In describing Compass Lake in the Hills, people say that it is pristine. They say that it’s beautiful. They call it a quiet retreat. In addition, some of the more poetic say that it is like a gentle whisper amidst the rolling hills of the Florida Panhandle. The Community is all of that, but much more. We are a 10,000-acre property located in the middle of Florida’s Panhandle. We are located almost equal distant from the beaches of Panama City and the rolling countryside of Dothan, Alabama. Our community is full of life, vitality, and good fun. We invite you to visit and experience Compass Lake in the Hills.
Visitors will see a natural landscape reminiscent of the Carolina foothills. You will see two of the prettiest lakes in the state, and at every turn, you feel the closing embrace of the forest. In order to experience our part of paradise, plan a “day-cation”, or stay awhile in one of our cabins. The cabins and a duplex rental are located on our main campus. The cabins are large, comfortable, and inexpensive. They are on a bluff overlooking Compass Lake. The duplex is located at the shore of the lake.
Once you have arrived and are comfortable, there is lot’s to do. lf you like a slower pace, just relax, read, nap, and snap some pictures. If you feel a little more adventurous there’s boating, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and of course, sunbathing. In addition, while lounging at the pool, you are only a few steps from Olle’s. Olle’s offers a great food experience. The owners of the restaurant are Olle and Riina Kuusik. He has a four-year culinary degree from his native Estonia. You will not be disappointed…the food is exceptional.
After lunch and perhaps a little nap, mosey on down to our bunkhouse, talk to our cowhand, and arrange for a trail ride. We have an equestrian center on site. Later in the day, you may wish to leave the main campus and take in the sites. McCormick Lake is located a short drive or bicycle ride to the north. The lake is one hundred and fifty acres of unspoiled beauty. Located on the lake is a second Lodge. This facility is available for parties, crafts, weddings, and meetings. Adjacent to the McCormick Lodge is a wide and inviting beach area. The beach, dock, and picnic areas are reserved for the exclusive use of member’s and their guests. As you return to the main campus, drive slowly and enjoy the woods, the landscape, and the wildlife. (No, not that wildlife, that’s thirty miles south on Panama City Beach.) The deer and other wild animals are abundant, and they can be often seen along the roads or just behind some foliage. Have we said enough? Take us up on our invitation. Come visit and stay as long as you like …. maybe forever. Experience the “HOMECOMING.”