The Twelve Oaks

2176 Monticello St. , Covington, GA 30014 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


Chosen as one of the Top 10 B&Bs in the United States! And selected for the Southern Living Hotel Collection, The Twelve Oaks is one of the South's greatest antebellum mansions! Come be inspired by the home that inspired the legendary Twelve Oaks in Gone with the Wind! This award-winning mansion was built in 1836 and features eight guest rooms that provide a luxurious and unique experience along with modern conveniences such as free Wifi, iPhone/iPod docking alarm clocks, flat panel TVs, and luxurious baths and linens. Sit by your fireplace in your Turkish robe and drink a glass of wine. Curl up with a book by the pool or on one of the elegant porches. Walk to the historic Covington Square, recently named Hollywood of the South for the 80+ movies and TV shows filmed here; you may even get a glimpse of movie filming in town. Visit the local ice cream shop and sit in a rocking chair and enjoy the view. Explore the streets filled with antebellum mansions and homes. Located in the Metro Atlanta area and only 30 minutes to downtown. Come experience a true taste of the South and get spoiled rotten!



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on July 17, 2015

An amazing jewel in Covington, GA. Beautifully restored and decorated antebellum home. The owners and staff are very gracious and informative. The themed rooms are exquisite with comfortable beds and baths. The breakfast was ample and delicious. Definitely recommend staying here if you're in the area.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your amazing review! We are so glad to read that your stay was so enjoyable and we're so thankful for the high praise. We would love to have you come stay with us again!

Southern Magnificence

5 on July 03, 2015

Three couples enjoyed having rooms on the 3rd floor for a 2 day stay. Can't say enough positive things about Travis and the staff. He was very helpful and accomodating to all our requests and needs. Would stay at the Twelve Oaks Inn again in a heartbeat. The breakfast was very well done - the sausage gravy was a treat! My husband and I stayed in the Canonball Run Suite. We enjoyed the large copper tub. Room was large, clean, and well appointed. Loved sitting in the window seat every morning and reading for a few minutes before starting the day. Covington is a town full of history both new and old. The walking tour of historic homes was a great way to get some added exercise!

2 yr Anniversary Celebration one word AWESOME!

5 on June 09, 2015

Herbie & Dana frm Mosheim,Tn Stayed May 25-29 th 2015 My husband N I needed a getaway in the biggest way n very bad we were celebrating our 2 yrs marriage was n need of relaxment n fun well Twelve Oaks gave that to us. My husband is a fan of "In the heat of the night " tv series fan the place was gorgeous and relaxing pool we had to our selves was fun n we stayed in the "In the heat of the night suite" . the surrounding town was fun. thanks to the Twelve Oaks staff and John n Nicole also for for spoil treatment were want to come back n possibly stay longer n we actually did not want to leave & love it !!! Thank you n sorry it took so long to review it. breakfast was awesome n very relaxing HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Herbie and Dana, Thank you so much for staying with us and for writing us a review! We love to hear back from our guests that they definitely want to come back to stay again and for an extended period next time. We can't wait til your next visit!


4.8 on June 09, 2015

We stayed in the Sweet Home Alabama Suite upstairs. Everything is beautiful and spotless. Breakfast was amazing too. Thank you!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We love to hear back from our guests and we're so glad that you had a fantastic stay. We hope you'll come back to stay again!

Wonderful Bed & Breakfast stay

5 on June 06, 2015

On our way back home to St. Louis from St. Pete's beach. Very elegant home, very nice staff, wonderful accommodations. Went to the town square for dinner at Amici's for salad and pizza, followed up with a walk around the square and surrounding homes. Couldn't leave the town square without visiting Scoops for ice cream. Had a very restful stay at 12 Oaks; Breakfast was tasty; Home as beautiful architecture, furniture and paintings.

Innkeeper Response
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your review! It was so nice to hear that you had a great historic small town experience while you stayed with us, and that you had a peaceful stay here. We do hope you'll come back to stay again!

