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Mt. Vernon Best Western Closed in Winter Park

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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Plan Ahead Holiday Celebration Maitland History

November 5th, 2014

The holidays are almost here and there is a great 2014 Holiday Celebration Maitland History to tell you about. The historic Waterhouse Residence Museum, circa 1884, will be dressed for an entirely new Christmas exhibition. Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is the theme, as seen from the view of each Waterhouse family member. Traditions from the […]

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National Historic Landmark Orange County, Florida

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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A New-Old House in Central Florida

September 25th, 2014

It’s time for a New-Old House in Central Florida. Thurston House Bed & Breakfast is getting a facelift, with a variety of wood repairs and a new paint scheme. After being in business for 22 years, celebrating this anniversary September 15th, it is time for a change! We enjoy  a lot of regular returning guests so […]

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22 Years for North Orlando Bed & Breakfast!

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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Rollin’s College 2014 School Year Begins

August 1st, 2014

Rollin’s College 2014 School Year Begins in just 24 days! Students come from all over the world to attend this renowned school. The campus overlooking Lake Virginia has beautiful buildings with classic Florida architecture dating back to the 1880′s.     Along with the students, Rollin’s College enjoys a variety of visitors. Parents often will […]

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Sweet or Savory Breakfast?

July 24th, 2014

What type of breakfast would you enjoy most at a bed & breakfast- Sweet or savory breakfast? When staying at our North Orlando Winter Park area bed & breakfast, both types are provided, innkeepers daily choice. The innkeeeper likes to change from one to the other to keep things interesting and fresh. One morning you […]

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Maitland Baby Owl Shower

May 7th, 2014

Baby Owl Shower Maitland Baby Owl Shower Spring Event: Saturday. May 10 10am – 2pm Each Spring the Maitland Birds of Prey Center holds its annual Maitland Baby Owl Shower to raise funds to offset the increased costs during baby season. Join them to help celebrate Mother’s Day and spring.  Non-releasable baby raptors will be available to view.  […]

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Rollin’s College Graduation

April 19th, 2014

  Rollins College will honor graduates of the Arts & Sciences and College of Professional, Crummer Graduate School of Business, and the Hamilton Holt School during three separate and distinct Rollin’s College Graduation ceremonies next month. Activities will take place May 3rd, May 10th and also May 11th. Our North Orlando Winter Park area bed […]

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Baby Bird Season!

March 11th, 2014

Baby Bird Season Just Around the Corner I am sharing a portion of this wonderful resource from our fabulous Audubon Birds of Prey Center. It is just 1/2 mile from us here at Thurston House. Many guests have loved visiting and learning about these magnificient birds.  Bald Eagle by RJ Wiley Welcome to Florida Raptor […]

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