Cumberland Island has been attracting visitors for well over a hundred years. But for anyone who wanted to spend the night, there are very limited options. For instance, The Greyfield Inn is the only overnight lodging on the island, sans primitive campsites. While this fact alone is a huge draw for visitors, it’s also the history behind this hotel that keeps people coming back year after year.
Located on Cumberland Island in Georgia, the Greyfield Inn is a magical getaway that is reminiscent of a bygone era.
This grand mansion is the only overnight lodging on the island, which is why it’s become so popular and beloved.
A member of Historic Hotels of America, the history behind the hotel is half of the magic of staying here. What was once a present from Lucy Carnegie (steel magnate Thomas Carnegie’s wife) to her daughter in 1900, eventually became an Inn in the 1960s.
The Greyfield Inn was the smallest of the four homes that Lucy built on Cumberland Island, one for each of her children.
The hotel hasn’t changed too much over the years in terms of furnishings - much has remained the same as it was in 1900.
However, now, there are more contemporary amenities throughout the hotel that are each included in the inclusive cost to stay.
The inn has won numerous awards and accolades over the years, with recognition as being one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” in 2011 and one of the “Top 10 Romantic Island Retreats.”
Today, guests will be able to immerse themselves in the combination of historical elegance, wildlife, and the beauty of surrounding nature.
Discover the fascinating legacy of Greyfield Inn and book your stay!
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