Spencer House Inn

200 Osborne Street , Saint Marys, GA 31558 USA (Show map)

About

Spencer House Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in historic St. Marys, Georgia, the gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore. The Inn has 14 guest rooms each with a private bath. Each guest room is unique. Many of the baths have charming clawfoot soaking tubs while others have modern tubs and showers. A full breakfast is served each morning. The Inn is within a short walk to the ferry to Cumberland Island. Spencer House Inn is perfect for quiet getaways, family reunions, business meetings and seminars, receptions, honeymoons and your special event. Our warm southern hospitality, professional service and personalized attention are unmatched and we can assist you with where to go and what to do in our area. Please be our guest and let us help you capture the endearing charm that is St. Marys. We look forward to welcoming you to our Inn.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

First B&B stay

5 on September 11, 2016

We live visiting St Mary's Georgia but have never ventured Staying in a B&B. The Spencer was FABALOUS. A bit on the High price side But, the staff is so friendly and kind We had breakfast the next morning and it was better than A 5star hotel. Fresh fruit, breads, jellies And granola. Highly recommend this B&B


Perfect for Special Occasion

4.2 on September 04, 2016

It was my Birthday so I wanted to go to Cumberland Island to see the wild horses. We picked the Spencer House Inn for our stay and were totally surprised. The entire Inn is filled with interesting antiques to blend in with the ornate architecture. They have a very large covered porch which is shaded by trees--a perfect place to unwind after a long day exploring. There are several excellent restaurants you can walk to. This is truly a step back in time!


Meet us on the front porch for sweet tea, waterfront breezes, and Southern Charm!

5 on August 22, 2016

Spencer House Inn is an absolute delight! Anyone looking for their own “happy place” need look no further than this wonderful bed and breakfast. My husband and I make a beeline here every chance we get! This lovely inn is filled with gorgeous period furniture. In the midst of this antiquity, however, the owners, Mike and Mary Neff, have tastefully added all of the updated accommodations to which we have become accustomed (as well as other luxuries). If this beautiful home isn’t enough then consider the heavenly breakfast! I fill up on delicious home-made granola, yogurt, cake, and pastries, while my husband chooses a more hearty breakfast of eggs, grits, homemade biscuits, sausage and bacon. Mary always makes a point to update any food allergies or restrictions we may have--every care is taken to please our palate and attend to our dietary needs. I am quite sure all of the rooms are exceptional but we have never stayed upstairs; we always choose Room 100—it is perfect for us because we love having quick access to the relaxing front porch rocking chairs and the refreshing breezes coming off of the waterfront! While “our” room is located at street level and on the main floor of the inn, we have never been disturbed—from outside or in. This has become our home away from home! Of course, the lovely home, delicious food, and perfect location are worth the visit but we are blessed further by Mary, Mike, and their generous staff who spend so much time concentrating on our comfort. Their genuine Southern Charm, attention to detail, and their vast knowledge of the area and its attractions certainly qualify them to act as concierge; however, their respect for our privacy allows us to be as involved, or not, as we choose. It is like staying at a dear relative’s home—but better! So y’all come visit. We'll meet you on the front porch!


Awesome experience!!

4.2 on July 25, 2016

Staff was very friendly an helpful. Rooms were clean an food was great!


Wonderful place to stay

5 on July 17, 2016

We arrived in St Mary with no reservations but had seen The Spence House Inn on line and decided to stop there. Penny told us she would show us a couple rooms. The first was the only one she needed to show us!! We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights. Penny and Mary were both so kind and helpful. The whole place was clean and inviting. The food was good and the homemade granola is to die for! I'm just hoping I can get them to ship me some now that I'm back home. Would stay there again.


Wonderful, charming Inn

4.6 on July 12, 2016

The Inn was beautiful and the owner/hostess, Mary, was a treasure! She was so knowledgeable and helped us with information for our planned activities. The food was delicious, the beds were super comfy, and everything was so clean. It felt like a home away from home


My overnight in St Mary's

4.8 on July 04, 2016

What a little gem this place is. So friendly and comfortable, all the staff made us feel so welcome - we felt we were home!. We will be back, no doubt about that!


