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Accommodations

Lodging

Heritage Park Inn

Super 8 Kissimmee Suites

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Holiday Inn Main Gate East

Comfort Suites Maingate East at Old Town

Deadline
(can fill prior) 

July 12

July 1

June 26

June 26

June 30

Distance from OHP

1/2 Mile / 3 min

3.5 Miles / 8 min

8 Miles / 20 min

11 Miles / 25 minutes

11 Miles  / 25 min

Small Farm
Special Rate

$56 +tax

$49.95 +tax
$79.95 + tax

$84.99 +tax

$75.00 +tax

$84 +tax

Classification

Motel

Motel / Kitchenette

Hotel

Hotel

Hotel

Pros

Very close and affordable. Rooms dated; Standard amenities

Extremely affordable; Rooms clean, but dated; Kitchenettes available

Comfortable;
Signature bedding; Amenities; Interior entrance to rooms

Comfortable;
Signature bedding; Amenities; Interior entrance to rooms

Suites with small kitchenette; Comfortable; Interior entrance to rooms; Many amenities; free shuttle to theme parks; Adjacent to Old Town Complex

Cons

Standard beds; Exterior entrance

Standard beds; Exterior entrance

Distance to OHP

Distance to OHP

Distance to OHP

Reservation  IMPORTANT: state "Small Farms" for reduced rate

Call
407-846-4545
Specify: Small Farms Conf

Call
407-847-6121
Specify: Small Farms Conf

Small Farms Conference
or Call
407-997-1778 dial “O” | Specify: SFC 

Call
1-800-348-3765
Specify: Small Farms Conf

Call
407-397-7848  
Specify: Small Farms Conf


Heritage Park Inn
2050 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway | Kissimmee, FL  34744
Phone: 407-846-4545
Website: www.theheritageparkinn.com
Distance from Osceola Heritage Park: Approximately 1/2 of One Mile / 3 minutes

Rate
$56.00 plus tax – Standard Room: 2 double beds (sleeps 1-4). Total inclusive of current taxes of 13% is $63.28 per night, per room. Reduced rate is available three days prior to and following the conference dates, based upon availability.

Reservation Deadline
Reservations must be made by July 12, 2012 to receive the discounted rate. The Heritage Inn may fill before the deadline. After this date the discounted group rate is not guaranteed.
(To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order, and, be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.)

To Make a Reservation
Contact the hotel directly at: 407-846-4545
*Specify the Small Farms Conf to receive the special rate.

Room Guarantee
All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Cancellation Policy
The deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Check in / Check out
Check in time is 3 p.m.; Check out time is 11 a.m.

Amenities

• Complimentary Hot Breakfast

• Outdoor pool

• Coffee makers with free coffee

• Free High-Speed Wireless Internet

• Hairdryers

• Free local and 800 calls

Visit the website to view the guestrooms and property: www.theheritageparkinn.com

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Super 8 Kissimmee Suites
1815 W Vine Street | Kissimmee | Florida  34741
Phone: 407-847-6121| Fax: 407-847-0728
Website: www.abcsuites.com
Distance from Osceola Heritage Park: Approx. 4.5 Miles / 10 minutes

Rates

  • $49.95 plus 13tax – Standard Room: 2 double beds (sleeps 1-4). Total inclusive of current taxes of 13% is $56.44 per night, per room.
  • $79.95 plus tax – Full Kitchen apartment with Living Room and Two Private Bedrooms Total inclusive of current taxes of 13% is $90.34 per night, per room.

Reservation Deadline
Reservations must be made by July 1, 2012 to receive the discounted rate. The Super 8 Kissimmee Suites may fill before the discounted rate deadline. After this date, the discounted group rate is not available should rooms remain.
(To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order, and, be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.)

To Make a Reservation
Contact the hotel directly at: 407-847-6121
*Specify the Small Farms Conference to receive the special rate.

Room Guarantee
All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Cancellation Policy
The deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Check in / Check out
Check in time is 3 p.m.; Check out time is 11 a.m.

