Skip to main content
  1. Travel
  2. City Guides

Pine Lodge Bed & Breakfast - Inglis, Florida

See also

Looking for a real piece of “Old Florida?” Then head for Inglis, about 90 miles north of Tampa on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.

More Photos

The Pine Lodge Bed & Breakfast can offer you the flavor of past times in the Sunshine State, but with all the modern convenience. The main building was erected in the 1940s and has been a hostel since 1959. Prior to that it was reportedly operated as a brothel by three local sisters!

Back in the 1960s the lodge was discovered by the crew filming the Elvis Presley movie, Follow that Dream. Though the “King” didn’t stay there, he did drop in to visit at the lodge from time to time. In fact, the building is located on Follow That Dream Parkway that stretches from Inglis to Yankeetown.

Today the bed and breakfast is run by Sergio and Josi Soares. The couple met in their native Brazil two decades ago and eventually found their way to this overlooked corner of the Sunshine State. During that journey Josi honed her talent for the inn business at the Indigo Boutique Hotel in Chicago. Expect to find Old Florida hospitality here, but with a Brazilian flare! The breakfasts are based on recipes from her home country that are pleasing to the eye and even better when tasted.

Also, expect a friendly reception from the couple. You likely will feel like family before you leave. You might also ask Sergio for the story of his “phantom sailboat” that resides in the backyard. You won’t be disappointed if you do!

The Pine Lodge makes a great headquarters for exploring the Yankeetown and Inglis area. Whether it’s the freshwater fishing in the Withlacoochee River for largemouth bass, the saltwater action in the Gulf of Mexico, or a leisurely pedal along the Park to Park bike trail that passes in front of the lodge you won’t be disappointed. If you don’t have a bike with you, the lodge will loan you one for the pedaling venture.


Today's top buzz...

  • Logitech mouse
    Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX: Wireless mouse works on any surface including glass
    13 Photos
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger presents James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' premiere at Apollo Theater
    17 Photos
  • Springfield
    Springfield: There is plenty to see and experience in the capital of Illinois
    20 Photos
  • Murder charges
    Police have arrested suspects in two separate murders that happened in Atlanta
    5 Photos
  • Bikini body
    Get your bikini body while having fun outdoors this summer
    5 Photos
  • Robert Treman State Park
    Crave adventure? Swim under a waterfall at Robert Treman State Park
    15 Photos