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Farnsworth House
Ranked #3 of 11 Mount Dora B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
“Perfect Getaway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

This wonderful historic house is a gem of a B&B in Mount Dora - close to downtown activities, yet a private oasis for relaxing in the gazebo or numerous sitting areas amongst lush landscaping. The rooms are meticulously clean and decorated according to theme - we prefer the Golf Room in the Carriage House with its tiny, yet functional kitchen and private setting. Fun! Morning brings a tasty breakfast in the formal dining room in the "big house." Hosts go above and beyond to help make your stay a memorable one.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We found this place by chance. We did not expect to spend the night in Mount Dora and most places were fully booked due to the Blues Festival. As we were heading home the owner of Farnsworth came to our car and invited us in. It was the best decision we could have made. The place is extremly clean, roomy and bright. The onwers are charming delightful people. They turned our overnight stay into a beautiful experiense we will cherrish for a long time. The breakfast was excellent, tasty and abundant. The price was adequate and the location appropiate. We are sure to return.

Room Tip: The rooms in the carrige house are quiter. The rooms upstairs in the main house are HUGE. They are a...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Lovely people who run this place but the rooms -as usual with B and Bs- have a lot of bric-a-brac, the bathroom was tiny and the fixtures are old and basic. It's fine for a night or two but don't expect contemporary or upscale.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

An absolutely amazing place to take the opportunity to explore the small towns of Central Florida. Owners, Kim & Soren, created such a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere and an equably comfortable home away from home with the tastiest breakfasts! Don't skip out on this fantastic hideaway!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Deerfield Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

One of the best trips to Mt. Dora! Our second stay was made more meaningful by Kim and Soren! I invited Soren to play golf which he did, and Kim provided my girlfriend with a list of antique stores, restaurants and shops around the town to go visit just a 10 minute car ride away.
The course at Red Tail is an excellent course, great facilities and only 10 minutes away. Farnsworth House is close to everything in Mt. Dora but still away from it all that the area is quiet and peaceful. There are several benches on the property which are perfect for sitting and reading a book or sipping wine (which my girlfriend did ) The town is only a 5-10 minute drive away which we walked to one evening, and wasn't far at all. Jeremiah's pub is just at the end of the block (200 feet) where we went to watch the Heat game and met some interesting locals. One day we went horseback riding at a ranch not far away. Everyone in the town is very friendly and knows everyone. Farnsworth House was truly a home away from home visit and the owners made us feel very welcome and were extremely accommodating! Restful, relaxing and worth visiting and staying for a short stay or long term visit when in Mt. Dora!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

Kim and Soren are fabulous! They made sure that we had everything we needed for our stay. We stayed in the Carriage House which was very nice and private. The room was comfortably appointed. Unfortunately for us the bed was uncomfortable but we did not say anything since we really did not want to change rooms and would only be there a couple of nights. The bathroom was a bit small but more than serviceable. Each night we were provided a menu for the next morning's breakfast which ranged from juices, fresh fruit, breads, cereal, yogurt and a hot dish which changed from day to day. A very comfortable stay, close to the downtown Mount Dora area and conveniently located for exploring the local area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Last minute plans to Leesburg had us scrambling for a room. Called Farnsworth House and Kim made sure we were taken care of. This old charming spotlessly clean B&B was the perfect place for our weekend. The breakfast was delicious and more than we expected. Absolutely recommend staying there. We'll be back.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Farnsworth House

Property: Farnsworth House
Address: 1029 E 5th Ave, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5006
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake County > Mount Dora
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Dora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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