If you travel to Apalachicola, which is one of the towns along North Florida's "Forgotten Coast", I highly recommend the Gibson Inn. My husband and I have stayed here several times, since we live within 75 miles, and like to come here for a weekend getaway--or even during the week, sometimes. Lots of history here. We love the rooms, the ambiance;the beds are comfortable; love the bathrooms with the clawfoot tub (also has a shower). All the conveniences. The bar is beautiful, and we are friends with Betsy, (works in the bar) who actually authored a book about North Florida--entitled "Sandspurs and Sawgrass". The Gibson is located right in the center of the town. And, the town is "walkable". I love the wrap around porch with the big rocking chairs. You can take your tea, coffee or drink outside and "sit for a spell". Sometimes, there's even some entertainment on the porch...a local singer with a guitar...very nice atmosphere!
- 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