We came last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary, which is today, May 2nd. The grounds are beautiful; the accommodations luxurious; the breakfast perfect to the last bite(and it was so plentiful, my husband had to finish my last twenty bites). The owners are very friendly and accommodating, and even the gardener was happy to answer questions. There was a private event late yesterday afternoon, but the staff was so openhearted about everything that we were welcomed to participate if we liked and were offered reception food!
The Manor faces Main Street and is across the street from a couple of nice restaurants and a short distance from quaint shopping. Yet, with the trees and wall that surround it, you don't feel like you're near anything!
We loved everything about Ashford Manor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We like to think of ourselves as the best kept secret in Georgia. The five acre Ashford Estate, overlooking Watkinsville's venerable Main Street, had been in the same family for over 100 years. Completely surrounded and secluded by a border of magnolias, red buds and pines, the 1893 Victorian manor house, cottage, gazebo and four acres of landscaped gardens all terrace down to a pool and open woods and creek beyond. We are walking distance to antique shops and art galleries of local fine and folk art talent. Ashford Manor and our new facility Ashford On Main are available for weddings, reunions, business meetings, retreats, bridal showers and more! ... more less