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River Lily Inn
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Overlooking the Intracoastal
Halifax River in Daytona Beach.

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Blanche and Mark, Dunedin, FL

Our stay at the River Lily was everything we wanted and so much more. My Husband needed to be in Daytona for business, so we booked a room at the River Lily. From the moment we arrived it was like being at home. The room was beautiful and well appointed. When meeting Art and Polly, it was like reuniting with old friends. They both truly make you feel like family and greet you with hugs. Around the Inn there are many place to sit and relax, you can hang out by the pool or just sit in one of the many gardens relaxing. I especially liked sitting under tree's just enjoying the breeze. The breakfast that was served was just delicious. To say that I enjoyed the ham is an understatement, I have never had ham and eggs better any where else! We are looking forward to returning to the River Lily as it is simply wonderful.

David Nelson, Lakeland

What a fabulous place for the perfect relaxing stay. Art and Polly made us feel like long lost friends with their kindness and attention to every detail. Art's breakfast is the best, an accomplished musician and conversationalist that left me wanting to spend more time to get to know these people even more. Beautiful grounds, fantastic home. Looking forward to a return trip in the near future.

Rob Caverly, Williams County, OH

Art and Polly are two people that are having way too much fun doing what they do so well. They must work their butts off to make their guests so comfortable and relaxed, but never let on. The room was great; the food, superb.

Gene and Aletha Budig, Great Bend, KS

We had a wonderful time, so much so that we extended our stay another day. Art and Polly are wonderful people and very welcoming. You are made to feel like you are visiting family, vey relaxing. The breakfasts were delicious. If we ever return to Daytona, would want to stay with Polly and Art!

Tonya & Jason, Micanopy, FL

Our stay at the River Lily Inn was absolutely wonderful! When we entered we were greeted by Ms. Polly with a warm hug and a reminder that we were entering a stress free zone. We were shown to our room and given a tour of the Inn, including the fridge with the complimentary sodas and ice cream. My husband and I enjoyed a great time of peaceful relaxation and woke up to coffee and an outstanding breakfast! It was like we were staying at our Aunt Polly's house.

David & Gail Snow, Deltona, FL

Art and Polly, we had a wonderful time at your inn. We couldn't have asked for anything more, the furnishings are outstanding. The beautiful room we stayed in was the most comfortable room we've ever stayed in. We enjoyed spending time in the lovely pool and out an the veranda, it was so peaceful at your inn. Thanks for the delicious breakfast, looking forward to a return trip.

The Nunn Family Adrian, Dawn, Dayanna, and Adrianna

Art and Polly made our Wedding Day a memorable experience. We were somewhat stressed in planning a wedding out of state, but they really took the time to assist us in every way possible. Polly really gave us some great ideas, and the entire celebration was a blast! (smile) My family and friends still recall the genuine hospitality shown during their stay. As we are nearing our 4th. year of marriage, I am secretly planning a return get away for the family during the summer. We have added to the family since 2009, and I'm more than sure the 3 year old will love the River Lily as well. We love you both, and thank you so much for the memories. (smile) Looking forward to Summer 2013!

Valerie Worden, Daytona Beach, FL

Absolutely charming! My daughter, granddaughter and I went for tea, the food was wonderful, Art and Polly were so welcoming, and where else do you get a big hug when you leave? Thank you for a very pleasant afternoon tea. Highly recommended.

Ralph and Cassandra, Vero Beach, FL

Polly and Art, Our stay at the RiverLily Inn was fabulous. The view was spectacular, our room was fantastic, our breakfasts were off the chart. But nothing compares to your hospitality. Thank you so much, and best wishes on your anniversary in June.

Jessie and Kina, Jacksonville, FL

Art and Polly made our first Bed and Breakfast experience a most memorable one. We were literally welcomed with open arms! They made us feel at home. The River Lily Inn is a beautiful home with amazing rooms. Once inside our room, the Moon River, we immediately fell in love with it! I can honestly say that the bed is the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. We both slept like babies! Breakfast was delicious each morning. It was nice to sit with the other houseguests, have great conversation, and enjoy a wonderful meal. We highly recommend the River Lily Inn. The next time we're in the area, without a doubt, we'll be staying at The River Lily Inn!!!

Jennifer,  Titusville, FL

Polly & Art Cappuccio made a wedding dream come true for us on a weekend with rain ranging from a drizzle to torrential and winds gusting to 40mph! They made a Plan B and we and all of our guests could not have had a more beautiful or memorable day. They worked with us every inch of the way thru a year of planning, a postponement and a totally unexpected weather event. The rooms are beautiful, the breakfasts wonderful, the grounds perfect and Polly and Art seemed as much guests and family as innkeepers - they and River Lily will always be a perfect wedding weekend memory.

