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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
4.2 on October 10, 2014
Excellent B&B for business and vacationing. Friendly service. Unspectacular city but with an absolutely interesting archaeological museum (Ocmulgee National Monument)
3.8 on October 01, 2014
Walking distance to lively and interesting downtown. Public rooms are gorgeous.
3.0 on September 26, 2014
We enjoyed our stay here in a delightful room however it seems as though Macon is a city stuck in a time warp, the shops look closed or dusty, restaurants were not open and we had to find a Longhorn out of town on a highway for dinner.
4.2 on September 17, 2014
This ws an overnight stop after a long international flight. We were greeted and made to feel so welcome, it really revived our spirits. Gloria was very kind and helpful. We loved our room and all the facilities and would love to have the opportunity to stay again. Breakfast was delicious - a real hot, Southern style breakfast. All the staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. The building is beautiful, filled with original furniture and artefacts in keeping with its age.
3.4 on September 14, 2014
We had a lovely stay.
5 on August 04, 2014
Lovely hotel where we wereade to feel like family. We high recommend this hotel. Excellent hotel, wonderful staff, delicious home cooked breakfast, all around fabulous. Must stay! We will be back.
5 on July 29, 2014
We stayed at the inn as it was halfway to our destination. We like B&B stays so thought we would try it. It was outstanding. Rooms were perfect and represented a bygone era that we enjoy. Breakfast casserole was perfect. EJ and Eileen (Spelling?) were extremely helpful and I really appreciate them. I highly recommend the 1842 Inn.
5 on July 28, 2014
From the moment of our arrival the service we received was fantastic. Canapes in the parlour, a fresh pot of coffee and advice about restaurant choices were forthcoming minutes after checking in. Our room in the main house was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Indeed the whole place was immaculate. Breakfast in the courtyard was excellent. Gorgeous planting created an oasis which provided the perfect spot for the first meal of the day. We spent one evening sitting on the veranda just taking in the ambiance and watching the world go by. Idyllic. The novelty of a set of steps to get into bed was something else that made this stay stand out. The staff were incredible. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them and every service was offered with a smile and willingness. The house itself is wonderful but it is the pride taken by the staff in offering a first rate service that makes a stay in this Inn such a fantastic experience. Room Tip: Try to get a room in the main house to enjoy the full experience of life in the 'big house'.
4.6 on July 22, 2014
We went while engaged and returned for our anniversary. It is lovely, peaceful and warmhearted. We especailly love the flowers!
4.8 on July 03, 2014
From the staff to the room to the breakfast, this place sets the standard for all to follow in Macon! Step back in time and come stay at this wonderful in! Thank you for making my Anniversary so special.
Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.)
Exit 164 off I-75, take 1st available left; 2 blks to College St; take left onto College; Inn 2 blks on left.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, River
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities
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
Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Low fat , Any with advance, notice.
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 !!!