Spontaneously, we decided to take a weekend getaway to Tarpon Springs to shop for antiques and get our Greek food fix. We had stayed at this B&B many years ago, when it was called Spring Bayou Inn and under different ownership. When we stayed in the past, it was fine but I understand that the previous owner let things slide a bit and the reviews on Trip Advisor several years ago were not so good. The new owner, Miss Annie, purchased the Inn late last year and spent months sprucing it up before opening her doors again to guests in January 2013. She and her family have been in Tarpon Springs for generations and she apparently had a special fondness for "this old house" ever since she was a little girl. The Inn has been repainted on the outside and the inside is fresh and clean. The wood gleams throughout the house. Our room was lovely and spacious with a comfortable king size bed and wonderful linens. There were two bottles of water in our room and fine chocolates resting on our pillows, both thoughtful additions. Annie leaves complimentary wine and baked goods for her guests in the afternoon. The Inn also has complimentary wi-fi. It also has a lovely wraparound veranda and Annie has strung white lights around the eaves. After returning from dinner, we sat on the veranda in the rocking chairs and enjoyed a glass of wine. The breakfast buffet was plentiful, with coffee, juice, fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, sausages, and spanikopita (Annie's grandmother's recipe-Yum!) The Inn is located within walking distance of the antique shops and Spring Bayou, and is a short drive to many recommended restaurants and the sponge docks.
We will definitely return to the 1910 Inn and I would recommend the Inn to anyone seeking a nice B&B in Tarpon Springs. Best Wishes to Annie on her new endeavors with her Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1910 with the lovely Queen Anne style of architecture, The 1910 Inn is a Bed & Breakfast Inn and a Special Event Venue listed on the Historic Registry of Tarpon Springs, Florida.The delightful front veranda of The 1910 Inn is mere steps away (and less than a five minute stroll) to the following charming destinations in the heart of Tarpon Springs:Spring BayouCraig ParkHeritage MuseumInness PaintingsTarpon Springs Cultural CenterTarpon Springs Historical MuseumA dozen antique storesDelightful bistros, taverns, restaurants, cafesChurchesThe Pinellas TrailAnd is a 5 minute drive to:The Sponge DocksHoward BeachSunset BeachLeepa-Rattner MuseumInnisbrook Golf ResortAmenities that await you:700 thread-count bed linenshair dryeriron and ironing boardwireless high-speed internet accesscentral air-conditioning and heatevening beverage and dessertcable television in the parlorbaby grand pianolibraryOther conveniences:bicycle storagelaundry facilitySpecial requests can be accommodated:dietary needs and restrictionsplans for a special occasionWe respectfully request:no smokingno pets Tarpon Springs is a picturesque and peaceful coastal town on the central west coast of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico.The 1910 Inn...a step back in time. Come discover why The 1910 Inn is truly a treasured gem where 'time stood still'. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Spring Bayou Hotel Tarpon Springs