Peace & Plenty Inn
About Peace & Plenty Inn
The Inn is located in the very heart of the historic district and is steps away from three of the most important landmarks in St. Augustine FL: the Alcazar Hotel, circa 1880 (now the Lightner Museum), the Ponce de Leon Hotel, circa 1888 (now Flagler College), and the Hotel Cordova, circa 1887 (now the Casa Monica Hotel). A two-block stroll will take you to the Ancient City's center and Plaza de la Constitution. Retreat into our quiet neighborhood or walk downtown and bask in the city's vibrant nightlife. Guests enjoy the best of both worlds without sacrificing ease of access for quiet repose. Our lovely walled garden is the ultimate in romance. It features fountains and a cozy pergola with a propane fire pit. Our staff can guide you to the city's best attractions - all within walking distance.
Breakfast is served daily in the dining room along with coffee, tea, and bottled water. WiFi and cable TV are available throughout the Inn at no charge. On-site parking is also included in the rate, which can be rare in town. We are located minutes from the finest restaurants in the city. Since we are in the heart of the St. Augustine, Florida historic district, many guests never even use their cars. Please come join us!
Reservations can be made by phone between 10AM and 7PM.
A credit card deposit equal to the first night's stay is required for reservations.Your credit card will be charged at the time of booking. The Peace and Plenty Inn accepts American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa cards.
All rooms are double occupancy.
SPECIAL EVENT & HOLIDAY RATES: A two night minimum length of stay or more at the weekend nightly rate or higher is required for all holidays and special events. If the online booking information contains an error of any type or for any reason, regardless of fault, the Peace and Plenty Inn reserves the right in such cases to cancel, at no charge to the guest, such reservations based on incorrect information or computer error.
The Peace and Plenty Inn offers eight deluxe suites and is proud to serve as a historic boutique hotel. Each suite is complete with its own luxurious bathroom including a whirlpool bath and fine towels. Other suite amenities include king or queen-sized canopy or four-poster beds, exquisite linens, cable television, central A/C and heat, iron, hair dryer, and electric fireplaces providing romantic, safe glowing flames. The inn is also equipped with the latest fire safety/sprinkler technology. Free Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Inn.
The Peace and Plenty Inn is a luxurious get-away and the perfect romantic setting for any special occasion. A sumptuously furnished apartment with kitchen is available for longer stays in St Augustine. All guests can enjoy the private walled garden featuring our elegant fountains, fire pit, and opulent loggia with comfortable furnishings. The Peace and Plenty Inn has a no smoking policy. Smoking is allowed outside.
We serve breakfast daily but you are in walking distance to the Ancient City's best restaurants; please ask our innkeepers at check-in about our recommendations.
In classical mythology, Elysium was known as a place of perfect happiness, in the form of an ideal garden. At the Peace and Plenty Inn, the garden gates open into an Elysium, a relaxing natural atmosphere. We take great pride in our tropical hideaway and we are certain you will find a bit of joy and peace in Mother Nature's arms. So sit under the pergola and understand why the Spanish named our state "La Florida," the flowering.
Take your time and lounge awhile. Your spirit will be soothed by the sound of the cascading fountain. The garden has been the perfect romantic backdrop for engagements, and couples who just want to get away from it all.
In the evening the garden is a glow with subtle landscape lighting which softly illuminates and emphasizes the natural beauty of the historic home. You are welcome to bring in your meals for lunch or dinner and enjoy garden dining.
Our unique garden lounge offers a place to visit with friends, a quiet hideaway to read a book or just to doze off and relax after a day of shopping or touring in St. Augustine. Enjoy an after dinner drink and a cigar in the loggia amidst the fresh St. Augustine evening breeze. The propane fire pit adds a cozy romance.
The house was built in the early 1890's by Conrad Decher. Mr. Decher was a wealthy German who immigrated to Boston. He and his wife, Sophie, came to St. Augustine for the social seasons (January through March). He built the first Bridge of Lions for his train line to service the beach area. The home fell upon hard times at several stages of its life but was painstakingly restored between 1996 and 2001 by the current owners, the Terrell family - we have the scars to prove it! The work was chronicled on HGTV's "If Walls Could Talk" and the inn is now a shining example of Florida's Victorian architecture and a bygone era of dazzling wealth and privilege.
The inn may be over 110 years old but she is young by St. Augustine standards! In 1513, when Ponce de León first saw Florida near the mouth of the St. Johns River, the flowers were in full Easter bloom so he called it La Florida (the flowering). Although de León did not stay long, the name has never left us.
In 1562, a French Huguenot settlement at the mouth of the St. Johns River was considered to be a serious enough threat by Philip II of Spain for him to send an expedition to rout it. That expedition, led by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, succeeded and then moved down the coast. Menéndez left a small force in the natural harbor of "St. Augustín." On that site, on September 8, 1565, Menéndez officially claimed Florida in the name of Spain. The native Timucuans looked on in disbelief.
St. Augustine continued as the center of Spanish control for the Atlantic coast. In 1586, the English sailor Sir Francis Drake attacked and burned St. Augustine but the Spanish rebuilt it. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, St. Augustine suffered repeated attacks from English expeditions and from Native Americans but the Spanish managed to maintain control. However, under the Treaty of Paris, England acquired Florida as one of the prizes of the French and Indian War.
