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Where Can You Find Old Florida?

April 14th, 2017 by Janet Wolf

Where can you find old Florida? I mean Florida locations with classic old world charm and nostalgic local character. I don’t mean the Golden Girls, even though they did have lots of character! Dig deep and you can find it from Jacksonville to Key West.

I discovered there are websites and blogs devoted to old roadside attractions like alligator farms, greasy fired chicken diners and Shuffleboard Clubs. Fun stuff and a good source for travelers to Florida seeking unique experiences beyond Disney.

I dug a little deeper and discovered another spin on old Florida. Renovating old Florida vintage hotels as well as bed and breakfast inns and motels into smarter and hipper places to stay. An ongoing trend for a new generation of travelers. Yet keeping the authentic vibe, identity and charm.

If these properties are located in neighborhoods that pride themselves in preserving their historic districts, all the better for the guests. Towns like St. Augustine and Amelia Island Fernandina Beach are prime examples.

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Old Florida Charm-Addison on Amelia Island Bed & Breakfast

Amelia Island and specifically downtown Fernandina Beach is a mix of upscale and down-to-earth old Florida charm. Picture brick lined streets with palms and ancient moss draped live oak trees. Southern classic homes in the plantation and Victorian style complete the package.

Example of real down-to-earth…1903 Palace Saloon. The oldest continuously operating bar in Florida. Known as the ‘shipcaptains’ bar in old Florida days when Fernandina’s docks were the busiest in the South. Of the 20 odd saloons, the Palace survives and thrives. Yes, a place where everybody knows your name.

 

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Palace Saloon, Amelia Island

Now if you are visiting Amelia Island and happen to stop by the Palace Saloon for a Pirates Punch you may see Innkeeper Bob and his fury friends. Barkeeps there  know everybodys dogs names too! They don’t get punch, bar biscuits are the preferred fare.

From Bob’s blog…Yesterday, for a short time, there were more dogs in the Palace Saloon than there were people. That is Maggie at the front, Louie to the left and Sam at the rear, all sitting nice and quiet, waiting for a treat.

Oh but I digress, cute dogs will do it every time.

Innkeepers Bob and Shannon own the Addison on Amelia. An upscale luxury bed and breakfast with down-to-earth charm, that perfect mix I mentioned before. To get a glimpse into what life was like in old Florida, all you need to do is walk into the front parlor of the Addison’s original building. A welcoming gas fireplace greets you in the cooler winter months. Guestrooms feature four-poster beds, rich hardwood floors, and ceiling fans stirring a cool breeze. The color schemes are fresh, bright with hints of the tropics, just what guests are seeking in a seaside Florida bed and breakfast. The B&B Team is proud to introduce you to this Amelia Island Florida Inn for sale.

Looking for bed and breakfasts for sale in Florida? Start your search here. If you don’t find the B&B you’re looking for, we can help you identify and search for inns for sale in Florida.

By the way, the mayor of Fernandina Beach is also the daytime barkeep at the Palace Saloon. Now wouldn’t that be a great town to live and own a business in?

Thanks for Listening,

Janet Wolf

 

 

Snowfall Equals Dollars-White is Green in Vermont and New Hampshire

March 21st, 2017 by Janet Wolf

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Okemo Mountain, Vermont-Snowfall Equals Dollars

Yes…for innkeepers in the Northeast, snowfall equals dollars. A crystal white covering is green for innkeepers in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Facts:

  • “Northern New England Gets Buried in Snow, and Skiers Love It”   US News article.
  • “Visits to Cannon Mountain Ski Area in White Mountains, Franconia NH, are up by 65%.”
  • “Good morning skiers and riders and happy first day of spring! I hope you love spring conditions as much as I do, because today’s forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies and soft snow! We’ll be working on our goggle tans as we make buttery turns all day long.”  Mount Snow Vermont Report-6:33 AM Monday, March 20, 2017

Reports like this come in daily and skiers, snowmobilers and snowboarders use them to help make their plans. Staying at a Vermont and New Hampshire country inn or lodge has historically been an excellent way to stay for lovers of winter and everything that beautiful snowfall has to offer.

