1842 Inn

353 College Street , Macon, GA 31201-1636 USA (Show map)

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The crystal chandeliers that sparkle above the antique furnishings and oriental carpets envelop you as you enter this distinctive Greek Revival Antebellum Home known as the 1842 Inn. Each uniquely decorated room offers a private bath, independently controlled heat and air, Wi-Fi and telephones equipped with voice mail. Cable television are discreetly tucked away in each room's handsome armoire. While visiting with us, enjoy a cup of fresh coffee or fragrant tea in the parlor, the serene Courtyard Garden or while enjoying the peacefulness of a rocking chair on the Veranda. The Taft State Room hosts "Hospitality Hour" every evening offering light Hors d'Oeuvres and a cash bar.When bedtime arrives you will find a treat of imported chocolates on your fluffy pillow and while you sleep, the staff will prepare the breakfast of your choice - to be served to you in your choice of your room, the Courtyard Garden or one of our charming Parlors. Located just minutes away from the downtown business district, the infamous Historic District and several of Macon's upscale restaurants, you will find the 1842 Inn to be the perfect address while visiting Macon. The warmth of the Inn and the heartfelt Southern Hospitality afforded you by our staff will convince you that reliving the serenity of centuries past does not necessitate forgoing the conveniences of the present. *No smoking allowed in rooms or on property. *Handicapped accessible. *Off-street, secure private parking.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Great place

4.4 on March 07, 2017

We stopped for an overnight stay; wonderful historic building and great service; this was a very nice experience.


Relaxing Stay in Macon

5 on March 06, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at the 1842 Inn last month. Our room, the John Gresham Room, was delightful, comfortable, clean, and included a gas fireplace, There was a great front porch with rockers to enjoy the outdoors in the evening. Our breakfasts were cooked to order, and were delicious. The woman who greeted us in the afternoon when we checked in was wonderful and an excellent hostess, serving us wine and cookies in the early evening. The inn is in a great neighborhood, just behind the Mercer School of Law and convenient to Macon's antebellum homes. I would highly recommend a stay here.


Even in the Rain

4.8 on January 16, 2017

We were driving home from Naples New Years Eve 2017 and were guests at the 1842 Inn. Wonderful Stay and Great Staff. Thanks for the memory and would love to return.


Our home away from home

4.6 on December 07, 2016

My daughter and I stay at the 1842 Inn three or four times a year. The staff is wonderful - warm and welcoming. We always enjoy the evening hospitality hour and having a relaxing breakfast in our room. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in Macon!


Wonderful!

5 on December 04, 2016

Enjoy every aspect of our stay. The staff made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived!


Bed and Breakfast Heaven

4.8 on November 28, 2016

I would recommend this B&B to anyone! The atmosphere was gorgeous, and the owners were so kind. They offered a cocktail time with snacks and an amazing breakfast in the stunning house.They exceeded my expectations and if I am ever in Macon again, I will be sure to book another room.


Wonderful Weekend

5 on November 21, 2016

My stay at the 1842 Inn could not have been nicer. From the warm welcome, to the delicious hors d'oeuvres, everything was perfect. The ladies were wonderful and friendly and catered to my every need. The bed was so comfortable as was my room and bath. Can't wait to return.


Reunion Weekend

5 on November 11, 2016

I stayed at the 1842 Inn for my law school reunion weekend and it was a wonderful experience. From the delicious made to order breakfasts to the very comfortable rooms, everything was perfect. The ladies on staff were all so friendly and helpful and they provided southern hospitality at its finest!!! I can't wait to return!


Very good

4.6 on November 09, 2016

We stayed here for one night which was very nice, a room overlooking the rear garden area which was nice and quite. The welcome, advice and guidance were great. The breakfast very good. It's in a nice part of town with a 20 minute walk to downtown. As it was Monday some of the restaurants were closed but we enjoyed a pleasant evening.


Paradise

5 on October 31, 2016

My husband and I planned a weekend getaway here and it was more than we could have imagined. The 1842 Inn was very welcoming. The Inn Keepers were beyond friendly and very personable. JoAnne was especially sweet. The Inn Keepers made us feel as though we were the only guests. They catered to our needs and were more than happy to assist wherever needed. Hors d'oeuvres were served on time and were very tasty. We chose to have breakfast in our room and it was delivered with such professionalism. The 1842 Inn was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend it. We will definitely stay here again and recommend you try it too.


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Rooms & Rates

Bartram

William Bartram was the first notable American ornithologist. His book, Travels, published in 1791, tells of his years spent exploring the southeast, including the Middle Georgia area. The room os located in the 1842 House.

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

Dogwood

Once called the Dogberry Wood Tree, the dogwoods are native to the eastern United States. The tree is used as ornamental shrubbery in gardens throughout the South. Located in the 1842 House.

