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Plains Historic Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Plains B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The Plains Historic Inn presents as"bed and breakfast". We were a party of 8, renting a total of 4 rooms. The decor was absolutely beautiful. Each room was unique and decorated according to a different decade. The place was filled with beautiful antiques. My bed was very comfortable.

The next morning, all 8 of us reported having a cold shower (no hot water). The breakfast was prepackaged, nothing fresh. Most of us wanted a bagel, and the cream cheese container was basically empty. The orange juice tasted like tang.

The only way I would stay there again would be if a shower was not important, and we ate breakfast somewhere else.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Though we did not stay in Plains but were passing through to FT Benning, we walked around the small town. This Inn is a beautiful place to stay for a relaxing vacation. WE were allowed to view the rooms, and then browse the shops below.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank RogerPsz
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

We booked our room sight unseen. What luck! Staying in Plains, a very small town gave us a great feel for what Jimmy Carter and his Presidency was all about. There are only 7 rooms in the Inn so we were lucky to get one. We chose the 1940's as it had two twin beds and all the others have (I think) double beds. Each room is decorated in a different decade. Doors are left open if no one has booked the room so it was fun to explore. Each room is a delight and very clean. It was a real treat to stay here. We all explored each other's rooms. Breakfast is continental self serve - with directions on how to make the coffee. It brought us together.

If you stay in Plains you may run into the President and Mrs. Carter. One couple did the day before we came and were so excited to have been able to get their picture taken with the Carters. If you miss the Carters you will still hear lots of stories wherever you go - everyone is so thrilled to share their stories of "Jimmy." There is not much in the way of choices for food in the town, but what we had was good and very reasonably priced. "Miss Jan" who runs the ill will share many stories with you. Be sure to check out the scrap book in the common area - it belongs to Roselyn Carter.

Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, this town is a delight and such fun to visit.

Room Tip: Book months early if you plan to be there on a Saturday before Pres. Carter teaches. He lets everyo...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Joyce L
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

I recently held a board meeting/retreat at the Inn and it was the best we've had yet. We rented all 7 rooms at the Inn and held our meetings at the large table in the common area. Each room was delightfully appointed and quite large. The high ceilings and brick walls in each are a reminder that this was once a warehouse. Very comfortable beds and lots of sitting areas in each room. The folks who run the Inn are incredible and will make sure everything is just right. If you happen to be there on a weekend that President Carter is teaching Sunday School you can go to hear him, which our board did and found him to be absolutely lovely and inspiring. Highly recommend this charming town as a destination. Not easy to get to, but really a step back in time!

Room Tip: The 20s, 70s, and 80s rooms are on the front of the building and look out onto Main Street. Check ou...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Michigancritter
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

We arrived late. With a phone call a few minutes prior, our hostess was waiting for us when we arrived. She gave us a key and showed us where the food was for morning continental breakfast. She allowed us to bring our bike inside overnight. And although we had reserved the 1980 room, we could choose among the 3 vacant rms. We chosr the 1940 rm. Very comfortable and charming. Would go back.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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2  Thank Klindorr
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

A visit to the Plains Historic Inn and the surrounding area is a must if you are in the area. The Inn is quaint and comfortable, and the hospitality of Jan and all of the people of Plains is beyond compare.
Make reservations and get into town before 5 pm on the day of your stay. Take time to enjoy, not only the folks on the main street, but the historic places that are in the immediate area.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Jim P
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We were advised by a fellow traveller to visit Plains, Georgia and to stay in this wonderful Historic Inn. Once we had visited the Jimmy Carter Museum and Library in Atlanta, we made our way to Plains, and unfortunately found that the Historic Inn was booked out that night (it was a Saturday). We were asked if we would like to return the following day as there were vacancies available. We were happy to do that and were pleased that we did. We were asked if we would like to attend the Maranatha Baptist Church on the Sunday morning as Jimmy Carter was giving Sunday School - we agreed and were as excited a children as to what the next day would bring.
The Plains Historic Inn is an upmarket B&B with 7 rooms. Each room is furnished in the style of a period - 1920, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 1980. We were given the Presidential Suite (1970) and it was charming. The whole building is charming and was originally a Mercantile Store but is now an Antique Mall and upstairs, has become the beautiful and unforgettable Plains Historic Inn. We were told that Rosalynn Carter was instrumental in the refurbishment of this wonderful Inn. Our room was incredibly comfortable and luxurious and we would have loved to stay longer had time permitted. The cost was very reasonable for the quality and hospitality received. In the public lounge/kitchen, the large fridge was stocked with ample food for a make yourself breakfast and tea/coffee making facilities were adequately provided.
We did in fact attend the Maranatha Baptist Church the next morning and it was a pleasure to meet both Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. That day was an event we will never forget.

Room Tip: If one intends to drive to Plains, Georgia to attend a church service when Jimmy Carter is giving hi...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank MelbourneErena
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Additional Information about Plains Historic Inn

Address: 106 Main Street, Plains, GA 31780
Region: United States > Georgia > Plains
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Plains
Price Range: £53 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter have joined their hometown in developing an Historic Inn & Antiques Mall located on Main Street in Plains. Each suite is authentically furnished from the 1920s through the 1980s and includes a private bath, cable TV, a smoke-free environment, and meets accessibility standards. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the common room and balcony overlooking the historic square that provides a place for relaxation. ... more   less 
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