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Fairbanks House
227 South Seventh Street
Amelia Island, FL 32034
USA
Phone: +--(904) 277-0500

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Take advantage of north Florida's fine weather by lounging in the sun by Fairbanks House's inground pool or under the jasmine-covered arbor, sure to induce a nap.The grand foyer in Fairbanks House features arches reflective of the exterior Italianate design and a master staircase crafted from Honduran mahogany.
Fairbanks House guests have a choice of dining outside at tables for two or at our formal dining room table shown here.In addition to the rooms in the main mansion, Fairbanks House offers three cottages nestled into our acre of gardens.  This is the back of the Schoolhouse Cottage - perfect for honeymoons and vacations.
Amelia Island's year-round mild temperatures offer al fresco dining opportunities on the Fairbanks House breakfast porch most days of the year.With our 8000 Square-foot mansion, we have space for several large suites with sitting rooms and electric fireplaces such as this first floor suite with a king bed, private porch and double jacuzzi - the Kitchen Suite.
Amelia Island is all about relaxation, and what better place to indulge than Fairbanks House's butterfly garden?The king wrought iron bed in our second floor suite, Room #4 is a comfortable place to enjoy sweet dreams while closing the French doors that separate it from the private living room.  Watching movies in bed is another great option with a second television in the bedroom.
Fairbanks House romantic suites offer separate bedrooms with large windows.  This is the bedroom of our first floor suite, the Kitchen Suite.English tiles around the fireplace in the living room feature Shakespearean characters while the dining room displays Aesop's Fables.  In the 1800's, George Fairbanks would have one of the grandchildren select a tile and he'd tell the story.
Many of our rooms feature two-person jacuzzi tubs such as this one in the Tapestry Room's bathroom, which also boasts a beautiful window seat and an electric fireplace across from the tub.Room #5, a second floor suite, is considered by many to be among our most restful rooms.  With a king bed, large windows, comfortable chairs, a kitchenette, a claw foot tub and a 32" flat panel television, it's a great room in which to take advantage of our longer packages.
Our delicious two-course breakfasts are served on fine china and crystal with vintage cutlery.  Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, low sugar and other special dietary requests are happily accommodated.  Be sure to mention them when you make your reservation.Room #7 has a decidedly masculine decor featuring old-world maps and nautical themes.
Romance abounds at Fairbanks House as evidenced by this display in the living room of our second floor suite, Room #4.Our pumpkin pancakes with a caramel pecan topping are favorites here at Fairbanks House and are always served on Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween...
The holidays are a special time at Fairbanks House with lots of lights, decorated banisters and mantels, and a tree in every room.Our living room is designed to be welcoming and restful.  The site of meetings between Carnegies, Rockefellers and other elites in the late 1800's, our living room now hosts Fairbanks House "elites" i.e. our guests every evening for our Social Hour.  From 5-6pm, we offer complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and hot and cold hors d'oeuvres for overnight guests.  It's a great time to learn about the area, look at restaurant menus and let us get reservations for you.
Guests love our tall, romantic carved rice beds such as this one in the Tapestry Room.  We feature these beds in four of our rooms.  Just ask when making your reservations.Fairbanks House Elopements are romantic, stress-free and affordable.  Be sure to look into this package if you're looking for a magical day for just the two of you.  Romantics will want to note that this package is adaptable for vow renewals and proposals.  Just ask.
With a little over an acre of grounds, Fairbanks House has plenty of room for relaxing, whether it's in our new butterfly garden, our patio, under the large backyard oaks, or around our inviting in-ground pool shown here.  A nap under that jasmine arbor at the far end of the pool is just what the doctor ordered.The Tower... the most striking feature of the mansion.  Sitting 50 feet in the air, it's only accessible through the Tower Suite so its use is exclusive to that room.  It's no wonder that it's our most popular room for our Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Getaways.  The Suite is also great for two couples travelling together, corporate groups, or anyone who wants an extremely private hideaway.
Three of our rooms have multiple beds, including Room #2, shown here, featuring a queen and a twin.  It's a great room for ladies' getaways if our Tower Suite or Servants Quarters Cottage don't fit the bill.The Fairbanks House - an elegant 8000 sqaure foot mansion and cottages resting on a full manicured acre in the midst of the Victorian fishing village of Fernandina Beach, Florida.