First built as a one-room school for children
of Captiva’s pioneer settlers, the Old Captiva House
you visit today reflects much of its original charm — from
picturesque walls of white French doors, to hardwood floors,
to the Gulf of Mexico sunset that streams through our western
In fact, the historic significance of Old
Captiva House and its preservation, in architecture and
art — including a collection of famed cartoonist
J.N. “Ding” Darling’s 1930s whimsical
vacation illustrations — have led to its designation
as a landmark in Southwest Florida.
So come, dine with us. Be it our charming
décor from days gone by, or the culinary delights
you find on your menu tonight, you’ll agree. The Old
Captiva House really is a landmark.
Room | Historic Photos | Ding