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"Peachtree Cottage" - just one of the choices at Steinhatchee Landing Resort this winter "Peachtree Cottage" - just one of the choices at Steinhatchee Landing Resort this winter

Steinhatchee Landing Resort announces new winter angler packages - Big Bend Fishing, 50 Percent Accommodations Discount

WHO: Steinhatchee Landing Resort, a picturesque riverside retreat in North Central Florida, along with Captain Jim Henley and Saltwater Fish’n Charters

WHAT: Guests can enjoy a winter getaway to North Central Florida’s Big Bend area, known for its rich Gulf estuary and healthy fish population. As cooler months bring schools of trout and redfish to Steinhatchee’s grass flats, Steinhatchee Landing Resort is teaming up with one of the area’s most recognized guides, Captain Jim Henley with Saltwater Fish’n, to land two fishing packages perfect for the novice or experienced angler. The “Fishing the Flats” and “Reel‘em In” packages include a 50% discount on a four-night stay at Steinhatchee Landing Resort in one of their one- to four-bedroom cottages, and are available during the Christmas holiday. In addition, Captain Jim provides all the necessities for enjoying a day on the water, including ice, bait and tackle. And guests will experience some over-the-top conveniences, from dockside pickup service at Steinhatchee Landing to cleaning of the day’s catch and delivery of their fresh catch right to their cottage door. All of the Landing’s accommodations feature full kitchens, making food preparation quick and easy.

The Fishing the Flats Package starts from $630* for a one-bedroom Spice Cottage and includes:

· A four-night stay

· Daily continental breakfast

· Half-day Gulf charter (4 hours)

The Reel ‘Em In Package starts from $730* for a one-bedroom Spice Cottage and includes:

· A four-night stay

· Daily continental breakfast

· Full-day Gulf charter (8 hours)

WHEN: Through January 30, 2010

WHERE: A peaceful drive from any direction, Steinhatchee Landing Resort is just 75 miles west of Gainesville, and a less than a two-and-a-half hour drive from Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa Bay. Nearby airports include Gainesville Regional Airport, Tallahassee Regional Airport, Tampa International Airport, Jacksonville International Airport and Orlando International Airport.

HOW: To book these packages, call toll-free (800) 584-1709, (352) 498-3513 or visit www.SteinhatcheeLanding.com.

Must mention “Angler” when booking.

*Subject to availability. Some restrictions may apply. Savings will reflect on final bill at checkout. Pricing does not include sales taxes. If travel dates fall on a weekend then weekend pricing will be factored into rate discount. Fishing licenses are not required as all guests are covered under the Captain’s license. Guide gratuities not included in package price.

About Steinhatchee Landing Resort

Featuring 50 Victorian, Georgian and Florida Cracker-style cottages nestled among 35 acres of natural Florida landscape, Steinhatchee Landing Resort provides a unique vacation retreat for those wishing to truly get away from it all. The resort is situated on the banks of the beautiful Steinhatchee River, just three miles upstream from the Gulf of Mexico. Outdoor activity abounds with fishing (freshwater, saltwater and fly), paddling, croquet, cycling, and tennis. Property amenities include a 55-foot swimming pool, indoor swim spa and sauna, fitness center, more than 20 boat slips available for a nominal charge, and daily continental breakfast in the Welcome Center. Dancing Waters Chapel and elegant honeymoon cottages offer the perfect romantic destination wedding location.

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