Media Invitation


October 27-30, 2013




“Culinary Herbs, Florida Gardens & Homemade Fruit


At the Historic
St. Francis Inn


“Growing More Beloved Year After Year”







St. Augustine, FL (June 2013)   The historic St. Francis Inn (circa 1791) invites you to join us for our October
27-30, 2013 media trip “Culinary Herbs,
Florida Gardens and Homemade Fruit Soup
”.  Recognized as the Oldest Inn in America’s
Oldest City, innkeepers Joe and Margaret
have owned the St. Francis Inn for nearly 30 years. They continue
to believe in their philosophy “If you want a successful business in the
hospitality industry, everything you do is for your guest’s pleasure and




There are numerous ways the Finnegan’s
please their guests:


Comfortable accommodations on quiet residential St. George Street ~
two blocks from the Bayfront, famed Bridge of Lions and bustling historic
downtown St. Augustine


Extensive culinary surprises and ‘farm to table’ breakfast, afternoon
social hour hors d’oeuvres and late night homemade baked desserts.


Florida-inspired Gardens recognized by the National Wildlife
Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat




media trip will include:


a.       Showcase of the St. Francis Inn’s gardens
and history through the ages


b.      Hands-on native plant workshop with Florida-friendly
Design Specialist Jill Ziebell, Gardener for the St. Francis Inn


c.       Culinary class with Janice Leary ~ St.
Francis Inn Chef ~ from Fruit Soup to Frittatas


d.      Tour and insight into a collection of St.
Augustine’s Private and Public Gardens with Susan Parker, Executive Director of
St. Augustine’s Oldest House


e.       Private Old-Town Trolley Tour


f.       Dining in a selection of St. Augustine’s
favorite restaurants (Bistro de Leon, The Tasting Room, Meehan’s Irish Pub)

Chocolate Tour with Tour St. Augustine


Introduction & Lunch at the Colonial Quarter – an outstanding slice of
America’s past


Ancient Olive~ Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar – Exclusive tasting and








Journalists are
invited to:
Experience the spirit, history and beauty of St. Augustine for
3 nights – Sunday, October 27 thru Wednesday, October 30 (departure). The Inn’s
hospitality intertwines the City’s rich American history with exceptional
dining and talented people who bring the Inn and City to life. The St. Francis
Inn is proud to share its Florida Native Plants and Gardens along with its
acclaimed reputation for being a culinary leader in northeast Florida’s
hospitality industry. Inclusions: Lodging,
Meals, Adventures and Trolley. Note:
If you are interested in joining us, please request information from Leigh Cort Publicity.  This trip will have a limited number of
attendees. All media must pass a selection process prior to being a confirmed






  • Alcoholic beverages outside of planned meals

  • Gratuities ~ dining, tours & housekeeping –
    $65 per person


  • Rental car or air transportation


  • Items of a personal nature



The Inn &


The Inn is well-known for its 17 spacious
rooms and romantic suites on
quiet residential St. George Street. Only
two blocks from the Bayfront view of the St. Augustine Lighthouse, the famed
Bridge of Lions and bustling historic downtown, guests return time and again to
relax and enjoy (what they say) is
their favorite historic hideaway in
the City. The courtyard is a mecca for outdoor dining, meeting friends,
relaxing by the koi pond or taking a swim in the secluded private pool.   Unpack and enjoy fresh flowers and sherry
before hopping on a sightseeing trolley ride!




Breakfast and Chef’s
Culinary Creations:


Wonderful culinary surprises await the Inn’s
guests. Chef Janice takes pride in the Inn’s legendary
‘farm to table’
Breakfast buffet, afternoon Social Hour hors d’oeuvres, late night homemade
baked desserts, fresh fruit and cookies served all day and a Specialty Coffee




Complimentary Amenities:


The St. Francis
Inn is well known for their guest services that make every visit
unforgettable  – including bicycles to
tour the city, private solar-heated swimming pool, admission to the local
fitness club, off-street Inn parking, admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse
& Museum and fresh flowers & sherry in your room!




The St. Francis Inn is a perfect pairing of old-world charm and modern
comforts. Joe Finnegan is proud that “We have maintained the historic
ambience of this old Inn while also providing all of the comforts expected by
today’s savvy travelers. We believe the Inn mirrors the Old City – It’s a
vibrant historic place that grows more beloved year after year”.


St. Francis Inn


279 St. George Street


St. Augustine, Fl 32082






**2013 Winner TripAdvisor Excellence Award



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