The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
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Historic Bed & Breakfast in Orlando, Florida
Tucked privately away in an intimate garden setting, The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne is centrally located in Downtown Orlando.
Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a 24-hour reservation staff. Settle into one of 30 hotel accommodations comprised of 4 historic homes ranging from charming Victorian rooms, spacious corporate accommodations and romantic getaway suites with double whirlpool tubs. Gather in the parlor with family, friends or business partners for a complimentary cocktail hour.
After a comfortable night’s stay, enjoy a complimentary expanded continental breakfast including bagels, English muffins, fresh fruit, and danish. Relax with family on the veranda overlooking one of our courtyards surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
Business travelers enjoy corporate accommodations featuring high-speed wireless Internet, ample work space and small kitchen conveniences, including a refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Invite business associates for a small gathering in your private sitting area. For larger business meetings, inquire about our various meeting rooms. And free parking at the inn makes staying in Orlando even simpler!
We specialize in:
- Romantic Getaway Suites, Weddings & Receptions
- Ultimate Corporate Accommodations, Corporate Events
- Quaint Victorian Rooms, Meeting Space
- Lush Tropical Gardens, Holiday Parties
- Outdoor Entertaining & Special Events
- Leisure Travel
About the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
Four historic buildings, each of a different era, comprise this unique bed-and-breakfast getaway. Fall asleep by the fire in the parlor of the Norment Parry Inn, and you might awaken to imagine yourself transported to Victorian England as you gaze upon the Dickens collection in the entrance hall cupboard. Or curl up on a tuxedo chair with a Raymond Chandler novel in your apartment at the The Wellborn Suites. Savor a cup of coffee in the living room as the morning sun filters through a cobalt blue glass window. Sip wine on the veranda of the I. W. Phillips House. Close your eyes and you can almost hear the sweep of gowns and the clatter of horse hooves on brick. From the abundant front porch of the Dr. Phillips House, refresh yourself with fresh Florida air after a leisurely stroll around the lake, appreciating the native Florida ambiance and the gardens around the property. More than a place, the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne is another place in time.
Dr. Phillips House
The Dr. Phillips House, just to the east of the Wellborn, offers grand Victorian rooms and elegant period furnishings. Choose from queen or king four-poster beds and sleigh beds. Blending charming luxuries with modern amenities, other features include fireplaces, double whirlpool tubs, marble showers, hardwood floors, in-room refrigerators, and pieces from the Chalet Glass art collection.
The house is named for Dr. Philip Phillips, the central Florida legend who was a major force in the development of the citrus industry in the late 19th century. Dr. Phillips and his wife, Della, were prominent supporters of the arts, hosting many cultural events and Sunday afternoon musicales at the house. Their support of the arts continues to this day as profits realized by Dr. Phillips, Inc. are returned to the community in the form of gifts and grants to educational, cultural, and charity organizations.
Dr. Phillips purchased what was then the Peckham House, which was built in 1893 by Col. Peckham as a wedding present for his daughter. Months of remodeling included removal of the facade's two-story porch and replacing it with a massive portico supported by four towering columns, and replacement of the outdated gas lighting with electricity. Extra bedrooms and a cellar were added to the interior, and by 1912 Dr. Phillips and family made the house home. A carriage house with an upper floor was added north of the house, near present-day Anderson Street, but was later destroyed.
As late as 1986, the Dr. Phillips house was the primary attraction of the Designers' Show House by the Orlando Opera Guild, but in the years that followed, the house fell into disrepair until acquired and renovated by the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne.
Renovations began by adding a two-story porch topped by a surprising spiral staircase leading to the third floor, and for the first time in the house's century-plus history, air conditioning was installed to cool the interior. Throughout the house, architectural details were rediscovered as refurbishment progressed. Layers and layers of paint were painstakingly removed from the central staircase to expose the original magnificent woodwork of the rails, spindles, and newel post. Pocket doors found buried within some of the first floor walls behind shoddy millwork were returned to a condition Dr. Phillips himself would appreciate.
The once dreary, unfinished attic has been turned into a pair of unique third-floor suites both including king beds, whirlpool tubs and separate marble showers. The second-floor guestrooms have been redesigned to include private bathrooms, some with marble showers and all with whirlpool tubs. A few of the rooms still have the original hardwood floors and fireplaces, and all are decorated with comfortable furniture, significant artwork, and fine antiques discovered throughout the world. Months of toil restoring the house were recognized by the City of Orlando when presenting The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne with its George L. Stuart Jr. award for historic preservation.
Additional amenities include:
- Expanded continental breakfast
- High-speed WiFi Internet access
- Complimentary cocktails from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
- Free parking
I.W. Phillips House
Downtown Orlando Bed and Breakfast
The I.W. Phillips House offers the grace of a Southern-style house. Under the cooling breeze of ceiling fans, guests may enjoy a generous, leisurely continental breakfast on our veranda overlooking the courtyard. The first-floor reception room boasts an 18th-century Flemish oil painting, rich oriental rugs, and a dramatic Tiffany window.
Three luxurious upstairs suites, furnished with authentic antiques, open out through French doors to verandas with 1920s wicker chairs overlooking the brick courtyard garden. Double tubs in two suites and a whirlpool in the honeymoon suite provide luxurious relaxation. All rooms feature elegant Edwardian furnishings and charming décor.
