5 on November 06, 2013
Don & Pam Floyd
5 on October 27, 2013
We stayed at the Alling house while attending another Stetson football weekend, we had a wonderful stay (as usual) and look forward to returning in a couple of days.
5 on September 25, 2013
Very friendly and accommodating owners. Comfortable guest cottage. Enjoyed my stay with our 2 dogs and would love to return sometime.
4.8 on September 16, 2013
Outstanding hospitality, Excellent breakfast, Extremely clean.
5 on September 15, 2013
Had a wonderful stay. Breakfast was great. Room was all one could ask for.
4.2 on August 14, 2013
This is a very sweet historic home with cottages obviously well maintained by a family that is very devoted to doing right by the property and the guests who stay here. Near to Cassadaga, historic De Land, and multiple opportunities to enjoy nature and recreation, it is much better than being holed up in a lifeless, soulless corporate hotel/motel. We can heartily recommend it.
5 on August 12, 2013
The Alling House owners, Nan and Gerald, have thought of everything! There is no place I have ever been where there was such attention to detail. We stayed in one of their cottages; it was immaculatly furnished, complete with a fireplace and robes! We visited New Smyrna Beach, only a 25 minute ride along with downtown Deland and Cassadaga. Can't wait to go back again!
5 on July 02, 2013
We had the best stay at the Alling House, Gerald and Nan go above and beyond to make you feel right at home. The attention to details is outstanding, by far the best we have stay in. We can't wait to go back and stay in a different cottage this time, they are all themed and decorated to the theme. We will be telling family and friends about this one. Nan's breakfast was awesome and you won't go away hungry that is for sure!
5 on June 25, 2013
Your B & B is one of the best we have stayed in. As previous owners, you try to think of everything that will make a persons stay enjoyable and unforgetable, and you have certainly done a wonderful job at that. You have a "gem" and we thank you for the wonderful experience of enjoying your home. Kay and Leonard Higley
5 on June 19, 2013
I booked this trip on a whim. The private cottage we stayed in was decorated in a frontier theme. Everything from the décor on the walls to the faucet fixtures were quirky and clever. The cottage was clean and new. It had a king bed, electric fireplace, hot tub with jets and full kitchen. The deal we purchased through livingsocial included chocolate covered strawberries, 2 glasses and sparkling juice plus breakfast delivered to us both mornings. The breakfast was not the typical toast / bagel / cereal choices you would expect. They were home cooked, delish meals of sausage, bacon, an egg casserole, baked French toast, fresh fruit, muffins…amazing. The owners are polite, friendly and helpful. We were able to borrow their bikes (and kayaks if we wanted) and they gave us a ride in their truck to the nearby state park to use them. All for free. They certainly know how to treat their patrons and I would absolutely stay there again and recommend it for anyone looking for a relaxing weekend away.
5 on June 12, 2013
My husband and I wanted to get away for our 5th anniversary but couldn’t travel too far because I’m 8 months pregnant. The Alling house was a perfect combination of convenience, price and relaxation. We stayed in the Frontier cottage for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. The cottage was comfortable and very well equipped. Never having been to Orange City we were a little skeptical of if we would find things to stay busy for three days but it all worked out nicely. Breakfast was wonderful both days. We were able to relax and enjoy our quiet long weekend.
5 on June 05, 2013
I loved the antique designs throughout the entire house and cottages. Nan's breakfast was incredible and their hospitality was great. Great location...there were plenty of state parks and springs to visit and downtown was adorable! Not too far from Orlando.
5 on June 04, 2013
I had my three granddaughters, two daughters, husband and son in law , together. Some from NC, my brother, sis in law, nephew, all able to have a great visit. Some of us stayed in The Nature Cottage, loved it. Some family lives in the area, but we had plenty of room for all of the grandkids, cousins to run and play outside. The cottage was spotless, comforatable, everything you need was there. Nan and Gerald were wonderful. Kayaks are included, AND, Gerald delivers the kayaks to the river and picks them up when you are finished. We took thd three grandkids kayaking, ages 8, 6, and 3, they loved it. I didn't get a chance to have the breakfast in the main house, but, my next visit I will make a point to. I have nothing but over the top things to say about The Alling House B & B. We are all looking forward to our next visit.
5 on May 07, 2013
Having 6 kids my husband and I need a quick getaway just to relax and be together. We really enjoyed our stay. Our cottage was beautiful and there were plenty of things to do in the area to keep us busy if we had wanted to be busy.
4.8 on May 06, 2013
This is our third stay with Nan & Gerald. They run a great B&B, a place we will continue to support. The breakfasts are delightful, the rooms are clean and the atmosphere is friendly. We always look forward to our stay there.
4.4 on April 03, 2013
The carriage houses where we stayed was perfect for us. My mother, sister, and I were celebrating a 60- and an 80-year-old birthday by visiting our childhood homes. The carriage house was large enough for all of us, and we used the well-stocked kitchen for our breakfasts and dinners. Everything was clean, quiet, and so welcoming. We'd love to visit again!
5 on March 28, 2013
Outstanding accomodations with the charm of "Old Florida". The owners were more than gracious. The themed cabins were absolutely charming. Highly recommeded and will one day go again.
4.0 on March 23, 2013
We had the best time! Thank you so much! We met the greatest people and the Alling House is so beautiful. Looking very much to our next stay. This is a true treasure!
4.2 on March 23, 2013
We stayed one night at Alling house as we wanted to be nearer to Daytona for the 500. We also used the day of booking in to visit Blue Springs State Park. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished in what I would say is a 1950s style. Exceptionally homely and comfortable. Rooms are very well presented and the bathrooms are kitted out to provide absolutely everything. Snacks available from the fridge on the landing. Gerald and Nan are very proud of the house and have good reason to be, they are very friendly and make you feeel like old friends rather than just a client. Should we have the opportunity to take our girls back to Florida I would love to stay in one of the beautifully presented cabins at the rear of the house, they look quite stunning. Stuart and Suzanne Walkden , Rochdale , England.
