Palmer House Bed & BreakfastThe Palmer House Bed and Breakfast in Lithia is ready to cater to your holiday guests. Gail Palmer, owner of the Palmer House, said that she would like to thank the community for another great year and for its love, support and encouragement. Even in tough times like these, she said that the Palmer House is still a thriving business. “We have a lot of repeat customers,” she said. Palmer said Palmer House caters to locals, out of town guests, weddings, baby showers, holiday parties and more. Palmer House is located at 2221 Hinton Ranch Rd. in Lithia and is described as having a “country feeling.” Each Suite is decorated with a different theme: suite memories, spring garden, southern cabin, suite memories and country morning. Palmer House and all of its suites are currently decorated for the holidays, with a tree in each suite and a larger tree in the grand room. Palmer says her most popular room is also the newest, Suite Memories. It has been open for about a year, she said. Activities that Palmer offers include horseback riding and canoeing. Upcoming holiday activities at Palmer House include a Christmas Tea with Joa Jane of Lah-Tea-Dah. The tea will be held at Palmer house on December 14 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25, with tax and tip included and are available through Lah-Tea-Dah. Tickets are not available at the door. To order your tickets, please call Jane with Lah-Tea-Dah at 326-4921. Next year, Palmer said she plans to start doing mystery dinners, couple’s retreats, network events, a wellness weekend with RobZFitness and financial coaching to be called “Romance and Finance” with Mike Larkin with Larkin Finance. Palmer also puts out a newsletter with specials in it every month. She said she will have specials in the newsletters for the holidays, Valentine’s Day, football packages for football season and more. “Basically we will have a new special every month,” she said. Palmer is active in the community, being a member of the FishHawk Area Networking Group (FANG). She said she also gives back to the community by providing gift certificates to Palmer House for any event, like silent auctions. “We are always willing to give to charitable organizations because giving is better than receiving,” she said. She said that her and her husband would like to wish the community a blessed Christmas; “We’re successful because of you,” she said. She would also like to personally thank the Osprey Observer and Marie Gilmore for their outpouring in the community. She said she is also very excited about the shop local campaign and supports and pledges to shop local. For more information on the Palmer House and its upcoming events or to book a room, call Palmer at 654-0961 or visit the Website at

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