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Bernerhof Inn, Jackson NH

Jackson NH, Bernerhof Inn partners with cross country and alpine ski resorts in their White Mountains location. Near Attitash Mountain, Cranmore Mountain Resort, Bretton Woods Ski Resort and Jackson Ski Touring. Quite a list! After a day on the slopes the Bernerhof offers  great pub food at the Black Bear Pub and martini bar and an onsite spa.  Spacious recently renovated guest rooms.  Winter packages that bring in the green!

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Cozy up and relax before dining-Sugar Hill Inn

Sugar Hill Inn, White Mountains of NH. A classic country inn and restaurant. The Inn is centrally located in the Franconia Notch region in the heart of the White Mountains. The rural beauty of the location is a real draw that includes winter sports on nearby Cannon Mountain Ski Area. Sugar Hill offers not just skiing packages but tubing, dog sledding and winter hiking. The restaurant offers fine dining yet is relaxed in a  warm welcoming atmosphere.

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Apres-Ski at the Parker House Inn & Bistro

Parker House Inn and Bistro in Quechee VT has a relationship with Quechee Lakes Country Club that offers winter activities that include an illuminated ice skating pond, horse drawn sleigh rides and snowshoeing. The Quechee Ski Hill is a great place for beginner skiers and snowboarders. The Parker House has a great lively apre-ski atmosphere. Great food and cheer and updated contemporary guest rooms. Great place to chill from the chill!

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Bromley View Inn Labrador Lounge & Tavern

Bromley View Inn is minutes away from Bromley Mountain which boasts the only New England ski area with southern exposure.  Known as ‘Sun Mountain’. Bromley View Inn is perfectly situated between two wonderful mountains… Stratton and Bromley. Long known for family skiing. The Bromley View Inn is perfect for multigenerational gatherings. A growing travel trend which has the color of green all over it. The Labrador Lounge & Tavern is a wonderful addition to the Inn’s friendly atmosphere.  The circular gas fireplace with surround seating is a favorite gathering spot.

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Kitzhof Inn Lounge

Kitzof Inn is located near Mt Snow. Recall what was said about spring skiing? “goggle tans as we make buttery turns all day long.” Location is key! Walk or ride to restaurants and bars in West Dover village. The free ‘MOOver Bus’ takes you directly to the lifts at Mount Snow just 2 minutes away. Return to the Inn, enjoy their Hot Tub, Fireplace Lounge, BYOB Bar, Games Room and Wifi. Dinner is available to groups.

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Chester VT country inn blanketed in snow. Watercolor by Debra Webster Irons

Okemo Valley VT is location of the Village of Chester and the Fullerton Inn and Restaurant. A country inn and a Vermont classic. Okemo is in south-central Vermont, featuring southern Vermont’s highest vertical drop and vast trail network that spans five distinct alpine areas, an exceptional skiing and riding experience for all ability levels. Also close to Stratton Mountain and Magic Mountain Ski Resort. The casual restaurant is a central hub for locals and inn guests alike.

Interested in these Vermont and New Hampshire Inns for sale? Give us a call. In New England resort areas the green doesn’t stop when the snow melts. If you have ever spent any time in Vermont and New Hampshire in the summer and fall you know what I mean.

A great winter season brings in the green but just around the calendar corner is spring skiing, warmer sun and longer days and March maple sugaring. Followed by summer hiking and biking, fall foliage and that crisp air with the hint of winter to come.

Question? Do you know what ‘stick season ‘ is? That brief time after fall foliage when the trees are bare and innkeepers can take a brief break!

Vermont and New Hampshire are not the only winter wonderlands.  Maine winters are prime time for winter lovers. Next blog will feature the green that comes from the Camden Hills, Rockland, Bethel, Fryeburg, Moosehead Lake and more. Stay tuned.

Thanks for Listening,

Janet Wolf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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