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Avera-Clarke House Bed & Breakfast

580 West Washington St. P.O.Box 980,, Monticello, FL 32344 USA (Show map)

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Tastefully decorated and restored Victorian Home (c. 1890 - Built by Judge Thomas Clarke), 20 mi. east of Tallahassee and 20 mi. south of Thomasville in downtown historic Monticello, FL; 5 mi. north off I-10. Four (4)Guest Rooms and a Private Guest Cottage. Grounds are extensively landscaped. Banquet/Conference facilities are avaliable for Special Occasions; Weddings, Seminars, Parties, Family Reunions, etc. Aircraft landing rights at nearby private airport. Area attractions: Historic Homes, bicycling, hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and eco-tours close by at Wacissa Springs, on the Aucilla, Wakulla and St. Marks rivers; Gulf Shore is short drive away. Heritage Roads offer drivable tours of the Redhills with beautiful canopied and scenic Roads. See website (.HeritageRoadsJeffersonCountyFl)



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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Our out-of-state visitors loved it!

5 on June 01, 2014

Our friends were visiting from Virginia for a couple of days and we arranged for their stay at Avera-Clarke in the cottage. They were very happy with the spacious and comfortable accommodations, the friendliness and helpfulness of the hosts, the lovely grounds, and the delicious breakfasts. If you are expecting overnight visitors and are unable to have them stay in your home, treat them to a stay at Avera-Clarke. You won't be sorry because Gretchen and Troy will make sure that your guests have everything they need for a pleasant stay.

so great! didn't want to leave!!

5 on May 04, 2013

I've stayed at the Avera Clarke B&B many times. It is one of my absolute favorite getaway spots in Florida. All around great experience. Beautiful grounds and obviously a lovely historical home.

Great Weekend

5 on April 18, 2012

My wife, family and I stayed 2 nights. We were in town to celebrate our niece's birthday party which happened to be on the grounds of the inn. We found Gretchen and Troy to be friendly and accommodating. Gretchen is a great hostess and surprised us with her gourmet cuisine. Troy was great also. The rooms were clean and in good condition and very comfortable. The grounds were perfect for a party and they made every accommodation to make it they way the party planner wanted. All in all a great place to stay or host an event at.

Best Kept Secret in the Panhandle!!

5 on September 18, 2011

My wife and I stayed in the cottage the second weekend in September. This was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast and we must say that this place is above and beyond any expectations I had. The cottage is the way to go, although we want ot stay in the main house on our next visit, well maybe not. Troy and Gretchen are wonderful people and they make some of the best breakfast I have had. Their hospitality is second to none and so is there B & B. If you have never stayed here, I highly recommend it. We will be back sooner than later. Thanks again Troy and Gretchen for a wonderful time. Gretchen went the extra mile for me. It was my wifes birthday on the night we arrived. She had picked up a cake and bottle of wine, and had it waiting in the refrigerator, with all untensils and cold wine glasses.

Great Stay!

5 on August 12, 2010

Accommodations were comfortable and interesting, clean and relaxed atmosphere. Gretchen was the perfect host, breakfast delicious - all in all, a perfect getaway. We absolutely recommend!

Gretchen is the perfect hostess

5 on June 30, 2010

We brought our granddaughter to attend my high school reunion and Gretchen put us in the cottage ... it was wonderful !!! We look forward to staying with her anytime we're in the Tallahassee area. Oh and I forget to say how incredible is her cooking. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

wonderful experience

5 on September 27, 2009

My husband & I stayed one night to see Fiddler on the Roof at the nearby Opera house. Gretchen and Troy made us feel very welcome but gave us the privacy we needed. We very much enjoyed our stay and look forward to come back to visit again. Gretchen's breakfast was wonderful!

The best in town

5 on August 19, 2009

Excellent place and service. Clean & comfortable. The best.

B and B and Bicycling vacation

5 on July 20, 2009

The Avera-Clarke B&B provided a wonderful vacation setting. Troy helped with our bicycling maps and Gretchen always went above and beyond. Besides cooking beautiful breakfasts she made us coffee at night and fed us fresh fruit in the afternoon. The accomodations were just right and the house very peaceful.

Beautiful room.

4.6 on December 04, 2008

I found it to be very clean and well maintained. I was disappointed with the fact that the fireplace in the room was not functioning. Everything else about my room was very nice. The breakfast was delicious. I am allergic to dogs and did not know there were dogs living in the house. This caused me some discomfort so I wish I had known this. Overall, the inn is a great choice. Gretchen and Troy were great hosts!

Innkeeper Response
I am so sorry that I had a guest stay with us that was allergic to dogs. If that had been mentioned during the booking, I would have stated that yes, we do have dogs and our B&B is advertised as pet friendly. Our dogs are contained in our living area, but other guest might be staying with their pets and I could give out that information also.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen

Deluxe Queen Bed, Antique decor with high quality linens and bedding, cable TV, Wireless internet, DVD players, located in historic Monticello on 1 acre of landscaped and private gardens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $105 - $150

Nightly Rate: $105 - $150


Fully retored 900 square foot private cottage (Circa 18210 on located on grounds, Queen size bed with high quality linens and begging, antique furnished sitting and living area, with warming kitchen, and two private baths.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Small town


Tallahassee, FL (TLH) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 10, exit 225, North on US-19 to Courthouse circle, West 3 Blocks on US-90 West (Washington Street)on right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Wacissa Springs, Florida's best kept secret. Clear spring water for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and eco-tour. Redhills area offers beautiful canopy roads and scenic drivable tours. Near FSU, FAMU and TCC in Tallahassee., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Free Movie DVDs for use during stay. Free WiFi in all rooms.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Go Cart track, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well Behaved Pets - Notice Required - Current Vacinations
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One Week prior to stay.
  • Cancellations: 72 Hours



Gretchen & Troy Avera

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  • Time Served: 8:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area


580 West Washington St. , P.O.Box 980,, Monticello, FL 32344 USA (Show map)

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