Rothschild Pound House Inn

201 7th street , Columbus, GA 31901 USA (Show map)
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Charming, historic and luxurious. Walk to dozens of restaurants, music venues, and the Riverwalk. Seven minutes drive to Ft. Benning. Walk to Chattahoochee Whitewater Rafting, TSYS and Columbus State University Uptown Campus. We look forward to having you with us! Mamie and Garry Pound Owners



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Peaceful old-fashioned elegance

4.4 on November 11, 2016

What a charming and pleasant place to stay while visiting my son at Fort Benning! The room was spacious and comfortable, with a gas fireplace that kept things cosy. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful, and I can't wait to return. The Inn is located in, or next to, a pretty historic district and thus it's an easy walk to restaurants, churches, and a superb hipster coffee shop. (I have entered a dining score, because otherwise I can't submit this review -- I didn't actually eat at the Inn!)

Awesome Stay!

4.8 on June 14, 2016

We had the good fortune to stay at the Rothschild Pound House Inn while attending graduation events at the Fort Benning US Army base. Beautiful, comfortable rooms, accommodating and friendly hosts, and located in a lovely historic district where we took relaxing and peaceful walks by the river and marveled at the centuries-old renovated and re-purposed brick building with their classic architecture. Could not have asked for a better experience!

Lovely Place, Great Location

3.6 on May 12, 2016

Stayed two nights in the Golden Suite, which was really beautiful. Mattress of excellent quality--slept very soundly. Liked that there was a mini fridge to keep a bottle of wine chilled. It was pretty expensive once you tacked on taxes and fees, otherwise I would have given a higher mark on value. Located in a nice, safe, interesting neighborhood. Easy walk by historic homes to the restaurant district.

Best time ever

5 on September 11, 2014

We were celebrating our anniversary and could not have found a better place.

Amazing/Memorable Experience!!

5 on July 24, 2012

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the Rothschild Pound House Inn. The rooms/cottages are bueaitful, and very private! Everything about the room and our stay was incredible. It is in a beautiful location and having all of the different cottages on the street made for a very neat "southern" experience! The food is incredible. I would highly recommend eating dinner at the restaurant as well. The staff was incredibly accomodating as far as early and late check-in goes. They were so incredibly welcoming and very military friendly. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT!

Great Stay!

3.6 on November 26, 2011

This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and I was not disappointed. The room was amazing for the price they charged and the staff were all very friendly. It was a much better value then staying at the Marriott down the street. I would recommend staying here to my friends and family!

Great service, Beautiful Inn!

5 on August 03, 2011

I have never stayed at an inn before, but my son was attending a Guitar Conference at the Rivercenter for Performing Arts, which is a few blocks from here, so we decided to give it a try. It was lovely. Just beautiful fabrics and flowers and I have never had grits and biscuits before either. They were fantastic. The staff was proffessional and very genuine. I wish I lived closer!!!

Excellent Food, room not worth the money!

3.0 on March 14, 2011

I recently stayed in the Thomas suite which has a wonderful jacuzzi tub. The best things about my stay were relaxing in the jacuzzi tub and the excellent food at Vintage 222 for both dinner and breakfast. The fillet Mignon was excellent, the best I've ever had! The value for your money is the most important factor to me. I was disappointed with this room that costs $200 a night. I have stayed in other bed and breakfasts that cost half the price and they were better than the Pound-House inn. Firstly, the main house and the Thomas suite present an old, run-down look about them. There is water damage and cracks in the walls and ceiling of the suite as well as cracks in the walls of the main house. I don't like to feel as if I'm staying in a crumbly, old building when I'm being charged $200 a night. I enjoy the quaint and clean feel of a bed and breakfast that has been well-maintained and decorated with care. Furthermore, the art work in the suite is the most random collection of stuff that looks as if it was bought at a flea market and thrown on the walls haphazardly. This is a small detail but it gives the impression that the inn does not take pride in the overall appearance of the suite. The bed and breakfasts I have liked the most (that cost $100 per night) have paid attention to every detail to create the experience that B & B people enjoy. I feel as if the price point of the Pound-House inn should demand that they pay attention to the details. Lastly, I rated the sleep quality a 2 because the king size bed was only equipped with three very thin pillows, and three very thin shams. Most big hotel chains offer at least 5 pillows that are plush as opposed to smashed flat pillows. When I pay to stay somewhere, I want to get a good night's sleep and not crick my neck with thin pillows that there are not enough of.

Delightful, historic, comfortable and delicious!!!

5 on July 14, 2010

GREAT restaurant, including steaks and seafood. Wine list was really reasonable. The bed was big and extra comfy. I can't wait to go back and soak in the jacuzzi tub!

Love this inn!!!

5 on August 30, 2009

We spent three nights here in August and I am so thrilled to let others know how delightful this place is. Great breakfasts, delicious waffles, layer cakes in the parlor at night and great in-room coffee. I think a local coffee roaster delivers it every couple of days. Slept like a dream. The innkeepers are enthusiastic about Columbus and they've decorated the rooms beautifully. Beautiful, delicious and very gracious.

