Feather Leaf Inn
Perhaps one of the most unique places to stay on the island. The Feather Leaf Inn is the transformation of a 262 year-old private sugar plantation into an incredible experience for travelers. It embodies the history of St Croix while providing modern conveniences and breathtaking scenery across 19 oceanfront acres. The Feather Leaf Inn is located on the west end of St Croix just down the road from the island's most popular beaches, snorkeling and diving destinations. The owners are also participating in coral reef conservation as well as the National Forest Stewardship program to sustain biodiversity as well as increase food production on the island. If you want to learn more about St Croix, this is the place to stay.
Location: West End
Phone: (340) 474-1358
The Feather Leaf Inn is made for experiences.
Coffee and tea are available each morning in the expansive living room of the main estate house. If you’d like to cook a meal you can use the shared kitchen. All of our rooms have private bathrooms and they are all quite different. You’ll still find historic hardwood louvers on the window openings of the main house. These let the Caribbean breezes through the rooms. Our Sea View Suite has two large rooms with a four-poster king bed, inlaid floors, a pull chain toilet and a hand crank record player. Plus, our Ocean House is a stand alone vacation house with stone arched windows and vaulted ceilings.
We’re away from the noises of the city and immersed in the sounds of lapping waves and the gentle chorus of frogs. Guests are welcome to walk the grounds, lay in a hammock and explore the historic ruins. We’ve planted a young food forest of tropical fruit and nut trees and we’re working towards solutions in food sustainability and habitat restoration. We’re scuba divers and USA Today said that the shipwrecks right in front of the inn are the best spot to dive in all of the Caribbean. We’ll gladly tell you about our plans to protect and restore the coral reefs.
If you’re looking for a hotel, book a hotel. But if you’re looking for a Caribbean experience where you can explore and learn, come stay with us at the Feather Leaf Inn.
What Our Guests say about Feather Leaf Inn
Jinny, December 2021:
‘Great stay!! the location was perfect. accommodations were beautiful. Loved the outdoor style shower, beds are comfy, linens exquisitely soft. The view from the balcony is breathtaking! Would definitely stay here again!’
Trisha, October 2021:
‘This property was breathtaking and nothing less than relaxing. Between the spectacular views and the deep rooted history, it is hard to not want to know more. Thankfully the host is very informative of the property and conscious of the history it represents. Offering a guided tour around the property as well as local places of interest. Definitely worth the stay. Looking forward to coming again and learning more.’
Hannah, June 2021:
'Magical. If you want a true getaway then look no further.'
Ryan and Corina
We sailed to St. Croix in December of 2017. Corina is a marine scientist and Ryan has a background in historic restoration. Both of us are passionate about education and solutions for a healthier environment.
Forest stewardship and food security
At the Feather Leaf Inn we’ve planted over 100 fruit and nut trees. We want to grow food to serve at the Inn, support local farming communities and rely less on food that is shipped to the island.
We scuba dive and snorkel our coral reefs regularly and love sharing information about the animals and habitats around us. We are engaged in coral reef restoration.
A balanced telling of history
Stewarding a 262 year-old historic property takes a lot of time and dedication. This estate had been private for centuries before we opened it as an inn. When the Danish colonized the island they enslaved tens of thousands of people from Africa to grow sugar for Europe. We want to share the complete history of what happened here, learn and grow from it.
In its essence, the building restoration at the Feather Leaf Inn is an upcycle project. We believe in re-using what we have rather than consuming new products or leveling nature to construct new buildings. The Feather Leaf Inn is powered with 100% renewable energy.
Explore the many wrecks and dive sites right around Feather Leaf Inn at Butler Bay!