5 on March 17, 2013
This home is what a B&b should be like. My room was beautifully furnished with antique furniture, yet the shower was as fancy as a Hilton's. the hosts are hard-working and personable. Great breakfasts with a varied menu. I haven't had a repeat in either of the two times I stayed there. Very satisfied.
5 on March 14, 2013
Stayed 3 nights in one of the new cottages (Nature I believe) - there are 4 cottages in large backyard facing each other. Very peaceful among the trees with places to sit and read or just stroll. Owners have thought of everything you could need no matter how long you stay. You can't pull your car right up to cottage to load so they provide a nice size wagon for hauling your luggage - very handy. I would remove or replace square table in bathroom with smaller corner unit to allow more room around toilet. and I would also remove fish tank to give more space in main room. Owners are nice, hardworking folks.
5 on March 03, 2013
This is a hidden jewel. I'll definitely be back.
5 on February 24, 2013
The owners are so very helpful and extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Little things in the rooms made my stay so wonderful. Even a toothbrush was available without having to ask. Room was super clean and very cheerful. Bed was so comfortable I wanted to take it home. I will be back.
5 on February 24, 2013
We stayed again in our favorite cottage, the Victorian. So relaxing and restful to recharge for our busy lives. Nan and Gerald are the perfect hosts and the setting is beautiful- the whole town and the surrounding parks- we love it all! Thank you for sharing this bit of heaven with others.
5 on February 22, 2013
We only stayed one night, but we had a lovely time and a sumptuous breakfast the next morning. I recommend without hesitation.
5 on February 20, 2013
Alling House is a fabulous gem and well worth a stop for anyone looking for a homey atmosphere that is just minutes from downtown DeLand. My family stayed in one of the cottages with our two labs who enjoyed the freedom of a wonderful large yard to run around in and nice long walks in a friendly neighborhood. Nan accommodated our late return from a run with a generous breakfast in the main house. Hot tea, coffee, pancakes, bacon, eggs, fresh fruit and more all set with a quaint blue china service from days past. We loved our stay.
5 on February 20, 2013
I cannot say enough good things about our experience at the Alling House. The owners were very friendly. The attention to detail was unbelievable. The food was delicious. I was only sad that they were so booked that I couldn't extend my stay. I definitely plan to return and take advantage of all the recreational activities in the area.
5 on February 19, 2013
This is a very nice B & B. The owners are fun to stay with. It's always a pleasure. Dennis Doolan
5 on January 24, 2013
We always have a great stay with Gerald and Nan. It feels like coming home, but better. They both are very gracious. The food and rooms are fantastic. The Alling house is our getaway as often as possible.
4.6 on January 05, 2013
We had a wonderful time here at the Alling House Bed and Breakfast. Gerald and Nan were wonderful hosts. They were very friendly and informative and the breakfasts were wonderful! We would love to go back again and highly recommend this B&B to anyone in the Orange City/Deland, florida area. Shawn and Peg Starkoski
4.8 on January 04, 2013
My family booked the Alling House's Frontier Cottage for 2 nights while exploring Blue Springs. The property is exceptional! The cottage had everything (truly) you could need for a night or a month. Although we could have stayed in the cabin, we chose to have breakfast in the main house each day. We enjoyed the spectacular effort that Nan and Gerald put into every aspect of the house and cabins. There are barbecues and fire pits and ball games, and cards and videos in each unit. Each cabin is decorated very specifically - our cabin was filled with relics from old frontier days and our 8-yr-old son loved looking at all the items! We'll be back.
3.8 on December 26, 2012
We stayed in one of the Alling House's cottages. It was beautiful, clean, and had all the personal touches that made me and my husband feel like honored guests. I would recommend Alling House to my family and friends and really to anyone who just needs some time away.
4.0 on November 14, 2012
With five separate cottages to choose from, in addition to the main house, this makes for a great family-friendly B&B. Lots of open yard to romp & play in, as well as two tire swings. Free use of bikes and kayaks. We did not take advantage of all the amenities, because we were busy exploring the corn maze in Mount Dora, manatee watching at Blue Springs, and enjoying the Volusia County fair during our weekend visit.
5 on October 26, 2012
On my first visit to Florida my partner and I had the joy of staying at Alling House with Nan and Gerald. What a treat! The house/rooms were spectacular, what with their antiques and vintage furnishings. The hospitality was superb. Every time we came in after sightseeing, Nan would greet us with "welcome home!" Her breakfasts were something to behold. Nan and Gerald went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and peaceful. We will stay again when we go to Florida.
5 on October 24, 2012
We are a recently married couple who chose the Alling House as our Honeymoon Getaway. We couldn't have made a better choice. The property is beautifully maintained and the owners give wonderful and caring service. The rooms and cottages are immaculately clean and very well decorated. We were so impressed that we immediately booked for next year on our 1st anniversary.
5 on October 18, 2012
Gerald and Nan are excellent hosts. The breakfasts are delicious and served on a beautifully set table. The rooms are very comfortable and are stocked with anything you may need during your stay. They really do make it feel like a home away from home.
4.8 on August 28, 2012
As always, our stay at the Alling House was most pleasurable. We stayed in the Victorian Cottage this time and found the cottage pristeen. Gerald and Nan have thought of everything to make your stay complete, comfortable and relaxing. The grounds are peaceful and beautiful. I only wish we could have stayed longer! Thanks Gerald and Nan!
3.8 on July 26, 2012
Nice people, lovely old house. The room I was in had a huge bathroom, but, more importantly a very comfortable bed. Most of it lived up to my expectations and a bit more. But, the breakfasts (which they kindly made us 30 minutes early) were really outstanding. The place has its own character and charm and I highly recommend it.
4.4 on July 19, 2012
My wife and I stayed here for the first two night of our honeymoon and was just what we needed. The cottages were in a quite place and we had plenty of privacy there. Gerald and Nan were able to arrange a dozen roses, a bottle of wine and rose pedals in the cottage for our first night there. The jacuzzi was perfect for us to relax in after all the business and stress of wedding planning. The breakfast for $10 each morning was a great deal and very convenient as they were able to deliver it to the cottage.
5 on July 16, 2012
My family & I have been staying at the Alling House for years (multiple times per year) and have never been disappointed. Nan & Gerald are unfailingly friendly, considerate hosts with a wealth of knowledge about the area. Nan's breakfasts are delicious & generous. They provide Victorian charm with room choices to fit many tastes -- private cottages or lovely bedrooms with ensuite baths. Amenities include wifi, a sitting room with computer & guest refrigerator in the main house always stocked with ice, water, soft drinks & treats. I love it here! Alice, Martha's Vineyard, MA
4.8 on June 15, 2012
Very nice. Comfortable, nice atmosphere, clean, great breakfast. Very nice inn keepers. Will definitely return!
4.0 on May 24, 2012
Lovely surprise right around the corner from a busy street.
4.4 on May 14, 2012
Our cabin was spacious, beautifully decorated and equipped, and the grounds are peaceful and well maintained. I look forward to my next visit.
5 on March 09, 2012
Another wonderful stay at the Alling House! Nan and Gerald are the best- so friendly and genuine! We stayed in a cottage this time, and they are beautiful, clean, and comfortable. Every thing you might need is right there. We enjoyed some sunshine sitting in the garden- very relaxing. Breakfast was scrumptious as always. I highly recommend the Alling House-I stay there every time we are in Orange City.
4.6 on February 28, 2012
Stayed for 2 nights (a saturday and sunday night) at the Alling House in the Rose Room. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. Very nice accomodations and the owners were nothing short of spectacular! Gerald gave us a tour of our room and ammendities as soon as we arrived and even presented us with useful discount coupons for local places to eat and local activities. Other guests of the Alling House were very friendly and seemed to be relaxed and having fun. The location was perfect for not being too far away from things, but far enough away to feel like you weren't living in a big town. The bed was so comfortable, I slept better than I have in quite awhile. I was pleasantly surprised not to hear noise from other guests or from surrounding neighbors, while trying to sleep. Gerald and Nan treat you with great respect and have your needs in mind always. I cannot say enough great things about our hosts! If you are in the area or want a nice get away from it all, this is the place to stay. I mean for about the same price as a hotel....why would you not stay here? Will definitely return to get away from it all and hope to stay longer next time. Dave and Kelly - Clearwater,FL
5 on February 26, 2012
We had a delightful two-night stay at this bed and breakfast. The cottage we stayed in was immaculate, and included an electric fireplace and 4 poster bed as well as a full kitchen. The kitchen even included free snacks and bottled water, milk and juice in the fridge! We elected to eat breakfast in the main house each morning for a small additional fee ($5 each), which was well worth it. Delicious food, and wonderful conversation with our hosts was a great way to start our day. We got lots of tips on things to do in the area, and even got coupons for dining establishments in the area! We were extremely satisfied with our stay, and wouldn't have changed a thing. Highly recommended!
5 on February 26, 2012
I enjoyed staying at The Alling House Bed and Breakfast, highly recommend it and I will go back. The main house has three bedrooms available - all are beautiful. though the Rose Room is the best of the three. They also offer five, what they call "cabins" behind the house. My friend and I toured two of the five cabins as the rest were occupied, and they are very contemporary, clean, and inviting. The courtyard by the cabins features nice areas to sit and fire pits for the cool evenings. My next visit I may look to stay in one of them, though I thoroughly enjoyed the main house with all the antiques and front porch complete with a front porch swing.
5 on February 05, 2012
We picked the Railway Cottage for its verandah, rocking chairs, and railway theme. But imagine having an actual working model railway mounted around the perimeter of one room. And so many other things "railway". And then, to find milk, water, and juice in the fridge, cereal in the cupboard of a full working kitchen including washer/dryer, and be offered kayaks and transport to nearby Blue Springs Park. And to have a binder of useful information about the surrounding area. We opted for breakfast in the main house and both days were amazing; they even catered to my wheat sensitivity with gluten-free pancakes. It was lovely to chat with this engaging couple who truly enjoy what they are doing. The grounds were lovely to look at with various benches and bird baths - just what we needed. And so quiet. We would go back there for longer just to do more outings, say, to the ocean just 30 miles away, and to spend more time curled up with the movies and books they offered. The manatees at Blue Springs Park were so easy to see in the clear spring water. We truly felt pampered. Liz, Kathryn, and Allan - Toronto, Ontario.
4.8 on January 25, 2012
Gerald and Nan have done a great job of location, home and service! We would highly recommend staying at Alling House for anyone visiting Central Florida. Easy access to everything, relaxing parks nearby, and the stay, food, accomodations and hosting was superb.
5 on January 14, 2012
I have stayed here a number of times and find great consistency in all aspects. I recommend Alling House with out reservation.
4.4 on January 11, 2012
We stayed in a cottage, which was beautifully furnished, well equipped, and comfortable. One of us had breakfast in the lodge; it was great. The owners offered to lend us kayaks and drive them with us to a dock. If we're ever in the area again we'll very likely return to this lovely B&B.
4.2 on December 14, 2011
Nan and Gerald were gracious hosts, very attentive to our needs, but unobtrusive. Breakfast was very good, and we had the option to have it delivered to our room, instead of dining in the main house, which we took advantage of. We stayed in the Victorian cabin. It was nicely appointed, spacious and very clean, comfortable and private. If we had forgotten anything at home, they had thought of all the neccessities and had them available if needed. The towels were changed daily, beds made and juice, milk, cereal, snacks, coffee and tea were provided in our room, as well as a selection of movies to watch. If we had wanted to ride bikes, they were available to use, all these things at no additional charge. The Alling House is easy to get to and centrally located. It is also situated in a very pretty setting. We would highly recommend!!! Sincerely, Kevin and Lisa Barrowman 12/14/11
4.2 on December 09, 2011
Our stay was brief, one short night. But we plan to return when we are in the area again for a longer stay.
