Brandon and Tarah Dunlop bring years of business and hospitality expertise to the business.
Brandon graduated from Wake Forest University and received his Master’s degree from East Carolina University. His background in international banking with HBC Bank provides the business insight to the operation.
With a marketing background and extensive knowledge of the island, Tarah provides the attention to detail, optimizing guests experience. Tarah is a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Public Relations and started her Marketing Consulting Company, Tarah Dunlop Marketing, several years ago providing marketing for luxury brands including Sotheby’s International Realty and their Inn, Elizabeth Pointe. She is actively involved in the Amelia Island community, serving as a Board Trustee at the Amelia Island Museum of History.
Brandon and Tarah live in Fernandina Beach with their 3 children and chocolate lab, Bo.
The Dunlop's hope to provide a perfect vacation experience for guests with all the Southern charm and hospitality beautiful Amelia Island has to offer.
After years in the agriculture business and nursing field, Jim and Gay began their second careers as innkeepers in New Hampshire. Most recently they owned the Hamilton Turner in Savannah, Georgia for over 13 years. Jim and Gay had vacationed to Amelia Island many times over the years and made the decision to invest in Elizabeth Pointe with their son so they could retire on the beautiful island. Both Jim and Gay have retired from all Dunlop Hospitality investments including Elizabeth Pointe and Amelia Island Vacations. They now enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and traveling.
The Pointe Restaurant is located at the Inn with oceanview indoor and outdoor seating. The Elizabeth Pointe complimentary breakfast includes prepared to order breakfast entrees including Stuffed French Toast, Vegetable Frittata, Southern biscuits with Sausage gravy, pancakes and eggs prepared to your specification. Fresh fruit, juices, coffee\tea, yogurt, parfaits, cereal and hot oatmeal available daily. Each evening, guests are invited to enjoy complimentary hot & cold hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer.
Amelia Island features 13 miles of beaches and recreational options including sailing, snorkeling, river and sunset cruising, charter fishing, bicycling, historical walking tours, horseback riding on the beach, kayaking, parasailing and the Fort Clinch & Cumberland Island historic landmarks. Historic Downtown Amelia Island offers shopping, casual and upscale dining; all within walking distance of the riverfront Marina.
Wi-Fi, beach equipment, morning newspaper, elevator and parking. Room service and concierge assistance available 24 hrs. Accessible elevator and accessible rooms available. Custom packages available.
We visited the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge for a short 3-4 day getaway. Our main disappointment was that we couldn’t stay longer. We had an ocean view room, which was absolutely amazing, I highly recommend. The staff were all extremely friendly and willing to help at anytime of the day. We will certainly be back in the future.
My husband and I had a fantastic time while staying at the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge! We stayed in the Hibiscus Room and absolutely loved it. The room was beautiful and comfortable, as well as separate from the main lodge, which made for a more peaceful and private stay. Our room was also connected to a private boardwalk down to the beach, which was perfect for watching the sunrise. The all-inclusive breakfasts and happy hours were definitely our favorite; absolutely delicious food! We highly recommend Elizabeth Pointe!
Right on the ocean. You can't beat the location and breakfast included. Lunch and dinner also available to guests. A couple of decent restaurants within walking distance and center of town with shops and restaurants a short ride. Love the Green way to see alligators, turtles, and birds. We've stayed here the past 2 years and we will return.