We spent the past weekend with two couple friends enjoying the Dahlohega Wine Tour and lodging with Terry and Marie at their lovely Inn at Magnolia Oaks. Their "business" represents a passion the couple has to extend genuine hospitality to their guests. From the time we were warmly greeted on arrival to the hugs we exchanged when we left, the experience was delightful.
I have wanted to try a Bed & Breakfast for quite some time, but my husband didn't think it would be something he would like. Well, we certainly chose the perfect one for our first experience! The Inn at Magnolia Oaks has set the bar quite high. Very detail was perfect, but I have to believe that the innkeepers, Marie and TerryDawson, are the true jewels. We felt like special guests of old friends. After telling them that we were interested in watching the Alabama game, we returned from dinner to find Terri in the library with the TV tuned to the right channel and game snacks on the coffee table. Chip and he thoroughly enjoyed cheering the the Crimson Tide to a victory. This morning we joined the other 3 guest couples for a wonderful breakfast of fresh ambrosia, S'mores waffles with bacon, coffee, juice and even a breakfast dessert of peanut butter pie- a first for us as well. Many thanks to the Dawsons for a wonderful experience.
We were fortunate enough to have stayed at the Inn at Magnolia Oaks a few weeks ago. It was the first B&B experience for my wife and I, and we were blown away. Terry and Marie were so welcoming, friendly and attentive. The house is so beautiful and it has a magnificent Anti-Bellum feel, with the huge white columns in front with a beautiful porch and swing that my wife and I wish we had more time to enjoy. Inside is just as gorgeous, the attention to detail is amazing; each room was so well done…very romantic. It’s also a short drive into Dahlonega. We felt so welcome, and so at home (I wish our home were as nice,) we would go back in a heartbeat. My only complaint is that we only had one night to spend there, and we are talking about a return visit, but next time it must be for at least 2 nights!
Cindy and I wanted a special weekend to celebrate our 29 years of marriage. The Inn at Magnolia Oaks was the perfect place to get away and enjoy the charm and hospitality of the finest host and hostess we've met. Terry and Marie make you feel more like a guest than a customer. The decor and attention to detail are unmatched. We look forward to our next opportunity to visit the Inn again.
The Inn at Magnolia Oaks is an absolute gem. The house itself is spectacular and the southern hospitality is equally exemplary. My wife and I completed a wonderful day of wine tours with an evening at the Magnolia Oaks...just awesome! Thanks Marie and Terry.
Sue and I want to thank you for your gracious hospitality on our wedding night. We arrived truly worn out after several days of planning, entertaining out-of-town guests, and simply enjoying a wondrous wedding and reception. Terry and Marie, you provided a warm, recuperative environment that almost immediately brought Sue and me back from a state of exhaustion. Not only is your home beautiful and elegant, but Sue and I were delighted to have spent the evening talking with you. The next day, as we were leaving, Sue commented that we had just made new friends. So, thank you again. We plan to return as guests, but also just for a friendly visit. We recommend to all friends and family that, when in the North Georgia area, stay with Terry and Marie at the Magnolia Oaks B & B God bless. John & Susan Ingrisano
This past week-end was a wonderful experience being with a couple who have such a passion for serving others with true hospitality! The Inn at Magnolia Oaks is the most awesome B&B because of the owners, Terry and Marie. The furnishings, the attention to detail, and the gourmet three-course breakfast's were all 'over-the-top'. We enjoyed some local attractions, such as antique stores, old general stores, wineries, great dining places, the mountain views, and outlet mall. Dahlonega, Gainsville, Sautee, Helen, Cleveland, and Dawsonville are all within a 25 minute drive. However, the afternoon parlor or porch visits with Terry and Marie made us feel like we were with our best friends back home. We had as much private time as we desired, but looked forward to our visits with them. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, or if you need accommodations during football weekends, this is close to Athens and Atlanta also. My wife and I were so impressed with The Inn at Magnolia Oaks, we are looking forward to a return trip. Clyde and Cecilia, Savannah, GA
What a delight it was for my husband Kevin and I to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary in this lovely bed and breakfast. Every detail of the Inn was just perfect. The decor is beautiful and very inviting. The food is amazing! Our room was a welcoming retreat. Time on the porch is time well spent. Terry and Marie were such a blessing to us with their many kind words and actions. We will have fond memories of our delightful stay at Magnolia Oaks. Jennifer Connell Flowery Branch, Georgia
Where do we start? The luxurious rooms, the delicious food, or the hospitality and graciousness of Terry and Marie? We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts over the years but none have come close to the experience we had at The Inn at Magnolia Oaks in Clermont, GA. From the very onset, we knew our stay was going to be a memorial one. The four guestrooms were beautifully decorated, exceptionally comfortable and immaculate. Terry's and Marie's attention to detail was impressive as we were greeted with fresh flowers (we even had a fresh magnolia blossom in a vase located on our dresser). Breakfast each morning was a three-course event that varied from fresh fruit parfaits, wonderful french toast, and their signature dish "The Hot Magnolia". The upstairs guest lounge was equally impressive with a comfortable couch and refreshments available al all times (don't miss Marie's famous tea cookies)! Downstairs was everything you could possibly want, beautiful furnishings, books, board games, etc, and evenings were filled with great wine and conversation with other guests, and Terry and Marie. My husband and I felt truly honored to be their first guests and were made to feel like dear "old friends." We highly recommend that if you are traveling to north Georgia to visit the wine country or to just relax, be sure to stay with Terry and Marie at The Inn at Magnolia Oaks for an exceptional experience! We plan on returning soon. P.S. Be sure to meet Lady Chablis. She's quite the charmer! Darrell and Renee' Richards
Terry & Marie are such wonderful, genuine hosts! My wife & I had an absolutely delightful evening at this B&B. The house is spectacular, the rooms are immaculate, the location is excellent for visiting the North Georgia wine country, and the owners are certainly gifted for being innkeepers. We felt 'at home' right from the start. Terry & Marie treat you more like good friends than paying customers. Don't miss the garden and be sure to do some front porch sittin'!
I've stayed in B&B's around the world and the Inn at Magnolia Oaks is by far the best that I have visited. Recently opened, the Inn has four beautifully appointed bedrooms which are very roomy and comfortable with nice mountain views. The downstaris living space is equally impressive with beautifully decorated rooms with open and airy 12 foot ceilings and a wrap around porch with comfortble chairs and a swing for two. Marie and Terry are the epitome of southern charm and hospitality and have such a welcoming and accommodating personality. The three course breakfast was delicious and their home -made Belltree Smith parfait is to die for. I would highly recommend the Inn at Magnolia Oaks to any couple looking for a romantic escape in the Blue Ridge mountains. - - Dick, Wilton, CT
My wife and I stayed here over Memerial Weekend and were thoroughly impressed at the quality, hospitality, and over-all 'feel' of this establishment. The house and the rooms were beautiful. The three course breakfast was simply amazing. Marie and Terry do a wonderful job of making their guests feel at home and are very helpful with advice and information on local attractions. This is probably the finest B&B I've been to. --Dustin Marietta, GA
Absolutely wonderful.... from the picturesque setting, to the most comfortable bed we've slept in. Marie and Terry were welcoming, knowledgeable, and entertaining historians. Together they're the epitome southern charm and hospitality. Marie's cooking is amazing, I will dream of her blintzes and signature chipped beef. We felt honored to be amongst the first of their guests. We wish them many many years of prosperity and joy in this new endeavor. Thanks and we look forward to another visit. Sincerely, Julie & Clay