Unrivaled, Award Winning and Affordable ~ AAA – Four Star Lodging for 18 Continuous Years ~ 1996 to 2013!
For any inn, B&B or hotel to earn the prestigious AAA 4 Diamond Rating is an accomplishment. At the Heron Cay B&B in Mount Dora, Florida, you will find a 4 Diamond B&B, one of only 2 B&B’s in the state with the 4 Diamonds, but you are also staying at a lodging establishment that has earned these 4 diamonds 17 consecutive years in a row. The AAA awards are not a popularity contest and not determined by the public at large, but instead are rated and awarded yearly through undercover stays by trained travelers. That means that when you’re staying at a 4 Diamond B&B, inn or hotel, you’re staying somewhere special. When that B&B has been awarded this top achievement for 17 straight years, you can be assured you’re somewhere memorable, special and worthy your consideration.
Heron Cay B&B is located at the edge of the historic downtown district of Mount Dora, Florida. Once a citrus center in the heart of Central Florida, Mount Dora was home to northern businessmen who came seeking warm winters and in turn, more fortune. Citrus crops are dwindling here today, but on breezy days one can still take in the scent once overwhelming and joy-filled. Today’s economy is much more tourism driven, but that remains a special part of Mount Dora as well. Those rich northerners brought with them friends and family who wanted to experience the Florida winters, so with them they brought the ideas of a town that would be welcoming for the entire winter season. Today what remains is that charming and historic feel, with shops, restaurants and inns throughout. Heron Cay puts you at the edge of it all, within an easy walk of town or simple drive, overlooking Lake Dora, another reason for so many to choose Mount Dora as their special getaway.
Outdoor activities were always at the heart of wintering holidays, with the lake a special place for all. Families would picnic along her shores, take boats out or a day together or fishing for the men. Today you too can enjoy these simple
joys around Lake Dora, with boats to take you on a charter around the lake and through the infamous Dora Canal where “local legend” has it that parts of Humphrey Bogart classic African Queen were filmed.
Plan for time in town to shop, browse, and antique. With a range of stores you’re going to find plenty from which to choose. Antique shops in town, around the edge and on highway 441 that circles the area will offer anyone seeking such special treasures plenty to choose from.
Restaurants will be at the heart of your day with many to choose from. A range from chains along 441 to special spots in town mean you can choose the setting, the food and the price range you’re interested in.
Mount Dora is a special place to get away to. With so many offerings year round, you’re here to enjoy, relax and recharge. But Mount Dora is also about events, that occur monthly, weekly and yearly with many more reasons to enjoy her offerings as well.
Heron Cay B&B is at the heart of it all, with a luxurious setting, a warm and comfortable getaway where you can escape, disappear or use as your home base for a special time together. It’s prestigious, award-winning reputation only adds to this someplace special.
This post was written by regular WhatToDoInMountDora.com contributor, Rori Paul. Rori is a travel writer and blogger. Follow her blog, Rori Travels Florida, for more on Florida Travel and Mount Dora.