Explore The Breathtaking Blackwater River

The Blackwater River near our Destin bed and breakfast

With flawless white sand bars and crystal clear water, the Blackwater River in Milton, Florida is truly one of a kind. The only pristine sand river left in the United States, this unique body of water was purchased by the State of Florida and named a State Forest. Visitors can explore this spectacular river with help from Blackwater Canoe Rental. Just an hour’s drive from our Destin bed and breakfast, this rental company offers full service kayak, canoe and tube trips down the scenic Blackwater River. Continue reading

The Fascinating History of the Camp Walton Schoolhouse

Historic schoolhouse near our bed and breakfast in DestinHow would you like a glimpse of what life in the Emerald Coast was like one hundred years ago? Originally built in 1911, the Camp Walton Schoolhouse is a well preserved window into the fascinating past of Fort Walton Beach. Located right around the corner from our bed and breakfast in Destin, the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum is an excellent historic attraction.    Continue reading

Get Into The Holiday Spirit With The Nutcracker

The balet near our Destin hotelThe Nutcracker might be the most popular ballet in the world. With an enchanting Christmas story and iconic music, this ballet has become synonymous with the holiday season. You can experience this celebrated show from November 23 – 24, when the Northwest Florida Ballet will perform The Nutcracker at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Located minutes away from our Destin hotel, this excellent ballet is guaranteed to put you in the Christmas spirit.   Continue reading

See Wild Dolphins in Destin Harbor

Dolphin cruise near our Destin bed and breakfastImagine that you are on a boat cruising through Destin, Florida’s emerald green waters, basking in the sunlight and taking in the sea air. Suddenly, the Captain makes a special announcement and the crew starts clapping and cheering. You peer over the side of the boat and feel an irresistible sense of excitement. Right before your eyes, you see a family of dolphins splashing and playing in the water. Continue reading

Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival Sizzles With Fun

Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival near our bed and breakfast in Destin

Author John Shelton Reed declared that “Southern barbecue is the closest thing we have in the U.S. to Europe’s wines or cheeses; drive a hundred miles and the barbecue changes.” If you are ready to try the Emerald Coast’s unique brand of barbecue, be sure to attend the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival in November. Located minutes away from our bed and breakfast in Destin, this annual event will feature live music, craft beer and world class barbecue. Continue reading

See Authentic Native American Dancing at the Intertribal Powwow

Intertribal dancing near our Destin hotel

While most people use the word powwow to refer to a meeting or conference, the phrase actually refers to a special gathering of Native American people. These festive events celebrate and honor Native American culture with singing, dancing, and socializing. Visitors to the Emerald Coast in early November will have the chance to see this unique celebration for themselves at the 26th Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow. Located minutes away from our Destin hotel, the Intertribal Powwow is a one of a kind festival with something for everyone. Continue reading