The Twelve Oaks

2176 Monticello St. , Covington, GA 30014 USA (Show map)

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Chosen as one of the Top 10 B&Bs in the United States! And selected for the Southern Living Hotel Collection, The Twelve Oaks is one of the South's greatest antebellum mansions! Come be inspired by the home that inspired the legendary Twelve Oaks in Gone with the Wind! This award-winning mansion was built in 1836 and features eight guest rooms that provide a luxurious and unique experience along with modern conveniences such as free Wifi, iPhone/iPod docking alarm clocks, flat panel TVs, and luxurious baths and linens. Sit by your fireplace in your Turkish robe and drink a glass of wine. Curl up with a book by the pool or on one of the elegant porches. Walk to the historic Covington Square, recently named Hollywood of the South for the 80+ movies and TV shows filmed here; you may even get a glimpse of movie filming in town. Visit the local ice cream shop and sit in a rocking chair and enjoy the view. Explore the streets filled with antebellum mansions and homes. Located in the Metro Atlanta area and only 30 minutes to downtown. Come experience a true taste of the South and get spoiled rotten!

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Loved it and will go back!

4.6 on May 30, 2017

This is an unbelievable home, can't imagine who had lived here when it was built so long ago but it was worth it for the tour of the home alone. The staff was phenomenal!!! Great service and they were so attentive that it was impressive. My wife is gluten sensitive and they noticed it right away and then created a special meal for her right away and planned a great meal for her the following morning. It was a wow experience and the only thing I did not mark as five star was value and that is because it is expensive but they DELIVERED!!! I thought for the dollar amount it better be good and it was so my expectations were high and they met them!


Southern Comfort

5 on May 21, 2017

Twelve Oaks is an amazing place. Beautiful furnishings, wonderful style and fabulous breakfasts. Would highly recommend a stay here and would certainly come again. Margaret Parton

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much Margaret for staying with us and for your kind words. We'd love to see you again sometime!

- Nicole Munn (innkeeper)


Perfection

5 on February 11, 2017

My wife and I lived in Savannah for ten years before moving back to the Atlanta area and have stayed at numerous B&B's with historic value. Twelve Oaks is hands down THE best B&B we have stayed at. Every room has a unique charm and it's own perk. The details are amazing, we checked in early and enjoyed exploring the house. The staff is very courtious and knowledgeable. Travis was the caretaker during our visit, we enjoyed his hospitality and conversations. The food has the quality of fine dining (not to mention the wine and cheese platter in the evenings). We enjoyed taking the short walk to the square but were always in a hurry to get back to the house and our room. We will definitely be back. Trust me, there is no need to drive to Savannah to enjoy an historic B&B, the best one is just an hour from Atlanta. -Tim and Melani


Great anniversary trip!

5 on February 03, 2017

My husband and I spent a weekend at Twelve Oaks, and we absolutely loved it! Cleanliness is extremely important to me, and our room/bathroom/bed was spotless! The bed was SO comfortable. We stayed in Suite Home Alabama which was WAY more spacious than we imagined. The home is beautifully renovated for being so historic. Check in and check out was simple. The staff was kind, the food was delicious, and we are recommending to friends!


Absolutely Beautiful!

5 on January 04, 2017

My wife and I stayed 2 nights in December of 2016. We absolutely loved the Twelve Oaks! The location was beautiful, the rooms were gorgeous, and the staff was very friendly! I highly recommend the Twelve Oaks!


December in the Rain

4.8 on December 13, 2016

What a great place to stay. Travis was terrific and the house is awesome. My only compliant is we didn't stay longer!


A Step Back in Time

5 on November 23, 2016

Thank you so much John for your amazing hospitality during our stay last week. The rooms are so delightfully decorated and we loved being able to tour the house. It was wonderful being able to meet other guests during Sipping n Nibblin hour. We stayed for a surprise trip for my husbands birthday and I chose the Salvatore Brothers Study. This was perfect! We loved hearing your stories about restoring the house with your wife Nicole and the history of the house. The added bonus was hearing about the movies that had been filmed there too. We love this place so much we have already booked our next stay. Our goal is to stay in every room! Thank you so much for preserving the beauty and history of this elegant home. Bev and Dan


Great visit!!

