River Park Inn Bed and Breakfast located in Green Cove Springs is a wonderful place to visit this summer, especially if you are boating or want to. 29.59 665 N and 081.40 478. These are the coordinates if you are navigating the St. Johns River and find yourself in need of respite. Moor your boat at the Green Cove Springs City Pier and walk into town for dining at one of several local establishments or picnic in the park where you will find restrooms, a free flowing mineral spring, a state of the art playground for the kids and a chemical-free, spring-fed swimming pool. Within walking distance of the pier you can explore antique and thrift stores, the vintage Clay Theatre, Hollerith’s art gallery, Wild Ginger pottery shop and River Park Inn Bed and Breakfast for overnight accommodations. Stay in town for the Saturday night Auction at Side by Side and on Sunday afternoon visit the Railroad collection complete with a climb aboard red caboose at the historic museum. Take advantage of a public cruise on the Annabelle Lee, an authentic paddle wheel boat, that will be available for public and private cruises beginning in July 2013. You will find her moored at the pier in Spring Park to accommodate guests from the River Park Inn based on availability. Private cruises for groups and special occasions can be reserved by calling (904) 396-2333. Simply check “promotions” at www.riverparkinn.com for information on the public cruises as well as other specials. So create a warm memory in “Old Florida” and visit Green Cove Springs for a less complicated respite on the west bank of the St. Johns River a little south of Jacksonville. As one of our guests recently commented… “How could you NOT have something to do when you are this close to that beautiful river”.
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If you love river cruises on an authentic paddle wheeler, come see the Annabelle Lee’s new home at Green Cove Springs City Pier. Spend the evening on the Annabelle Lee for a sunset cruise on the St. John’s River, a perfect opportunity to enjoy nature and wildlife on the shoreline. On board is a fully stocked bar, professional Disc Jockey and hors d’oeuvres. There is a special introductory pricing to celebrate her arrival on Saturday January 19th & 26, 2013. www.jaxrivercruises.com.
Pat and Dale Garlinghouse invite you to enjoy a stay at the River Park Inn Bed and Breakfast while in Green Cove Springs. With a view of the St. Johns River, you can relax on the porch swing. From the second story verandah there is a perfect view of small town America while enjoying the gentle river breezes. This restored 1880’s accommodation is a contributing site on the National Register of Historic Places, tastefully decorated with collectables and antiques from that era. Each guest room is uniquely themed enhanced with high ceilings, fireplaces, transoms, original heart pine floors and cypress trim. Through the arbor covered in jasmine you will find a secret courtyard-garden for your relaxation in any season. Complimentary refreshments and a full hot breakfast served family style each morning will complete your bed and breakfast experience.