On May 9, the Amelia Island Bed & Breakfast Association held its spring tour and Mad Hatter tea party. All seven member Inns were decorated in honor of Mother’s Day and innkeepers wore a variety of hats. At the Williams House Owner’s and Staff also dressed in period costume, including hats to help visitors feel they were stepping back in time. The dining room was set for a tea party and and bedrooms were on view for visitors. After touring, guests could enjoy punch and cookies in the courtyard in the shade of our 600 year old live oak. It was definitely needed as the thermostat hung at about 90 degrees, unseasonably warm for early May in northeast Florida. All tour visitors that wore hats were eligible for a drawing that will include free stays at the B&B’s, eco-tours, and dinners. We got some pretty wild hats and many are attached for your enjoyment. The next tour is a cookie tour on November 21, the weekend before Thanksgiving. All the B&B’s will be dressed up for Christmas and great cookies (including recipes) will be avialable. Come and join us for a fun weekend!
Ladies and hats at the Williams House tour.
Mindy and Larry Williams, Danielle and Deborah ready to recieve guests for the tour.
Deborah sets the dining room as she does for special teas.