5 on September 17, 2016
My husband and I were traveling to Northern South Carolina to do some hiking and needed a stop before reaching our final destination. What a pleasure it was to stay at the Chicken Coop! Sonja and Norman were very gracious hosts, After a delicious dessert treat and coffee when we arrived late in the afternoon, Sonja took us on a short tour of the property so we could take photos. We then relaxed on the porch with our guests and talked about everything! The next morning our breakfast could not have been more perfect, cudos on that chicken!! Sonya, I promise to send you my film photo of you on the porch when we get them developed. Thanks again! Mary and Eduardo Paris
Gee, what fun and interesting guests you were! It was our pleasure to have you roost with us at The Coop. Please make an excuse to come back. We would be delighted to have you.
5 on May 15, 2016
We were in town for our son's graduation at UGA and had the pleasure of staying with Sonja and Norman at the Chicken Coop. It could not have been a more perfect place! The rooms were spacious and comfortable. An added surprise was the fresh strawberry desserts waiting on us when we arrived. Being in a hurry, I had mine for a late midnight snack. The next morning we awoke to a delicious breakfast that included homemade biscuits and preserves, and the best chicken we have ever eaten! Even better than the rooms and food was the warmth and friendliness received from Sonja and Norman. They made us feel right at home. We were so very blessed to have stayed here. It just made an already "Special" and memorable weekend that much more special and memorable! We can't wait to return for another stay!
It was a pleasure roosting your family last weekend. You were so sweet and loving to each other. All of you were patient and kind and never in such a big hurry. You were truly a blessing to someone like me who is always in a hurry and impatient when things don't go my way. It's amazing the people the Lord sends our way and how much we learn from others. May He continue to use your family as you follow Him. God bless you all! (Looking forward to having you back.)
5 on April 24, 2016
Outstanding again! Gracious hosts, comfortable atmosphere, delicious breakfast and a good nights sleep means I will be back. Histoeical Oflethorpe please meet more often.
It has been a joy and a delight to meet and to host you and your family. We will be tickled pink whenever ya'll can come. Thank you so much for your kind review.
5 on March 24, 2016
Sonja and Norman received us like family! Just got better after we arrived! Moved into our most comfortable and inviting rooms and then opted to have our afternoon treat after our evening meal. They suggested a local restaurant for supper. Good advice! Came back and ate our delicious cobbler, brushed our teeth and then attended the Historical Oglethorpe monthly meeting in Lexington, just two miles down the road. After a good nights sleep we enjoyed the best breakfast ever! Hated to leave, but we will be back! Wish Historical Oglethorpe would meet every week!
How gracious the Lord has been to us. It was such a pleasure having you roost with us and share our common memories of Crawford,Ga. You both were such a delight. Hope to see you again soon and often.
5 on November 01, 2015
What a pleasure Sonja and Norman are! We enjoyed our stay at their cozy bed and breakfast. We felt right at home. The breakfast and cobbler were excellent. Our rooms were perfect. Our 13 year old son can't stop talking about how much fun he had! We will be back to visit for sure. Sincerely your Alabama friends! Roll Tide.
Thank you so much for your favorable, kind words. We love running The Coop and all the people God sends our way. It was such a pleasure to have you roost with us, and we'll look forward to a return visit.
4.6 on October 28, 2015
The food was fantastic, and the hosts treated us like family. One of the best B & B's we have stayed at (and we have stayed at quite a few!).
4.6 on October 27, 2015
The breakfasts were superb and the hosts were warm and welcoming, and made us feel like family.
It was our pleasure and honor to host you at The Coop. It is our hope that you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you.
5 on October 23, 2015
Me and my son needed a place to stay while enjoying some hunting near Crawford and I was advised to go meet the folks here at The Chicken Coop. I have never stayed at a bed n breakfast so I really didn't know what to expect but low and behold that unseen person that travels with me showed up and made us feel welcome. Met wonderful owners whom I now can call friends. My son even shot his first deer the next morning!! So thankful to meet all the new friends in the Crawford/Lexington area. We were made to feel right at home and would highly recommend the Chicken Coop to anyone. Really thankful to meet Norman & Sonja!! Everything was very neat and clean!!! I am very thankful for Norman & Sonja, my new friends.
It's always special to host a parent-child weekend of bonding time. It's an investment that pays off each and every day. Glad we could be a small part in the building of the next generation. May God continue to bless you and your family. Thank you for choosing The Coop for your roosting needs. So look forward to a return visit.
5 on October 15, 2015
We had a wonderful weekend at the chicken coop w Sonja and Norman. Breakfasts were wonderful, as well as the cobbler and hot chocolate in the evening. We planned on only staying one night but ended up staying two. We will definitely be back to the chicken coop! Thanks for a great stay and making it a wonderful wkend!
We pray for our guests that they will feel the love and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ as they walk in the door. It was a blessing to roost you at The Coop, and we look forward to have you back whenever you are in the area.
