Friday, December 19, 2014

A Tour of Cypress Trail

Cypress Trail


Our winter destination this year is a little different from the places we’ve spent the last two winters.

This is an ownership RV Resort, still under construction, in a prime location in SW Florida.  We’re in Ft. Myers, but away from the beach, closer to I-75, and just south of the Caloosahatchee River.





Driving into the entrance of the Resort, you get a definite feel for the atmosphere of the Resort.

Entrance at night

 When we first arrived, Bryce thought it was going to be too fancy for us, but now that we’ve settled in and met some people, we’re fitting in pretty well.

Driving in on the main road through the resort.

Cypress Trail Resort Circle

The area closest to the Clubhouse and the lake is the most developed, since that was the first phase to be completed. 


Most of the sites in this area have been sold already, and have their patios and landscaping completed.

Updated Sites

Millionaire Row











One side of the club House has the kitchen and dining rooms where all of the events are held, and the other side is the office and recreation areas, and the laundry.

Billiards Room

Card Room











Laundry 2

The walkway between the two sides of the clubhouse leads to the pool and patio.


The pool is one of the biggest we’ve ever seen at an RV Park!

Pool & Spa

Also around the Clubhouse are tennis and pickleball courts,


as well as shuffle board and bocci ball.










Our site is in the 2nd Phase of the development.  The sites here are all in, but only a few are sold.

Site 158

Most of these will be rented this season, in hopes that they will sell.  We even have a “model home” across from us!












New Palm Trees


Phase 3 extends our road along the west side of the lake, with 38 brand new sites.  The trees were just planted and sod laid, and they are just waiting on the utilities to be hooked up, and then they’ll be ready to rent.



The lake is really just a big pond, but it’s very pretty and draws in quite a few birds.  The anhinga (or maybe they are cormorants??) seem to like the fountain,


but they are going to have to find a new perch once it gets turned on!

There are multiple herons and egrets that search for food along the banks of the lake,

Little Blue Heron



and a couple of wood storks that come around pretty much every afternoon . . .

Wood Stork

but don’t always get along!  They were both here this afternoon, on opposite sides of the lake, until one chased the other away!


So, we’re settling in pretty well here . . .


it’s a nice, relaxing spot to spend the winter,

Relaxing on the lake











Royal Palm


and I think we’ll like it here!

Pineapple Palm Tree




  1. Yep, I think you have found a beautiful spot to spend the winter!!!

  2. Lovely and good find! Enjoy your winter.

  3. Looks like you are making yourselves comfortable for the season. In case we don't get the chance before the big day Merry Christmas and we're looking forward to visiting again this year.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  4. It looks beautiful and I'm feeling a bit jealous as I wait here in the Northeast for the winter to set in hard!

  5. Nice, I am making a note of this place for future winters!


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