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Hilton Head, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved the way Faraway Inn looked when i arrived. Loved the vibe and the Old Florida feel. Then I encountered on my walk around, a large man, barely able to control his LARGE unfriendly Rottweiler. The pet owner's comment: "Now we must let this nice lady get by, won't we, Rover (or whoever)?" Rover snarled. I got by. But these...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your Faraway Inn stay. We are so apologetic that you did not enjoy your time with us. We are a pet friendly accommodation and we do require that pets are on leash when on our property. The large gentleman that you spoke of did have his pet on a...

Mattawan, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The mood here is relaxed and we loved our cottage. It was very funky basic but well appointed. The mood is very much like what I have found in the Keys. People who worked and who were inn guests were outgoing and friendly. Shelly who worked in the office and on the grounds was so very welcoming and accommodating and...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review about your Faraway Inn and Cedar Key visit. Faraway Inn is a friendly and outgoing place. Many people have come strangers and have left Faraway Inn family. We know how fortunate we are to have Shely and all the wonderful people who help keep Faraway Inn running. Upon your next visit we...

berryville, va
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room at The Faraway Inn was clean with a comfortable bed. The room was tiny with a very antiquated kitchen section in the bedroom and bath. Faucets in both kitchen & bath were green from corrosion. Biggest problem was that water from the shower in the adjacent room ran under the door and wet our things on the floor....

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Faraway Inn. We are pleased that you found the unit clean and the bed comfortable and we hope you took advantage of the kayaks, canoes and bicycles. We are extremely apologetic about your negative experience with adjoining room flooding when they took a shower. This is...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of our friends are probably 'too good' for this place. NOT us! This is quaint, quiet, old, perfectly imperfect, historic, laid back and it has a great personality. We are going back for a second year in a row. Love it!

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at Faraway Inn again. Within the next few weeks we will have the remainder of our cottages and gulf view rooms open again. These units will be all new and fresh. Once these units are completed we can concentrate on the upgrades to our other units. It has been a long struggle since 09/02/16...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The family running the inn is amazingly kind. They tend to every need and go above and beyond. The rooms are adorable and the amenities are top notch! We had the smallest room in the place and it was vintage adorable!! (But with modern amenities). The bed was sooo comfortable- I almost looked at the mattress to see who made...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a review regarding your Faraway Inn stay. We are so pleased that you found everything to be to your liking. Our folks at Faraway Inn are all about making you feel comfortable. Units 5, 6, 8 and 9 are our smallest units, great for folks who can sleep together in a full size bed...

kutztown, pa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second stay on Cedar Key and our first at Faraway. A perfect "pre-vacation" of three nights before our real vacation further south. Our cottage was so cute and well designed, everything brand new and spotless. The location can not be beat and the amenities are over the top---bikes kayaks grills loungers outside tables and chair--and THE SWINGS!!...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Faraway Inn as you place to stay. We are so appreciative of all our guests and especially the ones who still chose Faraway Inn while we undergo renovatons from hurricane Hermine 9/2/16. We will soon be back to the beautiful place we once were. Respectfully and Sincerely, Doreen and Oliver Bauer owners/innkeepers

Fredericksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited for the second time and were glad to see that despite the challenges brought on by the hurricane this year, there is still a great vibe at this ocean hideaway. Everyone here from the staff to the guests are kind and warm-hearted. Had a great talk with folks on the swings while we watched the sunset. Glad to...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying at Faraway Inn again. We so appreciate your support while we undergo our post hurricane Hermine transformation. Within the next couple of months we should be back 100% both inside and outside. It has been a very hard road but things are on track now and full steem ahead. Luckily the storm could not...

Reviewed 26 December 2016

On Friday we arrive at the Faraway In. For our third visit, we feel so blessed that our cottage two made it thru the storm! Last year we spent New Years at the Faraway with our fur babies, that could not be more welcomed or, LOVED! So excited to come back and support the local business people, even if cedar...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Faraway Inn again. Thank you for wanting to help and support us in our time of need. Cottage two was actually severely damaged by hurricane Hermine. But because of great people the cottage was repaired and almost all is brand new inside. Within the next couple of months we should be...

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Our annual visit to the Faraway inn was perfect as always. They are up and running as they continue to repair after the Sept hurricane. The awesome location across from the water left them vulnerable to damage. But we enjoyed our stay just like every other year. The cutest , most affordable cottages. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else....

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about Faraway Inn. We are so pleased you chose to stay with us year after year. You have become part of the Faraway Inn family. When you visit next we should be back 100%. The cottages, rooms and property will be even better than ever. Respectfully, Doreen and...

Hobe Sound, Florida
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Hurricane may have eliminated this favorite 2016 Throwback. Comfortable. Wonderful sunsets on the large covered porch with swings. Clean and quaint. Reminds me of the Florida Keys back in the 1970s. Could not be more Pet Friendly. Provided our dog with a dog biscuit and Faraway Dog collar upon arrival. Unfortunately we were on a short stay but enjoyed our...

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FarawayInnCedarKey, Owner at Faraway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your Faraway Inn stay. Just to clarify Faraway Inn is open for business again. Our online system and credit card processing has been reactivated. At this time we have Cottage 2 and 4 open as well as small efficiency rooms 5, 6, 8 and 9. Property is...

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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guests enjoy free use of canoes,kayaks, bicycles, grills, wifi, movies, books, games and more. Golf cart rentals available for our guests. We are located in a residential area within a 5 minute walk to down town and Dock Street. We are very pet friendly with no size or breed restrictions on dogs. We have ample boat parking/rinsing on site. Clean, comfortable, ground floor motel units and cottages equipped with a minimum of fridge, micro, coffee maker, toaster, cable, heat/air/fans. All pets are welcome as long as their humans are well behaved. Your stay helps to support mom and pop business and four local households and our community volunteer Trap Neuter Return program. Thank you for viewing our site and considering your stay with us. Faraway Inn was built in the early 1950's on the original site of the 19th Century Eagle Pencil Company Cedar Mill. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Faraway Inn

Address: 847 3rd St, PO Box 370, Cedar Key, FL 32625-5045
Region: United States > Florida > Cedar Key
Price Range: RM357 - RM714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Faraway Hotel Cedar Key
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“Rooms 1, 2 or 3. Room 1 is closest to the ocean. All rooms were quiet during our stay.”
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