5 on September 20, 2015
We enjoyed our stay at the Chicken Coop this weekend. It's a beautiful place and Mrs. Sonja is the sweetest lady. This was the first time I've stayed at a Bed and Breakfast and I was impressed. Breakfast was amazing. I can't wait to stay here again next time we're in the area.
Thank you so very much for your many kind words. The Coop is a success only because of all of God's many blessings. It's always our privilege and pleasure to roost the wonderful people God sends our way. Five stars! Wow!! Thank you again. Please do remember us when you are in our area again and tell your acquaintances about us.
4.4 on March 15, 2015
I have stayed at the Chicken Coup two years in a row now since I have an event in Athens each spring. I found the place on accident, and left feeling like I'd been staying with friends and family. The innkeepers are the sweetest people and Sonja is a marvelous cook. The food is creative and exceptionally good. They are flexible and very accommodating people- looking for a way to make your stay even better. The late night dessert treats are something I look forward to. The only thing I would recommend to Sonja is to serve the food, then go back to the kitchen to let visitors eat- especially in the morning when folks are tired and do not want to talk. Other than that- it's a gem of a place and we will keep returning each year. Love that cats outside on property as well! They're so sweet. Great place!
Thank you so very much for your most gracious review. It has been a pleasure to have you and an honor that you chose to return to The Chicken Coop B 'n B. I do truly enjoy cooking for guests and visiting with them. Sometimes it's hard to know how familiar to be and how aloof. Next year please remind me that you are in a hurry and need to eat quickly. I look forward to having you roost with us at The Coop again and will make whatever accommodations you need.
5 on March 02, 2015
OMG!! what can I say about the Chicken Coop; I have been to very expensive hotels and resorts and have not had the service or great food like we got at the Chicken Coop. Sonja and Norman have created one of the nicest places for a bed and breakfast. If you want to go to your Grandmothers or Aunt house to be spoiled, then come here. They are so kind. The rooms remind you of going to visit family.The breakfast is simply wonderful and a lot of it. ( homemade eggs, chicken, grits, gravy, waffles, and much, much more) The rooms are very clean and comfortable (100% rating) We will be coming back! thanks Sonja and Norman. David and Audtrice Harris
What a review! Thank you so much for all your gracious words. The Lord has been good to us and blessed us immeasurably. This is our way of saying thanks to Him, by serving His people. You two were just such a blessing and a joy, so personable and fun to have as guests. It would be our privilege to roost you again. Thanks again for your kind words. YOU made hospitality easy.
4.8 on January 18, 2015
We stayed at The Chicken Coop Bed and Breakfast for our daughters wedding in the area. We couldn't have picked a better place! It was peaceful, quiet, clean and a relaxing retreat after a busy day. When we arrived, Sonja had coffee and homemade carrot cake to welcome us. The breakfast was a wonderful, homemade spread and plenty of it. This was so much better than staying at a hotel and the price was unbelievable for this home away from home. The owners, Sonja and Norman are wonderful hosts and their food is delicious! They really go out of their way to make your stay special. We plan to go back just for a weekend away sometime soon! Thanks Sonja and Norman! The Gardners
Thanks so much for your more than kind words. It was a delight to host you for such a happy occasion in your family's life. We love running The Coop and being able to serve and spoil our guests. (It was most likely pumpkin cake, but I'm so glad you enjoyed it.) Please do come back. We would thoroughly enjoy your roosting with us again. Be sure to tell your friends about us. Thanks again.
5 on September 30, 2014
Sonja and Norman were perfect hosts. The house was nice and set up well for a B&B. Very quiet, Very good food, great conversation and exchange of ideas. This B&B is Sonja and Normans' ministry of love.
Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you roost with us. Hope it will be the first of many stays at The Coop.
4.6 on September 15, 2014
Off the beaten path but definitely worth a stop. It's not your typical B&B in that everything is perfect and stuffy. The Coop is homey, peaceful and comfortable. Like visiting Grandma's without feeling like you're intruding in someone's home. The owners are warm and friendly and ready to chat. I was welcomed with a serving of homemade cobbler and would have taken the entire pan if given a chance. Breakfast was a bounty of food -- eggs and fried chicken and gravy, homegrown tomatoes, grits, biscuits with homemade preserves and fresh squeezed orange juice. Needless to say I didn't eat for the rest of the day. Only cautions -- a) keep an eye out for the sign at the end of the drive because it is easy to miss and b) consider eating dinner before arriving because the only choice in town is pizza or Mexican.
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a joy and a pleasure to have you. We do serve a different niche and are proud of that. What the Lord has blessed us with, we want to share with our guests without comparing ourselves to the big fancy inns. It is our hope that you will find your way back to The Coop as you have occasion to be in our area.
