Our History

When it comes to resorts in Northeast Florida, we set the diamond standard. The AAA Five-Diamond Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and the Four-Diamond Lodge & Club Ponte Vedra Beach have each earned outstanding reputations and accolades over more than 100 combined years of making meaningful vacation memories. 

A black and white photo of palm trees and the Historic Inn building in the early days of Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.

Inn & Club

North Florida's most prominent resort address certainly had humble beginnings. At the turn of the 20th century, Ponte Vedra Beach was a pristine wilderness of sand dunes, swamps, alligators and palmetto trees. The region first captured attention in 1912 when a vein rich in minerals was discovered running through the dunes. 

Resort life at Ponte Vedra Beach dates back to 1928 with the celebrated opening of The Ponte Vedra Club (becoming Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in 1983), a playground for the well-heeled. From the boardrooms of Wall Street to the social registers of America, word spread quickly of the charming seaside retreat on Florida's northeast shore. The first guests came from such faraway places as Michigan, Rhode Island and Connecticut. They came for the sun, sand, surf and sports. America’s finest families came to socialize with one another.

This splendid heritage continues today. In 1997, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and The Lodge & Club combined resources to create a collection of resort experiences in Ponte Vedra Beach. While the two award-winning resorts are uniquely distinct, they both maintain the industry's highest standards of hospitality. An expertly trained staff of more than 700 shares one common goal: to provide an extraordinary level of personalized service to each and every guest. For over 90 years, this standard has been synonymous with the Ponte Vedra experience.

The Lodge and club beach side
Welcome to Ponte Vedra Beach

The Lodge & Club

In 1941, Tommy Sabin, a New York banker and frequent Ponte Vedra Inn & Club guest, purchased 600 feet of oceanfront property from the Inn & Club's parent company, Ponte Vedra Corporation. On this prime real estate, located 1.5 miles south of the Inn, Sabin built an independent seasonal hotel called The Innlet, which offered 32 small but attractive guest rooms, and a welcoming environment. Four years later, the hotel was sold to Ponte Vedra Inn & Club and began operating under Inn management. With its pleasant, casual atmosphere, The Innlet became a gathering place for the younger crowd. In 1947, 30 apartments are added. While ownership changed hands several times over the next two decades, The Innlet continued to be managed by Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, with guests enjoying access to the amenities of both hotels.

In 1969, hotel operations ceased when The Innlet was purchased by The Fletcher Company and in 1989 they opened The Lodge & Bath Club, a luxurious, 66-room oceanfront hotel. In 1997, Ponte Vedra Corporation purchased this property and changed its name to The Lodge & Club Ponte Vedra Beach. As in previous decades, operations at the hotel were managed by Ponte Vedra Inn & Club with guests enjoying access to the amenities of both establishments. In recognition of The Lodge & Club’s superior quality, the property received both the coveted AAA Four-Diamond Award and Mobil Four-Star Award in 2017.