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
From the moment you walk up to the Cottage B&B you get a feeling that this is a home that is truly loved. They have done an amazing job of turning a simple little cottage into an amazing experience. From the walls around the courtyard, to the details in the interior decorating, the artistic flare that Martha and Jean have put into their home is nothing short of incredible. The brilliance of these creative touches are only matched by the warmth of their hospitality. My wife and I could not have felt more relaxed and at home if we were staying with family. From our amazing room, to the local restaurant they recommended, to a five star breakfast the next morning with wonderful company, everything was well beyond my expectations. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you so much, Martha and Jean, for such a wonderful experience. June and John
We were traveling to Tallahassee for two days and had set a reservation with a hotel, only to find when we arrived there it was pretty horrendous! I quickly hopped online looking for an alternative and found the Little English Guesthouse! We are so fortunate the hotel didn't work out because otherwise we would not have discovered this gem! The room we stayed in was beautiful, and Tracey and Thom were wonderful hosts and so friendly. If you go and stay, be sure and ask to meet Freddy, their adorable 4 legged family member who is charming as well! I understand he will only come out to meet you if requested as some people may not like dogs, but we sure do and it made our trip complete. Also don't miss their beautiful English garden and all of its magnificent accents. We loved our stay and will certainly be returning soon. Bob and Robbie
We stayed in the Romeo and Juliet room and were blown away at how cozy it is! Martha and Jon Michel were incredibly enjoyable to speak with! They are very nice people and know a lot about the area to provide guidance to what is going on!
My husband and I have stayed here about 3 times now and love it every time. The home is beautifully decorated and the service is outstanding. Our goal was to stay at all the local B&B's, but just keep coming back here. Every time we leave we start thinking about which room we would like to stay in next. We absolutely love it here.
Lovely home in a wooded and quiet area yet so close to downtown Tallahassee. Outstanding value over the downtown hotels. Next time we are in Tallahassee, this is our pick for a place to stay.
My wife and I went to Tallahassee at the last minute to visit her mother. We booked a room at the Little English Guesthouse Bed and Breakfast. We were only there one night but we absolutely loved the place. It is conveniently located to basically everything in Tallahassee. This will be our go to place for any future trips we make to Tallahassee. Thanks Tracey and Thom!
What a treasure hidden away in Quincy, Florida! We loved everything about the McFarlin House and will definitely stay there again if we get down that way. Beautiful interior, finely detailed and the host couldn't be nicer.
The Cottage is absolutely charming. My husband and I were looking for a quiet romantic weekend away and that's exactly what we got. The place is beautifully decorated. The owners are sweet and accommodating, and the food is phenomenal! We loved our stay and definitely plan on returning one day!
My husband and I needed a break and always go away for our anniversary. This year he didn't want to go on a long trip and we had some local obligations, soo we stayed near hime. The McFarlin House in Quincy was the perfect answer. It was quite, beautiful and full of history. The owner made us feel at home and made our stay relaxing and pleasant. He went above and beyond to make us comfortable and was full of interesting facts. We would highly recommended it and would definitely stay there again.
We stayed in the 3rd floor room, Sunny's Charm and it was exactly that, charming. The house is gorgeous. The dining room is huge and the wood on the walls is stunning. The wrap around porch is the perfect place to sip some tea, enjoy the birds and squirrels and just unwind. We loved this bed and breakfast and it was by far the nicest one I've ever stayed in. Loved it.
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.
We were looking for a place outside of Tallahassee for parents weekend at FSU and wow did we get lucky. Beautiful location, wonderful room, great food, awesome people we really enjoyed our stay. I would recommend you avoid the madness of Tallahassee and stay here, only 25 minutes to the campus. Trust me this place is special!
My husband and I have enjoyed The Cottage B and B several times and can tell you that we have been treated beautifully every time. A truly European adventure right in little Monticello, FL.
We came to Quincy for a water ski tournament and decided on a B&B instead of a regular hotel. We have stayed at many B&B's and the McFarlin House surpassed them all! Richard and Tina are lovely and the breakfast was awesome. The rooms are absolutely beautiful! We will be back!
