Mount Dora Historic Inn

221 E. 4th Avenue , Mount Dora, FL 32757 USA (Show map)


Re-live the elegance of the past at the lovely Mount Dora Historic Inn. Nestled in a secluded setting in romantic downtown Mount Dora, the Inn is only 25 minutes from Orlando. Enjoy the gracious hospitality, authentic period antiques, and relaxed atmosphere of this charming Bed and Breakfast. Originally built in the late 1800's as a downtown merchant's home, the Inn has been lovingly restored to it's original beauty, by the proprietors, Lindsay and Nancy Richards. The efforts of their labor of love have resulted in a memorable ambiance of warmth and embraceable character. The Mount Dora Historic Inn features fine, beautifully appointed rooms with private baths, each decorated with individuality, and an emphasis on complete guest comfort and tranquillity. From the hearty breakfast to the nightly turndown service, we welcome you to return to a bygone era.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Loved it here!

5 on July 31, 2014

We stayed for a romantic weekend. The inn and rooms were lovely. Both Ana and Debbie were very helpful and thoughtful, and the food was delicious. We will definitely return!!

Great B&B in a quaint town

4.4 on July 18, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay and the food was delicious!!! Both Anna and Debbie were very sweet and easy going.. Nice place for a quick getaway.

Historic Inn -July 4th week end

5 on July 09, 2014

Exceed our expections. What a great week end at the HIstoric Inn. Best breakfast served I have ever had at B&B! you could not ask for 2 great Inn keepers Anna and her husband. They make you feel welcome... It was hard to say good bye! We will back .

loved it....

5 on June 22, 2014

I stayed at the Inn on Memorial Day weekend, and was very happy with everything. Debbie was a most gracious host, and the breakfast was awesome. This was my first experience at a B&B and I will definitely being doing it again. Thank you for a great stay!!

Great Girls Getaway

5 on January 22, 2014

Big thanks to Ana and Debi for their wonderful hospitality. I booked all four rooms with some friends for the weekend and everyone was pleased with the accomodations. This is a cozy little place; perfect for the ladies. The house is decorated with flowery, girly prints and antique furnishings. Three of the rooms have a queen bed and one upstairs has a king. (I would not recommend staying here if you're bringing big 'guys'.) The breakfast was delicious (no meat and potatoes) and the Inn is in a perfect location for walking to downtown Mt. Dora. I would note that there is not a room for lounging and the only t.v.'s are in the bedrooms. The main room has a dining table and chairs with a buffet and desk. A little uncomfortable hanging out in the dining chairs but not a big deal. This is a small house and I don't think I would care to share it with people I don't know. Also, it would have been great to have some tea/lemonade/flavored water and a snack when we arrived. We loved the chocolate chip cookies and bottled water in the late afternoon.

Great place in Mt. Dora

5 on January 08, 2014

Unable to get reservations at our regular place in Mt. Dora, we went to the Historic Inn. It's our new best place in Mt. Dora. Great location, friendly service, lovely rooms, and breakfast to die for! SIX stars for location and dining! Very nice. Would definitely go again.

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4.8 on November 25, 2013

We stayed at the Mount Dora Historic Inn for one night....first time visit to Mount Dora to see the town for the first time and close proximity to a breeder 40 miles away to pick up new puppies the next day. We were greeted by Debbie and so very impressed with her hospitality and such a wonderful person. Our room was well appointed with the classics to represent the character and comfort of the wonderful historic house. Debbie prepared a wonderful breakfast...souffle, fruit starter and wonderful setting. The location is wonderful, one block from the center of town and excellent restaurant options! Once the car was parked at arrival.....never got in it again until departure to pick up our new pups and could easily tour the town on foot! We would definitely revisit the Mount Dora Historic Inn again....not a questioin....not to mention they have other properties in the same proximity that are pet friendly....great optioin since we now have our pups!

Loved this place :)

5 on September 21, 2013

My wife and another couple wanted to get away and spend some quiet time in a quaint town and stay in a nice peaceful bed and breakfast. My brother recommended the Historic Inn and we were thoroughly surprised at how great of a stay it was. Everything was so clean, the staff was very nice and the location was perfect. It is in the heart of Mount Dora and allows for you to walk everywhere you go. Everyone in town knows about the Inn and loves the owners as well so it was as if we were staying in a Family member's home. The breakfast was amazing as both owners are chefs. We loved our stay and look forward to going back in December. We highly recommend it!!!

great stay in Mt. Dora.

