I am sharing one of my favorite places to go for a quick refresh. I want to keep it a secret to myself but I also want to shout from the roof tops how truly wonderful the Penny Farthing Inn is. It’s a charming bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, Florida.
Where do I begin? Located in old St. Augustine, this is a bed and breakfast within walking distance of all of the major attractions. I spent some time with Betty and Bill to talk about the Inn. Betty was our hostess and cook and Bill was working the maintenance and also hosting us around.
The house of the Inn is 130 years old. Bill was setting up the lights and Christmas decorations for the “Night of Lights” celebration that runs 11/21-1/31. I plan to go back for this some day. Bill described it as “magical and romantic. You’re only missing snowflakes.”
We booked 5 rooms this trip. All of them were beautiful and very comfortable. The group favorites were The Victoria and The Treehouse. The Treehouse is a little more private above the outside dining area and The Victoria provided a large claw foot tub and a hammock for optimal relaxation.
We checked in and were greeted with complimentary wine, cheese and crackers. Two nights meant two breakfasts. The strawberry crepes were delicious. Betty is a wiz in the kitchen!
All day you have access to water and hot tea. If you’re feeling the vibe, pour yourself a teapot full and have a moment on the porch or in the parlour. In the afternoon, Betty comes through again! Complimentary wine and cheese and crackers or a sweet treat.
If you are looking to do a lot, or very little, St. Augustine is a beautiful place to visit. The Penny Farthing Inn is a perfect choice for accommodations I think. Enjoy the adventure!
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Written by About a Mom contributor, Sarah. Sarah is 34, married to her true prince, and a loving Aunt to 3 amazing kiddos 2, 4, and 6. Her days are spent with family and friends, traveling, cooking, her pets, or gardening. There’s also the occasional sci-fi celebration that brightens her life.
Looks like a really pretty place to visit. I like the dolls and all the pretty tableware.
Lisa S. says
This was great reading about St. Augustine. Thanks for the memory reboot! I used to live there, twice as a matter of fact! Once we lived by the lighthouse in a duplex & my two oldest kids were 5 & 3 1/2 yrs. so one was just starting kindergarten & the other was home with me. I loved it there on the island. There were all the real townspeople & I really enjoyed getting to know them. We were there when The Nina, The Pinta & The Santa Maria came into port & that was pretty exciting! Being that we lived there, we didn’t get to experience any of the hotels or B&B’s which I would’ve enjoyed immensely 🙂 Thanks for this & since I don’t live there any more I would LOVE to go back & stay at the Penny Farthing Inn. 🙂
This is such a charming looking place to stay at.
I’m not that familiar with St. Augustine, it does sound nice, from any travels we’ve had in Florida. The Penny Farthing would be a place I’d love to have a stay!