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Stetson Mansion

1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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Christmas at Stetson Mansion

What an incredible home and very well appointed. The parquet floors are lovely, the woodwork is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ponce Inlet
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Christmas Tour

Stunning and Amazing!!!! I love the Christmas Season and all the festivities and family gathering... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris T
Ormond Beach, Florida
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Stetson Mansion is a spectacular Victorian mansion built for famed hat maker and philanthropist John B Stetson in 1886. Situated right between Orlando and Daytona in DeLand makes it convenient for all visiting the central Florida area. This is Florida's first luxury estate and houses some of the most beautiful and intricate parquet floors in the world. The mansion has hosted such noted guests as President Cleveland, King Edward VII, the Astors, the Vanderbilts, Louis C Tiffany and Thomas Edison. In fact this is one of the first homes in the world to be designed and built with Edison electricity and Mr Edison oversaw the install himself. This is not your typical Victorian mansion though. The owners have painstakingly renovated every square inch of the 10,000 sq foot masterpiece while incorporating today's modern conveniences. All this was done without compromising the architectural or historical integrity. Every room on every one of the three floors is magnificently decorated and every room features a different style floor and window design. There is not one room that is off limits for visitors to see on their guided tour, you get to see it all including the owner's suite and the original 1886 schoolhouse which has been lovingly restored and converted to a "Zen"like cottage. There is also a beautiful meditation garden, gazebo and pool area for visitors to enjoy. Reservations are required $20-$30 per person $10 for children. Payment is cash or check at the door and we do charge applicable sales tax.
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1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand, FL 32720-5003
+1 386-873-0167
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an incredible home and very well appointed. The parquet floors are lovely, the woodwork is incredible and the windows are priceless. It’s are to find adjectives that really tell the story but everything is truly very well done. Living there would be truly magical....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Stunning and Amazing!!!! I love the Christmas Season and all the festivities and family gathering associated with the celebration of the Birth of Christ. I had heard so many beautiful things about the Stetson Mansion, and as one that loves to visit the Biltmore Castle...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful display of themed Christmas rooms! There was such attention paid to every detail. A great way to kick-off the holiday season!

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Reviewed yesterday

The amount of time and thought that goes into decorating this beautiful home is very apparent. We have attended a previous Christmas tour, this one was just as fabulous. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. What a great start to the Christmas season.

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Reviewed yesterday

I like this house better than most Victorian mansions I have visited. It is eclectic in style with a number of other architectural influences presence. We were just there November 16, 2017, and the decorations were beautiful and the tour well done.More

Thank lfmoody
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting with us this Christmas season my friend. I actually agree with you, I too am not a huge Victorian home or mansion fan because they can sometimes be very dark with tiny rooms. The Stetson Mansion is bright and comfortable and...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently visited Stetson Mansion to see the amazing Christmas displays. We decided to visit during our holiday in Orlando after reading the reviews on this site and were so pleased we made the journey. The decorations are beautiful, each room having its own theme. Joann...More

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JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Freddie thank you so much for including us in your Christmas celebrations, we loved sharing the mansion with you. I spend many months planning and organizng our Chrsitmas Spectacular because I truly believe that guests appreciate my attention to detail in this glorious season. We...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I had seen an ad in the paper for this tour and thought it sounded great. It was more than great! It was spectacular!! The spirit of Christmas was everywhere and I was truly impressed with the designs and displays that JT shared with us....More

Thank Amy I
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Amy you made my day, thank you for your visit and your enthusiastic 5 STAR review. The spirit of Christas lives loud and proud at the Stetson Mansion and knowing that my creations are being celebrated across the globe is awesome. Christmas is so much...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Just can’t say enough about this tour! Everything about this Christmas tour was totally beyond my expectations. The Mansion was transformed into a holiday wonderland. Each room was perfectly decorated in a different theme, personally done by one of the owners who popped by to...More

Thank roserumery
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for touring the Stetson Mansion Rose, we love exceeding expectations of our guests. I spend months planning and designing the themes of our Christmas Spectaular and it is a blast but I think this could be my last year of doing EVERYTHING myself...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of best tours you can take during the holiday season to experience the spirit of Christmas. J.T. has such a gift when it comes to transforming this magnificent mansion into what Christmas means to him. It is just amazing, we highly recommend!More

Thank dragosomerset
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for that 5 STAR review , I am thrilled to read just how much you enjoyed your Christmas Spectacular tour. The transformation of the Stetson Mansion is definitely divinely guided and I am so honored to share it with friends and guests from...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

After visiting the Stetson mansion for the last three spring seasons we decided to fly in from Illinois to see the Mansion decorated for Christmas. Our guides in the Spring told us it would be an awesome experience. Our expectations were far exceeded! Owners, JT...More

Thank MC1147
JT T, Owner at Stetson Mansion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello and a GIGANTIC thank you to you and your husband for making the journey back to the Stetson Mansion for our 7th Annual Christmas Spectacular. I know exactly who you are because I remember chatting with you on the second floor just before you...More

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Response from jsaintj | Reviewed this property |
I checked my review!! I gave u five stars! U sure it was me😩
11 July 2017|
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Response from JT T | Property representative |
No worries my friend! The fact that you took the time out to post a review is so very appreciated. Some days I can't even remember my own name..hehehe Thank you again for touring this incredible landmark we are so... More
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Response from PurpleLady2 | Reviewed this property |
They offer two tours a Standard for $21.30 (includes tax) for a total of 1hr 15 minutes and a Grand $31.95 (includes tax) for a total of 1hr 40 minutes. I did the Standard and it was wonderful. I believe the Grand includes... More