What do you do after you've spent more than 3 years and over 100,000 miles of backroad traveling around North America? Traveling with the only goal being to find the coolest little towns and beautiful scenery our country has to offer?
For Cindy and I, your gracious hosts at the Low-Key Hideaway in historic Cedar Key, we decided to settle down in one of the funkiest little towns we found along our adventure.
We had visited Cedar Key multiple times during our journey, and each new town we'd visit around North America, we kept finding ourselves comparing it back to Cedar Key.
Building up to our 4th year on the road, we were running out of money and knew we needed to settle down and find work for awhile. This was when we found the Low-Key Hideaway Motel & RV. The Tiki Bar outback was just the icing on the cake.
We're now into our 4th year at the Low-Key Hideaway and love every aspect Cedar Key has to offer. We were named 'Business of the Year' for 2011 by the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce and have become the #1 Motel in Cedar Key on Trip Advisor. We love the local fisherman who are always offering their fresh catch to fill our plates, the generations of locals who make this town what it is with its rich history, and the amazing people who come visit on a non-stop basis.
We joke that you have to be an adventurous traveler to want to stray away from the norm of Disney and Strip Mall after Strip Mall that normal Florida has to offer and come visit Cedar Key to begin with.
Feel free to stop on by, check in to the quaint little motel, park your RV in one of our waterfront campsites, or just stop to say hello and pull up a stool at the Tiki Bar out back, the one we call 'The Hideaway'.
When we were in the early stages of talking about the Motel and RV
Resort, a good friend asked "What are you going to do with the place?
How are you going to fix it up and what style are you going to go with?"
My only answer to her was "What ever it is, it's going to be
very Low-Key and
very laid back"...Hence the Low-Key name.
If you've never been to Cedar Key, then you're in for a treat. Itís not the fancy, touristy, artsy, scene like you might find in so many other places in Florida that all seem to blend together. Nope, itís got a charm all its own. The same laid back atmosphere, and moving at the same slow pace it's had going since the mid-1500's when the Spanish first mapped the area.
Heck, the town is
so small it doesn't even have a stop light!
What ever you chose to do here, just make sure you know you're going to have a relaxing time with not too much in the way of development and that Rat Race we've left behind.