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.”

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.

St. Augustine Summer Recommendations

st augustine summer
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:

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Travel to St. Augustine soon! [video]


Traveling to St. Augustine may not be at the top of your dream vacation destinations, but it should probably be higher up on that list.

It’s a really easy getaway and if you’re a fan of history, architecture, beaches, food & genuinely nice people, you’ll really enjoy yourself. Please visit our reservations page to start your planning and make sure you’re enjoying the very best accommodations while you’re here.

We have plenty of other suggestions for things to see & do while you’re here. Click here to see more!