Nestled along I-10 just under the Florida-Alabama border between Mobile and Tallahassee, Marianna is called "The City of Southern Charm." And even a brief stroll through Marianna's quaint, country-in-town downtown with its historic homes and buildings, courthouse park complete with gazebo substantiates that title. Situated on a shady boulevard among moss-draped heritage oaks is the Hinson House Bed & Breakfast.
Built in 1922, the 2-story bungalow-style Hinson House was considered a radical departure from the typical Victorian style homes of its day. Completely renovated in 1996, this 5 guest room/ 5 bathroom bed and breakfast boasts a grand staircase leading to 2nd floor guest rooms, oak floors and original shiplap walls. Features like a sprinkler system, emergency lighting and handicap accessibility are indicative of the owner's care and concern for guest comfort and safety. There's on-site parking for up to 12 cars. The partially finished basement offers new owners the opportunity to live on site.
Established as a bed and breakfast in 1996, the Hinson House benefits from 20 years of local recognition as a lodging property. Business records, including guest records and repeat clientele convey with the business. Eco-tourism is a burgeoning business in Marianna and Jackson County, thanks to its abundant natural beauty, miles of spring-fed rivers, lakes and ponds, and paddling trails that draw kayak, canoe and paddle board enthusiasts to explore the Chipola River. Florida Caverns State Park, the state's only dry caverns attract visitors to the area to explore the caverns along a quarter-mile trail. The Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail leads to the oldest bridge of its type in Florida, the focal point for one of Marianna's best-known ghost stories. In addition, the largest dam in Florida backs up big Lake Seminole and gives rise to Three Rivers State Park.
The owners are ready to relinquish their stewardship of the property and turn the business over to new owners.