Why Book Direct

You’re planning a vacation with your family, and you’re done with your itinerary. However, you’re still unsure of booking your bed and breakfast accommodation because of the overwhelming booking apps and websites. So, you ask yourself, ‘what’s the best option for me?’

The answer is to book direct. Don’t get sucked into the realm of third-party apps and websites. Instead, book bed and breakfast direct on their website to get the best deals and prices. 

Here are our top 6 reasons why booking direct is the best option, especially at Cedar House Inn in St. Augustine, Florida.

  1. You Get Full Access to Specials and Packages

Aside from having access to discounts, you also get to choose add-ons and packages during your stay. For instance, Cedar House Inn has anniversary and romance packages for couples and 3-day trolley passes. 

These types of packages are exclusively offered on their website, an advantage you get if you book bed and breakfast accommodation in St. Augustine directly on their website. Enjoy this access and more!

  1. Best Price Guaranteed on their Website

Have you heard of the rate parity agreement between hotels and third-party apps? This means that the published rates on the hotel website are the same prices on third-party websites. 

So, why should I choose to book a bed and breakfast direct? The answer is loyalty. Become a member of the closed group for loyal customers in hotels to get program deals and discounts!

  1. Best Price for Same Day Booking

If you are looking to book a room on the same day, then we highly recommend booking directly on their website, especially if it’s late in the afternoon. The hotel has access to no-show bookings, which are unknown to third-party booking partners. 

Booking directly can also mean that you get the best price. Don’t forget to call your preferred hotel to book a room!

  1. Better Rooms

Most of the time, bookings made through third-party booking platforms are already set. This means that you can’t choose your room.

However, direct bookings for bed and breakfast accommodation on their website provide the best rooms and can even offer a free upgrade. Booking directly, sometimes, also means that you get better and faster service from the staff. You also get free WiFi access in your room!

  1. You Get Loyalty Rewards

Every hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation has loyalty programs, and it’s not a secret that every business loves their loyal customers. Most of the time, loyal guests get free food and beverage based on their loyalty rewards. 

  1. Exclusive Deals

Let’s admit it; we all love deals and discounts and vacations. And, if we get to have both, then it can be the best vacation. 

So, we highly recommend that you book bed and breakfast direct on their website, to get to see their deals and packages. Some contracts include a discount per room while other hotels include free meals when you book on their website. 

Experience the Victorian feel at Cedar House Inn now and book direct on their bed and breakfast accommodation website, or you can call +1(904)829-0079.

6 Things to Do in St. Augustine, FL

 

Planning on what things to do when you’re in St. Augustine, Fl means visiting historical sites and museums for the kids and, of course, relieving romance in one of the best bed & breakfast in St. Augustine, Fl. 

There is a lot of stuff to do in St. Augustine, Florida, and these are something that everyone in the family can enjoy. As home to historical landmarks, we suggest to miss out on some of the most exciting places to visit in the area. Here’s our countdown!

  1. Castillo de San Marcos

This is the oldest masonry for in the country and was declared as a National Monument spot. The fort is also a testament that St. Augustine is the oldest permanent European settlement. The tour on the grounds can take up to two hours for you to see the restored 20-acre monument. 

  1. Fort Matanzas National Monument

Another thing to do when you’re in St. Augustine, Fl is to explore Fort Matanzas and see the well-preserved sections of the monument. The 100-acre park houses gunpowder room, officers quarters, and a path where you can view one of the most significant barriers of the island – a mangrove forest. 

  1. The Old Florida Museum

Join the tours in the museum to learn more about the history of Spanish in St Augustine and let the kids join the hands-on activities in the tours. You can also make your kids join the museum’s summer camp. 

  1. The Ximenez-Fatio Museum

If you’re still asking for stuff to do near me in St. Augustine, Florida, then visit the Ximenez-Fatio Museum, which also accepts guests. Experience how people lived in Florida during the 19th century by visiting the rooms in the house as part of the tour. 

  1. The Lightner Museum

At King Street, you’ll find Hotel Alcazar that houses The Lightner Museum, which is listed as one of the Historic Places in the country. If you are a fan of the Victorian period, then this stopover is right for you. The museum houses historical Victorian items, science, and industry room of the era. 

  1. St. George Street

This is the premier street in the country’s oldest city and a friendly street to pedestrians. Two of the famous attractions here are the beaches and golf courses. We recommend stopping here on your last day to shop for souvenirs and local products from the local boutiques and gift shops. 

TIP: Be there early because it can become overwhelmingly crowded. 

