The Holidays Arrive in Central Florida!

This weekend kicks of the official start to the holidays in Maitland, North Orlando Central Florida. The Season of Light is a beautiful event, starting at 5pm at Lake Lily Park. Many will be on hand to witness the tree lighting, and a surprise guest will be showing up during the evening. Could it be Santa? The Waterhouse Residence is all decked out and will be open for tours too!

Thurston House Bed & Breakfast is just a short stroll away from all the festivities. Think of us while you are reviewing your “Naughty or Nice List” too. Thurston House gift certificates make a perfect gift for those who really don’t need anything, but would appreciate a bit of innkeeper pampering. You can call us at #407-539-1911 or even easier, purchase online. For those who purchase in the next two weeks, for each $100 you buy you will receive an additional $15 gift certificate!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Thurston House!

The Holidays Are Coming to Central Florida!

They are almost upon us and what do you have planned? Come stay at Thurston House Bed & Breakfast in Maitland and enjoy the wonderful offerings in this area. From ice skating, to shopping, to Tiffany windows in the park, to fabulous dining, to museums decked out in finery, and holiday tree lightings…. We have it all in the Maitland-Winter Park area! Area shopping venues have already polished their finery and have been hanging greenery, lights and bulbs everywhere. What a wonderful gift for you!

2012 Florida Film Festival is almost upon us!

This year’s Florida Film Festival features a record breaking 168 films respresenting 31 countries. Running from April 13-22, films will be shown at the following venues – Enzian Theater, Regal Winter Park Village 20, Winter Garden Theater, and Central Park on Park Avenue.

   Every year the Florida Film Festival premieres the best in current independent and foreign cinema. And this year they are saluting their 21st anniversary by bringing you more of the best. With cutting-edge films, 100 visiting filmmakers, plenty of special guests, and non-stop events, this festival will do everything to ensure 10-days of Film, Food, and Fun.


Thurston House, North Orlando’s only bed & breakfast accommodation, is just a short stroll away from the Enzian Theater, the major hub of all the activity. Book now!

Central Florida Mother’s Day Gift Idea!

Thurston House front parlour

The date is coming and you have no idea what to get for your Mom or the Mother of your children. They deserve nothing but the best! Be creative this year and give the gift of a Maitland Winter Park getaway. Our premier North Orlando bed & breakfast is the perfect combination of a secluded hide away, yet minutes from wonderful things to do and great places to eat in Central Florida.

It’s easy to do, just purchase a gift certificate online, available in any dollar amount you wish to give. It can be sent directly to her, or e-mailed to you. Then prepare yourself for the heart filled and very sincere exclamations of thanks!

Lady Gaga Orlando!

The Monster Ball Tour, the latest from Lady Gaga, arrives in Orlando on 4/15/2011. The show is at the new Amway Center, just minutes from our North Orlando lodging, Thurston House.

Enjoy the thrill of this lively show, and later spend the night in the peace & quiet that our Maitland Winter Park bed & breakfast is well known for.

Hair the Musical – Orlando!


Coming to Central Florida and the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center – Hair! Show dates are June 21-26, and go on sale May 6th. Plan ahead for this fabulous show! Buy your tickets, reserve your room now at North Orlando’s finest bed & breakfast Thurston House in Maitland, and prepare to be entertained!

Yearly Arts Festival comes to Winter Park!

2011 Festival March 18th-20th

Located in Winter Park’s Central Park bounded by New England Avenue on the South and Garfield Ave. on the North, Park Avenue on the East and New York Avenue on the West.

 Friday, March 18th, 9 AM to 6 PMSaturday, March 19th, 9 AM to 6 PM

Sunday, March 20th, 9 AM to 5 PM

We can’t wait for this wonderful yearly event to start! It is Central Florida Arts at it’s best.


Jazz & Blues in Orlando’s Leu Gardens!


Saturday, October 23 – 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Enjoy live blues and jazz under a starry sky inside Leu Gardens’ 50-acre botanic oasis located in the heart of Central Florida featuring the velvety sounds of the Nightly Blues Band, soulful voice of Selwyn Birchwood and Don Soledad Group.  Each band will feature favorite songs as well as originals. Pack a dinner picnic basket full of your favorite foods/drinks and bring chairs or blanket for this outdoor event.  Vendors selling coffee and pastry. 

Serene Cubbedge Room

This yearly Fall event is one of our favorites! We set our chairs up in “our” place, grab a glass of wine and stroll the many luminary lit paths. What a great way to spend the evening! The only thing that could make it better would be to end the day in your beautiful Thurston House guest room, the only bed & breakfast in Maitland and Winter Park.