4.6 on December 07, 2011
We stayed in the Frontier Room and were pleasantly surprised by the fun decor, fresh smell, and cleanliness of the place. The grounds are beautiful and could nicely host a multi-family vacation, because of the common area/yard that is very large. The Innkeepers were also very nice and full of information on the history of the house, the area restaurants, and the cottage amenities. We would stay again.
5 on December 01, 2011
While visiting family in Deleon Springs, we stayed in the Victorian Cottage for 2 nights with our 2 dogs. Everything was clean and fresh and we loved having the full kitchen and the ability to walk the dogs right outside (picking up after them of course). Gerald was very friendly and informative about local activities and restaurants when we arrived which was appreciated. We'll definitely be back when we're in the area again.
4.0 on November 21, 2011
The Alling House was a wonderful little treat up in Orange City. Everything was spotless, and the bed was wonderfully firm and the sheets soft. Breakfast in the morning was delicious, and I really enjoyed the Oatmeal Brulee. I'll be sure to come and stay again, perhaps in one of their cute cottages for a bit longer.
5 on November 21, 2011
We arrived at Alling house expecting to be pampered, they exceded our expectations. The Rose room, my personal reccomendation , is beautifully decorated and your every need seems to have been anticipated. The owners are on site with friendly advice and excelent service. Roger and Cindy highly reccomend the Alling house for a plesant Florida stay. thank you Roger Pfalzgraf
5 on November 15, 2011
Beautiful and CLEAN. Very nice owners. We are going back again.
4.8 on November 11, 2011
We had a wonderful time while staying at one of the Alling House cottages. We found them to be very clean, well kept and decorated, and plenty of items stocked throughout. A very nice touch having our fridge stocked with the morning's juice and milk. And the front porch and courtyard area was so nice to sit and relax in. We will be back!
4.0 on November 06, 2011
We definatly recommend staying here. It was a great experience all around.
5 on November 02, 2011
We stayed in the Frontier Cottage and it was absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway, they really thought of EVERYTHING!
4.0 on October 14, 2011
Our stay at the Alling House was very pleasant other than the weather that just happened to be bad during our visit. The cottage was neat and clean and spacious. It had a full kitchen with everything necessary to get by as well as snacks and drinks included. The staff was very nice and helpful. We would definitely go back for another visit.
5 on October 07, 2011
Our stay was simply a fantastic experience. We had the most relaxing weekend that we have had in a long time. Nearby Mt. Dora and Deland are "must sees" with the historic downtown areas for both shopping and architecture. Renninger's flea market was an experience along with their Antique Mall. The Alling House however was the key to the experience. The breakfast offered was phenomenal and the setting of the property was superb. We felt as if we were in a different time and place. Be sure to take advantage of the free kayaking (no you don't have to be athletic) but most of all you will want to just stay on the property and relax. We stayed in the Frontier Cottage and were stunned by the coziness and beauty. The pictures on line do NOT do it justice. We saw the other cottages as well and could say the same for them. BE SURE and ask Gerald and Nan (the owners) about the history, items on the property, the HAWK, flora, and their visions for the future there. I'm not as social as my wife but I felt extremely relaxed and welcome in this setting. It was if we knew everyone there for a long time. I can't commend it enough.
5 on October 06, 2011
We had a terrific stay at the Alling House, and Gerald and Ann were the perfect hosts. We hope to return!
5 on September 23, 2011
My wife and I found this great B&B by chance. However, our many return visits are not by accident. We look forward to each stay at the Alling house. The Alling House (Gerold and Nan) are gracious hosts that go out of their way to make our every stay a delight. The food, the room and the atmosphere is perfect.
5 on September 11, 2011
Our stay at the Alling House is one I'll always remember. The owners went above and beyond to make our stay an outstanding one. This would be an excellent place for a reunion, wedding or family get together.
5 on September 11, 2011
We went with 3 other coupes and stayed in the cottages. They each had a theme and were all very well done. The area was veery peaceful with many things to do nearby.
5 on September 11, 2011
The cabins were out of this world with the details that each one held. Our breakfasts were outstanding.
5 on September 05, 2011
My siblings and I treated our mother, her twin, and two of their sisters to a stay at the Alling House to celebrate a 70th birthday, and they had a wonderful time! They said that everything from the rooms in the house to the cottages to the grounds were all lovingly cared for and uniquely decorated. And both Gerald and Nan made them feel at home and were friendly and helpful. And to top it all off, the place was spotless. I'd like to personally add that Gerald and Nan were also very accommodating when I made the reservation and happily delivered on a couple of special requests as well. To sum it up: We highly recommend a stay at the Alling House! - Angela in Seattle
4.0 on September 04, 2011
We've been all over the world, to all continents (except Antartica) and I have no qualms in saying that Gerald and Nan couldn't have done anything to have make our 2-day stay here better! We wanted to just get away, and to find this so nearby was a treat made easy. We stayed in the old main house (Rose room), and the facility was absolutely impeccable - just lovely in all respects. Clean as a whistle, decorated to the hilt, and the company engaging and interesting. We enjoyed dining with the couples we shared the breakfast table with, as you can do in B&Bs. Very nice, and we'll be back in the winter to visit manatees at Blue Springs.
