Planning Your Trip to St. Augustine: A VIP Experience

St. Augustine knows how to take care of its VIPs—hosting Royalty from Spain, the Bachelorette and her beau, and top musical acts like Mumford & Sons, Brian Wilson, Jack Johnson, Ringo Starr, and more. Join our city’s list of exclusive guests, and plan a getaway perfect for a VIP…you! Below are some suggestions from our … Read More

St. Augustine Restaurants: Local Favorites

  We’re still a couple of weeks (like two) away from our high season, and a lot of the people enjoying the town are locals. Yes, we do exist–and we love walking through our old streets as much as our visitors do! We also like going out to eat. Which brings me to a question … Read More

Bed and Breakfast Holiday Recipe: Cape May Strata

The holidays were especially gratifying this year in St. Augustine. After all, Hurricane Matthew was only a few weeks ago, and it seemed as if all of the business owners, residents, and even visitors wanted to give the celebration their all. Trolleys were full of people singing Christmas carols, with lots of laughing and holiday … Read More

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

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

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