Staying at Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island is a unique experience. My husband and I spent our days walking and biking the three different ecosystems of Cumberland Island: salt marshes, maritime forest and beach. Our first morning, we woke early, grabbed freshly brewed coffees, and set out with the naturalist for our 'private' early morning tour to see wildlife and the historic sights. (No one else was on the morning tour that day.) We returned to the inn just in time for hot breakfast. During our brief visit, we saw bottlenose dolphins, white deer, wild horses, turkeys, and numerous seabirds. The Atlantic Ocean is a very short walk from the inn. The beach is beautiful. We felt we had the beach to ourselves, as we didn't see a single person during an afternoon of shelling.
Service was impeccable and unobtrusive. From the ferry dock, one of the staff drove us in a golf cart on the short path from the dock to the inn. Our luggage was brought to our room while we were getting a brief tour of the inn and the grounds. Nightly turn down service, performed during dinner, provided freshening of the room and a weather forecast and tide schedule for the following day. Beach towels, bicycles, snacks and drinks were always available.
We stayed in the library room. I did want to stay in a room that did not have a shared bath. The room was lovely. As might be expected, the bathroom was functional but somewhat old-fashioned (free standing bathtub with 360 degrees of shower curtains and overhead shower head). Hot water and water pressure were never a problem.
The hot breakfasts and picnic lunches were delicious. The dinners weren't as great. If the Greyfield Inn dining room were a stand-alone restaurant, I don't think I would go back. The entrees on both nights were edible but were not prepared well. On one evening, we had duck that was very tough with lentils that were undercooked. There is not a choice of entrees with meals. Also, because all the guests sit at several large tables, dinner companions and their personalities can be variable. Our preference would have been to dine alone together.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay at Greyfield Inn and would not hesitate to return.
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