Garden Café Mclane, Sebring Florida

On December 10, 2015, Art and I had lunch at the wonderful Garden Cafe in Sebring, Florida. The most remarkable thing about this restaurant wasn’t just their great food. It was the open and close wall sections on every side that reveal a beautiful garden area.

Art and I had a great time chatting with Lolly Mclane about the menu and the wonderful deserts. It was a very friendly time to sit with her and talk about the Garden Cafe. We promised to return and to bring friends. Maybe you will join us on our next visit to the Garden Cafe.

Scott and Lolly Mclane, owners of Mclane’s Country Garden, have been serving customers by creating beautiful landscapes and providing quality plants to the Sebring area for the last twenty years. “The beautiful setting of our nursery always seemed like a nice place to sit down and have a bite to eat. Seeing a need for a nice outdoor dining location in the Sebring area, and an enthusiasm for delicious home cooking, the Garden Café at Mclane’s Country Garden was opened to the public in December 2011. Specializing in café bistro fare, customers have enjoyed our delicious quiche, specialty sandwiches, and fine desserts. Mclane’s Country Garden is proud to give our customers this new beautiful dining option while remaining one of the best landscape nurseries in the Highlands County area.”
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Garden Café, Sebring, FL

Kenilworth Lodge

Kenilworth Lodge Sebring Florida

For our 40th wedding anniversary, we stayed at the Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring Florida. Art and I love history so this historical place was something we both enjoyed. Our stay there was a special time because it was during the Christmas season and the hotel was beautifully decorated.

Art is a caricature artist and was hired to perform for The Palms of Sebring Retirement Center.

The hotel was built in 1916 by George Sebring, who founded the town of, Sebring. The Kenilworth Lodge was a seasonal hotel, open only in the winter.  George Sebring was friends with the president of the Seaboard Atlantic Railway, and every train stopped in Sebring.

Kenilworth Lodge is a Mediterranean Revival hotel with a grand staircase and a 4,000 square foot lobby.  The Lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

It was good that we visited the Lodge at the specific date because the hotel has since been closed. We sincerely hope that the Kenilworth Lodge will be reopened.  It would be unfortunate to have this historic place closed to the public.

Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring Florida