We were in town for our son's graduation at UGA and had the pleasure of staying with Sonja and Norman at the Chicken Coop. It could not have been a more perfect place! The rooms were spacious and comfortable. An added surprise was the fresh strawberry desserts waiting on us when we arrived. Being in a hurry, I had mine for a late midnight snack. The next morning we awoke to a delicious breakfast that included homemade biscuits and preserves, and the best chicken we have ever eaten! Even better than the rooms and food was the warmth and friendliness received from Sonja and Norman. They made us feel right at home. We were so very blessed to have stayed here. It just made an already "Special" and memorable weekend that much more special and memorable! We can't wait to return for another stay!
Sonja and Norman received us like family! Just got better after we arrived! Moved into our most comfortable and inviting rooms and then opted to have our afternoon treat after our evening meal. They suggested a local restaurant for supper. Good advice! Came back and ate our delicious cobbler, brushed our teeth and then attended the Historical Oglethorpe monthly meeting in Lexington, just two miles down the road. After a good nights sleep we enjoyed the best breakfast ever! Hated to leave, but we will be back! Wish Historical Oglethorpe would meet every week!
What a pleasure Sonja and Norman are! We enjoyed our stay at their cozy bed and breakfast. We felt right at home. The breakfast and cobbler were excellent. Our rooms were perfect. Our 13 year old son can't stop talking about how much fun he had! We will be back to visit for sure. Sincerely your Alabama friends! Roll Tide.
Me and my son needed a place to stay while enjoying some hunting near Crawford and I was advised to go meet the folks here at The Chicken Coop. I have never stayed at a bed n breakfast so I really didn't know what to expect but low and behold that unseen person that travels with me showed up and made us feel welcome. Met wonderful owners whom I now can call friends. My son even shot his first deer the next morning!! So thankful to meet all the new friends in the Crawford/Lexington area. We were made to feel right at home and would highly recommend the Chicken Coop to anyone. Really thankful to meet Norman & Sonja!! Everything was very neat and clean!!! I am very thankful for Norman & Sonja, my new friends.
We had a wonderful weekend at the chicken coop w Sonja and Norman. Breakfasts were wonderful, as well as the cobbler and hot chocolate in the evening. We planned on only staying one night but ended up staying two. We will definitely be back to the chicken coop! Thanks for a great stay and making it a wonderful wkend!
We enjoyed our stay at the Chicken Coop this weekend. It's a beautiful place and Mrs. Sonja is the sweetest lady. This was the first time I've stayed at a Bed and Breakfast and I was impressed. Breakfast was amazing. I can't wait to stay here again next time we're in the area.
I have stayed at the Chicken Coup two years in a row now since I have an event in Athens each spring. I found the place on accident, and left feeling like I'd been staying with friends and family. The innkeepers are the sweetest people and Sonja is a marvelous cook. The food is creative and exceptionally good. They are flexible and very accommodating people- looking for a way to make your stay even better. The late night dessert treats are something I look forward to. The only thing I would recommend to Sonja is to serve the food, then go back to the kitchen to let visitors eat- especially in the morning when folks are tired and do not want to talk. Other than that- it's a gem of a place and we will keep returning each year. Love that cats outside on property as well! They're so sweet. Great place!
OMG!! what can I say about the Chicken Coop; I have been to very expensive hotels and resorts and have not had the service or great food like we got at the Chicken Coop. Sonja and Norman have created one of the nicest places for a bed and breakfast. If you want to go to your Grandmothers or Aunt house to be spoiled, then come here. They are so kind. The rooms remind you of going to visit family.The breakfast is simply wonderful and a lot of it. ( homemade eggs, chicken, grits, gravy, waffles, and much, much more) The rooms are very clean and comfortable (100% rating) We will be coming back! thanks Sonja and Norman. David and Audtrice Harris
We stayed at The Chicken Coop Bed and Breakfast for our daughters wedding in the area. We couldn't have picked a better place! It was peaceful, quiet, clean and a relaxing retreat after a busy day. When we arrived, Sonja had coffee and homemade carrot cake to welcome us. The breakfast was a wonderful, homemade spread and plenty of it. This was so much better than staying at a hotel and the price was unbelievable for this home away from home. The owners, Sonja and Norman are wonderful hosts and their food is delicious! They really go out of their way to make your stay special. We plan to go back just for a weekend away sometime soon! Thanks Sonja and Norman! The Gardners
Sonja and Norman were perfect hosts. The house was nice and set up well for a B&B. Very quiet, Very good food, great conversation and exchange of ideas. This B&B is Sonja and Normans' ministry of love.
