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The 2015 Island Hopper Songwriter Festival, a two-week event throughout the beaches of Captiva and Fort Myers is kicking off on September 17 and runs through September 27.  Hint, Hint: there’s even a newly added location in Historic Fort Myers! We invite you to enjoy exclusive performances from many nationally-acclaimed songwriters at venues across our […]

By |September 2nd, 2015|Blog, Events & Entertainment, News|0 Comments

14 Surprising Facts About Fort Myers & Sanibel

Did you know Sanibel Island has the ONLY shell museum in the United States? Stehpanie Maier from Matador Network recently highlighted some of the reasons why we LOVE Sanibel Island so much!

1. Fort Myers got its name as an engagement present.
In 1850, General David Twiggs was put in charge of a small fort on the […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Blog Post, News|0 Comments

West Wind Inn Mentioned in Recent Forbes Article

We’re thrilled to have been recently mentioned in a article featuring Sanibel and Captiva Islands. The article titled, “Florida’s Best Family-Friendly Nature-Loving Escapes” mentions some of our local favorite activities including a day trip to J. Ding Darling National Refuge, shelling along the white-sand beaches and guided tours via kayak through mangrove forests. For […]

By |June 15th, 2015|Blog Post, News|0 Comments

Spring 2015 Win a Week: Sweepstakes Winner

Each quarter we select one entry from our sweepstakes contest on our website . The lucky winner receives a free one-week stay (off season) at the West Wind Inn. During the last quarter over 1,670 people entered oursweepstakes.This quarter’s winner was Freddy T. of Idrion, France. A word to the wise – […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Blog Post|0 Comments

Normandie Seaside Cafe Recipe: Wine Merchant Steak

Start with four 9 oz. NY strip or sirloin steaks [3/4″ thick]; 3/4 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp pepper; 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil; 4 tbsp shallots ; 2 lg mushrooms ; 1 1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic; 1 cup Beaujolais wine; 1 cup chicken broth; 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce; 1 tbsp […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Cuisine|0 Comments

Spring Happenings at West Wind Inn

An Update from the Management Team at West Wind Inn on Sanibel Island 

It is that busy time of year – some locals refer to it as the “silly season” and yes, the traffic gets a bit more challenging.

But we are making progress on some projects. There are new umbrellas around the pool area. We have brought […]

By |April 28th, 2015|Blog Post|0 Comments
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