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!”

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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.

Don’t Miss Restaurant Week!

January 23rd, 2016 by David Jones

Tantalize your tastebuds and come be our guest!  Restaurant Week is in full swing and continues through January 31st here on Amelia Island!  This culinary showcase features the finest as more than 20 island restaurants and cafes offer visitors prix-fixe menus including a $12 lunch option and either a $19 or $31 dinner option.  All come complete with appetizer, entree, dessert and more.  Make it a weekend and stay at the Blue Heron Inn, located in the heart of the downtown historic district.  Most participating restaurants are located within a block or two from the inn.  The Blue Heron Inn features room discounts through the end of January.

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!

Car Show Revs Up on the Island

September 2nd, 2015 by David Jones

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Rev’ up your engines!  The Annual Cruiser Car Show is back!  Check out the varied vintage and collectibles cars this October 17th 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.

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

 

BBQ and Tailgating Hit the Island

August 18th, 2015 by David Jones

imagesKick off the football season and celebrate the art of tailgating here in a beach setting on Amelia Island August 21st and 22nd.  This annual event will highlight the collegiate team spirit of those who enjoy the game through the Southern Schools Tailgate Challenge.  Teams can represent their school to be judged on the originality and quality of tailgating food selections, beverage choices, tailgate decor, team spirit and more!  Gates open Friday at 5 pm with pep-rally style entertainment by great bands from all over.  The fun continues all day Saturday until 9 pm.  In addition to all-day entertainment the festival will offer various food vendors highlighting traditional tailgating fare, craft beer tasting, a Kids’ Zone, VIP Lounge and more!  Book your reservation now at the Blue Heron Inn!  For more information, visit greatsoutherntailgateclassic.com.

Slightly Coastal Blog features Blue Heron Inn

June 7th, 2015 by David Jones

Tour of The Blue Heron Inn Slightly Coastal

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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!