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

Magnolia

The Magnolia tree, with its large white blooms and vivid green leaves, has become synonymous with the gracious image of the Old South. The tree was named for 17th century French botanist Pierre Magnol. Located in the 1842 House.

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

Mercer

Jesse Mercer served as President of the General Association of Georgia's Baptists, the driving force behind the establishment of the Mercer Institute. Mercer also served on the first Board of Trustees of the school originally located in Penfield, Georgia. Located in the 1842 House.

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

DeSoto

This room is named for the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto, who searched for gold in Georgia and encamped for a while along the banks of the Ocmulgee River. Features four-poster, queen sized bed, Laura Ashley fabrics and floral décor. Located in the Victorian Cottage

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

Cotton Merchants

A successful cotton merchant, B.T. Adams owned the house that is now the 1842 Inn from 1908 to 1927. The room is located in the Victorian Cottage

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

Hitch Hill

In Clinton, Georgia, during the days of the Civil War, stood a large two story white house known as the Hitch House. Consequently, the entire hill where Hitch House was located became known as Hitch Hill. Located in the Victorian Cottage.

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

Douglass

C.R. Douglass was one of Macon's most prominent black citizens during the nineteenth century. Douglass rose to prominence in real estate but also was successful as the proprietor of the Douglass Hotel, the Douglass Theater, and owner of the Middle Georgia Savings and Loan. Located in the Victorian Cottage.

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

Ben Hawkins

President George Washington appointed Benjamin Hawkins to serve as a liaison between the Indians and the United States government. He served in this capacity for twenty years. The room is located in the Victorian Cottage

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

Georgia Belle

The Georgia Belle peach is one of the state's most famous agricultural exports. It was developed in Georgia through scientific cross breeding and cultivation. Located in the Victorian Cottage.

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

Overlook

The Overlook House is situated atop Coleman Hill and commands a spectacular view to the east. The house, now known as Woodruff House, was the site of many grand events, including a ball given in honor of Winnie Davis, daughter of the President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. Located in the Victorian Cottage

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

Sidney Lanier

Born in Macon on February 3, 1842, Sidney Lanier became well known throughout the South as a musician, lawyer, soldier, and most importantly, a poet. His most popular works of poetry are "Song of the Chattahoochee" and "The Marshes of Glynn". Located in the Victorian Cottage.

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

Macon

The city of Macon, named for statesman Nathaniel Macon, is situated on Georgia's fall line and was incorporated in 1823. Located in the 1842 House.

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

John Gresham

John Gresham built the house at 353 College Street in 1842. A founder of the Macon Manufacturing Company, forerunner of the present day Bibb Company, Gresham was also active in southern politics, serving as mayor of Macon, a state Senator, and Justice of the State's Supreme Court. Located in the 1842 House.

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

Ocmulgee

The Ocmulgee River served Macon as a means of transporting goods to the world's markets and as a means of smuggling food and supplies during the Civil War. Located in th 1842 House.

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

Jeff Davis

This room is named for the Alabama statesman, Jefferson Davis. Davis, who served as President of the Confederacy, was captured in Irwinville, Georgia, by the Union troops. Located in the Victorian Cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nancy Hanks

The Central of Georgia Railroad named a passenger train in the honor of one of the most famous racing horses ever, Nancy Hanks. The train made stops in Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah daily, with intermediate stops in rural towns in Georgia. The train was retired in 1979. Located on the Garden Porch

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lyman Hall

One of the driving forces behind the fight for Georgia's independence, Lyman hall was one of three Georgians chosen to sign the Declaration of Independence. Located on the Garden Porch

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

George Walton

George Walton was chosen to sign the Declaration of Independence as a representative of the Province of Georgia, and was later elected governor. He was also instrumental in the founding of the University of Georgia, the first state University in the United States. Located on the Garden Porch.

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

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Location

Location Type

City, Downtown

Airport

Atlanta, GA (ATL-Hartsfield Intl.)

Directions to property:

Exit 164 off I-75, take 1st available left; 2 blks to College St; take left onto College; Inn 2 blks on left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Performing Theater, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No 100 % Non Smoking property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received seven days prior to arrival to avoid a Full charge.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ed Olson, EJ Nobles

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7:00am to 9:15am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Courtyard Garden, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat Any with advance, notice.


Signature Dish

Plantation Casserole
For one person 2 eggs 2-3 slices of bacon Pinch of garlic salt to taste 1 tps of minced onion Mrs Dash to taste Cheese shredded to cover top Heavy whipping cream (1/3 cup) Cook and drain bacon. Spray small casserole dish with Pam or your choice of non-sticking oil. Break bacon into pieces. Place bacon and shredded cheese in bottom of dish. Mix eggs, garlic, onions, Mrs Dash and heavy whipping cream and pour over bacon and cheese. Place in oven for 25 to 30 minutes until egg mixture is done. Enjoy !!!


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