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Fair Havens Plantation

75 Old Edwards Road , Arnoldsville, GA 30619 USA (Show map)
30 Reviews
$150 - $300
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It is only 8 miles east of the classic city of Athens. Fair Havens is designed to elegantly host it’s guests with spacious rooms reflecting the splendor of a bygone era. Featured in Romantic Home's Magazine, this 5,000 square foot home blends elements of it’s past history, including Federal, Victorian, Greek Revival and Colonial Revival architectural styles. In 1825, a ball was held in this home for the french General the Jean Marquis de Lafayette honoring him for his assistance in the American Revolutionary War. Fair Havens is nestled within a 30 acre pastoral setting complete with horses and gardens. Since Fair Havens is a wedding and special events facility, advance reservations are required. See our website for additional pictures and history.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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Maryland going south

5 on October 01, 2013

Home run! Beautiful home and grounds. Ken is the perfect host, his breakfasts rate a 11 on a 1-10 scale. Chose Fair Havens for a place to stay for a football game, but would recommend for any occasion. We were worried about the distance from UGA, but the drive is short and pleasant. We stayed in the Princess Room and could not have been more pleased, we will book again.

Great wedding venue!

5 on September 29, 2013

My son's wedding was held at Fair Havens as was the rehearsal dinner. The historic house and grounds were perfect for both. The bride, her parents and the bridesmaids all stayed with Ken for the weekend. They were all very pleased with the accommodations and the wonderful breakfasts. We could not have asked for a better location or more gracious hospitality. Thanks, Ken.

Fantastic place to stay

5 on September 02, 2013

A fantastic place to stay,great location,superb breakfast,we got upgraded to the master suite which was fabulous and Ken was a great host.I recommend it. Steve Murray Hampshire U.K.

This is the place to be

5 on June 12, 2013

If your looking for a weekend getaway or your looking for a spot close to Athens, this place is a must! The rooms, service, food, and the overall cleanliness of the place was phenomenal. I have never had customer service like I had with Mr. Lauderdale. Absolutely outstanding. If you are staying in Athens for a game, music, or just to visit, this B&B would absolutely make your weekend.

Perfect weekend

5 on December 02, 2012

We celebrated my girlfriends 50th birthday with a 2 night stay here. Ken made our weekend so pleasurable. His hospitality and breakfasts were wonderful. The rooms are so quaint and bring you back in time. Great location, close to the U of Georgia, so we could visit campus easily. Exceptional weekend, thanks to Ken and Fair Havens Plantation.

Wonderful Surprise

4.4 on November 20, 2012

This charming bed and breakfast was like a home away from home. From the spectacular breakfast to the wonderful southern hospitality, this plantation and its owners treated us like family. Only 8 miles from athens, it was quiet and remote, yet close enough to all that Athens Georgia has to offer. It made us want to come back again and thanks to the Lauderdale's it will be like coming back to see family. Our daughter was treated like their own granddaughter and we can wait to see them again.

A truly memorable Wedding and Labor day weekend!

5 on September 02, 2012

Friends and family in a beautiful relaxed atmosphere where people shared incredible meals and fellowshipped like they used too!Ken and Linda Lauderdale treat you like family,and go out of their way to ensure you stay is much much more than you could have imagined. The house is a master piece of lovingly restored history that lends itself to a comfortable and enjoyable stay with it's deep history and serene surroundings.No

Hospitality and History!

4.4 on August 02, 2012

Recently had the opportunity to stay at this charming historic venue. Tucked away on a horse farm/plantation Ken met us in the driveway and warmly welcomed us to his establishment. Southern charm and hospitality abounds. Exceptionally interesting history of the home provided by Ken. Tremendous personal customer service provided by Ken. Excellent breakfast and willingness by Ken to ensure our every need was met. You would be wise to select Fair Havens for your next stay while either staying in the Athems environs or simply as we were, passing through. Cheers, Les

Great holiday weekend getaway!

4.2 on May 31, 2012

Really enjoyed the historic aspect of the house and feeding the horses.

Second post from "Perfect for a Southern Wedding"

5 on October 13, 2011

I meant to rate everything outstanding...not just exceeded expectations!!!

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Location Type

Small town, Countryside


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 80 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-85 North out of the airport. You can follow 85N and follow above directions or you can take I-20 East off of I85N to Hwy 138 in Conyers and go left. Go about 16 milles to Monroe to Hwy 78E (it will segue you onto 78E at Walmart)and follow the above directions. During peak traffic times - listen to 750AM (Talk radio) for traffic updates every 6 minutes or 97.1 or 105.7 FM (oldies) for 24 hour traffic updates.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic Bus Tour of Athens, Available pastures for traveling Equine People, Rafting on the Broad River, State Parks Horse Trails, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Hunting, Augusta Masters, Tour of Homes & Museums Washington ,Ga, Historic bus Tour Athens, Ga, University of Georgia Foot Ball Gameday, Classic Center Events Athens, Ga, Fine Resturants Athens, Ga, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 3 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited $500. fine for smoking in the rooms.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night Minimum on weekends,Gameday,special events&UGA Graduation
  • Deposit Amount Required: $100.00 Deposit to reserve all rooms.
  • Cancellations: If you need to cancel this reservation, call us at least 48 hours before check-in to avoid one stay cancellation fee.



Ken Lauderdale

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About the innkeepers

Ken and his wife's first love is restoring historic homes. They presently reside in an 1812 plantation home on thirty acres. He has moved and restored several historic homes. Hobbies are horse back riding, hiking, sprint triathlon, and hunting.

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Southern -Style Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30- 9:30 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Princess Suite, Breakfast/dining area

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Details Diamond Collection

75 Old Edwards Road , Arnoldsville, GA 30619 USA (Show map)

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