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Loved it!

Loved all the history about the mansion and about the people who lived there told by the tour guide... read more

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yesikevin
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DeLand, Florida
Very Cool!

A little late with this review, but I have visited the Stetson Mansion on two separate occasions... read more

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

I toured the incredible mansion Dec.17th with my daughter, granddaughter and family friend. We were fortunate to have JT guide the tour. He is humorous, articulate, extremely knowledgeable as to the history and along with his partner restored the mansion to it's current beauty. JT also decorated each room for Christmas, which in it's self is beyond amazing. Everyone needs to take this tour. I plan to return this Thursday with my brothers. Can't wait to see it again!

Thank Sue M
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Thank you so much Sue for letting the whole family know about the Stetson Mansion! So many of our guests have returned with family and friends this year which is such a huge compliment!! Thanks for writing a review and we look forward to your return!!

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

You must visit this gorgeously renovated mansion formerly owned by the Stetson Family, popular for their legendary hats. The new owners have taken extraordinary efforts to keep the original flavor of the home. Tours are conducted by the owners and reservations are suggested. We visited during the Christmas holiday and were just blown away by the beautiful decorations. The Christmas decorations remain up until mid-January, so there is still time to visit. Even if you aren't able to visit during the Christmas holidays, don't cross this off your list.
Learning the history of the home, appreciating the renovations and meeting the owners is worth the admission price.

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

Kathleen thank you for taking the time out to share about your time with us at the Stetson Mansion! We are open for Christmas/Holiday tours till January 15th..so for me I get to keep the magic of Christmas alive a little bit longer!! Thank you for visiting with us and we look forward to your return one of these days! Cheers!!

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Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

The Stetson Mansion is an experience no one should miss during the Christmas season. The two owners took an 1886 mansion owned by John B Stetson which was in disrepair and did a complete renovation themselves. It's actually their home, and when you're on the almost 2-hour tour, you feel like you're sharing a personal part of the owners' lives, which, in fact you are... their ideas, imagination, and their struggle in accomplishing an almost impossible project. The combination architecture is most intersting; the original interior is beautiful, the interior decorating is unique and blends beautifully, but what has been done with the Christmas decorations is indescribly beautiful! My husband enjoyed the tour as much as I. It's something you should add to you're Bucket List! You'll walk away amazed at what two young men can accomplish.

Thank Sherry A
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2013

What a wonderful way to start the New Year..reading such an awesome review!! Thank you so much!! Michael and I are so honored and blessed to be able to share the mansion with so many visitors from around the world! Thank you for helping us spread the word about Florida's first luxury estate!! Happy New Year!!

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We highly recommend seeing this fantastic restored mansion. It is not just a show place, but the home of two lovely gentlemen one of whom decorated the whole house single handed. Took him five weeks. You are greeted on the front porch and ushered into the sitting room with the smell of fresh balsam trees in the air. The home is restored to perfection and the Christmas decorations were exquisite. If you can get there before Jan 15th (you need a reservation) you can experience the holiday decor, if not it is still worth seeing.

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

We cannot thank you enough for highly recommending folks to visit the Stetson Mansion and for giving us a top rating on TripAdvisor! The future of the Stetson Mansion just keeps getting brighter and brighter and that's because of people like you that help us spread the word!!

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Just took the tour yesterday. I can't get over that this gem has been in my "backyard" all this while and I was not aware of it. Stetson Mansion is an architectural gem. Our tour was appreciated equally by the men and women in our group of four. We all agreed that the $20 fee was well worth it. Tours are available year round, but don't miss out on the Christmas tour which runs November 15-January 15.
Our guide was J.T., one of the owners of the property. While the architectural details and over-the-top Christmas decorations would have been enough to make this a memorable and enjoyable tour, it was the delightful, knowledgeable, and humorous J.T. who made this an evening of entertainment worth far more than the cover charge. Don't miss it if you have the opportunity to see it.
No photos are allowed inside the home.

Thank Peggy D
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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded December 31, 2012

Peggy thank yous so much for taking the time out of your busy holiday schedule to visit with us and than be so kind to write a review! I absolutely love this home and when I get a chance to share it with visitors it's always a blast!! Maintaining and running a masterpiece such as this is a huge undertaking and we get no assistance from state, county or national funds. We try our very best to keep the mansion as pristine as possible and thanks to generous folks like yourself so far so good! Have a happy and healthey New Year and thank you so much for your support and encouragement!!

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