1842 Inn

353 College Street , Macon, GA 31201-1636 USA (Show map)

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The crystal chandeliers that sparkle above the antique furnishings and oriental carpets envelop you as you enter this distinctive Greek Revival Antebellum Home known as the 1842 Inn. Each uniquely decorated room offers a private bath, independently controlled heat and air, Wi-Fi and telephones equipped with voice mail. Cable television are discreetly tucked away in each room's handsome armoire. While visiting with us, enjoy a cup of fresh coffee or fragrant tea in the parlor, the serene Courtyard Garden or while enjoying the peacefulness of a rocking chair on the Veranda. The Taft State Room hosts "Hospitality Hour" every evening offering light Hors d'Oeuvres and a cash bar.When bedtime arrives you will find a treat of imported chocolates on your fluffy pillow and while you sleep, the staff will prepare the breakfast of your choice - to be served to you in your choice of your room, the Courtyard Garden or one of our charming Parlors. Located just minutes away from the downtown business district, the infamous Historic District and several of Macon's upscale restaurants, you will find the 1842 Inn to be the perfect address while visiting Macon. The warmth of the Inn and the heartfelt Southern Hospitality afforded you by our staff will convince you that reliving the serenity of centuries past does not necessitate forgoing the conveniences of the present. *No smoking allowed in rooms or on property. *Handicapped accessible. *Off-street, secure private parking.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Great Sunday Night

4.2 on April 24, 2016

Beautiful property. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience. We wish time had allowed us to stay longer. We will repeat in the future. This is our image of a B&B.


A very enjoyable stay in a delightful and well-run establishment!

4.2 on April 23, 2016

We spent 3 nights at the Inn and greatly enjoyed the peace and quiet, the excellent breakfasts, the pleasant cocktail hours and the courteous and helpful service. We were given three recommendations for dinner restaurants, and all of them were very good. If you have never been to Macon before - or even if you have - this is the place to stay.


Beautiful B&B experience

4.0 on April 18, 2016

The whole house is wonderful, the 'happy hour' with excellent canapés a must. Very helpful staff. Definitely worth a stay, even a detour.


Wonderful Weekend Getaway

3.8 on April 11, 2016

The 1842 Inn is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast. We look forward to visiting there again soon!


Stayed for wedding night

4.0 on April 10, 2016

The bed and floors were creaky. Food was good. Coffee was weak. We enjoyed our stay overall -- would recommend.


Great stay

5 on April 08, 2016

Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Yummy breakfast. Happy hour was a real treat.


BEST STAY IN SEVERAL YEARS

5 on April 01, 2016

My wife and I spent a wonderful night at the 1842 Inn in Macon, GA. The Mercer room was exceptional. No complaints from us. The social hour with delicious appetizers along with a cash bar and free non-alcoholic drinks (my wife) was relaxing and very enjoyable. My gin and tonic was made to perfection!! I would highly recommend this B & B to all!! Enjoy your stay. Steve


Southern Charm

5 on March 30, 2016

The Staff made our visit truly wonderful. This is a 5 star experience. Breakfast is an epicurean delight surrounded by history. The Mercer room is beautifully decorated in period and was very comfortable. We can not wait to return. If you are looking for a relaxing stay with southern hospitality, this is it!!! Mike and Maggie Kelley.


great 1842 in Macon

5 on March 29, 2016

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4.8 on March 17, 2016

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Rooms & Rates

Bartram

William Bartram was the first notable American ornithologist. His book, Travels, published in 1791, tells of his years spent exploring the southeast, including the Middle Georgia area. The room os located in the 1842 House.

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

Dogwood

Once called the Dogberry Wood Tree, the dogwoods are native to the eastern United States. The tree is used as ornamental shrubbery in gardens throughout the South. Located in the 1842 House.

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

Magnolia

The Magnolia tree, with its large white blooms and vivid green leaves, has become synonymous with the gracious image of the Old South. The tree was named for 17th century French botanist Pierre Magnol. Located in the 1842 House.

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

Mercer

Jesse Mercer served as President of the General Association of Georgia's Baptists, the driving force behind the establishment of the Mercer Institute. Mercer also served on the first Board of Trustees of the school originally located in Penfield, Georgia. Located in the 1842 House.

