The Amelia island Inns annual Cookie Tour will be held on November 17 from 12pm-5pm in Fernandina Beach. Eight historic Inns will be decorated for the Holidays and open for touring with each Inn providing a special cookie and refreshments along with the recipe. Tickets are available on ameliaislandinns.com and are $20 until November 1 when they increase to $25. We also have VIP lodging tickets that include two tour tickets, a mid- week stay at the Inn you select, and an association cook book. Trolley and horse drawn carriages will carry visitors between inns as they stroll around the historic district and take in all the sights of this historic village.The Williams House is nearly fully booked for this event and guests participate and in some cases show off their rooms to other tour participants. Come and join us for this once a year opportunity to see historic Fernandina beach and the lovely Inns that relive the town’s history.
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Billy Currington, country music star, recently visited the Amelia Island Williams House to shoot a commercial for a truck as part of an ongoing campaign featuring several country muscians. The Williams House was selected by the creative group for the ads and they stayed with us for a couple of nights during the process. Featuring interviews and music with Billy on the Williams House porches, the ad is set to run nationally in about a month. It was fun hosting both the creative team and Billy. Even though we had thunderstorms part of the time they were shooting, they managed to complete the process on schedule. Both Deborah and Byron are large country fans, so it was a terrific experience and we appreciate the opportunity to be the background for this ad and experience some interaction with a great singer.
Each year we look forward to the second weekend in March when the Amelia Island Concours de’Elegance returns to Amelia Island. This year with an unusually warm winter, spring came early and the show enjoyed temps in the mid 70′s. Some of the cars came to downtown Fernandina Beach as part of the annual “road trip” and I captured some photos for our blog that are attached. We were full for the show as are virtually all accomodations of the Island, and had several neat and interesting cars brought by guests (Fisker,Morgan,Porsche). There is always a lot of car talk from both ladies and gents, and most are true enthusiasts for everything auto oriented. The auctions apparently drew some high sales, with the top car going for $4.4 million. The show itself was well attented and for the first time I can recall sold out of tickets. We usually are fully booked by around August or September as the show grows in popularity every year. Come join us next year for this amazing event!
Some numbers are important, others unusual and occasionally they come together to form unique combinations. Such was this special day for Natalie and Michael when they were wed at the Williams House on Amelia Island on the special date of 11/11/11. Joined by 30 family and friends they were married on the Williams House front porch with Byron officiating on a cool but beautiful Friday afternoon. A reception followed in the back courtyard with lot’s of nice goodies prepared by Deborah, the Williams House chef and wedding coordinator. Georgeous seasonal flowers added fall color to the proceedings and a champagne toast to bride and groom was followed by traditional cake cutting. As usual Cinnamon was all around the Williams House entertaining children and seeking out crab cakes or other tasty morsels. Our best wishes to the bride and groom as they begin their new life together!
Yes, that title is a mouthful, but so was the barbecue at the last weekend’s Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off. Held on Amelia Island for the second year, it featured expert barbecue teams from all around the south. Having tasted several, I have to say they were great at their chosen profession or hobby! Crowds were good and every where you looked people were enjoying their favorite version of barbecue. Pulled pork, ribs, chicken were all available and the smell of wood fired cookers filled the air. Visitors could also get smoothies, funnel cakes, fries, onion rings and beverages. Held at main beach with ocean backdrops, it was a fun event with great views.