5 on March 13, 2013
My husband and I stayed at the Washington Plantation for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. What a wonderful decision that was! Barbara & Tom were not only the perfect hosts, but we were fortunate enough to make 2 new friends. Our experience was much more than what we were hoping for. When we arrived on Friday afternoon March 8th, we found beautiful red roses that had been delivered for us with a "Happy Anniversary" card, a fruit basket, a teddy bear and candies. Breakfast was an unbelievable experience! Not only delicious, but very elegant. I would highly recommend the Washington Plantation, not only for a special occasion (like a 50th Anniversary), but just a week-end getaway. You can sit on the veranda sipping wine, while enjoying the beautiful grounds. Visiting the Washington Plantation, and having the honor of meeting Barbara & Tom will indeed be an experience you will never forget. Thank You Barbara & Tom for such a glorious time, and we do plan to return with our family.
4.8 on November 10, 2011
The attention to small details made our weekend getaway fantastic: the gas fireplace in each room, the jacuzzi bathtub, the slippers & robes, the coffeemaker, the morning goodie tray, and the comfortable bed. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
4.6 on August 24, 2011
Hospitality was wonderful and breakfast was outstanding. Bed was VERY comfortable. Loved our stay!
3.4 on May 07, 2011
Innkeeper very nice.....very attentive even with her husband in the hospital at the time of our visit. Breakfast very good, but very similar in the two days we were there. I would recommend the B&B
1.2 on March 10, 2011
We opted for the Washington Plantation for my birthday and our wedding anniversary. The website was well done and the reservation confirmation was prompt and professional. Before I go into details, some information about us: We are in our mid 30-40 and well traveled. Our experience covers everything from motorcycle trips through Alaska to staying in 5-star hotels. This was not my first time staying in a historic plantation home. As we drove up the unfinished, patchy drive way, we were greeted by an array of clutter on the property. Broken flower pots, broken TV sets along with chairs, tables and shelves of all sizes and condition ranging from bad to worse were scattered in an unorthodox manner around the porch. The rotten floorboards of the porch were partially painted. Even a non-expert in carpentry could see that the floorboards didn’t need paint, but replacement. The overall exterior appearance would have been perfect for a horror movie set.Because we already pre-paid $260 for the night (none-refundable), we were going to give the benefit of the doubt and took a look inside. After ringing the doorbell, we were greeted by a very unkempt and scruffy looking Tom Chase, the Innkeeper, who smelled severely like alcohol.Compared to the outside of the plantation home, the inside was nicer but cluttered. The innkeepers knew that we had a birthday and anniversary to celebrate. Therefore, the Planter’s room was decorated with rose petals, which was a nice touch. My wife and I came quickly to the conclusion that we just wasted a $260.- However, we were determined not to ruin our anniversary any further. As a result, we decided not to spend the night and drove the 2 hours back home. Out of fairness, I explained to Tom in detail as to why we would not spend the night in the Washington Plantation. I was going to leave it alone until I received today an automated “thank you” note. In summary, we cannot recommend the Washington Plantation at all and a refund would be in order.
I simply do not know how to respond to this. Late February and early March are when we do most of our maintenance, mostly because it's our slowest season, and partly because the weather is finally warm enough to paint and pour concrete. The "partially painted" porch repairs were completed by the middle of March, and the driveway repairs a little later. As for the "cluttered" interior, Washington Plantation is an 1828 Victorian Greek Revival house, decorated for the period, so yes, we don't look like Ritz Carlton at Reynolds Plantation. Their oral explanation for not staying was "It's not what we expected." As for the rest, read our other reviews, here and on other sites, where the accuracy of our web site is usually praised. There was no trick photography like fish-eye lenses or umbrella lighting involved on the web site. What you see is what you get. Most of the pictures were taken in November and May, not February or early March. The end of February and early March happens to be a time when the grounds tend to be dreariest, so disappointment in the grounds might be justified, but these folks live in Georgia, too, so it shouldn't have been unexpected. But in all other respects, Washington Plantation is not the Tobacco Road described here. But still, we are genuinely sorry we could not please them. It happens sometimes, two or three times in the seven years we've been open to thousands of guests. Tom and Barbara Chase
5 on February 18, 2011
Tom and Barbara continue to provide an exceptional B&B in Ga! Stopped on the way to and from Fla, and enjoyed both nights. On our return Feb 14th, the romm was decorated for Valentine's Day, complete with silk rose petals, a box of chocolates and even a rosr for my wife! Gracious hosts, cozy atmosphere, and shrimp and sausage grits that are FANTASTIC!!! We'll be back, again!
4.4 on February 11, 2011
The bed was exceptionally comfortable and the fireplace made things cozy. There were candy treats in the room along with a fruit bowl Tom and Barbara were very willing to adapt their meals to our "heart healthy" diets. The meal presentation was outstanding-- at one breakfast we had flowers and creatures cut from mellon slices--I've never seen anything like that in a Bed and Breakfast before. Our camera went into action at each meal. They were wonderful hosts.
