Trip Advisor Again Names Cedar House #1 Bed & Breakfast!

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Imagine our surprise when we received the news that Trip Advisor, The World’s Largest Travel Site, has once again recognized St. Augustine’s Cedar House Inn as the overall US winner in the Bed & Breakfast category in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® awards for Hotels. Travelers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide. That means that you, our valued friend and guest, is at least partly responsible for this honor if you’ve ever shared your opinion of your Cedar House experience with fellow travelers. I also owe a great deal of gratitude to my incredible staff, who have been mindful of your every comfort during your stay.

“This year’s Travelers’ Choice awards for Hotels recognize thousands of exceptional accommodations that received the highest marks for overall experience, including service, amenities and value, from travelers worldwide,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications. “The global TripAdvisor community informed this list of winners that will inspire and help travelers find the hotel that’s right for them as they plan and book their next amazing trip.” In the 16th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has recognized 8,095 properties in 94 countries and eight regions worldwide.

For the complete list of Travelers’ Choice Hotel award-winners for 2018, as well as the latest reviews and candid traveler photos, visit Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #TravelersChoice.

24th Annual Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour Winners

Thank you to all that joined us at Cedar House Inn for the St Augustine Historic Inns Holiday Bed & Breakfast Tour!

We hope that you enjoyed our Doubloon Give Away and want to congratulate the 5 Winners who picked the coins with the special PURPLE dots! They’ll all receive a complimentary one night mid-week stay at Cedar House Inn.

But wait…there’s more! We want EVERYONE to be a winner! Hang on to your doubloon for a 20% discount on any reservation made in July – September 2018 (excluding holidays). Use Promo Code 1210 now at (offer expires Jan. 1, 2018). Congratulations to all of our attendees!

One doubloon reservation per couple will be accepted, please contact Cyndi at (904) 829-0079 for additional reservation information.

Wishing everyone a warm and wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Cyndi and the Cedar House Team

Cedar House Is A Great Place To Ride

The Cedar House Inn was recently featured in a local business TV ad that starred a couple of our guests! Tim & Annmarie are motorcycle enthusiasts that like to experience the Florida Coast on two wheels and our Inn is their favorite stop-over during their travels. Adamec Harley-Davidson chose the two for the latest edition in the #AdamecFavoriteRides series. Keep an eye out for this ad on Jacksonville TV and on the jumbotron at the Jacksonville Jaguar games.

Air Tour Of St. Augustine

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I love it when guests come to the Inn with a new idea for appreciating the Ancient City! Jason & Jessica recently sent me photos of their St. Augustine-By-Air tour with St. Augustine Bi-Planes. They got airborne with expert pilot Dave in his fully restored 1935 Custom Cabin Waco Bi-Plane! An incredibly exciting way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
The plane seats up to 4 passengers, so you can bring along a loved one, a pal, or bring the kiddos! The Waco is a true time machine and this is the world’s only company offering rides in a Custom Cabin Waco Biplane. If you love St. Augustine from the ground you will appreciate it even more from the air. Where else can you fly in a true piece of aviation history over one of the most historic places in the USA!


St. Augustine: Where History and Hospitality Meet

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Imagine, for a moment, a land where you can step back into time; where explorers roamed and legends began. Welcome to St. Augustine, Florida: the oldest European settlement in the United States. Over the centuries, many countries have fought over this city, each leaving their unique mark and story. The city offers a glance through time as a popular tourist spot today. So let’s go exploring.The settlement of St. Augustine was established by the Spanish in 1565, forty years before the English colony of Jamestown. It was settled to stop the French from moving into the area and to help secure the sea for Spanish fleets.

Both the French and English attacked and destroyed St. Augustine multiple times in its early history. This led to the creation of the fort Castillo de San Marcos in 1672. The industrious builders used a mortar made of ancient shells called coquina. This interesting mix made the fort strong and fireproof, keeping it from falling into enemy hands. Castillo de San Marcos took 23 years to build and still stands today as the oldest fortification in the U.S., and lives as a testament to the strength and creativity of those who built it.


Best of St. Augustine 2017 Readers Poll

Best of St Augustine

Do your St. Augustine memories include a particularly great meal? A delightful shopping experience? A great attraction or excursion? The voting has started for The St. Augustine Record‘s 2017 #BestofStAugustine readers poll.

We consider this poll another opportunity for our guests to share/recommend some of the local businesses they’ve encountered during their visit to the Ancient City. It’s also a great resource to include while planning your next St. Augustine getaway.
Cedar House Inn has been blessed to be recognized in this poll for many years and we would love to have your vote this year. You can find us in the PROFESSIONAL SERVICES category of the poll.
Many Thanks & Happy Summer!

Cedar House Inn named Trip Advisor’s #1 Bed & Breakfast in America!

Trip Advisor Travelers Choice 2017
Trip Advisor Travelers Choice 2017

St. Augustine, Florida’s Cedar House Inn Bed & Breakfast was today recognized as the overall winner in the ‘B&B and Inn’ category of the 2017 TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award, ranking first in the US out of 25.

