Mother’s Day 2014

Useppa Island is celebrating our Mothers for the entire weekend of May 9-11 by offering all Members, including Collier Dining Members, and their Guests 30% off rack rates for all our Collier Inn Rooms and Suites and Island Rooms and Suites. For our boaters, both members and guests, our dockage all weekend will be just $1.15 per foot, per day.  Finish this beautiful weekend at the Collier Inn with a specialty brunch and live guitar music by Buzz Mallet, Saturday night, 6-8pm and Sunday, 12-3pm poolside.

Let her be swept away to peace and cool island breezes!

Remember to call Reception for reservations for accommodations and to register your guests at 239-283-1061.

For all dining reservations at the Collier Inn call 239-283-4443.

Great Easter weekend on Useppa

It was great seeing all the families and friends out on Useppa for Easter!  Here are the rest of the pictures from Easter Weekend that did not fit in any of the other Easter albums.
We would like to thank Hilary, our Groups & Events Coordinator, for all she did to make all the events for children happen.

As always big thank you to UseppaGin for the photos.

2014 Easter Izaak Walton Fishing Tournament

Easter Izaak Walton Kids’ Fishing Tournament

Photos & Story by UseppaGin

 Kids back and forth up and down the dock either holding a rod with the fish they caught or the shrimp they were using to catch the next one. Grownups were equally busy cheering the lucky ones, consoling the others, baiting lines, netting a catch, and just having old-fashioned fun.

Captain Ken sets the standards. Hands are raised taking the good sportsman Fisherman’s Oath before the first fish is caught. Resident Manager Donald Beckstead measured fish, helped put bait on a line, and when necessary helped a new fisherkid reel in a catch. Sheepshead, Ladyfish, a Flounder and more were all caught and released.

Then in an hour it was over.

Trophies were awarded for Most Fish, Biggest and Smallest Fish, First Fish, and Last Fish. A Master’s Prize was awarded to the best older fisherkid, and the Izaak Walton Hat Prize went to the child best exemplifying the Izaak Walton spirit of good sportsmanship. There were Blue Ribbons and candy for everyone … except the grownups. They got smiles, big ones and memories to take home.