Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast Inn

804 Atlantic Avenue, Amelia Island, Florida 32034
Innkeeper(s): Myrta Defendini & Deborah Gold
  • Weddings at the Hoyt House are memories for a life time.

    Weddings at the Hoyt House are memories for a life time.

  • Evening at The Pool & Hot Tub

    Evening at The Pool & Hot Tub

  • The English Full Service Bar for our guests only.

    The English Full Service Bar for our guests only.

 
  • Introduction

    Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast Inn - Amelia Island, FloridaThe 1905 Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast Inn is your exclusive small hotel destination for the perfect blend of romantic elegance, comfort and hospitality. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and fine amenities of this extraordinary Amelia Island Inn located in the Historic District of the seaside town of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Just steps away from marvelous restaurants, every variety of clever boutique, and antiques of every kind. Come for a day, a weekend, or as long as you like--get away, get refreshed, get recharged in these stressful times at prices you can afford.

    Now is the perfect time to visit our charming island retreat. From luxurious guest rooms to perfectly conceived and presented breakfasts, Hoyt House is more than a bed and breakfast--it stands apart as a unique small hotel on a most unique island--Amelia Island. Come for a romantic getaway, restful weekend, unforgettable honeymoon, or to simply celebrate the special occasion of relaxing together.

    Relax in Front of The Fire

    Looking for fun things to do? From our front door, a whole world of activities await our Amelia Island guests--all sorts of water sports, from kayaking to sailing, to offshore charter fishing. Water not your thing--try tennis, or golfing, or nature hiking along miles of beautiful state park trails. You can even view nature up close on Segway scooters. And of course, there are 13 miles of sandy, sunny beaches to sharpen up that Florida Tan!

    "What a wonderful experience, such warm hospitality, and thank you for letting us help conserve our environment...we'll tell everyone about this good inn." PS, North Carolina

    "Come be our guests soon, you will be glad you came."

  • More About Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast

    Constructed on Atlantic Avenue in 1905 by builder John Mann, the house is modeled after the Rockefeller Cottage on Jekyll Island. Banker Fred W. Hoyt, his wife Kate, and their three boys, Charles, Willis & Wadleigh, resided here until Mr. Hoyt's death in 1927. The Everett Mizell family enjoyed a comfortable life in this grand home for the next half-century--and now it welcomes you to enjoy what they so loved.

    Hoyt House offers 10 spacious guest rooms, a heated swimming pool and hot tub, 4 public salons with original hand-tiled fireplaces, afternoon refreshments, bikes, a fully stocked video library and gently rocking porch swings. Luxurious leather sofas in front of the fireplace invite you to sit awhile and relax with a glass of your favorite beverage or listen to a piano serenade offered by a fellow guest.

    The beautiful gardens include a heated pool with hot tub. Lounge chairs, umbrella shaded tables and an old fashioned gazebo complete the relaxing picture. What better place to spend a lazy afternoon. After a day at the beach, you can walk to 25 restaurants in The Historic District of Fernandina Beach. All just a short way from our front door.

    The garden and Gazebo are often decorated for weddings and other special events hosted on the landscaped grounds of Hoyt House. The view from our front wrap-around veranda is of the historic St. Peter's Episcopal Church, built in 1861, and the site of many beautiful celebrations and gatherings. Come enjoy this charming home as much as we do.

    Graceful wrap around porches, lazy ceiling fans and tall bay windows will warmly welcome you to our grand mansion of yesteryear in the heart of the Historic District of Fernandina Beach. Concierge service, soft enveloping terry robes, touring bikes, beach chairs and towels, complimentary afternoon snacks and evening wine make your stay perfect. Treat yourself to our impeccable hospitality. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
     
    Park your car and explore the wonders and pleasures of Beautiful Amelia Island. Hoyt House and the Island provide the ultimate in a beach vacation without the high cost of travel - spend two or three nights with us and feel the joys of easy luxury and beach-side living. Choose from one of our Packages which include activities and special touches that assure you take home great memories of your time with us here on Amelia Island.
  • Amenities

    Guests at the Amelia Island Hoyt House Bed and Breakfast Inn can relax and enjoy our many wonderful amenities, which include:

    • Beautiful Outdoor Pool, Hugh Sun Deck, Lounge Chairs & Jet Spa
    • 2-course Energizing Breakfast
    • Complementary Beach and Bike Equipment (subject to availability)
    • Afternoon Wine
    • Iced Tea and fresh-baked goodies
    • Guest Refrigerator
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI) at no extra charge

    Plus, each Guest Room offers...

