The presence of bald eagles along the shores of Lake Harris was totally unexpected. We must have seen 3 pair.Florida has the largest bald eagle population in the southeast, around 70%. Though the bald eagle has made a remarkable comeback in recent years, they are continuously threatened by rampant development, habitat loss, and pollution.They can...more
10400 County Road 48, , Howey in the Hills, Florid
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday - Saturday. Reservations recommended for dinner.Here's a sampling of the dinner entrees:Grilled Double Cut Pork Chops Pepper Seared File MignonJeff's Famous Baked Lasagna NapoliShrimp & Crab MornayRoasted Duck MelbaCreole JambalayaRibeye SteakSouthern Fried or Blackened CatfishAlso: Pizza or CalzoneAlcohol:You can...more
This little restaurant is in the center of town where the one traffic light exists. We decided to try it out after feeling sort of out of place at the Mission Inn that seemed to cater to groups and conferences. I was expecting a smoke filled bar but to my surprise it was a very crowded little family restaurant, the clientelle mostly older folks (ok...more
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By car is your best option, although expensive shuttle service is available from the airport. Howey is located approximately 35 minutes northwest of Orlando.
Directions from Orlando International Airport:
West on the Beeline to the Florida Turnpike. North on the turnpike to Route 27/19. Take route 19 north a couple of miles to Howey.
36 holes of championship golf is available at the Mission Inn. The courses are known to have numerous water hazards and elevation variances of 85' not so typical for the flat state of Florida. Every year the courses continue to win numerous awards. Many golf packages are available.
Basic Green Fees:
Las Colinas -
Jan 4 - Mar 31 $105
Apr 1 - June 15 $75
June 16 - Sept 7 $50
Sept 8 - Jan 3 $75
Jan 4 - Mar 31 $125
Apr 1 - June 15 $85
June 16 - Sept 7 $60
Sept 8 - Jan 3 $85
The Mission Inn. The views are gorgeous....worth stopping by for a visit or meal even if not golfing or staying at the resort.
Their lunch buffet (at La Hacienda) is pretty good, same view as shown. Hot buffet $11.00, cold buffet $6.95.
Fondest memory: There are a couple of resident gators which can be seen basking in the sun sometimes.