5 on July 07, 2014
My husband and I stayed at The Chicken Coop for a weekend getaway before welcoming our 5th child. It was truly a home away from home. We arrived Friday afternoon to a delicious homemade blackberry pie. The next two mornings we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. After an afternoon outing, we arrived back at the bed & breakfast to more homemade goodies. Mrs. Sonja and Mr. Norman go out of their way to make you feel at home. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay as this was our first experience at a bed & breakfast. We couldn't have picked a better place to spend our weekend! We are looking forward to staying at The Chicken Coop again!
4.6 on April 26, 2014
Our friends met us at this B&B.we had our own entrance,living area and each had our own room with our own bathroom. Breakfast was great,so much food.our hosts were so warm and welcoming, made us feel like family than visitors. Having the area to ourselves was a real treat. I would definately go again if we find ourselves in the area.
It was truly a blessing having you roost with us at The Coop. Not having known if The Coop could make it or not, then having guests from so many countries has been believable. It was a pleasure to have you, and we look forward to having you again next year. Hope it works out for all of us.
5 on December 29, 2013
My husband and I stayed here while we were having flooring put in our entire home. We stayed 4 nights. It was an absolutely refreshing stay in a chaotic time. Our teen children were staying at friends' houses, yet they were welcomed to come visit and stay as long as they wanted. The food was delicious, the accommodations comfortable, and the innkeepers wonderful. Sonja reminded us of both Mary and Martha from the Bible. She paid attention to what is most important (the people) while having a serving heart. She made sure we were the center of her attention when we needed it, but did so in a way that made us feel like more than guests. It was truly as close to "home away from home" as we have ever felt. Thank you very much. Tom and Angela
5 on November 23, 2013
Our family planned a weekend getaway to The Washington Family Farm to experience their amazing corn maze and fall festivities! We decided to stay overnight and investigated local bed and breakfast locations. For those who enjoy this type of experience you realize very quickly that most B&B's don't cater to families. The "Chicken Coop" is a rare gem. Sonja & Norman are salt of the earth folks who welcome you as family. The rooms are cozy and classic! Breakfast was "amazing" with a true southern charm! We traveled home with our bellies full and feeling loved. Perfect retreat for families and couples who are looking to slow down. At the "Coop" you can really enjoy the most important things in life...like each other. The Henry Family
Your family was truly a blessing to us. Yes, we do welcome children. Jesus said, "Let the little children come unto me." We feel that we serve a different niche in the B & B industry. The Chicken Coop is not fancy but is filled with the love of Christ that we love to share with those God sends our way. Thank you so much for your kind words. It's God, not we, who makes the difference. Please come back and be sure to tell others about us.
5 on October 14, 2013
Went up for UGA football game. Was recommended to stay at the "Chicken Coop." What an awesome place!!!!! We felt at home the moment we walked in. Mrs. Sonja was so kind and went out of her way to make sure everything was great. Food was "out of this world" and there was plenty of it. My wife and I are already discussing when we will be going back. What was funny was that the first night we went out for dinner, and when you would usually say "are you ready to go back to the room" we caught ourselves saying "are you ready to go back home" . I knew then we had found the Hidden Treasure. Stay at the Chicken Coop. You'll be highly satisfied.
We pray always that God will send just the people He wants to be here and that they will feel His peace and His love. Anything that is different about The Coop is because of Him. We thoroughly enjoyed having you as our guests and look forward to many more visits. Thank you again for all your more than kind words. May God be praised and receive the glory and the credit!
5 on October 14, 2013
The highlight of our weekend in Athens for the GA/LSU game besides GA winning was staying at the "Chicken Coop B&B". It is a real gem of a place. Mrs. Sonja & Mr. Norman were great host & the breakfast was delicious. The rooms were so comfortable, I felt like I was at home. We already look forward to staying there on our next trip to Athens. Thank you so much for the great "Southern Hospitality".
I feel hurt that we took second place to a GA win over LSU (Ha!Ha!). It was pleasure to have ya'll roost with us for the game. We praise God for His goodness and enablement to serve Him by loving and serving the people He sends our way. We so look forward to having you back, even if you have to invent a "reason" to come. Please tell your acquaintances about us.
5 on September 24, 2013
Our family spent the weekend at the Chicken Coop so that our daughter could perform with the majorettes at the UGA game. I have to say the highlight of the weekend was the B&B. The room was Great, The food even Better, as my father would say if you left hungry is was your own fault and the you will not find better hosts. Ms. Sonja and Mr. Norman go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable and feel at home. If you want to know what if feels like to be treated like royalty this is the place to be. I would recommend staying here just to experience that Relaxed, Renewed, Feel Good, Mood you have when you leave. Cyndee Kenney, 7136 Hacklebarney Rd, Blackshear, GA 31516
What a pleasure it was to have your family roost with us! To have you have the time to spend with us and visit was such a treat for us. God is so good and continually amazes me how He constantly pours out His blessings on us in spite of our unworthiness. I'm so glad that He allowed our paths to cross again and hope that there will be other times. Thank you so much for all of your kind words. Anything we have been able to do at The Coop is simply through God's goodness and His enablement. Keep us in mind for future trips and tell others about us.
