Hotels that achieve the prestigious Gold Award represent the top 10% of hotels within each Choice brand. The awards are based on a ranking system that measures guest satisfaction, product quality, room condition and cleanliness, and staff service. These properties have a proven track record of providing exceptional guest service and facilities.
Built in 1872, the Louis P. Thursby House is situated at Orange City's Blue Spring State Park. Originally built as a two-story dwelling, the house was expanded in 1900, and now stands three stories high. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.