Unwilling to fork over the dough for the ridiculously-inflated lodging prices in Augusta for Masters' week, we decided to look elsewhere. Just 35 short minutes away (it's a straight shot east on Washington which goes right past Augusta National) is the Cullars Inn. Not quite sure what we were getting, but more than happy to give it a shot at $48 a night, we could not have been more surprised! Spotlessly clean, large rooms and friendly service. This place is immaculately well-maintained. The downside? If you want anything real to eat (other than Hardees or Huddle House, ugh!) bring a grill or eat in Augusta. If you like to swim, stop off at the Cherokee launch ramp midway on the drive ... Clark's Hill/Strom Thurmond is a beautiful lake. As of April 1, the motel changed hands. The new owners worked for the previous owners who retired. If they keep doing what they're doing, they should be very successful. Expect the price per night to go up $5 to $10. Still an awesome deal.