Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Heading Out to the Inns: Summer Travelers Discover Mount Dora B&Bs

(PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- After checking out Orlando's attractions, a growing number of domestic and international travelers are checking into the bed and breakfasts of nearby Mount Dora. Here, amidst the smell of orange blossoms and views of majestic Lake Dora, they are discovering nearly a dozen boutique inns, cottages, and guest houses where they can enjoy another Old Florida attraction: Southern hospitality.

Offering a peaceful retreat far from the hectic summer crowds at the theme parks, just thirty minutes northwest of Orlando's attractions are historic inns sprinkled throughout one of the state's most popular resort destinations. The setting is ideal. With a population of just over 10,000, Mount Dora remains one of Florida's most charming small towns, with rolling hills, citrus groves, an active shopping village, and New England feel.

Summertime, Mount Dora's 'Secret Season', has become a favorite time for Orlando visitors to make the drive to explore Lake County's famous eco-friendly offerings such as crystal clear freshwater springs, meandering rivers, and a chain of lakes. The town itself offers bookstores, sidewalk cafes, boutiques, and art galleries with a vista overlooking beautiful Lake Dora.

"Because of our size, we have the luxury -- and the privilege -- to provide honest and sincere hospitality," explains John Cataldo, president of the Mount Dora Lodging Association. "Each and every Mount Dora innkeeper provides a level of service, attention, and individuality that travelers won't find at a tourist-corridor hotel."

For more information on reserving your night at the inn, visit www.mountdoralodging.com, or call (352) 735-3110. Each inn affiliated with the Mount Dora Lodging Association has fulfilled local, county, state, and federal requirements and is reviewed regularly by state inspectors.

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