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Herlong Mansion 402 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy 352-466-3322

A cracker-style pine farmhouse built in 1845, the mansion now has bright rooms with decks and claw-foot tubs. Rooms from $119, including a full Southern breakfast.”

FEBRUARY 17, 2015 – “The jewel of Micanopy is the elegant Herlong Mansion, a bed and breakfast operated by folks who’ve run historic B&Bs for years. (They owned a B&B in Key West before moving here.)”

Palm Beach Post  Nov 11 2014 – “The place to stay is the Herlong Mansion (, an elegant bed-and-breakfast famous for its second-story veranda, delectable breakfasts, magnolia trees and rose garden.”

The Boston Globe October 24 2014 – “Probably the grandest home in town is the circa 1845 Herlong Mansion”                                   Greetings From Micanopy, Tom Petty Slept Here.

Orlando Sentinal September 2014 (VIDEO) – “Herlong Mansion A Beautiful Part of Micanopy History”
Micanopy History is Built to Last

Buzz-Feed June 12, 2014 – 18 Gems You Need To Visit (Herlong Mansion in Micanopy is Number 13)

Vero Beach Magazine October 2013 – “Landmark Herlong Mansion is an elegant Inn”
On The Trail In Micanopy

Florida Rambler  November 07, 2013  Herlong Mansion “The Jewel Of Micanopy”                                                                                                 Micanopy and The Herlong Mansion, Slow Down For Old Florida.

Herald-Tribune October 19 2013 – Outside of Miami Beach, Micanopy might be one of the best-known communities in Florida.
Walkabout: Alachua County antiques mecca


Boca Raton Travel Magazine February 2013 – “When you really want to get away from it all…come to The Herlong Mansion and give peace (and quiet) a chance.”


Florida Travel & Life Jan/Feb 2013. 30 Weekend Getaways – Where to escape in 2013. Tour de Florida “You can”t help but love Micanopy and the Herlong Mansion”


Sleepy Micanopy a perfect getaway , November 2012


Gainesville Today Magazine October issue 2012


Gainesville Sun Newspaper 10/28/2012


Garden & Gun Soul of the South, April/May 2012 -Mansion Hopping- Owning a grand estate may be a thing of the past, but staying in one has never been easier.


Herlong featured in article about Micanopy on The Travel Editor


Garden & Gun Soul of the South, Dec10/Jan11 Issue – Looking for the Florida that others miss? Look no farther than these hidden hot spots: HERLONG MANSION in Micanopy, Fl.


Florida Travel + Life Jan. 2011 Issue “Southern Charm- Find Old Florida. Stay at the Herlong Mansion for a dose of bygone elegance.”


Country Living Feb. 2010 Issue “Everybody who visits wants to stay at the Herlong Mansion, so book early.” – Herlong Mansion Inn at Christmas (includes Photos) 4/10


Miami Herald Says – ” The place to stay is the regal Herlong Mansion ” 4/09 – Inviting Inn – A short drive for a long visit to Micanopy’s Herlong Mansion, 8/08


Jacksonville Home & Hospitality, 4/08


National Geographic April 2008 Issue. ” Sense of place…with the cadence of a lullaby, these three words neatly sum up the properties celebrated here.”


Miami Herald, Innside Report, 1/08


Sunday New York Times, Travel Article, 11/07


Fed up conchs find haven in Micanopy, Orlando Sentinal, 10/07


Settle into a rocker at the Herlong Mansion, Palm Beach Post “Innside Report”, 6/07


Finding True Florida, National Geographic Traveler, by Sheila Scarborough, May 2007


Where the living is easy: In Micanopy, Southern charm practically drips from the oaks. Slow down and drink it in. 5/6/07, St. Petersburg Times.


Along the St. John’s River, A Slice of Old Florida, New York Times, 5/29/07


Paradise USA, from Travel & Leisure Magazine, 2/07


Recent Yahoo Travel Reviews


Gainesville Florida: More than Just Gators!, by Shady Hartshorne


Herlong Stories from Haunted Houses.Com


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A soul-soothing getaway: Retreat to the Herlong Mansion, nestled in the ‘Doc Hollywood’ town of Micanopy, Palm Beach Post

Micanopy’s Herlong Mansion:  A North Central Secret, by Lynn Seldon, Florida Magazine


Charm is Historic Micanopy’s Stock and Trade, by Jan Godwon, Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

Old Stuff’s The Best Stuff, by Larry Klinkenberg, St. Petersburg Times Online Floridian

Travel Getaways–Where to go:  Micanopy. Take a breather in this antiquing paradise, by Rebecca Manohey, Miami Herald.

Florida Getaways, Sun Sentinal, Ocala

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Antiques & Arts Around FloridaBest Antiquing in North Central Florida

Micanopy The “Little Town that Time Forgot”, Florida Secrets.Com

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Romantic Weekends Northern and Central Florida (Guide Book) by Janet Groene & Gordon Groene (Hunter Publishing)


Micanopy Fall Festival

Micanopy Community Council for the Arts, Inc.

Micanopy Area Chamber of Commerce


University of FloridaGainesville -- Right Down the Road

Gainesville, home of the University of Florida, is just a short drive from both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, offering a wealth of fun and opportunity to get the most from Florida’s tourism industry.

Additionally, the Gainesville area offers unique opportunities to visit and interact with natural,historical, and entertaining areas of Florida.  InGainesville, and the surrounding areas, you can explore the beautiful rivers & lakes, cool natural springs and unspoiled wilderness parks of an exquisite sub-tropical region. 

Easy US Interstate-75 access puts visitors less than a 30-minute drive from cycling, canoeing, hiking, camping, bird-watching, fishing, and the beaches of both the east and west coast of Florida. 

Gainesville and its nearby towns offer outstanding art & antique shopping, dining and accommodations.  Additional information and resources about Gainesville’s leisure activities is available online at the Alachua County Visitors & Convention Bureau or at (352) 374-5231


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