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Mt. Vernon Best Western Closed in Winter Park

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

November 3rd a long time hotel Mt. Vernon Best Western Closed in Winter Park. This instituation offered guest accommodations to visitors from all over the world for many years. Sadly, the hotel was tired and had run its’ life. It will be demolished next year, and in its place will be a new development. It will […]

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National Historic Landmark Orange County, Florida

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

I am proud to announce that the Maitland Art Center has become the first National Historic Landmark in Orange County and the 44th National Historic Landmark in the state of Florida. Just awarded yesterday, this designation applies to places that “exceptionally illustrate or interpret the heritage of the United States.” The center is one of […]

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22 Years for North Orlando Bed & Breakfast!

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

22 years for North Orlando Bed & Breakfast! It seems like just yesterday when I was scraping paint off all of the woodwork in this beautiful Queen Anne Victorian Farmhouse. Now guests can’t get enough of it’s beautiful glowing character. It is almost alive with unique graining and color. It is just one of the things […]

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North Orlando Lodging Special!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

North Orlando Lodging Special – For a very limited time, enjoy accommodations at Thurston House, our Central Florida Bed & Breakfast Inn, for only $185 nightly plus tax! This is for any room, from now through 9/3. BOOK NOW for best choice of room and dates. There is so much to do and see in our Central Florida area, […]

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Central Florida Amazing Bed & Breakfast Special Deal!

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Not often does a special this good come along. Thurston House in North Orlando, Maitland is offering a 30% discount for reservations booked by 6/20. Everyone loves a deal, and when it has to do with a two night stay at a lovely bed & breakfast, all the better! Book by the end of day […]

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Central Florida Inn Celebrates 19 years!

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Thurston House, the only North Orlando bed & breakfast accommodation in Maitland Winter Park celebrates 19 years! Guests have been from far reaching places, coming from 24 countries, every state and even 4 territories. One claim to fame was when Florence Henderson – yes Mrs. Brady – stayed with us for several nights while filming […]

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Full Sail University Winter Park Expanding Again!

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The real-estate arm of the area’s fastest-growing digital-arts school, Full Sail University, has acquired a $17.5 million office park with nine buildings near the school on Semoran Boulevard in Winter Park. Silver City Lakeview LLC purchased Lakeview Office Park, with 225,550 square feet of office space, about a half mile from the University Boulevard campus. […]

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Thurston House Goes Social!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Thurston House, the only North Orlando bed & breakfast accommodation in the Maitland/Winter Park area, has partnered with local businesses and attractions to provide a LivingSocial Escape deal – “Summer Solace on Lake Eulalia“. This Escape deal went live at 5am, July 13th. Open for business for almost 19 years, innkeeper Carole Ballard keeps up […]

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Sizzling Summer Central Florida B&B Special!

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Our Central Florida bed & breakfast announces SIZZLING rates for the month of July & August. Enjoy a stay that is two or more consecutive nights and automatically get a 20% discounted rate! Just use the coupon “Summer Sizzle” when booking online. There is lots to do in the Maitland Winter Park area of Central Florida, […]

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Leu Gardens Publishes New Book!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Leu Gardens Publishes New Book! To celebrate 50 years of community education and inspired gardening, the Gardens’ Board of Trustees has released Florida Oasis: A Photographic Tour of Harry P. Leu Gardens (Cool Springs Press, November, 2010). The title is a fully illustrated tour through the history and botanical collections of the Harry P. Leu […]

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