Stayed over the 4th of July weekend. This was our 4th or 5th stay with Richard and Tina. Richard makes the best breakfast every morning. Very charming old house. Clean rooms and free wifi. Will definitely be staying here again in the future.
The personal architecture, hard work, and detailed design that this couple has put into their B&B is outstanding. Highly recommended for a beautiful stay. They are very friendly, accommodate to your needs, cook great food, and have amazing rooms that will exceed your expectations.
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!
One of my favorite Bed & Breakfast Inns ever! Richard & Tina have created a fabulous retreat in this gorgeous old mansion. You feel so welcome and all comforts are generously provided. I think they have thought of just about everything to make a guest delighted to stay. I loved staying in the sports room with all of the baseball memorabilia. Richard is a good cook and spirited story teller, so now I'm looking for an excuse to go back..........it sure is fun.
This was a very interesting place, in which they took an ordinary house and extensively remodeled it into a rather unique quaint European villa. The owner, Jean-Michel is an interesting well travelled man. He did most of the art work as well as the Italian architecture and outside courtyard. He also made a wonderful breakfast from scratch consisting of tasty pastries. The Romantic Garden Room The bed seemed a bit small for a Queen and the wicker love seat a bit uncomfortable to watch TV. But the rest of the place was beautiful and romantic. By, 50 State Bucket List
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Richard and Tina. It was a very cold weekend and when we arrived our room was nice and toasty. We watched movies explored the house and had the most wonderful breakfast. I would definitely recommend the McFarlin House to anyone wanting to get away for a much needed rest. Thank you, Richard and Tina.
Our room was beautiful and comfortable. We were fortunate to see the house decorated for Christmas. It was just beautiful! We had a delicious breakfast and we highly recommend staying here if you are passing through Quincy.
My wife wanted something special to experience our 2nd anniversary. I also wanted to get away from the city. The result was a three day and two night trip to the northwest of Tallahassee, FL. It had been a long time since I stayed at a B&B, remembering that there were no TVs, phones, laundries, elevators, etc; but given that we now have cell phones, I gave it a try. What I found was atypically friendly hosts, but still the old house with creaky wooden floors, no counter space in the bathroom, too few electrical outlets, old shower equipment, very DARK rooms, and a very HOT room that we stayed in. Others there complained of being too cold, so we got the hottest room in the house. I cut my foot tripping twice on the black rocking chair between the bed and bathroom, due to the very dark room, with lighting too faint to light them well. The bathtub was unusual, leaking water out as you try to bathe. Yet this was the only B&B I have ever visited that offered a supper. And they allowed you to schedule the time up until 7 pm. I even called from a state park saying that I would be late, and they held supper for us. And the supper was huge and excellent. The breakfasts likewise were excellent. So, it was everything that people usually want from a B&B, including an old historical house with period furnishings. Lots of history for that small town northwest of Tallahassee. I guess you need to come with the appropriate B&B mentality. I had not been to one in years, feeling the strangeness of stepping back in time, like stepping into a Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" movie. There are many parks an hour away along the Gulf coast, but the many small towns that surround Tallahassee are pretty depressing. Maybe you would enjoy shopping for "antiques" in stores around the area, but it just seemed run down to me. I far prefer the area along the Gulf coast that we visited.
My husband and I enjoyed this B & B tremendously! It was so relaxing, serene and beautiful! The food was outstanding for breakfast and dinner! The service was so personal and made us feel special! The bed was comfortable and the room spacious and convenient. Jean Michel and Martha are delightful too! We highly recommend all to visit. you won't be disappointed. We can't wait to go again! Karen & Steven
I have not had the pleasure of staying at The Cottage Bed and Breakfast as an overnight guest, but am looking forward to it in the future. Martha and Jean Michel were gracious enough to prepare a private dinner for 4 to celebrate our daughter's college graduation last night. Jean Michel charmed us with his stories and Martha served us the most impeccable meal. Both the Salmon and the Chicken melted in our mouths, each was served with exotic Forbidden Rice, as well as fresh baked bread. To top off the meal was delicious homemade lavender ice cream. It was without a doubt the best meal I have ever had. Thank you Martha and Jean Michel for your hospitality. I look forward to visiting soon. Katie M.