Once the 19th century residence of Captain Witherspoon, this historic hideaway offers comfortable furnishings and casual elegance in its guest rooms and all of the rooms have private baths. A full breakfast is included.
So glad that we found the Witherspoon Inn when we were planning our trip to Apalachicola. So charming and romantic! There were wine glasses in our room when we arrived. We had the King Suite with a balcony, that we sat on drinking wine and enjoying the salty air. The decor is beautiful! The walls are covered with beautiful art work consisting of beach landscapes. The owner, Sandy, was very friendly. We received a map of the surrounding area as well as restaurant recommendations upon arrival. Apparently, the Inn also hosts weddings (we could see the pretty gazebo out of our window, surrounded by flowers). There were lots of yummy baked goods, and Sandy even prepared a plate of pumpkin bread and cinnamin rolls for us, as we were checking out.
This felt like a home away from home. You cannot find anything close to the value in Apalachicola that you will find at Witherspoon Inn!
As busy professionals, my wife and I are constantly seeking low-key, off-the-beaten-path retreats to regroup and refuel. Apalachicola fits the bill for us, and our recent stay at Witherspoon Inn only adds to that conviction. We were pampered by Sandy, our host, and the ambience of the Inn along with the great local food was just what we needed. We'll be back to Witherspoon, and soon, I might add!
Henry / South Georgia
This is one of the better priced places in Apalach.
Sandy, the owner, is a very sweet lady. We only briefly saw her to chat for a bit. It is a small inn with four rooms, and one block off the main drag.
We chose this place because it was much cheaper than the other places in town -- and much smaller. It is not a true bed and breakfast. It is more of a bread and breakfast! There is a small kitchenette tucked under the stairs where there is a coffee maker, mini-fridge, fruit basket and pumpkin bread that Sandy makes. So if you're looking to get pampered with a big fancy breakfast, this is not the place. But if you're looking for a simple inexpensive place to sleep that is two blocks away from downtown, this is it.
There are four rooms at the inn, which is an old renovated house. If you stay more than one night, you can book the larger rooms at the top, which have a big ol' porch. There are no televisions. There are no fancy linens. But it feels just right.
This was our first Bed and Breakfast experience for our 21st Wedding Anniversary and was very excited to go for a weekend getaway. When we got there, everything looked nice on the outside, but the room which I picked out on the website was a different story. She said she cleaned it, but it was very dusty. The sheets smelled stale, not like fresh sheets that just came out of the wash. The Bedshirt had urine stains on it and had not been washed or changed in a very long time. It was disgusting. It ruined my romantic mood. The Innkeeper who loved next door, seemed to have her hands full with her aging husband, and when we went in to pay her, it smelled badly of cats and urine. You can fool people the first time, like she did with us, but we will not return.
The Witherspoon Inn is as good as it gets in the quaint village of Apalachicola, FL. This historic B&B along with its shabby chic, flawless charm is a must stay while in town. Our stay consisted of using the inn as a two night base for our journeys in and around Apalachicola. The super convenient, in-the-heart of town location provided unfettered access to all that downtown has to offer. Shortly after arrival, we were pleasantly greeted by Sandy, the innkeeper and her assistant Caddy who went to great lengths to welcome us to the inn, show us around, and then, like any great inn, left us alone to amble about town on our own and come and go from our room without interruption. To our pleasant surprise, breakfast was simply scrumptious consisting of fresh coffee, fruit, juice and a freshly baked goody of the day. Upon our return to the inn prior to dinner, we were greeted to a fresh plate of homemade garlic bread and freshly sliced hoop cheese, a special treat from our Wisconsin-born owner. In all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this quaint establishment, not to mention the value in the inn verses neighboring properties. And, as any great B&B should be, TV and Phone free; Awesome!
My husband and I wanted a weekend getaway that was close to our home town yet far enough away that you felt like you "got away". We chose Apalachicola Fl. based on an article in our local paper and in Southern Living. What a wonderful place to visit. We felt as though we had stepped back in time to old Florida before the Disney influence. One of the best parts of our stay was finding the Witherspoon Inn. Though not a true B&B with a full breakfast we had the next best thing. A comfortable, affordable, clean place to stay run by a great lady, Sandy. Sandy by the way likes to bake goodies for your continental breakfast to go along with your coffee, juice and fruit. We are returning in May and taking family members so they can get the full Sandy treatment and enjoy "Old Florida" the way we did.