Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast

810 3rd Street P.O. Box 701, Cedar Key, Florida 32625
Innkeeper(s): Alice Phillips-Oakley
  • Introduction

    Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast, front view

    Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast is Trip Advisor's # 1 rated bed and breakfast in Cedar Key Florida. Cedar Key Bed and Breakfast offers a uniquely 'old' Florida lodging experience. Stay with us and create beautiful memories in this forgotten village by the sea.

  • Breakfast

    Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast, breakfast

    According to our most accurate critics, or guests, we have the best breakfast in Florida! Breakfast is served at your own private table.

    Each morning at nine, you'll awake to the aroma of our wonderful homemade full breakfast served with an assortment of juices, breads, gourmet coffee's and teas. Our oven baked "French Toast" and our made from scratch buttermilk pancakes are served with real maple syrup...Our "Zippy" is quickly becoming one of our most sought after dishes ... (We will gladly share our recipes with you)!

  • Amenities

    Cedar Key Bed and Breakfast - Cedar Key, Florida

    Relax in one of seven tastefully decorated rooms in the main house or our Tree House Suite with full kitchen. Each room features the most comfortable beds this side of heaven.

    Although we are “old Florida” we do have modern amenities such as:

    • Private bathroom with: hairdryers, premium glycerine soaps and make-up removal supplies
    • Central air conditioning
    • Ceiling fans
    • WIFI
    • TV's/DVD's in all the rooms
    • Our bottomless cookie jar, coffee, teas, popcorn, pretzels,  and hot chocolates
    • Free parking

    Among the things to do are: boating, air boats, sailing, kayaking, bicycling , walking, or touring Cedar Key on a Gulf Kart. Clam farming is big in Cedar Key...We are the number one clam farming community in the United States. Scalloping is coming back slowly, but can be found in abundance a short drive North of Cedar Key up near the Suwannee River (Made famous by legendary composer, Stephen Foster, who wrote the song “Way down upon the Swanee river”. Explore the outlying uninhabited islands. Birding or bird watching is fabulous here with many species making their homes here...Eagles, Egrets, herons, Frigate birds, brown and white Pelicans, Rosette Spoonbills and many more. There are lots of dolphins to watch jumping and playing as you take a boat tour or kayak…You might even see an occasional manatee! (Hommossa State Park guarantees a close up look at manatees and Crystal River is where you can swim with them!) Other points of interests are: We have our famous Arts festival in April, which is juried, the October Seafood Festival, Clammerica or (ClamAmerica) 4th of July, Cedar Key's Seahorse Lighthouse (built by George Meade) is open twice yearly. We have two museums in town. The state museum features civil war artifacts as well as a time line of Cedar Key's varied history dating back to the Indian civilizations (we have an ancient Indian burial mound in town) as well as pre-historic times.

  • History

    Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast, courtyard

    This historic bed and breakfast was built in 1880 for the Eagle Pencil Company's superintendent. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Cedar Key is the second oldest city in Florida. This tropical region features a historic seaport with several fine seafood restaurants and interesting gift shops and art galleries. In the 1800's Cedar Key was a bustling city of nearly 4000 souls connected to it's sister city of Fernandina Beach via Henry Flagler's and David Levy Yulee's (Florida's first senator) railroad. Cedar Key was known for its cedar which was used for making pencils. Eagle Cedar Mill and the Eberhardt Faber mill were the prominent pencil mills in Cedar Key. Today, Cedar Key's primary industries are clam farming and tourism.

  • About the Area

    Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast, dining area

    If you are going to a Gator game or your son or daughter attends the University of Florida…We are a short drive from Gainesville. Or If you are looking to stay off the beaten path near the panhandle (just 2 hours North of Tampa)…You have found it! We are what Key West was 40 years ago!

    We can arrange for flowers, wine,champagne, Chocolate Covered Strawberries (in season) and even a massage in your room for your arrival! Call us for details.

    Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast, cookie jar

    Indulge in our complimentary teas, hot chocolates, microwave popcorn and our "Bottomless Cookie Jar" filled with homemade "Best Ever" Chocolate chip cookies...Available any time of the day or night that you feel the urge!

    Enjoy nostalgic privacy away from the mainstream of everyday existence on our delightful veranda with it's view of the Gulf...and a spacious back yard canopied by a 500 year old Live Oak tree. You may find yourself slipping back to "Somewhere in Time"!

    Keep an eye out for our last minute specials. We are one of only 2 pet friendly hotels in Cedar Key and the only pet friendly bed and breakfast - So don't forget your pooch…But please call ahead! Your pet will think we are a pet hotel!

    We make a great Christmas gift…Purchase our gift certificates on-line ( www.cedarkeybandb.com ). Or stock up on our famous "Best Ever " chocolate chip cookies!

  • Weddings

    Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast, wedding We can provide everything for your wedding!

    • Justice of Peace
    • Catering by "Side Dish Catering Company"(for any occasion)
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Flowers
    • Restaurant reservations
    • Rooms at the B&B or elsewhere

    It is our desire to make your special day everything you had hoped it would be!

    Alice Phillips-Oakley

    Inn Keeper


    Fax 352-543-9746

    E-Mail us at: [email protected]

    Call us at 352-543-9000 or e-mail [email protected]

  • Things To Do

    Cedar Key Bed & Breakfast, lake

    Pilots - Great Florida Fly In Destination!

    Are you a pilot? Fly in to our island using the George T. Lewis runway (you can find information in the aircraft owners and pilots association (AOPA) website.


    Fish off our pier or go flats fishing where you can catch red fish, trout, cobia, Spanish mackerel, sheeps head, mullet and many more species. Go out further into the ocean and catch grouper, tarpon, shark and more!

    Massage Therapist

    Mary Inskeep - Call for pricing

    Enjoy Cedar Key's Awesome Fishing Grounds Boat Tours

    • Tide Water Tours

    Cedar Key Marina - Boat Rental, Storage, Fishing

    • Wild Florida Adventures - Kayak Tours

    Fishing Charters

    Wildlife Management

    • Lower Swuanee Wildlife Refuge
    • Birdwatching on Cedar Key

    Nearby Parks

    • Manatee Springs
    • Fanning Springs
    • Rainbow Springs
    • Homossassa Springs State Park-See Manatees Up Close and Personal!
    • Florida Secrets


    • Dakota Winery

    Book and Gift Stores

    "Point of View"-Highly Recommended! If you are visiting Dakota Winery or are heading North on SR 19

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