HemingwayAerial of Carrabelle from the southeast. All water or forest!
Hemingway at The Old Carrabelle Hotel

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing


The space

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 $77 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 at a local restaurant, 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 length of stay

Guest access

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

PLEASE NOTE that with the number of rooms/cottage(s) we have, we can NOT keep up-to-date calendars on all OUR booking sites. So if you see a calendar here, DO NOT go by it! --thanks
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.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Potential for noise - Friday and Saturday nights feature live outdoor music on the harbor a block away.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

35 Reviews

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Brenda User Profile
May 2017
Lovely and decorative and perfect

Michael User Profile
April 2017
Our stay with Skip and Kathy was awesome. Unfortunately we could only spentone night, but it has been outstanding. We loved the key west atmosphere and the awesome decoration. Hope come back at some point :)

Mary User Profile
March 2017
This was a charming old Florida experience. The hotel is historic and has been updated for 21st century comfort. We would definitely recommend it!

Teresa User Profile
October 2016
This place was above outstanding. Clean and comfortable. I want to take my husband back to stay here. The history of the Inn was so cool and the decorating was beautiful.

Ali User Profile
July 2016
My husband and I had such a great time at the Old Carrabelle Hotel. Check in was so easy and included all the ins and outs of the hotel, which was very helpful. The room was exactly as pictured and actually even more spacious than we thought it would be! We enjoyed staying in the middle of the town of Carrabelle - it was easy to walk to restaurants, shops, and the to the riverfront. Lastly, one of my favorite things about this listing is that the hosts have gone to great lengths to have an eco friendly building and I really appreciate that. Great getaway!

Simon User Profile
June 2016
All I can say is 5 stars. This place has all the charm of old Florida and is a fantastic place to stay. Wife and I are already planning our next visit.

Bob User ProfileBob is a superhost.
May 2016
I had my second stay at the Inn and enjoyed the room immensely. Could not ask for a better experience. Thank you!

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Skip 'N Kathy User Profile

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!
NOW: please note that with the number of rooms/cottage(s) we have, we can NOT keep up-to-date calendars on all booking sites. So if you see a calendar, DO NOT go by it!

Response rate: 95%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.