Unpack. Unplug. Unwind. Feel like you’re living in a National Park.
Welcome to the Lodge at Wood Duck Crossing directly on Florida's awe-inspiring Rainbow River.
Nestled in a two-acre grove of pines, cypress and majestic oaks, this recently remodeled and redecorated four bedroom, two bath lodge sits on a gently-sloping knoll overlooking the pristine, spring-fed waters of the Rainbow River, a hidden treasure designated as a Florida Outstanding Waterway and Aquatic Preserve. The original owner selected the property over 40 years ago as among the most picturesque on the Rainbow, offering a sweeping view of the riverfront. Little has changed today.
Acquired by its current owners in late 2010, the lodge underwent an extensive remodeling, updating and refurnishing in 2011. Both baths were completely replaced, and the large kitchen was redesigned and updated. It features a large breakfast bar with seating for four, a walk-in pantry, and is accessorized with just about anything you might need to create a tasty family meal.
The great room and adjoining dining area features a vaulted ceiling, with new laminate flooring, carpets and furnishings. Both areas connect to a spacious wrap-around outside deck area through sliding glass doors offering sweeping views of the gently-rolling property down to the riverfront. The great room includes an entertainment center for your enjoyment once the sun sets on the river. You’ll discover 150 channels of DirecTV on a 37” flat screen TV, an integrated 100 watt stereo system with iPod/iTouch connectivity, plus a DVD/CD player.
The ground floor also features the master suite and an adjoining full bath. Just outside the back door you’ll find a roomy two-car carport flanked by the utility room housing all of your water toys, plus a full-sized washer & dryer. Just around the corner: a brand new private, outdoor garden rainshower.
Head upstairs and you'll find three additional bedrooms – each with expansive river views -- plus another full-size bath with a large cultured marble shower. All of the bedrooms feature brand-new, top-of-line bedding sets; three have queens, the other with two twins.
Do as much as you want.
Love wilderness and water? Then welcome to paradise. Enjoy kayaking, tubing, birding, swimming, hiking, snorkeling, diving and exploring … all in your own backyard with all of your gear included! The quaint Dunnellon area also offers amazing fishing opportunities, dozens of world-class golf courses within minutes, several of Florida’s most renowned state parks, and much, much more.
Wildlife abounds -- especially of the non-human variety. At Wood Duck Crossing you’ll not only discover our beloved namesake, but likely a playful family of otters who call the other side of our river home. Turtles, foxes, largemouth bass, and whitetail deer are easily discovered. And then there’s Dixie, our neighbor’s gentle, loveable black Lab. Dixie’s never met anyone she didn’t love.
Or do nothing at all.
Close to everything yet far from the madding crowd, Wood Duck Crossing is the perfect place for respite and retreat. Relax on the oversized deck – or perhaps stretch out and sway in our riverside hammock -- as you watch and listen to the Rainbow River flow gently by. Later settle in to an Adirondack next to a crackling fire in the dockside fire pit just around sunset. Whether you’re an artist, painter, writer, or just a dreamer, the natural beauty of the surroundings are sure to inspire.
No matter what your speed, and whether you stay with us for a long weekend, a week or even a month, we know you will fall in love with Wood Duck Crossing on the peaceful, pristine Rainbow River. Aren’t you ready to make your reservation?
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