About this listing
The Old Carrabelle Hotel is a completely renovated historic home one block from scenic Carrabelle Harbor. Decorated in airy "Key West" style, it features over 120 feet of outdoor verandas with views, is within easy walking distance to all harbor activities and five minutes from the beach. Sea birds, dolphins and other wildlife add natural interest to this breathtakingly beautiful area. (Important note: the $67 rate shown is our lowest room rate without tax. Range is up to $107 plus tax)
The picturesque village of Carrabelle lies approximately one hour southwest of Tallahassee. Our completely renovated 120-year old home is near the center of this gentle coastal town, only a block from the harbor.
Start your day with a made-to-order restaurant breakfast at Carrabelle beach, then to eco-exploration of water and forest. Many outdoor activities abound: from sportfishing, sailing and island-hopping to soaking up abundant sunshine on our sugar-sand beaches or paddling along a quiet river, there is something memorable for all on the lovely Forgotten Coast.
Like golf? St. James Bay is a PGA-caliber Audobon-certified public course, minutes from the Hotel. Like seafood? Every restaurant in town and within a short drive in both directions features seafood as well as other choices. Like chilling? That's what we do best!
Rich warm tones invite you to adventure travel with "Papa" to distant shores. African tribal masks peek through the jungle palms while a mosquito netting canopy accents the queen bed. In your private bi-level bathroom, an unearthed fireplace awaits.
Rates: $ 97/87- depends on season*
The Hotel is really an old 5-bedroom house, with wraparound porches on 2 levels, an open courtyard and covered cabana deck with wet bar and BBQ grill. Of course, the first floor rooms: Monkey Bar, living and dining room are available -- many guests like to set up the old laptop or tablet (or whatever you call it this week) on the dining room table in peace and quiet and nice south light.
Interaction with Guests
Hopefully you will like the fact that we don't feel that we have to become your new "best friends". We are here to provide you a comfortable, relaxing squeaky-clean stay in a beautiful coastal environment. We are available if you need anything.
Although we laughingly call our location "downtown", we are a block away from coastal Highway 98 which runs along the harbor. All shops in the downtown area are within a 2-block walk.
We have good sidewalk coverage of nearby places, and the Hotel is right on the best health walk-along-the-harbor route in town. All parking is free, and the new city parking lot (lights on all night) is right across the street. And don't forget--no traffic lights within 27 miles!
The Hotel is a circa 1900 building, built well but to old standards. No insulation, for instance, so we ask that all guests follow reasonable noise control practices.
All systems are 21st century, so your stay will be comfortable.
We discourage children under 12, because there are no special activity areas for them, and we are not child-proof.
A dog is welcome, but not his fleas, climbing on furniture or barking.
We enjoyed our 4 night stay in the Hemingway room at The Old Carrabelle Hotel. We appreciated Skip & Kathy's attention to detail and communication - the check in process was simple- instructions left in the mailbox so you can access your room without alot of fanfare. We loved the laid back, relaxing atmosphere of the inn and appreciated the labor of love it required of our hosts to bring the inn back to life. We enjoyed having a drink on the porch with fellow guests while live music (email hidden) across Rte 98...& walking to the Carrabelle Junction up the street for breakfast- included with our stay. The "Ultimate Bagel" is a breakfast sandwich to be reckoned with! Loved it! Hope to make it back to this lovely corner of the world someday.
The guest rooms are located on the second floor of the lovely Old Carrabelle Hotel. Our room was clean and quite comfortable. Although we woke too late to enjoy the coffee (gone by 7:30), Skip and Kathy provided a voucher that can be used for breakfast at local restaurants. Carrabelle is a friendly community and a great place to stay while exploring the parks and beaches in the area.
We really enjoyed the atmosphere, especially sitting on the porch. It is a unique restored hotel. Skip was very hospitable. The town was really a gem, real old Florida and the people in the town were very friendly. We especially liked the restaurant Two Brothers.
Had a great stay at the Carabelle Hotel. Skip was wonderful, and didn't care that I called within hours of requesting the room to confirm because it was so last minute. He was super helpful about the local area, made us feel right at home, and even made sure he called right away when we forgot something. He was fine with having a large dog as long as he slept on the floor. Fantastic visit to Carabelle!
Skip was an excellent host. Everything was where he said it would be. We had a comfy room with a large bath area. We were just a couple of blocks from all the "action" in Carrabelle. Good food, good spirits.
It was fun to stay in an old hotel that had been around since the '40s. They have done a great job with the place. Thanks Skip!
FYI, we've been thinking about an idea WE had recently: a hose on the porch to rinse off sand from our sugar-white sand beach. There is a spigot already at the corner of the porch, it's just a matter of concocting a user-friendly system to make it available without having to step down into the garden. Thanks for the idea!
I enjoyed the night and morning in the charming, comfortable inn. It's a treat to experience the ambiance inside and the beautiful view from the veranda.
The old hotel inCarabelle was a very nice place to stay. Everything was clean and neat. The hosts had helpful brochures. The room was warm and inviting.
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About the Host, Skip 'N Kathy
Innkeepers: one Realtor and one Remodeler.
We instituted and maintain the Key West style of the Hotel because we loved the old tropical "Wild West" ambience of the island, its architecture, landscaping and its casual atmosphere. And Carrabelle these days has much of that flavor, at a much lower price.
If you like casual and natural, this may be your favorite spot!