Cedar House Inn is a classic Victorian home built in 1893 which features the antiquity of the era enhanced with modern conveniences.  Located in the iconic historic district of America’s oldest city, the impressive property offers eight romantic guestrooms, wrap around porches, and a daily sumptuous two course gourmet breakfast. The Inn, situated within walking distance of St. Augustine’s many attractions and world-class restaurants, is ideally located for exploring Florida’s historic First Coast.

Cyndi Humphrey, the current owner/operator of Cedar House, credits this award to a shared commitment by a 5-star team dedicated to creating once-in-a-lifetime memories for their guests as well as the guests who have contributed reviews to TripAdvisor.

“I’m thrilled that the Cedar House Inn has been recognized as another feather in the cap of our historic, beautiful city. We’re privileged to carry on the legacy of the previous owner’s vision for the inn and proud to be part of a business community that makes the City of St Augustine an incredibly popular place to live and visit,” says Humphrey, a former executive of The Ritz Carlton, The Four Seasons, and SVP for a major league baseball team owner.

“TripAdvisor relies on the experiences and opinions of our travel community to determine the winners of the Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Travelers planning 2017 trips can find inspiration for some of the best places to book around the world from this diverse group of outstanding accommodations.”

Cedar House Inn’s accolades also include the St. Augustine Record’s “Best of St. Augustine, Bed & Breakfast” for the past 8 years.  Historic St. Augustine, Florida is known for its history & romance, boasting 26 unique bed & breakfasts as well as numerous attractions, events and activities.

To see TripAdvisor traveler reviews and opinions of Cedar House Inn go to

For all of the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Hotel winners, visit

Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.

Cedar House Inn 8th Anniversary Offer

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[UPDATE: This offer has ended, but thanks SO much for everyone that even considered a summer stay with us. Keep an eye on our blog for more special offers like this one.]

Today I celebrate my 8th anniversary as the owner of Cedar House Inn!

It has been an amazing eight years…I have welcomed hundreds of fantastic guests, cracked thousands of eggs, and gathered plenty of evidence that as your host, I am the luckiest person on earth! As a special “Thank You”, I have created an exclusive summer opportunity for those treasured guests who have joined me at the inn time and time again.

Through the end of June, you can book a new 2-Night reservation between June 15th – September 30th (excluding Labor Day and 4th of July Weekends) and it will be my pleasure to provide one of the nights “On The House”!  Call me or use Promo Code [EXPIRED] when making your reservation and we’ll take care of the rest!

My repeat guests have always been my best resource for ideas on fantastic things to do when in town. Looking for things to see / do / eat / drink while in St. Augustine? Check out these recommendations from our guests.

Come see me soon!


St. Augustine Summer Recommendations

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St augustine summer – cedar house inn

Have you been reading about the Trip Advisor #1 Bed & Breakfast in the USA and ready to make plans to stay at Cedar House Inn? Great! I’d love to have a look at the beautiful city of St. Augustine through your eyes.

Our repeat guests have always been my best resource for ideas on fantastic things to do when in town.  Suggestions abound for locations within walking distance where you can enjoy a delicious and innovative meal, visit one of our distinctive art galleries or historic attractions, and partake in a once in a lifetime experience like zip lining over alligators!

The “Guest Favorites” links listed below represent why so many visitors continue to make their way to the beautiful City of St Augustine again and again. Some are well known, and some are hidden gems, but all have been endorsed by Cedar House visitors and will make for the perfect additions to your “To Do” list this summer.

Guest favorites for food & drink: Collage RestaurantPreserved Restaurant — The Bunnery Cafe — The Ice Plant Restaurant — The Floridian — Prohibition Kitchen — Café Alcazar — Gaufre’s & Goods

Guest Favorites for Places To See/Things To Do: Summer Concerts in The Plaza — Alligator Farm Zoological Park — The St Augustine Distillery — Castillo de San Marcos — Old Town Trolley Tours — Eco Tours — The Lightner Museum — Anastasia State Park — Concerts at St. Augustine Amphitheater

Have you found a hidden gem in St. Augustine that you’d recommend to St. Augustine visitors? I’d love to hear about it. Drop an email:

Come see me soon!


Cedar House Garden: It’s a Spring Thing

With Spring in full bloom and the addition of the fresh herb and vegetable garden at the inn,  it’s time to get creative!  In the next few weeks we will experience a micro harvest of pepper varietals, heirloom tomatoes, herbs, and greens. That bounty will inspire new breakfast dishes for my favorite guests…

This week we introduced a new “Farmhouse Strata” featuring homemade parsley/basil pesto straight out of the garden, topped with heirloom cherry tomatoes, smoked paprika, Dijon béchamel, and a prosciutto crisp!  We will post the recipe, but better yet come visit and I’ll make it for you!

Cedar House Garden of Eatin vegetable beds
Cedar House Garden of Eatin vegetable beds