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“Delightful - take a step back in time and enjoy!”

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Plains Historic Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Plains B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 19, 2014

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.

Room Tip: Book months early if you plan to be there on a Saturday before Pres. Carter teaches. He lets everyo...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

I recently held a board meeting/retreat at the Inn and it was the best we've had yet. We rented all 7 rooms at the Inn and held our meetings at the large table in the common area. Each room was delightfully appointed and quite large. The high ceilings and brick walls in each are a reminder that this was once a warehouse. Very comfortable beds and lots of sitting areas in each room. The folks who run the Inn are incredible and will make sure everything is just right. If you happen to be there on a weekend that President Carter is teaching Sunday School you can go to hear him, which our board did and found him to be absolutely lovely and inspiring. Highly recommend this charming town as a destination. Not easy to get to, but really a step back in time!

Room Tip: The 20s, 70s, and 80s rooms are on the front of the building and look out onto Main Street. Check ou...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank Michigancritter
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We arrived late. With a phone call a few minutes prior, our hostess was waiting for us when we arrived. She gave us a key and showed us where the food was for morning continental breakfast. She allowed us to bring our bike inside overnight. And although we had reserved the 1980 room, we could choose among the 3 vacant rms. We chosr the 1940 rm. Very comfortable and charming. Would go back.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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2  Thank Klindorr
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

A visit to the Plains Historic Inn and the surrounding area is a must if you are in the area. The Inn is quaint and comfortable, and the hospitality of Jan and all of the people of Plains is beyond compare.
Make reservations and get into town before 5 pm on the day of your stay. Take time to enjoy, not only the folks on the main street, but the historic places that are in the immediate area.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were advised by a fellow traveller to visit Plains, Georgia and to stay in this wonderful Historic Inn. Once we had visited the Jimmy Carter Museum and Library in Atlanta, we made our way to Plains, and unfortunately found that the Historic Inn was booked out that night (it was a Saturday). We were asked if we would like to return the following day as there were vacancies available. We were happy to do that and were pleased that we did. We were asked if we would like to attend the Maranatha Baptist Church on the Sunday morning as Jimmy Carter was giving Sunday School - we agreed and were as excited a children as to what the next day would bring.
The Plains Historic Inn is an upmarket B&B with 7 rooms. Each room is furnished in the style of a period - 1920, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 1980. We were given the Presidential Suite (1970) and it was charming. The whole building is charming and was originally a Mercantile Store but is now an Antique Mall and upstairs, has become the beautiful and unforgettable Plains Historic Inn. We were told that Rosalynn Carter was instrumental in the refurbishment of this wonderful Inn. Our room was incredibly comfortable and luxurious and we would have loved to stay longer had time permitted. The cost was very reasonable for the quality and hospitality received. In the public lounge/kitchen, the large fridge was stocked with ample food for a make yourself breakfast and tea/coffee making facilities were adequately provided.
We did in fact attend the Maranatha Baptist Church the next morning and it was a pleasure to meet both Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. That day was an event we will never forget.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

The Plains Historic Inn is adorable.

We planned to visit the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site and wanted to have a real Plains experience. The rooms are huge and decorated in themes of each decade from 1920 to 1980. The 1970 room is the Presidential room, because after all, that's when Jimmy Carter became president.
Frankly I thought it was going to be impossible to get a booking so I called months ahead of time. But on a Sunday evening, only three rooms were taken.

Don't miss it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Dannyhiker
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I stayed at this hotel by accident and it turned out to be an extraordinary experience. I really enjoyed my stay there. The very meticulous and detailed decoration on each room made me feel as I was living a dream. I got to stay in the 70’s room for one night and another in the 60’s room. I wish I had more days to stay and try all rooms. They have so much to admire and learn from. I am definitely going back!!. Staff is friendly and courteous from front desk to housekeeping and servers. Hotel is clean and well cared for. Very quiet and great prices. They also provide breakfast.
Wendy Sosa

Room Tip: All rooms are great and so much fun but I highly recommend the 70's room (the presidential room)
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Plains Historic Inn

Address: 106 Main Street, Plains, GA 31780
Location: United States > Georgia > Plains
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Plains
Price Range: $74 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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