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 bit.ly/2iK7Dv5

For all of the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Hotel winners, visit tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels

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

Keeping fit in St. Augustine

Anastasia Fitness St Augustine
Anastasia Fitness St Augustine

Just in case exploring the Ancient City doesn’t help you achieve your target heart-rate, we have neighbors that will welcome you to work up a sweat. Anastasia Fitness is an outstanding member of the St. Augustine business community and they’re just great people.  They don’t call their facility a gym, rather a health club that uses fitness, relationships and camaraderie to connect you to our community and inspire you to succeed in every aspect of your life.


Heart Broken But Spirit Strong!

St Augustine
Castillo de San Marcos Sunset St Augustine

I am currently without power, internet, and cable, but I wanted to offer a post-Matthew update because I received so many notes of concern & support the last few days.
Cedar House Inn is a tough old broad! She lost one A/C unit, a shutter, and needs some debris clean-up but survived the storm surge and wind without a scratch. Something to be said for the contractors of 1893!

What was reported on the news was accurate and pretty scary, with water our worst enemy. Residents and visitors did, by in large, heed the mandatory evacuation. As a result, loss of life was not a factor. And while there was damage, what doesn’t seem to be as thoroughly reported is the astounding bounce back that is occurring in St Augustine, almost overnight. There is work to be done sure, but our beloved city, that has stood the test of time for over 450 years, will continue to do so despite our unwelcomed guest Matthew and any others that dare darken our door!

My friends and colleagues in town are reporting that many restaurants are planning to open mid-week, attractions have similar plans, with others businesses right behind. Today the sun is shining, the sky perfectly blue, and the locals very grateful that St Augustine will be open for business very, very soon.

On a personal note, I can’t begin to describe how overwhelmed I am with the outpouring of prayers and support from my precious guests, friends, and Cedar House family. I wish that I could respond to each of you but until then please know that I love you all and I promise that it is because of you I will muscle through…Hurry Back, I could use a hug!

Looking for an amazing St. Augustine dining experience? PRESERVED!

St. Augustine Preserved Restaurant
St. Augustine Preserved Restaurant

Here’s another hot tip to help you plan your #StAugustine visit: Preserved is walking distance from our Inn (2 blocks away!) and was recently named among The South’s Best New Restaurants by Southern Living. On top of that, they’re committed to a locally-sourced ingredient-driven menu.  We couldn’t be more proud to be neighbor to Chef Brian Whittington’s creation.

Cedar House is honored to be named the Best of St. Augustine

The St. Augustine Record has released their list of winners in the Best Of St. Augustine poll and Cedar House was again voted #1! We are truly honored and offer our heartfelt thanks to our treasured guests, neighbors and friends who once again have recognized our business!

View all the best of St. Augustine winners at staugustine.com/best-of-2016

best of st augustine 2016
Cedar House Inn staff (l-r: Ethelyn, Ann Marie, Taylor, Tiffany) celebrates Best of St. Augustine award

Introducing Florida’s A1A Cocktail Trail

St Augustine A1A Cocktail Trail
St Augustine A1A Cocktail Trail

Are you a fan of a good Old Fashioned? Maybe a Moscow Mule? Perhaps something more adventurous? You should investigate the the A1A Cocktail Trail program created by St. Augustine Distillery, the Florida Department of Citrus and Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau.

“A1A Cocktail Trail passports, available at Florida Welcome Centers and participating bars and restaurants, guide participants along State Road A1A to eight participating restaurants from Atlantic Beach to St. Augustine. Guests will enjoy cocktails made with St. Augustine Distillery spirits and fresh Florida orange and/or grapefruit juice. Once a participant has their passport stamped at all eight locations, they can redeem it for a free collectible A1A Cocktail Trail t-shirt and branded, wooden coaster set.”

There are 8 initial participating locations between Atlantic Beach and St. Augustine, but we anticipate this program growing pretty quickly. Find out more here.