5 on September 10, 2013
We stayed 3 nights on our anniversary trip and it was wonderful.The food was amazing the room was very comfortable and we were made to feel like family.Ms. Sonya and Mr. Norm are amazing people and you just feel pampered and right at home there.We will be back for sure.If you want a place to get relaxation in a Christian atmosphere this is the place.Ms. Sonya even did something special for us on the day of our anniversary.The most enjoyable place we have ever stayed by far.
What a priviledge it was to be able to provide you with a respite from the cares of the world and to celebrate your annivesary at "The Coop". Isn't God good to put us with just the right people at just the right time? May God's richest blessings rest on you and your family. Hope to see all of you again soon.
5 on August 27, 2013
Sonja and Norman, You have a gift for making people feel at home! I enjoyed my short stay. Nice yard as I pulled in on a rainy afternoon; lots of warmth inside! My room was very nice, clean, and quiet. A tasty snack and then I was out to my reunion. I was pleasantly surprised by the marvelous breakfast on Sunday morning. Everything was delicious and filling and I enjoyed talking with the other guests. Thank you both for everything---even going the extra step to return my left behind phone charger.
It was such a pleasure to have you. Yes, some interesting people do pass our way. We thank God every day for those He sends across our path and pray that all our guests will feel His love and His peace while at "The Coop". As "The Coop" provides a place to lay down a weary head, it is also our aim to provide a respite from the cares of the world so that our guests can go back to their normal lives and face the challenges and responsibilities with renewed strength and energy. Again, it was a piviledge to host you for your class reunion. Please come back.
4.8 on July 16, 2013
We stayed one night on June 28 on my way home from Washington DC to Florida. They welclomed us as a family and we spent a relax time at Chikencoop B&B with their warmful hospitality. The room is spacious and lovely. The homemade breakfast is delightful with fresh vegetables from their garden. Our kids (6y and 3y) also enjoyed playing outside in peaceful environment. I highly recommend this B&B. Thank you Sonja and Norman!
The Lord just continues to bless and amaze us by the precious people He sends our way from all over the world. How much we enjoyed your visit and would love to have had you stay longer. What well-behaved children! We pray some day our paths will cross again.
5 on June 17, 2013
My sister and I really enjoyed our stay at The Chicken Coop. They waited up for us to get there to welcome us properly. She makes the loveliest cake and owes me a recipe. The bed was comfortable, the room very clean. Breakfast was great, she made me an omelette which is the way I like my eggs. Both of them were warm and hospitable and made our stay a restful one. Thank you.
What a joy and a delight to have you and your sister roost at "The Coop" on your way to the Carolinas. & your lessons on the heirloom tomatoes was very interesting and informative. What a blessing to have so many wonderful people cross our paths through The Chicken Coop. May His many rich blessings rest on you and yours!!
5 on May 22, 2013
My husband and I enjoyed a well needed respite for 3 nights at the Chicken Coop! We couldn't have found a better host with tastier food and a comfortable room. The Armours are kind and gracious and their bed and breakfast was the right choice. We are looking forward to more stays at the Chicken Coop! Thank you Sonja and Norman for this relaxing getaway ! The Shadrixs
What a BLESSING to have you roost at The Chicken Coop for your respite! You are such a very special couple, and God is doing great things through you and will continue to multiply your lives in His service. Please consider The Coop when you need another "staycation".
5 on May 22, 2013
We had a tremendous, albeit short time during our second stay at The Chicken Coop! The Armours are tremendous hosts and the accommodations and food are first class. We highly recommend this great establishment to anyone looking for a clean, comfortable, relaxing stay.
It is always a joy and a pleasure to have guests at The Chicken Coop. We always ask the Lord to send just the people He wants to us and pray that they will feel the love and peace of Jesus Christ when they walk through our doors. Thank you so much for your kind words. God is good!
4.4 on May 17, 2013
We stayed one night at the Coop when traveling through the area. We felt so lucky that someone had cancelled a reservation and that at the last minute we were able to stay there instead of some chain hotel. Sonja and Norman went above and beyond the call of duty to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. We were totally spoiled by the delicious cooking which included homebaked goods, pies and a really fantastic hot southern breakfast. These are wonderful people who really care about their guests and work tirelessly to do things the right way. You don't want to miss this place!
5 on April 16, 2013
We stayed at the Chicken Coop for 4 nights, and it was a really wonderful experience. It really felt like a home away from home... it was a really relaxing and comfortable stay, and it felt like a nice place to come home to while we were conferencing in Athens (a short car ride away!) Sonja and Norm were so gracious and kind, and we left feeling like we had made new friends in the south. I would recommend the Chicken Coop to anyone who is visiting Athens or Crawford. (And the breakfast were excellent!)
