“graciously serving since 1883”
A visit to the Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora is time travel of the most privileged sort. The 130-year-old historic landmark is rooted in a peaceful, romantic and genteel era yet offers the conveniences and activities of the modern times. The Inn's cluster of five buildings are grand in the quaint Old Florida style, built to last centuries and garnished with gables, balconies, porches and fanciful Victorian flourishes. The estate is graced with stately oak trees dripping with Spanish moss and an expanse of green that sweeps down to an Olympic-sized swimming pool and sparkling Lake Dora, one of Central Florida's more than 1,000 lakes that are legendary among boaters and fishermen. Many rooms and suites feature picture postcard views of the lake, dotted with sailboats, antique vessels, an occasional gator's snout, and home to the setting sun every evening. The Inn's original, most historic building, which opened in 1883 as a 10-room inn, now contains a grand lobby and reception area, the Beauclaire dining room, and Tremain's Lounge, one of Mt. Dora's most popular gathering places and famed for its jazz entertainment. The serene and convivial ambience of the Inn can easily sway its guests to never ever leave the grounds. But the adventures of Mt. Dora and the surrounding countryside are tempting.
Visited in October. Great views of the lake from the end room. Clean. We loved sitting down by the lake watching the sea planes and enjoying the sunsets.
The restaurant is good with nice outdoor seating!
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