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Dressing Downton Coming to St. Augustine

We know, We know. 2017! Why are we already talking about 2017? If you are an avid viewer of Downton Abbey®, and you are missing out on your fix then we think you will understand. If the Lady Violet memes aren’t enough for you, we have some news that will take your mind off of that … Read More

St. Augustine After the Storm: An Update

Soon after the storm, we had many people call us and ask the following question: Is St. Augustine ready for visitors? We personally were ready on October 24, and most stores, restaurants and attractions beat us back–opening on or around the 14th. The answer then, and now, is absolutely yes. If you go to some … Read More

Happy Halloween from St Augustine! Scary Good Desserts

If you were staying with us last night, you got a chance to see one of the best Halloween dessert spreads ever seen at our bed and breakfast! Donna truly outdid herself this year, making a simply beautiful Haunted Forest cake, spooky witches’ fingers, spider cookies, and Mike’s favorite, soylent green cupcakes. There were audible … Read More

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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 augustine.com or the St. Augustine Facebook page for more information on that. Rather than share a list, I thought I’d … Read More

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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

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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

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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