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The Lake House

8604 E Gospel Island Rd, Inverness, FL 34450
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a unique experience and love a homey atmosphere, this has it all and more. Cathy is a host who loves what she does and creates a pleasant experience with all of her decorations, candlelight and a wonderful breakfast. This is not for the person who frequents the Ritz Carlton. You need to love dogs if you stay... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The Lake House was built in the early 20th century as a fishing lodge for a wealthy businessman. Much of that charm is still evident in this sprawling old house crammed full of antique furniture and knickknacks. Our bedroom, one of six, was comfortable and clean. The owner, Cathy was a great host and the highlight of our stay was... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

What a lucky find! We had planned a fall getaway, initially, to see the Gatlinburg Tn and Asheville, NC areas this past weekend. Our trip needed to be cancelled then modified as we learned about the "hurricane" that was headed that way. We "re-grouped" and decided to travel to the Inverness/Crystal RIver area instead, to check off some attractions on... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Cathy is very nice and the home had beautiful views and and was very relaxing when the dogs were not yapping or getting out. To be fair, Cathy had some friends with emergency situations and she was watching 3 extra dogs.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My husband, lil Cockapoo and I thoroughly enjoyed the beautful grounds and wonderful hospitality of Cathy's lovely lakeside home. What a little gem tucked away in the charming town of Inverness. I never knew there was so many beautiful lakes in the area with the view from my cozy bedroom being one of them! We were treated to visiting with... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A group of bicycle riders checked in here after a day riding the Withalacoochie trail. Although old, this motel is clean and comfortable and the staff is welcoming and friendly. We had one snafu in our registration, but it was quickly reconciled (they had 2 guests with the same last name - who knew?) The hotel has storage for bicycles... More 

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We spent a week in February at Cathy's charming cottage. We chose the location because of the lake, for canoeing and birding and its proximity to paddling springs of the Nature Coast and the Withlacoochee bike trail, which has a central trail head in down town Inverness. We found the Lake Room, with its water view to be very comfortable,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I stayed at The Lake House while attending a conference in Lecanto and I could not have asked for a better spot. The grounds are lovely in a "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" kind of way; very peaceful. Cathy is a delightful hostess. She and her two adorable dogs make you feel right at home! I did... More 

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Thank IJustLoveTrees
New England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Kathy is a wonderful and attentive hostess. The old hunting lodge is very charming, albeit a tad dark at night. Our room was large enough and very clean. The bed mattress was a little bit too bouncy for my taste, but everything else was perfect.

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Holderness, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was my first visit to the Lake House, I have a house in the area which is currently leased and I was there to check on it. Cathy is a great host, and loves to decorate the Lake house and makes you feel welcome and meeting other guests was very warm and easy. I would recommend this b+b to... More 

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