TJ’s Big Sigh of Relief

tj and han wedding vow renewalsOn Monday afternoon May 26, a lovely couple from Kansas announced their arrival at the Inn ready for check in. The problem? We had no reservation received (and certainly not confirmed), but fortunately we had a suite available. A 2 day trip by car had exhausted them a bit, so we quickly accommodated them into the Sea for Two suite, which happened to be the only suite available for several nights, a rarity as soon as Memorial Day has hit the calendar. Continue reading

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The Summer of 2014 Has Started

After an unusual stormy and often cold winter up here in North Florida’s First Coast, we just by-passed Spring and went straight into Summer weather. Continue reading

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Pleasant if a bit weatherbeaten

fountain 2“Pleasant if a bit weatherbeaten”. I was staring at the title of our latest guest review on Tripadvisor, as my left eye developed a nervous twitch. I was not used to “so so reviews”, and especially not from someone I had been going out of my already highly elastic way to meet every (even whimsical) wish.

From the day TJ and I took over in December of 2011 we worked hard to overcome the few previous negative comments on Tripadvisor up to that point. The previous innkeepers had to overcome the problem of living at a considerable distance from the Inn and had little experience in running a hospitality business, hence some negative reviews had painted the Inn into a corner. Continue reading

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