5 on August 27, 2011
It is very obvious that the owners went to great length to design in detail each of the cottages. They performed an excellent job in the design of the railroad cottage along with the items on display (included electric two train sets) in the cottage in addition to providing us with service beyond the normal requirements. We truly enjoyed our visit, the service, the superb breakfast and the access to nature, Daytona Beach and Disney World in Orlando and the Shopping Malls. It was a most enjoyable visit. Our Daughter and her boy friend also accompanied us on this stay and both enjoyed their visit at the Alling House. I would highly recommend it to all. Nan and Gerald are excellent hosts. Don, Lee Ann, Mary Moates and John Cole Kirksey
4.6 on August 23, 2011
We love Alling House and will stay no where else when we visit the Orange City area. We have small children, so we always stay in one of the cottages. The hosts are attentive without being intrusive, the property is gorgeous - large and safe for kids to run around outside, and the accommodations are beautifully decorated and comfortable. Love this place!
4.6 on August 16, 2011
I have had some less than stellar experiences at Bed & Breakfast locations and usually avoid them when on business. However, Alling House has changed my mind and I will stay there again if I'm in the area. Warm welcome, felt at home, exceptionally clean, superb food!
5 on August 12, 2011
Delightful inn. Beautiful room and such a pleasure to be able to borrow a bike to visit the local Spring. Much more fun than staying in an impersonal Orlando hotel.
4.4 on August 10, 2011
We decided to celebrate my boyfriend's Birthday with a Stay at the Alling House, it was a very pleasant surprise to meet Nan and Gerald, The lovely owners of the estate. They are sweet, warm and happy to see you arrive at their home every time you wall in the door. If you are looking for a romantic or historical get away, this is the place to go... Have fun...
5 on July 17, 2011
The service was great. It was very family friendly. Nan and Gerald were so welcoming and helpful.
5 on July 10, 2011
My family and I stayed there and was totally impressed with the facilities and hospitality of Gerald and Nan. Each cottage had a special theme that just blew us away. Although we stayed in the cottage with the loft for our kids, our favorite was the train themed cottage, especially the working train in the bedroom. We were so impressed with the attention to detail contained in each cottage. Our stay surpassed all of our expectations and I would highly recommend the Alling House to anyone who is staying in the area or wants to experience what a bed and breakfast should be.
4.8 on July 08, 2011
We enjoyed our weekend at the Alling House. The room was amazing and spotless. Our hosts were kind and friendly, offering lots of good information for our trip. We will return again soon!
4.8 on June 30, 2011
I went on May 2011 with two friends for a weekend girls gateway (my third time staying at Alling House) and we were very pleased to stay in the Railroad Cottage with a beautiful decoration with lot of details and the great hospitality of two caring people as Gerald and Nan who made us feel at home since our arrival, I highly recommend to stay in their lovely Bed and Breakfast if you are visiting Daytona Beach area, Lake Helen, Cassadaga, Orlando is a pretty close drive (about 45 mins.), as well as St. Augustine (1 hr. 10"), they are across the street of the Blue Spring State Park. Try Nan superb breakfast if you stay at the Cottages (sooooo delicious home made food served in beautiful dinningware!). I hope to go back soon!.
4.6 on June 26, 2011
The first thing we noted was how clean everything was. If you are not familiar with Florida, no matter where you go, you expect some dust. Not a speck! We were given an informative tour of the main house, then shown our cottage, which I described as having all the amenities of a first class hotel, with the warmth of home. We also opted for the breakfast in the main house -- another decision I would make again! The Allman's obviously love what they are doing, and they share that enjoyment with their guests. If you have the opportunity to stay here don't miss it. And, yes, bring the kids! They'll love it too!
4.8 on June 11, 2011
WE had a relaxing time, They were great hosts. We will return someday.
4.0 on June 01, 2011
Gerald and Ann are wonderful hosts. This is the most I ever felt welcome at a B&B. I would definitely recommend this place if you need to stay in/around Orange City or Deland.
4.6 on May 25, 2011
We went down to Orange City to see the manatee at Blue Spring State Park. The owners were very friendly as we checked in. They gave us the tour and let us settle into our room. The room and private bathroom were both impecable. They told us of a fantastic restaurant to eat at that night. We had to be at the state park by 8 a.m. to see the manatee excursion. We informed them of this and they kept breakfast for us until we returned after their normal dining hours. Breakfast was fantastic! Heart shaped blueberry muffins. How much better can it be? Upstairs was a sitting area with a stocked fridge and an assortment of snacks. They were the nicest couple in the nicest house. We'll definitely be back.
4.0 on May 18, 2011
We stayed in the Victorian cottage. Couldn't have been nicer. Spacious, full service kitchen, spa tub, very comfortable king bed, washer/dryer - all the comforts of home. Nan and Gerald are kind and caring hosts.
4.8 on May 12, 2011
If you were looking for a great place to stay in a great area this is it. The cottage we stayed in was the Homestead cottage which was well appointed and would serve a family well as a vacation homebase. Blue Springs is very close and bikes and kayaks are available to use. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again. The cottage is outfitted with snacks and continental breakfast items or you can eat in the main house.
5 on May 11, 2011
We stayed in the nature cottage and absolutely loved it; the cottage was beautiful, and very comfortable and relaxing. The owners are wonderful people they make you feel right at home, and breakfast was delicious! This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast and it was definitely a good experience! The history around this area is also very neat! Thank you for the wonderful weekend! We look forward to experiencing the homestead cottage next weekend, and I definitely want to stay in the Victorian cottage too.
4.8 on May 07, 2011
We are repeat visitors, and are so pleased every time we go. It's a great place for our family, and provides with sanctuary while we visit the area. Breakfast is amazing!
5 on April 28, 2011
We were surprised that you let us use the kayak in the St. John's river without charge. The breakfasts were just wonderful. Thanks again for mailing our clothes......I think I would leave my head sometimes if it were not attached. We may just come back and check out the St. John's river again. I feel bad that you had the accident with the truck on the way to pick us up. Frank Hooey
4.8 on April 26, 2011
Wonderful location to unwind and relax. The kayaks and bicycles were a bonus. The breakfast was incredible. Gerald and Nan were terrific hosts and no detail was left unattended to. Can't recommend it enough. We stayed in the cottages and were very pleased. Don't miss this one!
