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Mileybright Farmhouse

3244 Covington Hwy , Decatur, GA 30032 USA (Show map)

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Historic Mileybright Farmhouse is located in Decatur, GA, seven miles east of Atlanta. A spacious suite with one or two bedrooms, or two guest rooms with king beds, accommodates families, couples or single travelers. A little bit of country in the city. Built in 1900 by Judge John S. Candler as his country gentleman's dairy farm. The home is sensitively restored to a bygone era. The Forkner suite has a casual living room with gas log fireplace, satellite TV, WiFi, full kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer, bedrooms with queen beds, 11-foot ceilings, heart pine floors, hand-painted sink and tiled vanity, tiled shower/tub and private porch. Comfortable 1930's decor. Self-catered breakfast provided in your kitchen. Can be reserved as one or two bedrooms. Accommodates one to four persons. Children welcome. Downstairs, Judge Candler guest room has a massive solid rosewood king bed, romantic gas log fireplace, satellite TV, WiFi, table and chairs. Private bath in the hall with vintage clawfoot tub and shower. Breakfast is continental and served at guests leisure in the hosts kitchen. Upstairs, Florie's guest room has a king bed, electric fireplace, satellite TV, WiFi, desk and chairs. Private bath in the hall with shower. Breakfast is continental and served at guests leisure in the hosts kitchen. Off-street parking or two blocks from Kensington MARTA train station. *****PLEASE NOTE: 2



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.0

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Welcoming and Friendly

4.0 on May 27, 2014

Wow!~ We were impressed by Diana and Joe warmth & friendly welcome to their cozy & beautiful home. Their helpful information & tips made our trip less stressful since we did not the area very well. Hope to visit again soon!

Innkeeper Response
I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to Atlanta, even if just 'passing through.' Your review is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

We'll be back - thank you!

5 on November 26, 2013

My daughter and I shared Carrie's bedroom on the second floor for two nights in early November. The room was lovely and spacious, and walking across the hall to the private bathroom was fine. The continental breakfast was different each day and came with fresh fruit, and quiche one day and lox and bagels the next day - and a great cup of coffee made with beans from a local coffee shop. Our host was charming and shared tips on local places to visit including the astonishing Decatur Farmers Market. I'm looking forward to another visit in the spring when the azaleas are blooming.

A Beautiful and very Comfortable Setting! Lots of Fun!

4.4 on October 16, 2013

There is no Dining at this B&B. There are some breakfast type items that you are required to prepare for yourself and there is not a very nearby store to buy anything so the rations are limited.. No pizza delivery when we needed it so we had to call ahead and pick up the pizza which was the only available food. It was good, though. Note: we were offered eggs and bacon, but we had to cook it ourselves. I guess this is standard since I have never stayed in an American B&B, but in Europe, breakfast is in the dining room and fully prepared for you so this was unexpected. Took some adjusting on our part. There are no inside locks or latches of any kind on the doors to the rooms nor the bathrooms so anyone can enter while you are inside the room even when you are sleeping. One bedroom has two cutouts at the top of the wall so there is no privacy in that room.

Innkeeper Response
I appreciate each review. Our guest reviewer stayed in the two bedroom apartment. The apartment has a living room and full kitchen. As is stated on our websites, the kitchen is stocked with breakfast items for self-serve. The refrigerator has quiche and fresh cut fruit from the farmers market, as well as milk, cream, Greek yogurt, baked goods and juice. Eggs & bacon if guest prefers. Pantry has cereal selection. Groceries are available, within one mile, at the farmers market, Kroger or WalMart. Ask us, happy to give directions and recommendations for dining and shopping. Guests in the other two guest rooms are served a Continental breakfast (7-10am) in our large kitchen. We do not cook breakfast. Note: 113 yr. old house has antique door hardware. Room locks have 'skeleton' keys. I've tagged the keys and will have them available. (I host guests, from around the globe, in my home daily. In 7 years of hosting, I've yet to have a guest walk into my bathroom or bedroom.)

