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“A little gem in the Georgia countryside”
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The Colonels
Ranked #1 of 2 Athens B&B and Inns
Houston
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“A little gem in the Georgia countryside”
Reviewed 11 May 2009

Looking for a room on graduation weekend in Athens, Georgia is no treat, so we stumbled on The Colonels. It was a good move. Located in a modest farmhouse that over the last 150 years has morphed into a very respectable mansion, it couldn't have been nicer.

"The colonels", our hosts, combine European style with southern hospitality to good effect. Both are charming and accommodating, striving for the goal of making you feel like an invited guest in their home.

The antique furnishings, mainly from Europe, blend well with the house, giving it an elegant ambience.

During our stay, the breakfast was of two distinct characters. On Saturday, when all guests were hurrying off to the campus for the morning graduation ceremonies, the provisions were continental in nature, with rolls, sweet breads, jams and jellies, coffee and tea. The next morning, when everyone was more at leisure, bacon, eggs, and potatoes were added to the fare for a delightful and satisfying morning meal.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2009

We stayed at the Colonels recently, and loved it! The setting is gorgeous, out in the countryside, with horses grazing nearby. The host and hostess were extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and interesting. Rooms were perfect -- a mix of nice antiques and upscale, modern pieces. Soothing paint colors, nice amenities, gated, secure parking area. Breakfast was before a fire in the fireplace! Home-cooked hot breakfast, ample and delicious. We would definitely recommend this beautiful, elegant and comfortable B&B, and hope to return some day.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Colonels
Address: 3890 Barnett Shoals Rd, Athens, GA 30605-4714
Region: United States > Georgia > Athens
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed and Breakfast on Angel Oaks Farm Plantation house established in 1860. The country manor is furnished with European antique furniture and artwork from Chateau near Waterloo, Belgium, 1794. The Colonels is located on a 30 acre horse estate, less then 15 minute drive to historic downtown Athens and the State Botanical Garden. ... more   less 

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