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Faraway Inn

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Faraway is an interesting mix of cottages and rooms with Cedar Key's "old Florida" charm with the right mix of modern convenience. Great floors and kitchens equipped with everything you could possibly need, and unexpected luxuries like super soft bath towels and full size coffee makers. Owner Oliver and Manager Shely made us feel extremely welcome. Great water views,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our college teens joined us for a weekend. Gainesville is only an hour from Cedar Key so the location was ideal. We stayed in the Captains Cottage, which was roomy enough for the 4 of us. The accommodations were spotless, the sm kitchen great, and we enjoyed playing cards in the shade of the garden. We will be sure to... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

That is so great that your college teens joined you on a mini vacation. Faraway Inn is all about family time together, being with your friends and loved ones. When you return ask if we have Cottage 1, 2, or 3 available as they are a bit larger for a group of 4 adults. Glad you found your accommodations to... More 

Weston, Florida
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time at the Faraway Inn. We stayed in Gulfview Room 10 and it was perfect for the two of us and our little min pin, Bella. Best room in the house if you ask me! We took advantage of the bicycles and kayaks the Inn offers. It's about a 20 min kayak ride over to Atsena... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review about your Faraway Inn stay as well as your local experiences. We are so pleased you enjoyed Gulf View room 10. We are thrilled you took advantage of the bikes and kayaks to explore the islands. It does not help you now, but we do have bug sprays outside the office. We... More 

Amelia Island, Florida
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81 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Amelia Island which is the terminus of the old railroad...the first in Florida that crossed to Cedar Key. We brought our little dog. Whole island is dog friendly. Kitschy and wonderfully equipped cabins. Ask for cabin near water. Great mattresses!

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Thank Pochlady
FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. You certainly do know your railroad history. I hope you visited the Historical Society Museum. Cedar Key is definitely a pet friendly community where dogs are welcome. We are so pleased you enjoyed the mattress. We recently replaced all our mattresses as well as our futon mattresses. Our guests deserve the... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights and wished we could stay longer. There was so much to do and all of it was easy and available (kayaks, bicycles, grills, games, swings, etc). Everyone is extremely friendly and goes out of the way to please. The beds were extra comfortable and it was obvious that there was extra attention to detail. The decor... 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 regarding your Faraway Inn and Cedar Key experience. We are so happy that you enjoyed and appreciated the beauty of "Old Florida". We love when our guests look forward to their next visit. So glad you found the beds comfy. We just replaced all our mattresses, including our... More 

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49 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I am so glad we chose this inn. Owners will go that extra mile to make your stay perfect. Dog friendly. Our group consisted of 3 women and two dogs. The cabin (#4) was immaculate. Completely stocked kitchen. Just brought our clothes and food. Cedar key is the best place to visit when you need to get away from the... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Awesome, thank you so much for taking time to write a review of your Cedar Key and Faraway Inn experience. We are so pleased you chose Faraway Inn to spend your hard earned money, we know you had many choices when making a decision of where to overnight. We certainly do embrace the pets because they are a part of... More 

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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Even though we did not stay at the hotel, we were treated as family guests. We rented a golf cart from the owner for a day and were amazed by the hospitality and friendliness of the owner Doreen. She gathered together a welcome packet of local brochures and a handful of free postcards for us to take. Even though we... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Everyone who is nice is treated like family at Faraway Inn. Thank you for writing a review of your visit. We sure hope you had fun tooling around the island in the golf cart. We hope you enjoyed the paraphernalia we shared with you. We want you to come back to Cedar Key again and again and we hope that... More 

Tullahoma, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is a nice place with friendly people working there. If you want to get away from the rat race this is the place to go. It is a good place for adults who want go somewhere quiet to unwind. Where else can you ride a golf cart through town? They have canoes, kayaks and bicycles to use. A very... 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 about your Faraway Inn and Cedar Key stay. We are so pleased that you found us and the island relaxing. When you need R & R Cedar Key is the best place to be. You know where to go next time you need to relax. Respectfully, Doreen &... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Rustic flavor of "Olde Cedar Key" is exactly what I expected to find at the Faraway Inn. The staff was friendly and helpful. Oh yes, great coffee too. Bikes, golf carts and kayaks are available to the guests. Looks like they thought of everything.

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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 and for choosing Faraway Inn to stay while having work done on your home. We love when our local residents think enough of Faraway Inn to overnight. Respectfully, Doreen and Oliver Bauer - owners More 

Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Had my 88 yr. old mom with me. We both give Faraway 5 stars simply because they offer a true old Florida island waterfront experience along with immaculate, eat off the floor, newly remodeled historic fishing cottages, incredible tropical gardens full of unique plants, art, historic and wildlife placards and I could go on. Sheli and Jaimie are awesome and... More 

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a such a detailed review for Faraway Inn. We are so pleased that we made you and your beautiful mom feel welcomed and comfortable. We really do care about all of our guests. Get-a-ways are very important and at Faraway Inn we want to make everyone's vacation special. We are fortunate to have Shely... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guests enjoy free use of canoes,kayaks, bicycles, grills, wifi, movies, books, games and more. Golf cart rentals available for our guests. We are located in a residential area within a 5 minute walk to down town and Dock Street. We are very pet friendly with no size or breed restrictions on dogs. We have ample boat parking/rinsing on site. Clean, comfortable, ground floor motel units and cottages equipped with a minimum of fridge, micro, coffee maker, toaster, cable, heat/air/fans. All pets are welcome as long as their humans are well behaved. Your stay helps to support mom and pop business and four local households and our community volunteer Trap Neuter Return program. Thank you for viewing our site and considering your stay with us. Faraway Inn was built in the early 1950's on the original site of the 19th Century Eagle Pencil Company Cedar Mill. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Faraway Inn

Address: 847 Third Street, PO Box 370, Cedar Key, FL 32625
Location: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
Price Range: $80 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Faraway Hotel Cedar Key
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