    • Private Bathroom
    • Individual Heat/AC Controls
    • Luxurious Turkish Towels
    • Terry Bathrobes
    • TV with DVD Players and Free DVDs
    • Hair Dryer, Iron & Board, Telephones
  • Breakfast

    Relax in Front of The FireA delicious three-course energizing breakfast is served daily in our spacious dining room. As a premier bed and breakfast, we pride ourselves on providing a varied and delightful menu for our guests. Breakfast may include Belgian Waffles, a variety of Omelets, or fresh from the oven pastries. We also offer home-made muffins and biscuits along with our special blend of coffee and a selection of teas and juices. Iced Tea and home-made Sweets are always available during the day for a quick, light refreshment.

  • Weddings

    Fairytale Amelia Island Inn-timate Weddings at The Hoyt House

    The Wedding Venue being the Hoyt House will take you back to the early 1900’s and the splendor of years gone by. Enjoy the amazing gardens and use them for a natural backdrop for your pictures and videos. No affair is too small from two to fifty guests for outdoor dining and dancing or just have 100 of your closest friends for an Elegant Cocktail Reception with romantic seating areas and glass dance floor over the pool. The Gazebo finished with flowers, baby’s breath and flowering vines or even have a candle lit ceremony under the stars. Use the natural backdrop an Amelia Island sunset and create a unique ceremony on our Yacht or waterfront venue.

    The Bride and Groom receive a complimentary early check-in of 12:00 noon for two rooms. Please talk to our Amelia Island Weddings Event Specialist to help you create your most special day. We hope to exceed your expectations in every way and Congratulations!

    Catering Offerings:

    Enjoy the best of both worlds the perfect private wedding venue and foods from around the world that will make your event a one of a kind.

    Bar Service

    One Hour Open Premium Bar 18.00 

    Two Hour Open Premium Bar 32.00 

    Three Hour Open Premium Bar 44.00

    Wedding Reception for 10 Guests

    • Use of Garden & Gazebo Area (1 hour)
    • 5 Guest Rooms for two night stay
    • Seating for ten guests
    • Use of Dining Room for 3 Hour Reception (food not included)
    • Wedding Cake displayed on wedding table
    • White linen, cream napkins, House China, Silverware & Glassware
    • Premium Open Bar for one hour
    • Gourmet Breakfast for overnight guests
    • Use of Mansion facilities for overnight guests

    Mansion Rental

    The Mansion can be rented for Weddings with a total of 20 guests for a two night stay and enjoy The Hoyt House all to yourself  for your exclusive private Wedding. Your Mansion Rental Includes:

    • All of the guest suites (10 rooms) for Two Night Stay
    • Unlimited use of Mansion during stay
    • Use of Pool & Spa Amenities
    • Use of any venue for Wedding backdrop
    • Gourmet Breakfast for all staying guests
    • Use of bicycles
    • Complimentary snacks
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Cocktail Social Hour  with cheese and Hors d’Oeuvres & Wine or Beer
    • Concierge Services and Special Event arrangements for group available
    • Rehearsal Dinner & Lunch Menu Available at additional cost
    • Additional Fee for use of Yacht as Suite (350.00 per night)

    Additional services:

    • Custom drink created for event
    • Tent rental, table, chairs, china & glassware
    • Custom linens
    • Ice sculptures
    • Flower arrangements
    • Staged outdoor sophisticated  sitting area’s
    • Limo services
    • Photographer
    • Custom Chocolates
    • Tastings available

    Call to schedule a tour meet the innkeepers to make your dreams come true.

     

  • Amelia Island

    Amelia Island is made for leisurely walking or biking--at just 13 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, you can explore our Historic District, our beautiful parks, and our wide stretches of open sandy beaches-park that car and return to a more leisurely mode of transportation. Enjoy our many amenities-sit and rest or read a good book on our wrap-around verandah, sip cool beverages to refresh yourself after a bicycle tour, munch fresh-baked goodies to cure that sweet-tooth craving (you deserve it after a good healthy walk or ride, don't you?).

    And remember our wine/social hour from 4-6 pm each afternoon, where you can meet other guests and plan your evening activities-get suggestions on where to dine (we have over 25 restaurants within a few moments walk), take that carriage ride through the Historic "Silk-Stocking" District, simply watch the world go by from our grand wrap-around verandah, or take a leisurely soak in our large Pool and Jacuzzi Spa.

    You can request a picnic lunch and explore with a self-guided bike tour around the island. Catch some of our beautiful wildlife and learn a little history while you visit Fort Clinch State Park, staffed with park rangers in period Civil War costume, or travel the byways of our Amelia Island historic seaport, where you can see lovingly restored Victorian Era homes and buildings. Don't forget to take an afternoon boat tour with Amelia River Cruise or their ever-popular evening Sunset Cruise.

