Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category
February 2nd, 2012 by Deborah Gold
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.
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.
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 20th, 2011 by Deborah Gold
May 9th, 2011 by Deborah Gold
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.