The Greyfield Inn is a graceful colonial-style hotel on Georgia’s Cumberland Island, once the preserve of the Carnegies and other wealthy industrialists, and since 1972, a protected National Seashore. Built in 1900 for Margaret Ricketson, the daughter of Lucy and Thomas Carnegie and niece of Andrew Carnegie, Greyfield was opened to guests by Margaret’s daughter and her family in 1962 as a way of ensuring the historic property’s preservation.
Inside, the seaside inn has changed little from the way it looked at the turn of the last century. Outside, its private compound includes more than 200 scenic acres of pristine oceanfront land devoted to guests’ enjoyment. Most of the island is owned by the National Park Service, which strictly limits the number of daily visitors, so that the inn’s guests usually find themselves sharing the unspoiled beaches and meandering trails with just the island’s exotic wildlife.
Recognized as one of the 10 Most Romantic Inns in the country by the American Inn Association and one of America’s Top 25 Inns for both food and accommodations by Conde Nast Traveler, the Greyfield Inn truly provides a perfect getaway.
In 1972, Congress designated Cumberland Island a National Seashore to protect the area from development.
Original Property Opened: 1900
Cumberland Island, GA 31135
Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946
Turn of the Century, 1896 ~ 1913
The Greyfield Inn is a graceful colonial-style hotel on Georgia’s Cumberland Island, once the preserve of the Carnegies and other wealthy industrialists, and since 1972, a protected National Seashore.
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