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Beat this Record!

November 2nd, 2017 by David Jones

Can you say “Go Dogs?” Jim and Sue have been joining us for over five years now at the Blue Heron Inn for the annual GA-FL game held in nearby Jacksonville. They’ve been awesome guests but no one would ever guess the cool stats they possess.  You see, this past game was the 58th consecutive GA-FL game the duo has attended together.  Yes, that’s correct!  This cute couple met in college at UGA, got married, started a family, worked their jobs, all the while never missing a game together!  That’s consecutive games…and that’s pretty impressive! Loved seeing you again Jim and Sue! 

Did You Know?

July 27th, 2017 by David Jones

IMG_8781IMG_8990IMG_9469IMG_8808IMG_8448Our beautiful little barrier island in northern Florida offers up plenty…pristine beaches, quaint walkable downtown, top-notch restaurants, fantastic water activities and plenty of history.  But did you know Amelia Island has 13 MILES of unspoiled beaches, most with free public access? Or that we have 42 MILES of scenic biking and hiking trails?  What about that it was named for a princess and was a home to wayward pirates?  How about that it has 117 holes of golf with 7 holes on the Atlantic Ocean?  And that it has a 50 BLOCK National Historic District with 100-plus restaurants (more than 30 within walking distance from our inn)!  Did you know that 8 FLAGS have flown over the island since 1564?  Learn even more when you come to stay awhile! See you soon on the island. 

Car Show Revs Up on the Island

September 13th, 2016 by David Jones

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Rev’ up your engines!  The 20th Annual Cruiser Car Show is back!  Check out the varied vintage and collectibles cars this October 15th as downtown Fernandina Beach’s Centre Street is transformed into a car enthusiasts dream world!  Stroll along the street admiring all the beautiful and distinctive cars and trucks and speak with their owners about their dream cars.  Plan a weekend around the show by staying at the Blue Heron Inn.  The inn is just steps away from downtown Centre Street.  For more information on the show, please visit: ameliacruizers.org

All that Jazz!

September 13th, 2016 by David Jones

jazzThis year’s Amelia Island Jazz Festival promises to explode with exciting swinging jazz played with passion and soul and expertise by many of today’s leading jazz artists.  This year’s headliners are Jazz Sax Legend, Houston Person, exciting Trumpet and Vocal sensation Bria Skonberg as well as the dynamic Les DeMerle Band with Bonnie Eisele.  In addition, the exciting hot Latin band, Trio Caliente  returns.  More than eight events are scheduled and staged at various venues over the island between Sunday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 9th.  Come to one or all of these fabulous events!  This year’s talent roster promises the best line-up ever!  Prepare for not only extraordinary jazz but many other guest surprises as well!  For more information call the jazz hotline at 904-504-4772 or visit AmeliaIslandJazzFestival.com to buy tickets online.

Wedding Garden No Secret

February 28th, 2016 by David Jones

Intimate, small, romantic weddings… at the Blue Heron Inn.  The idea of a  “Secret Garden” wedding area here at the Blue Heron all began with an idea from my incredibly smart husband, David.  (Of  course I had some good input, too!)  First, we moved the fence back to enlarge the area right behind the pool.  Next, we cleared out small brush to create cool pathways.  Then we added intimate lanterns, lighting and an iron arbor, found at a local antique store.  Last but not least – a fountain for the relaxing sound of flowing water. We can’t wait for you to see the final rendition…beautiful for small weddings, receptions, or just a “romantic get-a-away!”

 

Romance the Weekend Away!

February 1st, 2016 by David Jones

Beaches_CasualCouple_riding_1418172757224The Blue Heron Inn on Amelia Island is offering five different Romance Packages for an unforgettable Valentine’s Weekend.  It’s not too late to reserve your time at the Blue Heron Inn, a historic bed and breakfast inn located just one block off Centre Street.  More than 30 cafes and restaurants are within easy walking distance from the Inn, not to mention countless boutiques, galleries and bars.  The Blue Heron Inn offers all guests a gourmet four-course breakfast, an afternoon “Adult Time Out” happy hour and various other upscale amenities such as luxurious bathrobes, bicycles, beach chairs and more.  Visit the Blue Heron website at AmeliaIslandBlueHeronInn.com or call 904.445.9034 to book your special stay.