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Rooms & Rates

Rothschild Suite

Located on the main level of the main house. Features a full sized four-poster bed, circa 1890 with relaxing large chaise lounge and a large writing desk with hardwood floors and a working fireplace. Marble topped dresser, private bath with antique soaking tub, with separate shower, original pedestal sink, cedar-lined closet and dressing area, 14 ft. ceilings with two large windows overlooking the garden courtyard. An elegant, but spacious relaxing suite! Has mini referigerator and coffee maker in the suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

James L. Redd Suite

Located on the second floor of the main house. Features a King sized feather bed, (hypo-allergenic), working fireplace, 12 ft. ceilings and the separate private original bath (done in turquoise and black) with tub/shower combination. Features a loveseat, desk, and sofa bed. The bedroom walls are done in reproduction wallpaper (in red) and typical of the late 1800's. The room also has a handsome black marble mantle, also original to the house. Beautiful heart pine floors lend a turn-of-the-century feel to this suite! Features a mini refrigerator and coffee maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $225

Garrett Suite

Located on the second floor of the main house and once an attic. Features one queen-sized beds with a separate sitting room with sofa and chair, and private bath with pedestal sink and traditional subway-tiled shower. A spacious but quiet and very cozy room. Has mini refrigerator, and coffee maker in suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$195 - $225

Golden Suite

The Golden is a very spacious and romantic suite, covering the entire front of the second floor of the main house. Used as our spacious honeymoon suite/or VIP suite, offering a king sized bed, beautiful heart pine floors, 12 ft. ceilings, a working fireplace, and lined with windows on two sides of the room. The elegant private bathroom offers a Jacuzzi tub with steps and a separate shower. A separate large dressing area with two double sinks and a private water closet. A separate sitting area with loveseat and chairs with TV and opens to a lovely private balcony overlooking Seventh street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Governor Forsyth Suite

Located in the rear of the Dillingham Cottage overlooking the garden behind the inn accessible from either Second Avenue or Seventh Street. This lovely suite is very private, spacious, and very romantic. Features a floating open fireplace, with one side opening to the Jacuzzi and oother opening to the bedroom. The Jacuzzi bath/shower combination is built atop several steps and trimmed in tongue and groove boards with antique windows and separate water closet. The suite features a queen-sized bed, and has a light and airy feel with its yellow/green/rose décor and beautiful hardwood floors.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Edward Lloyd Thomas Suite

The Edward Lloyd Thomas Suite is located in the rear of Dillingham Cottage, across from the Forsyth Suite located on Second Avenue, behind the main house. Features a private patio with with table and chairs overlooking the garden for a relaxing morning cup of coffee or reading. This suite is also perfect for VIPs, Honeymooners or anniversary celebrations. It has a king-sized bed and vintage 1878 silk draperies. The bathroom features a two-person steam shower and a Jacuzzi bathtub that is built atop steps and trimmed in antique tongue and groove board and an antique transom window.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

J.S. Springer Cottage

he J.S. Springer Cottage is located across the street from the main house and our largest single cottage. Featuring an inviting front porch with chairs, facing Seventh Street and overlooks a private rear garden with gazebo. Features a large elegant but cozy living room with built ins, desk, TV and fireplace. A large romantic bedroom with king size bed with floor to ceiling length draping surrounding the bed with sconces/lighting behind bed with fireplace and TV. A separate luxurious large bath with full sized Jacuzzi tub with steps, separate shower and a pedestal sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

G.B. willoughby Cottage

Located across the street from the main inn facing Seventh Street. Features a lovely front porch with seatee, a large spacious living room, with fireplace and desk. A large separate bedroom with fireplace, king sized bed, TV, and large lounging chair with ceiling fan. A separate private bath with Jacuzzi tub with steps, shower combo and pedestal sink. A small fully equipped kitchen is located in the rear with windows overlooking the beautiful gazebo and garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Two/Three Bedroom Cottage

Two King Beds and a fold-out full sized bed. Two full baths with Jacuzzi tub and shower. Two fireplaces, full kitchen, front porch, outdoor seating and grill. Two night minimum. Pet Fee, Extra Fee for more than 6 people. Includes delivered Continental Breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $495 - $495

Military Rates

Our military rate guarantees active and retired military will receive a special rate of 149/ night. This rate includes breakfast. No specific rooms is guaranteed, best available will be assigned on day of arrival. All rooms are really nice, but if you want to book a particular suite, please use our military discount. Call 706-322-4075 for more information.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$140 - $149

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Village


Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.) 90 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Chattahoochee Riverwalk, National Infantry Museum, Springer Opera House, Rivercenter for the Performing Arts, Confederate Naval Museum, Whitewater Rafting/ Kayaking, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Urban Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Luxury Linens, Breakfast Delivery to Suite, Fine Wines through Vintage 222, Walk to Riverwalk, Fine Art

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required 50.00 fee
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: Your full payment is due upon arrival. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Diner's Club and personnel checks with ID. If you plan to pay by check or cash, please note that we require a $100.00 deposit or credit card on hold. Please remember that we do not allow smoking in any suite or cottage. Check in time is anytime between 3pm and 7pm. If you require an earlier or later check-in, we will be happy to arrange one for you. Once you have secured your reservation with a credit card, you are fully obligated for your entire stay. If for any reason you must cancel your reservation more then 14 days in advance, we will not charge your credit card (unless we have processed a deposit, in which case a $25 Administrative fee will be assessed). If cancellation is made within 14 days of the reservation, we will make every attempt to re-rent the room(s).
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  • Time Served: 8-10 am M-F; 8-10 am S & S
  • Serving Location: Wrap around porch, in-suite, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Buttermilk Pancakes
I have served these pancakes for the last 17 years. They are absolutely delicious. Even Mel Gibson made reference to these while signing our guest book.

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