Hey beachcombers! More Disney’s Vero Beach Resort goodness to share with you today!!! Last week we took a look at the Sunday breakfast buffet at Shutters restaurant, as well as a handicapped accessible room, and a video tour of the resort grounds. Today I’m going to show you the Green Cabin Room Lounge which is located on the 2nd floor of the hotel lobby overlooking the Atlantic.
I had gotten two tips via Twitter on “must do’s” at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. One was the campfire, which I did not make it to and the other was to visit the “Green Cabin Room”. How mysterious… When I finally checked in to the resort and found out that The Green Cabin Room was a lounge, I was all about going to check it out.
But first, a lil bit o history. Why is it called The Green Cabin Room? If you look at the signage you see that there is a ship on it. That’s because there were several shipwrecks right off the shore of Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. In fact, cannons are still located in the water within swimming distance of the resort’s beach. You can read more on that here: “Sunken Spanish Treasure off the Coast of Disney’s Vero Beach Resort“. Back in the day, treasure salvors who were working that wreck and bringing up its contents nicknamed the wreck The Green Cabin Wreck because it was straight out off the shore of a tiny green concrete block building. Hence the name of the lounge.
Here’s a commemorative plaque on the resort grounds which talks about the 1715 Fleet that went down of the coast there.
….however, that’s was not the fate of the Green Cabin shipwreck. The Green Cabin shipwreck was a Honduran vessel which sank nearly 100 years earlier in 1618. The ship was named the San Roman and it was destroyed in a hurricane along with a sister ship which has yet to be found.
You can also find artifacts on display in The Green Cabin Room which are on loan from the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum. It’s quite an interesting place!
Loved that the entrance was a galley door…
Check out the mural on the lounge cieling…
In the photo above you can see some of the shipwreck artifacts in the locked cabinets on the wall. Here are some close-ups…
The outdoor seating…
We actually made it into the lounge the one night that we stayed here and ordered some food. The lounge is only open until midnight and the food service stopped at 10pm. Here’s a look at The Green Cabin Room menu…
I’m going to show you pics of our food but keep in mind that I took these shots using my iPhone at night which has no flash.
First up, my Key Lime Coconut Martini! This was supposed to have a crushed graham cracker rim but I opted to ask them to leave that off my glass. I didn’t want soggy cookie pieces floating around in my drink. This cocktail was ah-maze-ing! Very sweet and the bartender hooked me up filling right to the rim!
My friend John from WDWParkHoppers ordered the Chicken Wings with citrus-sesame sauce and celery ($8.49)
My husband ordered the Wood Oven-baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip with tortilla chips ($6.49) I found the dip to be a bit bland.
My friend Sarah, also from WDWParkHoppers ordered the Southwestern Eggroll with Cilantro Cream ($5.49)
and I, mistakenly ordered the Five Cheese Traditional Whole Wheat Flatbread which had asiago, gruyere, mascarpone, provolone and fontina ($11.99). Bleck! This thing was horrible. No flavor and hard to chew.
Oh and this guy Bernie Griffith was SUPER GOOD!
All in all, this lounge has got to be in a tie for my favorite Disney lounge with Top of the World at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower. I hope you get the chance to experience The Green Cabin Room sometime soon!