A couple weekends ago Jason and I had the opportunity to have a quick little staycation at the Henderson Park Inn. We were barely away from home 24 hours but it was glorious!
The Henderson Park Inn is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Destin and overlooks nearly a mile of pristine, undeveloped beach. It is known as the most romantic hotel in Destin and one of the most romantic in the nation!
Henderson Park Inn is an all-inclusive New England style bed and breakfast and is only for adults. It is the most picturesque place to spend a few days with your sweetie. We lucked out and had perfect weather during our time at the Inn!
We arrived around 4:!5 on Friday afternoon and the front desk attendant alerted us that only few minutes remained of Happy Hour, so we high-tailed it to the tiki bar out back!
I could have stayed right there all day. Free drinks, incredible views, perfect gulf breeze…and we met this really nice couple from New England and chatted a good hour with them. I love making new friends on vacation.
We lucked out and were upgraded to a honeymoon suite. I loved the floor-to-ceiling drapes and how dark they made the place. Perfect sleeping conditions for a night away from kids!
The roses, wine, and chocolate were a nice touch, as well.
We had dinner plans off property with friends for Jason’s birthday, but I’m really wishing we had the chance to dine at the Inn’s signature restaurant, Beach Walk Cafe. We’ve been in the past and it was excellent! It’s Destin’s only fine-dining restaurant directly on the gulf and you do not have to be staying at the resort to have dinner.
Get a load of that view! (image source)
The Inn serves breakfast every morning complete with shrimp and grits, beautiful pastries, and made-to-order omelettes.
If you are staying two or more nights, the staff will prepare and pack a picnic lunch for you to grab for the beach. We missed out since we only stayed one night, but I love that extra touch!
The beach was absolute perfection and it’s quiet since the area is reserved for guests of the Inn.
We enjoyed a few peaceful, sun-soaked hours at the water’s edge before having to head back to the kiddos.
I cannot rave about the Henderson Park Inn enough! Even though we live 10 minutes away, it was the most relaxing and romantic getaway we’ve had in ages. I only wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back!
Henderson Park Inn
2700 Scenic Highway 98
Destin, FL 32541