Homosassa Riverside Resort

November 25, 2008 by  
Filed under Hotels

The Homosassa Riverside Resort is situated on the banks of the Homosassa River. The resort is a great place to relax and have fun! There are endless activities such as river tours, manatee tours, fishing charters and more. You can share a sunset and riverside cocktail or just spend time dreaming by the pool. Your likely to be entertained by the antics of the monkeys on Monkey Island, manatees in the river or passing dolphins!

The waterfront resort has one and two-bedroom riverfront rooms and suites complete with balconey or patio. You can bring your boat and pay a small fee for ramp use and boat slip space. Some of the other on-site amenities include…

Riverside Crab House
The beautiful, family-friendly, main dining room has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Homosassa River. Fresh blue crabs caught from the river by local fisherman are served daily.

Yardarm Lounge
Citrus County’s oldest and most favorite riverside lounge. Floor to ceiling glass, second story panoramic view of the Homosassa River. Featuring entertainment and history. Make new friends while enjoying your favorite cocktail at the 65′ cooper bar. What a beautiful slice of local history.

The Monkey Bar
Fun in the trees! This double-decker tiki bar overlooks our very own Monkey Island. Enjoy cool island drinks and entertainment while watching the antics of the monkeys, the passing dolphins, the jumping tarpon, playful otters, manatee, and many native birds… including Bald Eagles.  Oh yes, and the people.

Contact Info:

Homosassa Riverside Resort
5297 S. Cherokee Way, Homosassa, FL 34448



16 Responses to “Homosassa Riverside Resort”

  1. Ray Roby on December 4th, 2009 1:04 pm

    We have a group of about 14 people looking a spot to spend New Year’s Eve, 2009, which offers a compete dining/party package including overnight accomodations.

    Please forward information as soon as possible.

    Thank you.

  2. William Gleaton on April 6th, 2010 7:28 pm

    I use to go at this place for years in the late 80s and all through the nighties up til 97 I believe .Looking at these photos everything is differant WOW! Please let me know the new rates for everything. I always brought my boat and parked it right outside our room and there was no ramp fee but I remember one year my trailer broke in half and the welder on site was unable to fix it so i rented a slot under the covered area to the side of the motel for around 75.00a month so as you can see it’s been awhile. Look forward to hearing from you all Thanks Willie

  3. janet moore on May 11th, 2010 8:24 am

    is there bass fishing there and i would like to know prices

  4. Ralph on September 3rd, 2010 3:12 pm

    There is fishing of every kind here! We have fishing guides leave right from the Resort property daily or you can cast a line from the docks if you are staying in the hotel. Mr. Gleaton there have been many changes since then, but we try to keep restoring not replacing 🙂 Basic hotel rooms start at $65 per night and Suites with full kitchens start at $135.00. We still provide boat slips to our guest and do have a ramp for those just visiting for the day. Don’t forget about our LIVE MONKEY CAM, you can check out the monkeys 24/7
    Hope to see you all soon,
    Ralph, Sassy, Ebony, Eve and Emily~ Monkey Island

  5. j on November 7th, 2010 8:00 am

    I used to come to Riverside Resort with my family 30 years ago. Now, I live in Citrus county and we love to go to the Monkey Bar and watch the monkeys. This is a must stop when we have out of town visitors and they enjoy it everytime!

  6. Monex on December 23rd, 2010 12:51 am

    The Old Homosassa Village Association welcomes everyone to come see experience and explore what we have to offer. Old Homosassa is a unique Florida fishing village about 90 minutes west of Orlando north of Tampa and southwest of Gainesville in the heart of the Nature Coast.

  7. meshell on February 17th, 2011 10:24 pm

    I had the best times in the monkey bar made wonderfull friends and the best bloody mary i ever had in my life can’t wait to see everyone again thanks. For the memories. Hope to see u all this summer for my honeymoon coco til next. Time

  8. daniel on August 23rd, 2011 4:42 pm

    i live in the area, and was wondering if anyone knew of some good fishing spots, local and it would have to be on shore. Me and my father just cant seem to find any good spots. If anyone knows of any good places, please email me at boonedog18@yahoo… please include fishing spots in the subject line… thanks for any suggestions

  9. Richard on March 15th, 2012 5:23 am

    Going with their Seafood theme, I got the 1/2 LB of Steamed shrimp. It counted out to be 12 fair size shrimp with no sides(not even cole slaw) for $15. That’s $1.25 per shrimp. While the food quality was ok, this is way too expensive in this coastal area where shrimp are plentiful. There are way too many more competitive restarants in this coastal area of Homosassa and Citrus County FL for me to ever go back. The only thing they have worth selling is the location/view. Visit for the view and leave to eat elsewhere. You can do far better elsewhere for a better meal and better prices. A seafood meal for $15 with no cole slaw or fries(both cheap) pushed me over the edge and I left not happy!

  10. Marsha on April 25th, 2012 8:55 am

    Do they allow small pets at Homosassa Riverside Resort?

  11. florence Leiman on June 5th, 2012 5:21 pm

    I would love to know something about Monkey Island. Are there hotels or B and B’s on the island? What activities for an older couple? Are there restaurants on Monkey Island? I would appreciate any information on this area. Thank you.

  12. jessica on April 1st, 2013 12:23 pm

    Florence Leiman,
    There are a few restaurants that have great views of monkey island; however, monkey island itself is a very small island, definitely not big enough for any type of building, including a restaurant, just enough room for what is already on the island, which are the monkeys and shelter and toys (almost like a jungle gym) for the monkeys. However, the best spot for my children and I to grab a bite of decent food to eat, while having a fantastic view of the monkeys and monkey island is a restaurant directly across from the island. This restaurant is called the Yardarm Lounge, and there is an inside to it, as well as an upstairs outside deck. The food isn’t bad, though a bit pricey; however, the inside of the restaurant is covered with huge bay-style windows, from ceiling and almost down to the floor, which face monkey island, allowing their guests to have a fantastic view of the monkeys playing around. They are definitely a sight to see, and are too cute and fun to watch as well. Well, good luck Mrs. Florence, and although I wished I was able to see your questions sooner in order to get back to you much sooner, I still wish you luck and great fun when and if you come and visit Homosassa.

  13. jim skinner on December 19th, 2013 3:59 pm

    I use to go to the resort in the early 70’s.When Red Wing owner Bruce Norris owned it.I was wondering if there are rental houses in the area?

  14. Doris sherman on October 31st, 2017 1:37 pm

    Requesting a map of villa ‘s by the water. Opposite end from the pool.

  15. Darlene Roberts on January 10th, 2018 10:06 pm

    About 3 years ago, our family group stayed there in February and had a magical time swimming with the manatees on a tour organized by the resort. Do you still offer manatee encounters?

  16. Pat on March 27th, 2018 10:18 am

    We have reservations for Feb. & Mar 2019 at a rv park in Homosassa that I am now hearing many negative reviews. Are 2 months stay offered at your resort and what would the rates be. Your Resort has been recommended by a member of Class C group on Facebook.

    Looking forward to hearing from you. Presently visited friends that moved to FL from MI and loved it.

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