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

DeSoto

This room is named for the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto, who searched for gold in Georgia and encamped for a while along the banks of the Ocmulgee River. Features four-poster, queen sized bed, Laura Ashley fabrics and floral décor. Located in the Victorian Cottage

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

Cotton Merchants

A successful cotton merchant, B.T. Adams owned the house that is now the 1842 Inn from 1908 to 1927. The room is located in the Victorian Cottage

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

Hitch Hill

In Clinton, Georgia, during the days of the Civil War, stood a large two story white house known as the Hitch House. Consequently, the entire hill where Hitch House was located became known as Hitch Hill. Located in the Victorian Cottage.

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

Douglass

C.R. Douglass was one of Macon's most prominent black citizens during the nineteenth century. Douglass rose to prominence in real estate but also was successful as the proprietor of the Douglass Hotel, the Douglass Theater, and owner of the Middle Georgia Savings and Loan. Located in the Victorian Cottage.

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

Ben Hawkins

President George Washington appointed Benjamin Hawkins to serve as a liaison between the Indians and the United States government. He served in this capacity for twenty years. The room is located in the Victorian Cottage

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

Georgia Belle

The Georgia Belle peach is one of the state's most famous agricultural exports. It was developed in Georgia through scientific cross breeding and cultivation. Located in the Victorian Cottage.

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

Overlook

The Overlook House is situated atop Coleman Hill and commands a spectacular view to the east. The house, now known as Woodruff House, was the site of many grand events, including a ball given in honor of Winnie Davis, daughter of the President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. Located in the Victorian Cottage

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

Sidney Lanier

Born in Macon on February 3, 1842, Sidney Lanier became well known throughout the South as a musician, lawyer, soldier, and most importantly, a poet. His most popular works of poetry are "Song of the Chattahoochee" and "The Marshes of Glynn". Located in the Victorian Cottage.

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

Macon

The city of Macon, named for statesman Nathaniel Macon, is situated on Georgia's fall line and was incorporated in 1823. Located in the 1842 House.

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

John Gresham

John Gresham built the house at 353 College Street in 1842. A founder of the Macon Manufacturing Company, forerunner of the present day Bibb Company, Gresham was also active in southern politics, serving as mayor of Macon, a state Senator, and Justice of the State's Supreme Court. Located in the 1842 House.

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

Ocmulgee

The Ocmulgee River served Macon as a means of transporting goods to the world's markets and as a means of smuggling food and supplies during the Civil War. Located in th 1842 House.

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

Jeff Davis

This room is named for the Alabama statesman, Jefferson Davis. Davis, who served as President of the Confederacy, was captured in Irwinville, Georgia, by the Union troops. Located in the Victorian Cottage.

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

Nancy Hanks

The Central of Georgia Railroad named a passenger train in the honor of one of the most famous racing horses ever, Nancy Hanks. The train made stops in Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah daily, with intermediate stops in rural towns in Georgia. The train was retired in 1979. Located on the Garden Porch

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lyman Hall

One of the driving forces behind the fight for Georgia's independence, Lyman hall was one of three Georgians chosen to sign the Declaration of Independence. Located on the Garden Porch

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

George Walton

George Walton was chosen to sign the Declaration of Independence as a representative of the Province of Georgia, and was later elected governor. He was also instrumental in the founding of the University of Georgia, the first state University in the United States. Located on the Garden Porch.

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

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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown

Airport

Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.)

Directions to property:

Exit 164 off I-75, take 1st available left; 2 blks to College St; take left onto College; Inn 2 blks on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No 100 % Non Smoking property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received seven days prior to arrival to avoid a Full charge.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ed Olson, EJ Nobles

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:00am to 9:15am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Courtyard Garden, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Any with advance, notice.


Signature Dish

Plantation Casserole
For one person 2 eggs 2-3 slices of bacon Pinch of garlic salt to taste 1 tps of minced onion Mrs Dash to taste Cheese shredded to cover top Heavy whipping cream (1/3 cup) Cook and drain bacon. Spray small casserole dish with Pam or your choice of non-sticking oil. Break bacon into pieces. Place bacon and shredded cheese in bottom of dish. Mix eggs, garlic, onions, Mrs Dash and heavy whipping cream and pour over bacon and cheese. Place in oven for 25 to 30 minutes until egg mixture is done. Enjoy !!!


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