The Cottage

1103 Walker Drive , Decatur, GA 30030 USA (Show map)


The Cottage is in a quiet neighborhood in Decatur, GA. It is a private space overlooking the garden. The upper floor features a sitting room with a coffee bar with sink and refrigerator and a full size washer and dryer. The bedroom has two twin beds, a luxurious soaking tub and a large walk-in closet. Downstairs is a full kitchen, an exercise room and a second bath with a large walk-in shower. A beautiful sun porch and deck are available for your use. Some Spa services available on site.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Lovely cottage - light, spacious, private

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.

Home away from home!

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!

Great 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.

Best b & b we have ever stayed in!

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.

The Cottage is the Best!!

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

Just right

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...

Home Away From Home

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!

just lovely

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.

You couldn't ask for more!

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.

Lovely stay.

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!

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Rooms & Rates

The Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Location Type

City, Suburban


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.)

Directions to property:

When coming from I-75, I-85 or I-20, take I-285 east and use exit 41 and then follow the directions from the airport.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Emory University, Agnes Scott College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Centers for Disease Control, Emory Hospital/DeKalb Medical Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , Sunroom and Deck, Full Kitchen, Exercise Room, Off Street Parking, Spa Services Available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Check Dates


  • Check In:: Flexible
  • Check Out:: Flexible
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed on the deck.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit or 25% of reserved stay, if more than 4 nights, is required to confirm your reservation.



Betsy Lamoureux

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About the innkeepers

Betsy Lamoureux is an Interior Designer, who has put her talent to use in this beautiful, new space. She also has designed a French Style Kitchen Garden, which is her project in process.

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Self Catered Light Fare

  • Time Served: At your leisure
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Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian