My husband and I just had the opportunity to stay at Stonehurst Place for 2 nights on a recent trip to the south. Our stay was beyond wonderful in every way. If you find yourself in Atlanta, make sure you stay at Stonhurst Place. You will not be disappointed. Everything was 5 star!
The Twelve Oaks is absolutely GORGEOUSl! Our hosts were very friendly and answered all our questions regarding this incredible home. We were invited to explore any of the three floors of this beautiful antebellum home. I was very impressed how extremely clean every thing was in the entire home and how we could make this home our very own for the time we were there. You can just feel the love & pride Nicole & John have for this beautiful home and they want to share this with their guests. YES!! I will absolutely revisit this incredible mansion and go back in time.........Sincerely, Lynn & Rick Fior
Beautiful home, lovely rooms... Only thing lacking was info on the house while we were there, mostly our fault got not asking, we just thought someone might come out at wine/cheese time or even breakfast to provide some history. Stunning home all the same!
This was my third stay at Greenwood B&B, and it won't be my last. Perfect location in a charming neighborhood with easy access to Virginia Highlands and Midtown Atlanta. Spacious and clean with a bedroom & bath, a full kitchen, a living area, and a small sunroom that is perfect for breakfast. David is a wonderful host and always makes sure that you have all you need.
My wife and I stayed in the Breakfast at Tiffany's room on the top floor just for one night on our way to the airport after our wedding, and it was exquisite! Unfortunately, we got in late and were too tired to get up for breakfast (which I hear is pretty good), but the room and the Inn as a whole was perfect! We felt like we were staying in a contemporary version of one of those mansions you see in movies/TV show set in the early 1900s. The bed was very comfortable, the decor was picturesque, and the grounds were beautiful. We did take advantage of the Keurig in the lobby of the 3rd floor on our way out. We hope to come back sometime when we have more time to enjoy this beautiful place!
This place reminded us of going home to Mom & Dad's (except it was cleaner, lol )! David is very accommodating while at the same time not being intrusive. The way the suite is setup, you have your own living area and only need to engage when you want to. Breakfast was great and David was very accommodating to allergies! It's a nice option to downtown Atlanta hotels and in a much better neighborhood. We will be back!
We live in the Atlanta area and have driven by Twelve Oaks many times. This time we made time to stay. And we are so glad we did! The home is just beautiful. Everyone was pleasant, those working and guests alike. Friends' son had narrowed their wedding site to two locations. Our outstanding experience broke the tie!
I always love staying at Stonehurst Place - it's like staying at a good friend's house - from the snacks and drinks, to the well-appointed, cozy rooms. I always feel at home and enjoy my time there - whether I'm relaxing in my room, reading a book on the porch, or enjoying a glass of wine in the living room. I would highly recommend!
We met friends here this past weekend. We arrived around 2pm and no one was around. There was an envelope next to the front door with our name on it as well as the others who were checking in that day that contained our keys. We found our room and explored this beautiful home. We stayed in the Garden Room which was larger then we expected. Very sunny and cozy. I brought a bottle of wine and we decided to open it and wait for our friends to arrive on the porch. We found wine glasses exactly where they said they would be in our rooms welcome book. About 15 minutes later miss Josie came out of the front door and welcomed us. She stays in the guest house in the back. She told us of some great restaurants with in walking distance. Our friends arrived and we all had a nice welcome on the porch. We all would return. Kathryn made two excellent breakfasts, French toast with fruit and a lovely individual quiche with fresh fruit.
My daughter and I spent the night at this wonderful B&B after attending a wedding nearby. It was just perfect! Kristy made us feel right at home when we arrived. The accommodations were just beautiful and the grounds had a nice, country feeling. We loved interacting with all the animals, especially the sweet cats who would wonder into our room. The breakfast the next morning was delicious! Farm-fresh eggs made into an omelette and filled with cheese, spinach, ham and onions along with a crepe topped with a fruit compote. We will definitely visit the Social Goat again!
