Farnsworth House B&B

1029 E 5th Avenue , Mount Dora, FL 32757 USA (Show map)


The Farnsworth House reopened in October 2012 under the caring ownership of innkeepers Kim Evans and Sören Strandberg. You'll enjoy splendid nights and delicious mornings in this historic Mount Dora landmark. 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. Rates range from $120 to $209 per night, single or double occupancy, and include a delicious home-cooked breakfast in the main dining room. Mount Dora is a charming historic village in the heart of Central Florida on the shores of Lake Dora, offering a wide variety of shopping, dining, festivals, lodging, activities, and entertainment with excellent nearby golfing. Just 25 miles northwest of Orlando, Mount Dora combines two kinds of vacations — the old-fashioned charm of a small unspoiled Central Florida town and the excitement of nearby Walt Disney World with proximity to Orlando airport.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Simply Perfect!

5 on September 08, 2015

For our first B&B experience, we couldn't have expected anything better! Kim and Soren are wonderful hosts, the rooms are very clean and comfortable. The breakfast is delicious and the location is perfect.

First time at a bed and breakfast

5 on January 03, 2015

This was our first expert at a bed and breakfast and we really enjoyed it.The house and grounds are really pretty. Our room in the carriage house was spotless and so much more than we expected. Really quiet and comfortable. Our hosts we so nice and helpful with places to eat and see. We'll go back!


5 on December 08, 2014

Always wanted to see Mt. Dora during the holidays and finally got there. Kim and Soren made the trip even more special. The accommodations were delightful and they made us feel like one of the family. Couldn't believe when we returned from dinner to find Kim ironing the sheets! Breakfast was not only tasty but elegant. Fine china and silver. We were give the ROYAL treatment. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Excellent B&B

4.8 on October 31, 2014

We stayed here for one night during the Mount Dora craft festival. What a charming B&B a - Kim and Soren, the owners, are a delightful, friendly couple and made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was amazing, lots of choice and food prepared and served fresh. We couldn't recommend this B&B a highly enough. Alan and Debbie Coey, Northern Ireland.

Mrs. Clean lives here

4.6 on October 19, 2014

What a wonderful stay! The innkeepers were so down to earth and welcoming. Our room was satisfactory but breakfast and conversation with them outstanding. A return visit has already been planned for Christmas!

Perfect Spot for Two Friends to "Catch Up"

4.6 on September 23, 2014

My retired teacher friend and I (also a retired teacher) decided it was time for a "time out" and selected a site about half-way between our two home towns. We jointly decided on Mt. Dora, then equally decided on trying out the Farnsworth House, run by Kim and Soren!! Talk about luck!! We spent four days talking, walking, shopping, visiting with locals and our innkeepers and of course with EACH OTHER!! So much to catch up on! This was a perfect spot that met our need for quiet, being spoiled by such wonderful innkeepers, and the chance to explore Mt. Dora as never before! We are already planning Visit, Pt.II !!! joy in Florida

A Wonderful Weekend!

5 on June 01, 2014

My Mom and I stayed here last weekend and enjoyed every minute! Kim and Soren are so sweet and hospitable--and helpful! They were always making sure we felt comfortable. The grounds are so beautiful. I spent a fair amount of time in the gazebo writing, or napping under the 100+ year old trees in the yard. An absolute pleasure to stay here and I look forward to our next visit!

Great for families. Very friendly hosts.

4.2 on May 14, 2014

Would be great for an extended stay or family reunion. Has some rooms that adjoin by a porch. The hosts are so charming and helpful, it is like staying with a friend.

Great service!

4.0 on April 11, 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 branching out in the area.

THE PLACE to stay in Mt. Dora!

5 on March 27, 2014

This was or first visit to Mt. Dora and first stay in a bed and breakfast. The Farnsworth House is immaculately cleaned and maintained. The owners were genuinely interested in our comfort, interests, and needs. They provided us will great info about the town and recommendations were excellent for our needs - relaxation away from our home. The breakfasts were delicious, healthy, and very filling. We highly recommend the Farnsworth House for gracious accommodations within walking distance of town. A beautiful and peaceful place. P.S. I loved playing the piano ¿¿

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Rooms & Rates

Azalea Suite

On Second Floor. Queen Bed and a Day Bed. Private Bathroom w/shower. Kitchenette (Fridge, sink, microwave). Complimentary WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $209

Glyn and Kiddie Suite

On Second Floor. Queen Bed. Private Bathroom w/shower. Kitchenette (Fridge, sink, microwave). Complimentary WIFI

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $169

Canary Suite

On Second Floor. Queen Bed . Private Bathroom w/ Tub. Kitchenette (Fridge, sink, microwave). Cable TV. Complimentary WIFI

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $209

Bamboo Room

On Ground Floor. Queen Bed Twin Bed. Private Bathroom w/Shower. Cable TV. Complimentary WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $140 - $150

Bougainvillea Room

On Ground Floor. Queen Bed. Private Bathroom w/shower. Cable TV. Complimentary WIFI

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $150

Country Room

On Ground Floor. Queen Bed - Private Bathroom w/shower. Cable TV. Complimentary WIFI

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $135

Golf Room

On Ground Floor. Queen Bed - Private Bathroom w/shower. Cable TV . Complimentary WIFI

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $135

Grapefruit Room

On Ground Floor. 2 Twin Beds - Private Bathroom w/shower. Cable TV -. Complimentary WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $135

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Orlando, FL (MCO)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Lake Dora, Dora Canal, Antique Markets, Performing Theater

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Piano, Private entrance , Shampoo & Conditioner, Shower Gel & Soap, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Bottled Water, Complimentary Soft Drinks, Slippers provided

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Golfing, Antique Shopping Nearby

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  • Check In:: 3 pm-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night stay
  • Cancellations: If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 3 (three) days* prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than three (3) days* notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund may be made less processing fees.



Kim Evans and Soren Strandberg

Languages spoken

Swedish, English, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Soren is an enthusiastic golfer, Kim plays for fun. Both enjoy walking and appreciate nature, birds, flowers and the garden. Soren has had extensive experience in sports - track and field, ice hockey and bandy in Sweden. Kim enjoys reading when she has the time.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Screened Patio, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

Special meal options