Magnolia Inn

347 E. 3rd Avenue , Mount Dora, 32757 USA (Show map)


Award Winning Magnolia Inn B&B features the "true" Bed & Breakfast experience, Old World Hospitality and Charm at its finest. Lounge outdoors, swing under the majestic magnolia, or unwind in the gazebo with jacuzzi and lounge chairs. Explore the small town pleasures of quaint antique shops, boutiques, and exceptional dining, found along flower-box lined streets. Perhaps you'd enjoy a historic tour by trolley, train, horse and carriage, golf, tennis, fishing, water sports or a boat cruise -all available nearby. You'll love waking up in your elegant room with private bath to the aroma of a full, homemade breakfast accompanied by specialty coffees and teas. Although Magnolia Inn is located only 45 minutes from Orlando, and less than one hour from Disney and the beaches, you may feel so pampered that you might not want to leave. Magnolia Inn is perfect for a romantic getaway or any special occasion, honeymoons, birthdays, anniversaries or the need for a stress-free weekend. This Mediterranean estate was built in 1926 ~ Just two blocks from quaint downtown Mount Dora ~ King/queen beds, private baths, WI/FI, hot tub, "Best breakfast in the Southeast" for 2005 and 2006. Superior Small Lodging White Glove Award 2013 and 2014. Popular for corporate retreats and romantic get aways.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Second Visit -- As Wonderful As Our First!

4.8 on September 20, 2014

This was our second time staying at the Magnolia Inn. The home is beautifully decorated and the breakfasts are delicious. Lucy is a wonderful, caring, hospitable housekeeper who will do anything to make your stay perfect! We highly recommend the Magnolia Inn for a special get-away. Thanks, Lucy, for making our stay in Mount Dora extra special!

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Rooms & Rates

The Carriage House Suite

This large suite is located steps away from the main house and gazebo with its own private parking and private patio area. The suite features a king-size bed with garden florals, lace curtains, TV, and original oil paintings and more. The living room has a romantic lounger and pillow filled love seat, so you can nestle and enjoy the television. The Carriage House Suite also includes a kitchenette with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, sink and countertops. A dinette table and chairs with plenty of storage space, for the perfect Get-a-way. A large private bath with dressing area completes this relaxing new love nest. Perfect for a Honeymoon, Anniversary or Birthday! Book it now!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $208 - $269

The Magnolia Room

This room is decorated with beautiful magnolia accents. A striking magnolia border finishes this elegant room. The focal point is a grand Victorian king-size bed with sunshine filling the large room through romantic lace curtains. The antiques that finish the Magnolia Room were carefully selected to complete this special room. The original private bath continues the magnolia theme and has a large tub with shower, surrounded by lace curtains.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $209

The Garden Room

This sunny room overlooks the gazebo, fountain, terrace, and gardens by the back wall of the estate. Floral quilts and prints fill this large room along with white wash furniture and a king-size poster bed, complimenting the cheerful decor in this room. The private shower bath has yellow tile and Waverly white wallpaper with blue ribbons filling the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $151 - $189

The Rose Room

This elegant and romantic room is often selected by brides for their honeymoon. The large room is filled with walnut and mahogany pieces. As you enter the room, the eight foot tall Eastlake headboard will take your breath away. This queen bed is surrounded by other Eastlake antique pieces with marble tops. Roses, angels, and cherubs accent this special room overlooking the Magnolia tree and will make your stay in this room an unforgettable experience. The large private bath has a chandelier glowing with gold and burgundy colors continuing from the bedroom. A tub and shower complete this lovely cherub-filled bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $199

The Hats and Hearts Room

This window-filled corner bedroom overlooking the front fountain, with lace curtains, birdhouses, hats and whimsical hearts filling this romantic room. A queen sized, hand carved, hand painted bed, covered with pastel florals and pillows welcomes you. The private shower bath has green and white striped wallpaper and matching tiles with a white pedestal sink.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $169

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Location Type

Airport, Lakefront, Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Nature area, Orlando attractions within 1 hour car ride, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Sports venue, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Homestay, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Parking, Spa, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wheelchair access , carriage house offers full kitchen with fridge and microwave, separate living room

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some Holidays and Events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card deposit required with balance paid on arrival.
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation required on reservations or 1 night is charged.30 day cancellation required for holidays and special events or 1 night is charged. No refunds.



Keith Carson, Pam Belfiore, Jim Barggren

Languages spoken

Russian, English

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Russian-born, Lucy came to the United States twenty years ago to raise her daughters. She enjoys traditional Russian, Ukrainian, and German cooking and baking, and makes you feel right at home during your stay at her house.

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  • Cost: 25
  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Carriage House at additional $25 charge. , Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive Organic and natural ingredients only

Signature Dish

Blini, strata
Traditional Russian flat pancakes filled with fruit or cottage cheese. Also served with clarified butter and maple syrup. Variety of teas made the "Old World" way and brewed to perfection!