One of the special things about Amelia Island are our Historical Bead & Breakfasts. Each one tells a different story but every one is magical. There is no better way to truly experience and appreciate our island than staying in a historical home in our stunning downtown area.
I have always loved the history of older homes and visiting a Bed & Breakfast is getting a sneak peak and what it was like to live in these grand homes. The charm is everywhere, with original woodwork, period furniture and décor makes it easy to just slip back in time.
We are so lucky to have so many on our Island home, here are our local B&B’s:
Amelia Island William House is one of the oldest and most historical homes on Amelia Island, so much so that it has been named as a Florida Heritage landmark site. This beautiful Victorian home was built in 1856 and one of the few left standing homes during the Civil War. The home has inspiration from the French heritage on our island along with the stunning gingerbread detailing on the front porch makes this home hard to forget.
The Hoyt House was build in 1905 by builder John Mann and styled after the Rockefeller cottage on Jekyll Island. This home will remind you of a Victorian doll house with it’s beautiful wrap around porch and classic color.
The Addison on Amelia the main building was constructed in 1876 and still has it’s 11′ ceilings, heart pine floors and 5 functioning fireplaces. The main house has had several lives over the years to include an infirmary during the Yellow Fever epidemic, a rooming house for mill workers and a private home.
The Fairbanks House was built in 1885 and is another historic site and is registered with the National Register of Historical Places. The home is an impressive 8,000 sq ft and features several stunning gardens that attract butterflies and birds.
Blue Heron Inn of Amelia Island This turn of the century home has been beautifully restored to the very last detail, built in 1904. The home has a wrap around porch that highlights the private garden and pool area.
We share a border with Georgia that also has some stunning B&B’s, to include the Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, The Goodbread House in St. Mary’s, and The Spencer House in St. Mary’s.