Thurston House has a quiet & serene setting, yet is only 5 miles north of downtown Orlando. Our 1885 Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse style home has been lovingly restored, boasting beautiful woodwork and floors. Furnished using a comfortable and eclectic blend of antiques & reproductions, all three rooms have queen-sized beds, private baths, and desk with phone. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the inn and even on the wraparound porch! We are set amid eight acres of land overlooking charming Lake Eulalia, yet are minutes from great restaurants, museums and shopping. Winter Park is just moments away too! The wooded acerage around us has a low key walking trail for your enjoyment. Take a stroll and listen to the birds singing away. They really enjoy our Certified Wildlife Habitat! For those not motivated to stroll, and porch rockers are waiting for you.
Decorated in ruby red with white accents, this beautiful room will please everyone! A queen-sized iron bed, no longer with footboard, ensures a good nights sleep. A business travel size desk and complimentary wireless Internet makes this room corporate travel friendly. The private bath has a tiled tub and shower combination. A Florida fireplace makes this room cozy! The morning view with the sun rising over Lake Eulalia is spectacular through the lace curtains. Pull the curtains back and watch the ducks peacefully floating by. Enjoy the rooms' large TV, DVD player and CD player
Nightly Rate: $190/$190
Considered the most romantic room, the Hirsch Room boasts a 4 poster bed and an old-fashioned claw foot tub. Decorated in deep blue with accents of red and white, this room is for you! A business travel size desk and complimentary wireless Internet makes this room corporate travel friendly too. A Florida fireplace makes this room romantic! Enjoy its' ambience from the cozy plush corner chair. A flat screen TV with DVD player, and a CD player round out the rooms amenities.
Nightly Rate: $190/$190
From the ivy bathroom wallpaper, to the serene golden tan walls, this room is all is light and airy feeling. A business travel size desk and complimentary wireless Internet makes this room corporate travel friendly too. A Florida fireplace makes this room cozy too! A flat screen TV, DVD player and CD player round out the rooms amenities. The private bath has a comfortable tub with shower, and beautiful green & white tile. This room overlooks the herb garden, and in winter the many flowering camellia bushes. Pls not the bed no longer has a footboard!
Nightly Rate: $190/$190
5 on November 25, 2013
My husband and I went to Winterpark on business and we never unless we have to stay in a hotel. We travel on business most of the time we travel and feel that a B&B gives you a place at the end of the day where you feel like you are at home. Carol and Joe were both wonderful host and Carol still is at the top of her game even after 21 years of doing this. The details were quite nice, and I believe that she has thought of everything. The breakfast that she put together took you to New England, where she is from and you will as she puts its have a New England experience with palm trees. I know we will find ourselves in the Winterpark area again and I will call the Thurston House home once again. Thanks again to you both for making us feel so comfy on this in and out trip.
5 on December 03, 2011
We celebrated our 2nd Anniversary at the Thurston House. It is so beautifully decorated, faces a lake and wonderful breakfast. A very peaceful stay with lots of extra perks. Judy and John
3.8 on August 18, 2011
Every year before school starts back up I take a trip and become a tourist. This was a lovely place. Would go back
5 on July 21, 2011
Breakfast was artfully presented and very tasty. Our room was very comfortable and tastefully decorated with period pieces. The innkeeper gave excellent attention to detail and we were delighted to spend 2 nights in such a lovely setting. Just 10 minutes away from fine dining and shopping. Would highly recommend.
4.6 on February 17, 2011
Warm hospitality, excellent breakfast. Highly recommend this B&B
30 mintues to Universal/Disney area, less than 10 minutes to Winter Park, Lakeside, Suburban
Orlando, FL (MCO) 18 miles
From airport Rt.#436N. Take Rt.#408 W. Get off at Rt.#I-4E. Go to exit #88 Lee Rd. Go right, then left at the light - Wymore. At first light go right - Kennedy (this changes name to Lake Avenue). We are 7/10 of a mile down on the right.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Excellent dining, antiques and museums within 10 minutes, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo, Bird watching, Canoeing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Walking paths/gardens, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Upstairs porch w/double hammock and seating area., 1st fl wraparound porch w/rockers, table, chairs.
Carole & Joe Ballard
Continental plus or full every day
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Eggs Florentine 9 eggs 2C Cottage Cheese 2C grated cheese 4oz feta cheese 4T melted butter 20oz frozen spinach, thawed & drained 1t nutmeg Whisk eggs, add all other ingredients one at a time and mix well. Bake 350 degrees until set. Place under broiler just to brown. YUMMMMM!!!!
Business Travel Club Stay at Thurston House for business travel more than 6 nights and automatically get enrolled in our "Corporate Club". This enables you to enjoy all the benefits of staying here on business - all the modern amenities in your guest room, such as desk, phone, modem hookup, complimentary wireless Internet - but also allows you to accumulate points for a free nights stay. Call the innkeeper for more details.
For each $100 you purchase in Holiday time Gift Certificates, you will recieve an additional $10 certificate. Use it for yourself, or give it away too. Offer ends 12/15/13 so hurry!
Frequent Stay Program! Stay at Thurston House, accumilate 12 nights over time, and receive the next night free. We have one guest on his 8th card!
In the spirit of the Holidays, we are offering special rates for most of the month of December starting 12/3(excludes 12/24-25, and 12/30-31)! Weekday rate is $155 and weekend rate is $180. Come see Central Florida in all it's decorated glory. Do some fabulous shopping, enjoy wonderful meals out and relax on the porch with us!