We booked our room sight unseen. What luck! Staying in Plains, a very small town gave us a great feel for what Jimmy Carter and his Presidency was all about. There are only 7 rooms in the Inn so we were lucky to get one. We chose the 1940's as it had two twin beds and all the others have (I think) double beds. Each room is decorated in a different decade. Doors are left open if no one has booked the room so it was fun to explore. Each room is a delight and very clean. It was a real treat to stay here. We all explored each other's rooms. Breakfast is continental self serve - with directions on how to make the coffee. It brought us together.
If you stay in Plains you may run into the President and Mrs. Carter. One couple did the day before we came and were so excited to have been able to get their picture taken with the Carters. If you miss the Carters you will still hear lots of stories wherever you go - everyone is so thrilled to share their stories of "Jimmy." There is not much in the way of choices for food in the town, but what we had was good and very reasonably priced. "Miss Jan" who runs the ill will share many stories with you. Be sure to check out the scrap book in the common area - it belongs to Roselyn Carter.
Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, this town is a delight and such fun to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter have joined their hometown in developing an Historic Inn & Antiques Mall located on Main Street in Plains. Each suite is authentically furnished from the 1920s through the 1980s and includes a private bath, cable TV, a smoke-free environment, and meets accessibility standards. Guests enjoy exclusive use of the common room and balcony overlooking the historic square that provides a place for relaxation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Plains Historic Hotel Plains