We arrived in the afternoon and the owner met us at the front door. From this point on we were embraced by Ashford Manor. The room was elegant and comfortable. The grounds, even though it was in the middle of winter, were beautiful. We are already planning a return trip in the spring to see the lawn in its full glory. Once we were settled, we never saw another soul til the next morning. It was quiet and private. We walked the grounds, took pictures and strolled across the street to chops n hops for a great dinner. Our continental breakfast was delivered precisely at the time requested the next morning and the pampering continued. Exactly what a superior B and B should be!
- 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