A great place to stay

3.8 on April 27, 2013

We stayed in the apartment and had both bedrooms. The apartment was beautifully furnished and presented and the kitchen was stocked with a selection of pastries or breads, fresh fruit salad, yogurts and/or quiche to eat, all of which were delicious. Diana and Joe were great hosts and we would highly recommend it. Be aware that one of the bedrooms, although separate, is partially open (see the two openings on the virtual tour on the website) close to the ceiling and is therefore not soundproofed from the living area - this was not an issue for us, but might be for some guests. The other bedroom does not have the openings. Everything was just as it appeared in the virtual tour on the website. A great place to stay.

Cute Farmhouse B&B

3.2 on March 22, 2013

The farmhouse was so cute and had so much history. Unfortunately we stayed there to try and get away from our loud apartment and it wasn't much quieter there. If you are looking for a quiet nights rest stay in the upstairs room otherwise you will be listening to the guests' upstairs footsteps the whole time. That was a major let down. The hosts of the home were nice and friendly. I wasn't really expecting them to be "around" the whole time (sitting with us at breakfast and watching tv literally right outside our room). I guess it's just really casual that way. Overall I would really recommend staying here if you plan to stay upstairs, explore decatur during the day and for dinner, and don't mind company at breakfast!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. There are squeaky floors in a 113 yr. old house. I have plans to update the upstairs guest room and will install larger area rugs (hope that will eliminate some squeaks). It is noted on this website, and our own site, that this is a "Private Home Bed and Breakfast." As owners, we live onsite. Our private living room is across the hall from the Candler guest room. There is a privacy door and our TV cannot be heard in the guest rooms. I agree that the upstairs guest room is more private. Both of these guest rooms have private bath in hall, not en suite. Future guests, please view our virtual tour on our website: Also mentioned on this website, "a continental breakfast is served in the hosts' kitchen." Joe and I love our mornings spent with our worldly guests hearing of travel adventures and sharing favorite things to do in the Atlanta area. If guests prefer more privacy, I am happy to prepare a tray of breakfast items to take to their room or to enjoy on the veranda. I also prepare "go" cups of coffee and snacks to send off with early departing guests. To be totally cloistered for privacy, the two bedroom apartment can be rented as a one bedroom (contact host). The apartment has a full kitchen that is stocked with a self-served breakfast. We are flexible and accommodating to guest requests. Just let us know what you need!

A lovely stay

4.8 on July 22, 2012

We stayed for two nights in Florie's Bedroom. It was very nicely appointed and spacious. The king size bed and linens were lovely. Connie the cat reminded us of home and Joe and Diana sent us on our way to our friends' cookout with tomatoes from their beautiful garden. We were very happy we didn't pay more for a sterile Holiday Inn.

Great Temporary Home

5 on April 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed in the apartment for over 3 weeks while our house was being used for a Clint Eastwood movie. This was way better than an extended stay hotel. It was great to have a kitchen and laundry available for such an extended period as well as the relaxing grounds. Diana and Joe were great hosts and made sure everything was right during our stay. They even let us borrow the cats for company. We highly recommend Mileybright!

Mileybright is a gem

4.6 on December 09, 2011

Joe and Diane are great folks. Mileybright does not feel like a hotel; one feels like a guest in a friend's home. We had a birthday celebration in downtown Decatur which is minutes away, so the location was perfect. This home was boarded up and condemned in 1997 when Joe and Diane bought it. They have done an absolutely fabulous job of restoring it We would highly recommend Mileybright if you have occasion to be in or near Decatur, GA.

Bed and Breakfast Divine

5 on August 27, 2011

We stayed 2 nights at Mileybright while vacationing at nearby Stone Mtn. Joe and Diana were exceptional hosts. The house is gorgeous and kept clean. Diana went out of her way to find tasty pastries to go with the fresh fruit and yogurt. Some of the fruit was fresh from the garden. Both Joe and Diana helped us with directions to various locations, places to eat, etc. Overall outstanding visit!