We stayed overnight for our anniversary and had an amazing time. Every attention to detail was taken and I felt like I stepped into a page in Downton Abbey or Upstairs Downstairs with the intricate placement of china and the beautiful antiques. The gardens were lovely and Eileen was a wonderful host. She made us feel welcome and her cooking was superb. I felt refreshed and recharged just after one night and hope to come back for a longer stay as this is the perfect location to get onto the Metro to go downtown for some Atlanta fun, but then return to the peaceful atmosphere that is Maison LaVigne. Truly unforgettable night.
The rooms were very lovely - well decorated, homey, comfortable, well-lit. We wanted to move in there! My wife loves vegetables, and the breakfast he prepared greatly satisfied her. The host was accessible, courteous and respectful. His personality was New York-like; if you're expecting someone with good 'ol southern hospitality feel, you'll want a different place. We'd definitely stay there again.
I stayed at this lovely inn just recently. The staff, especially Kathryn and Josie, were very attentive, and they made sure I was comfortable. They went out of their way to be of assistance to me. I was a single woman traveling alone on business, and I felt very safe and happy here. Wish I could have stayed several weeks! The breakfasts were delicious and nutritious, very well-presented. The location is ideal if you don’t want to rent a car, but need to go downtown, as the MARTA subway station is a scenic quick walk from the inn. I highly recommend Sugar Magnolia for travelers to Atlanta. A great alternative to sterile, high-rise hotels.
Spent 2 nights at 12 Oaks this month (Sept) and had an amazing time, the house is beautiful, the owners and staff are incredibly friendly and you are in walking distance to the town square, will definitely stay here on my next trip to Covington.
My husband & I recently stayed in the Master Suite at the Social Goat. It was a little slice of heaven in the city. We especially loved the goats, turkeys & chickens. They have a lovely outdoor area that includes a koi pond, fireplace and porch. The house was beautifully decorated and our room was immaculate. I would highly recommend a visit.
We had a great time. The rooms were clean and very nicely decorated. Each room had its own characteristics. We had an issue with the television when we arrived and John was right there to correct the problem. We met some find folks from Florida and Wisconsin. The small town atmosphere and eating establishments were a great treat. At breakfast the next morning we could smell the pancakes and we walked downstairs. The scrambled eggs were a great treat, like none others we had ever had.
David Berl knows how to host a guest! When I am in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta, I am grateful for the hospitality at David's Greenwood B&B. The private entrance, the feeling of a true home, the minimalist decor, the warmth of the decor, the comfort of the bed, the division between the bedroom and the kitchen/den area, the bathtub with shower, the walking distance to everything needed in the Va Highlands restaurant/shopping area, and the suggestions made by David . . .all are top notch hospitality . . .quiet, comfortable, and just perfect for a getaway, a work/play combo trip, a solo trip, or whatever you need. I am a repeat customer and a tough critic :) Thanks, David . . . Bless your B&B . . . Jane G.
I had planned a surprise vacation for my wife's birthday that started with a stay here at Twelve Oaks. It was gorgeous, and only slightly hard to find (I missed the turn twice) but once parked, it was a gorgeous home. Large, spacious rooms and very clean. My wife and i were one of three couples staying the night, but the other rooms were open to look in, so we snooped around a bit. Every room looked tastefully decorated and spacious. We stayed in the In the Heat of the Night Suite which has a HUGE TV (no cable, but DVD player) which was nice (but unused by us). It has a nice covered veranda. The only drawback to this particular room is that the home has spotlights on it overnight which feature it's stunning architecture...well, one of those spotlights aims right into one of the windows. Some black out drapes would be great. I think overall that might be my only comment, that the room was very bright. The chandelier outside the room is gorgeous, but on all night so this sweet is not for those who are light sensitive sleepers! The breakfast was outstanding though. And when I mentioned i'm not much of a biscuits and gravy kind of guy, John was nice enough to whip up some of the finest eggs I've tasted. What a great treat and a great start to our vacation!!! Thank you, we will be back!!! And bring your swimsuits, the pool looks FANTASTIC! Andrew C.
