Stayed here first with my daughter, then the very next week with my husband while we helped my daughter move into a local apartment. So, I've stayed in the manor house as well as two of the cottage suites. The staff is very welcoming and so willing to do whatever they can to make your stay memorable and comfortable. They really want you to have all the comforts of home! There is not one detail that has been neglected! And, the eclectic decorating is so much fun! The decor is very classy, but always with a little wacky thrown in! I have stayed in many B&B's over the years, but this one is my favorite! And, to get to stay in such a beautiful place (5 acres in all, and you are encouraged to explore the grounds, which my daughter and I did) for a price that is comparable to the crowded hotels in Athens, GA, was just incredible to me! For the 3 people who gave it a "terrible" rating - I hope you will go try the Holiday Inn in downtown Athens. Then you will appreciate the true gem that is 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