If you've ever longed to sit on the white-columned verandah of an antebellum home sipping a mint julep, This is The Place!! We really can't say enough about the service here. The staff - Joanne, Lacresia, EJ, Antonio, and others behind the scenes - make the 1842 what it is, a wonderful old Southern mansion full of charm and gentility.
We stayed in the Macon Room, upstairs, front in the original house. Loved it! High ceilings and windows, comfortable bed, nice bath and closet; furnished with a few antiques. To really get the feel of staying in an antebellum mansion, we would recommend choosing one of the rooms in the Old House. However, the entire downstairs and verandah are common areas, furnished with antiques and tastefully decorated.
Breakfast was wonderful, ordered the night before, with a choice of service in one of the parlors or outside in the garden between the two buildings. We had ours on the front verandah our last morning - a fitting farewell.
Service was amazing, we went in for hot water to have afternoon tea, and Lacresia brought us tea service with fresh, home-made cookies. After having juice we'd brought with us on the verandah, the next morning Joanne - unasked and unasking - brought out the same variety of juice for our breakfast. All needs were met and expectations were exceeded.
I (the husband) had three mint juleps during our stay here. They were strong and delicious, made with their own julep syrup, and not weak and syrupy like some I've had elsewhere. The bar is attended, with good wine selections as well as liquors.
We've stayed in many B&B's and small inns. The 1842 speaks to its region more than any other we've found. It is run with a grace and charm that frankly cannot be found outside the South.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1842 Inn blends the amenities of a grand hotel and the ambiance of a country inn. The guest rooms and public areas of the inn dwell within a Greek Revival antebellum house and an adjoining Victorian house that share a quaint courtyard and gardens. The nineteen guest rooms, parlors, and library are tastefully designed with fine English antiques and paintings, oriental carpets, tapestries and elaborate draperies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1842 Hotel Macon