I will start out by saying this was my first stay at a Bed and Breakfast and I was thoroughly impressed!
The house is beautiful and has been restored to it's original time period. Obviously there were things that had to be done to keep the property to code but these were hidden as much as possible. I love that the sprinkler system in the house is hidden. The house is full of antiques that help maintain the wonderful atmosphere. I am not personally a crystal chandelier type of person but the one in the dinning room is beautiful and fits the house perfectly.
The house was vey quiet. We had the room right by the main doorway and never heard other guests coming or going.
Nicole and John were examples of true southern hospitality. I was staying with two friends one of whom recently had foot surgery. We had originally booked a room on the third floor. As it turned out, they were able to switch our rooms so we could be on the first floor. I was also thankful as I have arthritic knees! Breakfast was wonderful! Although I loved the cream cheese and fruit stuffed French toast, my friends wanted plain French toast and Nicole was happy to make it for them. We were able to get a fold away bed as there were three of us in the room. John anticipated our needs and walked in with the third set of towels as I was about to go out and request them (remember we switched rooms). We did have to pay extra to have a third person in the room but that should be expected it causes extra work for housekeeping.
Although we were staying for the Vampire Diaries Eyecon, Covington is a quaint town by itself. There is the town square, the old cemetery, and lots of great old houses all within walking distance. It is only 30 odd miles from downtown Atlanta if you want more to do.
Overall, I had a great experience and have already recommended that my friends and family visit Twelve Oaks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The home that inspired Twelve Oaks in the movie Gone With the Wind is now open as a bed and breakfast/event facility.This beautiful antebellum home built in 1836 is nestled in the heart of Covington, Georgia. It is perfectly located 30 minutes east of Atlanta for the weekend getaway or leisurely mid-week holiday.The common areas and the guest rooms are decorated in a warm and inviting style. Fabulous antiques blend with modern pieces for a timeless, elegant and comfortable feelEach bedroom and bath is unique and are furnished and decorated in a different style. All rooms feature luxurious bedding, bath robes, ipod/iphone docks, a flat panel tv and many other special touches. ... more less
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