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“. . . a leader in the areas of quality and service.”

LODGING HOSPITALITY

 

About

Echoing Old World grandeur and romance, a distinctive Mediterranean-inspired architectural character is reflected throughout The Lodge’s ten seaside acres. A dramatic portico, beachside courtyard, wrought-iron lampposts, classic archways, Spanish tile roofing, ornamental turrets, awnings, trellises and balconies all combine to create the illusion of a romantic seaside European village.

Guests of this peaceful refuge, nestled atop a gentle cascade of sand dunes overlooking the blue Atlantic, appreciate the graceful service, elegant attitude and stylish comfort afforded by this premier oceanfront retreat.

  • 66 designer rooms and suites overlooking beach and ocean
  • Miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches to explore
  • Two heated swimming pools including a kids-themed pool and waterslide
  • State-of-the-art gym
  • On-site massage services
  • Golf, tennis, stables and luxury spa nearby
  • Nursery
  • Two restaurants and lounges
  • Daily afternoon high tea
  • Nearby shopping
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Meeting and banquet facilities
  • Valet parking in private garage

History

In 1940, Tommy Sabin, a New York banker and frequent Ponte Vedra Inn & Club guest, purchased 600 feet of oceanfront property from the Inn's parent company, Ponte Vedra Corporation. On this prime real estate, located 1.5 miles south of the Inn, Sabin built an independent seasonal hotel, The Innlet, which offered economical rates, 32 small but attractive guest rooms and an overall pleasing environment. Four years later, the hotel was sold to Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and began operating under Inn management. With its pleasant, casual atmosphere, The Innlet became a gathering place for the younger crowd. In 1947, 30 apartments are added. While ownership changed hands several times over the next two decades, The Innlet continued to be managed by Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, with guests enjoying access to the amenities of both hotels.

In 1969, hotel operations ceased when The Innlet was purchased by Land Corporation of America. The beachfront site remained vacant and in its natural, pristine state until 1989 when The Lodge & Bath Club, a luxurious, 66-room oceanfront hotel, opened. In 1997, Ponte Vedra Corporation purchased this property and changed its name to The Lodge & Club. As in previous decades, operations at the hotel were managed by Ponte Vedra Inn & Club with guests enjoying access to the amenities of both establishments. In recognition of The Lodge & Club’s superior quality, the property received both the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award and Mobil Four-Star Award in 2000.

In 2000, the Lodge began an extended phase of renovation and enhancement to add to its overall appeal that continues to present day. All rooms and suites, the lobby, indoor and outdoor dining spaces, banquet and meeting space, poolscapes and the fitness area were renovated and upgraded. A new portico entrance, children’s playground, oceanfront lawn and fire pit were added. The State of Florida recognized the Lodge with the prestigious Palm Award for voluntarily adopting a variety of green practices to reduce waste and conserve natural resources while the room renovations were recognized by the Florida Builder’s Association with its Award for Design Excellence.