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3890 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605
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The Colonels
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at The Colonels on the last night of our honeymoon (a 3 week road trip) - my brother and his wife had stayed here a few years ago and highly recommended it. We are so glad that we took their advice. The Colonels is a beautiful house in lovely grounds, and Colonel Marc himself is... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a beautiful and welcoming place. We stayed here in late May and had the most relaxing night Colonel Marc's stunning old house. The grounds are beautiful and Marc is great at suggesting things to do. Make sure to take a stroll around to see the trees and horses, and eat every last bite of his delicious breakfast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at this B&B during out first visit to Georgia and it was absolutely wonderful. Colonel Marc was a georgeous host from the moment we arrived - great tips for the area and a wonderful breakfast every morning. We had room number 3 with lovely furniture and a small bathroom. Sitting outside the porch in the afternoon... More

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed here over the week of Thanksgiving. We had an excellent room and Colonel Marc and Lady Colonel Beth are excellent hosts. In particular, Colonel Marc is very good at providing tips on things to do and see in and around the Athens' area, as well as being an excellent and diverse chef for breakfast. All of our meals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at The Colonels several times over the past 4 years. Each stay has been memorable and wonderful in a unique way. The sleeping rooms and public spaces are wonderfully furnished with European antiques and period pieces. Col. Mark and his wife Col. Bev are wonderful hosts, Col. Mark, in particular with his old world Belgian accent and... More

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Saxapahaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We love B&Bs, and The Colonels just outside of Athens GA is absolutely top-notch. Colonel Mark is a fantastic host and chef. In addition to the two of us, we were there with our son and his 2 teenage daughters. Our granddaughters totally fell in love with both Colonel Mark, his breakfast feast, and the 'southern mansion and grounds.' The... More

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

My sweetie surprised me with a night at this wonderful bed and breakfast just a few short minutes from the downtown area of Athens, Ga. I felt like an absolute queen! It is like stepping back in time in two different places at once. The beauty of the antique belgian furniture was breathtaking. They have a security gate, so it... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I found the Colonels to be the best bed and breakfast I have ever visited! You truely feel like you have stepped back in time. I loved setting on the front porch and having coffee. Colonel Marc is a wonderful host and a fantastic cook. You simply love his breakfast which comes with the room. I have stayed there twice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

This 1860 plantation home is stunning! My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the start of our honeymoon trip, heading next to Savannah. Having never been to Athens, Colonel Mark gave several excellent recommendtions for eateries, tours, and sight-seeing around town. Although not right downtown, the location is excellent and not too far a drive. The beds were extremely... More

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Hamilton, Hamilton, Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stayed one night but wish it had been more. The house and grounds are breathtaking. Colonel Mark is someone we'd love to have dinner with just to hear his stories. Beds were incredibly comfortable and room was clean and well maintained. It's a little but of a drive from the main campus but it will be a our go... More

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Address: 3890 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605
Location: United States > Georgia > Athens
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