The Grey Owl Inn is located on a portion of the original “Bruce Tract” at the Southern end of St Simons Island, GA.
SSI Village Fishing Pier
Old Brunswick Courthouse
The land was conveyed by Mrs. Lucy M. Bruce to Mrs. Carrie Baker on February 20,1925. A second lot was conveyed by Mrs. Bruce to Mr. William Biscoe Glascock on July 15,1927. Mr. Glascock left the property to his wife Ada who sold it to Mr. Joseph Julian Gray on September 18, 1950. Soon after, the main house was under construction by the Gray family. Members of the Gray family continued to live on the property at 1602 Demere Road for 5 decades.
Bill and Susan Gussman purchased the property in 2013 with the idea to convert the residence into a Bed and Breakfast enterprise. The main house had been in place since the time of the Gray Family. Additional buildings were added during the conversion of the Gray home to an operating Bed & Breakfast.
An old Oak trees outside one of the bedroom windows shows the faint outline of an owl. Thus, the melding of the ‘owl spirit’ with the Gray family name, became The Grey Owl Inn.
The architectural concept from the beginning was to construct a facility with some ADA compliant rooms and a user-friendly environment for anyone with mobility issues. The furnishings selected throughout the Inn are rustic yet comfortable. Each of 5 luxury suites is individually themed and uniquely decorated. From a sailing motif in ‘Melody’s Mooring Suite’ to an African Safari theme in ‘Treetops Suite,’ each suite will provide a distinctive vacation experience.