Mount Dora Historic Inn

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


4.4 on December 10, 2017

It is a great place to stay. Very quiet neighborhood but within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Very clean and homey.Melonie is a great cook and hostess. One of our favorite places.

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.

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Rooms & Rates

1 King Bed (Dick's Room)

Dick’s room, located on the second floor, is always a favorite with honeymooners (or those acting like honeymooners). It features a king-size brass bed, with antique mahogany pieces complete this setting, taking you to a slower paced era.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

1 Queen Bed (Mister Charlie's Room)

Historical furnishings to relax and unwind, a brass bed from the 50’s and one of Florida’s most comfortable overstuffed horsehair chairs invite you to linger. A complete 6 piece porcelain bowl and pitcher set decorates this lovely room. Very rare to find all the pieces remaining. A mahogany bureau and commode have rare “French Pegged” joinery and houses the antique potty. A modern, private bath has been added for your convenience.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom (Mary Grey)

Sky-blue walls, lace covering windows with wavy original glass and a treetop view greet you as you enter Mary Grey’s room located on the second floor. Your cares can drift right out the windows allowing you to relax and recharge. A queen-size brass bed with cozy bedding to help cradle you off to slumber. Two beautiful white silk brocaded bedroom chairs invite you to read or sit and chat. Your private bathroom with shower completes this restful retreat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

1 Queen Bed (Miss Elsie)

Surround yourself with magnolias, lace, Gone with the wind lamps, walnut handkerchief chest, British armoire and mahogany game table. Drift back into time in a 1880’s brass bed (converted to queen-size for your comfort.) A 1906 claw-foot tub awaits you replete with a rubber duck. Soak stress away in a bubble bath and enjoy our treasure that will remind you of a gentler time.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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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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