Florida’s Finest Inns and Bed & Breakfasts
by Bruce Hunt
From warm and cozy country bed & breakfasts to elegant and historic hotels, author, photographer, and illustrator Bruce Hunt has composed the definitive guide to Florida’s most quaint, historic, romantic, and often eclectic lodgings.
Come along for the ride as Bruce rambles around the state, stopping for a spell at 135 of the best inns and bed & breakfasts Florida has to offer. Written in an engaging, personal style, Florida’s Finest Inns and B&Bs relates the histories of many of the places Bruce visits as well as the personal stories of innkeepers and caretakers. Plus, it includes all the practical facts: pricing, amenities, contact information, and web site addresses.
Looking to spend some time in a Victorian house in a quiet, tree-filled neighborhood or at a seaside cottage that evokes memories of summers spent at the beach? Perhaps you’d like to stay in a grand Henry Flagler–era hotel where Vanderbilts, DuPonts, and Rockefellers wintered. You’ll find theme rooms filled with offbeat antiques, claw-foot tubs, wicker furniture, canopy beds, and bay windows, along with heaps of old-fashioned hospitality and scrumptious, homemade food. Bruce personally visited each of the places he describes here and lets you in on which rooms are his favorites, what he had for breakfast, and even where to catch up with a few ghosts!
Florida’s Finest Inns and B&Bs also contains background history on many of the towns, as well as an historical account of the lives of Henry Flagler and Henry Plant—Florida’s first grand hoteliers. This book is an essential guide for both new and seasoned Florida travelers.
Bruce Hunt is a native Floridian writer, photographer, and illustrator. His articles and photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including the Tampa Tribune, the St. Petersburg Times, Metro News, Backpacker Magazine, Rock & Ice Magazine, Skydiving Magazine, Parachutist Magazine, Water Ski Magazine, and Physics Teacher Magazine among others. His first three books, Adventure Sports in Florida, Visiting Small-Town Florida, and Visiting Small-Town Florida, Volume 2 are also available from Pineapple Press.
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