Wonderful weekend!

4.6 on June 02, 2015

The Inn was exquisite! Quiet and white glove clean. We loved our room and everyone was so hospitable. The grounds just invited us to walk. I felt as if I had stepped back in time and enjoyed just rocking on the front porch. We combined this visit with dining at the nearby and famous Blue Willow Inn. This was a wonderful weekend! Everyone should experience Twelve Oaks.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to write us a review! We love reading about how you felt like you had stepped back in time and that you had a fantastic experience. We hope you'll come back to stay with us again soon!

Best B&B experience ever!

5 on June 01, 2015

From the quiet rooms to the incredible hospitality to the close walk to the beautiful town square, our 2 night stay was the most incredible experience we've ever had at a B&B. The grounds and house were gorgeous and the breakfasts were some of the best eating in the world! I would highly recommend this to anyone - and a great experience for the value.

Innkeeper Response
Your review just made my day. I shared it with the staff. Thank you so much for taking time out to write about your stay! We are so glad you loved it and we'd love for you to visit again!

The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast, Covington GA

5 on May 30, 2015

The Twelve Oaks is not simply a place to stay, but more like visiting with friends in their magnificent home. Nicole and John and their lovely staff make you feel so welcome and are so friendly that you don't want to leave. The breakfasts are delicious. I still miss them. I felt totally spoiled. The rooms are beautiful and cleanliness and good service are a priority. Each room has it's own personality, they are all gorgeous. I loved the Katherine Mirror Image Suite. You have to try the magical shower and you could swim in the bath. I felt like a princess. For my return visit I stayed in the Salvatore Brothers Study. This one is a must if you are a fan of The Vampire Diaries. You feel as if you are really in the old Salvatore mansion. It is a treat to chat with other guests over a glass of wine at "Sippin'and Nibblin'" time in the evening. There is a pool to cool off in and the garden is pretty and peaceful. It is a short walk from the Twelve Oaks to the shops and restaurants of Covington Square. I cannot recommend it highly enough. You will love it. - Wendy

Innkeeper Response
Wendy! Thank you so much for taking time to leave us a review. The entire staff just enjoyed your visit so much! We miss you and hope to see you again sometime!

Review of 12 Oaks

4.2 on May 27, 2015

Thanks for the special courtesy in allowing me to change dates after booking! I really appreciate that. We enjoyed our stay - especially the breakfast. We liked walking around the grounds - you have a wonderful property.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your kind words. Have a wonderful day!

Great Stay

5 on May 19, 2015

We arrived on a Saturday and stayed until Monday, my wife and I were on a babymoon and wanted to get a relaxing stay in while we can ours was a great! It was very quiet and a relaxing time before baby! For cocktail hour they set out raspberry lemonade and in the mornings set out decaf coffee for her.Travis was the inn keepers name over the weekend and he was fantastic! Our stay was wonderful and we will definitely be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We're so glad you and your wife came to stay with us for your babymoon and that you had a wonderful visit. We hope that you'll come back and see us again once the baby arrives!

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Rooms & Rates

Frankly Scarlett Junior Suite

This room is on the first floor and has a beautiful view of the massive columns on two sides of the house. It features an antique queen size tester canopy bed. The lavish white marble bathroom has a large, two-person spa rain shower with three separate rain heads. This room has one of the largest fireplaces complete with a remote control. It also has a 55" LED tv.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Cannonball Run Grand Suite

This fabulously large and elegant room tucked away on the 3rd floor features a gorgeous replica of an antique copper bateau tub; soak in the history as you look out the original French-style leaded glass windows or take in the original brick wall. Warm up by your fireplace complete with remote so you can adjust the fire from the gorgeous hand-carved antique king bed. This room has an enormous carrara marble shower with two rain heads and a spa-like bench with hand shower for relaxing and staying a while. This is luxury at its finest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Katherine's Mirror Image Grand Suite