4.8 on October 26, 2010
What a fanstastic place. Definately one of Georgia's best kept secrets. Tom and Barbara were fantastic hosts. We lacked for nothing. The room was classic vintage (the mansion was built in 1828) but with all the ammenities. Wine and cheese on the veranda could have gone on for hours and the three course breakfast was superb. We'll be back!
3.8 on October 22, 2010
We had an amazing stay and we really enjoyed the breakfast!
5 on October 04, 2010
This has to be the best Bed and Breakfast in Georgia. Tom and Barbara make you feel so welcome from the moment you walk in the door. The rooms are decorated to the period of time but still have the convience of modern usage. The bedding and comfort of sleeping was just fantastic. This little town of Washington, Georgia is a big town friendliness. Their hospitality truely reflects the southern culture.
5 on August 22, 2010
From start to finish we were impressed with this bed and breakfast. Tom and Barbara were fantastic hosts. They were warm and friendly and made sure that everything was perfect for our stay. The planation is charming, comfortable and exactly as it is represented. Highly recommended.
2.0 on August 04, 2010
It is amazing what a small world we B&B travelers move around. We just met guests and we were laughing about the places that appear to be beautiful and the website is not what is encountered. This couple and we just laughed and laughed when we realized that we were both describing the same place. We were welcomed by foot high grass and the doosr wide open, with cats roaming in and out. There was a big hole in the upstairs ceiling. The owners SMOKE. We spent the night. Our new acquaintances, arrived and walked out. But they were charged. The place is an odd combination of what was once a beautiful B&B and what it is now. The crystal glasses are beautiful, but using them on the molded, falling down porch was not right. The bed linens were great, but the rusted TV tray for a table was not right....the website does not represent the reality of what we encountered nearly a year ago.
Thanks for entering a review at all, and we're sorry we weren't able to please you a year ago. A leaky roof caused a hole in the ceiling, repaired shortly after your visit. The doosr (sic) were open because it was September and the weather was beautiful (after a summer of non-stop AC, most Georgians will pick mild fresh air any time). We have one three-legged cat, no secret, who likes to go in and out. Yes, we SMOKE (sic), but in our own quarters or outside, never in public rooms. We are glad you enjoyed the wine and cheese and crystal on the veranda, which still exists, by the way (no mold, now or ever), and is scheduled to be painted soon. As far as the “rusted TV table”, it never happened, period. Most people who stay here, like the couple who left this morning, volunteer that our web site is very true to the reality you will find here. No fish-eye lenses used, and only ambient light in the photography. We are sorry you did not find it so Our policy is to present a refund to those who politely point out a valid (or, sometimes, even an invalid) reason for refusing a confirmed reservation, and it will remain so. I could find no instance in September, 2009 of that happening, nor were any adverse reviews posted here or anywhere else, as far as we can tell, for the month. Oh, sorry about the long grass. Your lawn (if you have one)ever get ahead of you? We have six acres of it. Anyway, thanks for posting the review on Bedandbreakfast.com. It provides an interesting counterpoint to the others. We are very sorry to have disappointed you last September, whoever you are, and if you were to come again in September, the doors would still be open, the cat would still be walking in and out, and the porch would still need paint, but you can have a free night if you'll admit you made up the “rusty TV tray”. Tom and Barbara Chase
4.2 on August 03, 2010
Owners Tom and Barbara were very attentive to details making our overnight stay very warm and relaxing. Provided beautiful flowers for birthday girl, rose petals on the oversize king bed, chocolates, fruit, wine and cheese greeted our arrival. Coffee, tea, and adult beverages were available at all hours. Enjoyed sitting in the parlor talking and laughing. Too hot to sit on great front porch, but would be wonderful in late fall or early spring. Humming Birds everywhere. Morning room service tray filled with coffee and homemade bread got us up and ready for a great breakfast downstairs. Very nice get-away. Thanks
4.6 on January 18, 2010
Beautiful and warm B&B. Tom and Barbara were excellent hosts, providing us not only with a wonderful place to stay, but also spot-on recommendations for what to do around the town. The room included all of the perks you might expect at a high-end B&B, but without the high-end cost. Complimentary drinks, wine and cheese, coffee maker in the room, and the basket of hygiene products were great. We also loved the remote control fireplace. We stayed in Katie's room, which is on the second floor. The room was quiet with plenty of space. Overall a very pleasant get-away for us!
3.8 on October 14, 2009
Breakfast (both days) was awesome.
5 on May 07, 2009
My husband surprised me with a romantic getaway weekend for our 2nd anniversary. It was everything we hoped it would be - warm & inviting, cozy, with every detail taken care of. The beds were cozy & soft, the breakfast was amazing!!! Tom & Barbara are fantastic hosts. We loved our stay & would totally do it again!
