Celebrate Mom!

Celebrate Mom!

Celebrate Mom this year with the gift of Thurston House B&B. Things aren’t quite fully reopened in this area but should be within the next month. Imagine how thrilled she would be to open your card containing Thurston Gift Certificates!  Purchase them online now and receive $20 extra for each $100 you spend. Then Mom … Read More

Travel Notice Update

Travel Notice Update

Dear past and future guests – Please be advised that even though we welcomed several guests in August, we are now closed temporarily again. This is the usual time we close each year to handle scheduled building maintenance. We will now reopen on or around October 23rd, and with a two-night minimum. Please go to … 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

Having a “fit” vacation – in Central Florida!

Having a “fit” vacation – in Central Florida!

Having a “fit” vacation doesn’t have to be difficult. When you stay at Thurston House bed & breakfast, just north of downtown Orlando and minutes from Winter Park, we can help you. Start your day with a walk, stroll or run along the paths and quiet streets that surround us – Having a “fit” vacation! … 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