Chalet Suzanne

1-Night Stay at Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales, FL

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Historical, Eclectic Country Inn Renowned for Fine Dining

During the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, astronauts aboard the Endeavour ate a hearty soup with spinach, mushrooms, and 18 secret spices in zero gravity. It was Chalet Suzanne’s famous Romaine soup, a favorite of astronaut James B. Irwin, who had requested the soup to be freeze-dried so he could eat it on the mission. Irwin was one of many people to be enchanted by the food at Chalet Suzanne, a 1930s-era hotel renowned for its award-winning restaurant and onsite soup cannery.

Spread across 120 acres of central Florida real estate, Chalet Suzanne's grounds also hold a spa, pool, lake, and orange grove. You can even land on the property's small-plane airstrip.

The onsite restaurant's triple-caramelized grapefruit and famous lobster newburg have helped it earn Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Award so many times that the magazine inducted the upscale eatery into its Hall of Fame. You can get a taste of the resort's culinary delights during breakfast, which can feature scrambled eggs or swedish pancakes served with wild lingonberries, or stick around for dinner, when most diners dress formally.

Each of Chalet Suzanne’s 26 rooms has its own decor. The Banana room has a full bed with a scrolled headboard and a cherry-wood vanity, while the Marigold room allows sunlight to flood the room via skylight.

Lake Wales, Florida: Quiet Hideaway Between Tampa and Orlando

Idyllic landscapes with knolls and blue lakes surround Lake Wales. The Orlando theme parks, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico can all be reached by car in less than 90 minutes. There's a wealth of local attractions, including 250 acres of public parks and museums. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers, Bok Tower Gardens is a world-renowned botanical preserve filled with vistas and tranquil flitting spots for humans, butterflies, and mothras alike.

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What You Get

$59 for a 1-night stay for two in a Hideaway North, Banana, Marigold, or Rosewood room (up to a $129 value)

Included in option:

  • Groupon guests receive 10% off in the restaurant.

Policies and Fees

Book by: 7/11/14
Travel by: 10/31/14

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 10/10–10/20/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: No-shows will result in a fee up to the Groupon price; if cancelled within 14 days, a $25 rebooking fee applies for each night
  • Taxes: 12% tax not included

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


  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Onsite soup cannery produces famed Moon Soup
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/11/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/31/14
  • Not valid 10/10–10/20/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • No-shows will result in a fee up to the Groupon price; if cancelled within 14 days, a $25 rebooking fee applies for each night
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Hideaway North Room

  • One full bed and one day bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $12 per night for an additional guest; breakfast not included for additional guest

Banana, Marigold, and Rosewood Rooms

  • One full bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night; cribs also available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: $50 per stay
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: available for an additional cost, subject to availability, inquire at booking

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: public airstrip onsite; aside from that, there's Orlando International Airport (MCO; about 52 miles)
  • Driving distance from Orlando: about 51 miles

Customer Reviews

The history and the great collections. The food was excellent in a very scenic setting
Sandra S. · August 10, 2014
The atmosphere and food are incredible!
Matt B. · August 5, 2014
Food and service.
John-Edward A. · August 3, 2014
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