Charming Rooms within Old Schoolhouse Surrounded by Nature
John James Audubon’s meticulous documentation of birds helped to carve out his standing as one of America’s foremost naturalists. Adventures Unlimited’s Schoolhouse Inn has a room named after Audubon, and it's fitting—the resort is tucked away from civilization amid towering oaks and pines peppered with birds’ nests in a state-protected forest. Adventures Unlimited is also a dedicated wilderness retreat, designed for guests looking to enjoy nature.
In addition to the Audubon quarters, the other rooms bear the names of famous American authors and naturalists as a tribute to the building’s past as a schoolhouse and its former pupils’ fondness for sleeping on top of books. Meanwhile, the William Faulkner room has one queen-size bed and a private screened porch, and the Dr. Seuss room features a queen-size bed and bunk beds.
All eight rooms share a similar design, from hardwood floors to high ceilings and antique furnishings, but four of the rooms feature seasonal gas fireplaces and lead out to a communal porch lined with wooden rocking chairs and porch swings.
Adventures Unlimited in Milton, FL: Ziplining and Kayaking Through State-Protected Forest
Adventures Unlimited lies just past the official boundary of the Blackwater River State Forest and takes advantage of its position by dedicating itself to outdoor excursions. In the five-hour Ultimate Zip Adventure conducted by Zip Adventures, groups of up to eight can soar up to 65 feet above Coldwater Creek's sugar-white sandbars and the surrounding forest. Along the way, 14 observation platforms overlook the verdant hills and streams. The trip culminates in a climb up a massive spiral staircase to the final launching pad, from which one can see Coldwater Creek meander through the forest, forming oxbow lakes and flawless cursive z’s.
As you zipline through the canopies, you might catch a glimpse of canoes and kayaks on Coldwater Creek. Adventures Unlimited coordinates kayak trips that take paddlers on 4- or 7-mile treks down the river. Fishing is also allowed in Coldwater Creek—home to largemouth bass, catfish, and pickerel—for those with valid Florida fishing licenses.
Between outdoor adventures, guests of the resort might want to venture to nearby Milton to eat or gather supplies.
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