Thank you so very much for your kind and gracious words. It was a joy and a priviledge to have your family roost at The Coop. Yes, it felt like having old friends visiting for a few days. &, oh, was that little boy a cutie! God is so good all the time.
5 on January 01, 2013
We spent one night at The Chicken Coop on our trip to Georgia. The room was charming and comfortable, and we were pleasantly surprised with a snack before bed : delicious homemade cookies, sweet bread, and eggnog milkshakes! Our favorite part was the breakfast. Before heading out to explore Athens, we enjoyed a beautiful, delicious, and elegant candle -lit breakfast with our inn-keepers and family, who were kind enough to tell us about different points of interest and attractions in the area. Our only regret was not getting to stay longer! (Jean and Joey from Tampa, Florida)
It was truly a joy to have you roost with us at The Chicken Coop during the holidays. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It is always a pleasure to have guests as nice as you two. May your New Year be filled with all the good things of life.
5 on November 14, 2012
The innkeepers are lovely people and this is one of the most charming B&Bs I have stayed in. Excellent food (egg & chicken themed Southern delicacies, quite delicious). The grounds are especially enjoyable. I will be visiting again.
It was a pleasure and a delight to have you roost at The Chicken Coop. God has sent the neatest people our way. May He bless you richly. Hope to have you roost with us again soon. There are plenty more chicken and eggs recipes.
5 on October 29, 2012
Really enjoyed our stay at the Chicken Coop. The breakfast was wonderful and the hospitality was great. Hope to get to stay here again.
God has been so very good to us. It is our desire to share His blessings with our guests. It is our priviledge to provide a comfortable roosting spot and plenty of good food. Thank you for choosing The Chicken Coop. Plan another get-away with us soon. There are still many more ways to prepare chicken and eggs.
5 on October 07, 2012
Quiet, comfortable rooms, peaceful surroundings, excellent food and wonderful innkeepers!! We hope to visit the Chicken coop again in the future.
It was such a priviledge to have you roost at The Chicken Coop for your anniversary. We're so happy your experience was a pleasant one, and look forward to hosting you again soon. Hope that you are now hooked on B & B's. God is so good.
4.6 on September 17, 2012
It was a wonderful first stay at "The Chicken Coop". My girls and I have found a second home so we can enjoy Great Ga Dawg football, fabolus food, and a clean home to catch a few winks before we hit the road again for another work week It was a hit!!!!!! Thank godness for the computer and word of mouth to find such a hidden secret near Athens town.
It has been a pleasure to have your family roost with us for Georgia games, and we too are so glad you found us. May God bless you and your girls as you spend your football weekends at The Chicken Coop with our family and other guests.
5 on July 17, 2012
My husband and I just adored this home--not B&B, but HOME in its entire meaning. Mr. and Mrs. Armour were like family from the moment we met. Our room was wonderful with a comfy bed and nicely decorated. We had access to a small kitchen where we could make coffee/tea/hot chocolate at any time. Our favorite part was getting to know Mr. and Mrs. Armour. They even shared fresh figs with us as we spent time chatting in their living room. Mrs. Armour's breakfast was truly amazing and bountiful. She even served orange julius! Our only regret is that we stayed just one night.
What a delightful young couple God graced us with at The Chicken Coop. Rather spend the time with us old codgers than to go to the theater or somewhere else. It is such a joy and a delight to serve God by sharing the home He has given us with His people. It is our prayer that our paths will someday cross again. May you be blessed most abundantly is our prayer for a well-desrving pair.
4.8 on June 02, 2012
It was our pleasure to be pampered by the gracious hosts at the Chicken Coop. The breakfasts were fantastic as was the hospitality shown to us during our visit. We certainly look forward to staying with you again when we travel south another time. We highly recommend this "roost" to anyone visiting the area.
How we enjoyed your visit!!! From the time I first spoke with you on the phone, I could sense what nice guests you were going to be, and I was not in the least disappointed. Thanks for all your gracious comments. It was a such a pleasure to have you. I hope that now that you have found "The Coop", you will be able to come to Georgia more often. More God bless you and your family.
5 on June 02, 2012
We recently had the opportunity to "roost" at the Chicken Coop B 'n B in Crawford, Georgia. From the moment of our arrival to our bitter-sweet departure, we felt like we were "at home." If you are looking for a place where you can relax, recharge and let your cares just melt away, look no further than the Chicken Coop Bed 'n Breakfast. Once you experience the hospitality of this charming Southern bed and breakfast, you will leave thinking of an excuse for a return visit. Brian, Kim & Moriah - Mountain City, Tennessee
The Lord has been so gracious and so faithful in the people He has sent to "The Coop". We're so honored when a family chooses to roost with us. It was our pleasure and honor to have you here. Please do find an excuse to come back soon and often. May God continue to bless and lead your lives.
