My wife surprised me with a trip to Micanopy and the Herlong B&B for my birthday two years ago. When asked this year what I would like to do, I said "Let's go there again". This time we went with two other couples and we all loved it. What a wonderful B&B. To sit in a rocking chair on the upper front porch, looking out over the quiet main street, spanish moss on the trees, lowers your blood pressure by 50 points.
In the evening, we went "down the road a piece" to eat at The Yearling in Cross Creek, returning home to sip a glass of sherry in the parlor. The next day we completed our weekend visit with a stop at the Marjorie Rawlings homestead.
This is a fantastic weekend getaway for Floridians, a glimpse of Old Florida. Or a spectacular overnight stop for you snowbirds passing through who want something different than yet another motel on I-75. If you're rushing off in the morning, though, you're going to miss a super delicious breakfast served up in the B&B.
- Also Known As:
- Herlong Mansion Hotel Micanopy
- Herlong Mansion Hotel
- Herlong Mansion b&b Inn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Herlong Mansion Historic Inn and Gardens is an Award Winning Bed and Breakfast and a member of Small Elegant Hotels Worldwide. Surrounded by ancient Magnolia trees and Oaks dripping with Spanish moss this Old World setting offers a peaceful sanctuary along with the Wide Verandas with porch swings and old fashioned rocking chairs. Southern Style Breakfasts and Southern Hospitality at its friendliest. Complimentary refreshments available at all times. ... more less