Within the next 2 weeks, Central Florida Colleges Are Back to School! What an exciting time for all those students, particularly the ones who are coming for their freshman year. Lots of excitement, angst, and pressure for sure. Usually, the incoming Freshman is brought to school by a parent or parents in order to help with the settling in and the furnishing their resident room space.
Central Florida Colleges Are Back to School! North Orlando Inn.
With so many coming to the area all at the same time, often accommodations can be full so consider a wonderful stay at Thurston House Bed & Breakfast. Located just 3 miles from Rollins College, and nearby to Full Sail and UCF too, our location gives you the quiet you need after a busy day of getting everything done and organized. Enjoy our Sizzling Summer rates too, lowest prices of the year!
So when Central Florida Colleges Are Back to School! and you need a place to stay, book at Thurston House, celebrating 25 years this year!
Sizzling Central Florida Summer Overlooking Lake Eulalia
Yes, it is time for a Sizzling Central Florida Summer. This one is a bit more sizzling than usual. You still want to get away but the beaches and the attractions area are just too hot. How about a place where fine dining, wonderful museums and great shops are plentiful? There is even a local historic theater, the Enzian, where you can watch indie films comfortably while enjoying your dinner and a glass of wine while sitting in a comfy chair at a real table.
Thurston House has been serving guests for almost 25 years now, through 24 years of Sizzling Central Florida Summer. The building has wonderfully cool central air conditioning and your guests room has its own thermostat! Start off your day on the porch while it is still cool, enjoying a cup of our fabulous Organic dark roast Peruvian coffee. Lake Eulalia is beautiful in the morning with the sun coming up behind it. The birds will entertain you too, singing and hopping around from bush to tree.
Let the aroma of your breakfast being made entice you into the dining room at your agreed upon hour. Enjoy your bountiful breakfast offering while planning your fun filled day. There are so much many activities to choose from, and lots of it located in well air conditioned buildings. The innkeeper can help plan your museum visits, give you brochures and even help you decide where to eat, a difficult task as there are so many great choices very close by.
North Orlando Sizzling Central Florida Summer
So, if you are staying home this Sizzling Central Florida Summer because you don’t know what else to do, make a reservation and come see what this beautiful area has to offer to you. We have an unheard of low rate just for you right now – any room the Sizzling Central Florida Summer rate of $199! This does include a complimentary beverage and cheese time from 5-6pm, a full breakfast each morning, complimentary safe free parking and even 2 Tesla charging stations. What are you waiting for?
As they say, time does fly. In 1992, September 15 to be exact, Thurston House opened its doors to bed & breakfast customers. After a slow start trying to get the word out, there was no internet back then, of course, we eventually have become known to a worldwide audience. Featured in many publications over the years, including the New York Times and USA Today, we are proud of what we have been able to accomplish here. At last count, we have enjoyed guests from 32 countries, every state, and 6 territories!
Thurston House Celebrates 25 years!
Guests from a variety of different and interesting backgrounds have found their way to us. Their reasons to stay have ranged from everything such as wedding nights, vacations, business, birthday’s, family holiday visiting, to just wanting to run away from home. We have many who we consider “guest friends”, those who come back over and over again. I cannot count how many hours we have spent with guests on the porch solving all the problems of the day. It has all been extremely rewarding!
So, in honor of our upcoming 25th anniversary, we are offering special rates for multiple night stays from 7/5/17 through 9/10/17.
Stay for two consecutive nights and receive $25 off per night. Stay for three consecutive nights and receive a 25% discount! Go to our “specials” page for all the fine print.
Thank you all, our past and future guests, as Thurston House Celebrates 25 years! We have had a wonderful time.
Rollin’s College Family Weekend 2016 is almost upon us! The college looks forward to welcoming families to campus for this special weekend. Activities include spending time relaxing with your student, meeting with distinguished faculty members, and becoming better acquainted with the Rollins community! It’s always a special weekend for all.
Rollin’s College Family Weekend 2016 Accommodations
Thurston House Bed & Breakfast in Maitland has enjoyed hosting Rollin’s parents for over 24 years now. Our location just 3 miles from the school, yet in a very quiet secluded location, makes us a prefect location to stay. Enjoy the activities in busy Winter Park, then come “home” to your lovely room, one of only 3 offered to guests. After a great nights sleep and an excellent full breakfast you will be ready to enjoy another full day with your family.
Rollin’s College Family Weekend 2016 starts in two days. We unexpectedly received a cancellation for our most popular room, the O’Heir Room, the only one overlooking Lake Eulalia. Make your reservation NOW!
Come one, come all to the 40th Maitland Rotary Fall Arts Festival, now known as Art Under the Stars. This juried art show attracts artists from a lot of locations and has become known as one of the premier North Orlando Central Florida shows.