4.8 on September 04, 2013

We stayed mid-week, had the place to ourselves. We were right downtown and walked to wonderful restaurant, listened to live music outdoors and had a wonderful kayak trip the next morning after a great breakfast. Our host came in early to accommodate our schedule.

Really Great B&B in Mount Dora

4.4 on July 23, 2013

The Mount Dora Historic Inn was the perfect place for us to stay for our first trip to Mt Dora. It was really close to the downtown shops and restaurants - all within walking distance. The inn staff also made great recommendations for places to eat (don't miss The Goblin Market) and things to see. The room was quaint and clean. We were glad the inn had a nice DVD collection too when it started raining outside, which made for a nice relaxing evening in the room. The best part of the stay though was the delicious breakfasts. Thankfully we were there for two mornings and got to try the inn's two signature breakfasts - both were amazing. Thank you Ana, Jim, and Debbie for a wonderful stay in your b&b.

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Rooms & Rates

Miss Elsie's Room

This charming room is furnished with a 125 year old Brass Bed, a 1910 English Armoire, a handkerchief chest, and a 1906 clawfoot tub. There is also an antique rocker in the bathroom. This room brings back memories of nostalgic romantic days. A favorite amongst lovers and antique lovers. It is equipped with a hi-def flat screen TV with a built in DVD player. Wireless internet service available for FREE.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Mister Charlie's Room

Beautifully appointed room with Brass bed, lots of pillows and a great antique overstuffed chair. It is furnished with a red mahogany dresser from the mid 1800's. This room is downstairs and a great choice. It has a private bath with a step-in shower. It is equipped with a hi-def flat screen TV with a built in DVD player. Wireless internet service available for FREE.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $159

Mary Grey's Room

Beautifully appointed room with brass bed, 2 chairs in sitting area, a small, antique dresser, antique tables and night stands. It has a private bathroom with a step-in shower. Shares an outside balcony with Dick's Room where you enjoy tree top views and where you can relax and enjoy a glass of wine or two. It is equipped with a hi-def flat screen TV with a built in DVD player. Wireless internet service available for FREE.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $159

Dick's Room

Also known as our honeymoon suite for honeymooners or for people who feel they are; this room is furnished with a king sized bed (brass head board), an antique mahogany dresser, an antique mahogany hutch and an antique mahogany secretary. A mahogany oval claw footed table and 2 chairs provide for a sitting area. It has a private bathroom with a step-in shower. An outside balcony is shared with Mary Grey's Room where you can sit, relax and enjoy a glass of wine or two. It is equipped with a hi-def flat screen TV with a built in DVD player. Wireless internet service available for FREE.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $179

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Lakefront, Small town, Village, Wine country


Orlando, FL (MCO) 40 miles

Directions to property:

We are located 1 1/2 blocks East of the Downtown Historic shopping and dinning area of the village of Mount Dora. From Donnelly, turn East onto 4th Ave. and go 1 1/2 blocks to 221 E. 4th ave.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Telephone, Videos , Balcony shared by Mary Grey & Dick's room, Free Newspaper in the parlor, Hair Dryer in each room, Iron / Ironing Board provided upon request, Post / Parcel Service, Signature soap & shampoo in each room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Health Spa / Massage , Dining, Horse drawn carriage rides, Segway tours, Eco-boat tours, Hot air balloon rides, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Front patio only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited over 12 years old Call us for additional details
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: We sometimes require a 2 to 3 night minimum stay. Call for details
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card number is required to hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations: 21 day cancellation policy. If your room is re-rented, 100% refund. If not re-rented; you will be charged, but we will issue a 50% gift certificate redeemable at a later date & good for 1 year. Call us for exceptions.
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Melonie Cole, Ana Tuttle, Jim Tuttle

Languages spoken

Tagalog/Filipino, English, Spanish

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Full Gourmet

  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Parlor/Dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free, Vegan

Signature Dish

Apple Clafouti
Apple Clafouti is a creation of Lindsay's. We also have our own published gourmet cookbook. Many guests indicated that our breakfast are the best they have ever had. Our breakfasts are an occassion to be remembered.


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