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Palmer House Bed & Breakfast

2221 Hinton Ranch Rd , Lithia, FL 33547 USA (Show map)

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Come experience the true meaning of Southern Hospitality. Country feeling yet close to the city. Browse our website palmer-house and meet the innkeepers. See all there is to do during your stay. We cater to local and out of state guest for retreats, weekend getaways, special events, romance packages, sports packages to include Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tickets, small wedding's & receptions and much more. You can relax, go horse back riding or take a canoe trip down the Alafia River. Spend the day at Disney, MGM, Universal Studio's, Sea World, Busch Gardens or go to the beautiful Gulf Beaches; all within a reasonable drive.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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Wonderful Southern Hospitality!

4.6 on January 28, 2015

This is a quaint B&B! Gail has a warm way to make one feel "pampered" and cared for. The B&B is beautiful and the breakfasts are "to die for" yummy!

Simply the best!

5 on January 01, 2015

From the moment I made our reservation to the moment we left everything was perfect. The warm friendly welcome and personal service throughout our stay was 100 times better than anything you will get at any hotel. Our room was perfect from the heavenly bed to the coffee in the morning and very clean. The breakfast was great! Thank you Gail!

Great Rural B&B

5 on April 21, 2014

My wife and I absolutely loved this B&B. Gail looked after us so well. Fantastic breakfast and extremely comfortable room. Easy driving distance to Tampa!

Best Hidden Secret Ever

5 on April 17, 2014

This was our first time staying at a B&B. What a great experience. The room was super clean and fresh. The food was amazing and the view is one to remember.

Wonderful B & B

5 on March 04, 2014

Beautiful location, quiet and serene. Bob and Gail are outstanding hosts and Gail's breakfasts are delicious. Hot tub and pool in the back and fire pit was great on a nice, cool, Florida evening under the stars. My wide and I stayed in the Suite Memories room. Nicely appointed and plenty of room, including a nice sitting area. Has direct access to the outside, where you can sit in a swing on the porch. Every morning I sat in the gazebo and listened to the sounds of nature. I highly recommend Palmer House B & B.


5 on November 16, 2013

Our room was awesome - spacious and comfy. We loved the grounds and the country atmosphere. The service was great. We really enjoyed our weekend and look forward to staying there again.

15th anniversary 9/2013

4.6 on September 29, 2013

Our 1st visit to a B&B. This place is great. So peaceful... out in the country but still convenient to shopping and plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. Or.. you can just stay on property and enjoy walks, swimming, hot tub and peaceful alone time with your spouse. The breakfast served by Gail was fantastic. The table settings and decorations were all so beautiful. We felt pampered. This place is highly recommended. We will be back for sure.

A beautiful, peaceful place for the heart.

5 on August 11, 2013

I have been at the Palmer House for women's retreats, personal retreat, and even had friends stay for their honeymoon. All of us highly recommend it. It is centralized enough, to do as much or little as you want, in the Tampa Bay, Orlando areas. Gail Palmer is a dear, and goes out of her way to make sure you have what you need when you need it. I look forward to my next retreat. Thank you again, Dr. D

peaceful and relaxing

4.4 on August 04, 2013

Beautiful property! We loved our stay it was a much needed couple retreat. I loved the fact it was so quiet and peaceful. Flowers were in bloom and butterflies are everywhere. I just would have liked to have more choices with breakfast.

Superior B&B

4.8 on July 08, 2013

My husband and I were so pleased with our B&B experience at the Palmer House. Situated in a rural setting, Old Florida charm was abundant. Our hosts, Bob and Gail, made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived. They were engaging, but not obtrusive. We stayed in the Suite Romance Room which was decorated beautifully with a comfy four poster bed, sitting area, kitchenette (snacks were plentiful) and bathroom with a 1925 Authentic Claw Foot tub and separate shower. The french doors led out to a private patio overlooking the jacuzzi and screened in pool, and beautifully kept landscaping. Our breakfasts were unique and satisfying (especially good coffee and abundant) and our dietary requests were honored. We had a wonderful stay and plan to return soon.

