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HistoricFloridaInns.com revamped, redesigned

Welcome to the refreshed and revamped HistoricFloridaInns.com. The website’s purpose – sharing my objective reviews of Florida inns – remains unchanged, but the pages have been redesigned and new features added to make it more useful, more responsive and…

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REVIEW: Historic Peninsula Inn, Gulfport

Like Juan Ponce de Leon, I set out to explore Florida on behalf of my fellow bed-and-breakfast lovers, never knowing exactly what I’ll find. My latest discovery? Gulfport, a city of 12,000 on Boca Ciega Bay, in southern Pinellas…

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REVIEW: Sweetwater Branch Inn, Gainesville

Do you believe in love at first sight? Believe it or not, I felt it when I drove up to the Sweetwater Branch Inn. Two impressive Victorian mansions sit side by side facing a busy street near downtown Gainesville…

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Say ‘I Do’ to B&B Wedding

  Florida attracts brides and grooms from all the country, drawn by sunny skies and some of the best beaches in the world. But before you book the same-old, same-old ceremony on the sand and a hotel reception, consider…

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REVIEW: Adora Inn, Mount Dora

If you are a fan of the sleek Arts and Crafts bungalow, I may have discovered your favorite bed-and-breakfast – The Adora Inn. Since purchasing the B&B in 2005, John Cataldo and Arthur Natale have added modern upgrades, colorful…

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Where to bed-and-breakfast on a budget

Think B&Bs are expensive? Well, think again. Even in high season, you can bed-and-breakfast on a budget, spending well under $200 – or even $100 – per night. But what do you get for that price, in addition to a delicious,…

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B&Bs accommodate the disabled

If you are confined to a wheelchair, or just have trouble with stairs, don’t rule out the pleasure of staying in a bed-and-breakfast. Many B&Bs in Florida offer a handicapped-accessible guest room. Here is a sampling of your many options. The Treehouse Cabana, at Melbourne…

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REVIEW: Hibiscus House B&B, Fort Myers

Inviting, intimate, peaceful: These words come to mind to describe the Hibiscus House Bed & Breakfast, in Fort Myers, where I spent a restful summer’s night basking in the hospitality of innkeepers David and Pam McCurrach. The inn is reasonably priced and ideally located for…

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REVIEW: Harrington House Beachfront B&B

May 2015: With the early arrival of summer in Southwest Florida, I decided it was time to hit the beach, so I booked a room at the popular Harrington House Beachfront Bed & Breakfast, on Anna Maria Island. For beach lovers, the…

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For Mother Earth, patronize eco-friendly B&Bs

If you’re resolved to reduce your carbon footprint, and be kind to Mother Earth, here’s one way: Patronize bed-and-breakfasts designated by the state as Florida Green Lodging properties. The Green Lodging Program, a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of…