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Farnsworth House
Ranked #4 of 11 Mount Dora B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Due to an unexpected cancellation of a vacation rental house, I had to scramble to find the "right" place for five women friends to gather. This was our 11th get together and the first in Mount Dora. We stayed in the Bamboo Room ( which is able to accommodate three ) and the Bouganvillea Room - both on the first floor of the Main House. How fortunate for us that Kim and Soren had availability. The setting is gorgeous with towering trees and lush vegetation; there is a gazebo and other outdoor seating places and plenty of parking space. They have put lots of attention to detail in their restoration of this beautiful old home and, without exception, we all remarked on the perfect colors Kim has chosen for the rooms. Beds are comfortable and everything was spotless. This is a new venture for them and they have put their hearts and souls into it. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: We loved our rooms, but if you want a little kitchenette, the Azalea Room is gorgeous.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed in the Canary Room on the top floor of the main house a few weeks ago. We are both in agreement that it was without a doubt the best, most relaxing, and absolutely charming stay we have ever had at any B&B. Walking into our room we both breathed a sigh of relief when we saw how much space we had to unwind in our suite. We found every aspect of the room to be in good taste as well as well suited to accommodate our needs. We really enjoyed all the patio areas and the numerous and well developed romantic corners of the house and grounds. Breakfast was a lovely affair. The food was delicious, and served with as much care. The afternoon we spent on the grounds was one of the most relaxing times we have ever shared. Soren hunted down the Perfect Table for the wooden jigsaw puzzle my girlfriend and I completed during our stay. He set us up outside like we had inquired about the previous day. It was the perfect evening. In total I can do nothing but sing the praises of the Innkeepers and Recommend in full a stay at the Farnsworth to one and all.

Room Tip: I only stayed in one of the main house suites but it was everything I could ask for and more.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Rich in history, Farnsworth House was an absolutely wonderful place to stay. The owners are on the premises and made every effort to be sure our stay was pleasurable. The room was very clean with luxurious robe and slippers. Breakfasts were looked forward to each morning and our hosts were very knowlegable about places to eat and interesting shops to be sure to see.

We will go back one day and would not hesitate to recommend Farnsworth House to anyone looking for a place to stay in Mt. Dora.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

My sister and I had a wonderful stay at Farnsworth House. We stayed in the Grapefruit Room which was delightful, so clean and had every amenity you could imagine. We enjoyed a great breakfast each day and delighted in walking the beautiful grounds and spending time in the gazebo on the property.
Kim and Soren were so accommodating! What a lovely couple. They helped us find the best restaurants and made us feel at home. I will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We just got back from a weekend in Mount Dora and we had a fantastic time at Farnsworth House! Kim and Soren were wonderful innkeepers, very nice and helpful with suggestions about the area. The breakfast was delicious and the buildings and grounds were very beautiful and nicely maintained. We stayed in the Golf room in the carriage house and loved it, very spacious and comfortable. It was so nice to sit outside and have a glass of wine and talk to everyone. We appreciated Soren telling us about the history of the house and we also loved the fruit from their trees. We will be back and so will our friends! Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend celebrating our valentine's day and anniversary!

Room Tip: Golf room in the carriage house had a full kitchen which was nice if we were there longer. It was v...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a weekend trip to Mount Dora. We couldn't have had a better experience and hope to return again in a near future. What made our visit extra special was our stay at the Farnsworth House. The service and hospitality was outstanding. Kim and Soren went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. We stayed in the Bamboo room. We were impressed with the comfort, cleanliness, the amenities and the breakfast service in the morning. We were joined by our daughter and boyfriend both students at a nearby college who stayed in the Grapefruit room, which had the same nice touches as the Bamboo room. The experience at Farnsworth House was impressive even for a younger clientele. An extra plus is the outdoor setting where you can sit outside, be comfortable and relax after a long day of exploring Mount Dora. Thank you Kim and Soren - we will be back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Love this place! Soren and Kim couldn't have been more helpful and accomodating! We stayed in the Golf Room in the carraige house and it was perfect for us. Bed was comfortable, snacks waiting and drinks in the fridge!(all of which we loved as we came up to Bike and run ) bathropes and slippers are provided as well. Very quiet even though we had some lovely ladies next to us and we ended up having cocktails with them around sunset that continued for a bit. The grounds are beautiful and spacious. There is a back door in the room that opens to a grassy area so that let us hang out our biking clothes to dry out. It is maybe a mile i think to the down town area which was fine with us as we like the quiet neighborhood and had a great time exploring on our morning runs before breakfast.Breakfast was more than we could eat. They like to know about when you would like breakfast and choose what would like. I think if we asked for a cow we would have gotten it! Soren actually looked up bike routes for us on the internet! Kim was warm ,helpful and both of them really nice people! This a great B &B for some peace and quiet yet every accessable to down town. If you like biking/hiking/running this place is perfect to come back to after your day to relax outside on the grounds with a glass of wine. Only thing that would have been great was if the hot tub was in working order.But thats not why we came . WE WILL BE BACK. Thank you Soren and Kim PS amazed and shocked we had a bottle of wine waiting one day when we came back, our anniversary and my birthday. Nice touch! Sunil and Jill

Room Tip: Carraige house very quiet, Im sure the main house is as well but weren't in there.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Farnsworth House

Address: 1029 E 5th Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5006
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake County > Mount Dora
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Dora
Price Range: $144 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Farnsworth House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You'll enjoy splendid nights and delicious mornings in this historic Mount Dora landmark. We're conveniently located a few blocks walking distance to downtown Mount Dora, just slightly off the beaten path. Stroll our tree-shaded grounds and enjoy starry evenings on one of our screened porches or gazebo. Choose from comfortable air-conditioned rooms in the 1887 Farnsworth House and the adjacent Carriage House — all with private bathrooms. ... more   less 
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