Loved Decatur and this Farmhouse

4.8 on August 23, 2011

My husband and I spent a night in the upstairs bedroom. The room was just beautiful- large with high ceiling, and furnished with interesting decor. A ceiling fan helps keep the room nice and cool. Very comfy bed. The bathroom was good, and it didn't really bother us that it was out in the hall rather than en-suite. You are the only guests that will be using it. We never heard any noise from other guestrooms or plumbing, perhaps since we were on the top floor. This home is 100 years old so the floors and doors squeak a bit as you would expect. I am a light sleeper so I did notice some street noise since this room is at the front of the house. Hosts were very laid back. Breakfast was super-casual, and we were allowed to eat whenever we were ready instead of a set time which was much appreciated. We LOVED LOVED LOVED downtown Decatur! It's a very short drive from the B&B, and loaded with quaint brick-and-mortar shops and restaurants. You can park your car and walk everywhere. Very pleasant, friendly and safe. A GREAT option if you're spending time in the Atlanta area. You can't beat the price, too!

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Rooms & Rates

Forkner Suite 2 bedrooms

The Forkner suite has a queen bed in each room. Private bathroom with tub/shower and separate tiled vanity with beautiful hand-painted sink. The suite has a sitting parlor with gas log fireplace, satellite TV, WiFi, full kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer, 11-foot ceilings, heart pine floors, tiled shower/tub, and private porch. Pack n Play available. Accommodates up to 4 guests.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $236 - $236

Nightly Rate: $236 - $236

Judge Candler's guestroom

Lovely bedroom with massive rosewood king bed and gas log fireplace. This room is located on the first floor with entrance off of the front foyer. It has a table and two chairs, satellite TV and WiFi. Private bathroom in hall with clawfoot tub/shower. View of front veranda and expansive tree shaded lawn. Maximum of two guests. This room may connect with the studio.

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

Nightly Rate: $118 - $118

Nightly Rate: $118 - $118

Florie's guestroom

The upstairs bedroom has a mahogany bedroom suite and electric fireplace. King bed. Has desk, two chairs, satellite TV and WiFi. Private bathroom in hall with shower. Hallway opens to an expansive tiled terrace with table and chairs.

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

Nightly Rate: $118 - $118

Nightly Rate: $118 - $118

Forkner Suite 1 bedroom

The Forkner suite has a queen bed. Private bathroom with tub/shower and separate tiled vanity with beautiful hand-painted sink. The suite has a sitting parlor with gas log fireplace, satellite TV, WiFi, full kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer, 11-foot ceilings, heart pine floors, tiled shower/tub, and private porch. Pack n Play available. Accommodates up to 2 guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

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Location Type



Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Memorial Drive exit 41 off I-285.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Stone Mountain, Carter Center, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, Fernbank Museums, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo

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On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Parking, Private entrance, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Full kitchen, Comfortable veranda, Private deck, Close to MARTA

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: Flexible
  • Check Out:: noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed on the covered veranda or porch.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Two cats live on property!
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: No minimum stay required.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit or 25% of reserved stay, if more than 4 nights, is required to confirm your reservation.
  • Cancellations: 5% cancellation fee if given a 7 day notice. Loss of total deposit if less than 7 day notice.



Diana and Joe Simon

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About the innkeepers

Diana is a retired computer production artist. She continues with her creative outlet designing websites. Joe is a retired mortgage broker and enjoyed restoring classic wooden boats. He now manages and maintains our acre of gardens. They both enjoy traveling and cooking.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 to 10 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast served in the host's kitchen for Candler and Florie's guests. Forkner Suite guests have breakfast stocked in their private kitchen.

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


3244 Covington Hwy , Decatur, GA 30032 USA (Show map)

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