Tour the Mansion...
The house was named for William Curry, a penniless Bahamian immigrant who made his fortune reputedly as a salvager -those scurrilous fellows who preyed on shipwrecked travelers in Florida's pirate-infested waters.- Curry attained status as Key West's first millionaire and began building the Mansion in 1869.
The architectural details are common to wreckers, incorporating elements of many ports-of-call: the widow's walk of New England, the ornate trellises and balustrades of New Orleans and the columns and colonnades of the Deep South. Curry's son Milton completed the Mansion in 1899, furnishing it with the 18th-century antiques and Victorian pieces gracing the parlor today.
The imposing entry is paneled in bird's-eye maple, handwrought spindles and Tiffany glass sliding doors. A formal dining room is staged with Haviland china and faux replicas of the Curry family's original solid-gold Tiffany flatware. An 1853 Chickering piano, reputedly most recently of Henry James's Newport home, sits in the music room.
Key Lime Pie was first created in the Curry Mansion kitchen by Aunt Sally.
Today the home of innkeeper, Edith Amsterdam, the Mansion is also an intriguing museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Curry Mansion Inn...where the elegance of Key West's past is equaled only by the elegance of it's present.
The James House
The James house is located directly across the street from the mansion. Here you'll discover the charm of the house's spacious King Balcony rooms or Sitting Room Suites. The Curry Mansion is known for it's hospitality, relaxed atmosphere and laid-back island lifestyle. Whether your stay is in the James House, the Mansion or the Guest Wing, all guests can take pleasure in the Curry Mansion experience. All guests have full access to the mansion where everyday you can enjoy a full deluxe breakfast and afternoon open bar cocktail party around the pool.
All accommodations are beautifully appointed. Each room offers private bath, phone, wet bar, air conditioning, ceiling fans and cable TV. Other amenities include on-site parking, hot tub and swimming pool.
The Guest Wing
Nestled alongside the original 1899 Curry Mansion, the Guest Wing offers 28 elegant romantic rooms. All guests have full access to the entire estate. Like the Mansion, rooms are beautifully appointed in wicker and antiques. Most of the rooms in the Guest Wing are Deluxe Rooms. Most rooms open onto a sparkling pool and all are surrounded by the lush foliage of the Curry Estate. All accommodations offer private baths, phones, wet bars, air conditioning, ceiling fans and cable television. Other amenities include on-site parking, hot tub and swimming pool.