Retreats by the Lake on Tiger Lake in Lake Wales, Florida, is an idyllic setting for our herbal gathering, featuring a large lake, a private lagoon, and surrounded by state forest. The fifty-acre camp has shaded camping areas with scenic lake views. Conference registration includes primitive camping on-site.
Primitive Camping: Campers will appreciate the lush shade of the live oaks and the lakeside views of our camping areas. Camping spots are first come first serve. A common bathhouse and shower facility with men’s and women’s sides are located in each side of the campground, and is shared between campers and guests in cabins.
Separate Parking: Campers are required to park their vehicles in our designated parking area. The parking lot is a very short distance from the shaded campsites. You may consider a small wagon a helpful aid.
Indoor Lodging: Cabins at Retreats by the Lake will offer a comfortable place for you to call home for the weekend. Cabins range between 8 and 12 bunk beds with bare mattresses and access to a designated bathroom for each cabin – no more walking to bathhouses in the middle of the night!
Weekend price for a single bed in a shared cabin is $55. Participants who register for lodging as an individual will be placed in men’s and women’s cabins, respectively. We do not have co-ed cabins, and bedding is not provided. Please bring a sleeping bag (or bedding) and towels. You may also wish to bring items to decorate your bunk, ear plugs for sleeping, tapestries for creating privacy in your bunk, and similar items to make your feel at home. Each cabin is fully conditioned with AC, heater, and insulated windows for your comfort. Register for your cabin at this link.
Alternative lodging can be found off-site:
Holiday Inn Express, 2953 Ridge Way, Lake Wales, FL 33859 1.877.410.6667
Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Wales, 22900 US Highway 27, Lake Wales, FL 33859 863.734.3000
Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, 3200 River Ranch Boulevard, River Ranch, FL 33867 863.692.1321
Three Oaks Bed and Breakfast 33 North Lakeshore Blvd Lake Wales, Florida 33853 863.676.4470
A Prince Of Wales Motel 513 S Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 676-1249
Seminole Hotel 207 N 1st St, Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 676-9650
Royale Inn 19071 US-27, Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 676-7963 royaleinnlakewales.com/
Blue Star Lodge 18721 US-27, Lake Wales, FL 33853 (863) 676-6789 bluestarlodge.biz/
If you’d like to stay nearby with your family in an RV or camping, here are two nearby options:
Lake Rosalie Park and Campground
Lake Wales, FL 33898
Phone: (863) 679-4245
Family Tent Camping
14248 Camp Mack Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33898
Campfires: Campfires must be contained. No digging is allowed in the camping areas. Above-ground fire pits and grills are required. There is a community fire pit available and a drum circle fire pit.
Pets: Absolutely no pets are allowed at Retreats by the Lake, with the exception of service animals, which must have proper animal companion paperwork and wearing identification for entry. NO UNMARKED / UNREGISTERED SERVICE ANIMALS WILL BE ALLOWED ON SITE.
Security: Florida Herbal Conference and Retreats by the Lake are not responsible for lost, broken or stolen property.
Remember- as we enjoy the beauty of the forest, so too do we share it with our animal brothers and sisters. Insects are not uncommon, and food that is not properly stored in sealed, secure containers is a temptation for other critters. Follow good camping practices.
We thank you for cooperating and keeping Retreats by the Lake beautiful.