We stayed in the cottage building which had a combo living area/kitchen, with a small fridge and a microwave, and a separate bedroom. Large windows looked out on the small marina, and we were steps away from a beautiful view of the sunset. The small pool was relaxing and quite warm to be “heated only by the sun.” We took long walks in the evenings (be sure to bring insect repellent) through the surrounding neighborhood and at the Calusa Heritage Trail across the street from the lodge.
The restaurant at the lodge was as wonderful as the accommodations. We ate three meals there and everything we tried was delicious from the salad with bronzed shrimp and goat cheese to fish tacos and crab cakes. Desserts are not to be missed. especially the made-in-house creme brulee and key lime pie. The service was exemplary and the restaurant manager was very hands-on, stopping by and asking diners about their experience. If you are looking for a relaxing, peaceful getaway in a pleasant environment with an “old Florida” feel, Tarpon Lodge fits the bill.