Room 6

William Augustus Bowles (1763 - 1805)

The William Augustus Bowles room features a cozy king bed with all new linens, private bath with shower/tub, hair dryer, tea/coffee maker, writing desk, flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, daily room service, and more. At age 14, William A. Bowles (also known as Billy Bowlegs) held a commission in the British Army. After serving in Philadelphia, PA, he was assigned to the British Gulf Forces and stationed in Pensacola in late 1778.Following a dispute with one of his senior officers, Bowles resigned his commission and went to live with the Creek Indians. When the Spaniard, Bernardo de Galvez, laid siege to Pensacola in 1781 Bowles returned with a number of Indian warriors to help defend the city. When the British surrendered, Bowles was paroled and sent to New York.Bowles’ great dream was to build an independent Indian Nation within the present day states of Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. He took two wives while living with the Indians: one from the Cherokee tribe, the other the daughter of the Creek chief.After the war, Bowles was received by England’s George III as “Chief of the Embassy for Creek and Cherokee Nations.” Funded by the British government, he trained Creek braves in the Bahamas to attack Spanish ships. The King of Spain offered a bounty of $6,000 and 1,500 kegs of rum for the capture of Bowles.Upon his capture, Bowles was sent to prison in Madrid, Spain. However, he escaped by commandeering a ship and returning to northern Florida along with the Seminoles.In 1795, Bowles formed the “State of Muskogee,” of which he was president. However, in 1803 he was betrayed and turned over to the Spanish. Bowles died two years later as a prisoner in Havana, Cuba prison when he refused to eat.The “Billy Bowlegs Festival,” celebrated annually in Fort Walton Beach, is named after Bowles.
New Hours at Skopelos

Skopelos at New World will introduce new hours -- and new Specials Days -- beginning Monday, January 21st, 2019.Skopelos will be closed Mondays beginning January 21st, and open for brunch only on Sundays (10am - 3pm) beginning January 27th. Tuesday through Saturday will hold the same hours. Events at Skopelos may still be held any … Read More

Valentine's Day at Skopelos

Valentine's Day Whether you’re wooing your loved one with lunch or dinner, let Skopelos at New World help set the romantic scene on Thursday, February 14th. Lunch service will be available from 11:00am until 4:00pm featuring our traditional lunch menu. A special dinner service will then be served until 10:00pm featuring the below specialty menu created … Read More

Skopelos Holiday Menus

This Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, Skopelos at New world will offer the following menus for lunch and dinner service: LUNCH grilled grecian salad torched feta $9 add chicken breast $6, shrimp $7, grouper $7, steelhead $9caesar salad classic dressing, parmesan $9 add chicken breast $6, shrimp $7, grouper $7, steelhead $9five flags salad fresh seasonal fruit, avocado, toasted almonds & … Read More