5 on April 09, 2011
I have been to alot of B&Bs and this place is great super clean breakfast was very good and Nan and Gerald are great hosts would be glad to recommend this place to anyone
4.4 on March 29, 2011
I am a confessed workaholic, but this home had me curled up on the couch with the cat and a magazine in no time. Usually when away on business, I am working until it is time for bed. The most peaceful and relaxing home I have ever had the pleasure to stay in.
3.8 on March 20, 2011
I recently stayed in the Frontier Cottage as a returning guest, as was just as pleased as I was for my first stay. I expect a B&B to make me feel like a guest in their home instead of a customer, and that expectation is always met at Alling House.
4.2 on March 16, 2011
I have had limited experience with B&B's but the Alling House was far and away the best. I spent three days with them and felt right at home from the beginning. The hospitality and attention to detail were outstanding.
5 on March 15, 2011
My husband and I stayed in the Rose Room. The room was beautifully decorated and extra clean with all the amenities. If you forget to pack Q-Tips, tooth paste or toothbrushes, you do not have to worry, they have it covered. Gerald and Nan are wonderful and ready to accommodate your every need. Nan's cooking is amazing. From her western Omelette to her blueberry and cream cheese french toast. Yes blueberry and cream cheese. I do not like to eat a big breakfast, but there were no left overs in my plate. I would recommend the Alling House with my eyes closed. We had a great experience and are planning on going back next year God willing.
5 on March 06, 2011
Friendly hosts makes this seem like a visit with firends, not a hotel stay. Comfortable rooms with a variety of configurations to meet nearly every need. Substantial, delicious breakfasts in a Victorian dining room that has style, not stuffiness. Worth going out of your way to stay here.
5 on March 05, 2011
Nan and Gerald have paid attention to every detail and every guest's need. We had our friends join there and had a delightful stay and fabulous food. We only live two hours away, but we use Alling House as a mini get away destination. Rhoda and Mike Boutin Jacksonville, Florida
4.6 on February 20, 2011
Delightful couple run this B&B. It is just off the beaten path (literally), making it perfect for those who want to combine visiting Blue Springs State Park, Hontoon Island, De Leon Springs, or any of the other many parks and out-of the way places to walk, bike or to just enjoy watching the various forms of wildlife in this area. Our stay was lovely due to the owners and their small touches that welcomed and enveloped us with kindess. Would love to go back and rent one of their cabins for a different experience.
5 on February 12, 2011
We recently had the great pleasure to spend just over a week at Alling House B&B in Orange City, Florida, while visiting the area to see family & attend a wedding. Nan & Gerald are such friendly & inviting hosts, interesting to chat with & provide a warm, comfortable, cozy, relaxing atmosphere in their exceptional historical B&B. The house is charming & beautiful from both the outside & inside, our room (the Green Room) was impeccably clean, comfortable, the bed was wonderful & Nan's extra special little touches (like chocolates on the bedside table!) just added to the splendor of our experience. Every little detail is thought through carefully & lovingly & our every little need was met. The house is quiet & just invites you to relax, whether lazing on the front porch swing, wandering around the beautiful grounds or reading on the top floor sitting area. We only wish we had more time to enjoy actually being in the house & on the grounds. Thanks to Nan we were able to view some of the cottages that are available on the grounds as well. They are beautifully decorated, and each one has a different theme, ideal for families. Alling House is also close to all the "action" in the area. We enjoyed Blue Springs Park, charming downtown Deland, historic Debary Mansion & Deland House. We also traveled to Daytona, Orlando & St. Augustine, all within relatively short driving distances. Nan's breakfasts were always glorious feasts, delicious, filling & prepared with care & love. We looked forward to them every morning! We have stayed at many hotels around the world & can honestly say that our experience as guests at Alling House topped them all! We look forward to staying with Nan & Gerald again & would highly recommend Alling House to all!!!
5 on February 04, 2011
gerald and nan set the standards by which others are rated!
5 on January 24, 2011
This was our 2nd visit to the same Victorian Cottage & we loved it both times - very relaxing and quiet - great place to re-connect with your loved one!
4.8 on December 09, 2010
We stay at the Alling House each year and love it. We have always used the cabins and therefore have not eaten at the main house. Gerald and Nan are wonderful and will help with anything you need.
5 on December 07, 2010
After reading reviews of hotels in the area we decided to stay here. Best choice we could have made! The Alling House is beautifully decorated and spotless. Gerald and Nan are superb hosts attending to our every need including our request for very strong coffee in the morning. Thank you Gerald and Nan for a lovely stay. I have already recommended your inn to friends."
4.2 on December 03, 2010
We rented the Nature cottage for my family of 4, including an infant and 2yo. The cottage was clean, quiet, well appointed and not much more money then a local Holiday Inn, and with much better value. Only down sides, the layout has the bathroom on the otherside of the "bunkroom" meaning we had to go trough the sleeping kids room to use the bathroom. Also the decorations while nice are to many and to attractive to little hands. Our daughter did well but there are a lot of "no touch." We have already booked for next Thanksgiving.
5 on December 02, 2010
I have stayed at the Alling House over a dozen times since 2005 and I have never had a complaint. Nan and Gerald have a beautiful property and I feel like family every time I visit. Every room and cottage is decorated and maintained with an amazing eye for detail. The service is top-notch. The breakfast is even better. Be warned--after Nan's breakfast, you might not want lunch! The prices are the best value I have ever seen. I recommend the Alling House to anyone looking for a quiet place to stay.
4.6 on December 02, 2010
We (Hanny and Elmer) have spend a full week in November 2010 in the Alling House B & B. We describe our experience as "first class and super. Gerald and Nan are really friendly and helpful. We felt immediately "at home" in their B & B. We will certainly come back. Hanny and Elmer Germany/Netherlands
5 on December 01, 2010
The Alling House is just down the street from us, and we house my parents there whenever they visit. A great place to enjoy quiet conversation and play cards and share the splendid breakfasts and friendly company of Nan and Gerald.
