If you want a quiet spot in the woods where you hear frogs at night from a covered Jacuzzi, this is your spot. With a couple on-site who handles everything themselves, we called at 4 pm spontaneously on a road trip for an 8pm arrival. After a long day, the owner greeted us efficiently and quickly checked us in. We picked up dinner on the way, ate it outside on our private patio porch in large rocking chairs, then jumped in the Jacuzzi (and again in the morning after blueberry waffles, amazing coffee, and juice). This is a ways inland from Tampa amid some small farms. It is a little like a mini-estate. The bathrooms are atypically large -- and ours had a stand-in shower and clawfoot tub --- the hot water and pressure are great. The in-room kitchenette counter is wonderful, as is the refrigerator. The couple mentioned they are about to renovate again . . . can't imagine how amazing it will be, because it's already wonderful. The "main house" is where the kitchen and service parlor is for meals, and well as the owners' private residence. An attached wing off the side of the house has the B&B rooms. If you want elbow room and a little of the country, this is perfect. There is a large screened-in pool as well that looked inviting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy Southern Hospitality and luxurious suites in our new Guest House. Relax in the country or have fun on a day trip. Specialities: Retreats, Weddings, Corporate Workshops. Activities: Hot Tub, Horseback Riding, Golf, Canoe Trip, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gulf Beaches. ~ We Want To Pamper You ~ ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Palmer House Hotel Tampa
- Palmer House b&b