The only pet friendly hotel in the Everglades

One and Two Bedroom Villas in Everglades City


River Wilderness Waterfront Villas offer complete accommodations in apartment living within the vast wilderness beauty of Florida's Everglades. Our screened in porches over look Lake Placid, a peaceful body of water. All our villas are waterfront in Everglades City. The screens are a great protection from insects and bugs.  You may see an occasional boater, bird, manatee or even a dolphin going by. Each villa has a complete and fully equipped  kitchen, a sofa couch for that unexpected friend and a shaded parking place for your car or boat.

Located in the middle of National and State Parks, River Wilderness Waterfront one and two bedroom villas in Everglades City, is perfect for staying in the Everglades . Our villas yet somewhat dated are cozy and clean.  Come and visit us for that old Florida experience.  We are a pet friendly hotel.


One Bedroom Villa

Our spacious  one bedroom , one bath villas have a queen bed in the bedroom and a queen sofa couch in the living room.  They all have a screened in porch overlooking Lake Placid.

A two bedroom villa with a screened in porch.

Two Bedroom Villa

Perfect for a family vacation or a group of friends. Our two bedroom  two bathroom villas have a queen bed in the master bedroom and two twin beds in the second bedroom.  The living room also has  a queen sofa couch. The view from the screened in porch is fabulous. A great place to get away and enjoy nature.


Swimming Pool

Enjoy our swimming pool after a long day fishing or exploring the everglades.

Dock Space and Boat Ramp

While you are staying at River Wilderness you can access our free boat ramp and dock space for unloading and loading your boat.


If you do not have your own boat to explore the 10,000 Islands and mangroves, feel free to use one of our complimentary canoes.

Fully Equipped Kitchens

Whether you are staying one night or several nights, you do not have to eat out every meal.  Each villa comes with a fully equipped kitchen, with a full size refrigerator and stove.  

Guest Laundry

If you travel light and need to wash a load of clothes, our guest laundry is open 24/7.  

Free Wi-Fi

Even in the wilderness of the Everglades, you can stay connected to family, friends and work if you desire through our secure internet connection.

We Welcome Your Fur Babies

With prior approval, you can bring your pets to stay with us at River Wilderness.  There is an additional per night fee.  Your pet's behavior and messes will be your responsibility.  With all of that said, please give us a call during business hours (Monday - Saturday Noon until 6pm) for the prior approval. 239-695-4499.

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