The Fairbanks House

Featured in The Best Romantic Escapes in FL and in membership with Select Registry for over 25 years


Featured in The Best Romantic Escapes in FL and in membership with Select Registry for over 25 years

Front exterior of inn
Front porch with wicker table, couch and chair
outdoor patio with two tables and chairs
beautiful suite in the fairbanks house on amelia island features cream and white interior decor
interior living room with fireplace, coffee table and couch





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The Basics


Featured in The Best Romantic Escapes in Florida, awarded as the Number one place in the United States to Elope by where to, and awarded membership in Select Registry for 25 consecutive years, Fairbanks House aims to please. This 8000 square foot 1885 Italianate villa is located in the historic district of Fernandina Beach, home of Amelia Island's tours, attractions, shops and restaurants, and an easy bike ride to 13 miles of pristine beach.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Adult Only
  • Eco-Friendly

In the Know

  • Be sure to try the "Angry Potatoes" at Espana
  • Beer lovers, don't miss the "Smok'n Mrtha" cherrywood finished porter at Amelia Island Brewing Company

  • Hikers, Cyclists and nature lovers, be sure to check out the Egans Creek Trails

Stay for the Story

The Mansion, the Cottages, the ancient oak trees, and the half-city block all serve to create an environment that transports its visitors to another time and era.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

David's has a vast menu of culinary delights, utilizing the freshest ingredients to bring homemade dishes straight to your table
Joe's 2nd Street Bistro features fresh, local seafood, certified angus beef and a unique wine list to fit all occasions
Espana highlights raditional flavors from Spain & Portugal in their tapas focused menu

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Embark on Amelia Island's most popular cruise and see the historic river banks
Take a day trip to Cumberland Island and see the National Seashore of Georgia
Go horseback riding and see Amelia Island through a new lense

Guest Reviews

Girls weekend : We stayed three nights during MLK weekend and we had a fabulous time at The Fairbanks House! Amazing staff, delicious breakfast, social hour and plenty of relaxing areas to enjoy. Fantastic location to walk, bike and explore the downtown area. Go have fun in town then a easy stroll back to a beautiful, quiet B&B. They provided bikes. Staff took extra steps to make sure we...See More

- K M

My wife and I enjoyed a long weekend get-away at the Fairbanks House. We chose the Fairbanks because of the reviews and it's location to downtown, which was an easy walk. As noted in other reviews and owners and staff are wonderful and very helpful. The evening socials are a great time to meet other people. The breakfast was wonderful every morning. Don't hesitate to stay at the Fairbanks...See More

- Gary Brooks

This is a real B&B! Excellent rooms. We stayed in the old school house cottage. Quaint room with king bed, living room, small kitchenette. Rob and his family are the owners. They and their staff provide outstanding customer service. You must participate in sweet or savory breakfast daily! In addition a lovely happy hour with appetizers. The food is amazing! The other guests we met were fun to interact...See More

- Anita S.

What an amazing time. We booked the Fairbanks House for a girls getaway. The staff were amazing! They were friendly, attentive, and extremely knowledgeable on places to visit and restaurants. The property was absolutely charming. We are looking forward to our next visit.

- Antoinette Erceg

Rooms are beautifully decorated for the Christmas. Very clean! Lovely staff. Historic and cozy home. Thank you for you hospitality and happy new year.

- Jon Marotto

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 12

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Telephones, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: No

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Snacks, Evening Cocktails, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Spa Service, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Ceremonies

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Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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