Top Reasons to Visit the Village Inn & Pub
- It’s located on Georgia’s lovely St. Simons Island, within walking distance of the beach. You can bike, hike, fly-fish, and sunbathe at the island’s beaches; if you get there early enough in the morning, you might even catch sight of the dolphins that often swim in the sound.
- The Inn has been praised by numerous publications, including Southern Living, Delta’s Sky magazine, and Coastal Living.
- A mahogany bar brought over from England anchors the Village Pub, and leather chairs are set beside a stone fireplace. There’s a wide selection of beer and wine here, but the popular specialty drink is the wild-orchid martini.
- You can drink at the onsite pub; it’s also an easy walk to fine shopping and dining in the village.
- Each of the guest rooms has a unique layout and features an island plantation style.
St. Simons Island, Georgia: Coastal Marshlands and Historic Lighthouses
The largest of Georgia’s famed “Golden Isles,” St. Simons Island has raked in some impressive awards in recent years: AOL Travel named it 1 of America’s 10 Best Islands for its picturesque, marshland setting; Budget Travel cited its historical landmarks and white-sand beaches in its list of the country’s 10 best winter beach retreats; and in 2010, Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards ranked the 18-square-mile hideaway the fifth-best island in the United States. Despite these accolades, St. Simons Island remains a quiet vacation destination, one where seafood shacks and Mediterranean mansions share the same oceanfront avenue.
St. Simons is dotted with verdant marshlands, maritime forests, and scenic waterways. An extensive network of scenic biking trails cut through the countryside and fishing charters and shrimp boats offer excursions year-round. You’ll get a different view of the island from the top of St. Simons Lighthouse. Built in 1872, this Victorian-style tower stands 104 feet tall and features exhibits relating to Coast Guard history.