Off the beaten path but definitely worth a stop. It's not your typical B&B in that everything is perfect and stuffy. The Coop is homey, peaceful and comfortable. Like visiting Grandma's without feeling like you're intruding in someone's home. The owners are warm and friendly and ready to chat. I was welcomed with a serving of homemade cobbler and would have taken the entire pan if given a chance. Breakfast was a bounty of food -- eggs and fried chicken and gravy, homegrown tomatoes, grits, biscuits with homemade preserves and fresh squeezed orange juice. Needless to say I didn't eat for the rest of the day. Only cautions -- a) keep an eye out for the sign at the end of the drive because it is easy to miss and b) consider eating dinner before arriving because the only choice in town is pizza or Mexican.
My husband and I stayed at The Chicken Coop for a weekend getaway before welcoming our 5th child. It was truly a home away from home. We arrived Friday afternoon to a delicious homemade blackberry pie. The next two mornings we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. After an afternoon outing, we arrived back at the bed & breakfast to more homemade goodies. Mrs. Sonja and Mr. Norman go out of their way to make you feel at home. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay as this was our first experience at a bed & breakfast. We couldn't have picked a better place to spend our weekend! We are looking forward to staying at The Chicken Coop again!
Our friends met us at this B&B.we had our own entrance,living area and each had our own room with our own bathroom. Breakfast was great,so much food.our hosts were so warm and welcoming, made us feel like family than visitors. Having the area to ourselves was a real treat. I would definately go again if we find ourselves in the area.
My husband and I stayed here while we were having flooring put in our entire home. We stayed 4 nights. It was an absolutely refreshing stay in a chaotic time. Our teen children were staying at friends' houses, yet they were welcomed to come visit and stay as long as they wanted. The food was delicious, the accommodations comfortable, and the innkeepers wonderful. Sonja reminded us of both Mary and Martha from the Bible. She paid attention to what is most important (the people) while having a serving heart. She made sure we were the center of her attention when we needed it, but did so in a way that made us feel like more than guests. It was truly as close to "home away from home" as we have ever felt. Thank you very much. Tom and Angela
Our family planned a weekend getaway to The Washington Family Farm to experience their amazing corn maze and fall festivities! We decided to stay overnight and investigated local bed and breakfast locations. For those who enjoy this type of experience you realize very quickly that most B&B's don't cater to families. The "Chicken Coop" is a rare gem. Sonja & Norman are salt of the earth folks who welcome you as family. The rooms are cozy and classic! Breakfast was "amazing" with a true southern charm! We traveled home with our bellies full and feeling loved. Perfect retreat for families and couples who are looking to slow down. At the "Coop" you can really enjoy the most important things in life...like each other. The Henry Family
Went up for UGA football game. Was recommended to stay at the "Chicken Coop." What an awesome place!!!!! We felt at home the moment we walked in. Mrs. Sonja was so kind and went out of her way to make sure everything was great. Food was "out of this world" and there was plenty of it. My wife and I are already discussing when we will be going back. What was funny was that the first night we went out for dinner, and when you would usually say "are you ready to go back to the room" we caught ourselves saying "are you ready to go back home" . I knew then we had found the Hidden Treasure. Stay at the Chicken Coop. You'll be highly satisfied.
The highlight of our weekend in Athens for the GA/LSU game besides GA winning was staying at the "Chicken Coop B&B". It is a real gem of a place. Mrs. Sonja & Mr. Norman were great host & the breakfast was delicious. The rooms were so comfortable, I felt like I was at home. We already look forward to staying there on our next trip to Athens. Thank you so much for the great "Southern Hospitality".
