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Greyfield Inn


    Greyfield Inn
 in Cumberland Island

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  • Amazing magical experience

    by LeaveHome on 2017-12-06 03:17 pm

    Staying at Greyfield Inn is like staying at an English country house at the turn of the century. Beautiful house full of antiques, incredibly helpful and gracious staff, kudos to Lana, Jason, Alex and the incomparable Christopher. Apologies to all the wonderful people whose names I didn't catch. Delicious food, actually delicious doesn't cover it, divine. Incredible excursions through the other worldly Cumberland Island. Lovely naps on the front porch.
    Yes, the bathrooms are not shiny and modern but they're charming, clean and perfectly functional. I am mystified by any criticism of Greyfield. It was torture leaving this morning. Cannot wait to return! If you're reading this do not hesitate to go! Go now!

  • Romantic

    by Amaya M on 2017-12-06 08:39 am

    Great spot for retired couples looking to relax and connect with nature. This is a historical, well preserved, private piece of heaven. The rooms are pretty (but FYI the beds not very comfortable) and the staff is phenomenal, specially Christopher.

  • Like the rest of the island, it is in decline.

    by 512kate on 2017-11-22 05:58 am

    I have heard and read stories of the Inn's majesty for 2 decades and jumped at the chance t o visit. It failed to meet my expectations. Good things: staff went out of their way to be helpful. Located in an isolated, unique and unwordly spot which could be good for romance. Bad news: the main Inn is in dire need of renovations. Many showers did not work. Guests were offered use of outside pull string shower but what?? For the cost of the Inn, that was almost an insult. Commom area toilets backed up regularly. Hardwood floors are original but in bad repair. Kitchen is too small for the Inn when it is fully booked. My co-travelers stayed in the new "cottages" about 100 yards from main Inn. They are modern, elegant and comfortable. Might book rooms there instead. Downside is that you must then walk to meals or to shuttles. That is hazardous at night, in rain or when tree burrs are is season. However, you can request golf cart shuttles.
    Food was a huge disappointment. You are served family style, at only one seating, whatever is on the day's menu. If you do not like the food, you can request picnic basket of various sandwiches, salads, cookies etc but that is not what most peole want for dinner. Again, staff tries to accommodate you. I must have a reduced carb meal. Dinner was a tasty chicken dish but its accompaniments were heavy carb bombs. The staff kindly served me just the chicken and lots of veggies. Lunch is always picnic basket style with selections limited. I forgot to mention that I hate mayonnaise. The picnic left for me was a cheese sandwich loaded with mayonnaise, potato chips and rice krispie treat cookies and an orange. I could only eat the orange. No other selectins were available.
    Breakfast is served informally. You can choose bistro style coffee, pastries, yogurt and fruit (I enjoyed coffee, greek yogurt and fresh fruit salad on the veranda) or you can wait until later and have the daily hot breakfast. Your only choice though is whatever is made that morning. My companions waited for hot meal and were very disappointed with it.
    Excursions: keep in mind that Cumberland Island by design remains primitive and barely inhabited. There is only one road on it, a one lane dirt one that goes north and south. For the excursions you travel in the back of a pickup truck. It is bouncy and uncomfortable to say the least, and you have to frequently duck away from hanging branches and moss. For those who suffer joint or motion sickness problems, request one of the three seats inside the truck. The guides are very educated about the island and its history, which makes the excursions worthwhile. You also run across several wild ponies, exotic nautical birds and shrubs and the occasional alligators, all making for fine photographs. We took the day long excursion to the AME church, founded by former slaves, where JFK jr was married. Worthy of a view on a day when mosquitoes stay home or you have lots of insect repellent. Note: only two excursions are offered daily and you don't know which ones they are until morning. If the weather is too humid or rainy the excursions will be cancelled. If you are a good cyclist and adventurous, rent a bicycle and take your own island journey.
    Overall, I say see Cumberland via the boat cruise from Fernandina Beach and buy a good tabletop photo book. You will see more and enjoy more at a far cheaper price.

  • Special place with a very special tour guide, Christina

    by marystepn on 2017-11-17 11:35 am

    We returned for our 20th wedding anniversary. We also came on our 10th anniversary. You arrive by their ferry. The Island had not changed but the inn hired the best tour guide, Christina. Cumberland has something for everyone: quiet if you want, tours explaining all the history, flora and fauna, hiking, biking, cl0se to beautiful beach. Christina knew so much detail about everything. We enjoyed all the tours with her. We were lucky enough to see a white deer as well as other animals. She read animal tracts for the ones we just missed. Amazing!
    We have always meet very interesting people there. All gather at 6 pm to 9 pm to have a 5 fork dinner and drinks. Excellent food, and picnic lunches.

  • Loved it!

    by skyscraper81 on 2017-11-09 02:47 pm

    This place is from another time which makes it so unique. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and have been wanting to check this place out for some time. The room was perfect (we had a private bath), the picnic lunches were delicious, and went on several of the guided tours which were fascinating and allow you to see more of the island. Also ventured out on our own with the bikes they offer. The formal dinners allowed us to meet other guests and were highly enjoyable. As was the bar room where you could mix your own drinks. Warning! The mosquitos were awful while we were there. They do have bug spray for you to use but they still seemed to land. Highly recommend long sleeve shirt, pants and tennis shoes if you intend to leave the inn to go exploring just in case. With that being said would still love to check out the camping on the island maybe in January or February...


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