Get Ready to Paint the Town Green!

March 3rd, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Lake WorthGet ready to paint the town green! Join us for the 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Charity Parade and Festival as they march along Lake Avenue, in downtown Lake Worth, FL on Sunday March 13th, 2016, benefitting Wheels for Kids! This event has grown to be one of Lake Worth’s largest and most up-and-coming events, captivating audiences to the streets of downtown Lake Worth for a unique celebration of all things Irish. This amazing event is highlighted by a colorful parade, live music, great food and outstanding entertainment. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy!

Looking to be secluded yet in the heart of it all? Visit The Mango Inn Bed and Breakfast in downtown Lake Worth. This notable home was built in 1915 and said to be one of the oldest homes in Lake Worth, FL. Nestled on a secluded corner lot you can enjoy casual elegance, privacy and cascading water fountains that make you feel as if you are in a private oasis. During your stay, take a few moments to mingle with the new owners Chetan and Poonam Patel. They have over 15 years of hospitality experience, operating boutique hotels and restoring and operating a 12-room bed and breakfast in Santa Cruz, CA. This opportunity, however, to own and operate The Mango Inn Bed and Breakfast has brought them to lay their roots in sunny South Florida with their new 5 month-old baby boy. Poonam, wife and chef at The Mango Inn, prepares a full gourmet breakfast that awaits you on the veranda overlooking the pool each morning. The inn is a short 10-minute walk to the beach and downtown Lake Worth where visitors will find several wonderful restaurants, shops, antique stores and galleries. The new Innkeepers, Chetan and Poonam, hope that a stay at the Mango Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lake Worth, FL will provide you with a peaceful respite from everyday life.

The Sabal Palm House Bed and Breakfast, a historic and distinctive two-story home located across from the Intercoastal Waterway in Lake Worth, FL will be sure not to disappoint. More comfortable than a hotel…come visit Colleen and John’s home and enjoy a romantic weekend getaway or indulge in the beautiful art galleries, antique shops, unique restaurants and cafes or travel 10 minutes to the famous Worth Avenue, Palm Beach for world renowned shopping and dining or visit City Place in West Palm beach where you can surround yourself with European style shops and restaurants.

58th Annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

March 1st, 2016

for-myers-shrimpThe 58th annual Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, March 12-13, 2016 – a major beach front celebration of “Shrimp” in this whimsical Old Florida style beach town. Since 1959, the main attraction at the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival, are the “huge boiling pots of Gulf pink shrimp!” The festival gets the show on the road with a parade featuring Clydesdale horses, floats and bands in a two-mile ceremony. Afterwards the crowning of the “shrimp queen” will take place at the main beach, near the pier. There will be more than 100 vendors lined up and prepared to share their goods. The festivities commence at School Street and proceed north on Estero Boulevard to the Matanzas Pass Bridge and the site of other festival events.fort-myers-shrimp_dinners

 

 

 

 

 

Filled with history and lots of charm The Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast nestled between the Edison-Ford Winter Estate and the Old Fort Myers Downtown area is a great place to stay. It is within walking distance to the Caloosahatchee River, Centennial Park and many fine restaurants. Day trips may include Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, or the Everglades. Don’t forget to take part in the festivities of the Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival

88th Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo

February 26th, 2016
Oak Park Inn Arcadia, FL

Oak Park Inn

The 88th Annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo! March 10-13th, 2016. Fun entertainment for all ages! Enjoy watching the Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding or Bull Riding events along with The Quadrille, a very popular event that can best be described as “square dancing on horseback.” This is oldest rodeo organization in the state of Florida that has evolved from its initial beginnings to a national sport, drawing top cowboy athletes from all over the nation. Participants compete for purses and points aiming for the “Super Bowl” of rodeo, the National Finals held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Looking for quiet privacy, a romantic get-away or maybe just to recharge your psychological batteries for a few days? Step back into the previous century and recapture all the romance, charm and gracious ambiance of the bygone era and enjoy the luxurious The Oak Park Inn, Arcadia’s only “Downtown” Hotel. Whatever your reason may be, the results will be worth it. Proud to be an official “stress free” zone, The Oak Park Inn, of Arcadia is a great place to hide out in plain sight!

2016 Florida Strawberry Festival!

February 24th, 2016

2016 Florida Strawberry Festival, March 3-13, 2016 in Plant City represents a piece of Americana, a time in American history when fairs and festivals brought communities together through celebrations of their harvests. This event rivals any state fair in the country with guests coming from near and far to enjoy exhibits of agriculture, livestock shows, arts and crafts, horticulture, local food, headline music concerts, carnival, and parades with glorious floats and high-stepping marching bands. The entertainment line-up, year after year, continues to be extraordinary.

