Looking for an unforgettable yet affordable autumn getaway? If you enjoy pristine beaches, birding, boating and fabulous fishing, Carrabelle, Florida is the perfect fall vacation spot. This picturesque coastal community is every outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.
Known as the Panhandle’s Gateway to the Gulf, Carrabelle is a laid-back and friendly town with tons of fun things to see and do. In addition to heaps of outdoor activities, the area is home to an assortment of restaurants, shops and museums. This quiet beach community is a dream destination for empty nesters, snow birds, couples, families and everyone in between.
In Carrabelle, you’ll discover an array of accommodations, including historical hotels, a luxury golf resort, upscale RV parks and waterfront rentals. Even better? In the calmer fall months, there are incredible deals and discounts on local lodging.
Keep reading to learn about the best places to stay in charming Carrabelle.
Comfy Condos & Vacation Rentals
Visitors can choose from a variety of vacation rentals in Carrabelle. Whether you plan to stay for a weekend, a week or a month, Sandy Beach Properties offers more than 30 vacation rentals with something for everyone—ranging from one-bedroom riverfront condos to beachfront homes to adorable cottages.
Want to fit in a few rounds of golf during your visit? Check out the accommodations at The St. James Bay Golf Club. This club features a world-class, 18-hole, par 72 championship course surrounded by 90 acres of natural beauty. The St. James Bay Golf Club offers two lodging options: convenient clubhouse Villas and luxury two or three-bedroom condominiums at the Residences. A beautiful bayside community, the Residences includes a wonderful Recreational Facility complete with a fishing pier, playground, picnic pavilions and bay access. To top it off, the club offers Stay & Play packages, including accommodations at The Residences plus unlimited rounds of golf.
Historical Hotels & Inviting Inns
If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, check out the Old Carrabelle Hotel. Located in the heart of Carrabelle, this circa 1900 pet-friendly hotel features five themed rooms, each with a private bath. The property’s private Key West-style courtyard and wraparound verandas are the highlight of this delightful hotel.
For stunning water views, look no further than The Moorings. Each of the property’s hotel rooms has a view of the marina, and condo units feature full-size kitchens. Want to bring your boat or four-legged friend along with you? You’re in luck! The Moorings provides a complimentary boat slip with a hotel room or condo unit rental, and pets are welcome with a small deposit.
Last but not least, there’s the Franklin Inn. This brand new, pet-friendly property offers 30 rooms with an option of one king or two queen size beds. The Franklin Inn is conveniently located just down the street from a free boat launch and only three blocks from a number of marinas.
Relaxing RV Parks & Resorts
Carrabelle is home to a handful of campgrounds, including the dog-friendly Ho-Hum RV Park on Highway 98 East. At Ho-Hum, you can park your RV directly on the beach and watch dolphins play in the Gulf. All sites are within 250 feet of the water! Offering free Wi-Fi and cable TV, this park is also big rig-friendly.
Located on Timber Island in Carrabelle, Sunset Isle RV & Yacht is another pet-friendly campground, featuring a swimming pool, screened area for lounging and cooking, Wi-Fi and single use restrooms with showers. The park is right next door to a public boat ramp, fishing pier, full-service marina and Fish Camp restaurant. Every rental includes the use of an onsite boat slip.
No RV? No problem! Carrabelle Beach RV Resort offers a diversity of dog-friendly lodging options, from Cozy Cabins and RV Sites to Resort Cottages and an Oceanview Loft. Featuring lush, natural landscaping, a large swimming pool, a beautiful clubhouse, a fenced dog run and tons of nearby attractions and activities, this RV Resort is camping at its finest.