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“Southern Hospitality!”
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Tarrer Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Colquitt B&B and Inns
Jackson, Mississippi
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63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Southern Hospitality!”
Reviewed April 1, 2012

I have been to Tarrar Inn twice and love the hospitality. The rooms have a wonderful character, and the friendly atmosphere makes the stay the best. We especially injoyed staying in the Bush House, where pictures of the Bush family and well furnished parlor make you fell as if you are really visiting in a private home.

We have been there to see Swamp Gravy, so have experienced the friendliness of the whole community. The murals in the town are well worth walking around and seeing, and the town is a great little walking town. If you are there to see a performance at Cotton Hall, you can walk to the theater.

The meals at the Inn are buffets that focus on home style southern food. If you stay here, you should definitely eat at least one main meal there. There is a hostess at the meals who will make you feel like the most welcome person ever.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Thomasville, Georgia
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

For the location and price, the Tarrer Inn was an excellent choice.The room was quaint and clean and nicely decorated. The dinner and breakfast were both good "home cooked' meals and the service was friendly. This is a comfortable and affordable weekend especially when you include a visit to see Swam Gravy.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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White, Georgia
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77 reviews
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

Returning to Colquitt, I was eager to see if Tarrer Inn had changed in any way. We had two rooms for this visit, both were spacious, clean, comfortable and wonderfully furnished. In contrast to my previous report, however, the continental breakfast was much improved, with a much wider and better range of choices. I took more photos, so I will simply restate my opinion that this is a place that deserves to be visited and enjoyed. Check out the photos; you'll see what I mean...

We also enjoyed a quick tour of town to see the impressive murals that now decorate many of Colquitt's vertical surfaces. The silos in particular are impressive!

For lunch we returned to Tarrer Inn for their all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. From the fried chicken to the key lime pie it was high quality comfort food. Our guest, from Germany, was taken with the meal and with the Inn, as well. The food was great, the service fine, and the atmosphere both laid back and elegant.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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White, Georgia
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Reviewed May 2, 2010

Amazing what a small town can do when they set their minds to create something extraordinary.

This old but solid structure on the town square was turned into a lovely and intimate hotel for business travelers and visitors to the local area. Filled with (real) antiques, (even to a very nice machine/hand made quilted bedspread in our room) and with clean, very comfortable and unusually spacious rooms and period decor, it's an utterly unexpected delight. This is NOT, it should be mentioned, a place with a uniformed doorman and impeccable refinement. You'll carry your own bags. There's no gym. There are ragged edges here and there, and it's not cheap to stay there. But it's an incredible effort by the friendly citizens in a proud country town to do something very much out of the ordinary. It beats any Marriott for character, and costs less than most of them.

Excellent country buffet meals are served in the dining room, and a nice balcony with comfortable seating overlooks the town square. (I'd pass on the free "continental breakfast" unless you only seek the minimum.)

There are antique shops, clothing stores, a book store and other retail establishments around the square. Some nice old Southern homes are in the area. Moby Dick's, a very good and very informal seafood restaurant, is just up the road about two miles. Their fried shrimp (large platter) was at least as good (and as fresh) as I've had in any of the many southern coastal port cities I've visited. Others gave very good reviews on their meals, too.

Besides business travelers and those coming for special events like Swamp Gravy, May-Haw, graduation or holidays, a traveler might come with a significant other to just get away from things. It's a wonderful place for any of those purposes. Highly recommended for a very pleasant and most unusual introduction to southwest Georgia.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Daphne, Al
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Reviewed October 16, 2008

This was our second trip to Colquitt for Swamp Gravy. Our first stay at the Tarrer Inn.

They were likely the most accomodating hotel I have ever stayed with. We did not have reservations for dinner, since we had eaten there before and wanted to try a different restaurant. When we arrived at the other restaurant it was closed for a Christmas party. We went back to the Tarrer and ask if they had room. They said give them a few minutes and they would see. When they called back and said come on down, we went out to their patio where they had set up a table with candles. There was no one else outside and we felt like we were on our honeymoon all over again.

We ended up having to leave at midnight because of an severe accident to our son. I called the Inn the next morning and informed them why we left during the night. A few days later we received a card with well wishes for our son and a note saying that we would not be charged for the room, only for the dinner.

Great Southern Hospitality and great entertainment at Swamp Gravy.

If you get the chance take a weekend here!!!!

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Enterprise, Alabama
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Reviewed October 25, 2005

We have stayed at the Tarrer Inn before and will continue to go back. You must go see the town's production of Swamp Gravy if you ever get the chance. We are going to buy a large group of tickets to give to friends for Christmas for the March/April production.

This stay at the Inn was not as wonderful as our previous stays but we still loved it. The building is beautiful. The grand staircase takes you to the upper level where the majority of the rooms are located. Our room had a musty (closed up) smell. I asked for candle and they gladly provided one along with some air freshener. The room was very clean and is decorated with antiques as are all rooms. We love sitting out on the balcony in the evening. The Inn is on the square of the little town and is very nice.

Any meal you can have at the Inn is wonderful! Be sure to make reservations. I highly recommend all of the food. Try the swamp gravy. I grew up eating it but those who have never had it really like it. You eat it with your cornbread. The breakfast is also great.

One good thing about small towns, husbands (or wives!) can sit in the drawing room and see an SEC game while their spouses shop for antiques just across the street or around the square. We went with friends and they loved it. They had never been but plan on returning with us in the Spring. My friend and I like it because we could shop while our husbands were distracted with the Georgia game!

My father is from Colquitt, so I have a special place in my heart for this community. If you want to see what small town Southern America is, plan on spending a weekend. I think you'll be glad you did!

P.S. Be sure to try the Mayhaw jelly!

  • Stayed October 2005
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Additional Information about Tarrer Inn

Property: Tarrer Inn
Address: 155 S Cuthbert St, Colquitt, GA 39837-3429
Location: United States > Georgia > Colquitt
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Colquitt
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Tarrer Hotel Colquitt

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