I wanted to stay longer. Elegantly quirky and entirely enjoyable. This historic home has been made into something much more than just a period restoration. The owners seemed genuinely friendly and interested in making this a great place to stay. Breakfasts were beautifully presented and delicious. This is exactly what I want in a Bed and Breakfast. My husband liked it too, not too "frilly or fussy." There are also several restaurants just across the street so dinner was very convenient. Watkinsville is a pleasant small town and only about 10 miles from Athens GA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We like to think of ourselves as the best kept secret in Georgia. The five acre Ashford Estate, overlooking Watkinsville's venerable Main Street, had been in the same family for over 100 years. Completely surrounded and secluded by a border of magnolias, red buds and pines, the 1893 Victorian manor house, cottage, gazebo and four acres of landscaped gardens all terrace down to a pool and open woods and creek beyond. We are walking distance to antique shops and art galleries of local fine and folk art talent. Ashford Manor and our new facility Ashford On Main are available for weddings, reunions, business meetings, retreats, bridal showers and more! ... more less