CUMBERLAND ISLAND, GEORGIA PROPERTY EST. 1900 Built in 1900 for Margaret Carnegie Ricketson, this graceful colonial-style mansion was converted into an Inn in 1962 to ensure its preservation. Its elegant guestrooms are furnished in Victorian antiques, Tiffany lamps, and Chippendale furniture, and a well-stocked library boasts first editions and classics from the collection of the Carnegie family, who once owned about 90 percent of pristine Cumberland Island. Only a handful of visitors are allowed to visit the island each day, and without telephones, the area maintains its peaceful atmosphere right into the guestrooms. An inclusive American Plan package includes meals from the organic garden, recreational activities, a naturalist-led wilderness outing, kayaks, bikes, and ferry boat transportation. In 1972, Congress designated Cumberland Island as a National Seashore to protect the area from development. CONVERTED INN CHARMING SERVICE TRADITIONAL DÉCOR COLONIAL REVIVAL AMENITIES 16 guestrooms, including charming Cottage Rooms. Interesting and educational naturalist-led wilderness and cultural history outings, early morning birding explorations, bicycling, kayaking, fishing; beach equipment available. DINING The American Plan includes a hearty breakfast, picnic-style lunch, gourmet candlelight dinner, cocktail-hour canapés, and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, fruits, and snacks. Southern tradition dictates the Inn’s seasonal menus, which focus on organic and locally grown ingredients, some of which come from the property’s expansive organic garden. LOCATION On Georgia’s southernmost barrier island, 45 minutes from Jacksonville, Florida, and 6 hours from Atlanta, Georgia. Accessible by Greyfield Inn’s private boat from Amelia Island, Florida; boat transportation included in rates. Jacksonville Int’l Airport: 27 miles, 35 minutes. Cumberland Island, GA 31527 T 904.261.6408
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