Luxury lodging on Amelia Island
This room features a four poster King size bed and two Italian chairs with original crewel work which create the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, read your favorite novel, or just enjoy the view from the room. The large private bath has a separate shower and a whirlpool tub for 2. This is a first floor room which features a rear porch with bistro table and chairs by a bubbling fountain and french doors which lead out to the front porch of the Hearthstone for another comfy sitting area.
Jan- May $240 weekend and weekday
June – Sept $240 weekend and weekday
Oct – Dec $240 weekend $220 weekday
Senator David Yulee, the architect of Florida’s statehood, supported her withdrawal from the Union. The flag of the Confederacy would fly over Fort Clinch. Legend has it that the Amelia Island Williams House was visited by Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He assigned General Robert E. Lee the task of examining coastal defenses south of the Carolinas, but after visiting the Island he recognized Fernandina’s vulnerability. Soon word of a Union Flotilla of twenty-eight gunboats reached Fernandina. On March 3, 1862 residents of Amelia along with her troops marched off the island. Without even a fight Union soldiers again raised the American Flag at Fort Clinch. The Hearthstone Williams House was used as their headquarters and as an infirmary for injured troops.