December 5, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.
The Williams House is beautifully decorated for Christmas and there’s no better way to enjoy or prepare for the holidays than to sip a cup of tea, taste some holiday treats and make a Christmas Card to send to someone special. All supplies needed to make your card will be provided. We will be using Close to My Heart supplies and stamps.Cost is $18.00 per person. Reservations are required. Please call the Inn to book. 904-277-2328
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Innkeepers are busier than Keebler Elves right now trying out new recipes for the 2013 Holiday Cookie Tour of Inns. This year’s Tour will be deliciously presented Saturday, November 23, from 12-5 pm. Visitors to this annual event will enjoy a festive kickoff to the holiday season by way of a self-paced tour of seven beautiful bed and breakfast inns, widely recognized as some of the most striking structures on Amelia Island. The interiors of these gorgeous buildings are usually reserved for overnight lodgers, but this is a chance for all with a ticket to experience the intricate details of these fine inns.
In a twist from other years, visitors will find two different types of holiday decorating for inspiration: Thanksgiving and Christmas. On tours past, all inns were decorated in fine Christmas fashion. Since the Tour is held on November 23rd, some inns will light a spark for decorating your Thanksgiving table the following week. Even if you’ve been on the Tour before, you’ll see some different looks this year. As always, it will be a treat just to see the striking details of these inns and the beautiful room decor that abounds.
In keeping with tradition, the Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast Association has partnered with a local not-for-profit organization and will donate a portion of the sale price of every ticket and cookbook sold for the Tour. Our partner for 2013 is theFriends of the Library group, and advocacy group who is currently tasked with fundraising for a new, improved and contemporary library for Fernandina Beach.
In addition to donations from standard ticket sales and cookbooks, 100% of the sales price of VIP Gift Packages will go directly to the Friends of the Library. These gift packages include a gift certificate for a future midweek stay at one of the seven participating inns and a copy of the Association’s $20 cookbook, Sunshine Mornings at the Inns of Amelia Island. As a “thank you” for purchasing the package, you will receive two tickets to the Tour. At only $150, these gift package represent considerable savings over regular room rates at our luxury inns, plus you’ll receive the cookbook and tickets! And did we mention that all of the money goes to the library? Each inn has donated five gift packages, so be sure to purchase one from your favorite inn soon.
Tickets and VIP Gift Packages may be purchased online beginning August 15th. They will be mailed out in October. Reserve yours now! Friendly innkeepers are awaiting your arrival.
Our Holiday Cookie du jour this year will be the “soon to be famous” Williams House Mississippi Mudslide! Mmmm, chocolate and other goodies in this delectable treat – need we say more than chocolate?
The “Commodores” had their annual Christmas party luncheon here with us at the Williams House. Lots of fun and a great group of ladies!
We started out with a Fruitini (fresh fruit with an enhanced yogurt topping), a salad of fresh tender mixed greens, cranberries and mandarins with a citrus strawberry vinaigrette. The main course was Asparagus Quiche, Sweet Potato Souffle and our signature Chicken Casserole with its almond and celery creamy rich goodness! Somewhere in the middle of all of this freshly baked Maple Pecan Scones were served with the heavenly coveted devonshire cream and for dessert there were rum pecan cookies, chocolate covered strawberries and pecan cranberry torte’s!