Fair Havens Plantation

75 Old Edwards Road , Arnoldsville, GA 30619 USA (Show map)


It is only 8 miles east of the classic city of Athens. Fair Havens is designed to elegantly host it’s guests with spacious rooms reflecting the splendor of a bygone era. Featured in Romantic Home's Magazine, this 5,000 square foot home blends elements of it’s past history, including Federal, Victorian, Greek Revival and Colonial Revival architectural styles. In 1825, a ball was held in this home for the french General the Jean Marquis de Lafayette honoring him for his assistance in the American Revolutionary War. Fair Havens is nestled within a 30 acre pastoral setting complete with horses and gardens. Since Fair Havens is a wedding and special events facility, advance reservations are required. See our website for additional pictures and history.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Amazing Stay!!

5 on September 25, 2017

What you'll find at Fair Havens is an exceptional step back in time. We have enjoyed many great experiences but this was one of the most historically accurate and relaxing stays we have ever had. This place is definitely one of our favorites here in Georgia!!

Unexpected Vacation

5 on September 18, 2017

We found Fair Havens Plantation while looking for a place for my parents to stay while evacuating FL during Irma. We had no idea how wonderful the whole experience would be. Ken was so accommodating in letting them check in early, hold their room if they wanted to stay extra days and providing extra meals when they could no leave due to the storm. It was as if they were staying with family. The green room was just beautiful as was the whole plantation. My parents were able to relax and enjoy this wonderful plantation for a whole week. Five Star Experience.

Great football week-end

5 on September 03, 2017

My wife and I came up for a long week-end. We spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights. We went to the GA Bulldawgs game on Saturday. We loved our stay at Fair Havens. The Breakfast was good every morning and the stay was very peaceful and relaxing. Would highly recommend this B & B.

Beautiful stay for our mini honeymoon!

5 on July 30, 2017

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in the princess suite and we could not have imagined a more romantic location. We loved having breakfast served to us every morning, which was always home cooked and delicious. The owner gave us a tour of the home and we enjoyed learning about the care that went in to making Fair Havens a bed and breakfast. It was a relaxed time and if we wanted to go somewhere else during the day, the town of Athens is only about 12 minutes away. Mr. Ken was very accommodating if we needed anything and was always quick to respond to any questions we had. LOVED this place and would definitely recommend this B and B to anyone!

Excellent in so many ways!!

4.8 on May 10, 2017

We rented all 4 rooms at this gorgeous plantation for gradauation weekend. In addition we rented the facility in order to have a party for our sons. Ken was out of town at another graduation but a beat was not missed!! Peter and Miss T were fabulous and both made sure we had all we needed!! Highly recommend this beautiful place!

Fair Havens - Exceptional Experience

4.6 on April 06, 2017

We have stayed at Fair Havens twice now and both times have been and Outstanding experience. We will absolutely continue to go back again and again! Awesome expereince!

Fair havens - great experience!

4.6 on October 20, 2016

Wonderful experience - would recommend to others and plan to go back again!

Wonderful B&B

4.6 on October 06, 2016

Our stay at Fair Havens Plantation was wonderful. Everything from the room to the breakfast was perfect. Ken and his wife have an absolutely beautiful B&B that we will most certainly return too.

Football Weekend

5 on November 23, 2015

I found this bed and breakfast while looking for a place to stay in Athens for a football weekend. The owner was quite friendly on the phone and very accommodating setting us up. Upon arrival, we were told to make ourselves at home. Even though we we weren't actually staying in the main house, he said we were welcome to go in and grab drinks or snacks and watch television if we wanted to. We stayed in the outer cottage (also called the red room) and it was so pretty. It's actually set up to accommodate two couples, however it was just us. The bed was so comfortable I didn't even want to get out of it in the mornings to go to breakfast in the main house. However, I'm glad I did because Mr. Lauderdale makes the most heavenly breakfast. The first morning of our stay he made us quiche with spinach and peppers with a baked on bacon crust paired with cinnamon stewed apples and freshly diced pineapples and orange juice. The second morning we had bacon, eggs, and the cinnamon apples again because I had loved them so much. The bacon and eggs were also amazing, I believe he said they were farm fresh from nearby. Overall, I doubt there's better quality to be found anywhere in or around Athens. The grounds were beautiful, the cottage and house were clean, the breakfast was AMAZING, the owner made it feel like a home away from home. I will undoubtedly be staying here again the next time I venture to Athens.

We are still talking about the breakfast!

4.8 on September 07, 2015

Breakfast was fantastic and the room was beautiful. We couldn't have been happier with our stay and we plan to return when we visit Georgia again!

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Rooms & Rates

Princess Suite

Princess 2 room Suite Has King size Canopy Bed, Complete bathroom with laundry room. Adjoining room contains Kitchenette and day bed with trundle pull out. Great for the Kids 4 years and older. Refrigerator, Microwave, and Wifi with TV. Sleeps four. Free Breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Green Room

Green Room has private Bathroom with Shower and comfortable King bed. This relaxing room has Flat Screen TV, Free WIFI, and Free breakfast included.

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

Gold Room

The God Room features a Queen sized sleep by the numbers bed. Classic Gold marble fireplace adorns the room with hand painted silk drapes and bed spread. In room marble sink with jack & jill bath and shower. Free WIFI & TV available and Free breakfast included/ connecting room has twin beds for children of Grand Parents Sleeps 4 for both rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Cottage Red Room

Victorian 1880's Cottage with Private Bath and Shower. Charming wood interior with original floors. Queen bed & day bed with a pull out. The cottage is very private and sleeps four people. Great for a family with kids. Free WIFI & TV Breakfast included in the Main House.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

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Location Type

Small town, Countryside


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 80 miles

Directions to property:

Do not use Mapquest. It is wrong when you get near the property. From Atlanta: follow I-85 N to 316E or I-285 to 78E or I-20 E to 138 to 78E. As you near Athens: From 78, exit right onto 316 at the light - stay in the righthand lane and proceed. If you are coming in on 316, just stay on it and get in the right hand lane. You will pass "Oconee Connector" and move into the far RIGHT lane - this will get you onto Loop 10/Hwy 78E. Proceed to EXIT 8 (Oconee Street/Lexington Road exit) and exit to the RIGHT onto 78E. Follow 78E to Clarke cnty line (apprx. 8 miles)make right on Old Edwards Road we are the first Driveway on the left Come through two silver gates & you can't see the home from the road.Wind through the Oaks tree till the property opens up to a beautiful board fence pasture. You are there.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic Bus Tour of Athens, Available pastures for traveling Equine People, Rafting on the Broad River, State Parks Horse Trails, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Hunting, Augusta Masters, Tour of Homes & Museums Washington ,Ga, Historic bus Tour Athens, Ga, University of Georgia Foot Ball Gameday, Classic Center Events Athens, Ga, Fine Resturants Athens, Ga, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 1 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only $500. fine for smoking in the rooms.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night Minimum on weekends,Gameday,special events&UGA Graduation
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: $100.00 Deposit to reserve all rooms.
  • Cancellations: If you need to cancel this reservation, call us at least 48 hours before check-in to avoid one stay cancellation fee.



Ken Lauderdale

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About the innkeepers

Ken and his wife's first love is restoring historic homes. They presently reside in an 1812 plantation home on thirty acres. He has moved and restored several historic homes. Hobbies are horse back riding, hiking, sprint triathlon, and hunting.

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Southern -Style Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30- 9:30 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Princess Suite, Breakfast/dining area

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