February 2nd, 2012 by Deborah Gold
January 8th, 2012 by Deborah Gold
When you need to check-out, check-in to The Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast and get a great deal in January 2012. Book your stay any two nights in January and get the 2nd night 50% OFF. The Holidays are over and we need to re-learn how to relax again. All the amenities you can think of are at The Hoyt House. History abounds in this 1905 mansion. Get your cocktail of choice delivered to you by the hot tub our in your warm and luxurious guest chambers. Hungry, the Hoyt House can take of that as well. Dinner by special request is available. Join us for English Tea daily in the hand stenciled dining room or maybe breakfast in bed is what you desire. Need a break and a great price, come visit us in January and get the best of both worlds. Can not be combined with any other specials, discounts or previously booked rooms. For the month of January 2012 only.
December 31st, 2011 by Deborah Gold
The Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast will be putting on a Murder Mystery based on a Murder in Fernandina. A ghost tour, a three course dinner and yes actors and detective Miller will be interviewing our guests and writing down the clues. Figure out who dunn it. An exclusive script and a FREE copy of the book ” Murder In Fernandina” will be mailed to you upon booking your stay. Join us on January 27-28th 2012 for a killer of a good time. A walking Ghost Tour tour, extended cocktail hour and a glass of chilled champagne upon arrival. Only twenty will arrive but nineteen will leave. Check out the Website to find out the Killer price for this fabulous weekend. www.hoythouse.com
December 10th, 2011 by Deborah Gold
Christmas on Amelia Island is full of warm hospitality and gracious living. Most of the island and including the National Historic District is decorated in Holiday spirit. Take a carriage ride through the area and see some amazing 19th century mansions dressed in its glory. Dining on the island could not be better with some incredible chefs working overtime to make this holiday so very special. The Ritz Carlton had a huge private ship made out of gingerbread. A must see if you come the the Island. Sit on our porch swing and enjoy some warm apple cider and Egg Nog at The Hoyt House. Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year to All!
November 13th, 2011 by Deborah Gold
Where traditions start! Join us for our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Feast and leaving the cooking to Chef Deborah. Thursday enjoy an extended Cocktail Hour in the Amelia Lounge. Shrimp Cocktail & Brie En Croute made special for the evening. Dinner buffet of Roasted Turkey & Poached Salmon, Wild Mushroom Stuffing with Cranberries, Rice Pilaf, Mashed Red Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus & French Green Beans. Come back after your nap and savor the Hoyt House Amelia Island style dessert table of Very Berry Torte, Pumpkin Spiced Pie, Gooey Pecan Pie and a Slice of Chocolate Heaven. Dessert is served at 10pm with Decaf Coffee & Tea. Perhaps a shot of Bailey’s on the rocks or Sambucca & a fresh coffee bean to finish the evening of Thanks. You will need three days to digest, so stay and enjoy all that the Hoyt House and Amelia Island has to offer. Dinner is only 55.00 pp + tax & grat and comes with a complimentary glass of our house Chardonnay or Pinot Noir house wine. You can also purchase a bottle of wine from our wine list for your pleasure. Just let us know time and day and we will take care of the rest. Rates start at 210.00 per night for this 3 day minimum stay where we will exceed your expectations.
November 1st, 2011 by Deborah Gold
The Hoyt House Murder Mystery Weekend was awesome. We had guests play there parts to the hilt. Elvis was in a full head to toe costume and Jimmy Hendrix was very cool with a plastic blow up guitar. There was laughing and screaming in the dining room and all had a great time. The stuffed Rock Cornish Hens were perfect with Asparagus & Hollandaise and Rice Pilaf. The crab bisque was to die for. If you didn’t catch this one, join us next time on January 27th-28th 2012 for what will be our 4th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner. Twenty guests arrive but only nineteen leave.
September 11th, 2011 by Deborah Gold
10 years ago today my life changed and America will never be the same. We lost over 12 residence in my hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey and Bergen County lost 100’s of men & women that day. It is almost unreal, watching the towers get hit. I clearly remember screaming as the first tower fell from the sky almost in slow motion. I must have watched the towers come down over 200 times that day. Not believing it really happened. So many lives changed that day it is hard to know someone who wasn’t effected that day. I ran to school to pick up my son, and held David so tight he could barely breathe.
I could not watch the services today or the speeches from people who lost loved ones and the towers slamming into the foundations that once supported the massive structures. People jumping, screaming, dying, surviving Countless firefighters, EMS, Police, running, saving, helping and covering bodies. It will never fade in my mind. I did not loose anyone close to me that day. But many people did and I can not fathom their pain. The nightmares must be countless and seemingly endless. My heart goes out to all that have lost loved ones, friends and family. Knowing that America will never be the land of the free as it once was is now a fact that will forever be with us. Peace
July 28th, 2011 by Deborah Gold
Amelia Island Turtle Watch is in full swing on the island. Four digs this week and visitors on the island are encouraged to help get those littleloggerhead turtles safely into the water. It truly is amazing how the process starts of the mother pulling her way up the beach to nest. Struggling to get to the beach and using almost all her strength to dig and lay her eggs. She leaves never to see the outcome of her hard work or her children taking their first swim. David & I had a blast. It is hands on and we got to hold the babies and release them into the water. One of the many things happening on Amelia Island. Nest Watch over 142 Nest for 2011 and 2,224 hatch-lings. Truly Amazing. It is a must see and should be on your Bucket List.