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“Phenomenal Sense-of-Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Greyfield Inn

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Greyfield Inn
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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Phenomenal Sense-of-Place”
Reviewed 18 June 2012

Loved Cumberland Island and enjoyed the Greyfield Inn. The atmosphere was terrific with all the semi-tropical vegetation--the palm trees, live oaks, and Spanish moss. It was definitely a relaxing get-away. Very private, even when Inn was full

Food was uneven, but on balance, very good. Dinners were very good, breakfasts were good, and lunches were a disappointing sandwich, chips, bite of salad, and cookies nicely presented in a picnic basket.

Communal meals were nice, as the other guests were pleasant and interesting, and added to the enjoyment. Most of the guests were middle-aged and lived within a five-hour drive.

Beach was deserted, with gorgeous white sand. Ocean was shallow, making swimming a bit difficult. Knowing bull sharks (an aggressive shark) were plentiful in water made me hesitant to go in.

Cycling the flat roads was very enjoyable. Kayaking less so, as one had to awkwardly enter the kayak from the elevated dock and the coast line was not interesting. Saw various birds and sharks. Naturalists were good at pointing out and identifying wildlife, but were not as good as naturalists I've encountered elsewhere.

Our room in the Big cottage was nicely appointed and spacious, but didn't have historic moldings or architectural features like the main house had. Living room and porch areas were communal.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Cumberland Island is a very special place. The managers of Greyfield Inn are terrific! It is down to earth, but very first class. You have to enjoy the out of doors to appreciate the Island. The staff is excellent, from the reservations person to the Carnegie heirs who run the operation, the naturalists, the Carnegie family members, the chef and kitchen staff and the worker bees. The meals were excellent. It is like going to Grandmother's, if your grandmother was a Carnegie! The decor is turn of the last century, but with enough modern conveniences to make it very comfortable. The family is very personable. The other guests are interesting. Many were fairly local, so we got excellent tips for the rest of our trip. It was a spot we will always remember and keep in our hearts. We loved it!

Room Tip: We had the left front room (as you face the cottage) in the big cottage and we loved it. We definit...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Traveled with my sister and daughters to celebrate college and grad school graduations. It was as magical as I remember from previous trips. We stayed in the little cottage, which was perfect for the four of us. Very comfortable. Enjoyed biking and going to the beach. The naturalist tour was great. Food was good - not superb, but enjoyed it all. Would highly recommend a trip to Greyfield!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Jacksonville, Fl
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Our stay at this wonderful inn was perfect. The food was excellent, ambience better than expected. We loved the quaint accomodations and charm of the old house. All employees were eager to help and answered all questions in a friendly manor.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Really a one-time visit type of place. I can’t really recommend it. The price was $575 plus mandatory tip, plus tax. We received a lunch pack upon arrival but no place to eat it (dining room and adjacent sitting area were off limits), too cold to eat outside so took it back to our room; sandwich consisted of about 1 tablespoon of shrimp salad on 2 thick slices of bread. The inn was not full, but we were still relegated to an outer cottage, which we were shocked to find we would have shared with strangers, had they assigned guests to the adjoining room (no locks)! The dinner was major disappointment. We selected lobster which was maybe a 6 oz tail split between the 2 of us…AND it was cold. We thought it was the appetizer! It was exchanged for a tuna entrée which was so salty that it was barely edible. At this point we just gave up trying to get anything to eat that night. Fortunately we had some nice dining companions at our table. The other couple also mentioned that their food was served tepid. There was another couple that were left to sit all on their own and left after about 45 minutes, so the dining experience depends upon where/how you’re seated. Had no one joined us at our table, it would have been a very isolating and cold experience. The tour we were able to take south to the burned down mansion was interesting but we were unable to take the tour north to the intact mansion. The quiet & solitude were nice but perhaps as we have that at our own home it’s not a highlight for us. The accommodations and food are not worth the expense.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2012

I discovered this place by chance on the cover of a guide book. After some research I had the feeling this was THE island to visit in this area, and wow was I ever right!
The island:
The photos does not do it justice! Stunning in every way with beautiful spanish moss and divine beaches. One day on the beach we saw wild hores and dophins frolicking. Don't miss the excursions they offer - a wonderful way to experience the island.
The hotel:
Most of the rooms don't offer ensuite, but we booked their premier suite and it was wonderful. Ensuite, of course, but also spacious and beautifully appointed. The hotel encourages commune dining, but private tables are happily arranged upon request. Food was good but not great. However the service was. I think the best thing about the hotel is the old world charm. It is like no other hotel and I was truly sorry to leave.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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south carolina
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491 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2012

This was an excellent place to have a friend reunion with my friend of 40 years. We had the second floor twin room facing the marsh. A beautiful large sunny room with lovely marsh views. Saw the horses and turkeys from our room as well. The 4 hour tour of the north end is highly recommended. Make sure you tour the south end as well with Barbara. The naturalist, Barbara, is excellent and a wealth of knowledge. The staff and owners were exceptional and extremely kind and caring and tentative to all our needs. The breakfast were good, lunches were picnic baskets packed with salads, sandwiches,chips, fruit and dessert. Cocktail hour with appetizers were enjoyed on the relaxing porch meeting new friends. Dinner was very nice as well. My only complaint was too much red meat. If I went back, I would probably request a turkey sandwich rather that the roast beef that was served both days for lunch. I am not a fan of lamb and was served that one night. I am not a picky eater at all, but would make a dietary request next visit. I personally try not to eat red meat.
The salads were fresh from their organic garden. Make time to explore their lovely garden.
Shelling is incredible. Bike riding all around the island, kayaks, many nature tours, hikes, socializing and reading on the porch. Great area for bird watching. Highly recommend this unspoiled gem!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Greyfield Inn
Address: Cumberland Island, GA 31527
Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Cumberland Island
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cumberland Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Greyfield Hotel Cumberland Island
Greyfield Resort All Inclusive
Greyfield Inn Ga
Greyfield b&b Cumberland Island
Greyfield Inn Cumberland Island, Georgia

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