The Performing Arts Stage Band featured Saturday night 2016 Art Under the Stars
Held this year from 11/11 – 11/13, Art Under the Stars features continuous music by the Performing Arts of Maitland. There is even a stage band to enjoy Saturday night when the event is open until 9pm. The Enzian Theater will be bringing short films to enjoy too, so pack up your chairs and blankets and head on over for some fabulous entertainment. Food and beverages will be available too!
Thurston House, the only area bed & breakfast is just a short stroll from the Art Under the Stars. Why don’t you make a weekend of it and book your room now! Be sure to book for both Friday and Saturday nights as the show is open late both nights. If you book by the end of August, you can take advantage of our “Pay Ahead Special”. The money you save can be spent on some fabulous new art for your home, or even some beautiful jewelry and other wonderful items.
Peace of Mind Kayak Tours for Central Florida Kayak Tours
Since Central Florida enoys an abundance of lakes, kayaking is very popular. The Winter Park area is very popular for Central Florida Kayak Tours and a local company called Peace of Mind Kayak Tours awaits your reservation.
The Winter Park Chain of Lakes Tour is quite popular and it leaves from the Rollin’s College area, just 3 miles from Thurston House. See Florida at its finest, traveling in 3 lakes by way of tropical canals that were originally built for logging.
Other locations are available for Central Florida Kayak Tours, or you can just rent a kayak and go off on your own. The City of Maitland has 22 lakes, all natural, and just waiting for you to explore them.
Beautiful celebration of 4th of July Fireworks over Lake Eola
The City of Orlando will celebrate 4th of July in Orlando for the 39th time this year. Enjoy food, drink and entertainment while awaiting the 9pm fireworks. The festivities take place around beautiful Lake Eola. Come early to find a special place to set up your chairs, then wander around the park. The swans will entertain you, the sculptures will amaze and the landscape will be beautiful. People will be plentiful as these fireworks are very well known and they come from all around the area to enjoy this special event.
Thurston House, a great accommodation choice for July 4th in Orlando!
This park is convenient to Thurston House bed & breakfast, only 6 miles away. Drive the short distance or take a taxi so you don’t have to worry about the crowds when you leave. It will be a very special evening, this 4th of July Orlando, and even better you get to spend the night with us too! Book now for best selection as we are a small inn, tucked away but close to everything too. You can look online at the guest rooms and can conveniently book your room there too.
Winter Park Arts Festival 2016 is almost upon us. This year the show is on the dates – 3/18-19-20. The Festival features a wide variety of fine arts and crafts including the categories of clay, digital art, drawings & pastels, fiber, glass, graphics & printmaking, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D, painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor and wood. Attendees travel from far and wide to go to this well known and respected art show.
Winter Park Arts Festival 2016 is held along Park Avenue, an area well known for wonderful shops, wine stores and eateries. Guests at Thurston House, the only Winter Park area bed & breakfast, love that we are located so close to the show, yet in a quiet setting amid 8 acres of lakefront land.
Winter Park Arts Festival 2016 – Thurston House porch
After a busy day enjoying the beautiful show art and perhaps making a purchase or two, the guests gather back on the wraparound porch sipping a beverage and enjoying the complimentary 5pm snack. Winter Park Arts Festival 2016 will once again bring a full house of guests here to Thurston House.
This is the time of year when the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park opens its doors for free every Friday evening – Special Friday Nights at the Morse!!
The free events planned for this Friday night include live music by Beautiful Music Three Flutes at 5 p.m., a family tour of the galleries at 5:15 p.m., an art demonstration by Orlando artist Sandy Lent at 6 p.m., and a curator’s tour of the exhibition “Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall” at 7 p.m. Enjoy one of these activities or just stroll around this magnificient place on your own. Admission is free from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
North Orlando’s Thurston House bed & breakfast in Maitland offers wonderful accommodations, and are located just over 2 miles away. Check in around 4pm, relax and refresh, enjoy a complimentary cheese & beverage snack at 5pm, then head over to Special Friday Nights at the Morse! There are many dining options up and down Park Avenue in Winter Park, or come back into Maitland for a wonderful dinner at Antonio’s, Francesco’s or Rangetsu. Wind down your evening by sitting on one of the porches sipping your complimentary peach schnappes. You may just catch a glimpse of an owl flying by as last nights guests did. They loved hearing the distant hoots of thesw neighbor birds. Our setting in the middle of 8 acres of wooded land gives us the feeling of being many miles away, yet we are close to everything.
Thurston House owls during your stay for Special Friday Nights at the Morse!
Check our website for special reservation deals, and also shop for those special people on your list by purchasing gift certificates. You won’t be sorry that you chose to stay here for Special Friday Nights at the Morse!!