A remodeled 1928 boardinghouse originally built for crews working on the Tamiami Trail, Ivey House (originally operated by Mr. and Mrs. Ivey) now fits adventurers on assorted budgets. One part is a friendly B&B bargain with shared baths and a cottage. The adjoining 18-room inn (opened in 2001) has private baths—plush by Everglades City standards. Most inn rooms surround the screen-enclosed pool and courtyard. Decor includes Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands photography.
The layout is designed to promote camaraderie, but there are secluded patios with chairs and tables for private moments. Free Wi-Fi is in the dining area, pool courtyard, and lodge area. Rates include breakfast. Guests are offered 20% discounts on canoe and kayak rentals and tours via Everglades Rentals & Eco Adventures.