Reserve luxury accommodations in our Smugglers Cove room. Located on the 2nd floor of The Amelia Island Williams House, this room overlooks the courtyard and features a queen-size canopy bed with soft Comfy linens. A cozy window seat, a desk and sitting area with 2 chairs is perfect for reading a favorite book or sharing a glass of wine. The private bath has a tiled shower and French doors, which create privacy for the bath, but still allow in natural light. The room’s most popular feature is the private porch with a loveseat and wicker chair for relaxing. Soft signature spa robes, Gilchrist & Soames fine soaps and shampoos, are a few of the wonderful amenities you may enjoy at the inn. Free wireless Internet, complimentary bikes, and beach towels and accessories.
A gourmet breakfast is served each morning, and complimentary beverages and cookies are available all day.
Some history… Smuggling and the slave trade attracted pirates to Amelia Island’s harbor, which was the back door to the US since the Embargo Act of 1807 had closed off trade with Europe. With the secret blessing of the US, the Patriots overthrew the Spanish and hoisted their flag in March of 1812. Spain demanded return of the island and built Fort San Carlos to help protect their territory. Pirates, treasures, and Spanish galleons are reported to be buried in Old Town beneath an oak pierced by a hanging chain. However, the tree only appears to those lacking a shovel.