by Beth Luberecki
Cabbage Key Inn sits on an island off the Southwest Florida coast that’s accessible only by boat or seaplane. The property offers rooms in its circa-1930s inn building as well as several charming cottages that are ideal for families. It’s about getting away from it all when you come to Cabbage Key. Cottages, for example, have basic TVs but no cable or satellite service. Wi-Fi is available at the inn’s restaurant, which serves up a cheeseburger that is rumored to be the inspiration for Jimmy Buffett’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Days here are spent reading, relaxing, exploring the island’s nature trails, and enjoying sunsets from atop a 1930s-era water tower.
Our Editor Loves
- Off-the-grid escape
- Historic inn and cottages
- Options for arranging charters/guides
- Water Sports
- Onsite Dining
We took a boat to the island for a day trip and had the famous burger in paradise! We had a delicious drink there and the burger lived up to the hype. We were on our honeymoon and our server Marcie gave us a slice of their key lime pie as celebration! Marcie was very nice and very accommodating! Overall we had a wonderful time!
We had a crazy table of 12 and she handled everything perfectly. Super service. Amazing food. This wasn’t her first rodeo! The staff here is top notch and we had an amazing boat ride out her with Captain John. The throwback jams were an great ride down memory lane.