4.4 on May 29, 2012
Our stay at the Chicken Coop with Sonja and Norman was outstanding. We truly enjoyed the hospitality and the quaint atmosphere. Our room was very nice and we enjoyed the private back porch immediately off the room. With the feeder right there for us, the Humming Birds came visiting often! As for the food served . . . . you had better be hungry! Sonja is a fabulous cook and there is so much food offered for breakfast we did not need to eat again until dinner! Oh, and the afternoon "treats" she will leave for you . . . mmmmm . . . Yummy! We will definately stay at The Chicken Coop again the next time we are in town. We highly recommend this location for your stay as well. The Dowlings
How much fun you were to cook for! & I have other menus up my sleeve for your next visit. Thank you so much for your most gracious and kind words. God has blessed us so much with the wonderful people He has sent our way. Thank you and come again.
5 on May 27, 2012
We visited The Chicken Coop for a few days. The breakfasts were some of the most creative and delicious recipes of chicken for breakfast I have tasted! The hospitality of Norman and Sonja is great, and getting to know the other guests at breakfast was fun. The house was full that weekend, but Norman and Sonja made us feel at home, like we were a part of the family.
What a pleasure it was to have you as our guests. It immediately seemed as if we had been friends for years. In so short a time, you became very dear to us. Yes, that was quite a weekend with a full house of family, friends, and guests. How much more blessed could we be? We're just so thankful to God for His many blessings, not the least of which are the wonderful people He brings into our lives. It is our hope and prayer that you will be in our area again.
5 on May 21, 2012
Our stay at The Chicken Coop Bed 'n Breakfast was truly like staying with friends. Norman and Sonja welcomed us with open arms and were concerned with meeting our every need. We were delighted to experience yummy fried chicken and eggs, biscuits and gravy, grits and sliced tomatoes for breakfast for the very first time. It was delicious! Norman and Sonja went out of their way to accommodate our schedule, with a strawberry pie waiting for us on our arrival. We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the inn.
God has been so good and faithful to us through The Chicken Coop and the wonderful people He has sent our way. It was such a blessing and a joy to have your family roost with us for this special time in your family's life. May God pour out His richest blessing on all of you.
5 on May 16, 2012
This was one of the nicest bed and breakfast experiences I have ever had. Sonja and Norman welcomed me like a member of the family, fed me wonderful afternoon snacks and daily breakfasts, and even included a personal tour of the area since I was on a heritage quest of my father's family. Thank you for a relaxing, comfortable experience. I enjoyed every minute.
What a "joy" it was to have you roosting at The Chicken Coop while you researched and cleaned your family cemetery! When you read "Miss" Lena's History of Oglethorpe County & started telling us things about our homeland, I decided I had better read it too. May you and your family be blessed by all the work you are doing. I'm looking forward to having you back along with your husband. What gracious words you had to say about "The Coop"! God has been amazingly good and faithful in this endeavor. We continue to pray for His love and peace always to be manifest in this place. Thank you again.
5 on May 02, 2012
Where to start? The room was great! Quiet, cozy, beautifully decorated and clean clean clean! The food - some of the best southern home cooking I have ever tasted. Mrs. Sonja out does herself on a daily basis - in 4 days, not one thing was repeated and everything just as delicious as the last. And each night we found the most delightful snack surprises! Everything was homemade down to the preserves for the biscuits! The service is beyond reproach, you will never find this hospitality at any other B&B! Norman and Sonja are two of the best people you will ever be blessed to meet! They are down to earth, loving and make you feel like you have reached your home away from home from the moment you walk in until the moment you depart. I know that we will be back each and every time we return to Athens! God Bless you both for opening your hearts and home to those of us who wander the roads! Hugs, Lisa & Bill
Gee, what a review!!! Thanks you so much for all your kind words. It is our desire to make each and every person feel loved and welcome while he is at The Chicken Coop. God loves us so much, and any love you felt here was only His love manifesting itself in us. It was such a joy and a delight to have you roost with us. Visiting with you every morning at the breakfast table was fantastic. Again, thank you so much. Hope it won't be too long before you get to Georgia again. We love you both.
5 on April 11, 2012
The Innkeeper was very friendly and helpful...and a great cook :) Accommodations were cozy and very clean and comfortable. We would recommend this bed and breakfast if you want to be warmly welcomed!
God has blessed us immeasurable by the wonderful people he has sent to roost with us at The Chicken Coop. Thank you so very much for choosing The Chicken Coop for your roosting needs. Please come again soon. We would welcome a return visit.
4.2 on April 09, 2012
Wonderful home-cooked breakfast and snacks; cozy and attractive dining room; charming and personable hostess; wild flowers, humming birds; privacy; charming place to stay; can't wait to come back.
