All of the rooms and suites at The Lodge at Gulf State Park bring the outdoors in by providing guests views of either the Gulf of Mexico or Lake Shelby/Gulf State Park. Most rooms have balconies, and all rooms have a window that opens slightly to allow the gulf breezes into the room, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind. Choosing this option means you have the amenities conference attendees are most often in need of while sacrificing nothing when it comes to seeking comfort and relaxation.
Are you looking to get more in tune with nature? Located 1.5 miles from the white-sand beaches, Gulf State Park Campground offers 496 full hookup campsites with paved pads as well as 11 primitive sites. The Cabins at Gulf State Park offers guests the opportunity to disconnect with a variety of rustic accommodations and a view of Lake Shelby. Many meeting attendees are opting for the “non-traditional” lodging option these days as a way to mix business with pleasure!
Nothing says “clearing your mind” like a quiet sunrise kayak down the bay or a nice evening walk down the paved trail system throughout the park with distances for anyone’s comfort and ability level. After a packed day of conference activities, you’re guaranteed to feel refreshed and rejuvenated after some time by the water. Other activities include fishing on Lake Shelby or the Gulf State Park Fishing & Education Pier, biking or hiking along the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail, or relaxing with a good book on the beach!
The best way to top off a solo trip is to treat yourself to delicious food and drinks! Take advantage of these dining opportunities during conference off-time. Nestled within Gulf State Park is Woodside Restaurant, a relaxing eatery with a variety of creative Southern-style dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Overlooking the sugar-white sand beaches and pristine Gulf waters, Perch is The Lodge at Gulf State Park’s very own fine dining experience. Perch’s patio deck features two fire pits, gorgeous outdoor seating and amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico - the perfect place to end a relaxing day with a glass of wine.