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Georgia's Historic Inns

GPB Showcases Beautiful Bed & Breakfasts

Georgia Historic Inns
1842 Inn, Macon

Visit Georgia's Historic Inns, a tour of bed and breakfasts throughout the state. We visit twelve of Georgia's most beautifully restored inns for a glimpse at the people, personalities and even pink marble that make these homes unique. From the pink Etowah marble walls of the Tate House to the handmade Savannah bricks of the Gastonian, Georgia's Historic Inns opens up some of the state's most lovingly cared-for inns to discover each home's special features.

In Senoia, more than 350 kaleidoscopes fascinate The Veranda's guests. Stovall House guests admire mountains, farmland, and the historic district of Sautee-Nacoochee Valley. Every guest room at the Glen-Ella Springs Inn in Clarkesville opens onto a porch. The Little St. Simons Island Inn helps fund conservation activities, and protects endangered loggerhead turtles nearby.

Augusta's Telfair Inn, itself, is unique. With fifteen buildings and more than sixty sleeping rooms, it provides the amenities of a hotel and a B&B.

Breakfasts, of course, are specialities within themselves. The 1842 Inn in Macon boasts its complimentary in-room breakfast, while Newnan's Parrott Camp Soucy House treats winter guests to a candle-light breakfast in the formal dining room. Atlanta's Shellmont Bed and Breakfast provides the meal twice each morning to keep both business and pleasure travelers happy.

Georgia Historic Inns

Susina Plantation in Thomasville

Naturally, each inn's architecture and interior design is unique. The inns' histories are equally impressive. It was near Open Gates in Darien where English actress Fanny Kemble rowed the Altamaha River to observe the harsh working conditions of rice-farming slaves. Later, she published Journal of Residence on a Georgian Plantation, recounting the cruel side of life she saw on the coast. And, Thomasville's Susina Plantation Inn was a prosperous cotton plantation built in 1840 by the Blackshear family.

GPB's Emmy Award-winning Nancy Lebens produced Georgia's Historic Inns.