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Deer Run on the Atlantic

Deer Run on the Atlantic

Deer Run on the Atlantic is located in the boundaries of the Florida Keys, which consists of a cluster of small islands on the southern tip of Florida. Situated near the water’s edge, the establishment provides four units available year-round. Each accommodation is equipped with amenities such as king-sized beds, small refrigerators, televisions, Wi-Fi, and an invitation to have breakfast which is included in the stay. The innkeepers of Deer Run on the Atlantic would like their patrons to be comfortable and have a peaceful stay. In an effort to create this environment, they do not allow guests under the age of 18 to be at the property. The inn first opened in the 1980s and came into the hands of the current owners in the early 2000s. They have been operating it ever since.


Deer Run on the Atlantic, located in a residential cul-de-sac in the Florida Keys, offers a coastal retreat for guests seeking a getaway. The property consists of four units divided among two separate buildings connected by an overhang. The rooms are designed with a coastal minimalist theme, reflecting the ambiance of the surrounding area.

Each unit has its own entrance, in an effort to help with privacy and convenience for guests. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities, including ensuite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs with WiFi, king-sized beds, heating, air conditioning, and mini-fridges. Additional amenities such as ironing boards and hairdryers are also provided. Deer Run on the Atlantic takes pride in its private beach access, where occupants can enjoy activities such as kayaking, cycling, lounging on beach chairs, and relaxing in a saltwater spa. The spa is characterized as a cross between a spa and a pool.

As for breakfast, the inn offers a variety of vegan options that guests can choose from, and the timing of breakfast delivery is flexible to cater to individual preferences. The innkeeper aims to accommodate dietary restrictions to the best of their ability, but they strictly adhere to a plant-based menu. Should patrons have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, they are encouraged to let the innkeepers know beforehand so that they have enough time to make any adjustments to the meal.

The inn's proximity to Key West allows patrons to explore the city while enjoying a peaceful retreat in the Florida Keys. As for dining recommendations in the area, Deer Run on the Atlantic suggests Forks and Stix on Big Pine, The Cafe in Key West, and Food for Thought in Marathon. The innkeepers acknowledge the challenge of finding vegan-friendly options in the area but highlight these eateries as suitable choices for guests looking to dine out.


Deer Run on the Atlantic strives to create a comfortable, safe, and peaceful atmosphere for its guests. They aim to provide privacy and a sense of security by being present on the property at all times and maintaining a gated environment. By limiting the presence of children, the inn promotes a peaceful and relaxing environment for adults. The inn's focus on nature-based activities—such as kayaking, bird watching, snorkeling, and enjoying the surroundings—is intended to enhance the ambiance.

The innkeepers try to have a minimal presence during their patrons' stay, offering assistance when needed but respecting occupants' privacy. They do not typically organize many events or activities unless visitors specifically book them as part of an event package, allowing guests to enjoy the surroundings and engage in their preferred activities independently.

Deer Run on the Atlantic has specific policies in place, such as a strict no-smoking and no-vaping policy both inside and outside the property. There are also guidelines for respecting quiet hours during overnight stays. The inn welcomes pets but has designated pet-friendly rooms and strict rules to ensure the safety and well-being of both pets and local wildlife. Anyone under the age of 18 is not permitted to stay at Deer Run on the Atlantic.

There have been many visitors to the inn, and several of them have left reviews as well. One person wrote, “Jen & Harry did a wonderful job helping us coordinate someone to marry us and a photographer. The rooms are decorated in an environmentally thoughtful manner and the breakfast was so good. Close enough to Marathon and Key West for day trips, and it’s a nice, quiet place to stay away from the masses surrounded by beautiful scenery and Key deer.” The property experiences varying levels of occupancy throughout the year, with winter being the busiest season, attracting visitors looking to escape colder climates. While the majority of patrons are couples, the inn also sees solo travelers and individuals of various age groups, including younger guests who appreciate the nature-centric activities offered.


Deer Run on the Atlantic has an extensive history dating back to the 1980s when it was originally established. The current owners purchased the property from the original owner in the early 2000s. The innkeepers initially experienced Deer Run on the Atlantic as guests themselves, visiting the establishment for several years before deciding to take on the role of innkeeper. Their transition from visitors to innkeepers was a significant change, but they were happy to make the change.

The innkeepers have now been at Deer Run on the Atlantic for two decades, and seek to share their love for the property with their guests. One aspect of the business the owners enjoy is the natural surroundings. According to them, the inn's location in the Florida Keys offers a unique lifestyle.

One noteworthy aspect of Deer Run on the Atlantic is its commitment to environmental sustainability. The innkeepers have enrolled in the Florida Green Lodging Program and achieved the highest accreditation possible. They try to be dedicated to eco-friendly practices and have been recognized for their green initiatives.

In terms of future plans, the innkeepers are considering the possibility of creating longer-term efficiency units on the property, providing guests with extended stays and additional amenities.

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1997 Long Beach Dr
Big Pine Key, Florida 33043
United States


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