This grand 2nd floor suite with a king bed gives you the once in a lifetime experience of taking a shower in a very rare antique luxury shower from the late 1800's that was featured on Good Day Atlanta and in Deep South Magazine. These showers were installed in places like Buckingham Palace and one can be seen at Biltmore Estate. The Twelve Oaks is one of the very few places you can take a shower in one! Many guests say this is the best shower they've ever experienced! Soak next to the fire just like you would have almost two centuries ago in the in-room double slipper (2 person) claw foot tub. This grand suite features one of the best views of the house overlooking the massive columns on two sides of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Suite Home Alabama

3rd Floor Suite: Many people don’t realize that Sweet Home Alabama was filmed partly in Covington, which is also known as Hollywood of the South. Stay in this king size junior suite with one of the favorite bathrooms to experience southern hospitality at its finest, original bead board ceilings, and an original fireplace updated with gas coals and a convenient remote. You may want to soak away the day in the gorgeous double slipper claw foot tub with hand shower and a gorgeous view out the original French windows! This room has a king size bed that can be converted into two twins. Please make a note in your reservation if you will need the bed converted into two twins before you arrive.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

In the Heat of the Night Suite

This charming room on the 2nd floor features beautiful antique French doors leading to your own private enclosed porch perfect for reading a great book! The bathroom has an antique claw foot tub with standing shower, brand new plumbing fixtures and the original tile floor, which we were able to uncover during the renovation. This room has a gorgeous original fireplace that has been converted to gas and comes with a remote for the ultimate in historic beauty with modern convenience. The name of this room pays homage to the role Twelve Oaks played as a set for many episodes of the hit television series, “In the Heat of the Night”.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Breakfast at Tiffany's Suite

This 3rd floor room features a gorgeous queen-size French hand-painted bed and has a charming Tiffany blue slipper tub and beautiful French windows. If you love all things French, then the French antiques in this room will make you swoon.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Salvatore Brothers Study Suite

This guest room conveniently located on the first floor is the study and has gorgeous mahogany woodwork throughout and an original fireplace that has been converted to gas complete with a remote. Step back in time as the bath here has the original tile and original tub and standing shower. Of course, the house was built in 1836, but this is likely one of the first baths added to the house in the late 1800s and is fabulous!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Steel Magnolias Spa Grand Suite

This gorgeous 3rd floor room has an enormous spa bathroom with a jetted pedestal tub. Soak your cares away with chromo-therapy and aromatherapy or take a shower in the large 2-person shower. The architecture in this room is beautiful as well from the barrel ceiling foyer entrance to the original bead board ceiling and gorgeous French windows. This room is perfect for romance with its queen size bed and original fireplace that has been updated to gas and includes the modern convenience of a remote. .

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

United States, Small town


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 40 miles

Directions to property:

I-20 east from Atlanta. Exit 90 to merge onto HWY 278E. Right onto Turner Lake Road. At traffic circle, take 3rd exit onto Clark St. Take Clark Street to the historic Covington Square and take a right on Monticello St. The house is within walking distance of the historic square on the right side. The address is 2176 Monticello St.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Only 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta!, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: After 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require payment in full when the reservation is made.
  • Cancellations: We can provide you with a full refund if you cancel more than two weeks prior to your reservation date. We are happy to reschedule your reservation if changes are made within two weeks of your reservation.



Nicole Greer and John Munn

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Nicole loves historic renovation and interior design as well as cooking and meeting new people so opening an inn was perfect for her! Both Nicole and John are the epitome of southern hospitality and do their best to ensure every guest has an exceptional stay.

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  • Time Served: 9:00am until 9:45am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Very Berry Stuffed French Toast
Texas Toast stuffed with cream cheese and macerated berries, cooked to perfection and served with fresh berries, powdered sugar and syrup. Our guests LOVE this! Come try it!