My husband and I stayed at the Americus Garden Inn a few months ago and we highly recommend it. We chose the Inn based on the TripAdvisor ratings. Sometimes I wonder about TripAdvisor ratings, knowing it is so easy to game the system, but in this case the ranking of #1 B&B in Georgia is well worth it! I am so glad that we came here.
The inn, as you can see from the photos other people have posted, is a beautiful house and it is in a lovely, historical neighborhood. It is nice to take a walk around the neighborhood and see all the other historical houses. The garden at the Inn is filled with flowers and trees and a nice swinging bench to sit on under a gazebo. We stayed in the room with the balcony overlooking the garden and really enjoyed sitting out on the balcony in the evenings ... so peaceful.
Much has been said about Susan's breakfasts, which deserve every bit of praise they have received on TripAdvisor. I don't think I have had a bettter breakfast anywhere. Susan is such a kind, friendly, and helpful host ... actually she is more like a friend than a host. I especially loved when she told us the history of the house.
Our bed was very comfortable and the room had all the amenities you need. I especially liked the special touch of finding chocolate treats in our room at night. This is the kind of attention to detail that sets this place apart from the rest. There is a library with dvds and books that you can borrow from, there is a nice sitting room downstairs to enjoy, and the breakfast room is very cozy. Plus, there are waters and sodas left out at all times in case you get thirsty.
The location is really very cool, too. At first my husband thought I was crazy - taking him to Americus, Georgia. What the heck are we going to do there, he asked. Little did he know that there are 2 very interesting historical places to visit right nearby. One is Andersonville/Fort Sumter National Historic Site, which should be on any history buff's list of places to visit. Even if you aren't a history buff, you will still find this very interesting. Also at this location is the National Prisoner of War museum. Very educational and moving. The other site nearby Americus is Plains, Georgia - the birthplace of former president Jimmy Carter. It was so neat to visit his boyhood home on a farm. And also to visit the museum about his life and career in a former schoolhouse.
One of the nice things about staying at the Americus Garden Inn was that Susan gave us some tips about how best to see both of these special places, so if you are going to Americus and want to see these sights (really, both are "must-sees" if you are in Americus) then make sure to talk to Susan or Kim before you go and they'll give you all the information you need to know.
Thank you Susan and Kim for a wonderful stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast, we strive to provide a unique lodging experience in Americus, Georgia that delights and impresses our guests with gracious hospitality, impeccable cleanliness, creative, nutritious and delicious breakfast foods in comfortably elegant surroundings. Our beautiful 1847 antebellum pre-Civil war mansion is located in the residential historic district of Americus, featuring 7 spacious suites furnished with King/Queen beds, private in room bath, free parking, free WiFi, complimentary breakfast and complimentary refreshments available 24/7. Over an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens with walking trail, gazebo and koi pond. Perfect for business or pleasure. Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast is an escape from the ordinary, "where history meets romance..." ... more less