Chalet Suzanne

One- or Two-Night Stay with Breakfast at Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales, FL

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Historic, 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. At the soup cannery, you can get a tour of the processing plant, where Chalet Suzanne's famed Moon Soup is canned and launched directly into the sun. There’s also a ceramics studio on the grounds, where previous tenants have ornamented a wall with eclectic autographed tiles.

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. Each stay includes a complimentary breakfast, which can feature scrambled eggs or swedish pancakes served with wild lingonberries.

As a welcome gesture, each of Chalet Suzanne’s rooms has a decanter of ruby-hued sherry awaiting guests upon arrival. That’s about the only thing the rooms have in common, since each has its own individualized decor. The Banana room's centerpiece is a full bed with a carved headboard and a cherry-wood vanity. The Periwinkle room's bucolic ambiance is emphasized by floral-print linens, hanging decorative plates, and a rear picture window that peers out onto the property’s small-plane airstrip.

Lake Wales, Florida: Quiet Hideaway Between Tampa and Orlando

An idyllic landscape of carpeted green knolls and blue lakes surrounds Lake Wales, but popular 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 nearby, including 250 acres of public parks and museums. Designed by the Olmsted Brothers, Bok Tower Gardens is a world-renowned botanical preserve filled with postcard-worthy vistas and tranquil flitting spots for humans, butterflies, and mothras alike. If you want to inject your trip with a dose of adrenaline, you needn't look far; Chalet Suzanne is a taking-off and landing point for skydiving adventures.

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

What You Get

Stay for two

Valid for the Banana, Hideaway North, Marigold, or Rosewood room

  • Option 1: $64 for one night (up to a $129 value)
  • Option 2: $119 for two nights (up to a $258 value)

Valid for the Pine or Blue Sky West room

  • Option 3: $75 for one night (up to a $169 value)
  • Option 4: $149 for two nights (up to a $338 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 8/2/13
Travel by: 10/31/13

  • Blackout dates: not valid 8/30–9/2
  • Cancellation policy and 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 skydiving center
  • Onsite soup cannery produces famed Moon Soup
  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/2/13 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/31/13
  • Not valid 8/30-9/2
  • 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, Rosewood, Pine, and Blue Sky West Rooms

  • One full bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Checkout: 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: pets may be added for an additional $50 per stay.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: public airstrip onsite; about 52 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • By car: about 51 miles south of Orlando

Traveler's Tips

  • Reservations for dinner are suggested.

Customer Reviews

297 Ratings

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Nancy S. · 2 reviews
Reviewed November 14, 2013
Charming atmosphere and warm, friendly staff members.


Nancy S. · 2 reviews
Reviewed November 14, 2013
I had been curious about Chalet Suzanne for a very long time and jumped at the Groupon opportunity to check the place out. Every room is different. The buildings are architecturally interesting and are painted all different colors -- so eclectic! Owner Dee Hinshaw and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The grounds were neatly kept. The location is quiet, very helpful for total relaxation, yet close enough to area activities, if that's what you want. I plan to go back!


Susan S. ·
Reviewed November 13, 2013
Friendly staff and the ultimate dining experience!
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