Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ranch Dressed

When I think of chic getaways, Central Florida does not immediately spring to mind. However, the Creek Ranch on Lake Hatchineha puts a Babe Paley-esque spin on the swampy south. Since the early 1960's, this 400 head cattle ranch has been in operation, but only recently has it become available for group rental. Anyone up for a blogger convention?

Among the accommodations is "Fanny's Room", named for Atlanta art supporter and local flea market founder, Fanny Floyd Cocke. Her family now runs the ranch and leads year-round outdoor activities for visitors including cattle driving, horseback riding, bird watching, fishing or just lounging in style. If you must, the theme parks of Orlando are also just an hour away.

There are too many fabulous images to try and post, so for a for a full gallery of accommodations, visit here. Happy trails!

Update: Thanks to a tipster, we learn this bedroom "wallpaper" is actually upholstered fabric, "Fretwork" by Michael Devine.

12 comments:

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Nice find! I like some of those wallpapers and that outdoor kitchen.

Meade Design Group said...

The wall paper is amazing! and the convention idea sounds really enticing.

the sweet life with olives said...

that looks so cool! you had me at the wallpaper. blogger convention in gorgeously hip florida getaway...? I'm in, seeing my hubby's face when I propose such an idea makes me laugh just thinking about it!

ALL THE BEST said...

I'll say it too...fabulous wallpaper!!

Style Court said...

Very cool about the Fanny connection!

LindsB said...

Count me in for a blogger convention- that place looks so relazing, I love the wallpaper!

Anonymous said...

.....the "wallpaper" in Fanny's room is really fabric on a padded wall. A real hidaway!!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks for the inside tip Anonymous!

Libby said...

LOVE the scale of that wallpaper...what an inspiration!

The Devine Life said...

Oh wow- That looks great- I never see it installed. Thanks for including the Fretwork image.
all the best Michael

The Devine Life said...

Oh wow- That looks great- I never see it installed. Thanks for including the Fretwork image.
all the best Michael

Jennifer Ramos said...

Oh so BEAUTIFUL..LOVE that wallpaper.
Jen Ramos
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