Guest Services has the privilege of operating in some of the country’s most spectacular National and State parks. Here, we offer world-class hospitality services, historic lodging options, and an abundance of amenities perfect for the modern adventurer.
Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as a Washington State icon. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy dormant volcano and ancient forest cloaks its lower slopes. The Guest Services operated National Park Inn and Paradise Inn are two of the premier lodging destinations for visiting this historic natural marvel.
Nestled deep in a mighty redwoods forest, Big Sur Lodge is well known for its striking beauty, dramatic vistas, and comfortable climates. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is often called “mini-Yosemite” for its natural splendors. Whether they enjoy a slow morning walk or prefer a vigorous hike through the numerous footpaths of this breathtaking 1,006-acre state park, guests are welcomed by some of the most scenic wonders our country has to offer.
The Stehekin Valley has long served as a passageway for travelers, linking the State of Washington’s interior wilderness to the rugged Cascade Mountains. The North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin offers a stress-free place with gorgeous landscapes and extraordinary seclusion. Connected to the outside world only by foot, boat, or plane, the simple Stehekin life is a much-needed respite from modern complexities.
Loxahatchee gives guests a wild adventure through stunning wilderness with unique fish, turtles, birds, frogs, and alligators. We currently offer canoes, sit-in single kayaks, Jon boats, and look forward to adding more such as tandem kayaks in the near future.
Our combination of small boat rentals, the Ten Thousand Islands Boat Tour, and the Night Sky Tour give guests several options for experiencing the magnificence of Florida’s subtropical wilderness. Whether you opt for a solo tour or join one of our guides, Everglades City is one of the premiere launch points for your Everglades adventure.
Located at the southernmost tip of the Florida peninsula, Flamingo provides beautiful campgrounds, an abundance of recreational activities, and phenomenal views. Visitors are delighted by the exotic wildlife and bird watching as well as a variety of our concession-operated services like houseboats, boat tours, innovative eco tents, small boat rentals, and much more.
This gorgeous spring is much more than a scenic area for canoeing and swimming; it also plays a vital role in the survival of one of Florida’s most adored residents – the manatee. In addition to the awesome sea-cow viewing experience, Blue Spring State Park features other sightseeing spots and crystal clear waters for swimmers, kayakers, and fishermen to enjoy.
Just a short paddle down the St Johns River from Blue Spring State Park, Hontoon Island features horseshoes, cycling, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing, as well as hiking, camping, picnicking, and nature viewing and photography. The island has pine flatwoods, palm and oak hammocks, bald cypress swamps, and marshes, and is surrounded by the St. Johns River, the Hontoon Dead River, and Snake Creek.
An elevated boardwalk, underwater fishbowl observatory, and 1.1-mile hiking trail give visitors three exceptional ways to experience Homosassa and its abundant wildlife. Our 15-min Boat Tour is another fan favorite and departs from the Visitor Center Boat Deck and makes its breezy way through Pepper Creek towards the West Entrance of the Park. Guests can also enjoy classic boating activities like kayaking and canoeing on the legendary Homosassa River.
With warm swimming water from the Gulf, spring-fed rivers, manatees, boat tours, and excellent fishing spots, there’s something for everyone at this beautiful Floridian destination. We currently offer small boat rentals as well as two cruises filled with fun facts about the plants, animals, and history of this gorgeous estuary.
The headspring of the Rainbow River originates in this beautiful 1,472-acre park and is one of Florida’s largest springs. Rich in natural beauty and cultural history, it is also a popular spot for swimmers, kayakers, tubers, and campers. The magnificent azaleas bloom in early spring, attracting visitors from around the country.
Since 1947, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has been dazzling visitors with its beautiful, mesmerizing mermaids who swim in its cool, crystal-clear waters. This legendary enchanted spring, the only one of its kind in the world, is one of Florida’s most unique roadside attractions. This amazing park also offers kayak rentals, paddling adventures, and riverboat cruises.
At the far south end of the long stretch of resort hotels and condominiums lining the white sands of Panama City Beach, St. Andrews State Park offers a surprisingly pristine slice of Florida coastline to beach lovers and outdoor adventurers. The Park offers boating, camping, swimming and watersports, fishing, hiking, and bird/wildlife watching. It is also the headquarters of the Shell Island Ferry, the safest, quickest, and easiest way to reach Shell Island.
Built in 1937, the Lodge is not only one of the most beautiful buildings of its period, but also one of the few where you can stay overnight. Located in the middle of Wakulla Springs State Park, the Lodge’s 27 rooms overlook one of the country’s largest springs. In addition to its excellent dining and historic lodging, there are plenty of recreation options like hiking, swimming, and boat tours.