Enjoy Quick Commutes to Area Attractions
Situated within 25 minutes of Bradenton beaches like Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island, the Country Inn & Suites makes it easy to get out and enjoy the Florida sunshine. After a day in the sand and surf, catch the on-ice excitement of a hockey tournament at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex. In the evening, visit Lakewood Ranch Main Street for shopping, dining and outdoor entertainment. At The Ringling Museum, take a stroll through the Roaring Twenties at the Ca’ d’Zan or browse the exhibits at the on-site Florida State Art Museum. You can also meander through greenhouses filled with tropical plants at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
Area Golf Courses
- Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club (5 miles)
With a 2 Day VIP Membership, you can play a round of golf, hit the tennis courts and relax in the pool or restaurant at this private country club.
Phone: +1 (941) 907-4700
- Tara Golf & Country Club (1 mile)
Tee off at the championship 18-hole golf course or attend a wedding or special event at this beautiful country club located just minutes from the hotel.
Phone: +1 (941) 756-7775
Culture and Commerce
- LECOM (3 miles)
If you have lectures or business meetings at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, stay at our hotel, just three miles away.
Phone: +1 (814) 866-6641
- Main Street Lakewood Ranch (4 miles)
Enjoy a night on the town at this destination featuring boutiques, restaurants, theaters and outdoor entertainment. The kids will love playing miniature golf or seeing a movie.
Phone: +1 (941) 907-9243
- Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (12 miles)
Stroll through the greenhouses, browse exhibits, attend classes or take in a featured event at this beautiful attraction.
Phone: +1 (941) 366-5731
- Mixon Fruit Farms (6 miles)
Attend a festival at Mixon Fruit Farms or take time to tour the groves. Afterward, you can visit the gift shop and pick up a crate of fruit to take home with you.
Phone: +1 (800) 608-2525
- The Ringling Museum (8 miles)
Check out the world's largest model circus at this museum, where you can see more than 44,000 circus-related pieces. Learn about the history of the Ringling Bros. Circus through interactive exhibits.
Phone: +1 (941) 359-5700
Sports and Entertainment
- Desoto Speedway (9.5 miles)
If you love the excitement of auto racing, get your fill of fast cars at this paved race track.
Phone: +1 (941) 748-3171
- Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex (7.5 miles)
Fans and players enjoy the opportunity to visit this multipurpose sporting venue, which features an ice skating rink, an indoor soccer/football field, an arcade and a fitness center.
Phone: +1 (941) 723-3663
- IMG Academy (8.3 miles)
Visiting teams appreciate our hotel's proximity to IMG Academy, a world-renowned sports instruction facility that hosts sports training camps throughout the summer.
Phone: +1 (800) 872-6425
- Pittsburgh Pirates (6 miles)
If you're visiting in the spring, be sure to catch the MLB’s Pittsburgh Pirates in action at LECOM Park.
Phone: +1 (941) 747-3031
- Sarasota Polo Club (5 miles)
Sundays during polo season are abuzz with the sport of kings, providing exciting entertainment for fans of all ages.
Phone: +1 (941) 907-0000
- TreeUmph! Adventure Course (9.8 miles)
Get your feet off the ground and into the trees at TreeUmph! Adventure Course, Southwest Florida’s first treetop obstacle course!
Spend time on these nearby beaches:
- Anna Maria Island
- Longboat Key
- Lido Key
- Siesta Key
Visit these day-trip destinations:
- Busch Gardens
- Edison & Ford Winter Estate
- SeaWorld Orlando
- Universal Studios Orlando
- Including Islands of Adventure, Wet 'n Wild and Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Walt Disney World
- Including Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios
Additional nearby attractions:
- Asolo Repertory
- Bishop Planetarium
- Ca d’Zan, Circus Museum
- Ellenton Premium Outlets
- John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
- Manatee Players
- Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
- Mote Marine Aquarium
- Parker Manatee Aquarium
- Red Barn
- Sarasota Ballet
- Sarasota Classic Car Museum
- Sarasota Opera
- Sarasota Orchestra
- South Florida Museum
- Van Wezel Performing Arts