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“A very pleasant place to stay. Highly recommended.” 5 of 5 stars
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5 Harden Hill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Watkinsville B&B and Inns
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“A very pleasant place to stay. Highly recommended.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

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.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Covington, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We arrived in the afternoon and the owner met us at the front door. From this point on we were embraced by Ashford Manor. The room was elegant and comfortable. The grounds, even though it was in the middle of winter, were beautiful. We are already planning a return trip in the spring to see the lawn in its full glory. Once we were settled, we never saw another soul til the next morning. It was quiet and private. We walked the grounds, took pictures and strolled across the street to chops n hops for a great dinner. Our continental breakfast was delivered precisely at the time requested the next morning and the pampering continued. Exactly what a superior B and B should be!

Room Tip: We stayed on 1st floor. (Garden room) There was noise from the street, but the room had a sound mach...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This year, our third at Ashford Manor, we had 14 women meet at the Manor at 4pm for cocktails. A couple of us went a little early to pop the turkey in the oven so the house would smell good when the ladies showed up. We had a great Pot Luck dinner, sat around and talked and talked and talked. About half the group didn't know everyone, so lots of new friendships were formed. Dave and Mario made an OUTRAGEOUS breakfast for us all; they even accommodated our friend who lives gluten-free. We all said that the time went by way too quickly. We'll be back next year!!!

Room Tip: If you like waking up in a dark room with a jacuzzi waiting for you, try the Penthouse.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arnoldsville, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I spent one night here recently and enjoyed it very much. The owners are very friendly, yet unobtrusive. They live in an adjacent house, so it felt very private in the B & B. The rooms are decorated in varied themes, and are comfortable and beautiful. The location is great, and the breakfast was really scrumptious!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Pretty home and laid back environment in a pleasant part of the deep South. Breakfast was exactly what we hoped for (good food but enabled us to stay on our healthy eating plan). We definitely plan to go to Ashford Manor again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

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.

Room Tip: The Cottage Gallery Suite is decorated in a quirky fun way that makes you want to smile. Lots of art...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Georgia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We happened on Ashford Manor by accident while looking for a place in the north Georgia mountains for the weekend. What a stroke of luck! The entire facility was wonderful (except the pillows!) and we felt very welcome. But breakfast! Creme' Brulee' French toast! That's all I can say without getting in the car and driving back for another night!

Room Tip: Garden Room need better pillows!!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ashford Manor Bed and Breakfast

Address: 5 Harden Hill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
Location: United States > Georgia > Watkinsville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Watkinsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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 

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