Thurston House Times – Enzian!

Thinking “what to do?” this week? The Enzian Theater is just minutes from Thurston House bed & breakfast. Continuing this week is Coco Before Chanel. This movie has gotten rave reviews. So, book your room at Thurston House, head over to the theater a little early and enjoy a drink at the Eden Bar, then head inside to watch the movie and have a great dinner. This is the only way to enjoy a movie!

Coco Before Chanel

Thurston House Times – Holidays!

The holiday decorating is almost done here at Thurston House. Come stay and get into the spirit of the holidays. There is lots going on in this area the next few weeks. It starts with Tiffany in the Park celebration this Thursday in Winter Park, then Maitland’s Season of Light this Saturday, then on and on…. Start it all with a reservation at Thurston House bed & breakfast in Maitland!

Thurston House dining room mantle

Thurston House dining room mantle

Thurston House Times – Camellia’s!

The first of our wonderful old camellia’s are showing their color. These 40 or so bushes, some small, some huge, all were planted by Mr. Clarence Cubbedge back in the 40’s. There all different types and colors, making a beautiful show in our yard from now until February. Come to Thurston House bed & breakfast to stroll our yard to see these gorgeous plants.

beautiful camellia

beautiful camellia

Thurston House Times – Maitland oranges!

We recently have been enjoying fresh squeezed orange juice from Hollieanna Groves. This family run business has been serving this area since 1954! Their store is just minutes from Thurston House bed & breakast. Shop their wide assortment of fruit, jams & jellies, honey and candy while sampling a taste of juice. Any of their items would be perfect gifts this holiday season. Come to Thurston House, a great base for holiday shopping!  

Hollieanna Groves storefront

Thurston House Times – In the garden!

This is kind of an in-between time here, but there are bits of color here and there. I just noticed a few camellia’s just starting to open. The bougenvilla is starting it’s blooms, the blue daze is growing fast, the oranges are starting to get more orange and the crinum lilies are showing their colors. Book your room at Thurston House bed & breakfast and enjoy wandering around our peaceful 8 acres.  

Crinum - Spider Lily

Crinum - Spider Lily

Thurston House Times – Maine?!

The innkeeper is on a fast trip to York Harbor, Maine to handle a bit of personal business and take a last recharge before what will hopefully be a very busy next few months. This weekend was wild with weather, but things have calmed down and it is  beautiful today. I know what comes next so heading home real soon. Come stay at Thurston House bed & breakfast real soon…book now!

Long Sands Beach

Long Sands Beach

Thurston House Times – CARS!

One of Joe’s favorite yearly events was this past weekend – the 8th annual Concours de Elegance in Winter Park. It is held in the heart of downtown Winter Park, Park Avenue. The street is lined with every high end car you can imagine, from Joe’s beloved Porsche to Ferrari, to Mercedes, and even some custom motorcycles this year. Joe hopes Santa was listening when he picked his favorites…keep dreaming! There is so much to do and see around Thurston House bed & breakfast….come stay!

Concours de Elegance along Park Avenue

Concours de Elegance along Park Avenue

Thurston House Times – Holidays at the Waterhouse!

From November 19th to January 10th, the Waterhouse Residence Museum will be dressed in Victorian Christmas splendor. Tours are available from noon-4pm on Thursdays thru Sundays, excepting major holidays. Night tours will also be offered from 6-8pm, December 3, 10 & 17.  Be on the lookout for the Waterhouse mouse!  This museum is just minutes from Thurston House  bed & breakfast. “Twas the Night Before Christmas and All Through the House, Not a Creature Was Stirring…Except the Waterhouse Mouse!”

Waterhouse mouse

Waterhouse mouse

Thurston House Times – Tasty Time Coming!

The annual Maitland Chamber of Commerce  – The Taste of Maitland – marks it’s 12 th annual event on November 9th from 5:30pm-8pm. There will be lots of food and drink from places such as the Maitland Wine Market, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, Qdoba, Shipyard Brewing Company, and so many more…. This event is held at beautiful Lake Lily Park, and is a short stroll from Thurston House bed & breakast. Tickets in advance are $12, and $15 at the door. You can get the tickets by calling the chamber at #407-644-0741. Book your room now!

Lake Lily Park, Maitland