4.2 on November 03, 2016

Beautiful home and excellent service!! Short walk to town which was fun. Would definitely return and recommend!! Thanks for lovely visit !


Awesome weekend

4.4 on August 01, 2016

We recently spent the weekend at 12 Oaks. So often when you see something on the Internet when you get there it is a disappointment. 12 Oaks was everything it presented itself to be. Our room was beautiful, the breakfast was exceptional. The location was perfect just a walk to a charming town. We would definitely recommend it and intend to go back.


Wonderful B&B and town

4.0 on May 06, 2016

The B&B was beautiful and the Steel Magnolia very nice. The breakfast was excellent. It is a short walk to the center of town and the Mystic Grill has good food


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Rooms & Rates

The Salvatore Brothers Study Suite

The Salvatore Brother's Study Suite is on the first floor and was once used as the study in this large estate and has stunning mahogany woodwork throughout with an original fireplace that now works by remote control. This suite has a rich appeal that features a beautiful queen size antique bed with ornate carvings. With original tile, tub and shower, the bath here can feel as if you're stepping through time as you touch the antique fixtures. This room has one of the first baths added to the house in the late 1800s/early 1900s and care was taken to restore and preserve the original tile and fixtures. Everyone loves the pressure of the antique shower head!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Frankly Scarlett Junior Suite

The Frankly Scarlett Junior Suite is located on the first floor in the front of the house with a gorgeous view through the massive columns on two sides of the porch. Featuring a grand antique tester bed, this room will have you feeling like Scarlett from Gone with the Wind! The amazing bath in this room features luxurious Carrera marble tile, crystal sconces and a huge shower with multiple rain heads and a hand spray that will keep you from missing the tub. Turn the pages of your favorite book as you curl up by the original fireplace in this junior suite or lounge in the antique bed and enjoy the 55" flat panel tv. The name of this suite pays homage to the role this mansion served as the inspiration for its namesake in Gone with the Wind. You can see the photo of the house that author Margaret Mitchell wrote notes on to the producer in this room. Note: This room is completely handicap accessible; the shower doesn't even have a threshold and can be accessed in a wheel chair if needed. An ADA approved shower seat can be placed in the shower for you on request.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

In the Heat of the Night Suite

In the Heat of the Night Suite is a bright and sunny room on the second floor with a queen size bed that features beautiful antique French doors leading to a private enclosed porch perfect for reading a great book! The bath has an antique claw foot tub with standing shower, new fixtures and the original tile floor, which was uncovered during renovation. This room has a gorgeous original fireplace that has been converted to gas and comes with a remote for the ultimate in historic beauty with modern convenience. The name of this room pays homage to the role Twelve Oaks played as a set for many episodes in the hit television series, "In the Heat of the Night". Note: There is not an elevator. If you have trouble with stairs, you may prefer one of our rooms on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Katherine's Mirror Image Grand Suite

Katherine's Mirror Image Grand Suite is a very large room on the second floor on the front of the house with a great view overlooking the columns and garden on the front and side of the house. This grand suite has a beautiful king size bed and you can soak next to the fire just like you would have almost two centuries ago in the in-room double slipper (2 person) claw foot tub. Have a once in a lifetime experience in this suite with a very rare antique luxury shower from the late 1800's that was featured on Good Day Atlanta and in Deep South Magazine. These rare showers were once found in places such as Buckingham Palace. The ribcage shower can be viewed at Biltmore Estate, but Twelve Oaks is one of the very few places in the world where you can take a shower in one! The Twelve Oaks really does ensure its guests receive the "royal treatment," and many say this is the best shower they've ever had! Note: There is not an elevator. If you have trouble with stairs, you may prefer one of our rooms on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Steel Magnolias Spa Grand Suite

