A Luxury Room Fit for Amelia Island Pirates of Yore
The Smugglers Cove retreat is located on the 2nd floor of our Amelia Island inn and overlooks the courtyard. This room has a queen size canopy bed with soft Comfy linens. A cozy window seat, a desk and sitting area with 2 chairs is perfect for reading your favorite book or sharing a glass of wine. The spacious private bath has a tiled shower and french doors which create privacy for the bath but still allows natural light in. The rooms most popular feature is the spacious porch with a loveseat and wicker chair for relaxing but best of all is the Hot Tub for Two!!
Soft signature spa robes, Gilchrist & Soames fine soaps & shampoos, hair dryers, iron & ironing board are a few of the wonderful amenities you may enjoy at the Inn. Individual climate controls for A/C and Heat, a ceiling fan, HDTV Flat Screen with cable & DVD player. Free wireless internet, complimentary bikes, parking and beach towels. Gourmet breakfast each morning Complimentary snacks and beverage available all day
Jan -May $258 weekend and weekday
June -Sept. $245 weekend and $228 weekday
Oct. -Dec $258 weekend and $228 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.