The only hotel on the fiercely private Cumberland Island, the 4-story, 16-room property has no internet or cell service but with an 17-mile-long white-sand beach, who needs them? Book the east-facing Porch Suite, for its morning light then take a guided tour of the island's diverse fauna. The place is such a bolt-hole that John F. Kennedy Jr. chose Cumberland Island in 1996 when looking for a location for his wedding to Carolyn Bessette.
DON’T MISS Hunting down prehistoric shark’s teeth, found all over the island—at creeksides, beaches, and occasionally even on the paths leading from the Greyfield Inn.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.