Monthly Archives: April 2019

Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast 20th Anniversary Special

April 27, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast 20th AnniversaryHampton Lake Bed & Breakfast is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2019! We’re offering a Florida lodging special as a way of saying “thank you” for 20 fabulous years – 20% off your stay between May 6th and June 16th, 2019!

In The Beginning

Freeman and I never dreamed, when we first opened our North Florida Bed and Breakfast twenty years ago, that we would meet so many wonderful people.

The B&B opened in May 1999, with only three rooms. We never imagined our first guests would be a 16U girls softball team, yet we were in our element. Having raised three children and always having their friends over we knew exactly how to take care of them.

That was just the beginning. Those three rooms grew to seven along with the many years of guests.

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Visit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

April 15, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State ParkStep back in time to 1930’s Floirda farm life with a visit to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. This historic, cracker-style, farmstead was home to the Pulitzer prize-winning author of “The Yearling” and many other books.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896 – 1953) was an American author who’s best known work, “The Yearling,” earned her the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939. Rawlings also happened to be a resident of rural North Central Florida, a fact clearly reflected in much of her writing.

Other Rawlings titles include “South Moon Under,” “Golden Apples,” “When the Whippoorwill,” “Cross Creek Cookery,” and “The Sojourner.”

Fans of the “The Yearling,” whether the novel or the 1946 film starring Jane Wyman and Gregory Peck, will be excited to know that it was written right here at the author’s Florida farm. The backwoods homestead and surrounding “Cracker” country were a major inspiration for the work.

Of course, you don’t have to be a fan of the author to enjoy visiting the park! Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings historic homestead has been restored to how it was when she lived here in the 1930’s.

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