Washington Plantation offers 21st century luxuries in an 1828 manor house fit for a cotton baron when Cotton was King. History surrounds you at Washington Plantation. We're elegant, but not stuffy!
Abigail's Room has soft mint-green walls with lavish darker gray-green drapes with white sheers and floral tops, and a white beadboard ceiling. A hand-made queen four-poster rice bed, a period spinet desk and Queen Anne highboy are the major furniture pieces, lit by a pewter chandelier. Occasional tables hold the wine and ice buckets, and there is a Cambridge SoundResearch radio/ cd player. A tiled oversized shower and toilet are separate from the vanity area, which is in an alcove open to the room. Check in time is 3 PM and Check out time is 11 AM.
Amity's Room is painted a buttery gold with a natural beadboard ceiling. This is our Eastlake room, with a hand-carved oak queen-sized bed, two oak dressers and a dark pine tilt-top desk from the 1880s. The window treatments consist of moiré gold drapes with fanciful fringed plaid valances. The brass chandelier and the Bose Wave radio add to the ambience. The large bathroom features a vintage clawfoot tub with brass shower surround and sunflower showerhead and a well-lit vanity table. Check in time is 3 PM and Check out time is 11 AM.
Katie's Room is painted in a pale blue that changes with the ambient light. The drapes are white cotton eyelet lace, echoed in the bedspread and bed ruffle on the four-poster queen rice bed. Two period dressers and occasional tables grace the room and carry the Bose Wave radio and wine and ice buckets. The bath has a vintage clawfoot tub with brass shower surround and sunflower showerhead. Check in time is 3 PM and Check out time is 11 AM.
Martha's Room, located downstairs, is colored in dusty rose with matching draperies and burgundy valances, and is the second largest in the house. The king-sized four-poster rice bed, vintage highboy and gracious sitting area before the fireplace make this room special. The tiled bathroom has a vintage clawfoot tub with shower surround and sunflower shower head. The Cambridge SoundResearch radio/cd player and brass chandelier complete the ambience. Check in time is 3 PM and Check out time is 11 AM.
The Planter's Room is the master bedroom of Washington Plantation, and is the largest and most elegant of all. Wallpapered in toile with matching drapes, the effect is luxurious and inviting. The king-sized full tester bed has lace bed curtains and a ceiling-suspended canopy straight from the 1840s. The beautiful brass chandelier with lead crystal bobeshes casts a wonderful glow. The bathroom is large, with an old marble counter top and a beautiful drop-in sink. The bathtub is a clawfoot style 72" whirlpool bath with hot air bubbles and room for two.
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
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Live Theater, Historical Museums, Motocross Racing, Fine dining, Taking in the Old South, Antiquing, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Other, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
In-room European coffee makers
Tom and Barbara Chase
Tom and Barbara are both antiques fanciers, and Barbara specializes in caning, rushing, upholstering and generally bringing furniture back from the dead! Both have been world travelers, which is why we think we know what travelers desire in a place to stay.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , With advance notice
Shrimp and cheese grits
Active and Retired Military, Police and Professional Fire Fighter Discounts<br> With Barbara's and Tom's sincere appreciation for your service and dedication to our nation and our communities, active and retired military personnel, police and professional fire fighters can take 20% off our regular rates, any time. Tom's a Vietnam Special Forces vet who well remembers the value getting away from the flag pole every so often.<br><br> We're about 40 miles from Fort Gordon, about 200 miles from Fort Benning, and 180 miles from Charleston, SC and Savannah. We're also a whole world away. Come see us! This special will never go away.
Short notice weddings a specialty! We can point the way to the Courthouse to get your license (although one issued in any County in Georgia is good here), and arrange the services of a clergyman or local judge to conduct the ceremony. After the ceremony, the Champagne is on us! We can do as much, or as little, as you desire to make the day truly special, including a special private wedding dinner. Prices start at our normal room rates, plus the clergyman's fee, and your room will reflect the joyous occasion. Call us for details at 877 405-9956!