Hotels & Resorts — 26 September 2014
Historic Inn’s 101st Season Brings New Estate Homes for Guests

For more than a century, The Gasparilla Inn & Club has evoked the genteel experience of ‘Florida as it was meant to be’ through its superb amenities and timeless traditions. New for the National Historic Landmark’s 101st season, which debuts October 9th, is the addition of five estate homes. The expansive new accommodations will be available to guests starting spring of 2015. Additionally, The Inn is offering a variety of getaway packages, including the October Welcome Back and the Fall Bed & Breakfast escape.

“Many of our guests have been visiting The Inn for generations and use their vacation as a time to gather the whole family together,” said Jon Reecher, General Manager of The Gasparilla Inn & Club. “Our estate homes’ design will preserve the same ‘Old Florida’ charm found throughout The Inn. We’re excited to offer such a unique settling for families, friends as well as weddings and groups.”

Estate Home RenderingJust steps away from The Inn, the estate homes include both three and four bedroom options, and range from 2,300 to 3,850 square feet. The spacious homes feature kitchen, dining and living areas with an open layout – ideal for relaxing together – as well as amenities such as a washer and dryer, screened lanai and front porch.

Throughout its season The Inn is offering a breadth of getaway options, from spa to golf. One of the best deals of the season is the October Welcome Back package, which includes deluxe accommodations and access to The Inn’s private Beach Club. Available from Sunday to Thursday from October 9-31, 2014, Welcome Back package rates start at $200 per room, per night.

Best for couples seeking an escape at a leisurely pace is The Inn’s Fall Bed and Breakfast package. Enjoy deluxe accommodations as well as sumptuous breakfast for two in The Main Dining Room courtesy of Executive Chef Seth Shipley. Available from Sunday to Thursday during November and December 1-18, Bed & Breakfast package rates start at $250 per room, per night.

Gasparilla Golf Course ShotFavorite activities at The Inn include golfing on the pristine Pete Dye 18-hole championship course; sport-fishing with the full-service Inn Marina; tennis on seven Har-Tru courts; swimming in a large pool at the The Inn’s private Beach Club, croquet on USCA-certified lawns, the award-winning Gasparilla Inn Spa, and a fully-appointed fitness center. Gasparilla Inn Adventures offers bicycling, kayaking, golf carts and other recreational activities for all ages.

The Gasparilla Inn & Club has been a premier destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast since 1913. A member of Historic Hotels of America and listed on The National Register of Historic Places, this grand resort offers 142 accommodations in a pristine environment in the heart of Boca Grande, located on Gasparilla Island. Owned by the William Farish family, the resort has played host to many notables throughout its storied history, including Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison, Katharine Hepburn, the George H.W. Bush family, members of the DuPont family, and others. The Inn remains, as it always has, the center of village life on Gasparilla Island. The Gasparilla Inn & Club also offers separate golf and beach club memberships, as well as the hospitality of The Inn to evoke “Florida as it was meant to be.”

More Information…

The Inn’s getaway packages are based upon availability and single and double occupancy. Daily service charge and taxes are additional. Excludes holidays. For additional information or to make reservations, please visit www.gasparillainn.com or call 800.996.1913 or 941.964.4500. Become a fan on Facebook by visiting facebook.com/GasparillaInn.

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Text & images courtesy BTC Marketing for The Gasparilla Inn

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