The Nest on Lake Weir - Belleview, FL

2-Night Stay with Boat Rental at The Nest on Lake Weir in Greater Orlando

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Hotel at a Glance: The Nest on Lake Weir<p>

In the 1940s, a wealthy horse breeder built his “summer dream home” on Florida’s Lake Weir, incorporating cypress wood, lighting from a dismantled ship, and fireplaces made of native stone. Several decades and a few owners later, the estate—now a small inn made up of several cottages—still has a country charm to it. Cottage guest rooms have a shabby-chic aesthetic, with weathered-wood furnishings, frilly linens, and a shared lakefront deck. Guests spend their days swimming, kayaking, fishing, and boating, and at night, gather on the beach for cookouts and bonfires.<p>

  • Boat party: This Getaway includes a 2-hour pontoon rental for up to 10 people
  • What’s cookin’?: There’s a grilling area onsite, and some rooms feature kitchens with microwaves and refrigerators
  • A private dock is onsite at the inn
  • Enjoy a seafood feast at local joint Gator Joe’s, which has fried alligator tail and peel and eat shrimp
  • Sand ‘n sun gear: beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels are all provided by the inn
  • Horse country: The neighboring town of Ocala is known for its historical horse farms and international polo matches

Lake Weir, Florida: Residential Boating Town with Scenic Back Roads

Shady oak trees and Spanish moss line the city of Ocklawaha, a quiet boating community set on the banks of Lake Weir about 1.5 hours from Orlando. Residents and a handful of visitors flock to the 5,000-acre lake year-round to swim, sail, kayak, and fish. There’s beautiful scenery away from the water, too— people often take their motorcycles and vintage cars on a cruise through the scenic back roads, and or take their RVs to set up camp in the surrounding woodlands.

Twenty-five miles north in central Florida’s “Horse Country” is the Ocala National Forest, which encompasses 383,000 acres of lakes, rivers, and hiking trails. You’re also a short drive from Gainsville, home to the University of Florida Gators and its nearly 50,000 students.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two in a king bed room

  • Option 1: $209, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $368 value)
  • Option 2: $255, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday (up to a $408 value)

Two-night stay for two in a queen bed room

  • Option 3: $259, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $468 value)
  • Option 4: $305, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday (up to a $508 value)

Included in all options:

  • $10 dining credit to Gator Joe’s
  • Two-hour 10-passenger pontoon boat rental (gas not included)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 9/27/13
Travel by: 11/27/13

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 8/30-9/2, 10/4-10/5,10/18-10/19, 10/25-10/26, and 11/1-11/2.
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 72-hour cancellation required
  • Taxes: 2% Marion county tax plus 6% sales tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Complimentary kayaks
  • White sand beach
  • Gas firepit on the beach
  • Lakefront deck
  • Complimentary chairs with umbrella and beach towels
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/27/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 11/27/13
  • Not valid 8/30-9/2, 10/4-10/5,10/18-10/19, 10/25-10/26, and 11/1-11/2
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • Reservations must be made online
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Gas not included with boat rental
  • 8% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

King Bed Room (Rooms 1–3)

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: N/A

Queen Bed Room (Rooms 5–6)

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: N/A

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: not available
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 69 miles from Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB); about 72 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO); about 24 miles from Ocala International Airport (OCF)
  • By car: about 66 miles northwest of Orlando

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