Guests filling their days with outdoor activities…

July 13th, 2013

Our Anniversary thrill seekers this weekend. Michael and Jessica Soto celebrating their 13th Anniversary by riding all the way out to Fort Clinch and down A1A and back on beach cruisers in a day that turned out to be very warm and humid – they are troopers!
Not to be outdone by Mario & Milena Betancur celebrating their 4th Anniversary with a morning of horseback riding AND an afternoon of Kayaking! Maybe we can talk Milena into having a photo of her burn lines!
But all are still happy and having fun this evening during the wine hour!

Wedding Central at the Williams House!

July 14th, 2013

To say we have had a few weddings the last few months would be an understatement! We have had the most fun celebrating with each and every couple and their friends and families on their big days. From small intimate weddings and renewals to Super-sized extravaganza each one has been beautiful and special . Here are just a few pictures of some of our special weddings…check out our facebook for many more pictures of each wedding before during and after and all the tribulations and joy in the middle. Great memories for us as well as the wedding couples!

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Amelia Island Blues Festival – September 13th and 14th

July 15th, 2013

Don’t miss this upcoming event if you are a lover of the Blues and what better way to enjoy the weekend especially when you are walking distance from the Inn and don’t have to fight for a parking space and deal with traffic! Make reservations early as we will fill up fast and enjoy the show and weekend with us!

The event is scheduled for September 13 and 14 with a free show line up for Friday the 13th, when the Fernandina Beach High School Blues in School Band with Roger “Hurricane” Wilson will open up for blues master Albert Castiglia at 6pm. The stage will be set up on Centre Street as on a regular Sounds on Centre Event.

Then on Saturday the 14th, the Festival will continue on the Riverfront Parking area, starting at 11am. Here is the schedule and line up as confirmed by the Blues Festival committee:
10:30 – Gates open to VIP and Sponsors only
11:00 - Gates open to general public

• 11:15 - 12:00 To be announced

• 12:15 - 1:00 Josh Miller Band

• 1:15 - 2:00 Roger Hurricane Wilson w/ Shuffle Junkies

• 2:15 - 3:30 John Nemeth Band

• 3:45 - 5:00 Zac Harmon

• 5:15 - 6:30 Ana Popovic

• 6:45 – 8:00 Mud Morganfield - Muddy Waters’ son keeping the Chicago blues alive.

Blues Street Performer Ben Prestage will be showing his incredible act during the 15 minute time gaps between the acts.

Pretty Pink Ladies all in a Row!

July 16, 2013

Despite the heat the flowers and gardens are all going crazy and it is an explosion of color around here! So pretty with the birds and the bees and yes …

the lizards too!

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We have a new look in our dining room!

July 22nd, 2013

We have a new look in our dining room! The much loved red wallpaper finally gave out it’s final gasp and was replaced with a light golden glow wash which we are all happy with and tickled that the original border blended in perfectly.

Guests arriving by boat, by land, by plane, by motorcycle!

July 22nd, 2013

The Parker’s! They arrived by boat after a treacherous cruise and limping into the marina. Hope their trip home is worry free! So nice to meet both of you and Camille too!

Tony & Kelly Pollino spending some time on the porch swing after a weekend of “antiquing” for their new country porch and a day at Fort Clinch. Characters and full of fun and we can’t wait for their return visit!

The Kjeldsen’s! Jorgen and Vivian came all the way from Denmark to visit with us!

Our anniversary couple! Marion and Bill Thompson were married here at the William House 3 years ago. Stay tuned as tomorrow we are going to try and recreate one of their wedding photo’s and see if they are any worse for wear, hehehe!

Nice to see some motorcycles parked in front of the Inn! Kelly Whitaker and Barb Schubert on a run down to the Florida keyes took a break with us here on Amelia Island. We are glad to hear they made the trip safe and sound missing the tropical storm that was a’brewing! Hope to see you again!

Girls Gone Wild” (AKA the Forever 21 Girls) visited us this weekend!

Amelia Island Jazz Festival … October 6-13

July 27th, 2013

Time to start thinking about making reservations early for the upcoming Amelia Island Jazz Festival!

The Amelia Island Jazz Festival provides a rich cultural offering to the Amelia Island area by exposing thousands of people to the sounds and vitality of great jazz – a uniquely American art form. The festival runs from October 6th to October 13th in various locations on Amelia Island. This year’s headliners are Royal Crown Revue and Mindi Abair! Schedule and tickets at