooking the river. Very quiet. We saw numerous osprey flying nearby and a...

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Becky N, Manager at Welaka Lodge & Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Harriet. I know the cottage you stayed in is already your favorite! I hope it's available the next time you're able to visit us!

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled under live oaks, magnolias and palms, on a high bluff overlooking the beautiful St. Johns River, is a slice of paradise Old Florida style. Catering to the casual and avid fisherman and their families, outdoor enthusiasts, or just those looking for a quiet respite in a beautiful setting, Welaka Lodge and Resort provides luxury cottage accommodations in a rustic setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Welaka Lodge & Resort

Address: 1001 Front St, Welaka, FL 32193-2072
Region: United States > Florida > Welaka
Price Range: $169 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Welaka Hotel Welaka
Welaka Lodge And Resort
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“Don't think there's a bad cabin or trailer site in the place.”
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“The cabins are very well appointed with everything you need, just bring you and your food and few poles for fishing.”
Jaxfore, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I was told rooms facing river were the best, however ours was great. Would be great with kids in Spring or summer.”
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“Amazing cottage! Love #25 ”
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