5 on April 17, 2009
Tom and Barbara have created a gem of a getaway. Washinton Plantation provides more amenities than any place we have ever stayed. Our hosts were wonderful and the food unbelieveable. Our room, Katie's Room, was romantic and extremely private for a B&B. Our trip revolved around The Masters, and as such, the location, fourty-five minutes from Augusta was great. The community of Washington with its unique architecture and charm was also inviting. Great choice on our part! rick&barri
5 on February 26, 2009
The best ever. We got married there and Tom and Barbara made us feel like we were their own family. Just a lovely place with exceptional service. We will be going back each and every year.
5 on January 07, 2009
Tom and Barbara are the ultimate hosts. The food was delicious and our cardiac care dietary requirements were so appreciated. While meals other diners were eating looked absolutely sumptious, our meals were equally so despite our restrictions. The Planter's Bedroom was quite lovely, too. It was very special to stay in a home that belonged to my ancestor's nephew, Isaiah Tucker Irvin, Jr.
5 on November 10, 2008
This was the 2nd trip my husband and I had to Washington Plantation..We went down for a quick get away for our anniversary and Tom & Barbara made sure that our room was very romantic..we had roses in our room and rose pedals on the bed upon our arrival...so sweet...Tom & Barbara are prefect host and the breakfast was to die for...we will continue to visit.
4.0 on November 02, 2008
We had a great time! Barbara & Tom Chase go out of their way to make you feel comfortable & welcome. Every little detail added up to make everything wonderful. We eloped just the 2 of us, Barbara & Tom took care of us like we were having 100 guest. They made everything seem like we were the only ones there (they had a full house). We felt special.
5 on May 31, 2008
Tom and Barbara are amazing hosts! We chose their beautiful bed and breakfast to elope and it was a fantastic decision. Their home is beautiful and the food is something you'll always remember. We plan to return year after year! It's a wonderful choice for your quiet romantic getaway.
5 on April 08, 2008
Tom and Barbara were very kind and welcoming. We were so tired from the daily grind of life and were much refreshed and uplifted during our stay at Washington Plantation. Barbara's breakfast is to die for (the grits especially). The cheese and wine hour was really fun with all the stories that Tom and Barbara share from their unique lives. Their front porch was my very place to relax. When the rain began to fall, my pulse went to zero. The mattress and pillows and linens on our bed were luxurious and so comfortable we threatened to load them up and take them with us. We fell in love with Washington, GA and it's antebellum homes and lovely churches. The Tour of Homes was terrific and the Women's Club Luncheon a real treat. We felt like we were back in time many decades ago in the South when things were slower and simpler. The steak at The Jockey Club was good and their hospitality excellent. Don't foget to go by the Ace Hardware Store. A real treat.
5 on April 03, 2008
My wife and I had a quick getaway for our anniversary at the plantation. Tom and Barbara were great hosts. The property is lovely and a wonderful place to relax and get away from it all. We stayed in the Planter's room, which was very impressive, but any of the rooms are lovely. We enjoyed chatting with our host's over wine and cheese and learning a bit about the property. We had dinner out, but Barbara's breakfast was amazing-- the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Her cheese grits put native southern chefs to shame. Washington is a quaint little town between Athens and Augusta. It was close enough to both cities to work in site seeing trips. The town itself is worth a tour, although we were there on a Sunday/Monday and most of the local businesses are closed. There are only a few restaurants in the area, so I'd recommend you enjoy Tom and Barbara's wonderful cooking.
5 on March 03, 2008
Having traveled extensively in both the US and Europe, and taking everything into account - this is WITHOUT DOUBT the best place I have ever stayed in! The location is great (a leisurely and pleasant 5-7 minute walk into town), the hosts (Tom and Barbara) are the nicest, most welcoming, down-to-earth people you could ever meet, the house/rooms are perfect for the location, and the breakfast is to die for!! If you are going to Washington, Georgia, or any of the other small towns in that area - this is the place to stay. You will never stay in a friendlier place! Thank you Tom and Barbara for a really GREAT weekend.
5 on January 28, 2008
Our stay in Martha's room was cozy, comfortable and a much needed respite. We enjoyed two wonderful nights and afternoons with Tom and Barbara - the breakfasts were exceptional! Wine and cheese in the Parlor in the afternoons was enjoyed. We will be back.
5 on January 11, 2008
Tom and Barbara are the host and hostess with the most! Their rooms are charming and elegant, yet welcoming and homey. Bfast and dinner are served on the best china, with the best crystal; however, the environment is as comfortable as being at home. We had a fabulous one night stay. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer!
5 on January 10, 2008
My husband and I stayed here on our way through to Columbia, SC. Tom and Barbara could not have been more hospitable. From the moment we walked in the door we felt at home. With the cozy fireplace and the amazingly comfortable bed, it was just what we needed to reconnect.
5 on October 01, 2007
My husband and I stayed here for two nights. The keepers were friendly and gave us personal attention. The rooms were fabulously decorated and we loved the Egyptian Cotton sheets. The land was relaxing to view on their hammock in the backyard and the place was just as beautiful at night when it was lighted. The breakfast wasn't like anything I have ever experienced. We can't wait to stay there again.
5 on September 29, 2007
Went for my husband birthday... We had a great time. Tom and Barbara were very good host. The breakfast was great. I hope to go back soon.