Wonderful experience- a St Marys Ga treasure

4.8 on July 03, 2016

The inn is conveniently located, extremely comfortable and accommodating but Mary, Mike and their staff are Excellent. After staying with them for a week, my husband and I felt like family. We will be returning again and again .


Best B&B

4.8 on June 30, 2016

Spencer House is more like an inn than a B&B, starting with the building's original design as a hotel. This means the rooms are for lodgers, not residents. Everything about it is outstanding: the layout, the décor, the rooms, the elevator (!), veranda, parking, modern amenities (WiFi, HBO, USB outlets), etc. The breakfasts are delicious and ample, plus there are goodies out 24/7. To top it off, Mary is the most gracious, friendly, and informative hostess around. A block from the Cumberland Ferry. I've stayed in B&Bs from Cape Cod to Key West to Napa: none have topped Spencer House.


Amazing B&B

4.0 on May 31, 2016

Love this B&B!! Clean, charming, felt like home and super friendly staff. Highly recommend!


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Rooms & Rates

Room 100

Your lovely corner guest room will charm you with tall paned windows and a comfortable sitting area which overlooks the first floor veranda and is a private retreat for a special couple. The elegant queen four-poster pineapple bed and rich autumn colors add a romantic ambiance to your guest room and make it feel like your own private wing of the Inn. Your guest room is a favorite for honeymooners and those celebrating an anniversary or special occasion. The private bath offers a welcoming treat; a whirlpool tub and shower. $220 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $220 - $220

Room 200

Your enchanting corner guest room overlooking the second floor veranda draws you into an elegant oasis of deep rich burgundy colors. Rest on the queen four-poster rice bed or curl up in the comfortable reading chairs with ottoman and allow this relaxing retreat to be an escape from the stresses of everyday life. Your large private bath features a clawfoot tub and shower. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $200 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

Room 201

Retreat to this soft blue corner guest room and allow the view overlooking the second floor verandah to envelop you with a charming glimpse of our main street and the beautiful small historic chapel across the way. Romance swirls around the stately king four-poster pineapple bed, the charming chaise lounge and the antique dressing table. Your large private bath features a clawfoot tub and shower. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $210 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

Room 202

Our most spacious guest room is all prepared for your memorable stay. Decorated in welcoming colors, your room has two (2) queen four-poster beds and a wonderful, large, comfortable sitting area between the two beds which is perfect for reading, playing board games or watching a movie. In addition to the charming clawfoot soaking tub in the corner of the room, your large private bath features a tub and shower combination. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fans, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $245 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245

Room 203

This cheery south-facing guest room is as welcoming as a Southern garden in all its glory. Nestled within the lovely colors is your white iron queen pillow top bed for a comfortable stay. A small table is a handy spot for writing in your journal or planning your days' activities. Your large private bath features a charming clawfoot tub and shower. This room can open and connect to Room 205 for a larger accommodation for a family or group of girlfriends. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Room 205

Immerse yourself in a world of rich history with the French antique twin beds and marble top dresser in this peaceful room. Warm floral raspberry colors welcome you to bid farewell to your daily life and embark on a tranquil journey. Your room is a wonderful choice for two friends, sisters or family members traveling together; can connect with Room 203 for a family stay or a girlfriends getaway. Your large private bath features a clawfoot tub and shower. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Room 206

Decorated in soft wine shades, your guest room is a perfect refuge for a couple or a business guest. The queen bed has an antique oak headboard and with a comfortable reading chair and wicker desk, your room is an inviting, calming refuge. Your private bath features a convenient walk-in shower. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $165 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Room 207

Your large corner guest room overlooking the back area of the Inn is a secluded, romantic hideaway. Your guest room is accentuated by rich jewel tone colors and has a lovely sunrise view. A king four-poster rice bed, elegant English armoire and a lovely antique dresser plus comfortable reading chairs will draw you into the feeling of serenity. Your large private bath features a clawfoot tub and shower. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

