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.
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!
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!
4.6 on October 20, 2016
Wonderful experience - would recommend to others and plan to go back again!
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.
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.
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!
5 on September 06, 2015
Wir waren für eine Nacht in Athens und haben hier einen sehr freundlichen, herzlichen Empfang mit kleiner Führung erleben dürfen. Das Haus ist sehr schön gelegen und ausgesprochen ruhig, weil abseits der Hauptverkehrsstraßen. Das Frühstück war sensationell. Wir hatten die Suite gebucht, weil wir zu Dritt waren. Hier hätte man problemlos in der Küche selber kochen können und außerdem auch die Wäsche waschen und trockenen. M.a.W. die Suite ist ausgestattet wie eine Ferienwohnung. DANKE
5 on April 23, 2015
We are repeat guests. When in Athens, this is the place to be.
4.6 on April 22, 2015
Ken Lauderdale, the conscientious owner of Fair Haven restored the plantation home, worked diligently, and accommodated in every conceivable way. He multi-tasks and trends to all the details and is always asking how he can help further. Most of all he is jovial and a wonderful, wonderful cook. All his efforts made my stay memorable.
4.8 on March 22, 2015
Reserved the gold room for a weekend of relaxing rejuvenation and it was amazing! The house and its property are worth it on their own but then add in the breakfasts and Ken and you've got a fantastic memorable time!
The Green Room has private Bathroom with Shower and Comfortable King Bed. This relaxing room has TV free WiFi and Free breakfast included.
The Gold 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 private bath and shower. Free WIFI available and free breakfast included.
The spacious Victorian suite is decorated in hues of purple and violet. It features a private bedroom with a king-sized canopy bed, full-length antique mirror, seven foot claw foot tub,shower, and washer/dryer. Included in the suite is a sitting room with an adjoining full kitchen,day bed with a pull out that sleeps 2 for additional guests. After a wedding, this breath-taking suite offers nothing short of a magical evening for the newly married couple. TV and Free WIFI available with Free Breakfast included.
The cottage sets off to the side of Fair Havens main house and is perfect for couples who prefer a little privacy or a family that wants to have their children close to them in the room. Flat screen TV and free WIFI. Call for details if you need to sleep 4 to 6 people. Free Breakfast is available in the dinning room of the main house.
Small town, Countryside
Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 80 miles
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.
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
Historic Inn, Mansion
Conference Rooms, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi
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
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.