You're sure to smitten by this old, original building and it's wrap around veranda with rockers to sip your evening libation. We had a corner room on the top floor but never travel light and were surprised to find no elevator. The gracious woman at the desk carried mine up the two flights of stairs but my husband "manned up" with his. This is such a quiet town, if you need or want that, even the Inn's bar closes early, but it was a nice respite from our drive over from New Orleans. We stayed 2 well rested nights and were becoming restless but the folks who manage this Inn make everyone feel as if they're welcome old friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gibson Inn is a fine example of Florida "Cracker" Architecture. This was the style of wood frame structure used widely in the 19th and early 20th century in Florida. These homes and businesses are characterized by metal roofs, raised floors, high ceilings, center hallways, and large wrap around porches. A widows walk and cupola crown the tin roof, all a reflection of the area's steamboat past. Built in 1907 of native heart pine and black cypress, the inn soon became known as a first class luxury hotel and was the only one between Pensacola and Jacksonville heated entirely by steam. Now listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. Many of the 30 guest rooms are uniquely appointed with authentic antique furnishings, cable TV, telephone, and wireless internet. Each guest room has its own full private bath. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gibson Hotel Apalachicola