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Top Acts in Saint Augustine

We moved to Saint Augustine because we thought it was the most beautiful town we had ever seen. We loved the architecture of the old houses, the fort, the charming narrow brick streets. Without sounding like too much of a geek, we also loved the amazing culture we found here–the Lightner Museum, the Oldest House … Read More

No Kidding–Saint Augustine is Awesome for your Little Ones!

A lot of people think of bed and breakfasts as only for grown-ups. It’s true…grown ups definitely appreciate the customized, personal service; the constant access to concierge services (our staff are concierges as much as they are innkeepers); the romantic rooms and the luxury of being pampered for a change! We do cater to the … Read More

MORE to Eat: Annual Oyster Roast

As if there weren’t too many great food choices ALREADY in St. Augustine, today there’s one more: the annual Cathedral Parish Oyster Roast. For just $20 in advance ($25 at the gate), you can slurp down all the salty slick goodness you want!! Bring your own oyster knife–or buy one at the event. While you’re … Read More

Secrets of an Innkeeper

Sometimes, at happy hour, our guests will pull us aside, and ask us conspiratorially “What’s being an innkeeper really like?” Now, I can’t share all of our secrets, of course, because if I did I would be thrown out of the club and shunned at all the innkeeper parties. But I can share a couple … Read More

Capping Off a Perfect Day

My grandmother and my mother came to visit last week. My grandmother is an 85 year old foodie. When I was a little girl, she and her friend Millie would pick up my brother and me for a day trip or a weekend away (my grandfather died when I was young, so grandmom always traveled … Read More

Outside a dog, Man’s Best Friend is a Book

Groucho Marx said: Outside a dog, man’s best friend is a book. Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read. There’s plenty of light today, both in sunny Saint Augustine and at the Florida Heritage Book Festival. We’re proud to host a great mystery writer at the Marin for the event–Diane Stuckart. If you find yourself outside … Read More

Sand and Sound at the Pier

Today’s Wednesday, and that means two things: 1. It’s homemade ice cream night at the Bayfront Marin House (5-7) 2. It’s free concert night at the Saint Johns County Pier Pavillion (7-9) Really? Can you top that? Tonight’s musical guest is RhythmFish, and the ice cream flavor is raspberry cheesecake with dark chocolate flecks. Frankly, they … Read More

Gimme Some More: The Ice Cream of the Day in Saint Augustine

Today is National S’mores Day! (Read more here: http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/smoresday.htm). In honor of that, we’re serving up Gimme Some More Smore ice cream tonight at the inn.(As a reminder, we’re serving Mike’s homemade ice cream every Wednesday night in July and August). Last night, we took graham crackers and covered them in chocolate, then froze them … Read More

All Aboard!

Last week, Ripley’s Red Train invited business owners and their employees around Saint Augustine to take a free ride around town, to see their new tour first-hand. The hub and I–along with my visiting brother, sister-in-law, and our two adorable nephews–were there with bells on. Well, technically we didn’t have bells on, but we did … Read More

PARK It Today!!

July is National Parks and Recreation month ( for more information, visit https://www.nrpa.org/july). Saint Augustine, as usual, is celebrating in style, with free admission to all of our parks today! That includes our town’s very cool forts–the Castillo de San Marco and Fort Matanzas (the latter is pictured above). Sure, these huge stone structures were originally built … Read More