St. Augustine’s Historic Inns

**2012 Update! This year’s B&B Tour is Dec 8 & 9.  Find more info about 2012 Christmas Tour here.**

My legs are sore from all the walking, but this weekend’s tour of St. Augustine Bed & Breakfast homes was wonderful!  25 historic homes and inns gave many reasons to consider this style of travel when searching for the perfect St. Augustine Hotel.  Here are some snapshots and favorite memories from 2011 Holiday Tour of Historic Inns.

Inn on Charlotte

Diamond Lil is the “ghost” of the Inn on Charlotte.  She shared stories of the 1890’s, when she lived in the home as flashy Louella Day McConnell.

Inn on Charlotte was a great place for me to start my tour.  This historic home was everything I think a Bed and Breakfast should be.  Ample seating on the covered porch set a welcoming tone, a well-appointed living room was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the 8 guest rooms were comfortable and beautiful.  They offer a 2 course breakfast daily and a wine social hour each afternoon.

One of the best things about the St. Augustine Historic Inns Christmas Tour is that each B&B is paired with a restaurant.  SPY global cuisine was outside Inn on Charlotte and I had the privilege of meeting Chef Rocco Russo & Chef James Keene, who have a combined 45 years experience in the kitchen!  I hope to share more about their new menu (sushi and international fare) soon.

 

 

44 Spanish Street

Next, I walked to 44 Spanish Street.  It’s conveniently located in the midst of historic St. Augustine, as are the other 24 homes.  I like the porches here and the breakfast room set off behind the home was remiscent of old homes with kitchen buildings for safety.

Carriage Way
The entrance decorations of Carriage Way… what can I say?  I love it!

St. Augustine’s  The Columbia Restaurant served delicious Paella and a cup of Sangria.  I had never ordered Columbia’s Paella before, it is delicious.  As a Mamma of 6, I drooled over this huge paella pan as much as the delicious offering inside it!!

Continue on the tour of St. Augustine’s Bed & Breakfasts and Historic Inns here in Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 (they’re up, but you have to go in order!)

 

** I received complimentary admission to St Augustine’s Christmas Tour of Historic Inns.  The opinions expressed in this review are my own. **

Comments

  1. rc helicopters says

    Glad to visit this blog, keep it going.

  2. David Matthew Haney says

    My wife and I stayed the night on July 12, 2014 for a quick get away. After doing a little research on the area bed and breakfast accommodations, I chose 44 Spanish Street because of the excellent reviews. The owner, Linda, greeted us at check-in, gave us bottles of water from her personal refrigerator, a quick tour of the property, and reassured us to contact her if we needed anything. The house is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Linda’s home cooked breakfast was EXCELLENT as well. 44 Spanish Street is a refreshing personal experience in a time when the hospitality industry is becoming increasingly impersonal. Thank you Linda for the wonderful trip, we will be back soon.

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