Coombs House Inn

80 Sixth Street, Apalachicola, Florida 32320
Innkeeper(s): Lynn & William Spohrer
  • Introduction

    The Coombs Inn, a romantic Bed and Breakfast in an elegant Victorian mansion, welcomes guests to experience historic charm in an intimate setting. The Inn consists of The Mansion and Veranda Suites (1905), and The Villa (1911). The Inns are filled with antiques, oil paintings and oriental carpets from all over the world. We have 23 guest suites all with private baths of which 7 are luxurious Jacuzzis, and 17 original decorative fireplaces. We are close to superb fishing and boating, and the excellent beaches of St. George Island and Cape San Blas. Leave the car and walk to all the restaurants, gift shops, museums, and theatre. We offer free Wi-Fi High Speed Wireless Internet access at The Mansion. Requires laptop computer (or similar device) with wireless capability.

    Opened April 1, four new luxurious Veranda Suites, with Jacuzzi tubs, private parlors, kitchenettes, and individual verandas. The perfect getaway summer retreat for weekly or multiple day rentals.

    Our complimentary breakfast features baked Stratas, a buffet of fresh & dry fruit, many flavors of fresh muffins, cereals, yogurt, juices, milk, coffee, decaf, & quality teas. The Inn's beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels are available for the beautiful beaches of Saint George Island. Guests enjoy free use of our bicycles to cruise around town (we even have a tandem). All rooms have private bath, remote control cable television, and telephone with computer/data port & free local calls. They also have ceiling fans & double paned glass for sound insulation.


    In the back yard is Camellia Hall for weddings, reception & meetings. The rich decor features antique accents, a piano, and French doors. Out in the lush yard is our lovely Gazebo, the site of many gorgeous weddings.

  • Amenities

    Included complimentary for all guests:

    • Breakfast (served 8 to 10am daily)
    • Bicycles, beach chairs, towels and umbrellas
    • Afternoon tea and cookies (3 to 5pm)
    • Wine reception in the parlor (6 to 7 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays)
    • Wi-Fi High Speed Wireless Internet access

    Included complimentary in all guestrooms:

    • Private bathrooms
    • Cable television
    • Telephone with free local calls
    • Ceiling fans
    • Double paned glass for sound insulation
    • Robes
    • Starbucks coffee
    • Spring water

    Included complimentary in some rooms:

    • Massage whirlpools (8, 11, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23)
    • Refrigerators (8, 11, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24)
    • Private verandas (21, 22, 23, 24)
    • Private door to Mansion veranda (4, 7, 9)
    • Physical disability particular (ADA compliant) rooms (4,14)
    • Other rooms are physical disability accessible, including wheelchair ramps and parking (1, 2, 3, 12)
  • Weddings

    A wedding is one of life's magic moments to be savored for its romantic associations, to be lovingly shared with family and friends, and to be cherished forever in fond memory.

    The Coombs House Inn, with its nostalgic atmosphere of a more tranquil, by-gone era, provides just the right setting for this most important of family occasions. The Inn is located in the historic district of Apalachicola, established in 1831 at the mouth of the gently flowing Apalachicola River. Steamboat whistles once echoed along this river when cotton was brought down from plantations for transfer to sailing vessels bound for distant ports. Apalachicola boasts a wealth of antebellum houses and buildings which recall those prosperous days.

    Another era of prosperity around the turn of the century saw the construction of elegant Victorian homes including the Coombs House with its high ceilings, many fireplaces, paneled walls and gleaming hardwood floors. The Inn provides lavish accommodations for the entire wedding party including a honeymoon suite with Jacuzzi bath and king size four poster bed.

    Camellia Hall is the Coombs House Inn's spacious meeting room, the perfect place for a memorable wedding reception. The room can accommodate a hundred reception guests, and others may gather on the veranda or stroll the lawn. Or a sit-down luncheon or dinner for up to 60 persons can be arranged.

    For those who may prefer a church ceremony before the reception, the historic Methodist Church and venerable 1836 Trinity Episcopal Church are just next door. The handsome St. Patrick's Catholic Church is only a block away and the 100-year-old Baptist Church just up the street.

    Let the innkeepers bring their years of experience to the planning of your wedding. They can arrange catering, flowers, music, limousine, and even the wedding ring! No task is too large and no detail is too small for their professional attention. Contact Coombs House Inn, (850) 653-9199 or E-Mail:

  • Handicap Accessible

    For the handicapped, rooms 4 & 14 have particular amenities, other rooms are accessible.

  • Kid Friendly

    Children are permitted if they are attended by an adult, & their behavior is tolerable.

  • Directions

    The Coombs House Inn is located in Apalachicola, at the corner of US98 (Ave E) and 6 Street, just 70 miles southwest of Tallahassee and 60 miles southeast of Panama City, Florida. Come to the Main House to check in (not the East House on US98 and 5 Street).

    From the West:

    • Take US98 to Apalachicola
    • After you first start to see houses of town, we are 2 miles more
    • Pass the Piggly Wiggly & CVS at 11 Street, & we are 5 short blocks more, on the right

    From the East:

    • Take US98 thru Eastpoint, go across the Bay on Gorrie Bridge, 5 miles to Apalachicola
    • Go thru town, turn left at the flashing yellow light (staying on US 98 (Ave E))
    • We are 3 short blocks more on the left