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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How close is DaySpring to airports?
A. DaySpring is approximately 40 miles south of the Tampa International Airport (approximately an hour’s drive). The Sarasota Airport is approximately 20 miles northeast of Sarasota (approximately a 35-45 minute drive).

Q. How early can we get into our room? What is the check-out time?
A. Meeting rooms and lodging are generally available at 3:00pm. Meeting rooms only can be available at an earlier time for an additional fee. Check out time for lodging is 10:00am on the day of departure. Meeting rooms are available until the group has completed its program.

Q. Can we bring our dog?
A. Only service dogs are allowed at DaySpring. Service dogs must perform a specific task that aids a person with a disability, such as guiding the blind, alerting the hard of hearing, pulling a wheelchair, etc.

Q. Is food/coffee service available for meeting areas?
A. Coffee service is available in all meeting areas as well as lodging. Snack trays can be ordered for breaks as needed. We do not, however, provide meal catering in the meeting rooms and there are no cooking facilities available in any of the lodging or meeting room spaces.

Q. Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
A. Yes, as long as we are notified in advance. Participants should notify their group’s contact person of any special dietary needs.

Q. Do you have TV, cable, Wi-Fi in meeting rooms and lodging areas?
A. Wi-fi is available in all lodging and meeting areas except the youth cabins. There are TV’s in all meeting rooms with the exception of the two large meeting spaces, however these TV’s are used for programming purposes only. Due to the size of the two large meeting areas, generally the group provides their own laptop that is connected via cables to the ceiling-mounted LCD projector. The only TV on property that is connected to outside programs is in the Bishop Haynes lounge.

Q. Are the buildings air-conditioned/heated?
A. Yes, all of our buildings are air-conditioned and heated.

Q. Do you provide irons, hair dryers, etc.?
A. We do provide irons, ironing boards and hair dryers in the adult lodging areas such as the 4-bedroom cabins and the guest houses.

Q. Are there any alligators?
A. We have not had any reports of seeing alligators on or near DaySpring property. Alligators do not care for brackish water (combination of salt/fresh water) as they have difficulty expelling salt from their system.