    Venture further to the Talbot Island State Park, just south of Amelia Island. Stop by Kayak Amelia to participate in an up-close paddling adventure on the Intra-coastal Waterway, or for something truly unforgettable - take a fun tour, on electric-powered Segway Scooters, of the area, including historic Kingsley Plantation which dates back to 1814 (offered by Eco Motion Tours).

    All this awaits you when you spend a few Memorable Days at Hoyt House. Golf, world class tennis, classic car shows, music festivals, antiques, turn of the century architecture, a lighthouse, national parks and beaches, horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, boating and bird watching await you on Amelia Island...all the good things in life!

  • Things To Do

    You can do as much or as little as you like here on Amelia. Prior to arrival, you may wish to call and reserve some activities to enjoy during your stay.

    Amelia River Cruise - Indulge in an hour long exploration of sea island waterways - Call for schedule (904) 261-9972

    Beach Rentals & More - Bike, scooter and beach equipment rentals (904) 320-6124

    Driftwood Surf Shop - Surfboard, beach equipment rentals (904) 321-2188

    EcoMotion Segway Tours - Experience the unimaginable fun of riding the new Segway transporter through undeveloped island terrain on Little Talbot and Fort George Islands. See tortoises, egrets, herons, alligators, and all sorts of local flora & fauna on these wonderful guided tours. (904) 251-9477

    Fernandina Farmers Market - Held each Saturday 9am-1pm at 7th & Centre in the Historic District

    Freestyle Beach Horse Riding with The Mansurs. Rides include a brief instruction based on level of riding skill. (904) 277-7047

    Kayak Amelia - Get close to nature! Take a guided 3 hour tour thru the salt marsh ecosystem in a kayak. Paddle to a sandbar for lunch and a swim in warm weather. As you travel, guides describe the local eco-system with its abundance and variety of "local critters" - (904) 251-0016

    Old Towne Carriage Tours - Enjoy a 45 minute trip through the streets and history of Fernandina Beach with your driver/guide Rita Jackson and Dickson - (904) 277-1555

    Orvis Tidewater Outfitters - Nature tours, photography and ecology tours, fly-fishing trips (904) 261-2202

    Pipeline Surf Shop - Bike, body board, surfboard and beach gear rentals (904) 277-3717

    Voyager - 2 hour sunset sail on a 100 ft. schooner (requires 6 or more guests, departure time varies) - (904) 753-2388

    Windward Sailing School - Enjoy a captained sail past Fort Clinch and Cumberland Island. Sail for a few hours or the entire day. (904) 261-9125

    Ron Philos' School of Golf - located at Amelia Island Plantation

    Golf School - (904) 277-5976 / 800-874-6878 Ext 5506 or

    Amelia Links at The Amelia Island Plantation - (904) 277-5907

    Royal Amelia Golf Links - (904) 491-8500

    Fernandina Beach Golf Club - Public Course - (904) 277-7370

    The Golf Club of Amelia Island located at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel - (904) 277-8015

    The Golf Club at North Hampton - (904) 548-0000

    Laurel Island Links - Kingsland, GA

    Magnas Full Body Salon - (904) 321-0404

    The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation - (904) 261-6161

    In Room Swedish Massage with Sandra Boze - (904) 415-3606

    Curves for Women - Get in a workout! Daily Rates - (904) 491-0800

    YMCA - Special rates for our guests - (904) 261 1080

    Amelia Island Charter Boat Association - (904) 261-2870

    Angler's Mark - Sightseeing and fishing on Amelia's waterways with Captain Lawrence Piper. Fish the areas around Cumberland Island and Big Talbot Island, as well. (904)-557-1027

    Fly Fishing Adventures with Capt. Russell Tharin - Orvis Endorsed Master Certified Fly Casting Instructor. Call (904) 491-4799

    Miss Content - Fish the offshore waters. Half-day and full-day charters available - Call for schedule (904) 261-1046

    Miss Kayla Fishing Charters - Deep-sea trolling, offshore bottom fishing (904) 277-4787

  • How To Find Us

    From I 95, take Exit 373 Fernandina Beach - You will be on A1A. Come East across the Intracoastal Waterway on the Thomas Shave Bridge. After the bridge count 6 stoplights as you proceed down A1A.

    When you see "FREDS" on the Right hand side after stoplight #6 (A1A and Beech Street) turn on your Right blinker and get ready to turn into the Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast Parking Lot - you will see our sign at the century oak tree. Follow the red brick path to our front door and ring the bell!

    Note: Hoyt House is on the Right side of A1A between the 6th and 7th lights. If you miss the driveway, just turn left at the 7th light and circle the block back to Ash St. and try again!