Make The Most Of A Valentine’s Day Getaway to Winter Park Florida

Make The Most Of A Valentine’s Day Getaway to Winter Park Florida

Make The Most Of A Valentine’s Day Getaway To Winter Park Florida Raise the bar of your Valentine’s Day getaway to Winter Park, Florida with our popular Romance Package lodging special! Treat yourself and that special someone to the peaceful charm and idyllic lakefront setting of our historic 1885 Florida bed and breakfast. Thurston House … Read More

2021 At Our Central Florida Bed & Breakfast Home

2021 At Our Central Florida Bed & Breakfast Home

Our Central Florida Bed and Breakfast…Reflections on 2021 As 2021 comes to a close, we look back over the year and reflect on all the good times and warm memories we have. Hosting guests at our Central Florida bed and breakfast, Thurston House, continues to reward—this year was no exception. We feel so fortunate, not … Read More

Zora Festival 2020

Zora Festival 2020

The Zora Festival 2020 was first presented in 1990. ZORA!™ is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational event composed of public talks, museum exhibitions, theatrical productions, arts education programming, and a 3-day Outdoor Festival of the Arts. The event takes place primarily in Eatonville, Florida (10 miles north of Orlando) and throughout Orange County. Thurston House is … Read More

26 Years – WOW!

26 Years – WOW!

Let me just say – 26 years – WOW! This week marks 26 years of being in business for Thurston House. Who would have ever thought that we would be here so long, after totally renovating this beautiful property and starting up the business from nothing? We have hosted guests from all the far reaches … Read More

Getdown Downtown – New Event!

Getdown Downtown – New Event!

With the completion in October of the City of Maitland Downtown area, a new monthly event will be starting – Getdown Downtown! On the first Friday of each month, this pedestrian friendly area will be filled with live music, vendors, food and drink. We have waited a long time for this wonderful new addition to … Read More

Sizzling Summer Rates

Sizzling Summer Rates

Just now Sizzling Summer Rates were posted for the rest of the summer. Take advantage of a more quiet time here in Central Florida. There is still lots to do, everything from museums and great shopping to antiquing and all types of fabulous restaurants. The posted rates are never lower than they are right now so book … Read More

Museums of Maitland, Florida

Museums of Maitland, Florida

We are blessed with a strong history in the arts and culture. There are several historical museums, as well as a wonderful historic arts colony. The Maitland Art Center was founded as an art colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect André Smith (1880-1959). This tradition continues at MAC today, with gallery exhibitions, art … Read More

Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida

Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida

Beautiful Leu Gardens in Orlando is only 15 minutes from Thurston House in Central Florida. It has 50 acres of beautiful land that feature many different types of garden areas – America’s largest camellia collection outside of California, 3 acres of idea gardens, the largest formal rose garden in Florida, a 2 acre tropical stream garden, … Read More

Central Florida Colleges Are Back to School!

Central Florida Colleges Are Back to School!

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 … Read More