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Historic Accommodations

May 15, 2024
Step into the past and discover the charm and elegance of historic accommodations along Georgia’s Trail of Legacy and Lore.


At 1842 Inn spend the night in a historic cottage or room within an impressive Greek revival architectural home. Enjoy iced tea under the wrap-around veranda or in the courtyard. There are nineteen room offerings with nine being found in the Victorian Cottage found behind the main historic structure.

Experience Burke Mansion, which was built in 1887 by T.C. Burke, who was known as the “Merchant Prince” of Macon. It is said to be one of the finest examples of Queen Anne Victorian Architecture in the country and is the only lodging in Macon listed on The National Historic Register! Find four rooms in the main home or if you are looking for a more private stay, you can stay in the Fulbright Cottage also found on the property. 

Hotel Forty Five has the best of both worlds: A historic structure that has been revitalized and also features decor that pays homage to Macon’s musical heritage while still having many modern amenities like a gym, chef-driven restaurant, rooftop bar and coffee shop. The structure was built in 1920 and was the home of the county’s William C Hill Annex office and also was considered the tallest building from New York to Miami at the time. Now it’s home to an art-deco style boutique hotel that is quickly becoming a top pick for those looking to stay downtown!


The Colonels Bed and Breakfast is in a columned Greek Revival rural mansion, originally established in 1860. The proprietors have furnished the mansion with European antiques imported from an old chateau. The estate is located on 30 pastoral acres and is less than a 15 minute drive to downtown Athens. The bed and breakfast features seven bedrooms, two antique breakfast rooms, four porches and patios, traditional individually cooked breakfast, fishing pond, horses, nature preserve along the Rock and Shoals outcrop area.

This stately home was built in 1918 and was the Cobb family residence for decades before becoming a fraternity house. Now a luxurious bed and breakfast, the owners worked closely with the Athens Historic Preservation Commission to make sure their concept retained the feel of a family home. ATH|BNB: The Rushmore has fourteen modern suites in the heart and soul of the historic Victorian-era Five Points neighborhood and the S. Milledge Ave. historic district. The original hardwood floors, brick exterior and most of the windows of the house were preserved.

This boutique hotel utilizes several of Athens’ most historic buildings. The Hoyt House (1829) is one of the oldest buildings in Athens and now houses stately guest suites. The Foundry, where blacksmiths crafted famed works like the UGA Arch and the Double-Barreled Cannon, is now a restaurant and music venue. The Foundry was originally incorporated in 1850, burned down in 1853 and returned to operation again in 1854. This reimagined space honors the site’s roots and preserves a piece of Athens’ historic past, right in downtown Athens.


Brady Inn welcomes visitors to stay at this cozy Victorian Cottage built in 1885. Located on North Second Street in the heart of Madison’s historic district, this street was such an integral part of the civic and social life of the City of Madison that it was affectionately called “Gossip Alley” for most of the twentieth century. This historically women-owned Inn has seven bedrooms, heart pine floors and is filled with Victorian antiques. 

Cedar Lane Farmstay, originally built in the 1830s by Henry Hilsabeck, was faithfully restored to preserve the home’s historic character. The restoration work has earned multiple accolades including an award for excellence by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, a listing on the National Register for Historic places, and was highlighted in national architectural books and magazines. Set on 160 acres of formal gardens, sweeping lawns and woodland paths to explore, birdwatch or experience the diverse wildlife, guests have a unique opportunity to stay in what resembles a living history museum. Authentically decorated with historic antiques, artwork and rugs, Cedar Lane Farmstay achieves a historic ambiance while still providing all the modern benefits today’s travelers desire including a fully equipped kitchen, luxury bedding and full bathrooms.

In 1934, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the U.S. Forestry Service worked together to reforest over 5,000-acres of overworked farmland, establishing a National Park. The CCC planted 850,000 trees, constructed two lakes, and built many of the park’s original structures in Camp Rutledge and Camp Daniel Morgan. Now home to the only surviving CCC camp in Georgia, these original structures and the entire group camp are available for guests to rent. Hard Labor Creek was a National Park from 1939 to 1946 then transitioned to a State Park. Currently Georgia’s second largest State Park, Hard Labor Creek State Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Beyond the historic group lodgings, tent and RV campsites as well as modern cabins are available to book.


The Inn on North Jefferson, a newly renovated historic gem built in 1820, offers luxurious overnight accommodations with five grand rooms, three of which are currently available, boasting incredible amenities and a prime location within walking distance of downtown shops and restaurants. Purchased and transformed by Cliff and Jen Charnes, owners of Local Yolkal in Downtown Milledgeville, the 6,000 square foot home features Victorian bay windows, a relaxing patio with fans, a pool, multiple fireplaces, and spacious communal areas, providing guests with a historic yet comfortable experience. Originally designed by Josiah Doles as a Piedmont plain house, the property has seen ownership by historical figures

The Rockwell House, a grand Georgian mansion constructed in 1838 and once home to a former Georgia governor, is now welcoming overnight guests after a meticulous restoration project. With four luxurious guest suites, peaceful porches overlooking the grounds, and a newly renovated dream kitchen, the Rockwell House offers a memorable stay in Milledgeville, Georgia, blending historic charm with modern comfort for an unforgettable experience.

Experience the charm of downtown Milledgeville in this fully renovated 1930s brick cottage, conveniently located within walking distance to GCSU and Georgia Military College. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, spacious living areas, and a fully stocked kitchen, guests can relax and unwind while enjoying the historic features and modern amenities of this centrally located home.

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Jarrell 1920 House

The Jarrell 1920 House was part of the original Jarrell family farm, now known as Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 5,000 square-foot house has been preserved in its original condition. Interior walls and ceilings are of beautiful heart pine — from trees felled on Jarrell land, sawn to size on the Jarrell sawmill, and assembled by Jarrell hands. Most of the 19th and early 20th century furniture is still preserved in its original state.


Dot 2 Dot Inn

Dot2Dot Inn, a distinctive bed and breakfast nestled in the historic town of Eatonton, Georgia, offers a unique blend of Antebellum history and modern charm. With three luxurious rooms, indulgent Cordon Bleu gourmet breakfasts, and personalized service, this cozy retreat is a true gem. Immerse yourself in the experience of residing in an Antebellum home, reveling in its spacious tranquility, and savoring a delectable gourmet breakfast. In addition to the regular offerings, Dot2Dot Inn occasionally hosts special community events such as pre-theater dinners, Sunday Brunch, Friday Take-Out, and English Tea. Dot2Dot Inn is also an ideal venue for intimate private events and weddings, with the added convenience of on/off site catering services.