About the Inn
The Amelia Island Williams House is an elegant bed and breakfast located in the historic seaside village of Fernandina Beach. Situated in a quiet neighborhood of beautiful restored Victorian homes, the inn is made up of three buildings. The Williams House, circa 1856, is an antebellum mansion owned and occupied for 100 years by the family of Marcellus Williams, and offers five guest rooms. Our second building, The Hearthstone House, circa 1859, was built by Mr. Plotts as a wedding present for his daughter and contains four guest suites. And lastly, the Carriage House, built in 2003 on the site of the original carriage house, offers one guest room, a meeting and conference room and the owner’s quarters. The property was restored in 1993, and opened as a Bed & Breakfast in 1994. The Williams House has won numerous awards for elegance and hospitality.
An ornate wrought iron fence topped with gold fleur-de-lis ushers guests into a mansion with a unique gingerbread design by famed New York architect Robert Schuyler. Guests are greeted by beautiful moldings, massive pocket doors of heart pine, cherry and mahogany, heart pine floors and gorgeous hand-carved mantles surrounding original tiled fireplaces. Crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows and antiques take one back to the 1800s and life as it might have been for the Williams family.
Flower gardens, huge live oak trees, fountains, a koi pond and a wagon wheel rose garden provide a beautiful and relaxing setting for romantic getaways, weddings, reunions or retreats. Wide two-story sweeping verandas stretch across the fronts on each house to provide space for relaxing, intimate conversation or quiet for reading.
The Inn’s ten guest rooms’ include antique furnishing, and comfortable elegance. King and Queen beds with custom comforters beckon guests to freshly pressed linens. Bathrooms include whirlpool tubs and/or large showers. Spa robes are provided as well as many of the comforts of home. Wonderfully historic yet modernized, the Williams House represents the era of its birth and continues the fine traditions of style and ambiance of the finest Bed & Breakfasts in America.
One of the top 25 inns in the South.... Break pace with the everyday and surrender to gracious hospitality.
National Geographic Traveler Magazine