4.8 on November 01, 2010
Nan and Gerald are wonderful pleasant innkeepers. They make you feel comfortable and welcomed.
5 on October 31, 2010
Love this place. Gerald & Nan are superb hosts & always go above & beyond. Been there twice & look forward to goin again!! Highly recomend
4.8 on October 17, 2010
Did not dine there, but enjoyed one of the cabins. It was wonderful and am looking forward to visiting again sometime.
5 on October 13, 2010
We used this outstanding bed and breakfast for a quick family get together. Family members from all over Florida were able to gather in one place. The location is central for everyone and very reasonable. We spent several hours in the beautiful courtyard talking and enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. There are great resturants and parks nearby. The innkeepers are very friendly and accomadating!! Plan your next family get together here!! You will be glad you did.
5 on October 01, 2010
Nan and Gerald have made a charming historic house into a wonderful B&B experience. They are gracious, friendly hosts who make you feel right at home. The rooms are comfy and cozy, with lovely, thoughtful amenities.The meals are delicious and generous, and I always enjoy meeting the variety of interesting people who are their guests. Nan and Gerald go out of their way to make sure I have everything I could want or need. I stay here every time I come to the area, and Nan and Gerald have become like family to me.
4.8 on August 29, 2010
We only spent one night, but that's all it took to realize what a gem this place is. If the Daytona Beach or Orlando areas are in your travel plans, and $150.00 per night is in your price range, look no further than here. it's worth the drive time to any of the attractions that are situated within 30 minutes of this area. Gerald and Nan are extremely friendly, and the property is spectacular. I spent the majority of my one night stay discovering all of the incredible details that they have created here. We're looking forward to an extended stay in the near future. We didn't take advantage of the breakfast, so we can't comment. Highly recommended.
5 on July 15, 2010
I selected the Alling House after searching on line for B&B's in the central florida area. I was to take my wife somewhere for our first year wedding anniversary. To say we were both pleasantly surprised in an understatement! We were treated to a clean, well kept facility in an area of town that was calm. We had never been to Orange City before and found there to be many things to do in the general area. We went dining on the river in Sanford, Hot Air ballooning in Kissimmee and the rest of the time we spent in our room enjoying rest and relaxation. The house is one to be recommended to all ages and we were treated very well.
4.2 on April 03, 2010
The only reason the dining is so low rated is because - when in the main house.... OH we SO wished we had purchased their breakfast.... cold cereal is NOTHING compared to the wonderful... smalls of the breakfast that met those staying in the main house! WOW! The cute cottage we had was so well set-up! right down to the great CDs to listen to and the lovely little kitchen for late night snacks and such... We so appreciated they were NICE about our trailer too! (it was bike week and we trailered our bikes down... to cold to ride down). All in all it was a very - VERY nice experience!! Thank-you!
4.0 on March 06, 2010
Warm and friendly from the time we placed our reservation throughout our entire stay. Gerald and Nan go out of their way to make you feel like like old friends. We will certainly stay with them again when we return to Florida.
4.6 on January 26, 2010
Although we only were able spend one evening, we found it very relaxing and comfortable. Service and friendliness was exceptional.
5 on November 17, 2009
We have never stayed at a bed and breakfast before and loved the very personal hospitality!
5 on November 17, 2009
The Alling House was absolutely incredible. It was very clean. Breakfast was incredible. Gerald and Nan were very nice and helpful. I recommend this to anyone. We stayed in the Frontier and Nature cottage. They were great.
5 on August 09, 2009
Our two night stay at the Alling House was wonderful. Gerald and Nan couldn't have been any nicer. We felt comfortable with them immediately and soon it felt like we were visiting family. The house and grounds are beautifully kept. The many variety of flowering plants draw different species of butterflies. What a joy to sit on the porch swing and just watch the butterflies. If you like Victorian homes then this is the place for you. Gerald and Nan have kept the Victorian theme by furnishing the rooms in that period. As soon as you enter the front door you step back to a bygone era. I will recommend the Alling House to all my friends.
5 on July 30, 2009
Most excellent! Service was above & beyond, meeting all needs, usually before they were even voiced! Accomodations & breakfasts were superb as well!
5 on July 20, 2009
The best place I have ever stayed in.
5 on July 19, 2009
This was our first encounter with a bed & breakfast. We were very impressed with the graciouness of our hosts and the fabulous breakfast prepared. The rooms were very clean and we were provided with amenities that we didn't expect. It was a lovable place filled with many antique items and also very relaxing. We will defnitiely consider staying at bed & breakfasts in the future when we travel thanks to this wonderful experience.
5 on July 15, 2009
Excellent accommodations, beautiful setting.. Nan and Gerald were very personable and professional.
4.8 on May 16, 2009
13 of us gathered for a weekend of relaxation, girl-talk, and general stress reduction. The Alling House was the perfect place! The cabins are beautifully appointed and stocked with excellent supplies. The bonfire kept us warm during our sing-along and late night story telling. Then Gerald and Nan fixed an excellent breakfast for all in the morning. A great time was had by all!
5 on April 13, 2009
I stayed at Alling House while visiting parents at John Knox Village & Majestic Oaks Center. I was delighted with the charming, peaceful ambiance and lovingly detailed restoration of the beautiful, old home. White glove clean, friendly, professional innkeepers, and stellar breakfasts insured I'll never stay anywhere else when in Orange City- Or Orlando, for that matter!
5 on March 23, 2009
Wonderful, relaxing weekend in the nature cottage! Nan has a special gift with details- down to the smallest knick-knacks. Gerald is always around to give a hand or offer advice. Great visit- I plan to go back soon.
