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Farnsworth House
Ranked #4 of 11 Mount Dora B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

A last minute decision to get away in the middle of December for my birthday was much more pleasant and enjoyable than expected, most certainly due to the warmth and kindness shown by hosts Kim and Soren! Their eagerness to please in all aspects of our stay - from the delightful rooms, restaurant recommendations/reservations and activities to the lovely and generously portioned breakfasts - made our visit (and my birthday) to Mt. Dora a very special one! Thanks Kim & Soren!!!

Room Tip: If available, the suites would be a good first choice. Both have balconies w/tables & chairs, b...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ruthie C
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Kim and Soren are very lovely and gracious hosts, warm and welcoming, effortlessly accommodating! Reasonable rates, great breakfast, beautiful house and grounds, perfect location and a quick walk to town. I rate Farnsworth House a Top Pick!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Gail R
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

the two of us travel often. our weekend stay was one of the best ever. our hosts, kim & soren, made us feel like true guests in their home. the accommodations were wonderful, quaint, exceptionally clean & breakfast was even customized to meet certain dietary restrictions.
can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank agarf46
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Although I think you'd be hardpressed to find a bad place in Mt Dora, especially around Christmas - I'd highly recommend this B&B. New owners are ridiculously eager to please. They are so helpful in every possible way. They've renovated & continue to improve. It's clean, neat, reasonably priced and worth a repeat visit. If I had to say one negative it would be that there isn't much of a choice for breakfast. What they served was beyond plentiful and tasted great. I, personally, tend to look for a little something extra/different at a B&B - rather than the usual scrambled eggs, etc. It seemed everyone that was there was very pleased. I would stay there again & again.

Room Tip: It seems that staying in the big house rather than the back rooms was the way to go, but I'd sta...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Business P
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Beautiful grounds, pretty and quiet rooms, great people who run this place. Great breakfast choices with the freshest fruits, etc. Located just off the main street area enough to be quiet but within a walk of downtown. Highly recommend. Reasonable rates as well.

Room Tip: Prefer the bigger rooms in the main house with outside terrace,
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank lrattner
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

My wife and I were very pleased with our stay at the Farnsworth House last night. The price was reasonable. The room was clean and neat. The bed was comfortable. They served a late breakfast for me and the other runners who ran in the half marathon, along with the family members. The breakfast was delicious and they allowed us to check out late which was very accommodating.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank blessedrunner53
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great location. Located near downtown Mount Dora but a little off the beaten path. Farnsworth House is definitely a place I would go to again and recommend to all my friends and family. The house grounds and house are well maintained. The owners are friendly, welcoming, and we felt like we were with family. We were offered complimentary drinks and refreshments immediately upon arriving. The breakfast was excellent and fresh and was served on fine dishes. As we were the only guests staying in the main house at the time the owners gave us a free upgrade. They gave us a lot of info about the town and what are the best places to go to etc. It was like having a personal tour guide. You can just tell this couple loves what they do. We felt very welcome and are definitely staying at the Farnsworth House when we visit Mount Dora again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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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: $138 - $212 (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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