Palmer House

Palmer House

Looking to experience the meaning of “Southern Hospitality”? Enjoy your stay and be pampered at the Palmer House where you can relax under the sprawling oaks on a bench swing, take a cool dip in the pool, or just relax in the hot tub. Wanting to pick up the pace a little? You may choose to and go canoeing, horseback riding, bike riding or golfing. Take off on a day trip to local attractions or the famous Florida Strawberry Festival.

Martin County Fair February 2016

February 16th, 2016

Don’t miss the Martin County Fair happening now through February 20th, 2016. Enjoy Arts and Crafts, Fresh Produce, Lectures, Pet and Livestock Shows, Carnival Rides, Live Entertainment, Various Live Demonstrations including Bee Keeping and Making Honey, and much more! Find the Martin County Fairgrounds across from the Stuart Airport – Witham Field located at 2616 SE Dixie Hwy, Stuart, FL 34996

While visiting Stuart, FL, enjoy your home away from home…Inn Shepard’s Park. This hotel alternative is nestled in the Heart of The River Front Village located in Historic downtown Stuart. Shops, Restaurants and Entertainment are all within walking distance.

“Gulfport Florida Tuesday Fresh Market” celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary this month.

February 9th, 2016
Gulfport Fresh Tues

Gulfport, Florida Tuesday Fresh Market

Gulfport is a little hidden gem on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  If you are looking for “Old Florida” charm and a relaxing yet fun getaway Gulfport, Florida will not disappoint. You will find a variety of delicious restaurants, eclectic art and gift shops, beautiful beaches, and the famous “Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market” celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary this month.

Sea Breeze Manor, a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn is a great place to stay and offers a fabulous view of Boca Ciega Bay. Say hello to Lorri Russo, the owner. She provides a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Gulf County is a Hidden Gem

January 25th, 2016

Uncrowded, Unspoiled, Untouched is the motto of Gulf County. A wonderful weekend.  Visit and stay —Florida-Inns

Do You Like Antiquing?

January 15th, 2016

If you like antiquing then you must check out Arcadia, FL– http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/florida/visit-this-tiny-town-fl/

And plan to stay at Florida-Inns member The Oak Park Inn- http://www.florida-inns.com/listings/oakparkinn-arcadia-florida.html

Nights of Lights a quick getaway!

January 8th, 2016

Looking for a quick getaway? Nights of Lights runs until the end of January Click Here

Be sure and stay at a Florida Inn while in town St Augustine Inns

ASPIRING INNKEEPERS WORKSHOP JANUARY 29 – 31, 2016

November 30th, 2015

PattieTalkingAspiringSponsored by the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns Association

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW

WHEN:  Friday, January 29 – Sunday, January 31, 2016

WHERE:  Victorian House Bed and Breakfast, St. Augustine, Fl

Register Here for January 29 – 31, 2016

Unlike any other Aspiring Innkeeper Workshop.  An all inclusive weekend full of knowledge about the Bed and Breakfast Industry from acquiring, retrofitting, building a Bed and Breakfast, including regulatory, zoning, government, Fire Safety, Alcohol Licensing, Marketing your Inn, Evaluating how your Inn is doing, and understanding Exit Strategies, plus every day Operations, to help you make an educated decision on how or if you want to proceed into the hospitality industry.

Professional Speaker, Pattie Detwiler of BedandBreakfastConsultantService.com and Seasoned Bed and Breakfast Owners will walk you through the process.  This is your opportunity to thoroughly understand the business you are thinking of investing in, while being a guest in a luxury Bed and Breakfast Property.  Two Night Accommodations are in addition to the registration fee & you can reserve your room after registration by contacting the Victorian House directly.  Space is Limited, so please register early to insure your place. It’s good to understand the hospitality industry. New Innkeepers are invited to attend as well.

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding decisions you may have to make prior to the Aspiring Workshop, Bed and Breakfast Consultant Service is always ready, willing and able to answer any questions to help you begin.  561.223.3201

What participants at the July 2015 Aspiring Workshop had to say:
100% said they would recommend this Workshop to others!
When asked the most valuable topic presented:  Valuation & Financing;  Regulations & Operational Tips; Vendors and Staffing.
When asked the least valuable topic:  100% said there was no topic they deemed least valuable.

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