Amenities

• Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access

• Free HBO1, HBO2, HBO3, Showtime, ESPN, CNN & Disney Channel

• Microwave, Refrigerator & In-room Coffee/Tea Service

• Jr. Olympic-size Swimming Pool with Spacious Sundeck

• Free SuperStart Breakfast w/ Cereal, Bagels, Pastries, Juice & Coffee

• International House of Pancakes Restaurant (Open 24-Hours)

• Free Local Phone Calls

Visit the website to view the guestrooms and property: www.abcsuites.com

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites
3484 Polynesian Isle Blvd | Kissimmee, FL  34746
Phone: 407-997-1700 dial “O” for operator
Website: www.hielbv.com
Distance from Osceola Heritage Park: Approx. 8 Miles / 20 minutes

Rate
$84.99 plus tax – Standard Room: 2 QUEEN beds (sleeps 1-4). Total inclusive of current taxes of 13% is $96.04 per night, per room. Reduced rate is also available the three days prior to and following the conference dates, based upon availability.

Reservation Deadline
Reservations must be made by June 26, 2012 to receive the discounted rate. The hotel may fill before the deadline. After the deadline, the discounted group rate is not guaranteed.
(To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order, and, be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.)

To Make a Reservation
a) Reserve rooms via the personalized website for the Conference participants. Click here: Small Farms Conference
b) Contact the hotel directly at: 407-997-1778; dial “O” for operator
    *Specify the group code: SFC to receive the special rate

Room Guarantee
All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Cancellation Policy
Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 48 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Check in / Check out
Check in time is 3 p.m.; Check out time is 11 a.m.

Amenities

• Complimentary hot breakfast

• Free in-room coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, iron and ironing board and in-room safe

• High speed Internet access in guest rooms

• Microwave and refrigerator in guest rooms

Visit the website to view the guestrooms and property: www.hielbv.com

Holiday Inn Main Gate East
5711 W. U.S. Hwy 192 | Kissimmee | Florida  34746
Phone: 407-396-4222 | 1-800-327-1128 | Fax: 407-396-8634
Website: www.holidayinnmge.com
Distance from Osceola Heritage Park: Approx. 10 miles / 25 minutes

Rate
$75.00 plus tax – Standard Room: 2 QUEEN beds (sleeps 1-4). Total inclusive of current taxes of 13% is $84.75 per night, per room.*NOTE: The resort fee is waived for small farms attendees.

Reservation Deadline
Reservations must be made by June 26, 2012 to receive the discounted rate. The hotel may fill before the deadline. After the deadline, the discounted group rate is not guaranteed.
(To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order, and, be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.)

To Make a Reservation
Contact the hotel directly at: 1-800-348-3765
*Specify the Small Farms Conference to receive the special rate.

Room Guarantee
All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Cancellation Policy
Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Check in / Check out
Check in time is 3 p.m.; Check out time is 11 a.m.

Amenities

• Complimentary transportation available to and from all Walt Disney World theme parks

• Free in-room coffee/tea makers, hair dryers, iron and ironing board and in-room safe

• Free high speed Internet access in guest rooms and public areas

• Free local calls, 800 number calls, and credit card access calls

• Unlimited use of the fitness center

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Comfort Suites Maingate East at Old Town
2775 Florida Plaza Blvd – Kissimmee | Florida 34746
Phone: 407-397-7848 | Fax: 407-396-7045
Website: www.comfortsuitesFL.com
Distance from Osceola Heritage Park: Approx. 11 miles / 25 minutes

Rate
$84.00 plus tax – Standard Room: 2 QUEEN beds (sleeps 1-4). Total inclusive of current taxes of 13% is $94.92 per night, per room.
*Suggested maid gratuity $2.00 daily

Reservation Deadline
Reservations must be made by June 30, 2012 to receive the discounted rate. The hotel may fill before the deadline. After the deadline, the discounted group rate is not guaranteed.
(To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check, credit card or purchase order, and, be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate presented at check-in.)

To Make a Reservation
Contact the hotel directly at: 407-397-7848
*Specify the Small Farms Conference to receive the special rate.

Room Guarantee
All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Cancellation Policy
Should a guest cancel a reservation, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

Check in / Check out
Check in time is 3 p.m.; Check out time is 11 a.m.

Amenities

• All-suite accommodations feature cable TVs, microwaves, mini-refrigerators, queen or king sized beds, and sleeper sofas

• Free deluxe hot and cold buffet breakfast

• Free scheduled shuttle to major theme parks

• Complimentary wired Internet access

• Fitness Center

• Adjacent to Old Town

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