In September, 8 ladies and two couples from Pensacola, went to the Gibson Inn, in Appalacicola, Florida for the weekend.
If you want to get away from the hussle and bustle of cars, noise, and a busy town -- this is the place to go. This southern town is very quaint and I don't believe has changed since the 40s or 50s. One can walk to town from the Inn. All of the shops are delightful and you may find most anything in them.
The Gibson Inn is kept very clean, which is what I look for first and foremost. The food served was awesome. I highly recommend the seafood choice. It was chocked full of real crabmeat.
The mystery weekend is very delightful. The whole town participates in giving the clues. This is something out of the ordinary. I would recommend the Mystery Weekend to anyone who wishes to do something really different for an entire weekend. I think it is something you will enjoy and never forget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gibson Inn is a fine example of Florida "Cracker" Architecture. This was the style of wood frame structure used widely in the 19th and early 20th century in Florida. These homes and businesses are characterized by metal roofs, raised floors, high ceilings, center hallways, and large wrap around porches. A widows walk and cupola crown the tin roof, all a reflection of the area's steamboat past. Built in 1907 of native heart pine and black cypress, the inn soon became known as a first class luxury hotel and was the only one between Pensacola and Jacksonville heated entirely by steam. Now listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. Many of the 30 guest rooms are uniquely appointed with authentic antique furnishings, cable TV, telephone, and wireless internet. Each guest room has its own full private bath. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gibson Hotel Apalachicola