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Cumberland Island

Target Travel’s little secret, is a magical and hidden place to relax for a few days. Originally given as a wedding present to their daughter by the Carnegies of Carnegie Hall fame, it is now a delightful country inn and still run by her great-grandchildren. This is located on Cumberland Island one of the southern Atlantic barrier islands on the Georgia/ Florida border. If Target Travel’s little secret intrigues you, then we can make the arrangement to integrate this into your trip. Reached by their elegant private motor launch from Amelia Island, you will often be escorted by dolphins to this island paradise. It is a nature reserve, 17 miles long but only 2 miles at its widest. The country house is set under the trees that are decked in drooping Spanish Moss. The island’s white tracks are of crushed coral and shells, and you can cycle using their fleet of immaculate bicycles. Once at the beach then they can be swapped for more suitable bikes for exploration along the hard-packed bright white sand, looking for the wild horses that are resident here.

The inn is run like an English country house party, with lounges open for all to use, communal dining in the evenings and picnics in the day. It is very relaxed and hospitable, with private tours available to explore the island and see the ruins of the original main house. Some rooms have shared bathrooms, so book early if you want an ensuite. There are also so some small cottages across the lawn from the balconied main house. It is especially popular in the summer weekends, so there is a need to book early. Please call us at Target Travel to help make this part of your American trip.

Cumberland Island National Seashore