Have You Visited “The Dump?”

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Margaret Mitchell House - The Dump

“The Dump”

“The Dump”

When Stonehurst Place guests inquire about places to visit in Atlanta, I often suggest “The Dump.”  Not to worry, I’m not sending them to the landfill! Instead, it’s the Margaret Mitchell House, located three blocks from Stonehurst Place.  “The Dump” is what Mitchell herself affectionately named the tiny apartment where she wrote Gone with the Wind. Today the apartment building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is maintained by the Atlanta History Center.

Being a “Windy” myself, I’m always quick to suggest a visit to 990 Peachtree Street, known as the Crescent Apartments when Margaret and her husband, John Marsh, lived there.  You can tour tiny Apt. 1, the birthplace of her famous novel.  Here she typed out pages on a Remington portable typewriter, placed on a her mother’s small sewing table overlooking Crescent Avenue. I am repeatedly astonished that so grand a work was accomplished in such a humble setting! The guided tour of their apartment is full of information about the lives of Margaret and John during the time of her writing.


Loews Grand theatre, site of Gone With the Wind premier.

After “The Dump” apartment tour, be sure to see Stars Fall on Atlanta: The Premiere of Gone With the Wind.  This exhibit highlights the events and the people in Atlanta during the 1939 world premiere. Throughout the exhibit you’ll experience Atlanta’s excitement over the motion picture debut at Loew’s Grand Theatre, and the arrival of the actors and actresses.  (Luncheons and teas were held for various members of the cast at homes of prominent Atlantans.  Rumor passed on holds that the party held for Ona Munson, who played the role of Belle Watling in Gone with the Wind, was held at Stonehurst, the Hinman house.)  This exhibition is open until the end of 2015.


Learn more about Margaret in another exhibition Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character. This exhibit depicts her life through stories, objects, quotes and photographs, many of which have never been on public display.  Here you will learn the story behind the novel, and how it affected her life.

And what tour wouldn’t be complete without a lovely gift shop?  Be sure to browse the nice collection of books, DVD’s, and collector’s items before you leave!

~ Innkeeper Lori


“Top Notch B&B”

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We stayed here at the end of July to break up a long trip back to Africa from the West Coast. What an amazing place for a few night getaway. The home has been restored and oh so tastefully decorated. It oozes class amd luxury. I have to admit my favorite part was the rain shower in our room and the towel warner rack! The little touches like wine in the evenings, desserts, coffee, and tea and little snacks made me wish we hadn’t spent so much time running around Atlanta and had stayed in to read and enjoy the different sitting rooms and porches! There wasn’t a single thing we didn’t love about Stonehurst.

Posted on Trip Advisor by hnymnr68, Lagos, Nigeria on August 29th, 2015

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Dragon Con brings Superheroes to Stonehurst Place

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Labor Day is nearing, and with it comes an extraordinary amount of visitors to Atlanta, as well as to Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast.  In addition to the typical vacation and business traveler, don’t be surprised to see Stormtroopers, Walking Dead zombies, steampunks, and superheroes in our midst!  Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe, according to the Dragon Con website. Dragon Con fans will travel from every state in the nation and a few foreign countries to participate in the four-day convention, where they can meet their favorite actors, artists, authors and creators, and talk about the stuff they love.

LA at Dragon Con

Stonehurst Place staff member Laurel Ann, at Dragon Con 2014.

This year, September 4 -7, the events will be held at various locations in Downtown Atlanta.  The 2015 guest list includes a myriad of stars, including two doctors from Dr. Who, Chewbacca and Nichelle Nichols, who broke barriers as Lt. Uhura in the original Star Trek television series.  Nichols will be Grand Marshal of the annual Dragon Con Parade on Saturday.

Some of our Stonehurst Place guests that weekend will be here to attend Dragon Con, in addition to our own staff members Laurel Ann and Nikko.

Nikko at Dragon Con

Stonehurst Place staff member Nikko, ready for Dragon Con!

Dragon Con began in 1987, with the inaugural meeting in the Piedmont Plaza Hotel.  The convention boasted 1,400 attendees.   In 2002 the first Dragon Con Parade was held, with thousands of costumed participants. This year there are an anticipated 65,000 attending the panels, seminars, demonstrations, and workshops covering writing, gaming, costuming, robotics, podcasting and more.  Attending professionals will partake in autograph sessions with attendees.  The Comics & Pop Artists Alley is a not-to- be-missed mix of comic books and pop culture-inspired art.  The Lymphoma Research Foundation – Georgia Market is the official charity for the 2015 Charity Auction.

Although we are booked for Saturday, September 5th, we do have availability during the rest of the Dragon Con event.  Please call soon to book, as we always sell out for this weekend!


“Absolutely Wonderful!!”

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Spending time @ Stonehurst Place was an experience like no other. Everything from the Gables Suite with it’s 6 shower heads to breakfast served by Lori and Paul was absolutely wonderful. The best I can say is, “You must experience Stonehurst for yourself”.

Posted on Trip Advisor by OverFam, Atlanta, GA on August 24th!


“Best spot in Atlanta!!!”

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Love this place!!!! It’s my Atlanta home away from home.

Posted on Hotels.com by Sylvia, US on August 11th, 2015



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We booked at the last minute. We were travelling to Pensacola, FL and tan into heavy traffic which had slowed us down. I booked through my cellphone and saw the photos of the inn and the room. Upon arrival we found everything was exactly as described and the innkeeper and his wife were extremely nice. Breakfast was fantastic.

Posted on Hotels.com by Warren, US on August 9th, 2015


“One of my Absolute Favorite Places.”

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Stonehurst Place is wonderful! Inn-keepers Lori & Paul were incredibly kind and warm, not to mention accommodating. This B&B is hidden, even from the street level. Many of my co-workers didn’t even know that it was there. From my first steps in the historic home, I was in love! The creeky wood floors, the impeccable design, and the comfort of the space made my stay wonderful. Every morning started with a delicious breakfast made by Lori and each evening finished with a chocolate chip cookie taken upstairs to my room. I was able to walk to dinner each night and enjoy some time on the patio. I will absolutely be back to Stonehurst Place and I hope it’s sooner rather than later!

Posted on Trip Advisor by Danielle M, Costa Mesa, California on August 9th!


“My Favorite B&B”

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I have stayed at Stonehurst for business trips and simply cannot express how nice it is to stay in such a lovely home with incredible hosts. The beds are incredibly comfortable, the rooms beautifully decorated and the breakfasts are beyond compare.

Posted on Trip Advisor by kmchiles on August 4th, 2015