Farnsworth House B&B

1029 E 5th Avenue , Mount Dora, FL 32757 USA (Show map)
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The Farnsworth House reopened in October 2012 under the caring ownership of innkeepers Kim Evans and Sören Strandberg. You'll enjoy splendid nights and delicious mornings in this historic Mount Dora landmark. Conveniently located a few blocks walking distance to downtown Mount Dora, just slightly off the beaten path. Stroll our tree-shaded grounds and enjoy starry evenings on one of our screened porches or gazebo. Choose from comfortable air-conditioned rooms in the 1887 Farnsworth House and the adjacent Carriage House — all with private bathrooms. Rates range from $115 to $219 per night, single or double occupancy, and include a delicious home-cooked breakfast in the main dining room. Mount Dora is a charming historic village in the heart of Central Florida on the shores of Lake Dora, offering a wide variety of shopping, dining, festivals, lodging, activities, and entertainment with excellent nearby golfing. Just 25 miles northwest of Orlando, Mount Dora combines two kinds of vacations — the old-fashioned charm of a small unspoiled Central Florida town and the excitement of nearby Walt Disney World with proximity to Orlando airport.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.6

A Relaxing Retreat

5 on June 30, 2016

Kim and Soren welcome you into their home as valued guests. Their attention to detail, both in the rooms and the lovely breakfast, expresses their desire to faciitate a wonderful vacation for their guests. They are also willing to make suggestions to those new to Mt Dora, enhancing the visit to their town. I booked another visit for a group of friends before leaving.


5 on April 13, 2016

Had a wonderful stay very friendly and accommodating.

Outstanding Stay!

5 on March 25, 2016

Steve & Linda loved your home! We did not want to leave! It was so lovely & clean! Thank you for a positive visit with tasty meals and peaceful ambiance! Thank you so much!

would definetly return

4.2 on March 04, 2016

Owners are extremely friendly and keep a very clean establishment. My only bad experience was the tiny bathroom and an old spring mattress wasnt most comfortable ive been in. It is in a good location near shopping and restaurants.

Nice Experience

5 on February 09, 2016

Stayed for four days with no problems. Owners were great, food was good and rooms were clean. Close to downtown, but not to close. Excellent restaurant a block away. Good deal and good time.

Will stay again!

4.4 on December 10, 2015

Kim and Soren were wonderful hosts. I will return for another stay as soon as I can.

Excellent B&B in Mt. Dora

4.6 on October 16, 2015

We had a great stay. Breakfast was a bit sparse and a little disorganized as it was the husband and wife trying to do it all on their own. Otherwise a great stay!!

Lovely experience all around! Stayed here in June and September, 2015

5 on October 13, 2015

I have stayed here twice and am getting ready to book my third visit. I have stayed in many B&Bs and I consider this one the best. The Innkeepers are great representatives of this lovely town. The breakfasts were delicious and the rooms immaculate. I highly recommend The Farnsworth House. Ellen Teichart, St. Charles, IL

Simply Perfect!

5 on September 08, 2015

For our first B&B experience, we couldn't have expected anything better! Kim and Soren are wonderful hosts, the rooms are very clean and comfortable. The breakfast is delicious and the location is perfect.

First time at a bed and breakfast

5 on January 03, 2015

This was our first expert at a bed and breakfast and we really enjoyed it.The house and grounds are really pretty. Our room in the carriage house was spotless and so much more than we expected. Really quiet and comfortable. Our hosts we so nice and helpful with places to eat and see. We'll go back!

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Rooms & Rates

Main House - Bouganvillea Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Main House - Glyn & Kiddie Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Main House - Bamboo Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Main House - Azalea Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Main House - Canary Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House Country Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House - Grapefruit Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Carriage House 1 - Golf Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Orlando, FL (MCO)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Lake Dora, Dora Canal, Antique Markets, Performing Theater, Tours

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Parking, Piano, Private entrance , Shampoo & Conditioner, Shower Gel & Soap, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Bottled Water, Complimentary Soft Drinks, Slippers provided

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Golfing, Antique Shopping Nearby

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  • Check In:: 3 pm-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night stay
  • Cancellations: If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 3 (three) days* prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than three (3) days* notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund may be made less processing fees.
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Kim Evans and Soren Strandberg

Languages spoken

Swedish, English, Spanish

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About the innkeepers

Soren is an enthusiastic golfer, Kim plays for fun. Both enjoy walking and appreciate nature, birds, flowers and the garden. Soren has had extensive experience in sports - track and field, ice hockey and bandy in Sweden. Kim enjoys reading when she has the time.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Screened Patio, Breakfast Room, Dining Room

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