Michelle and Ted, Vero Beach, FL

What a delight! We stayed at the River Lily Inn to relax and avoid all the hassles of the hotels on the beach. It was quiet, peaceful and extremely well kept. Each room had its own bath and AC control and the bed we slept in was more comfy than the one at home. Polly and Art were wonderful hosts and Art made a breakfast that was to die for. Ask about the fried pancakes and you won't be sorry.

Alana, Orlando, FL

Our stay at the River Lily was the perfect mid-week get away. The busy schedules my husband and I have keep us passing in the night with barely enough time to say hello and good bye. So this romantic and private setting allowed us to reconnect. The bed was so comfortable, breakfast was yummy and the full moon through our sky light was beautiful. Polly and Art made us feel welcome and comfortable in their beautifully furnished B&B, that was more like "home". We are planning a return visit soon!

Jamie & Alexia, Valdosta, GA

My wife and I loved our weekend getaway at River Lilly Bed and Breakfast. The inn was beautiful and our room was amazing. We were in the Room "Moon River" and it was great. There were open skylights so the sunlight in the morning was awesome and the moonlight at night was great too. The location is great as well. It's off the beaten path but is still well within close proximity to everything Daytona Beach is known for. We were at the beach within 10 minutes of the B&B. The owners, Art and Polly, are true to their word that we were their top priority. Breakfast was gourmet each morning and delicious!!! Free WiFi was an extra added bonus as well. We could not give River Lilly a higher rating! You do yourself a disservice by staying elsewhere!!!

Cindy Schreimel, Hot Springs, AR

Art and polly are the sweetest couple who own the Inn. My daughter had her wedding there, Polly went out of her way to make it very special. The Inn is GEORGEOUS! Thanks Art and Polly for all you do. God bless.

Eric & Keondra Eberhardt Vero Beach, Florida

Please let us start by saying that Art and Polly are model owners for a Bed & Breakfast. The River Lilly is the jewel it is because of them. This place is superb! I felt like a guest only because we were away from our home but Art and Polly made us feel like we were visiting relatives. Our room was gorgeous and everything we expected, although the view of the river was obstructed by tree's. The breakfast was very well prepared and worth awaking at 8:30a.m. for. The overall service was well above expectations, although I was told that Art is a great singer and was disappointed we didn't get to enjoy a performance by him ;-). Art & Polly Thank You and God Bless You Both for going above and beyond to make others experiences memorable!

Denise, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

This was our 24th year coming to Daytona for Bike Week. Polly & Art are the best hosts. The bed was so comfortable. But I have to say...their hugs are sweeter than the Klondike bars, and the breakfast and music every morning better than any place I've every stayed. I miss them already.

Warren and Gina, Colorado Springs, CO

The River Lily is an experience that you will never forget. Art & Polly are two of the greatest people we have ever met. They made our private wedding day so special and made us feel like family. We look forward to our next trip to the River Lily Inn. The Sea Breeze room with the veranda was just like a scene from a movie. We could not have asked for a better stay on our wedding day and honeymoon! Thank you so much Art & Polly, you have become part of our family and will never forget your kind heart and soul! With Love always,

DJR, Orlando, FL

Our group of "girls" had such a magical weekend at the River Lily Inn. The rooms are exceptional; the bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in; and the breakfast was delicious. We had coffee before breakfast on the porch overlooking the river. The ambiance of the Inn just enhanced our camaraderie. What really pulled it all together, though, were the innkeepers, Polly and Art. They are so gracious and personable. Art is a talented musician and he played and sang for us at night. It was obvious that their objective was to make our stay at the River Lily memorable. I still smile when I think about it.

My "Main Squeeze" and I have also spent the night at the River Lily Inn for the past two New Year's Eves. They host a New Year's Eve celebration that is open to the public and what an interesting crowd it draws. Of course, Art entertains and they serve a wonderful buffet dinner, champagne, and party favors. It is the most relaxing and enjoyable evening--our favorite New Year's Eves ever! This is a truly a unique experience.

Michele and Edwin, Palm Bay, FL

What a beautiful place. Art and Polly are such warm and friendly people. We will be going back in the future.


We were only able to stay for one night in our trip around Florida but River Inn was one of the nicest places that we stayed in. The rooms are big and clean, the beds are huge and so very comfy and the breakfasts are really good. Polly and Art were so very helpful - could not do enough for us. We highly recommend this B&B to anyone who wants a superior standard of accommodation. The B&B is just out of the main part of town but it is so nice and quiet there - very easy to get to and plenty of parking.