In 1783, England returned Florida to Spain but the United States succeeded in negotiating for full control of the peninsula and it became a territory of the young nation in 1821.
In 1845, Florida became part of the United States but in 1861 seceded from the Union and became part of the Confederacy. In 1862, St. Augustine surrendered to the Union forces and was occupied peacefully for the balance of the Civil War.
The end of the war marked the beginning of St. Augustine as a place to visit. Its Spanish-styled architecture, its outstanding natural surroundings and its perfect climate made St. Augustine a favorite of northern visitors.
Henry M. Flagler saw the city's enormous potential and purchased a railroad to bring passengers from New York to St. Augustine. The ride took less than 24 hours. His two grand hotels, the Ponce de León Hotel and the Alcazar, were grand enough to attract the rich and famous. St. Augustine was definitely on the map!
Suite Located on the first floor of the main Victorian House, this three room suite enjoys both a private garden entrance and one through the main foyer.It features an antique queen sized Australian canopy bed, paddle fans, electric fireplace, flat screen cable television, WIFI, reading room and modern Jacuzzi whirlpool tub with a separate shower. This Suite can accommodate two guests. Monday - Thursday:$169 Friday - Sunday$249 During weekends, a 2-night minimum will be in effect. Also, the weekend rate for each room will apply during holiday periods.
his beautiful four-room suite is located on the second floor of the main Victorian House overlooking the fountain and garden.It has a lovely king-sized canopy bed, paddle ceiling fans, WIFI, large closet, antique furniture with an electric fireplace. There is a separate reading room with a love seat, rocker and flat screen television. The bath features a modern Jacuzzi whirlpool tub with a separate two person frameless glass shower with easy step over ledge. Monday - Thursday: $169 Friday - Sunday $249 During weekends, a 2 night minimum will be in effect. Also, the weekend rate for each room will apply during holiday periods.
Prosperity Suite is a luxurious suite located on the second floor of the main Victorian House. It features three rooms filled with Henredon furniture, an electric fireplace, flat screen cable television, WIFI, a four-poster king-sized bed, mini refrigerator, antique stained glass, elaborate Victorian paddle ceiling fans, and a large closet. The large modern bath has a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub shower combination. This Suite can accommodate two guests. Monday - Thursday : $169 Friday - Sunday $249 During weekends, a 2 night minimum will be in effect. Also, the weekend rate for each room will apply during holiday periods.
Located on the second floor of the main Victorian house, the suite features Henredon furniture, an electric fireplace, armoire with cable television, a four-poster queen-sized bed, elaborate Victorian paddle ceiling fans, a large closet, and an enormous private porch that overlooks Cedar Street. The large modern bath has a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub shower combination. This Suite can accommodate two guests. Monday - Thursday: $169 Friday - Sunday $249 During weekends, a 2 night minimum will be in effect. Also, the weekend rate for each room will apply during holidays.
Located on the second floor in the beautifully restored Carriage House, the suite features three rooms. It has a private entrance and is accessible through the walled garden.The suite has a comfortable living room with an electric fireplace, flat screen television, WIFI, Henredon leather sofa and wing chair.A queen-sized canopy bed awaits you in the bedroom and antique stained glass, elaborate Victorian paddle ceiling fans, and two large closets.Both the bedroom and the living room have vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. The large modern bath has a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, and a separate shower with an easy 6 inch step over ledge. Monday - Thursday : $159 Friday - Sunday $239 During weekends, a 2 night minimum will be in effect. Also, the weekend rate for each room will apply during holiday periods.
This three room suite with private bath and bedroom is located on the second floor in the carriage house. This suite also features a full kitchen with granite counter tops, complete with cookware for extended stays. It has a queen-sized bed, electric fireplace, cable TV, WIFI, private bath with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower with easy step over ledge. There are exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling with a stained glass window where hay was once hoisted into the carriage house. This Suite can accommodate two guests. Monday - Thursday : $159 Friday - Sunday $239 During weekends, a 2 night minimum will be in effect. Also, the weekend rate for each room will apply during holiday periods.
Located on the first floor of the Carriage House with a low ceiling. Total relaxation in a lovely two room suite decorated in traditional spa decor with queen bed with stained glass, cable flat screen TV, WIFI. A sliding Shoji wall leading into the bathroom with jacuzzi tub, separate tile shower for two, vessel sink and atmospheric electric fireplace. Private entrance off the walled garden and fountain with no steps to enter. This Suite can accommodate two guests. Monday - Thursday: $149 Friday - Sunday $229 During weekends, a 2 night minimum will be in effect. Also, the weekend rate for each room will apply during holiday periods.
Located on the first floor of the Carriage House with a low ceiling. Zen contentment abounds in this two room Spa suitewith a tempurpedic queen platform bed with stained glass, electric fireplace, 32" Cable flat screened television, WiFi. A sliding Shoji wall leads into the Spa bath with a granite vessel sink, stained glass, teak Japanese bench, jacuzzi. A two person frameless glass shower with rain forest jets, standing pebble wall and floor, and a 6 inch step over ledge. There is a private entrance off the walled garden and no stairs. This Suite can accommodate two guests. Monday - Thursday: $149 Friday - Sunday $229 During weekends, a 2 night minimum will be in effect. Also, the weekend rate for each room will apply during holiday periods.