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

Our stay at The Fairbanks house was amazing! This was our first experience at a B&B. Our room was very clean and the staff was amazing! Everyone was friendly and helpful. Breakfast each morning was delicious and it was very cozy sitting out on the porch! The property was amazing and within walking distance to shops and restaurants. I would stay here again!

- Steve Wells

The Fairbanks House is beautiful & so charming! We spent four nights & stayed in the Kitchen Suite. The room was very spacious & nice, immaculate & the bed was sooo comfy!! Our private porch overlooked the pool & beautiful grounds. Breakfast on the porch each morning was delicious! Social hour was fun... meeting & chatting with other guests, & the homemade cookies every evening were amazing! Being able...See More

- Nina Easton

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

We enjoyed the Romance package! The accommodations were beautiful, and the evening wine, appetizers, and breakfast were served on the porch with a white lace tablecloth. The location was great, and we could walk to exquisite restaurants.

- Debra Howlett

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

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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Location Type: Coastal, Small Town/Village