Lou, Orlando, FL

A group of "girls" wanted a quite place to relax and be pampered. BOY were we! Polly and Art served the most wonder meals. They just spoiled us with attention to detail and service. They served us coffle in the morning on the veranda. Art entertained us with his guitar. They are the ultimate host and hostess.

Roger & Fran

Fran and I spent last weekend at the river lily and enjoyed every minute. Art and Polly the hosts were great & since the were hosting a wedding that weekend (they told us about it before we booked) they were very concerned about our comfort etc. This is a great place to stay and you won't be disappointed. Art and Polly treated us like both family & honored guests. Will stay there again.

David & Donna Fort Worth, TX

I have been to so many B&Bs, but this is my favorite by far. The rooms are beautiful, the bedding is so clean and soft. Every possible need has been thought out and provided for ahead of time. The view is incredible. The breakfast was perfect. The conversation so much fun. The house is blessed with beauty and love and the wonderful couple who live there. Italian families are the best and they certainly made us feel at home. We will be back. Thank you for a lovely time.

Judy and Ed Edgewater, FL

Our thanks to Polly and Art for a wonderful day and night at your lovely Inn. Our room, Sea Breeze, was perfect - we thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the veranda overlooking the river. The pool was an experience (having never been in a heart shaped pool before!). Our breakfast was delicious and plentiful! We look forward to returning. We also appreciate your support of the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach. See you soon!

Randy and Toni Glenview, IL

The River Lilly Inn was a perfect find. We like to stay at facilities that have natural peacefulness and beauty. The photos on the web sight are true of what we found there. We stayed in the Sea Breeze room and enjoyed sitting on the veranda each morning before breakfast slowly starting the day with a newspaper and coffee. The serene beauty fed our souls and we were further nourished with a deliciously different breakfast each morning. Polly and Art are graciously accommodating in all respects. They wanted us to be comfortable. This is a B&B where men can feel comfortable too with its appropriate decorating. The natural landscape setting, the heart shaped pool, and quietness set a mood where time disappears for a wonderfully relaxing time. We would certainly come back and are recommending the River Lilly Inn to our friends.

Larry & Carol Humes of Orlando, FL

We have lived less than an hour's drive away for more than two decades, but it wasn't until we discovered the River Lily that we came to truly appreciate the other Daytona. Our accommodations couldn't have been nicer, the food was excellent, and Art and Polly were most gracious hosts. They made us feel right at home. To enjoy and experience what Victorian life was like along the majestic Hallifax River, a visit to the River Lily is a must. We can't wait for our next visit!

Rick and Barbara Cheeseman of Memphis, TN

What a beautiful home! Art and Polly went way out of their way to make sure my husband and I were comfortable and well taken care of! I would recommend this bed and breakfast to all! Thanks Polly for all the warm talks and coffee!

Cherie from Palatka, FL

Our time spent at the the River Lily was wonderful. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone. It was the most enjoyable weekend my husband and I have ever spent together since our honeymoon. It is extremely clean, the rooms are beautiful, the beds are extremely comfortable. We are going back to stay for out 14th anniversary, and we are counting down the days.

Janet & Gilbert Homestead, FL

Polly and Art, As we hit our one year anniversary we would like to thank you. Not only did you provide a beautiful place to host our small intimate wedding and you gave the perfect beginning to our new life together. The food was divine, the attention to detail, and hospitality were unbelievable. We were only there 4 days but some how we feel like you are family. I hope you continue your success and are able to make other couples as happy as we are.

Bob and Diane Manley Melbourne, FL

Dear Polly and Art, We had a wonderful time in your beautiful home. The welcome started as we approached the house. Lots of plants, hugh oak trees, the water fountain making beautiful sounds in harmony with the wind chimes. It primes you for the journey inside. Attention to detail is apparent. Beverages and snacks are available as well as a small library of books, games, and DVD's. Our room was welcoming. The skylights and bank of windows made it bright and cheerful. Also was fun gazing up at the FULL moon we were lucky enough to see.

Art and Polly's strong suit is the personal touch. Eager to make your stay perfect, they take the time to get to know how they can make that happen. Warm and friendly they quickly make you feel at home. You can't leave their table hungry. Big breakfasts every day that are just wonderful. We had such a relaxing time, we felt so refreshed by the time we had to leave. The huge comfy bed was hard to part with. Thanks for making our getaway so enjoyable. .God bless you.

Craig and Brittany Daytona Beach, FL

Dear Art and Polly, Words can not express how happy we are with our wedding and reception at the River Lily Inn last weekend. It turned out even more beautiful than we imagined, and that is all thanks to your help and creativity. We have received nothing but compliments from friends and family about our decision to celebrate our wedding at such a beautiful bed and breakfast. Your hospitality was the highlight of it all. From the beautiful bridal suite to the delicious breakfast you prepared for us, we had a wonderful time. We truly enjoyed our time there with you and thank you for everything!

