My husband and I visited The Cotton Patch Inn in January of this year ('08) and it was great! We stayed there to be close to Vidalia, and the drive was quite easy there and back.
The house is gorgeous and family run; the normal caretaker was our of town at the time and we were taken care of by her sister or sister-in-law, who was very accommodating. We were the only guests that night which meant we got the entire house to ourselves, which was great! We stayed in the first bedroom on the left as soon as you go in the front door and it was very pretty.
The surrounding grounds are nice and are probably really nice in the Spring/Summer/Fall. Our host mentioned a field of sunflowers just down the road, planted by a family member (I think.)
Breakfast was good and very Southern. We will definitely stay here again!