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.
July 21st, 2011 by Deborah Gold
Hoyt House is serving up a Mango Martini in the Amelia Lounge. Absolut Mango Vodka, orange juice, white peach puree and a splash of Champagne. Amazing. Come home to Amelia Island where a small historic village will transcend time when life was slower and you did stop to smell the flowers and breathe the salty air of this tranquil seaport. The Hoyt House located in the Historic District is just steps aways from restaurants, shopping, fine dining and dancing. Park your car and leave it in our parking lot and use our complimentary bicycles to get around town. Bike to the beach and enjoy Sandy Bottoms. A great place to hang out on the beach and enjoy lunch and a cocktail. What ever you do stop in the Amelia Lounge and enjoy a Mango Martini.
July 11th, 2011 by Deborah Gold
English Tea at The Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast is pleased to offered from 12:30pm to 3pm daily Wednesday through Sunday to the public and staying guests. An amazing and authentic menu with scones & freshly made crumpets, jams & clotted cream. A variety of tea sandwiches, petite fours and mushroom tartlets to name a few. A cheese & cracker tray with pate and tea sandwiches is also available. Choose from our eight loose teas from around the world. Enjoy an authentic Bellini Cocktail, Bloody Mary, Mimosa or Classic Champagne & Strawberries before tea even begins. Reservations are required. Monday & Tuesday is available for private tea parties for 8 or more. Too busy to have Tea here, order your scones and crumpets by the dozen. Prices vary from 10.95pp to 22.95 pp with a special Tea for Two at 39.95. A lovely affair for those who want to enjoy Tea & Crumpets in a 105 year old Victorian Mansion.
July 1st, 2011 by Deborah Gold
Amelia Island is celebrating the 4th of July with a weekend packed of activities. Cookouts, parties and family fun all in and around Amelia Island. The celebration starts in Fernandina Beach Central Park from 10am-3pm with Music and an Apple Pie Contest. Crafts & Food and Games for all to play. The Famous Fernandina Beach Parade and Concert on Centre Street starting at 8:15pm and the Fireworks at 9:15pm by the Marina. Come join us for a 4th to remember. Rooms still available at The Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast.
June 22nd, 2011 by Deborah Gold
It is sometimes very hard to say good-bye to folks you only met several days before. David & Carol-Ann came into our lives as guests, but today left as family. We enjoyed them as much as they enjoyed us and the Hoyt House. Late nights sitting at the bar, discussing all sorts of things. David a deep sea diver, pilot, camera man, yachtsmen, an expert on tectonic plates formation, helped with the BP oil spill, and a black belt. He was just well amazing with a British accent to boot. His wife Carol-Ann warm, funny full of life and and adventure, looking for another career but just can’t put her finger on it. Her & I talked about well everything.
As innkeeper’s we come in and out of peoples lives celebrating moments of joy and happiness. We have a wonderful job. Love it. Thank you to all the folks that have come through our doors and allowed us to be apart of their memories.
May 9th, 2011 by Deborah Gold
Fun Inn The Sun Summer Special
The Hoyt House Fun Inn the Sun Summer Special is enjoying the Sun and Sand. Get a Six Pack of icy cold beer on the house delivered poolside daily or lounge in our heated pool on our in-pool lounge chairs. Or try our “Hoytie Toytie” Martini at a Special Rate of 4.00. (Limited to 2 per day) Enjoy a complimentary morning or afternoon cruise around Amelia Island for Two. You also get complimentary special Tommy Bahama Beach chairs and matching umbrella while at The Hoyt House for your use. To get this Fun Inn The Sun Summer package being over a 115.00 Value, simply stay with us 4 nights. Come and enjoy the sand, the sun and sipping your favorite beer or martini poolside at The Hoyt House. No detail is missed during breakfast, including French Press Coffee table side. A late check-out of 12 noon is also another perk with Fun Inn the Sun….Use Code FIS804 to get this FREE Summer Special. Four night minimum required. Must use code when booking reservation.
April 23rd, 2011 by Deborah Gold
Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast has been featured in Amelia Island E-Magazine. Another perspective of an elegant 105 year old mansion standing tall and in pristine condition in the heart of the Historic District in Fernandina Beach, Fl.
April 23rd, 2011 by Deborah Gold
Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast will be offering to our guests and ShrimpFest friends dinner service from 6-9pm April 29-30 & May 1, 2011. Everything Shrimp (and Crab) also Surf & Turf of Filet Mignon & Sauteed Shrimp. Make your reservation and call 904-277-4300 to make sure you have dinner this coming ShrimpFest 2011.
April 17th, 2011 by Deborah Gold
The Hoyt House enjoyed our Red Hat Ladies group for English Tea. Purple & Red was the dress of choice. They all enjoyed Kate’s Tea featuring a freshly made scone & crumpet with fresh fruit, English clotted cream and jam. We so loved to see the outfits and glamour of the women that came to the house.