Don & Victoria Leesburg, FL

What a fabulous and wonderful place to come and get away from it all. Beautiful accommodations and great food. Polly and Art are great hosts and even went to the trouble to make our dinner at the Chart House restaurant an occasion to remember.

Craig and Lisa Cincinnati, OH

We had a wonderful time this past weekend while we attended the NCA/NDA Collegiate Nationals. It was very nice to escape the crazy 1,000's of college kids on the beach and relax at this beautiful house. The room and house was wonderful. The food delicious.. but the best part was the attention from Polly and Art. They are wonderful people and great hosts. We love the River Lily Inn and will stay again when we are in Daytona.

Dann and Kim Denny Bloomington, IN

Dear Art and Polly, We couldn't have enjoyed our stay with you more. The River Lilly Inn is such a place of peace, rest, love, and sharing. The little touches that you're so careful to do really put the River Lilly Inn over the top. Your home is beautiful, and we can't wait to come back!

Nathan and Carrie Enright DeBary, FL - The Newlyweds

Dear Art & Polly, I wish words could sufficiently summarize how amazing it was to have our wedding at the River Lily. The beauty of your home is breathtaking. The water's view and big oaks that surround the house make it like something out of a fairy tale and it cast a beautiful setting for our very intimate sunset wedding ceremony. It wasn't just special to us- everyone commented on how beautiful and special it was to them. All of our guests were so comfortable as we shared food and drink together inside and on the outside grounds of your place.

Thank you for creating an atmosphere that is so unique, warm and inviting. We are so appreciative of everything that you both did to help us to prepare for the wedding. You recommended some fantastic people and worked with them all prior to the event to make everything come together perfectly. Things went so smooth and flowed together so nicely. How often do people get to say that nothing went wrong at their wedding? We are thankful that we get to!

Finally, staying the night at the River Lily with our friends and family was so awesome! We were all so comfortable and slept so well in your beds- we all thought the sheets were unbelievable! The icing on the cake was the breakfast that you both prepared for us all this morning. There was such a delicious variation of yummy breakfast foods and the attention to detail with things like fresh whipped cream, strawberry topping for the waffles, and fruit parfait were just a few of those details that made it so nice.

You two have really started something very special this year. The River Lily Inn will not be a "best kept secret" for long and we foresee many weddings in your future! It is not easy when planning a wedding to find a place, such as yours, that has that "wow" factor. Your place goes beyond that- it is truly amazing.

We had good expectations prior to our wedding, but you both exceeded them in every way. Thank you so very much, we really couldn't have asked for more! Please feel free to have anyone contact us who would like to know about our wedding experience. Thank you for everything Art and Polly. May all the good you did for us come back to you tenfold.


This is one of the best B&B's I've ever stayed at. I was pampered and treated like royalty and yet felt like part of the family as well. I can't wait to come back!

Marjorie & Richard

Polly & Artie - The hospitality here was excellent. Truly wonderful. Thank you for the music, the food and the luxurious hospitality and accommodations.

We think (we know) you are wonderful people. I am glad we have new friends. God Bless you both and the work you do here in this home. The River Lilly is the place to come. God Bless you both.

Dorothy & Ted Orlando, FL

What a wonderful retreat. We enjoyed the sheer luxury of the bed and bath and more than anything – your wonderful hospitality – you two are the River Lily.

Pastor Carolyn

May God bless the owners and every one who sleeps in this room.

Alex and Kathy - (Daughter & Mom)

Wow! This has been awesome staying here. The people are wonderful. Thank you for everything Miss Polly!!!

Love Always - Courtney & Jody

Dear Polly & Art, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the warm hospitality you have shown us. The bed was a cloud in Heaven and the room, elegant yet inviting… We couldn't have dreamed a better place to honeymoon!

With Love Michelle & Damon Cappuccio - (Our Youngest Son)

We had such an awesome stay in the "honeymoon" suite! You both seem to have everything a guest could want or need down to the smallest detail. We are so proud of all of your accomplishments. You have created such a beautiful getaway & we know many people will be blessed by their stay here. What a great example of what you can achieve when one follows their dreams!!

Barbara & Emmett - (Mom & Son)

Thank you so much for your attentive and gracious hospitality during our stay. Your B&B is just wonderful and you've done such a great job with all of the renovations!

Of all the B&B’s I've stayed in, yours is the absolute Best! Thank you both so very much for everything & the best to you in the future! (keep those beautiful wind chimes always!)

Daytona Weddings Art and Polly Cappuccio, Innkeepers / Owners
558 Riverside Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Telephone: (386) 253-5002
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