A Taste of the Old South in Florida's Most Historic Hotel

Lakeside Inn • Mount Dora, FL

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two, Sundays through Thursdays, from Now Until December 19 ($199)
  • Or, a Two-Night Stay for Two, Fridays and Saturdays, from Now Until September 28 ($229)
  • Daily Breakfast for Two in the Beauclair Dining Room
  • Combine Vouchers to Stay Up to Four Nights

The Destination
Just 30 miles northwest of Orlando—and worlds away from the scurry of it all—the charming town of Mount Dora pays homage to a Florida that once was. The historic downtown is lined with well-preserved architecture from the town's early days, the late 1800s. It thrives with locally owned wine tasting rooms, art galleries, specialty shops, outdoor cafes, and restaurants. With Lake Dora only a few yards away to the west, one can experience not only scenic vistas but also plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. This town of about 13,000 is perfectly content to while away the day as the crowds bustle in Orlando.

The Digs
Built in 1883 and situated on the banks of picturesque Lake Dora, Lakeside Inn boasts an outdoor-indoor ambiance befitting of the Gilded Age. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasting the title of the oldest continuously operating hotel in Florida, this Victorian-style mansion features five distinct buildings adorned with gables, verandas, balconies, and awnings. Many guest rooms boast authentic antique furnishings, king or double beds, spacious bathrooms offering Crabtree & Evelyn spa amenities, wireless Internet, and stunning views of the Lake or the sweeping grounds below. Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast in the elegant and sunny Beauclair Dining Room, where you'll indulge in upscale, southern-style offerings. Then, take a dip amid the stately oak trees and Spanish moss in the shimmering large Lakefront swimming pool centered on the lush grounds.

The Diversions
Embark on an eco-tour of Lake Dora and the Dora Canal by Premier Boat Tours
• Book a sighseeing tour of the Historic District and sparkling lakes via seaplane
• Peruse hundreds of eclectic treasures at the Renningers, the largest antique mall in Mount Dora
• Breeze through historic Downtown Mount Dora, past the lighthouse, and out to Palm Island Park on an hour-long Segway tour with Segway of Central Florida
• Pick from several two- to three-hour kayak tours with Central Florida Nature Adventures

  • "A stroll around the grounds makes you feel as if you've stepped out of the pages of The Great Gatsby. You can book cruises and seaplane tours that leave from the inn's large dock."

    -- Read Fodor's Review of Lakeside Inn


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    100 North Alexander Street Mount Dora, FL 32757
    800-556-5016 | get directions

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the fine print

  • Limit 2 per customer, additional as gifts; up to 2 vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Voucher valid for up to 2 guests
  • Breakfast will be from the Sunrise Grill Menu
  • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • All stays must be completed within date range listed on voucher
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Blackout date(s): August 30-September 2
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON December 19, 2013 • Enjoy By December 19, 2013