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.
60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 3:00pm - 6:00pm All things old are new again when Skopelos celebrates its 60th anniversary with the Diamond Jubilee!For one afternoon only on August 25, Executive Gus Silivos will re-create favorite Skopelos dishes from years past with food stations set up from each decade! We're bringing back such memorable favorites as the Seafood Casserole … Read More

2019 Skopelos Wine, Spirit & Food Festival

Transport yourself to beautiful vineyards, sip on the smoothest spirits, and indulge in delicious cuisine when the 3rd annual Skopelos Wine, Spirit & Food Festival presents Flavors From Around the World. GET TICKETS On July 28th, the doors to the Skopelos Grand Ballroom will welcome you to explore the tastes of over 125 top wines and the … Read More

Mother's Day Brunch & Dinner at Skopelos

Celebrate mom with a special Mother's Day brunch/dinner at Skopelos on May 12th! Reservations are available by phone only: (850) 432-6565In the Skopelos Grand Ballroom, Executive Chef Gus Silivos will offer a Brunch Buffet  featuring Chef-attended stations, seafood/chicken/meat/vegan selections, plus all of your traditional brunch favorites. Pastry Chef Jamie Lynne Nutt will create house baked … Read More