Avera-Clarke House Bed & Breakfast

580 West Washington St. P.O.Box 980,, Monticello, FL 32344 USA (Show map)


Tastefully decorated and restored Victorian Home (c. 1890 - Built by Judge Thomas Clarke), 20 mi. east of Tallahassee and 20 mi. south of Thomasville in downtown historic Monticello, FL; 5 mi. north off I-10. Four (4)Guest Rooms and a Private Guest Cottage. Grounds are extensively landscaped. Banquet/Conference facilities are avaliable for Special Occasions; Weddings, Seminars, Parties, Family Reunions, etc. Aircraft landing rights at nearby private airport. Area attractions: Historic Homes, bicycling, hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and eco-tours close by at Wacissa Springs, on the Aucilla, Wakulla and St. Marks rivers; Gulf Shore is short drive away. Heritage Roads offer drivable tours of the Redhills with beautiful canopied and scenic Roads. See website (.HeritageRoadsJeffersonCountyFl)



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Girls weekend getaway

5 on September 30, 2017

We are a group of five girls that take a weekend getaway in once a year. We chose Alvera Clark bed and breakfast because the brochures and online website showed an Immaculate place to stay. Gretchen and Troyare amazing people. They treated us as if they like family. They are wonderful, terrific hosts. An amazing breakfast every morning thanks to Gretchen and Troy. Gretchen is an awesome cook. They gave us our privacy. They informed us of places to visit in restaurants to eat at. The grounds fair at the bed-and-breakfast are totally amazing. Peace and serenity away you at Avera-Clarke bed and breakfast. We will totally stay there again. Thank you Gretchen and Troy. See you soon, Debbie

Girls Yearly Weekend Getaway

5 on September 29, 2017

A group of us five girls gets away once per year just to get a break from life. Gretchen and Tony are very attentive to detail and their clients that stay at their bed and breakfast. Gretchen and Tony are wonderful, terrific host. They treated us like family. They made us feel welcome. They serve a terrific breakfast every morning. They advised us on activities in the area where to go and what would be most interesting. All I can say is you need to stay the grounds are excellent the home is more than beautiful words can't describe how beautiful this home is. It is amazing throughout.

Amazing property with Superior service and Attention to Detail

5 on October 09, 2016

Gretchen and Troy were consummate hosts that were available every step of the way. My husband and I stayed in the guest house which is large enough to host a wedding function or intimate enough for a getaway for two. We requested breakfast in our cottage and it was hand delivered in courses with china, linen, and crystal. Troy had a vast knowledge on the history of the cottage that was moved and relocated to their property. The locale, service level, and costs were superior. We would highly recommend this bed and breakfast.

A Piece of Paradise

5 on May 16, 2016

We just returned from a wonderful weekend getaway at Troy and Gretchen's piece of paradise...Wonderful people, warm, friendly as was the atmosphere all throughout this little town. They gave us great advice as to what to do, and where to eat dinner. We never ate lunch as breakfast was so tasty and filling! This paradise Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful short walk to the town. I will recommend to all our friends...thank you so very much!

Beautiful and Charming

5 on July 07, 2015

Our Wedding was Amazing! The Avera-Clarke House was such a beautiful setting , Gretchen and Troy were wonderful Hosts. A perfect weekend. Thank you for helping make it so special!

Our out-of-state visitors loved it!

5 on June 01, 2014

Our friends were visiting from Virginia for a couple of days and we arranged for their stay at Avera-Clarke in the cottage. They were very happy with the spacious and comfortable accommodations, the friendliness and helpfulness of the hosts, the lovely grounds, and the delicious breakfasts. If you are expecting overnight visitors and are unable to have them stay in your home, treat them to a stay at Avera-Clarke. You won't be sorry because Gretchen and Troy will make sure that your guests have everything they need for a pleasant stay.

so great! didn't want to leave!!

5 on May 04, 2013

I've stayed at the Avera Clarke B&B many times. It is one of my absolute favorite getaway spots in Florida. All around great experience. Beautiful grounds and obviously a lovely historical home.

Great Weekend

5 on April 18, 2012

My wife, family and I stayed 2 nights. We were in town to celebrate our niece's birthday party which happened to be on the grounds of the inn. We found Gretchen and Troy to be friendly and accommodating. Gretchen is a great hostess and surprised us with her gourmet cuisine. Troy was great also. The rooms were clean and in good condition and very comfortable. The grounds were perfect for a party and they made every accommodation to make it they way the party planner wanted. All in all a great place to stay or host an event at.

Best Kept Secret in the Panhandle!!

5 on September 18, 2011

My wife and I stayed in the cottage the second weekend in September. This was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast and we must say that this place is above and beyond any expectations I had. The cottage is the way to go, although we want ot stay in the main house on our next visit, well maybe not. Troy and Gretchen are wonderful people and they make some of the best breakfast I have had. Their hospitality is second to none and so is there B & B. If you have never stayed here, I highly recommend it. We will be back sooner than later. Thanks again Troy and Gretchen for a wonderful time. Gretchen went the extra mile for me. It was my wifes birthday on the night we arrived. She had picked up a cake and bottle of wine, and had it waiting in the refrigerator, with all untensils and cold wine glasses.

Great Stay!

5 on August 12, 2010

Accommodations were comfortable and interesting, clean and relaxed atmosphere. Gretchen was the perfect host, breakfast delicious - all in all, a perfect getaway. We absolutely recommend!

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Queen

Deluxe Queen Bed, Antique decor with high quality linens and bedding, cable TV, Wireless internet, DVD players, located in historic Monticello on 1 acre of landscaped and private gardens.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $150


Fully retored 900 square foot private cottage (Circa 18210 on located on grounds, Queen size bed with high quality linens and begging, antique furnished sitting and living area, with warming kitchen, and two private baths.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $175

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Small town


Tallahassee, FL (TLH) 30 miles

Directions to property:

Interstate 10, exit 225, North on US-19 to Courthouse circle, West 3 Blocks on US-90 West (Washington Street)on right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Wacissa Springs, Florida's best kept secret. Clear spring water for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and eco-tour. Redhills area offers beautiful canopy roads and scenic drivable tours. Near FSU, FAMU and TCC in Tallahassee., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Free Movie DVDs for use during stay. Free WiFi in all rooms.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Go Cart track, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Well Behaved Pets - Notice Required - Current Vacinations
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One Week prior to stay.
  • Cancellations: 72 Hours



Gretchen & Troy Avera

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  • Time Served: 8:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area