1872 John Denham House

555 W. Palmer Mill Road , Monticello, FL 32344 USA (Show map)


"BEST IN THE SOUTH" INN TRAVELER MAGAZINE - Luxury National Historic Register Inn Trip Advisor Excellence Award EASY 5 MILES FROM INTERSTATE 10 - EXIT 225 "ONE OF FLORIDA'S FABULOUS B & B'S" by Florida Monthly Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 also "Top 20 Spots to Spend Your Honeymoon in Florida 17 quick miles from Tallahassee and Thomasville BIG BREAKFASTS FREE WI-FI NEW LCD TVs EXTRA LARGE ROOMS and KING BEDS WITH PRIVATE BATHS. Stay in luxury and elegance in a National Historic Register Property with beautifully restored mansion and grounds. We are so nice for birthdays and anniversaries. Monticello was featured in the May,2010 issue of "Southern Living" magazine, WALK OR DRIVE OUR HISTORIC beautiful small town and enjoy gorgeous canopy roads and homes under huge oaks. Shop our neat little shops and enjoy our "homegrown" restaurants - we'd love to get to know you. ALL PRIVATE BATHS We serve a FULL BREAKFAST such as - PECAN WAFFLES, KAHLUA ICED CINNAMON MINI-MUFFINS, BUTTERMILK BLUEBERRY PANCAKES, HOME BAKED HAM AND FREE RANGE EGGS, LOCALLY MADE SAUSAGE. We try to accommodate SPECIAL DIETS. The Denham House has eight FIREPLACES WITH CANDLES in each bedroom with private baths, period antiques, original paint colors and even a cupola on top to view the town.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful, as usual!

5 on November 18, 2017

This was our 3rd time staying at the John Denham House and, as in the past, everything was wonderful. Pat is so gracious and accommodating. Our room was clean, the bed was comfortable and it's in such a quiet part of town, we had a very peaceful night. Breakfast the night morning was delicious and the coffee was hot, what more could you ask for? I'll tell you what! THIS PLACE IS DOGGY FRIENDLY! Whoo hoo! Our little guy, Merlin, has been with us all 3 times and he has also been made welcome. All in all, this is a wonderful B&B and I highly recommend it.

Above and Beyond Service

4.6 on March 23, 2015

Recently used the John Denham House as a base of operations for some biological work on the Aucilla River. Long days in the field meant we were up very early and back late. Ms. Inmon and her team had the early breakfasts ready for us well before dawn.....and those meals were wonderful! And the team were smiling to boot! Couldn't dream of more responsive and friendly folks. Dr. Scott E.

Great weekend getaway

4.0 on December 17, 2014

Stayed at the Denham house back in June. It was a wonderful experience. Great breakfast included and friendly staff. The staff couldn't do enough for you. In fact planning another trip back in April 2015.

Innkeeper Response
So glad it was a great stay for you. It was all our pleasure and look forward to doing the same again. Thanks for taking the time to write the review. Pat

- Patricia Inmon (innkeeper)

Southern Retreat

5 on September 07, 2014

My wife and I stayed for 2 nights to attend a memorial 6K run in Thomasville, GA. Very clean and nicely appointed rooms and our host was extremely gracious. I would highly recommend this B&B as a alternative to a run of the meal hotel chain.

Innkeeper Response
So nice to read your kind comments. Thank You, Pat

- Pat Inmon (Innkeeper/Owener)

Match quality-price and location

3.2 on August 11, 2014

Very good! Pat the hostess very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good. The mattress in my room I think it has to be renew soon.

Innkeeper Response
I am so glad you were happy with our Bed and Breakfast. We pride ourselves on having super comfy beds and receive many compliments on what a good night's sleep they get. But we will be asking to make sure all our mattresses, feather beds and toppers are up to par.

