Eagle Cottages at Gulf State Park: The Experience

Located in Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States

Ride a complimentary lodge bicycle along winding paths through sunlit pine savannas and lush saltmarshes.

Explore sweeping, sugar-white beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, home to a high concentration of biodiversity.

Swim, kayak, paddleboard, and fish in the sparkling waters of Lake Shelby, located just steps from your front door.

From the first sunset to the last sea breeze, a stay at Eagle Cottages is a thorough lesson in essential Gulf Shore skills: porch-swinging, wave-jumping, bird-watching, campfire-singing, kayak-paddling, and much more. With over 6,000 acres and nine distinct ecosystems to explore, the opportunities for adventure in Gulf State Park feel endless. Stroll the beach after dark, spotting ghost crabs and nesting seas turtles; and cycle past tidal lagoons where alligators bask in the sun. Take a history walk to learn about the indigenous tribes that first carved canals between the lakes and the fur-trappers and adventurers who sought shelter in Mobile Bay. After a day of exploring pine-shadowed trails and shell-strewn beaches, enjoy a sundowner on the porch or an evening stroll along the sparkling lakeshore.

Things to Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Bird-watching
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, and Stand-up Paddleboarding
  • Swimming and Beachcombing
  • Sustainability Tour
  • Art Center Tour
  • Cultural Heritage Tour
  • Excursions to Mobile Bay and Dauphin Island

Food and Drink

At the lodge’s restaurant, southern cooking meets sustainability in a sleek farm-to-table setting tucked in the shade of towering oak and pine trees. Dishes are crafted from locally sourced produce and seafood fished straight from the gulf, served in the cheery dining room or outside on the sun-dappled terrace. For a more intimate experience, opt for a private meal in your cottage, from breakfast in bed to dinner on the deck and s’mores around the campfire. If you’re planning a wilderness adventure for the day, pick up a gourmet backpack picnic to carry with you into the woods.

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