May 11, 2012
Beautiful and Relaxing
We stayed at the 1842 Inn for 2 nights in March 2012. We were greeted by EJ and Emma. They make you feel so welcome. Both are exactly what Southern hospitality should be. After being showed our room we walked through the beautiful courtyard. On the covered front porch you can enjoy hors d' oeuvres made by Emma that are just wonderful. After we returned from dinner we went in the main building to see about coffee.....Emma made a fresh pot for us and even had homemade warm cookies. She is delightful and you are welcome to sit in one of the lovely sitting rooms and just chat.
We stayed in the Douglass Room and it was just beautiful. The entire staff is there to do anything for you that you need. This is a very friendly B&B. The breakfast was served in one of the sitting rooms and was excellent. This is a B&B to return to. We were very happy with our find.
May 6, 2012
" We Should Have Stayed Longer! "
We had the pleasure of staying at the 1842 Inn in April 2012. Everything about the Inn is lovely. The grounds, the building, the comfortable rooms, the furniture and the service. All the people who work at the Inn are friendly and extremely helpful. Our comfort was, honestly, their main concern.
The breakfast was very good and served in the parlour with a fire in the fire place (it was unseasonably cold in Macon for April). Our bedroom was large with many windows and antiques, including a four poster bed.
In the evening we walked to a restaurant the Inn recommended, the Downtown Grill. Our meal there was excellent and they easily catered for vegetarians.
Jessica Walden of Rock Candy Tours took us on an excellent fact-filled walking tour of Macon. The tour started from the Inn at 5:30pm and lasted 2.5 hours. We highly recommend the tour for anyone interested in Southern soul and rock music.
The 1842 Inn is an easy walk to the Rose Hill cemetery where Duane Allman and Berry Oakley are buried and the location for several references in Allman Brothers Band songs.
All Allman Brothers Band fans should visit the Big House Museum, which is a 10 minute drive or a 20 minute walk away from the 1842 Inn.
We truely regret that we did not allow enough time for Macon and we should have stayed longer there. Don't make the mistake we did and only stay one night. Macon has alot to offer and deserves a proper stay. Hopefully we will return again and we will certainly stay longer at the 1842 Inn.