We are continually amazed at how good God is and the wonderful people He sends our way. Thank you for choosing The Chicken Coop for your roosting needs. It was an honor and a pleasure to have you roost at The Chicken Coop. May His richest blessings be yours.
4.8 on March 19, 2012
Cozy, comfortable, clever incorporation of theme, great innkeepers. The bed surprised us with its comfort. And I covet the pillows! Enjoyed the swing and the sweet black kitty. Breakfast with its spiced but not spicy chicken breasts, scrambled eggs, sliced tomatoes, grits and biscuits and gravy, juice and just right perked coffee was a treat. Thank you for making the last day of our week long journey a pleasant restful retreat. Marshall and Evelyn
Thank you so very much for taking the time to come to The Chicken Coop. We thoroughly enjoyed having you. Playing games, eating, sitting around talking. What a pleasure to have you! Hope you come to roost with us again soon.
5 on February 03, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at "The Chicken Coop" so much. The room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast on Sunday morning was wonderful as were the snacks provided for us. The fellowship with Sonja and Norman was such a blessing. They made us feel at home. We pray God's blessing on them as they minister to the people who visit them. Ray and Beverly
It is always an honor that is far above what we deserve to have such people of God at The Chicken Coop. May He continue to bless your ministry as you continue to serve Him. Please feel welcome here at any time.
4.0 on January 30, 2012
Great hostess. The place is very clean and quiet. Breakfast was great. Would recommend it to anyone traveling in the area. Jim & Donna Fischer
Thank you so much ofor your prompt and most kind review. It was really a pleasure to have you roost with us at The Chicken Coop. Let us know when you will be back in town, and we'll have the chickens crowing. (Wait til you see what's on the menu for Days 3 & 4.) Again, thanks, and may God bless.
5 on December 22, 2011
It is not often that you find a place that could be considered a home away from home, but my family did at the chicken coop. This little gem is a outstanding bed and breakfast with great owners, who make you feel as though you never left the comfort of your own home. From the cleanliness of the rooms to the delicious food and last but not least the owners who are some of the most friendly and christian people we have ever met. It was by far the one of the best B&B experiences of our travels. I would highly recommend it to anyone in the area. Good Bless, The Woods Family
It is our prayer that God will send just the people He wants at The Chicken Coop and that we will be a blessing to all of our guests. The strange thing (strange if one doesn't know our God) is that we are always the most blessed. It was a priviledge and a pleasure to have your family roost with us. We enjoyed your coming in and just being part of our family. May God bless your new home and your new avenue of service to Him. I pray that we will have opportunity to see each other on occassion. Thank you again for your most gracious remarks. God is good!!!
4.8 on November 28, 2011
Found by chance - eggsactly what we needed - eggseeded our expectations! The chicken theme is an absolute cock-a-doodle, with poultry EVERYWHERE - curtains, bedspread, cushions, crockery, even the waste-bin crowed at us!......and a chicken-and-egg breakfast fit for a king! This accomodation is a home that has recently been opened up to paying guests and the welcome and attention to detail is second to none! In our tour of this part of USA we found nowhere else that looked after us so well and showed such an interest in us as English visitors. We wish Sonja and Norman every success for the future!
Imagine our surprise when picking up the phone late one evening to hear beautiful British accents from people looking for a place to roost. We so much enjoyed every facet of your visit and so vividly remember all of your kind words of appreciation and encouragement. The most special part, though, was when you finished breakfast and said, "I think we should all pray", and we stood around the dining table holding hands and praying. God's Holy Spirit makes all of His children borthers and sisters in Christ. What special guests you were and what an unforgettable experience! May God bless you and yours and bring you back again someday.
5 on November 20, 2011
Just stayed at the Chicken Coop B&B. It was amazing! I definitely recommend it and must go back again soon. Sonia's cooking was outstanding!
4.8 on October 29, 2011
we stayed here with our two small children and could not have been more comfortable. the innkeepers were very accommodating and friendly. the food was terrific. the location was convenient. we will definitely be staying here again on our next trip to crawford.
What a pleasure it was to have your family roost with us! We were so blessed that God sent you our way. Yours were the first small children who have roosted at The Chicken Coop, and what fine, well-behaved children they were. We are equipped for children and love to have young families as part of our B&B family. May God bless ya'll and may we see you again soon. Thank you for your most gracious review,
5 on September 26, 2011
When I called to make reservarions, I was pleasantly surprised when Sonja asked if we hae dietary restrictions or favorite snacks. We asked for fruit, and when we arrived the most beautiful fruit bowl awaited. I thought the were artificial! Since the theme in this country cozy cottage is chickens, we had a good laugh when I opened the trash can in our chicken and a rooster crowed. As in all good Southern homes, everything centers around food. Forget breakfast. Sonja outdid herself. This was a huge brunch! We chose to eat outside, and, BOY, can she cook. We feasted on fried chicken tenders with homemade biscuits and gravy, homemade jam, grits, scrambled eggs, and sliced tomatos, coffee and a fruit punch. Yum. My bedroom had a high antique sleigh bed and a new mattress. I slept like a baby. Sonja is a lovely person and wants everyone to enjoy their stay. Did I mention the fresh flowers in the rooms? We didn' leave empty- handed, either. Norman sent us on our way with a big bag of fresh picked okra! I know this is my all-time favorite B&B. No lumpy mattress and a frozen Sara Lee sweet roll for breakfast here. We shall return!!!!!
