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This was not the best part of the trip by any means. We were warned at Top Said by a camper that had just come from St. George Island that the mosquitoes would carry you away. I was hoping by the time we got there a week later they would be gone......NOT! They were horrible and it rained for the majority of the time we were there. There is no reason I would ever want to come ...
Unable to even get a cell phone signal, I'm a little behind in my blog. We were on 2 barrier islands in the Panhandle of Florida. After Top Sail in Santa Rosa, we were on Port St. Joe Island for 2 days and then St. George Island for 2 days. You talk about boondocks.....we were there. Nothing much to take pictures of but the beach so here's what I have. The downside to Port St. Joe......it rained all the way there and ...
... br> We left the River Street in (reluctantly) this morning and headed AWAY from the water for the first time since Day 4.
The drive across country was a little ho-hum after being on the coast, but it improved when we got to the
'Forgotten Coast', as they call the Gulf Coast on the Florida Panhandle. Stopped at a cool shop called the 'Funky Fiddler' in Panacea, FL. Lots of neat stuff...
...and then came the fog. Not bad fog but enough ...
... and matching top, together with her Jimmy Choo sandals, just relaxing watching her outside TV. She slowly turned to see what the commotion was, and WHO was disturbing her peaceful afternoon. She saw 2 people crouching down on the ground, with paper towel being rolled out faster than the red carpet at Kate & Williams wedding!! There was also this fluid pouring out from under our van.
"Oh" she said, ...
... and the tranquility of the coastal road was behind us. As we crossed the Hathaway Bridge we left Central Time behind and moved back into Eastern Time. The Panama City beach area is dominated by High Rise apartment buildings and other development a striking difference to Seaside where we had lunch. After leaving Panama City the road soon work its way back towards the coast past Tyndall Air Force Base which is not quite as large as Eglin AFB in Fort Walton Beach, but still about ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gibson Inn Apalachicola
We stayed at the Gibson Inn for 2 nights in October and we loved it. We found the Queen room to be of a good size and full of character. We had breakfast and dinner, both of which we found to be excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful.
It is handy for visiting Cape San Blas and St Georges Island.
We will definitely stay at the Gibson Inn again next time we are in Apalachicola.
Love the Gibson
The Gibson Inn is truly a little jewel. My boyfriend and I stayed there for one night and had a fantastic time. If you are looking for some peace and quiet, this is your place. Definitely take advantage of the upstairs veranda. Get a bottle of champagne, and sit in the beautiful weather in the comfy rocking chairs at night.
The staff was overly accomodating for us. They even provided us with champagne glasses.
I would say if you really like big hotel rooms, go for a bigger suite. The standard ones are rather small, but if you just staying for a short time, you should be fine.
Overall, our short trip to Apalachicola was great. Definitely check out the upstairs wine bar which is a block away from the Gibson. There are also a lot of fun little shops around town, but they won't take you long to go to them all.
If you're looking for beaches, St. George Island is beautiful, definitely worth checking out.
So, in closing, go to Apalachicola, stay at the Gibson, and relax!
A perfect place to get away - great staff, comfortable rooms
The Gibson Inn was a wonderful surprise. A few of my staff went for several days to get away. We all loved our rooms-every room different and clean. The staff was personable and very helpful in helping us find sporting activities in the area. The food was exceptional-we ended up having all our meals there. So nice to find that places like this still exist without charging an arm and two legs. Thank you Gison Inn!
Had a great weekend. Staff was great and the building which is almost 100 years old was in tremendous shape, and truely represented a period of old times and southern charm, we will certainly return and request 309 the room haunted by the friendley ghost.
Night in Hell
I had seen the Gibson many times on my way to Indian pass, Florida and decided to surprise a friend with an overnight visit at the Gibson.
I was the one that was surprised, shocked, disappointed and embarassed.
The room we got was barely enough to contain a bed, two chairs and an armoir that was used to house the television. The night was a night of alternate noise of air conditioner running, laundry being done and the worst for last. dogs howling in the adjacent room all night long.
Letting a couple of things slide, at checkout I mentioned the fact of the dogs baying for their masters and was given a curt "Sorry". Then on top of it all no mention was made of the breakfst to be had or the availability of it. Don't think I would have ventured into the dining room anyway.
My advice, just look at the Gibson from the perspective of a person passing through town and just keep going.
Great old place, needs more of a breakfast
I did already above..... What is the store down the street from you ?
It's in or below the Veranda.
How delightful to know that there is a place you can go where you can find true Southern hospitality....that place is the Gibson Inn. From our arrival to departure to the magnificent dinner at Nola's to the relaxing evening in the lounge, we truely found a "diamond in the ruff". The Innkeepers, Pamela & Tony, along with their staff, made us feel so comfortable. We can't wait to do it again. Thank you for making us feel so special.
Thank you for a fabulous New Years Eve Celebration
Thank you for the best New Years Eve celebration! The staff should be commended!! ~ From the 1000+ balloons, great food, music, gracious staff and time spent rocking and relaxing in Apalachicola at the Gibson Inn will be long cherished!!! We will be back for your Murder Mystery weekend in February!!! Please thank your staff ~ Cliff in the Tavern (great bar tender) and Nola in the Restaurant (great lunch & dinner) and of course Charlene for the great New Years Eve hors d'oeuvre! We have told our friends here in Atlanta and we all be joining you in the New Year! Thank You ~ 1966 Corvette owners of Atlanta!!
Loved this place
Recently my daughter and I stayed at this historic and charming inn. We couldn't book the same room for our entire stay and had to switch rooms. Both rooms were excellent. We had occasion to dine in the dining room and relax in the bar. The service was wonderful, the conversations stimulating, and the staff so very friendly and accommodating. We spent most days just relaxing on the porch, taking in the views and enjoying the ambiance. In all, this was one of our best vacations ever. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and plan to make the Gibson Inn a regular "home away from home".
One night of hell!
I stayed one horrible night at the Gibson Inn about two years ago. My room was filthy, the bed very uncomfortable and I could hear their washer and dryer all night long. I would never recommend this place to anyone.