1872 Denham Inn

Victorian Elegance in Monticello, Florida

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Our Inn

Award Winning Historic Property

Families and Pets Welcome

Located 16 Hwy. miles from Tallahassee and five miles from I 10 from exit 225.   We have a full served breakfast included in your daily rate.  We accommodate special diets.  We also have hot tea, sodas, water, chips and goodies 24/7.  Efficient no charge wi-fi.  On site easy free parking.  All private baths, king beds and large luxury rooms. 

The 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. It features seven unique rooms, a "little barn," eight fireplaces, and numerous period antiques on an acre of historic gardens.

Our inn is located in the historic district four blocks from the center of the antebellum town, 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