5 on March 17, 2009
We stayed at the Alling House Bed and Breakfast during the 2009 Daytona Bike Week. The accomodations were clean and Gerald and Nan were very accomodating to the guests. The breakfasts were amazing and their service was first class. I am planning on booking another stay at the Alling House. Thank you Gerald and Nan for a pleasurable stay.
4.4 on March 11, 2009
I love this place. I often visit when I'm in the area on business. the owners are outstanding, the food is great, the rooms are great. But my recent visit was a little disappointing. The shower had clumps of hair in the shower, which put me in a state of shock. I'm a neat freak, and this was unexpected. Believe me, I love this place and hope this is not a trend, just a fluke!
5 on February 12, 2009
everything was great, room, food, etc.
4.8 on February 11, 2009
We had a great time at the Hill's. They are helpful friendly people !
4.8 on January 28, 2009
Every possible need/desire was anticipated and met! We WILL return and recommend!
5 on January 28, 2009
This is home away from home
4.8 on January 13, 2009
We stayed in one of their cottages to be near Blue Springs State Park. The Innkeepers were very accommodating and pleasant. The cottage was very clean, nicely decorated with attention to detail. The breakfast ( $5 extra for the cottages) was excellent with homemade quiche, french toast and loads of fresh fruits. They have a fireplace and a grill for an evening get together. Also very child friendly. We had a great time and would recommend this Inn to anyone in a heartbeat!
4.4 on January 13, 2009
Nan and Gerald are super hosts. The food is wonderful. The house is always decorated very nicely. The grounds are well tended. We always feel completely comfortable. The hosts are always available if you need them. We enjoy our stay.
5 on December 09, 2008
Wonderful. A home away from home. The service was out of this world and the rooms are gorgeous. Like a Dickin's story.
4.2 on October 23, 2008
My husband and I frequently choose to stay in B&B's when we travel. This time I was with a girlfriend and it was her first time in one. I couldn't have been more pleased with the experience- a true testament of what a B&B should encompass!
3.8 on October 22, 2008
Wonderful place to stay! Friendly, helpful, makes you feel welcome.
5 on September 28, 2008
We recently stayed at The Alling House because it was near Blue Spring. I had never been to a bed and breakfast and loved the experience. We plan to come back and I would highly recommend the Alling House. We stayed in the house and really enjoyed it. Nan and Gerald were wonderful and kept us quite comfortable. We both felt that we were well taken care of and there were a lot of small touches that made us feel right at home.
5 on August 24, 2008
These folks didn't miss a beat!!! My family and I have stayed in numerous hotels, cabins, inn's and extended stays...NONE compare to Alling House. Anything you could possible think of needing during your stay is already in the room. Extra blanket, pillows, towels, fully loaded kitchen (in the cottages), milk, cereal, water (and they don't nickel and dime you to death for any of it, it's all included). Good luck finding a better place to stay. We can't wait to go back!!!
5 on August 15, 2008
The Alling House Inn was the perfect place to spend our wedding anniversary. The hills go out of their way to make their quests comfortable. We'll definitely stay there again!
5 on July 30, 2008
Friendly an dcaring innkeepers; comfortable, homey rooms with an eye for Victorian detail and still access to modern conveniences (like the internet). My extended family stays here every time we are in town - at least 8x a year!
4.8 on July 21, 2008
Thank you Gerald and Nan, for a wonderful place to stay while visiting our brand new grand-daughter. The Homestead Cottage was everything we'd hoped for, very comfy and private and centrally located. We will definitely return and appreciate all the lovely touches throughout your beautiful property. Until next time, Stephen and Susan Cortez, Colorado
5 on July 20, 2008
This B&B not only featured beautiful rooms and lovely grounds, but kind hosts. I was in the area to care for an injured family member. Nan sent me off with scones and fruit for my brother and welcomed me back with kind words and a peaceful place to lay my head. Dorky side note, I love rooms that provide plush robes. Shower at the end of the day and cuddle up with one of those and a book and you are all good! And the common computer allowed to print my boarding pass for departure. I am from the area, and the parks like Blue Springs and Gemini Springs are wonderful. You're also just a short drive from the Orlando attractions and the space coast. I would recommend Alling House to anyone over the overpriced cookie cutter hotels. Sorry Nan and Gregory, but I will be returning soon, hopefully without the drama! Michelle Murchie
5 on June 03, 2008
This was one of the most delightful stops we have had in our many travels. The hospitality, attention to detail, facility, and overall appeal will cause us to seach out more B&Bs in future trips.
4.6 on June 02, 2008
All I can say is everything was outstanding, A+++. Will recommend this to friends.
5 on May 31, 2008
Alling House is on a large, attractive lot near the middle of town. In addition to the main house there are three guest cabins, soon to be expanded to five. The cabins are charming and each has its own theme. The individual and common rooms have numerous amenities. Nan and Gerald are very friendly and eager to provide any information or comfort the guest may desire. They have scoured the relevant markets to find interesting and attractive furniture and furnishings.
5 on May 27, 2008
Although our stay was only one night, it was a very enjoyable evening.
4.6 on May 14, 2008
Mothers day surprise for my wife was wonderfully granted by our very cordial hosts Glenn and Nan. The house & grounds are impeccably cared for. Everything was spotless and the EXTRA touches did not go unnoticed. The Stocked refrig, choclate kisses and the sparkling non-alchoholic beverage (on ice) were some of the extras. We enjoyed the beautifly decorated Bath & shower and were refreshed by the warm white robes made from luxurious towel material. The victorian decore made us feel like we had visited a favorite aunt! The breakfast was delicious and very ample. I especially liked the blueberry muffins. We will definately visit again when the time and occasion are right. Please keep up the good work.
5 on February 24, 2008
We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful decor of the B & B. The house was some comfortable and Nan and Gerald made us feel very welcome in their home. They were very helpful with information about things to do in the area. I would definately maek a return trip.