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Faraway Inn

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847 Third Street, PO Box 370, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Faraway Inn
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cedar Key, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I first visited Cedar Key in 2005 and stayed at the Faraway Inn's Cottage #3. We instantly fell in love with Cedar Key and the Faraway Inn. Almost ten years later decided to celebrate Valentine's Day by staying in Cottage #1, closest to the waterfront, hoping to relive our first visit. This stay was even better, if... More 

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winter park FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect location, individual cabins with kitchens, old Florida personality, golf cart rental on site, and NOT luxury, but it's everything we need. We have been renting here for the last 4 years on long holiday weekends, and we will return. If it weren't for the free wifi I would have been off the grid and the dogs love it.

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review for Faraway Inn and for being loyal guest. We love when guest bring their pets on vacations with them. We Woof em all Big and Small. Look forward to your next visit. Respectfully, Doreen & Oliver Bauer owners/innkeepers More 

Maragogi, AL
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153 reviews 153 reviews
13 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cedar Key has seen better days and so has this very interesting property in a place of abundant wild life. We enjoyed our stay and wish we were in shape to take advantage of all the amenities it offers - bikes, canoes, kayaks all free!. However, we felt that as an inn it was missing the touch of its owners.... More 

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St. Marys, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for the Golden Retriever Rescue in the South annual get together - what a perfect place to have it. VERY DOG friendly, rooms are clean - though depending on what you get - a little on the small side - but that did not deter from the enjoyment. Staff was very friendly, location is perfect, a fun place... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Thank you also for our GRRITS group gift of two Goldens yard art. We love having GRRITS visit Cedar Key and Faraway Inn each year. Pets are so welcome at Faraway Inn. We love them all big and small. We are glad that you were impressed with our... More 

Key West, FL
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172 reviews 172 reviews
13 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. First off, this is an 'Old Florida' style hotel which is rustic and just lovely for us. They have a small garden area under the huge shade trees with a small pond which you have to walk through to get to the front office. Upon check in the girl was a bit silly... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of Faraway Inn. We are pleased our staff was friendly and helpful. Our wonderful ladies are both sweet silly and crazy for cleanliness and serving our guests. Thank you for noticing the little touches like the music upon entering the room. We are all pleased that you enjoyed... More 

Boulder
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Faraway Inn offers more than any other place we've stayed in for our visits to Cedar Key over the past 20 years. It's like going back to childhood camp days; free kayaks, bikes, lovely gardens that show decades of love and growth, and swings that move you with the water during the "can't beat it" views of a Gulf of... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a sweet review. We love when guests stay with us and reminisce about the past days. Faraway Inn is all about preserving "Old Florida" days. Hop on a bike and go to the grocery store, take a canoe or kayak out and enjoy the peace, quiet and serenity of the Gulf of Mexico. Sit on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The charming staff, the quaint well-manicured grounds, the very clean and unpretentious quarters, the pet and human friendly attitude in addition to the fantastic location on this lovely and rare key all combined to make this one of the best experiences for my wife, myself and Lido our dog. A field day for those artistically receptive. We plan to return... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to write a review about your Faraway Inn stay. We are so pleased that you enjoyed what we have to offer. We are definitely the most pet loving place on the island and feel we have the best staff. Thank you for making the Room Tip regarding bathroom size. You brought up an... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is so adorable. The staff here are like family. The office has dvd's and games. They provide bicycles you can ride all over town on. Grills to cook dinner and the store is 2 blocks away. Sunset on the porch swings are unreal! Love this place! !

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a very sweet review. Our staff of stars do treat everyone like family and we have the best people we could ever hope for. We continually update, upgrade and keep the inside and outside of the Faraway Inn property fun and fresh. We look forward to your next visit and hope that you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Quiet. Clean. And yes, Florida querky. Our cell ph didn't work (perfect). We never turned on the TV (perfect). No room ph (perfect). View wonderful (perfect). And after driving from the UP of Michigan, we wanted a full day to sit and just relax. I don't think we could have picked a better place. A friendly purring cat napped in... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed our quiet, clean and quirky Florida establishment. We are so glad you had a good time in Cedar Key and especially at Faraway Inn. You had a very long drive and we are so glad that you arrived and were able to relax and unwind. The friendly cat you encountered at Faraway Inn is... More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Charming location with top notch innkeepers. We came in frazzled after a busy season at work. After kayaking, biking, and ocean view swinging (all free to guests) several times each day, we are leaving renewed, refreshed, and amazed at all this quaint village has to offer. Cottages have everything you could possibly want: great views and even an unlimited supply... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you were able to unwind and rejuvenate at Faraway Inn after your busy work season. Cedar Key is a great place to relax and decompress from life's stresses. We know that you have lots of other choices of places to stay and we are honored to have you choose Faraway Inn. It is a great... More 

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