We stayed for a mother/daughter getaway a few weeks ago, and just had a great time! All of the rooms are just stunning and we loved staying in the Suite Home Alabama room! The service was impeccable and breakfast in the morning was delicious! Highly recommend for a relaxing retreat!!
My wife, grown daughter and I stayed at the Social Goat for 2 nights this past week. My daughter (25) had not stayed at a B&B before so we wanted to give it a try for her. So we were looking for something that would accommodate 3 adults while we visited some sites in Atlanta. The Social Goat worked great for us. We rented the Cottage, which had two full-sized BR, full kitchen, etc. Its just around the corner from the main house. The house was very comfortable, quiet, and very clean. Kristy served tasty breakfasts both days that we enjoyed. The entire property was beautiful, and located just down the street from Grant Park, Zoo Atlanta, and the Cyclorama. We definitely recommend it.
My husband and I celebrated our 6th year dating Anniversary this year at Stonehurst Place. Let me just say everything was outstanding. As soon as we walked into the home we fell in love. We felt like we were at home with the wonderful staff, and our room was OUTSTANDING. We chose the Master Suite and let me just say, you will not be disappointed when you stay. There were snacks throughout, the breakfast was AMAZING. We did not want to leave the room once we arrived, and we did not want to leave the next morning. We will definitely be coming again, and celebrating many more Anniversaries here, as we well as spontaneous dates. This place is the Amazing. Thank you Stonehurst Place.
Descubre la fascinante historia de Atlanta
Atlanta es la capital del estado de Georgia, en los Estados Unidos, y también la ciudad más poblada del mismo. Fundada en el año 1837 en la intersección de dos líneas de ferrocarril, a día de hoy es una de las ciudades más visitadas de los Estados Unidos, recibiendo más de 35 millones de visitantes cada año. La industria turística de esta ciudad es muy diversa y hay numerosas atracciones tanto al aire libre como cubiertas. Para disfrutar de todas ellas, nada mejor que alojarse en un económico bed and breakfast en Atlanta, para estar cerca del centro de la ciudad, o en una casa rural en Atlanta, situada más a las afueras, lo que te dará la oportunidad de contemplar en tus trayectos el espectacular paisaje urbano de la ciudad.
Cosas que hacer y ver en Atlanta
Al contrario de lo que ocurre con otras ciudades del Sur de los Estados Unidos, Atlanta decidió en su día no mantener el antiguo estilo arquitectónico sureño, por lo que en la actualidad se puede contemplar aquí un panorama urbano con grandes edificios de estilo moderno y postmoderno.
Especialidades culinarias en Atlanta
Como ocurre en muchas otras ciudades capitales, la gastronomía está formada más por “tendencias” y por la cocina propia de otros países o regiones que por platos típicos locales. Aún así, en esta ciudad se pueden degustar algunos de los platos más tradicionales de la cocina del Sur de los Estados Unidos, como el pollo frito, los guisantes secos, el puré de patatas, el pan de maíz, lo tomates verdes fritos o el julepe de menta.
Eventos destacados en Atlanta
En Atlanta se celebran eventos y festivales durante todo el año, especialmente durante la primavera y el otoño. Destacan especialmente el Festival Dogwood de Atlanta, un festival de artes y artesanía que se celebra cada mes de abril en el parque Piedmont, y el Festival de Cine de Atlanta, que se celebra también durante este mes. En el mes de septiembre, comenzando con la fiesta del Día del Trabajo en septiembre, se celebran una serie de eventos entre los que se encuentran festivales de música al aire libre.
El clima en Atlanta
El clima en Atlanta es subtropical húmedo, con estaciones muy bien definidas: veranos calurosos y húmedos (con una temperatura mínima de 22 °C durante el mes de julio) e inviernos suaves (con mínimas por encima de 0 °C en el mes de enero, el mes más frío). Con un aire urbano que podría recordar al de Houston, a pesar de tener un paisaje muy distinto al que podría esperarse, la hospitalidad sureña de esta ciudad, formada por una diversa mezcla de culturas, se hará notar desde el primer instante, y te sentirás bien recibido en todo momento.