Room 300

The French Provencal colors of sunny yellow and cornflower blue highlight the charming fabric headboard on your king bed. Poised at the front of Inn, your cheerful guest room with a lovely antique dresser and classic settee brightens your days throughout your stay. Your large private bath features a traditional tub and shower combination. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $200 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $200

Room 301

Your cozy guest room decorated in soft yellow and green florals has an antique double bed, comfortable reading chair and charming antique dresser with mirror. This inviting retreat on the front of the Inn welcomes you for a relaxing stay. Your private bath features a convenient walk-in shower. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $135 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Room 302

The focal point of your guest room is a lovely burled wood headboard for your queen bed which, along with the pretty florals and stripes, draws you into this retreat. Everything you need from an antique wardrobe to an alcove with a small desk make this guest room a perfect choice for a couple or a business guest. Your private bath features a traditional tub and shower combination. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $155 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Room 303/305

Your suite is a delightful two-room, two-bath combination facing south toward the St. Marys River. Bright and cheery colors remind you that these two rooms are your home-away-from-home. Your main guest room features a queen bed, antique pine armoire and a desk and in the bath is a small walk-in shower; your connecting room features an antique double bed and dressing table, closet and a second bath with small walk-in shower. Your guest rooms have central air and heat, ceiling fans, complimentary wireless access, and TV's with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $245 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $245 - $245

Room 304

Your sweet, intimate guest room with soft and calming robins egg blue colors is a peaceful, tranquil respite by the coast. An antique queen bed and dresser along with the sloped ceiling add charm to your room. A small writing desk tucked into the alcove provides a comfortable space to record your daily adventures. Your large private bath features a traditional tub and shower combination. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $155 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Room 306

Your warm and inviting guest room is decorated in delicious berry colors and is poised on the back of the Inn for a beautiful sunrise view. An inviting retreat, this guest room beckons you to a serene and welcoming hideaway. Your white iron queen bed, comfortable reading chair and private bath with small walk-in shower make this guest room an ideal choice for a couple, a business guest or someone traveling on their own. Your guest room has central air and heat, ceiling fan, complimentary wireless access, and flat screen TV with cable, HBO, ESPN and DVD player. $155 per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

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Location

Location Type

Gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Riverfront one block, Coastal Georgia, Downtown, Small town, Village

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 35 miles

Directions to property:

From I-95, exit on Georgia exit 3, go east on Highway 40 for 9 miles, pink 3-story home on the left with white picket fence.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, St. Marys/Kings Bay Submarine Museum, Cumberland Island National Seashore, golf courses, Gilman Waterfront Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore museum, Orange Hall house museum, kayaking, fishing, biking, Okefenokee Swamp, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Flat screen tv's, Fresh flowers, Elevator & outside ramp, Luxury linens & towels, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, Guest refrigerator on site

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, St. Marys aquatic center (seasonal), Cumberland Island National Seashore, Crooked River state park, Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only on the porches
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: during Holidays; Special Events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: To confirm your reservation, a deposit equaling a one night stay is required at the time the booking is made – Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted and the amount will be billed to your credit card when the reservation is made.
  • Cancellations: 7-day notice for Friday and Saturday night stays; 2-day notice for Sunday to Thursday night stays; 14-day notice for holidays; and 30-day notice for special events. If cancellation is made within the requested time frame, you will be refunded your deposit less a $25 cancellation fee. If you are unable to give us the required notice, you are responsible for the entire cost of your stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Mary and Mike Neff

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

n/a

About the innkeepers

Mary & Mike Neff became the owners of Spencer House Inn in March 1995. They quickly became enamored with the charm, history, legends and ambiance of living in Georgia. Mike’s area of expertise is breakfast and the wonderful food but he can be coaxed out of his delectable smelling kitchen to visit with guests. Mary is active in the local community and her warm hospitality makes the guests feel comfortable & right at home.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30 to 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Peaches 'n Cream Bread Pudding
Peaches 'n Cream Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bourbon Sauce topped with whipped cream and Georgia pecans sprinkled on top.


Recipes