August, 2012
Historic Lodging

In  order to read the complete story when it appeared, we've noted in parentheses the month of the archive for your easy reference.



For whatever reason you come to this part of Florida—whether to play your heart out, or just relax among the natural elements, you’ll find the Chassahowitzka Hotel (January archive) is as enchanting as the name is unusual. Call 352-382-2075 or 1-877-807-7783. Or go to www.chazhotel.com.


The St. Francis Inn (October Archive) is located at 279 St. George Street in St. Augustine. Call 800-824-6062, 904-824-6068 or go to www.stfrancisinn.com.

The Night Swan Intracoastal Bed and Breakfast (June archive) is located at 512 South Riverside Drive in New Smyrna Beach. It’s a romantic getaway. Arrive by boat or car. The 125th anniversary of New Smyrna Beach is June 8-10. For details, see www.nsbwaterfrontloop.com. For information on the Bed and Breakfast, call 386-423-4940 or 800-465-4261 or go to www.nightswan.com


Chalet Suzanne Country Inn and Restaurant (February Archive) is located at 3800 Chalet Suzanne Lane in Lake Wales. They offer a quiet atmosphere, fabulous food and personal attention. For more information, go to www.ChaletSuzanne.com or call 800-433-6011 or 863-676-6011 for dining reservations.

At the historic Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, there's live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. Go to www.lakeside-inn.com. Call 800-556-5016 or 352-383-4101.
 The Hotel Jacaranda (October Archive) is located at 19 E. Main Street in Avon Park. Phone 863-453-2211 or go to www.hoteljac.com.


The Gasparilla Inn & Club in Boca Grande (November archive) offers free-to-the-public, 1/2-hour walking tours: Historical-Tue & Fri at 10:30 am (meet on front porch); Grounds/Botanical- Fri at 9am (front porch); and Main Kitchen – Tue & Thur at 2 pm (meet in the lobby). Go to www.gasparillainn.com or call 941-964-4500 or 800-996-1913.


Grandview Gardens Bed and Breakfast (December archive) is located at 1608 Lake Avenue in West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-9023 or go to www.grandview-gardens.com.