Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Greyfield Inn Hosts 2nd Annual Island Camp - July 2012

Having Adventurous Tastes is about more than just eating. What could be more adventurous than travel, right? At any given time, I'm planning at least one if not two vacations. So from here on out, when I hear about great travel opportunities, I'll be sure to share them with you!

Photo Credit: Greyfield Inn

All too often, adventurous vacations go out the window when little ones come into the picture. That's why this very cool experience from Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island caught my eye. The Greyfield Inn has been recognized bas one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay” in 2011 and the No. 9 “Top Small Hotels in the USA” in 2010 by Condé Nast Traveler. Originally built by Thomas and Lucy Carnegie as a gift for their daughter, this southern mansion was converted to an inn retaining a welcoming familial air and a spirit of adventure. 

From July 15 - 26, enjoy the 2nd annual Island Camp with the whole family. Island Camp includes a daily program for kids 5 and older, including arts and crafts with ocean and beach creations, scavenger hunts, star gazing, island treasure scrapbooking, bee keeping, gardening workshops, kayaking adventures, hiking, kite flying, tie dying, fishing, outdoor cooking, and bonfires complete with roasting marshmallows. The activity schedule repeats on a three-day cycle and is designed for families to participate together or individually.

Never fear, it's not all kid stuff. You can explore the island with a guided kayak or canopy tour, or head to the south end which features the Dungeness ruins, and an abundance of horses and other wildlife. History lovers can enjoy a trip to the north end, home to the quaint church where John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette were married. While you are there you may also see the home of Robert Stafford, the largest plantation owner on the island.

I don't have kids yet, but this sounds awesome to me. I love just chilling on a beach with a good book, but how fun to get to experience camp as an adult and have so many activities to choose from!  Personally, I'd be all over scavenger hunts, hiking, kite flying, cooking, bonfires, canopy tours and scoping out wild horses.

Photo Credit: David Hawkins Photography

Rates for two-night stay packages for two range from $875 to $1,375 and three-night stay packages range from $1,225 to $1,900. All accompanying children are $175 each per day and include all Island Camp activities.

Packages include transportation from Fernandina Beach to Cumberland Island, room and accommodations, and three meals a day with unlimited snacks. Guided kayaking and island tours, fishing and bike equipment, and beach chairs are also included. All prices include service charge. To book your trip, visit www.greyfieldinn.com or call 888-357-7617.  

Want to read more? Linton Hopkins' recent Food & Wine spread was set at the Greyfield Inn. How much would I love to be at that 4th of July party?!



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