Mary Thurwachter has left no scone unturned in her research of Florida’s many small inns and B&Bs as a journalist writing about Florida getaways for The Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, the Orlando Sentinel and other newspapers.

For more than a decade, she has scrutinized every nook of the Sunshine State from the Panhandle to Key West, along with her sidekick, INNspector Alex. Mary has uncovered the best inns, the most scrumptious breakfasts, the nicest people and some of the most beautiful surroundings along the way. As the journey continues, she’ll tell you the good stuff and INNspector Alex will keep her on her toes, making sure you’re never led astray.


INNside Florida: A site for those who enjoy exploring Florida’s small inns.

What you’ll find: Stories about Florida B&Bs,  boutique hotels and other small inns; money-saving deals; blogs, recipes  and more...

How to reach us: email

Some of Mary’s stories:

  1. *Florida’s Most Wanted Getaways

* 10 cool Sunshine State B&Bs sure to heat up your love life

* 8 Palm Beach restaurants on the ocean

  1. *Mango Inn’s new owners

* Florida’s best beaches

Featured inns

Port d’ Hiver Melbourne Beach

Seminole Inn

in Indiantown


               House, Maitland                         

Costa d’ Costa d’ Este in Vero


Undercover work: Explore Florida’s great inns with Mary Thurwachter

INNspector Alex rocks....

In rocking chairs, that is! He’s fond of hammocks, wicker chairs  and porch swings. He’s a not-so-private eye with mad skills. INNspector Alex (Mary’s Main Squeeze) provides the manly view of inns (Please, no more teddy bears!)  Oh, and he doesn’t like being called a “sidekick!”

Psssst! Why is the INNspector off his rocker????

Ask Mary: Have a question for Mary? Looking for a B&B on the beach? Or, maybe, you want to know where there the best chocolate chip cookies can be found? Write to Mary


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Room with a view: At the Harrington House ( in Holmes Beach on Florida’s west coast, the beach is what guests see from their rooms.

Dogs welcome

Favorite recipes

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