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Celebrating 18 years of Central Florida Innkeeping!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

It’s official, today is the 18th anniversary for Thurston House B&B in Maitland. Who would have thought that time would pass so quickly? We have enjoyed guests from all over the world, including 21 countries, every state and 3 territories…amazing! Our area of Florida is truly unique. We are a central location to a lot of […]

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18 years for Maitland B&B – WOW!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

In two weeks, Thurston House will mark another milestone – 18 years providing wonderful accommodations to guests from all around the world. So far we have enjoyed guests from 21 countries, every state and even 3 territories! It has been a wonderful place for us to live, and we hope that we have many more […]

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Come to Central Florida for History & Citrus!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Central Florida was the capital of Florida citrus in the early years, especially around the time of the founding of Lake Maitland – 1885. This area lead the world in citrus production until several freezes devastated groves, pushing the citrus operations further south. Cyrus Brooks Thurston had a variety of citrus on his 160 acres […]

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A Trane Stops in Central Florida!!!

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

BYE-BYE old, and HELLO new! After 19 years of service to us, our old Trane 5 ton a/c -heat pump system wore out. It kept going through tremedous heat times, and kept us warm during those few very cold times. Considering 12-15 years is usually the maximum life for these types of units here in […]

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Latest Exhibition at Maitland Art Center!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Current Exhibitions William Vincent Kirkpatrick: American Impressionist   July 16- September 5, 2010 Florida Impressionist painter William Vincent Kirkpatrick was born in St. Augustine in 1939. The artist studied at the Maitland Art Center (originally called the Research Studio) with Lois Bartlett Tracy, who was a Bok Fellow (resident artist) in 1950, near the end […]

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Movie Making Comes to Thurston House!

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Exciting times here at Thurston House bed & breakfast in Maitland. This Central Florida inn has been a hotbed of activity for a couple days! The fabulous local college Full Sail University approached me about the idea of using us as a location for their last major film project before graduation. When I found out it was […]

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Becoming a Certified Wildlife Habitat – 3rd Step

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The 3rd step in becoming a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation is to create protective cover. Wildlife needs places to hide, such as a meadow, a prairie, dense shrubs and evergreens. If you don’t naturally have these things, you could place hollow logs and rock piles around your yard. At Thurston House […]

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Becoming a Certified Wildlife Habitat – 2nd Step

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

To be a Certified Wildlife Habit like Thurston House bed & breakfast in Central Florida, you need to be committed to the wonderful world of wildlife. The first step I told you about mentioned the importance of  having native plants. The 2nd step is providing water to wildlife. Thurston House is fortunate to  overlook beautiful […]

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Become a Certified Wildlife Habitat Like Thurston House!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Maitland’s only bed & breakfast, Thurston House, has been certified as an  official Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation! Protecting wildlife can be easy & fun, and is good for the future of our world. This is the first blog about what it takes to be certified. The first step in this process […]

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A Turtle Comes to Visit our Maitland yard!

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

We often have turtles come out of Lake Eulalia  and trudge up to our Thurston House Bed & Breakfast yard to leave their eggs in a sandy and safe area. This one is perhaps the biggest I have ever seen! This all is part of why our yard has been designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat. To […]

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