Solitude and spectacular river sunsets, clean, comfortable, relaxed accommodation and a friendly atmosphere are what you can expect at Chaz Lodge. We're situated along a picturesque section of Florida's Chassahowitzka River, three miles downstream from the nearest road and within walking and boating distance to the 31,000 acre Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge.
Chaz Lodge has facilities to accommodate 50 guests during the day and 12 can stay overnight in our bunk rooms. We have plenty of space for socializing, whether in the living room, dining area, bar or on the large, spacious deck. Meals are prepared by gourmet cooks and hot showers, heating and air conditioning keeps everyone comfortable during their stay. Outside is a 25-yard shooting range and boat dock.
Now if these photos don't get you hungry, nothing will. During your stay at Chaz Lodge we don't skimp on the cooking and there are always plenty of delicious items on the menu. Every day starts with a hot breakfast and we pack lunch for you to take during your daily adventure. Dinner time is a multi-course treat. Start with an appetizer, next comes soup or salad, a main course of chicken, steak or seafood and a yummy dessert. The last night of your stay is always a fish fry and BBQ. We accommodate special diets. Ready to feast?
Slip into a kayak or canoe and go on an eco-adventure! The Chaz River has several tributaries which beg to be explored and a refreshing dip in freshwater springs prepares you for the next stop. Manatee, dolphin, deer, otter, alligators and hundreds of birds will keep you company during the trip. For those who would rather use horsepower to muscle power, we can set you up with rental jon boats, pontoons and skiffs of various sizes. Load the boat with family and friends and spend a day fishing or exploring the Nature Coast.