Quotes on Cumberland,
the Cumberland Island National Seashore and Greyfield Inn
Cumberland is the southernmost barrier island in
the Georgia Sea Islands and Has Been Designated As the Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Separated from the mainland by salt marsh, river and sound,
this island holds many natural treasures. The marsh is a home shared by fish, ducks, fiddler crabs, oysters and a
great number of wading birds, including herons, egrets, ibis, wood storks and oyster catchers. The central island
consists of dense palmetto stands and magnificent live oak trees, a lush habitat for armadillos, deer, raccoons,
rabbits, wild turkeys, the wild horses and feral hogs. You will likely encounter many of these creatures on your
walks on this treasure island. Enjoy these quotes from Greyfield articles written
about Greyfield Inn, the Cumberland Island Inn, and published in national magazines...
|TOWN & COUNTRY |
this magnificent Georgia Coast Inn, time seems to have stood still...It all evokes a sense of serenity and oneness with nature that is restorative... Greyfield Inn has become a favorite of notables, especially those seeking time off from being noted...One has the impression of staying in someone's fabulous home, without any of the obligations..."
Inn is...an inspiration...From the monumental beach, where you can fly your spirit like a kite, to the shady mysteries of the forest, bearded with Spanish moss and alive with the cacophony of tree frogs at dawn, it is a place of captivating wonder."
"The beach is the draw - seventeen miles of hard-packed blond
Greyfield Inn. You can walk forever and seldom meet a soul...Guests have full run of the house, a baronial living room with a fireplace that crackles on chill nights, a snug barroom, a library with tall shelves stuffed with first editions and other diversions."
|THE LOS ANGELES TIMES|
"Greyfield Inn offers guests the chance to feel more like a family friend than a tourist...People come here to relax, and there is no better place to do that...The island exerts an awfully strong pull"."
CONDE NAST TRAVELER
Greyfield is Tara by the sea...I feel like I'm visiting very rich relations."
TRAVEL & LEISURE
"This 3 by 18-mile Eden has been a favorite retreat of island collectors worldwide..."
| THE NEW YORK TIMES |
"...gently undulating dunes open on to a beach that is nearly 1,000 feet wide at low
by the Cumberland Island National Seashore. It is possible - indeed probable - to walk long stretches of the beach without seeing a human being, though shorebirds - herons, egrets, and pelicans among them - are always in evidence...Greyfield is just the sort of place one expects to find on an island characterized by its timelessness. Outside, wild horses graze on the front lawn lawn under the gnarled, moss-hung branches of ancient live oaks. Ornamental palms and stands of bamboo inch up to its broad veranda, where guests have been known to spend entire days, lounging on the porch swings and comfortable wicker chairs."
| SOUTHERN LIVING |
this Georgia Coast Inn, this place is a fairy tale. The thickets of cabbage palm and resurrection fern, the roads of crushed oyster shell, the whinnies of wild horses floating on breezes, all sustain the soul mightily."
|NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO AMERICA'S HIDDEN CORNERS|
"Seventeen miles of powdery sands and shimmering ocean offer solitary walking and shelling...Greyfield is a Gatbyesque inn...On a private compound overlooking the marsh where wild horses graze and huge, old live oaks spread limbs to the ground, Greyfield presents Cumberland on a silver platter."
| SMART MONEY |
"A secluded getaway for the superstressed traveler."
"It is one of Cumberland's easy contradictions that we
enjoyed cosmopolitan conversation and food...in a place where, outside the window, a family of wild turkeys strutted by in the twilight...When
we opted for a day at the beach...we emerged onto what is surely one of the East Coast's most gorgeous beaches."
| Our Commitment to You: |
Greyfield Inn is committed to meeting and exceeding the expectations of our guests.
We are committed to providing you with the highest level of hospitality services in a setting that offers casual elegance.
If you have inquiries concerning the services of the Inn or how we may be of service,
please feel welcome to contact Inn Manager.
Greyfield Inn-Cumberland Island
C/o Post Office Box 900
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32-35