- Pat Inmon (innkeeper)

Wonderful Experience

4.4 on July 19, 2014

My husband & I spent two nights as guests at this property (7/14-15/14) upon the recommendation of my niece, who lives in Monticello. Pat, owner/innkeeper, has restored this home as close to its original period as possible, yet keeping it simple and uncluttered. Hospitality, comfort and cleanliness are obviously top priorities; not to mention Pat's delicious homemade breakfasts that we continue to rave about! We are seasoned travelers and give this INN very high marks! Don&Sherry Beaufort,SC

Innkeeper Response
It was a joy having you stay and reading this oh so nice review. Thank you. Pat

- Pat Inmon (Innkeeper)

Girls weekend away

5 on July 15, 2014

Meet girlfriends from South Florida for a long weekend over Watermelon Festival. Couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Room was large enough for the four of us to share, plenty of clean towels for all of us, beds where comfortable! Breakfast for first day consisted of fresh fruit, homemade Blueberry Pancakes, bacon and eggs. Second day we were treated to homemade Pecan Waffles eggs and fresh ham, along with fresh fruit. In the afternoons were homemade cookies and in the evenings wine. The B&B was calming, clean, clutter free and welcoming. Great front porch to relax on. We enjoyed taking the Ghost Tour and learning some history about Monticello. Pat and her helper Marcy were wonderful. We didn't want for anything. Would definitely stay again and recommend to everyone. Thank you Pat for making our weekend completely stress free:)

Southern Hospitality at Its Best

5 on May 23, 2014

My husband and I recently spent two days here. What a special treat! Our room was lovely, the food was divine, and the innkeeper, Pat, is delightful. If you're looking for a quiet retreat in a lovely Southern town, this is the place. And Pat has just started offering an "instant wedding" package for those who want a small, intimate ceremony with all the preparation done for you! I can't say enough good things about the house and it's owner! Kathy H.

Luxury while Lobbying in Tallahassee

5 on April 11, 2014

My son and I decided to try lobbying in nearby Tallahassee. With hotels at a premium and the prices outrageous, I found the John Denham B and B online. It has been delightful! The 1870's house is restored to its prime, maintaining its charm, with the addition of some more modern conveniences such as private baths in all rooms. Each room has a theme of color and various period antiques. Extremely clean and maintained areas for socializing or just relaxing. The breakfast was outstanding and was ample enough to fill the "bottomless pit" of a teenage boy! The inn-keeper was very helpful and pleasant. I will come back again soon to achieve some political goals in the city only about 20 mins. from this lovely place!

Steps and No Steps

4.2 on April 04, 2014

After climbing several steps, my less than cordial greeting at the kitchen door, where I saw the hostess working, was to go to another door. At that door, I was told to go around to the front door. So with my bad knees and painful arthritis, I go down side steps, around house and up front steps--all without benefit of railings of any kind. Hostess was nice enough after that. We chose a room with king bed which was comfy but too tall to get into easily. A small step stool would have helped. The bathroom was large but the shower was hard to get water going without getting floor wet. It was impossible to set the unusually large shampoo and conditioner bottles on shower shelves. Lightbulb was out over sink too.

Innkeeper Response
So sorry about the steps. I wish you would have told me of your infirmities at that time. I could not let you in the kitchen door as it is against Florida Restaurant and Lodging rules. If you had told me of your disabilities I would have immediately made accommodations for you. I like to have guests come in the front door as the house is quite large and they need to have their bearings in case an emergency exit is required. There are railings at another entrance I could have directed you. We have had many guests with hip,knee and back problems that we do have steps for beside the beds or have them stay in rooms with lower beds and in our downstairs room. We even have two rooms with walk in showers so they do not have to step in tubs. Most guests appreciate not having to deal with the small hotel shower amenities but we have removed the larger bottles in some baths as well as checked shower heads so they are pointed the correct direction. All lighting has been checked. I live in the B and B and am available by phone or knocking at my door 24 hours a day to gladly handle or correct most any problem or need. I'm glad the rest of your stay went well.

