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

Can't wait to come back

5 on May 14, 2018

We were just there for one night on our way to someplace else but we will book again the next time we come through Georgia, the people were very nice, our room was outstanding and the breakfast was wonderful, What more can you ask for


The Perfect “B&B”

5 on May 04, 2018

Outstanding doesn’t go far enough! Will definitely return! Already plan a trip to the Cherry Blossom Festival next March! Way to go guys! Sandi & Charlie


Southern charm and hospitality

4.4 on April 21, 2018

No details were left out and from the time we walked in until we left we were made feel like family!


Evocative of a time gone by

4.6 on April 17, 2018

The Inn is located on a street filled with many amazing antebellum mansions and so it is easy, as you sip a libation on the spacious front porch, to imagine yourself enjoying a more leisurely, less stressful world. The rooms are spacious, clean and quiet with the modern amenities, wi-fi, television etc. that will provide a soupçon of reality if needed. I recommend that you just let the Inn transport you to that simpler time and enjoy the ride.


Great place to stay

4.6 on April 08, 2018

Service was outstanding. Hors d'oeuvres were an unexpected treat. Will stay here again.


Room was getting "long in the tooth"

2.8 on March 31, 2018

My wife and I stayed in the Nancy Hanks room for two nights, 3/21 & 22. We found the staff, the main rooms and the service excellent. Unfortunately our room was disappointing. It was clean, but it definitely showed age and lack of repair. The first indication was that the binding of the three-ring hotel instruction book in the room was cracked and pealing open. An old CRT type, out of focus TV was mounted in the wardrobe. The doors of which had no keepers and would at best be opened at a 90 degrees to the cabinet making movement in the room difficult. It was impossible to watch the TV while in bed. Even if one could open the door fully, the TV could not be rotated as it was restricted by a aperture cut into the rear of the cabinet so the TV would fit with the door closed. The veneer on one door of the cabinet was beginning to peal. All of the legs on the round table in one corner of the room were loose causing one to be careful when having breakfast in the room. The plastic column on one of the table lamps was cracked and broken away exposing the wiring. Overall the experience was unfortunate.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your comments. We are constantly trying to upgrade our inn. Your comments and concerns mean the world to us. We will be addressing these issues. Please consider us again and we promise that your next experience will be better. We only become better by listening to our valuable guests.

- EJ Nobles (innkeeper)


Great place to stay close to downtown Macon

4.2 on March 30, 2018

Staff was very friendly and attentive to guest's needs. Rooms definitely have that feeling like you stepped back into the 1800s, but with modern amenities (TV, internet, lights, indoor plumbing). Breakfast was great, with several options to choose from. They have a hors d' ovures (sp?) event in the evening, with some light finger foods and soda/water, and a full bar which drinks get charged back to your room. There is a pricing schedule on the wall by the bar. If you don't mind walking, downtown Macon is ~1 mile away. Easy to get to, plus there are some nice houses on the way.


1842 Inn

3.8 on February 22, 2018

This is a beautiful house full of charm. The location of the house is very quiet. The morning scones are delicious.


Exceptional Stay

5 on February 13, 2018

The 1842 Inn exceeded my expectations. Our stay was truly exceptional, and I recommend it for anyone visiting Macon.


From Texas

5 on January 23, 2018

Excellent historic building with all the trimmings. Breakfast was to die for!!!


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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

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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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