Escape to Nature! Perfect for Weddings, Family Reunions and Corporate Retreats!
About Charles Frederick
Our family used to lease the land that is now the Peace River Valley Ranch for hunting back in the 40's and 50's. In the early 70's, we acquired title to the original 653 acres and have added adjacent parcels over the years, including an orange grove that abuts the property. We no longer hunt the Peace River Valley Ranch and now treat it as a game preserve and a private getaway for family and friends.
Charles Frederick purchased this House in 1972
Why Charles Frederick chose Wauchula
This is 'Old Florida' at its best. We live in Orlando and this is our escape when we need reminding of how Florida used to be. From the windmill to the lilly pond, the grass fed cows and our 'retired' horse and donkey, you will get a real ranch experience. The rest of the property is kept in as natural condition as possible to encourage wildlife and offers great opportunities for nature walks and photography.
What makes this House unique
Where else are you going to find a property offering over 700 private acres of land and a mile of riverfront to explore? Perfect for several families, reunions or corporate retreats, with a large event area with seven picnic tables under a tin-roofed pavilion.
No tobacco inside.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome. No Pet Fee!
Do not move furniture around. It scratches the floors.
Do not move any furnishings from one building to another.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Our second family stay and everyone loved it!
Our extended family has stayed twice at Peace River for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is ample room for everyone and yet, on 700 acres, no-one feels cramped. ;) With the trails, canoe/kayaks, gun range, game room, fire pit, and "Jurassic Park" vibe there was a little something for everyone to do each day, or to just "do nothing" and enjoying wildlife watching & each other's company on the porch. The post-storm cabin and kitchen updates are on point. The cabin has a honeymoon getaway feel, while the main house kitchen is snappy -- allowing for many cooks, as well as a leisurely buffet/snacking set up that easily accommodates a crowd. The lodge was perfect for the "kids" (young adults) for some fun & privacy, with the laundry available as a nice perk.
Thank you for the hospitality -- Cheers!
So many things to do and the property is beautiful. Any time I contact the owner, he immediately gets back to me and is always positive and helpful. Love this place!!!
Great for families
Could not have asked for a better family trip. There was so much to do for everyone. The kids loved swimming in the river, fishing, kayaking, looking for shark teeth, and exploring the property. We rented a few golf carts from a nearby vendor who delivered them to the property, and it made things so easy to move between the houses and explore. The property is amazing. All the buildings are updated and the finishes are excellent. There wasn't anything we needed. The owner is very responsive to questions and very helpful. We'll be back!
best place ever
Want to thank the family again for sharing their paradise. We took our grandson there for his first time hunting shark teeth. Couldnt get him out of the river. Men caught snook (catch and release) and we all just soaked up the beauty of it all. Thanks so much.
Our 5th stay at Peace River Ranch
Our 5th and our best stay at the ranch. This property is so beautiful and a truly hidden gem! So many new updates and very luxurious. We loved all new mattresses. Kitchen in river house is top notch and has everything you can think of. Original cabin been completely redone and it’s incredible with the best most spacious shower I’ve ever seen! Great stay and looking forward to coming back :)
The real Florida is here. Excellent in all ways!
Our fifth stay at this beautiful property. The real Florida is here with excellent accommodations tucked into this environment ... our friends join us each year after we passed this property with our Troop in a canoe for over 20 years... the owners are to be commended for their stewardship and sharing of the piece of our wonder world.. thanks and many blessing to all..., Bennet and Nancy
The Peace River Valley Ranch is located about 60 minutes southwest of Walt Disney World, about 60 minutes from Tampa/St. Pete and less than one hour to Florida's world-class Gulfcoast Beaches (Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, etc.). With over 700 acres to explore, your privacy is assured, but we are only three miles from the town of Zolfo Springs and only five miles from the larger town of Wauchula where you can find grocery stores, restaurants, shops and medical services.