Steel Magnolias is located on the third floor and is a gorgeous grand spa suite with an enormous spa bath featuring a jetted pedestal tub where you can relax and unwind with chromotherapy and aromatherapy. This bath also has a large 2-person shower where you can revel in the two large rain heads and elegant thermal fixtures. As you step into this suite you can't miss the beautiful queen canopy bed with ornate silk French toile drapings that have a definite romantic allure. And the architecture is marvelous, from the barrel ceiling foyer entrance to the original bead board ceiling and French dormer windows. You can be sure to have a romantic getaway in this dreamy suite that is complete with a remote control fireplace and antique desk that overlooks the garden. Note: There is not an elevator. If you have trouble with stairs, you may prefer one of our rooms on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Suite Home Alabama

Suite Home Alabama is very large and comfortable room on the front of the house on the third floor with a great view from the desk in the dormer window, where you can sit in comfort as you enjoy free wi-fi. When you step into this Suite, you'll find a beautiful French antique king size bed that beckons you to relax! The king size bed can be converted into two twin beds perfect for a girls getaway! (Please make a note in your reservation if you will need the bed converted into two twins.) This suite is named for the movie Sweet Home Alabama, which was filmed in Covington. Stay in this suite to experience one of the favorite baths in the house, original bead board ceilings, and an original fireplace updated with gas coals and a convenient remote. You may want to soak away the day in the gorgeous double slipper claw foot tub with hand spray and a gorgeous view out the original French windows! Note: There is not an elevator. If you have trouble with stairs, you may prefer one of our rooms on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Cannonball Run Grand Suite

The Cannonball Run Grand Suite is a fabulously large and elegant suite on the third floor featuring a gorgeous copper bateau tub; soak in the history as you look out the original French-style leaded glass windows or marvel at the original brick wall or barrel ceiling. The bath also has an enormous Carrera marble shower with two rain heads and a spa bench with hand spray for relaxing and staying a while. This is luxury at its finest. Warm up by your remote control fireplace as you enjoy a game of chess at the fireside chairs and game table. Or adjust the fire from the gorgeous hand-carved antique king bed as you curl up with a book. This suite has a civil war theme with a large antique desk, a civil war chess set, and the drapes are even hung from a sword and scabbard! Note: There is not an elevator. If you have trouble with stairs, you may prefer one of our rooms on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a comfortably cozy room on the third floor with a great view of the garden from the antique ladies writing desk in the dormer window. The gorgeous queen size tiffany blue French antique bed is fit for a queen and thought to date from the late 1700s from France. It has amazing craftsmanship including talented paintings of cherubs and gardens across the headboard and footboard along with carved ormolu. In the bath you'll find a tiffany blue slipper claw foot tub with standing shower, where you can soak in Holly Golightly style with a glass of wine and good book. You'll enjoy the in-room double sink vanity where they can get ready in the morning while enjoying the flat panel TV and remote control fireplace. Note: There is not an elevator. If you have trouble with stairs, you may prefer one of our rooms on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

United States, Small town

Airport

Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 40 miles

Directions to property:

I-20 east from Atlanta. Exit 90 to merge onto HWY 278E. Right onto Turner Lake Road. At traffic circle, take 3rd exit onto Clark St. Take Clark Street to the historic Covington Square and take a right on Monticello St. The house is within walking distance of the historic square on the right side. The address is 2176 Monticello St.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Only 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta!, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Parking, Pool, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: After 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We ask that children be well behaved
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require payment in full when the reservation is made.
  • Cancellations: We can provide you with a full refund if you cancel more than two weeks prior to your reservation date. Please contact us if changes are needed within two weeks of your reservation.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nicole Greer and John Munn

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

No pets in house

About the innkeepers

Nicole loves historic renovation and interior design as well as cooking and meeting new people so opening an inn was perfect for her! Both Nicole and John are the epitome of southern hospitality and do their best to ensure every guest has an exceptional stay.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 9:00am until 9:45am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Very Berry Stuffed French Toast
French toast stuffed with cream cheese and macerated berries, cooked to perfection and served with eggs and sausage from a local farm. Our guests LOVE this! Come try it!


Recipes

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