Best Places to Stay in the Everglades

By Jungle Erv June 6, 2018

Are you thinking about taking a trip to South Florida? If so, you may be wondering what the best places to stay in the Everglades are. Having been an Everglades swamp boat tour operator for quite a while, we know that what one person considers the best accommodation may not suit the tastes of another traveler.

Where to Stay in the Everglades

Fortunately, there are plenty of hotels in the Everglades that appeal to travelers with a broad range of needs and interests. Here are a few of the accommodations available in the Everglades and their proximity to Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours:

Everglades International Hotel

If you’re looking for a rather unconventional place to lay your head, you may want to consider staying at the Everglades International Hotel. Mostly a hostel with dorm-style rooms that can accommodate four to 10 people, this property also has a handful of private quarters and rooms in an adjacent cottage. The property has multiple common areas including a shared kitchen. If you want to sleep outdoors, you’re welcome to grab a spot in the private garden that’s onsite.

While a stay at the Everglades International Hotel might be fun if you’re traveling alone or with a close-knit group of friends, it’s a bit of a drive from Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours. The good news is that you’ll enjoy some fabulous views as you make the 82.8-mile drive from Everglades International Hotel to our location on Collier Avenue in Everglades City, FL.

Glades Haven Cozy Cabins

If you want to stay closer to our location, why not make a reservation with Glades Haven Cozy Cabins? The comfortable, easily accessible cabins on this property are the size of mobile homes, making them perfect for families, groups and senior citizens. No two units at Glades Haven Cozy Cabins are the same, meaning you’ll have a new experience every time you rent a different cabin at this property.

Glades Haven Cozy Cabins is located fewer than two miles away from Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours’ Collier Avenue launching point. If you don’t encounter traffic, you can reach our convenient location in less than two minutes by car.

Ivey House

Whether you’re traveling on a tight budget or you have some money to spend on upscale accommodations, Ivey House has a room you’ll love. Originally a boarding house built in 1928, Ivey House appeals to families, seniors, active singles and newlyweds.

One part of this property is a bed and breakfast that consists of a cottage and rooms with shared bathing areas. The adjacent inn has 18 rooms that have private baths. Most of the inn’s rooms are situated around the property’s screened-in pool and courtyard. Ivey House’s layout facilitates interaction between its guests, making the property ideal for get-togethers like reunions. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and breakfast is included in your rental fees.

Located at 107 Camellia Street East in Everglades City, FL, Ivey House is just 0.3 miles from our location on Collier Avenue.

Visit Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours

While you might not be sure where you’ll stay when you visit the Everglades, you should put visiting Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours at the top of your to-do list for when you arrive in South Florida. We offer fun-filled and educational airboat tours through the Everglades year-round and we host exciting wildlife safari tours in the Everglades through much of the dry season.

Our captains and guides are Everglades natives and many of them have served in the U.S. Coast Guard. This means they have the experience and training necessary to keep you safe during your Everglades adventure.

When you go on an airboat tour or safari with us, you’ll be invited to attend a free live alligator show and a complimentary tour of our mangrove boardwalk on the same day. While our swamp tours and wildlife safaris are already affordable, you can save even more by printing one of the coupons on our website and redeeming it when you purchase your tickets.

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A Letter From

Jungle Erv

Welcome to the
Florida Everglades!

I am Jungle Erv- son of the alligator man. My great-great-grandfather was a moonshiner and fisherman. My grandfather preached the Gospel to the Islanders. My mother traded deer meat with the Seminole Indians when she was a little girl. My father was the world famous alligator man. Why choose Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours? My grandchildren are 6th generation Gladesmen. Jungle Erv’s captains are all U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Get the BEST value with our FREE boardwalk and educational gator show. You do not need to sign a waiver to ride on Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours. Hope to see your smiling faces as we journey through the wild Everglades!