Cookie Tour Moves to December

September 2nd, 2015 by David Jones

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Want some some great holiday decorating ideas? Love sampling tasty cookies?  Curious to peek inside Amelia Island’s gorgeous bed and breakfast inns?  Tickets for this year’s Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast Association Annual Cookie Tour, Saturday December 12th, are now on sale.  Your ticket allows you access to all six classic inns located in the heart of the downtown historic district.  While touring each inn you will sample a signature cookie offered by the inn and collect each recipe.  Trolly and carriage rides will assist guests as they stroll from inn to inn.  A portion of the proceeds this year benefits the Fernandina Beach Friends of the Public Library.  This tour is being offered in conjunction with other holiday events as downtown Fernandina Beach is transformed into a “Dickens on Centre” holiday theme.  Look for additional information soon but book your weekend now with the Blue Heron Inn.  Rooms this weekend won’t last long!

Take in a Little Theatre

August 18th, 2015 by David Jones

wasat_Theatre_MasksYou can take in two terrific performances here on Amelia Island in the next two weeks.  The Amelia Island Musical Playhouse is featuring the show “Gypsy” on the weekends of August 21st and 28th as well as Sunday matinees.  The award-winning performance is about the story of an ultimate stage mother.  Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920s when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born.  Jule Styne’s music and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics include “Let Me Entertain You,” “All I Need is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” and more!  The Amelia Community Theatre (ACT) is presenting “I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change” the same weekends.  This small-cast musical comedy is a celebration of the mating game — what it involves and what it may lead to: dating, love, marriage, in-laws, and children. Presented in a revue style, it pays tribute to those who have found the courage to ask, “What are you doing on Saturday night?”  Plan a weekend to stay at the Blue Heron Inn while taking in either one of these great performances!  For more information you can visit ameliamusicalplayhouse.com or ameliacommunitytheater.com

 

Try Powered Hang Gliding!

April 6th, 2015 by David Jones

Gene took us out last weekend for some “unmatched” excitement and fun… and something we had never experienced before here on Amelia Island!  It’s called “powered hang gliding” and you fly in a super-cool flying machine called a “trike.”  After gearing up in a flying suit comparable to NASA-certified gear, we received a safety lesson from our FAA licensed pilot, Gene.  Gene was friendly, experienced and informative.  But most of all – he was in control; something I want at 1,ooo+ feet!  After donning our two-way communication headgear and helmets, we were strapped in and ready to go.  The flying excursions are designed for two people so you ride behind the pilot in the “trike.”  That enables you to relax, enjoy the sites all the while feeling completely at ease.  Gene navigated the way as I asked questions and he made sure I was doing well.  The conversation was enough to be informative but did not prevent me from taking in the beauty and splendor of the specatucular views we experienced of Amelia Island.  We could even make out the Blue Heron Inn!  If you come with more people than yourself (which we did) do not fear!  They have comfortable chairs, bottled water and a safe place to take pictures while you wait on your friends or family.  Most flights last between 30-45 minutes and take off by the Amelia Island Airport.  They will also video tape your flight if you want.  Five stars!  For more information visit www.airamelia.com.IMG_6629IMG_6630IMG_6631

Discover the Flavors of the Island

January 5th, 2015 by David Jones

Calling all foodies!  Restaurant Week is returning to Amelia Island for its 7th annual debut January 16th through 25th.  This delectable time period  allows you to choose from more than 70 different and distinctive restaurants, all with an enticing array of dining options sure to please every palate.  The majority offer prix-fixe menus and many offer amazing and tantalizing specials during this time period.  Make it a weekend or even a few days and stay here at the Blue Heron Inn.  Most of the participating restaurants are located in the downtown Fernandina Beach historic district and are just a few walking blocks away from the Blue Heron Inn.  For a complete listing of restaurants participating go to ameliaisland.com/yummy.  Bon appetite!