My daughter and I love historic places and when we found out about The Village Inn at Stone Mountain,GA having been a Confederate hospital during the Civil War, we decided that this was the place. The home was built in 1820 and has much history. It had been abandoned for awhile and was in need of a lot of TLC. The old home has seen some better days from first glance but the stories within its walls are worth the telling. There is a great view of the little town with the large granite mountain square behind it from the 2nd floor porch. We sat there in the evening sipping wine and reading some stories about the old home.
The home has three floors, and I believe 6 tastefully furnished rooms all set with "Gone With the Wind" themes and plenty of period antiques. We watched a movie on the TV in our room which came from a large library that is located in the living room. It was "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"-- since we had just come from a visit to the Mercer House where it was made in Savannah Georgia.
There is a coffeemaker in the room and we made coffee and watched the sunrise over the mountain from the 2nd floor porch the next morning. The towels were nice and fluffy and all was done in a professional manner. The bed was comfy. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay another night and enjoy all the beautiful trails that Stone Mountain park offered.
Much anquish and agony happened here when the home was turned into a field hospital after the battle of Atlanta. It was also the home of a Reverend Stillwell and his nine kids. If you are expecting a 5 star luxury place, this is not it--however the breakfast that owner Kevin served us 2 Texas gals was really something to write home about. It was definitely 5 star and above and served with style on a nicely set farmhouse table. We had a tasty scrambled egg dish, freshly made hashbrowns with onions, bacon, a fruit compote, and to top it all off, he asked if we wanted waffles or pancakes, which we declined--never expecting such a fabulous breakfast for just two ladies on a Monday morning.
This was just supposed to be an overnight before our flight out of Atlanta but we sure wish we could have stayed a second night. I told Kevin that if I could buy this house and take it back to Texas with me, I would do it in a heartbeat. If you love history (and are a sucker for the paranormal) you will love this house. Thanks again Kevin--for all your tips and a breakfast to remember!