Start the day with our complimentary continental breakfast buffet, and end it with a complimentary cocktail at the hotel. If you’re traveling on business, our high-speed WiFi Internet access lets you stay productive, and free parking offers added convenience.
Norment Parry Inn
Historic Bed and Breakfast in Orlando
Built in 1883, Orlando’s oldest house is now restored as a charming Victorian inn and lavishly furnished with authentic American and English antiques. Each of the Norment-Parry’s six guestrooms has been decorated by a different architect, artist or designer who had carte blanche to select colors, fabrics, antiques, and embellishments. The result: beautifully differing accommodations that range from fanciful to romantic and elegant.
All guestrooms have private baths with clawfoot tubs, and four include sitting areas that are perfect.
We also consider the needs of modern travelers, with amenities such as high-speed WiFi Internet access and free parking. Wake up with our complimentary continental breakfast and you’re sure to have a wonderful day at Norment Parry Inn in Orlando.
The Wellborn Suites
Orlando, FL Bed and Breakfast
The Wellborn is one of Orlando’s finest surviving examples of Art Deco architecture. “The” place to live a generation ago now provides travelers a choice of 15 one-bedroom suites. Each marvelously unique and decorated with the colors, furnishings and details of the glamorous Deco era.
All of our one-bedroom suites have a living room, bedroom with queen or king bed, and a private bath. Most also feature a kitchenette equipped with a coffeemaker, refrigerator, microwave, and sink. The honeymoon suite also has a double whirlpool bath. And of course, a hairdryer and iron/ironing board are standard in all rooms.
Wake up to our delicious expanded continental breakfast buffet, complimentary for all guests, and return in the evening for our complimentary cocktail hour. We also offer the convenience of high-speed WiFi Internet access and free parking.
The Wellborn provides a welcome change of pace for corporate travelers, and a comfortable option for long- or short-term stays.
Weddings & Events
It's the most exciting time in your life - one that centers around the perfect location. There is no other setting as unique and intimate as The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne. Our staff has years of experience hosting memorable weddings and receptions. We can give your wedding ceremony, rehearsal dinner, reception, or special event the one-of-a-kind experience it deserves.
When you entrust to host your special event with us, it will be an unforgettable event for all. When a banquet facility can not define distinction, The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne has a style of its own.
We specialize in:
- Rehearsal Dinners
- Birthday Parties
- Holiday Parties
- Corporate functions
From the casual elegance of the I.W. Phillips House to the opulent grandeur of the Dr. Phillips Mansion, two distinct venues host weddings and receptions, as well as accommodations for your guests.
Requesting More Information
If you are interested in more information please do not hesitate to send us an email or you may also use our event request form.
Orlando, Florida Offsite Meetings
Make your next meeting a true return on your investment. Host your next corporate event at The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne. Just minutes from the downtown business district, our Orlando meeting facilities allow you to focus on what's important: your attendees. Whether you're here for a corporate meeting, a corporate training class or a business retreat, our staff will cater to you - from planning to rooming lists, we are here to serve you.
We host business gatherings of all types, and many prestigious groups including the Society of American Travel Writers visit our unique bed and breakfast each year. Our business guests tell us that one of the most memorable aspects of our historic inn is the serene garden setting of our property. During a day of work and meetings, the tranquility of a lunch or break in the courtyard gardens helps business guests regain their focus.
Our Executive Conference Room is the perfect venue for a variety of events.
Conference Room / Meeting Space Features:
- Meeting Room & Reception Area (accommodates up to 60 people)
- Sales & Meeting Professionals on-site
- Wireless high-speed Internet
- Flip chart and markers
- Group and event packages
- Menus available from local caterers or restaurants
- For audio visual equipment, contact Photo Sound at 407-898-8841
For more information about our Conference Room/Meeting Facilities, you can call us at (407) 648-5188. We will be glad to discuss how we can assist you with your offsite business meeting or event.
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The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne is located conveniently in downtown Orlando on Lucerne Circle adjacent to the Holland East-West Expressway (State Road 408) and Orange Avenue.
For the next few months, there are some road improvements being made to I-4. For up to date directions, please call us or visit trans4mation.org for the latest road closures/openings.
From Orlando International Airport
- Take S.R. 436 North
- Take Hwy 408 West
- Take Rosalind Street exit
- At stoplight at bottom of ramp, turn left
- Continue thru next light
- Turn left on Magnolia Avenue
- Turn left on Anderson Street
- Continue through next light
- Turn right on Delaney Avenue
- Take first right onto Lucerne Circle North
Traveling I-4 Eastbound
- Take I-4 to South St. Exit
- At the bottom of the ramp, make a Right on South St.
- Stay on South St., then make a Right on Magnolia Ave
- Next, make a Left on Anderson St.
- Make a Right on Delaney Ave.
- Then a Right on Lucerne Circle North
Traveling I-4 Westbound
- Exit 82B Anderson St.
- Make a Left on Anderson St.
- Turn Right on Delaney Ave.
- Go one block and turn Right onto Lucerne Circle North
- Take Florida Turnpike (toll)
- Take Hwy 408 East (toll)
- Exit at Orange Avenue, stay in left lane
- Property is on the left of the exit ramp
- Turn left on Delaney Avenue
- Immediately turn left Lucerne Circle North
From Orange Ave
- Turn left onto Anderson Street (one-way)
- Turn right on Delaney Ave.
- Take first right on Lucerne Circle North