Bed and Breakfast Comfort Food Recipe: Shoofly Muffins

They call it comfort food–that particular brand of food that you equate with your childhood, that you picture when you think about your happiest memories, and that you crave when needing to find some solace. I may live in St. Augustine, but for me, comfort food is almost always Pennsylvania Dutch–a bowl of potpie with fat … Read More

How is St. Augustine After the Hurricane: Ready for Visitors?

Despite the very dramatic footage from the news, St. Augustine is doing well in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew (is that called the aftermatthew?) There are lists of businesses that are open in many areas–check or the St. Augustine Facebook page for more information on that. Rather than share a list, I thought I’d … Read More


Updates After the Storm Part I

Thank you again for all the thoughts, prayers, and kind notes. We know we haven’t been able to keep up with all your questions (we got over 60 emails today, and they keep coming in!), but we’ll try to update you all here as best we can. Hurricane Matthew ended about 24 hours ago, and it’s … Read More

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Florida’s Cocktail Trail: From St. Augustine to Atlantic Beach

Florida’s scenic A1A is not just a great Sunday drive, looking out over the dunes and ocean up and down the coast. It’s also a great place to stop for a relaxing and refreshing drink. We’re not talking about any drink, but one made with fresh Florida orange juice or grapefruit juice, mixed with spirits … Read More

Sing Out Loud Festival

Sing Out Loud: St. Augustine’s Epic Music Event

Just when you thought St. Augustine couldn’t get any cooler—our city announces an amazing three week music event in August and September. The Sing Out Loud Festival will be in full swing on August 26, 27, 31, and September 2, 3, 9, 10, and 11. And by full swing, we mean swinging and singing all … Read More

Walking Tours in St. Augustine

Get on your Feet! FREE Walking Tours in St. Augustine

If St. Augustine had a trophy room, it would be a pretty full one. Prettiest town in America (Forbes), Top Ten Holiday Light Displays in the World (National Geographic), Most Walkable Town in America (AAA)—it seems as if every month another glowing accolade is added to the list. So what’s the best way to enjoy … Read More

Ocean Views

TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award-The Reviews Are In!

TripAdvisor Names Bayfront Marin House One of Best Hotels in St. Augustine There is nothing more flattering than when our guests leave us five star reviews on TripAdvisor. Except, of course, when TripAdvisor themselves name us as one of the best. In 2016, the Bayfront Marin House was awarded with a Traveler’s Choice Award from … Read More


Visiting St. Augustine Any Time of Year

St. Augustine is beautiful 12 months out of the year—there is a reason that people have been coming here to escape the cold for centuries! There are festivals and special events throughout the year, but here is an overview of the various seasons in the Oldest City: March-May          Our busiest time of year, spring in … Read More


Live Music and Concerts in St. Augustine: Summer 2016

It sounds like summer! Summer concerts and live music are alive and well in St. Augustine, and tonight is the FIRST free concert in the plaza (just three blocks from the inn). Borrow one of our beach chairs, and enjoy a free concert from 7-9pm. That’s not all: every Wednesday evening from 7 – 9 … Read More


Things to Do in St. Augustine: May 20, 21, 22

There are lots of great restaurants in St. Augustine–from fine dining to food trucks. But sometimes, you just really want a burger*. This weekend will cater to your burger-based cravings, with the Great American Burgerfest! Scheduled for Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, The Burgerfest boasts all kinds of goodness on a bun, all … Read More