The Williams House always decorates for the holidays in style and has been known locally as the “Christmas House” since before Byron and Deborah were the owners. Each year we repeat some of our favorite decorations while Deborah always creates a few surprises and changes to enhance the guest experience. This year we have a major candy theme going and if Deborah can just keep the dishes filled (as Byron grazes by) guests will enjoy it. It all fit together well for last weekend’s cookie/house tour of all the B&B’s, and if our comments were accurate from visitors we were voted most beautifully decorated. It’s a pleasure to feel all the hard work and decorating is appreciated and we enjoy hearing comments when visitors enter the main hall for our winter wonderland! I’ve attached some pictures below for those who weren’t able to attend are won’t be joining us before the decorations come down in Jaanuary.
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Choosing to stay at the Williams House provides entree into the world of Select Registry, a group of the best Inns in the country. We have been members since 2006 and provide the excellent quality and high standards required to remain a member of this special group. Every guest at the Williams House receives a Select Registry guidebook and registration information for joining their frequent stay loyalty program. With more than three hundred of the best Inns throughout the US as members, future stays can be assured at the same quality and dedicated service experienced at the Williams House. All Inns within Select Registry submit to the Secret Sleeper program than insures quality and high standards through independent unnounced inspections that create the highest level of confidence for lodging consumers . You can learn more at www.selectregistry.com and see for yourself at their Select Difference video. We feel priveledged to be part of this unique group and enjoy acquainting guests with the loyalty program.
Here’s how it works….
Each night you stay with a select registry property earns one Golden Quill. When you have stayed twelve times you receive a gift certificate for $100 from Select Registry that can be redeemed at any SR member Inn in North America. As a special bonus they recently added the opportunity to receive one Golden Quill free when you sign up for the Golden Quill Rewards through their Facebook page after your first stay. Previous stays can also be confirmed and utilized toward the 12 Golden Quills. If you are not a facebook user just sign up for the loyalty program after your first stay on the Select Registry website.
Feel free to tell your facebook friends about this great program and see if they “poke” you for letting them know. Once you create your account start accumulating your stays at SR properties..and of course we reccommend you start here at the Williams House! This is just one more perk for choosing us and represents our promise to provide an excellent stay experience.
This year has been unusually warm from winter onward and as a result we are nearly tropical in nature this year and plants are loving it. We have always had elephant ear plants in the Williams House gardens, but this year they have grown to over six feet tall and the leaves are almost three feet long. They have also been blooming with about four or five blossoms on each plant. We had a six foot lily in the spring and it’s as though all the plants are on steroids this year. It’s also been a wetter than normal summer with two early tropical systems bringing week long rains and more recently fairly regular afternoon showers. Locals who have lived here 20+ years say it is how Florida was historically and that recent years have been the exception. At any rate below is a sample of our large elephant ears this year.
Location! Location! Location! There are so many beautiful spots to say your “I Do’s” at the Williams House. Our Private Affair Elopement package cover everything you will need for your special day. Pick the date and time and we’ll do the rest. The package is complete with wedding music-traditional Here comes the Bride or the beautiful classical song Canon in D by Pachebel, bridal bouquet of white or red roses, an officiate to perform the ceremony. We’ll even take pictures for you or you can use a professional photographer. We have many serene spots to choose from to say your vows- our large courtyard with huge live oak and koi pond is one. The traditional wagon wheel garden under a rose covered pergola and arch is one of our favorites-there’s a fountain there and a 500 yr old live oak as well. You can choose the front verandah or inside by the stained glass windows and stairs or the parlor fireplace. With so many options, you will have to join as a couple to make your first decision! Let us make your elopement dreams come true at the Williams House!
We have recently changed the room “Confederate Memories” to “Southern Memories” and have completed a thorough make-over. It now has a king size bed, new furniture, new draperies, fresh linens, and painted walls. Earlier we had added a column in the bath to make a more romantic feel. Taken together we believe the room is now on par with any in the Inn and recent occupancy suggests visitors agree. Some new photos are attached to highlight the changes. Come and experience the our new look!