Shangri-La Springs, an award-winning historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, has reopened, including the gift shop and Harvest & Wisdom, the property’s farm-to-table restaurant specializing in fresh, organic cuisine.
The property and the gift shop will be open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Harvest & Wisdom will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch. All employees will wear masks and a rigorous disinfecting routine as well as social distancing has been implemented on the premises. Only two shoppers at a time will be allowed in the gift shop, which features crystals and hand-crafted jewelry and soap.
The 4-acre property, noted in Gulfshore Life magazine’s 2020 Best of the Gulfshore as a Lee County Finalist for Best Historical site, has a dock along Oak Creek, 300 varieties of plants and champion Mysore fig trees, and guests are welcome to walk around and enjoy the lush surroundings as long as they observe social distancing.
The restaurant, named 2020 Lee County Best Healthy/Organic Restaurant by Gulfshore Life magazine, has indoor and outdoor terrace seating and features ingredients just-picked from the property’s organic, no-till garden and grass-fed, and pasture raised protein from nearby Circle C farm. Executive Chef David Robbins, who has more than 15 years of professional experience, including time with Chef Dan Barber at the acclaimed farm-to-table concept Blue Hill at Stone Barnes in Tarrytown, leads the restaurant. Diners are encouraged to make lunch reservations, but walk-ins will be accommodated whenever possible with restaurant capacity restrictions. For information, call 239-319-5544 or click here for online reservations.
The property’s award-winning spa remains closed at this time, but upcoming appointments can be rescheduled by calling 239-949-0749.
About Shangri-La Springs
Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, fitness studio, organic restaurant, full-service organic spa, gift shop and a meeting, event and wedding venue. The award-winning property was noted in Gulfshore Life magazine’s 2020 Best of the Gulfshore Lee County as a finalist for Best Event Venue, Best Historical Site and Best Day Spa and the organic restaurant Harvest & Wisdom was named Best Healthy/Organic Restaurant and finalist for Best Key Lime Pie, Best New Restaurant and Best Farm to Table Restaurant. Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero awarded GOLD for Best Event Venue and SILVER for Best Day Spa. The Blue Zones Project® recognized organization specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows and special programs. A range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge are offered at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs. The organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom, with an ever-changing menu crafted with produce fresh from the on-site garden, locally sourced organic proteins and organic beverages, is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday for lunch. In addition, the historic property is undergoing interior renovations to open as a full-service boutique hotel that will feature 21 guest rooms in the Great House. Renovations are also underway for six guest rooms located in Villa Ascona, a building positioned near the property’s courtyard, perfect for spa weekends or wedding party accommodations. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com