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Ashford Manor Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Watkinsville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Palm Coast, Florida
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3 reviews
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“Awesome Bed & Breakfast”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went to Ashford Manor as part of the Antebellum Pilgrim with friends. We had seen great reviews online and folks in Athens raved about the Bed & Breakfast and its owners. So ... we had great expectations, but the experience exceeded all expectations!The Victorian home is situated on a beautiful terraced property. Rooms were spectacular; each one unique and decorated to the hilt. The innkeepers Mario and David were warm and hospitable ... giving us restaurant options when we checked in and even offered to carry the luggage upstairs. But what was truly incomparable was the breakfast the following morning. Too pretty to eat, but it tasted even better. Belgian waffle and fruit so beautifully designed we had to take a picture. Hope to come back again when we are in Georgia again.

Room Tip: The White Room was marvelous.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pardeeville, Wisconsin, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed April 22, 2013

I have been to the Ashford Manor about 20 times. I have been hosting Renewal Retreats there for the past 3 years. Every year, every particapant walks away in awe! The hospitality of Mario and David is incomparable, the grounds are more gorgeous each year, the rooms are filled with comfort and dazzle. I am so happy to have a place I can return to again and again, like an old friend with a renewed WOW factor each time!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Pinellas Park, Florida
1 review
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Ashford Manor is a Victorian-style bed-and-breakfast, very charming and unique. Each room has it's own theme.The grounds are very beautiful and the southern hospitality from the Innkeepers was delightful, they are caring, and so knowledgeable. The breakfast, which Mario & David made on my departing morning was "to die" for (Crème Brulee French Toast). Mario also set us up with an appointment at the "Wild Child" art studio, across the street from the Manor and we were able to have a delightful experience with clay,and made some pottery for a very small fee. Michelle's "Spring Renewal" was wonderful and refreshing experience. It was my first time that I was able to attended. I learned a lot and am excited to apply it in my life. I'm looking forward to next year. Thank you all for a very memorable time. Laura W.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Oklahoma
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I want to go back in the Spring! This beautiful place will be so much more so, in the spring, but I throughly enjoyed it , just the way it was. Our room was The Cottage Gallery, and it lived up to the Gallery name. So many great pieces that there's no way that you could ever take them all in. Beauty, unique, weird, fanciful, hypnotic, and more, but what a pleasure anyway you looked at it and the Innkeepers were delightful, caring, and so knowledgeable. The breakfast, which Mario prepared and brought to our cottage was scrumptious. I believe that I have come up with enough adjectives but it just takes so many to describe how lovely this almost "out of the way" place offers.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Stayed here this past weekend with three college friends for a Ladies' weekend. It could not have been better - it was the highlight of our trip. The manor is beautiful with eclectic decoration, and pretty grounds. The thing that set this place apart was the service - Mario was so welcoming and helpful. The creme brulee french toast for breakfast is to die for! I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Just fantastic. If I'm ever near here again, I'll be staying here for sure.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Tallahassee, Florida
1 review
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Ashford Manor is a Victorian-style bed-and-breakfast centrally located in Watkinsville, Georgia, just outside Athens, GA, making it convenient to University of Georgia activities. There are a variety of room types decorated in different motifs as well as larger apartments with cooking facilities, although you won’t want to miss the gourmet breakfasts! Innkeepers Dave and Mario are very hospitable and clearly living their dream of restoring an old home into a unique and comfortable place to host travelers and events. The property is beautifully landscaped and is a popular spot for weddings, receptions, and summer concerts-on-the-lawn. The town itself is growing and developing some excellent restaurants. Just across the street from Ashford Manor are Girasoles and Mirko’s Pasta for lunch and dinner, The Big Easy for a Southern breakfast, Jittery Joe’s for excellent coffee, and a wonderful bakery, The Granary. Haven’t tried Chops and Hops yet but it’s been highly recommended by local residents.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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65428 Rüsselsheim
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Wir hatten auf unsere Rundreise durch die Südstaaten das Vergnügen, im Ashford Manor im "White Room" zu übernachten. Dieses Haus ist jedem zu empfehlen, der das Besondere sucht. Einmaliges Ambiente, verbunden mit einem hervorragendem Frühstück. Alle Räume dieses Hauses sind mit Freude zum Detail sehr liebevoll und außergewöhnlich eingerichtet, eine Übernachtung im Ashford Manor ist ein Erlebnis der ganz besonderen Art.

We had on our tour through the south the pleasure to spend one night in Ashford Manor in the"White Room \". This house is to be recommended to everybody which searches the special. Unique ambience, linked with an excellent breakfast. All rooms of this house are very affectionate with joy to the detail and are furnished very nice, an overnight stay in the Ashford Manor is an special experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ashford Manor Bed and Breakfast
Address: 5 Harden Hill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677-2410
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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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