• Welcome to Fairbanks House, an Amelia Island bed and breakfast in the Historic District of Fernandina Beach, Florida that offers elegant surroundings, enthusiastic service and an island attitude. Catering to adults and featured in publications such as The Best Romantic Escapes in Florida, Fodor’s, Frommer’s, Southern Living, Atlanta Journal, Miami Herald, Boston Globe and New York Times, this proud Select Registry member aims to please. We invite you to peruse our website for information about the inn, the island and the area.

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  • Located in the town of Fernandina Beach on the northern half of Amelia Island, our 8000 square foot mansion is conveniently situated a romantic stroll away from Amelia Island’s special events, festivals, riverfront sunsets, tours, shops and restaurants, and an easy bike ride to the island’s 13 miles of pristine beach. Nestled into a quiet Victorian residential section of the Historic District of Fernandina Beach, our National Register - listed 1885 Italianate villa is "foot-powered" distance to your Amelia Island vacation agenda.

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  • The mansion, private cottages and pool rest on an eco-friendly landscaped smoke-free acre featuring Adirondack chairs, native plants, soaring Oaks, fifty-foot Magnolias, fragrant jasmine arbors and a butterfly garden. Oversized rooms and suites – some with kitchens and multiple beds - are furnished with a blend of today’s comforts and yesterday’s beauty. Gourmet breakfasts, daily social hours, and freshly baked cookies are meant to impress. Your innkeepers' 14 years of ownership will elicit expert Amelia Island advice.

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  • Complimentary pool, bikes, wifi, beach equipment, evening drinks and hors d'oeuvres, off-street parking, games and reading materials are always available but we are also at your service to make recommendations and reservations for a great Amelia Island experience. We’re happy to accommodate special diets – just ask. Fairbanks House is known for great value packages including Romance, Elopement, Honeymoon, Holiday, Makeover and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Getaways. Extra value is offered in our shoulder-season specials.

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  • Save Big During Our Endless Summer Romance Sale

    Save up to $200 on our very popular Romance Packages during our Endless Summer Sale starting on Sunday, July 8th and run through the end of September.  Our packages offer our best values year-round, but when they’re on sale, it’s a no-brainer to book one.  Packages range from two to seven nights and include wine, […]

    June 20th, 2018 Comments Off on Save Big During Our Endless Summer Romance Sale
  • Chick Corea at the Chamber Music Festival January 19th – We Have Tickets

    Legendary Jazz musician, Chick Corea, will be one of the headliners of the 17th Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and we’ve got premium seats.  This not-to-be-missed concert will be held Friday, January 19th, 2018 as part of the “Year of the Piano” series of concerts running from January 16th through April 29th. We have reserved […]

    November 16th, 2017 Comments Off on Chick Corea at the Chamber Music Festival January 19th – We Have Tickets
  • Itzhak Perlman Concert on Amelia Island

    The legendary Itzhak Perlman will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance on Amelia Island for a special concert on February 6, 2017 – and we’ve got tickets!  As part of the wonderful Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival series of concerts, Mr. Perlman’s appearance follows last year’s signature sold-out concert by Yo-Yo Ma.  No doubt, this concert will […]

    August 1st, 2016 Comments Off on Itzhak Perlman Concert on Amelia Island
  • 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 […]

    August 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Renovations in Historic Houses Unveil Interesting Things
  • 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 Comments Off on Amelia Island Book Festival is Fast Approaching
  • 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 1 Comment
  • The Three Horsemen of the Fairbanks House

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

    June 27th, 2011 5 Comments
  • 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 Comments Off on Stray Cat on the Amelia River
  • 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 Comments Off on Fernandina Beach Victorian Courthouse
  • 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 1 Comment