Kissimmee Florida's Only Bed and Breakfast
Located in historic downtown Kissimmee, we are only 25 min. from Disney, 30 min. from downtown Orlando and 1.3 hours from Atlantic Ocean beaches. We are walking distance to antique malls, restaurants, boutiques, Lake Toho and the Osceola County Courthouse. It is a short drive to Osceola Regional Medical Center, Florida Hospital, Kissimmee Gateway Airport, the Advanced Sensor Manufacturing Center, Valencia College, and Osceola's Heritage Park.
The home was built as "a spacious cottage" in 1913 and completely renovated in 2016. It combines the charm of a century-old home with modern amenities like high-speed wi-fi, in-room refrigerators, flat-screen TV's, and Keurig coffee makers. The wraparound porch and rocking chairs give you an inviting break from your busy vacation day. You can enjoy the native plant infused landscape and spot hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Blended with the landscape are sculptural butterfly and bird towers that have created ecosystems for hummingbirds, cardinals, monarch butterflies and more.
Each room has en-suite bathroom with shower, Keurig coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, flat-screen TV and a sitting area with fold-out table/desk. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property. The front porch, front dining room, and front living room are shared guest areas. All of the guest rooms in the original Autrey house require walking up a single flight of stairs, since they are located on the second floor. Although we do have pets on premises, they do not normally roam loose near the guest rooms or common areas. Upon request, we will introduce you to Bandit & Banshee - our young Shih Tzu's in training.
We serve American style breakfasts with a twist. This includes traditional breakfast, like bacon, eggs, sausage and corned beef hash - or for our more adventurous eaters, we will make you some goat-milk/wine sauced grits with sausage meatballs. We can also make pancakes or waffles. Please let us know your dietary preferences and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Your Innkeeper Tom Kapp is Chief Product Designer and Bike Builder at Art In Motion, LLC. Art In Motion's motorcycles have been featured on Discovery Channel's "How It's Made", and ship to customers all over the world. Christi Kapp is an entrepreneurial technology consultant with current interests in innovation, big data and machine learning. She also welds the metal sculptures in the ever-changing landscape and makes sure the butterflies have plenty to eat. Her sculptures currently in the yard include "Sugar Dolphin", "Motorcycle Shop Fairy", as well as our guard 'dillos.
The Verona Room
Decorated in romantic soft gold and cream, this room contains a queen-size bed, refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, flat screen TV, and en-suite bathroom with shower. Flooring in this room is from the original 1913 construction.
The Steel Horse Room
For lovers of chrome and denim. This room contains a king-sized bed, refrigerator, Keurig coffeemaker, flat screen TV, and en-suite bathroom with shower. Flooring comes from the original 1913 Autrey house construction. Bringing friends? A psychadelic experience lock-off room can be reserved for an additional charge.
The Dancing Horse Room
In honor of the Autrey home's longest resident Katharine Autrey (Kat/Kappy) we created this room decorated in gold and red. This room contains a king-sized bed, refrigerator, flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker and en-suite bathroom with shower. The reserved separately lock-off alcove is perfect for the folk-artist in children and adults alike, and sleeps one.
Watch A Butterfly Emerge
The Kapp and Kappy grounds have plenty of food, water and shelter for a variety of types of butterflies. You may see monarchs, queens, swallowtails, sulfurs, and more. Gulf Fritillary caterpillars and butterflies are usually superabundant.
The side of the house on Verona Street is a butterfly chrysalis "nursery" since they have an affinity for the old-style siding on the house.
“I was fortunate to be able to stay at Kapp and Kappy in the Verona Room and had a great time.. The house is quite comfortable in both the common areas and up in the room. Both Christi and Tom were very inviting and willing to chat or leave you alone. I would definitely look to stay here again if my travels bring me back through the area. Thanks again for having me at your wonderful B&B - M. Brocchi”