Completely unique and amazing experience that delighted our whole family from start to finish. All seven of us! None of us were ready to go home after being so thoroughly welcomed, cared for, and spoiled by Ron and Kathryn. They are so kind and genuine in doing all they can to make your stay more than a vacation. Traveling with 5 daughters ranging in ages from 3 and 9 can be a challenge, but staying in the fully furnished Guest House felt just like home and made it so much easier. I was able to buy groceries and cook seamlessly in the fully stocked kitchen. But don't pass on Kathryn's breakfasts!!! They are freshly prepared at any time you request each day, and she discusses the delicious menu options with you beforehand along with a buffet spread of delicious extras to be sure everyone was happy and bellies were full. We all loved the little adventure with Ron on his boat down the river showing us the local wildlife and telling us stories about the area. It was also nice to have a friendly local to ask questions to help guide us to our destinations and activities. Chatting with Ron and Kathryn about their own lives and adventures and playing with their dogs Grace and Annie was equally entertaining. The pictures do not do this place justice. It is just what beautifully decorated and cozy on the inside and beautifully landscaped around the property. Perfect for those that appreciate nature and wanna get away from it all. We're already talking about coming back.
My friends and I had a wonderful time there. It was great to kayak and to go on a boat ride. We had the best time. Ron and Katheryn are very warm and helpful people!
It was our 32nd anniversary and what a treat a slice of paradise next to the river. Ron and Kathryn Hardy are very nice people who run the Choctaw Lodge. The main Lodge is the Gathering for the delicious breakfast Katheryn is an amazing cook. Her bread pudding ,cheese grits, quiche and cheesy potatoes and much more are to die for. There's an amazing array of fresh fruit and juices and coffee for your breakfast pleasures. Ron took us on an amazing River Ride on his Carolina Skiff great place for pictures and looking at nature. They have the guest house which we stayed in which the decor is beautiful overlooking the river we didn't want to leave. They also have a boat house that they rent out also. My husband loves to build a fire and they have fire pit next to the river that you can enjoy. They also do weddings there which I've seen the pictures and they're beautiful. I've actually thought about my daughter's wedding being there in the future. I highly recommend you make a stop out of your busy day life to spend some time here you will not regret it. Make sure to say hi to Annie and Gracie their sweet dogs.If your willing Annie is a great fresbie partner. If you need the city life of Destin but you want a quite place to relax this is a place for you. 5 stars to Ron and Kathryn.
I Must start this review by saying the place is awesome!! the owners, wonderful people! their dogs are just as nice. the breakfast every morning served up whatever time you wish was also done very nicely food was prepared fresh every morning and was not just your everyday breakfast either! something really good and different each day. deep in the woods quiet! but yet you can be on Panama City beach in 18 minute drive. which I did every night for dinner. Sandbar Restaurant is super....
I took my two girls there for spring break and we all had a unforgettable Vacation. Ron took us on a very information filled boat ride to the springs which we all Loved. I can only hope you take my word for it stay here instead of the beach and just drive to the beach and drive back to Paradise you wont regret it!!!. I just want to say Kathryn's cooking is awesome! Ron is one Lucky Guy! she was very nice too. treated me and my girls like we were family. nice
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