1872 Denham Inn

Victorian Elegance in Monticello, Florida


Our Inn

The 1872 Denham Inn is one of Monticello's most unique, and historic, sites. The inn was originally built by John Denham in 1872. A beautiful example of Victorian 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," cozy fireplaces, and numerous period antiques.

Our inn is a short walk to Monticello's historic downtown district, with its friendly shops, unique galleries, and down-home restaurants. You can also schedule a walking or driving tour of Monticello or take in a weekend performance. If you'd prefer to hang around the inn, you can simply sit back on our front porch or our 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 trails, biking trails, and birding areas.

For more information on staying at the 1872 Denham Inn, give us a call. We look forward to meeting you!


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.

The little barn (Wee Barin) is a separate unit listed on the National Historic Register. It include a newly refurbished kitchen, an old-fashioned sleeping loft, and a full bath with a step-in shower. The Wee Barin also has it's own patio, perfect for relaxing with family and friends.

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