1872 Denham Inn

Victorian Elegance in Monticello, Florida


Welcome to the Historic 1872 Denham Inn

The 1872 Denham Inn offers six private rooms in the heart of scenic Monticello, Florida. Each of our elegantly appointed rooms features a comfortable king bed, a private bath, and unique period antiques.

The Denham Inn has all the amenities you need for a quiet, relaxing getaway. Every morning, you'll be served a full breakfast (included in your daily rate), and, you'll have 24/7 access to hot tea, sodas, chips, and other goodies. On-site parking and free WiFi is also included.

The 1872 Denham Inn is just 16 miles outside Tallahassee, but you'll feel like your a world away when you stay with us. Give us a call if you need more information. We look forward to meeting you!

About the Inn

The 1872 Denham Inn was originally built by John Denham in 1872. A beautiful example of Italianate architecture, the building has been restored to it's original elegance and is listed on the National Historic Register. 

The inn is located in the historic district four blocks from the center of the antebellum town of Monticello, Florida, with its friendly shops and home grown restaurants. You can also take a self guided walking or driving tour of Monticello or enjoy a weekend performance at the Monticello Opera House. If you'd prefer to hang around the inn, you can simply sit back on our spacious front porch or veranda and listen to the fountain and songbirds.

As for outdoor activities, our area has a number of lakes, rivers, and streams, perfect for a day of fishing, swimming, kayaking, or canoeing. We're also close to well-known hiking and biking trails. Motorcyclist enjoy our safe parking. And there is always a special event nearby.


Accommodations at the 1872 Denham Inn include seven unique rooms and a "little barn." Each room displays traditional Victorian elegance. All rooms have private baths and all the amenities you need to make your stay with us an unforgettable one.

For more information on our accommodations, check out our Accommodations page, or give us a call.

Our Area

Jefferson County, Florida is a quiet rural area in Florida panhandle that runs north to the Georgia line and south to the Gulf of Mexico. The county is a picture of the Old South, with large stretches of woodlands crisscrossed by gently flowing rivers and streams. It's also one of the few counties in Florida that has no stop lights.

Monticello is the county seat of Jefferson County. Founded in 1831, the town retains it's distinctly Southern heritage. Here, you'll find numerous historic and culturally significant sites, most of them concentrated in the Monticello Historic District. The Perkins Opera House, for example, was built in 1890, is a popular attraction and is used for a variety of local events, such as murder-mystery dinners and musical presentations. And Christ Episcopal Church, built in 1885, is an excellent example of the Carpenter Gothic architectural style.

Monticello is also has the distinction of being the "Most Haunted Small Town in the U.S." If you're interested in finding out why, you can sign up for one of the town's Ghost Tours, which are offered throughout the year.

Local Attractions

Monticello and the surrounding area is home to some of Florida's most unique attractions, and when you stay at the 1872 Denham Inn, you're just a short walk or drive to them. The Jefferson Arts Gallery and the Perkins Opera House are short walks from our inn. And the center of town, with it's majestic, moss-covered oaks is also walking distance from us. Monticello also has a number of excellent places to eat, including Tupelo's Bakery and Cafe and the Rev Cafe.

Take a look at our Things to Do and Restaurants pages for more information on Monticello's many attractions.


We took a mother daughter trip, and this mansion was a special place to add to our collection of memories. Thanks for the thoughtful touches like slippers, bathrobes, water bottles in the mini fridge in the lobby, lots of TV channels, etc. The breakfast was scrumptious, and the staff was lovely. Thanks again!
Wonderful stay! Jenan W, TripAdvisor
Pat is a wonderful host, full of lots of info on local places to eat and go. Her breakfasts are so yummy. We stayed 3 days and each day was something different. My regret is that we didn't get to try her waffles or pancakes. It's a nice, quiet place with lots of history around. The water and drinks provided anytime are a nice touch. Her staff was very pleasant as well. The rates for this B & B eat are better than a hotel room. Bed was comfortable.
Awesome breakfasts and hostess. ELF, TripAdvisor