We have prayed that God would send us just the people He would have at The Chicken Coop. We were certainly blessed to have you as our special guest. It is our aim to make your visit as pleasurable and memorable as possible. Thank you so much for choosing The Chicken Coop as your roosting spot and thank you also for your most kind remarks. Hope to see you back at the B&B soon. Sonja--Innkeeper
5 on August 22, 2011
Sonja and Norman treated us like family. I had a wonderful time. The room was so clean and comfortable. But the best part was the breakfast, we had home grown tomatoes from Sonja's garden. What a treat! After breakfast we sat on Sonja's front porch and watched the humming birds fly about the garden. I would definitely stay there again. Thank you for your kindness. love sally
It was such a joy and a delight to have you roost at The Chicken Coop. Thank you so much for your most gracious review. It is our aim that each trip be memorable, although simple. Think of us the next time you are in our area. Remeber that eveything changes with the seasons in North Georgia. You will love the fall here. I hope we have you hooked on B&B's and that you will have occasion to visit again soon. Sonja Innkeeper
4.0 on August 16, 2011
I was the first "official" person to stay with Sonja and Norman, when they opened there bed and breakfast, and they treated me like gold. I have stayed there twice, and I would go back again in a heartbeat. My room was beautiful and clean (cleanliness is most important to me). Sonja is the sweetest person you'd ever want to meet, and Norman is very, very kind and nice. They tended to my every need. Breakfast was beautiful, filling and very good too. I couldn't have asked for a better inn, or innkeepers. I would recommend this place to everyone. Thank you Sonja and Norman for making my stays sweet!
How exciting it was the first time you called for a room! We had been open less than a week and did not know whether The Chicken Coop would really meet a need or not. I was thrilled beyond belief. And then to have such a pleasant, complimentary guest let us know, "Yes, God, we did hear right." And the greatest honor was when you called a few weeks later for "your" room again. This was a reinforcement that we were doing something right. It was an honor to have you as our first "paying" guest and more of an honor to have you return. It is our hope and prayer that you will consider The Chicken Coop often as you travel and have reason for a place to roost.
4.0 on August 03, 2011
Much more attractive than pictures show. Stay was short but sweet and enormously comfortable. Innkeepers Sonja and Thomas were endearing and really wanting to please. If you are looking for a downhome, clean and comfortable place to stay this is it! Wish I could have stayed for a week!
It was a joy and a delight to have you roost at The Chicken Coop. Thank you so much for your favorable review. Yes, I too, wish you could have stayed a week. May you be blessed and soon find your way back.
5 on August 03, 2011
Hello, I am one of Sonja's guests at The Chicken Coop, and I adore her. The first time I came here, she said I was her first guest, and she treated me like gold. I was so impressed that I've come back again. She is one of the sweetest ladies and her husband, Norman, is very very nice too. They are the most outstanding innkeepers you'll ever want to meet. Also, this Inn is the cleanest, and the most nearly perfect inn I've ever been stayed at. I loved the bed, so firm and comfortable, and the furniture is so inviting. I love Sonja's cooking too. She knows how to satisfy your palate. I will surely stay here again, and I would recommend this inn to everyone.
4.6 on July 22, 2011
If you want to experience a unique and serene travel experience, take Athens Road out of Athens, GA to the small community of Crawford. There you will find The Chicken Coop, a bed and breakfast unlike no others. The Armours have opened part of their home to visitors from around the world. I was there with my two teenaged grandchildren visiting family in the area. I didn't want the long drive to their home from Athens and my niece gave me website information on The Chicken Coop, run by Sonja and Norman Armour. There are no chickens on premise and that probably is good because it gave us a quiet spot to come back to each night. Such restful accommodations! Lots of privacy, excellent breakfast (featuring chicken, no less!), marvelously comfortable beds, and one of the friendliest atmosphere you'll ever find in a bed and breakfast. A refrigerator was stocked with fruit, drinks and other snacks, reading materials were readily available, and there was a porch for contemplation. I would definitely go back again.
Thank you so very much for your favorable review. May God bless you and your family and bring you back to The Chicken Coop soon.
4.6 on July 18, 2011
Norman and Sonja are so hospitable and warm. They made us feel like family, like we had come home. Thank you for your openness and warmth!
Norman and I were so happy to have you as guests at The Chicken Coop. Yes, in so short a time you seemed like our "children". May your life be blessed and enriched by your time here as was our by having you.