January 19, 2024
As the crisp winter air descends upon Amelia Island, it’s the perfect time to plan a snug and inviting getaway. Whether you’re seeking the warmth of a historic bed and breakfast inn or the unique charm of a boutique hotel, Amelia Island has exactly what you’re looking for. Let’s explore some of the coziest accommodations that will make your winter escape truly unforgettable.
Surrounded by lush gardens, wraparound porch and 250-year old oak trees, the Hoyt House oozes romance. With ten luxuriously-appointed guest rooms, each with private bath, this stunning 1905 Victorian mansion boasts rich historic architecture. Begin the day with a delectable made-to-order breakfast and end it with a complimentary afternoon social hour featuring wine and appetizers – all cozied up by the fireplace. 804 Atlantic Avenue – (904) 277-4300
With its old-Florida elegance and friendly staff, The Addison on Amelia Island offers a warm embrace for winter visitors. Three antebellum-style buildings surround a courtyard featuring a fountain, tropical gardens, and brick pathways. The veranda, a social focal point overlooking the courtyard, serves as the inn’s hub for gourmet breakfasts and evening social hours, offering complimentary beverages and appetizers for guests. 614 Ash Street – (904) 277-1604
A visit to the Amelia Island Williams House is like stepping back in time. This historic bed and breakfast, exquisite in its design, offers rest, relaxation, and plenty of pampering. Begin your day with a lavish two-course gourmet breakfast and unwind in the evenings with a delightful social hour featuring a fine selection of wines. The award-winning Amelia Island Williams House, renowned for its excellence in elegance and hospitality, has recently earned accreditation as an arboretum. 103 South 9th Street – (904) 277-2328
Nestled on an eco-friendly landscaped acre, Fairbanks House stands as a testament to Victorian elegance and is the Grande Dame of S 7th Street. The mansion, cottages, and pool are surrounded by native plants and flowers, butterfly gardens, old oaks, and a gazebo. Notably, the Fairbanks House earned recognition in “The Best Romantic Escapes in Florida!” Unwind on the outdoor veranda or relax in your private suite – the perfect recipe for a memorable winter retreat. 227 South 7th Street – (904) 277-0500
For those seeking a tranquil stay, Blue Heron Inn is a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Fernandina. Close to everything yet a world away, this beautifully restored, 1904 home combines comfort with relaxation for a perfect winter getaway. Imagine sipping a cup of morning coffee on the wrap-around porch as you enjoy a hearty gourmet breakfast, or relaxing poolside with your favorite beverage during nightly social hour. If that doesn’t get you then the freshly baked cookies and extra amenities will. 102 South 7th Street – (904) 445-9034
As the oldest surviving hotel in the state of Florida, the Florida House Inn’s rich past makes it a must-visit for history enthusiasts. Built in 1857 as a railroad boarding house, the inn has since been restored into an eclectic mix of vintage charm making it a unique bed and breakfast and a great spot for weddings, conferences, and other special events. Guests can enjoy a delicious weekend brunch from attached Leddy’s Porch or a handcrafted cocktail in the adorably cozy Mermaid Bar. 22 South 3rd Street – (904) 491-3322
Embrace winter at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, where oceanfront relaxation meets refined Southern hospitality. With wrap-around porches, beautifully adorned rooms, seaside dining at The Pointe Restaurant, 24/7 room service, and a staff dedicated to exceeding your expectations, your stay at Elizabeth Pointe is a warm and inviting experience. Picture yourself unwinding in a rocking chair with a glass of sweet tea and taking in the soothing ocean views from the expansive porch. Ahhmelia. 98 S Fletcher Avenue – (904) 277-4851
Originally built as the first school on Amelia Island in 1886, the Amelia Schoolhouse Inn is more than just a place to rest your head. It’s a cool nod to the days of “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic”! Seamlessly blending history with modern comforts, the guest rooms boast elegant, yet whimsical furnishings in vibrant colors, plush bedding, and all the amenities you’d expect from a top-notch hotel. Visit The Principal’s Office for an expertly crafted cocktail to warm your bones on a chilly winter’s night. 914 Atlantic Avenue – (904) 310-6264
Pack your bags and let the warmth of Amelia Island embrace you this winter season.
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