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Rooms & Rates

Suite Romance

Suite Romance is one of our more popular suites. It has a Royal King Bed w/High-quality linens and bedding, Sitting area, Refrigerator, Microwave, Satellite TV, DVD/VCR, CD/Radio, Wireless Internet and Wetbar. Suite Romance's charming decor will bring out that passion for any romantic occasion. The bathroom has a Clawfoot tub, Pedestal Sink and a seperate shower. French doors invite you outside on your own private patio for a relaxing time enjoying the scenic views. Check out our Romance Package

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Spring Garden

As you enter the Spring Garden located in the guest house, a murial of blooming flowers and natural surroundings with a wonderful garden decor welcome you. A spectaculr view awaits you looking through the large Live Oak trees that surround this second floor room. Spring Garden offers a King Garden Gate Bed w/High-quality linens and bedding, Wood Floors, Refrigerator, Microwave, Satellite TV, DVD/VCR, Radio/ CD Player and Wireless Internet. The bathroom has a whirlpool tub, seperate shower and pedestal sink all in bright white. This room has a fresh aroma all its own.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Southern Cabin

Southern Cabin is a large Suite that boasts a unique feeling of outdoors with the comfort and privacy of indoors. A murial of an old cabin on a lake embellishes one wall of the room. There is a spectaculr view looking through the large Live Oak trees that surround this second floor room. Southern Cabin offers a wooden floor, King Size Bed w/High-quality linens and bedding, Refrigerator, Microwave, Sattelite TV, DVD/VCR, Radio/CD Player and Wireless Internet. The bathroom has a whirlpool tub, separate shower and a pedistal sink. Southern Cabin is an extrordinary experience all its own.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Suite Dreams

Sweet Dreams is a two room suite that offers a Classic Queen Brass Bed in one room and a Victorian Iron Queen Bed and matching Day Bed in the other. Both rooms offer soft cozy linens and bedding for a restful evening. Sweet Dreams is located on the second floor of the main house, is carpeted and contains two sitting areas. Amenties include Satellite TV, DVD/VCR, Radio/CD Player and Wireless Internet.The bathroom contains a tub and shower combo with two sinks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $119 - $189

Suite Memories

Suite Memories,our most popular suite is primarily for couples celebrating a HoneyMoon, Aniversary, Birthdays or any other special occasion. It is beautifully decorated in black and white motiff with a 6 Poster Bed, wet-bar and private covered patio. Amenties include Wood Floors, Refrigerator, Microwave, In Room Snacks and Drinks,Satellite, HDTV, DVD, & CD Player and Wireless Internet. The bathroom contains a Claw Foot Tub, Body Massage Shower and a Dresser/Sink combo. Check out our Romance Package.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189


Location Type

Countryside, Ranch, Suburban


Tampa, FL (TPA) 28 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Disney, Busch Gardens, Sea World, MGM, Adventure Island, Universal Studio, Tampa Bay Bucs, Devil Rays, Lightning, Ybor City, Florida Aquarium, Plant City,, Orlando Magic, University South Florida, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Beautifully Landscaped, Two Gazebo's, Four Tier Fountain, Hot Tub outside, Heated Swimming Pool, Wrought Iron Gate, Walking Path

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Must comply with "Florida Clean Air Act"
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited We cater mostly to couples for get aways.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Due to allergies to pets by many people.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit is one nights rent or 50% of total stay due within 7 days of making a reservation.
  • Cancellations: Deposit is refundable less a $20 handling fee if cancelled within 7 days of proposed stay. Balance paid upon arrival.



Bob and Gail Palmer

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Resident Pets

Cats , Cattle and Horses on property

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  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: Covered Porches, Gazebo, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Signature Dish

Almond Crusted French Toast
Other Favorites Birds Nest Eggs Breakfast Casserole Bacon and Cheese Quiche


2221 Hinton Ranch Rd , Lithia, FL 33547 USA (Show map)

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