Our family spent the weekend at the Chicken Coop so that our daughter could perform with the majorettes at the UGA game. I have to say the highlight of the weekend was the B&B. The room was Great, The food even Better, as my father would say if you left hungry is was your own fault and the you will not find better hosts. Ms. Sonja and Mr. Norman go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and feel at home. If you want to know what if feels like to be treated like royalty this is the place to be. I would recommend staying here just to experience that Relaxed, Renewed, Feel Good, Mood you have when you leave. Cyndee Kenney, 7136 Hacklebarney Rd, Blackshear, GA 31516
We stayed 3 nights on our anniversary trip and it was wonderful.The food was amazing the room was very comfortable and we were made to feel like family.Ms. Sonya and Mr. Norm are amazing people and you just feel pampered and right at home there.We will be back for sure.If you want a place to get relaxation in a Christian atmosphere this is the place.Ms. Sonya even did something special for us on the day of our anniversary.The most enjoyable place we have ever stayed by far.
Sonja and Norman, You have a gift for making people feel at home! I enjoyed my short stay. Nice yard as I pulled in on a rainy afternoon; lots of warmth inside! My room was very nice, clean, and quiet. A tasty snack and then I was out to my reunion. I was pleasantly surprised by the marvelous breakfast on Sunday morning. Everything was delicious and filling and I enjoyed talking with the other guests. Thank you both for everything---even going the extra step to return my left behind phone charger.
We stayed one night on June 28 on my way home from Washington DC to Florida. They welclomed us as a family and we spent a relax time at Chikencoop B&B with their warmful hospitality. The room is spacious and lovely. The homemade breakfast is delightful with fresh vegetables from their garden. Our kids (6y and 3y) also enjoyed playing outside in peaceful environment. I highly recommend this B&B. Thank you Sonja and Norman!
My sister and I really enjoyed our stay at The Chicken Coop. They waited up for us to get there to welcome us properly. She makes the loveliest cake and owes me a recipe. The bed was comfortable, the room very clean. Breakfast was great, she made me an omelette which is the way I like my eggs. Both of them were warm and hospitable and made our stay a restful one. Thank you.
My husband and I enjoyed a well needed respite for 3 nights at the Chicken Coop! We couldn't have found a better host with tastier food and a comfortable room. The Armours are kind and gracious and their bed and breakfast was the right choice. We are looking forward to more stays at the Chicken Coop! Thank you Sonja and Norman for this relaxing getaway ! The Shadrixs
We had a tremendous, albeit short time during our second stay at The Chicken Coop! The Armours are tremendous hosts and the accommodations and food are first class. We highly recommend this great establishment to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable, relaxing stay.
We stayed one night at the Coop when traveling through the area. We felt so lucky that someone had cancelled a reservation and that at the last minute we were able to stay there instead of some chain hotel. Sonja and Norman went above and beyond the call of duty to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. We were totally spoiled by the delicious cooking which included homebaked goods, pies and a really fantastic hot southern breakfast. These are wonderful people who really care about their guests and work tirelessly to do things the right way. You don't want to miss this place!
We stayed at the Chicken Coop for 4 nights, and it was a really wonderful experience. It really felt like a home away from home... it was a really relaxing and comfortable stay, and it felt like a nice place to come home to while we were conferencing in Athens (a short car ride away!) Sonja and Norm were so gracious and kind, and we left feeling like we had made new friends in the south. I would recommend the Chicken Coop to anyone who is visiting Athens or Crawford. (And the breakfast were excellent!)
We spent one night at The Chicken Coop on our trip to Georgia. The room was charming and comfortable, and we were pleasantly surprised with a snack before bed : delicious homemade cookies, sweet bread, and eggnog milkshakes! Our favorite part was the breakfast. Before heading out to explore Athens, we enjoyed a beautiful, delicious, and elegant candle -lit breakfast with our inn-keepers and family, who were kind enough to tell us about different points of interest and attractions in the area. Our only regret was not getting to stay longer! (Jean and Joey from Tampa, Florida)