4.2 on May 01, 2017
This is a beautiful B&B. There are so many rooms, with different light and mood, all carefully decorated and welcoming. The rental includes the entire house of 6+ rooms, and is a very pleasant place to spend time. The master bedroom has two twin beds pushed together (European-style). Breakfast is bagels and cream cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit, coffee, and tea all available in the kitchen for guests to access whenever they want. Betsy stopped in each evening to deliver fresh fruit and any info we needed. We enjoyed talking and visiting with her, and I’m sure it would have been fine too to keep the drop-in brief and business-like if that had been our preference. Betsy provided a map of Decatur. It’s a nice small city with shops and restaurants, lively and kind of funky/arty. It’s close to Atlanta and easy to get there (we drove but there’s also a train). I’d love to stay here again - highly recommended.
5 on April 26, 2014
During my road trip across America, I had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful establishment. Betsy was very accommodating and made us feel more then welcome. With an open deck, workout room, living room area, and two perusal bathrooms, The Cottage in Decatur is more then just a bed and breakfast, it's a home away from home getaway!
5 on May 23, 2013
We stayed at The Cottage in April, and it far exceeded our expectations. Had we known how nice it was, we would have planned for a longer stay. Betsy was a great host, and the place was large and private. We went to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke, and also to Stone Mountain, and it was in a great place for minimal travel time to each of those areas. Any time we are in the Atlanta area, we will be staying here again. Highly recommended.
4.8 on June 28, 2012
We were amazed at all the upscale amenities at The Cottage. The walk-in shower, extra-long bathtub, an exercise room that included a whole-body vibration machine, a full kitchen, beautiful sunroom, upstairs wet bar and high efficiency washer/dryer, sitting room with a flat screen TV with many premium movie channels, a huge bedroom and the biggest walk-in closet I've ever seen, far outclassed any of our previous b & b experiences. Betsy is a wonderful hostess and we appreciated her flexibility in our departure time.
5 on May 14, 2012
Betsy is a wonderful host for her bed and breakfast. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, and I was amazed at the amenities - a washer and dryer, a walk-in closet and the bathtub was incredible! I will be recommending The Cottage to my brother and sister-in-law who will be visiting in Atlanta sometime in the fall. Thanks, Betsy. Mary
4.6 on January 22, 2012
The Cottage is a real find: spacious, yet intimate; quiet, yet close to what you need in Decatur; private, yet Betsy makes herself available if you need anything. By far the best B&B experience I've ever had. One note: if you are looking for the communal aspect of B&B-dom, this is not for you; no breakfast is served in the morning where you commingle with other guests. But if you need, as I did, to eat breakfast privately while getting work done and preparing for the day, this is — just right. Now I need to come back when I can sit outside on the porch...
5 on January 06, 2012
The Cottage was a delightful change from the usual cookie-cutter hotel and far and away the best B&B I've ever stayed at. I will definitely be calling Betsy the next time business takes me to Atlanta!
4.8 on January 03, 2012
what an aternative to a drab hotel room!! absolutely lovely, quite, relaxing! one will not go wrong to stay at this establishemnt.
5 on September 24, 2011
I have stayed three times at The Cottage over the past two months while shopping for a home in Atlanta. The Cottage has been a respite at the end of busy, intense days - so much nicer to come 'home' to than even the nicest hotels. Betsy is wonderful, gracious, and attends to our needs with customized breakfast foods (I have dietary restrictions), hospitality, and flexibility with arrival and departure times. The space is open, inviting, and spacious. Kitchen facilities are fully stocked. Everything is clean and well cared for. I wouldn't stay anywhere else, and wish there was a 'Cottage' everywhere I traveled.
4.6 on October 21, 2010
I so enjoyed my stay in Betsy's lovely home. True southern hospitality, all new and clean in nice neighborhood and close to downtown Decatur where we enjoyed great food and drink. Thank you Besty!
4.8 on October 19, 2010
We had a very nice and pleasant weekend staying in The Cottage. It was spacious, well-appointed, and conveniently located to everything in and around Decatur, GA. With the full kitchen, sitting room, bedroom, sun porch, exercise room, and too many other amenities to list, it is more that a B&B. It is a Bed & Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner, a home away from home. Betsy is a gracious and accommodating hostess and has developed a great B&B.
4.8 on September 25, 2010
My wife and I stayed at the Cottage for about 3 weeks as part of our move to Atlanta. If you stay here you are in for a treat. There is much more space than you would expect at a Bed & Breakfast. You actually get a whole house including, 2 bathrooms, bedroom, fully equipped Kitchen and Diner, sitting room and sun room overlooking a lovely terrace. Two TVs, DVD player, Hifi and gym equipment all at a very reasonable price. The whole suite is delightfully decorated, including many antiques, is light and airy and is a lovely quiet place to stay, while being very close to the centre of Decatur, where there are great restaurants and bars, and a short drive to downtown Atlanta. If you are looking for somewhere which would give you an option to cook your own meals this place is fully equipped. Some Bed & Breakfast users will be looking for a cooked, communal breakfast at a set time each day. Here, instead, you will find a very generously stocked fridge offering you choice in terms of what you eat and when you eat it. We much preferred that to a set breakfast time, as it gave us flexibility on our timetable and greater privacy. Betsy, the landlady is a wonderful host and will offer helpful advice about the local area and get you what you want for your breakfast as requested. We left some good quality Yorkshire Tea for future guests so that's another good reason to book the Cottage! For value, location, space and a warm welcome you'll be hard pushed to beat the Cottage.
5 on August 24, 2010
This spacious, light-filled, beautifully designed cottage was my home for 10 days recently and I so enjoyed my time there. The innkeeper, Betsy, is an absolute delight, so gracious and thoughtful. This cottage is perfectly located too. I loved being surrounded by tall trees, near a small artsy town with amenities, yet still had easy access to downtown. Deborah-California