Renovations in Historic Houses Unveil Interesting Things


Many Fairbanks House guests come here because they appreciate the historic nature of our inn – while enjoying all of the modern added amenities.  Many of them even have their own historic homes – or hope to have one someday.  We are often complimented on our upkeep of our property, even though most recognize that it’s […]

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  • August 15th, 2015
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Amelia Island Book Festival is Fast Approaching

Helloooo readers, writers and #bookclubs! There’s still time to get your reservations for the Amelia Island Book Festival.

February 7th 2014 Continue Reading

Fernandina’s Dog Star Tavern

We have lots of great watering holes here in Fernandina, and the Dog Star Tavern is definitely a favorite of ours… and our guests.

August 24th 2011 Continue Reading

The Three Horsemen of the Fairbanks House

This is the greeting that awaits me every evening after my walk.

June 27th 2011 Continue Reading

Stray Cat on the Amelia River

I have a hobby of collecting boat names and trying to read the minds of the owners who named them.

June 27th 2011 Continue Reading

Fernandina Beach Victorian Courthouse

In a sea of beautiful Victorian buildings on Centre Street in Fernandina Beach, our beautiful red brick courthouse is a standout.

June 22nd 2011 Continue Reading

Sweet Little Pocket Park

Over the last couple of years, Fernandina has been putting in a few “pocket parks” – little vacant spits of land between buildings that have been a bit of an eyesore in the past but are now quite lovely.  They’ve added grass, trees, benches and sometimes sculpture by local artists.  This one on Centre Street […]

June 12th 2011 Continue Reading

The Flowering Baskets of Centre Street

Most of the lovely flowering baskets on Centre Street have recently been updated with the change of season.  This particular one outside of the Marina Seafood Restaurant caught my eye – and you can see why.  Nothing says “summer” like blazing orange impatiens.  I’m not sure how long they’ll hang in there in that direct […]

May 31st 2011 Continue Reading

Memorial Day 2011

We remember. Fairbanks House – Amelia Island

May 31st 2011 Continue Reading

The Egret and Me

This beautiful egret and I were the only ones out during my early morning walk.  It’s such a peaceful time:  before Fernandina rises for work, before the tourists get up from their sleep-in and before any cars have hit the street.  There’s also no traffic on the water – or the docks – so the birds […]

May 19th 2011 Continue Reading