Palmer House Bed & Breakfast

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


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

Perfect Mix for a Great Stay

5 on March 12, 2017

Palmer House is a perfect blend of amenities, location and just about every facet for a B&B. We were surprised that Bob and Gail built this beautiful "historic" mansion in the 1990s--it looks so much like a Victorian mansion in the country. But the convenient features, even down to electrical outlets, are obviously modern. The location is also just right--out in the "country" surrounded by small ranches and blueberry farms, yet only minutes from the SE Tamp suburbs. We can't recommend this beautiful B&B enough!

Charm and Hospitality

5 on July 05, 2016

I fell in love at first sight. It was adorable! The breakfast was delicious. The innkeepers were extremely hospitable. I asked my boyfriend if we could talk to them about working out a monthly rate and just move in! Lol. We loved it and would recommend it to everyone! We had a lot going on while we were there so didn't take advantage of the many things they had to offer. We may have to plan a trip back just to stay there again! What a great place! We stayed in the Southern Charm room and our friends stayed in Suite Memories. Both rooms were extremrly charming! The Very Berry French Toast and the spinach and bacon quiche breakfasts were both amazing!

Can't wait to return

5 on April 25, 2016

This is a great place for a nice relaxing time. Gail & Bob are quite hospitable, accommodating, and offer great service - and Gail makes great breakfasts. We can't wait for our next trip. The grounds are well kept and beautiful. The rooms are quite comfortable. The surroundings are serene with the quiet occasionally broken by the crow of the neighboring rooster or the moo of the cow. Even Penelope (the cat) is friendly and welcoming.

Truly Happy

5 on April 17, 2016

I wanted to surprise my boyfriend and congratulate him for his new career, so I decided to book a room here at the Palmer House Bed and Breakfast. My first impression when I pulled up was this is adorable ! Immediately, I was greeted by Gail and I felt so welcome. She gave me a tour of the room and I swear the room looked better in person. Even my boyfriend who does not say much says he felt as if he were at home, that it was so cozy and inviting. My boyfriend is also a picky eater and let me tell you he ate everything served at breakfast. The breakfast was delicious. One day a Quiche and then another day french toast with a blueberry sauce. This is a business for Gail, but let me tell you she truly does treat her guests like family. I happened to turn ill on this trip and she went through hoops to help me in any way. I truly appreciate everything she did for me and anyone who makes reservations here will truly enjoy every minute of it. My boyfriend and I will be recommending to all our friends and Co workers.

Great stay

5 on March 25, 2016

The inn is in a peaceful setting at the end of a rural road. The rooms were neat and clean and the breakfasts were well done.

Peaceful Retreat

5 on May 18, 2015

As the road ends, you’ve almost reached the destination. The location is peaceful and serene, nestled among woods and fields. You arrive at the gate of the Palmer House Bed & Breakfast, where the meandering drive winds through majestic oak trees brimming with Spanish moss. Peace and serenity abound. As you stroll the sidewalk past the fountain over to the wrap-around front porch, with just enough rocking chairs, you feel pleasantly justified in this choice for a bed and breakfast. Greeted at the front door by the gracious proprietor, there is a feeling that you belong here. We stayed in the upstairs suite in the house. The rooms are well decorated with oversized comforters, ample dressers, a few comfortable chairs, and refrigerators with water and soda. The in-room coffee makers were presented along with some tasty coffee, tea and cookies. All very nice. All things, the hosts included, there to make you feel welcome! Go outside. There’s a pool, a gazebo, meandering paths around the grounds, a hot tub, and more. Take a look at the plants they are fostering. Stand at the fence and see the animals in the pastures. At the end of your day, you’ll sleep in the quiet surroundings. As you awake, remember, this is a bed and breakfast. Mrs. Palmer prepares wonderful ‘sit-down and enjoy this’ kind of breakfasts. Think breakfast casseroles and blueberry French toast! Your hosts have worked so hard to create this wonderful experience for you. Enjoy yourself! Enjoy the peace! Enjoy the good feeling knowing you can come back here… because you should!

Australian Abroad

4.0 on April 14, 2015

I recently stayed at Palmer House whilst in Florida on business. It was great. Food, hospitality, room and the overall quality of the accommodation was excellent. Bod and Gail are lovely people and I would strongly recommend Palmer House as a place to stay if you are needing friendly and comfortable accommodation in the area.

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!

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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: $189 - $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: $149 - $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: $189 - $0

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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

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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.
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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

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