Bonus – Things to Do Near Me in St. Augustine, Fl 

  • Alligator Farm

Started as a small reptile exhibition in 1893, today, the St. Augustine Alligator Farm had become a popular attraction in Florida. It has all the species of crocodilians alive in the world today. It is the only alligator farm in the world that houses 23 species of recognized crocodilians. 

TIP: Do the crocodile crossing activity to see the crocodiles!

  • The Hyppo

Cap off the day of fun and adventures with a popsicle from Hyppo. It’s a famous popsicle in St. Augustine as they make popsicles from seasonally available fruits and vegetables. 

Are you ready to experience St. Augustine, Florida? Don’t forget to book a room at Cedar House Inn, call us now at 1 (904) 829-0079 for a good night’s sleep after a long day of fun and adventure!

 

LOVE NOTE: “we will absolutely be back”

“Cyndi & Staff.

Thank you for everything! All the special details and warm welcoming atmosphere made for a most wonderful weekend. Your house is beautiful and elegant, we will absolutely be back. 🙂

It was a pleasure getting to know you and sharing stories. We loved The Alligator Farm (will be doing the zip-line next time) and the Haunted St. Augustine Ghost Tour, visited/walked all the way up to the light house and more memorable of all was Anastasia State Park…where he popped the question in the perfect spot between the sand dunes. I foresee future anniversaries being celebrated there.

Much much love,

Jen & Matt Rinder.

p.s. – Breakfast was fantastic! Thank you for accommodating our unique diet, truly delicious.”

Live Music All Summer In St. Augustine!

St. Augustine Amphitheater
St. Augustine Amphitheater

When you plan your next St. Augustine adventure (including a stay at TripAdvisor’s #1 Bed & Breakfast in the USA, Cedar House Inn), make sure you check into some of the amazing bands and musicians who are including the Ancient City in their tour plans. Here are just a few of the shows you might want to see:

There’s also the Anastasia Park Summer Concert Series, and performances all over the city at cafes and clubs. Music lovers will have no problem finding something to suit their tastes while visiting.
As always, we recommend that you begin planning your St. Augustine getaway at www.cedarhouseinn.com

Thank you!
Cyndi & The Cedar House Team

Love Note: “First-Rate Quality”

18-04 Love Note Odonnell
“Dear Cyndi & Staff,

This is our first B&B in FL (too many to count in Bar Harbor, Maine); Bravo to you all! This is a first rate quality property. Well preserved and updated for comfort and relaxing.

The breakfasts are food art pieces in themselves, self win service and the porches are another unique touch.

The restaurant suggestions of Collage and Perserve were both 5 stars; and the central location of Cedar House  was perfect, never took the car out once.

Two highlights that we cannot miss mentioning are the front porch and your World Series Ring, what a treat for real Red Sox fans like us.

Thanks so much for your hospitality.

Bruce and Irene McDonnell <3”

Romantic Throwback Thursday

Cedar House Guests Michele and Bill Hunter in town to celebrate their 25th Anniversary at Cedar House Inn. What makes this extra special…Every 5 years Michele wears her original wedding gown in an exceptional setting to commemorate their special day. This year they walked into breakfast and received  a round of applause from our guests then made their way to the garden to “Lock their Love” on our Love-Lock garden bench.

Congratulations Michele and Bill and thank you for sharing your amazing tradition!

We love helping our guests celebrate anniversaries!

Breakfast Bracket Tourney *UPDATE*: And The Winner Is…

The Cedar House Inn is getting some extra national notoriety this week from BedAndBreakfast.com! We submitted an amazing Tiffany Katz Photography capture of one of our most popular breakfast dishes and it was selected as a finalist in their 2018 Breakfast Tourney. It’s probably not a surprise to you if you’ve entered our dining nook to the sight & smell of our Ham & Cheese Souffle Truffle Roasted Potatoes with Dijon Hollandaise.

UPDATE [04/09/18]

Congratulations Open Gates Bed & Breakfast in Darien Georgia! It was our pleasure to be Michigan to their Villa Nova!

Thank you as well to the friends and guests who voted for us in the BedandBreakfast.com breakfast tourney! Here’s some news for you: this has inspired a new amenity at Cedar House.

Our guests have encouraged us to serve dinner at the inn for years so, beginning in September 2018, we will host occasional Pop-Up Dinners paired with local wine and distilled spirits! We’ll provide more info soon and you can start planning your next #StAugustine Adventure. Until then, thanks to all that helped us make the finals!

Xo-Cyndi

BedandBreakfast.com BreakfastTourney

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

Trip Advisor #1 Facebook Image

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 TripAdvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels. 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 www.cedarhouseinn.com (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.