Welcome to the Alling House, a Bed and Breakfast with three rooms and five cottages, owned and operated by Gerald and Nan Hill.
For over 40 years this was the home of E.B. Alling, a well-known mayor of Orange City during its formative years. Learn how Orange City was founded as part of the expansion of modern civilization into Florida along a prominent transportation route provided by the St. John's River.
You will find the house has been well preserved over the years. Many visitors agree that the Heart of Pine wood floors are one of its most beautiful characteristics. The house is decorated in a comfortable Victorian style that reflects its heritage. Nan has designed each room in a way that provides a uniquely refreshing experience, encourages stress to melt away and causes guests to forget about the cares of a busy routine.
We invite you to sit for a spell in the swing on our large front porch and relax while listening to the many beautiful birds. Take a peek at the goldfish in our pond and spy on the two large bullfrogs that guard the edge. Stroll across the front yard that provides a great presentation of our majestic home and a nice view of our landscaped property, surrounded by the residential neighborhood nearby. Browse underneath the canopy of trees behind the house and view the flora and fauna of an area frequently visited by the local critters that call this place home.
Please take the opportunity to sit and talk; read from our library of books; play cards, chess or other games; choose one of the videos from the video library; take advantage of the cable TV or the Internet guest PC and wireless access; play on our 1908 Baby Grand piano; or listen to the soothing background music in our family room.
For those who want to get out and be active, we are located near several places of interest. We are three miles from the St. John's River and Blue Spring State Park, where you can kayak or canoe and view the manatees that come into the park during the cooler months. There is plenty of opportunity for fishing and boating on the St. John's River. We are 30 minutes away from the New Smyrna Beach and Daytona Beach areas. Many people drive 5 miles north and enjoy strolling down main street Deland, with its historic atmosphere, antique shops and restaurants. Others come from around the world for more exciting pursuits, such as skydiving at Deland's airport. We are in the Orlando area and just a short trip from all of the well-known tourist parks. There is always something going on in the area. Whether it be a festival, fair, NASCAR race, Bike Week, or antique auction, we are close by.
Hospitality being her strength, Nan's warmth and love will immediately make you feel like a close relative who has come home. You won't want to leave. We look forward to providing the opportunity and environment that will allow you to accomplish everything you're looking for from your vacation.
The Alling House
215 E French Ave
Orange City, FL 32763
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