We only were able to stay one night...but it was terrific! The house is very attractive and well maintained. We sat in the living room, enjoyed some Frank Sinatra jazz, and the honor bar. It was delightful. Our room was "the garden room" on the first floor near the kitchen. Initially, I was concerned we would hear more than we wanted from within the house. But by bedtime all was quiet and the thoughtfully provided sound machine covered any extraneous sounds. The bed room itself was very large and comfortable. The bathroom was quirkily filled with mirrors of all types - and we loved the effect. The highlight was breakfast! We were asked when we wanted to eat and we said 9AM. We walked the few steps from our room to the lovely dining room and we were immediately greeted. Food followed quickly and it was delicious! Fresh eggs scrambled, fresh squeezed OJ, crisp bacon, lovely fruit, and a very tasty scone. We loved it! The pricing was very reasonable and we agreed that on our next trip to the Athens area - we'd stay at Ashford Manor. The fact it's located a short 15 minute drive to the center of Athens was the final treat.
- 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