- Patricia Inmon (Innkeeper/Owner)

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Rooms & Rates


This is the CAMELLIA ROOM NOT THE CHILLIN ROOM - Bed and breakfast.com site error they are trying to fix. We are warm and toasty this winter - weather has been balmy here. A wonderfully bright and cheery, large room. Private bath with claw foot tub and shower combination. Cable tv and free hi speed wifi. Queen and also twin trundle/daybeds - comfortable for two adults and two children - clawfoot tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

Gold Honeymoon Anniversary Suite

Our beautiful and romantic Honeymoon/Anniversary suite. Large bath with 6 foot tub/shower combination. Candles in the fireplace. An absolutely amazing bed. Extra amenities, robes, slippers, bath foam and much more.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $139.95

Jefferson's Blue Room

A great room for more than two persons traveling with you. A King and a twin bed as well as a trundle is available. Antiques and a large TV are available. Candles in the fireplace, period antiques, artwork. A step in shower in the private bath which was the original trunk room with hat box area. Views include the grounds and the mansion next door.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110


A really comfortable king bed in a large airy room. Private bath with step in shower. Period antiques, original paint colors and candles in the fireplace make you feel like you have stepped back in time. Cable TV, free hi speed wi fi. Robes, slippers, iron and ironing board - full size amenties.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

Lacy Honeymoon Anniversary Suite

This extra large room is our second Honeymoon/Anniversary Suite. A huge king canopy bed with Ralph Lauren Feather bed and premium bedding is over the top. Candles in the fireplace, robe and slippers, soft lighting and original paint colors as well as every amenity we could think of make for a wonderful stay guests say.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $139.95

Family Suite

Our two large room family suite. A king bed in one room and two or three twin beds in the second room. Located downstairs on first floor. Has large partner's desk for gaming or office work. Play area for children - indoors and outdoors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

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Location Type

Florida Panhandle, Gulf Beach-50 miles, Deep South, Downtown, Small town


Tallahassee, FL (TLH) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 10 to exit 225 (Hwy 19N) go 5 miles to Monticello CourtHouse-at roundabout turn left to Hwy 90 West-go four blocks to Palmer Mill Road on left-look for sign. Turn left-go up hill one block first house on left past curve-large mansion with white picket fence on right across the street from historic Jefferson High School is 1872 John Denham House.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Dog Track and Poker Gambling, Beautiful Historic Homes, Watermelon Festival, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, Private entrance, VCR, Wedding Facilities, iPhone docking station , King Beds, Wedding and Reception site, Maid Service, Walking and outdoor sitting areas, Free Wi-Fi, Snacks and Beverages

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Opry House entertainment, Ghost and Orb Tracking Tours, Canoeing and Kayaking, Birding and Hiking, Antique and Junque shops, Olde South historic walking or driving tour, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3: 00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11: 00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Current Vaccination Record Available
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit is requested. Deposit amount is between $50.00-$200.00
  • Cancellations: $50 deposit is required to reserve the room. In case of cancellation the deposit is refunded with a 7 day notice minus a 4% fee. After 7 days the deposit is refunded when the room is rented again or may be used for another stay. For certain university events a one night stay deposit will be required that are at higher rates. In case of cancellation the deposit will be refunded minus a 4% fee when the room or house is rented again - which historically has been no problem to do.
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Pat Inmon

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About the innkeepers

Patricia travels, antiques, gourmet cooks, sews, restores historic homes and most enjoys spending time with her large extended family and the B & B guests. She has had a long career in health care administration. She is originally from Iowa and southern Missouri but has been in Florida over 25 years.

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Full, Gourmet

  • Time Served: ? -10: 00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Veranda, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian lactose free, non-gluten, diabetic

Signature Dish

Pecan Waffles
Requested over and over these waffles are made like Grandma used to make from scratch with beaten egg whites and served hot from the waffle iron. The large plentiful pecans are grown from trees in the yard or locally and melted real butter and warm syrup puts guests in heaven. They are served with homemade breakfast sausage from local locker plants and local yard eggs. I also have fresh fruit salad every morning. The apple-pecan/Kali icing mini muffins run a close second for popularity. Come Enjoy!


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