Old-Florida Resort Overlooking Lake Jackson
When self-made millionaire George Sebring founded the town of Sebring, Florida, in the early 1900s, he sought to create a utopian community soaked in sunshine and full of well-heeled, happy citizens. To help complete the vision, Sebring built the Kenilworth Lodge, an opulent Mediterranean Revival–style hotel. The lodge immediately became popular with wealthy travelers arriving on the new railway line to winter in Florida.
Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Kenilworth Lodge retains its old-fashioned vibe. You can focus on the simple pleasures here; feel free to kick back on one of the veranda’s rocking chairs and take in the view of Lake Jackson. Elsewhere on the property, you can play shuffleboard, unwind in a newly resurfaced, 80-foot outdoor heated pool, or learn how use pool cues as chopsticks in the classic billiards room. The onsite Cusworth Arms Pub & Wine Bar pours cold drafts of beer and hosts regular wine-tasting events.
Plush bedding and gilt frames can be found in each lodge room, located in the Kenilworth's main building. Each morning, you can head downstairs to take in the continental breakfast, which features coffee, waffles, donuts, and juice.
Sebring, Florida: Championship Golf Courses and National Parks
The town of Sebring is located in central Florida, along the shores of Lake Jackson and about 10 miles from Lake Placid. The area is a popular destination for golfers thanks to its year-round sunny weather and championship courses. With this deal, you can opt for a package that includes a round of golf at one of Kenilworth Lodge’s preferred courses in the area.
True to city planner George Sebring's vision, Sebring is a warm, inviting town, where families still gather on Lake Jackson to fish and go boating. There's an old-fashioned feel to many of the attractions here. At a nearby high-yield mining flume, adults and kids sift through buckets of silt for rubies and amethyst, and a nostalgic diner serves chocolate malts.
Two miles from the lodge lies one of the oldest parks in Florida—the Highlands Hammock State Park. Here, you can walk along an elevated boardwalk through an old-growth cypress swamp, where you can catch a glimpse of the undeveloped scenery that prevailed in the days before Florida was conquered by Mickey Mouse.
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