A Luxury Room Fit for Amelia Island Pirates of Yore
Steal away to this cozy room on the second floor, our tribute to the pirates and smugglers of Amelia Island’s past. Sleep the night away in the canopied wrought iron queen size bed. Read your favorite novel or watch a movie from the unique cantilevered window seat. Enjoy your own private veranda with wicker sitting area or “heat up” in the large hot tub with that someone special. Private bath has a shower, french doors for privacy, signature spa robes, Gilchrist & Soames fine soaps, and Frette towels. Guests love the “Amelia Island Pirates & Smugglers” experience of this room!!
Jan -May $250 weekend and weekday
June -Sept. $249 weekend and weekday
Oct. -Dec $245 weekend $215 weekday
Smuggling, privateering and the slave trade attracted pirates to Amelia Island’s harbor which was the back door to the US since the Embargo Act of 1807 had closed off trade with Europe. With the secret blessing of the US, the Patriots overthrew the Spanish and hoisted their own flag in March of 1812.
Spain demanded return of the island and built Fort San Carlos to help protect their territory. Amelia Pirates treasure and Spanish galleons are reported to be buried in Old Town beneath an oak pierced by a hanging chain. However, the tree only appears to those lacking a shovel.