Located an easy drive to the west of Walt Disney World, Clermont is an ideal base for your Orlando holiday. Close enough to be convenient for all the big theme parks yet just far enough away to feel like you’ve escaped to your own private haven. We have an excellent selection of vacation homes in the Clermont area on the Glenbrook, High Grove, Clear Creek and Orange Tree communities all just a 20-25 minute drive to Disney, 25-30 minutes to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and International Drive and around 35 minutes to Downtown Orlando.
The area draws holidaymakers, hikers and wildlife enthusiasts with its emerald green hills and vast blue lakes. Some of the biggest lakes in the area are Lake Louisa, Lake Minnehaha, Lake Minneola and Cherry Lake where canoeing and kayaking are very popular.
The Florida Citrus Tower, dating back to 1956 and one of the state’s oldest attractions, is well worth a visit. Standing 226 feet tall the glass-enclosed observation deck offers visitors a panoramic view of the rolling hills and hundreds of small lakes of the surrounding area. The Presidents Hall of Fame, a fantastic roadside attraction in Clermont, can be found at the tower’s base; it features wax figures and artefacts from each president, reproductions of Mt. Rushmore and the Lincoln Memorial, presidential limousines, dresses worn by first ladies, White House china, crystal, and furniture, a recreation of Lincoln’s bedroom and even an incredibly detailed miniature White House.
Downtown Clermont offers a wonderful combination of modern living and rustic charm; you’ll find a rich variety of dining options from locally owned diners serving home-cooked style meals through to fine cuisine, breweries, plenty of shopping opportunities plus a farmers market.
Wine enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Clermont is home to the Lakeridge Winery and Vineyard, the state’s largest premium winery, where wines created from Muscadine grapes grown right in the area can be tasted. Complimentary tours with a chance to sample a selection of the wines run every day, expert tour guides provide fascinating insights into the region’s vinicultural past while also presenting breath-taking panoramas of the vineyards where the grapes are cultivated and harvested.
Clermont also has a historic village museum which is free to visit, learn the history of the pioneering families of South Lake County and the city of Clermont from the late 1800s to the end of World War II.
Once you’ve worked up your appetite visit Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill, Texas Roadhouse or the Crooked Spoon for some authentic American food or, if you want to broaden your palate, head over to Sarah’s Greek Cuisine, Troy’s Cuban Deli or the Guru Indian Restaurant, these are some of the best-rated spots in the town.