Wicker Inn

Address: 5581 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228       Reservations: 1-800-285-3481  Fax 941-383-9780

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Longboat Key is Rated No. 9 in Top U.S. Islands

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Conde Nast rated Longboat Key as the no. 9 best island in the US in their Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards. Longboat Key’s elegant and refined personality is what helped it get this ranking, as well as it’s hidden gems, such as Quick Point Nature Preserve. Only one other location in Florida made the list. You can read the full article here.


Mid-Summer Picnic

On Wednesday the Wicker Inn held a mid-summer picnic for all of our guests, including members of a 45-person family reunion. The pool-side gathering was the perfect way to celebrate the beautiful sunny days of summer. A great time was had by all!

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Sea Turtle Nests at Wicker Inn

It’s Sea Turtle season! There are currently three turtle nests on the Wicker Inn beach. Sea turtles are an endangered species and are highly protected on the Gulf Coast beaches. Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteers walk the beach daily to ensure the endangered species’ nests are undisturbed. It is important to remove all of your garbage and belongings and leave only your footprints behind. No flash photography is allowed. Also it is important to turn off or shield lights visible from the beach.

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Wedding preparations underway at Wicker Inn!

We hosted a spectacular May wedding with the ceremony on the beach and the reception following under a beautifully decorated white tent spanning the back parking lot of the Wicker Inn. There was a delicious catered dinner and dancing following . The bride and groom and wedding attendants where very happy with the outcome! Be sure to keep checking back for the actual wedding photos…


Longboat Key Chamber Event at Wicker Inn

On September 25th, Wicker Inn hosted the “Business After Hours” Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce event.  The gathering took place poolside with featured tours of the newly remodeled Bougainvillea guest cottage, Hibiscus and Orchid suites.  Catered by the Lazy Lobster of Longboat Key and attended by roughly 65 members and friends, the event was a great success!


4th of July Cookout

We had a poolside cookout to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th.  All of the Wicker Inn guests were in attendance and feasted on grilled hot dogs with all the trimmings, potato salad, crunchy cole slaw, chips, cookies and lemonade.  Please enjoy these photos from our fun-filled family picnic!


50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Wicker Inn

Ron and Jonnie S. Celebrated their 50th anniversary with a week long stay this past June at Wicker Inn.  This is their second year in a row  booking five guest suites for their entire family! They have already made their 2015 reservations, and we look forward to having this wonderful family join us again next summer.


Beautiful day at Wicker Inn

Ahhh!  So many improvements and upgrades here at Wicker Inn that it’s hard to know where to start.  The pool was resurfaced and tiled in December and is absolutely stunning.  The crystal blue pool water now matches the clear blue sky here on Longboat Key. Additionally, we have added new flat screen TV’s to all of the guest bedrooms in every suite.  A new white picket fence to replace the old one was put in just last week, and a new trellis added just yesterday to the front of the Magnolia/Primrose building.  We are debating on growing another purple Bougainvillea or a white Confederate Jasmine on this trellis. Any thoughts?  New shell borders have been placed as well as picnic tables, benches,  and barbecue side tables for each barbecue grill!  The landscaping is never ending, but always a show stopper!  Everyday we continue to greet those vacation seekers who love the charming curb appeal of Wicker Inn and want to make future plans for their perfect family getaway. As always, we would love to have you here with us!  Until next time…

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