“Simply Smitten.”

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Finding the best places in town is my job, literally – I’m Atlanta’s City Sleuth.
When I got the writing assignment for Stonehurst, I was excited but anticipating the typical florals and eco-friendly soaps that would leave my skin more rough than those post-consumer product coffee cup cozies.
My my, how wrong was I! The heartwarming, hilarious innkeeper greeted me with a smile and witty banter while I twirled around in awe of the book-bedecked foyer. My room – the master suite – was the perfect blend of contemporary and old soul. It was here that I met my latest crave: 1200 thread-count Egyptian cotton/bamboo blend sheets! It was in the luxurious bathroom that I finally found my holiday spirit. Scrooge himself couldn’t resist my moonlit, Christmas-scented bubble bath in that air jet tub, a little jazz, a glass wine and the toasty towel. Stunningly still, the organic, eco-friendly soaps and lotions left my skin with a pre-Winter smoothness my typical products could never deliver.
A favorite facet were the original pieces of artwork found throughout. Authentic Wegmen, Warhol, Chihuly and more are unassumingly placed on seemingly sporadic walls, allowing guests to engage and interact with the works without being overwhelmed.
Now for my personal passion, the breakfast. Made-to-order by the innkeeper herself, the menu changes daily, but is always a coursed affair. Greek yogurt and fresh fruit parfaits drizzled in honey was my appetizer, followed by pumpkin-cranberry-pecan waffles and the best bacon known to humankind. To drink, there was juice and organic coffee with fresh cream. She even does gluten-free!
Amazingly, Stonehurst is fully Earth Craft-certified. Implementing rainwater harvesting, solar panel hot water heaters and grey water collection proves this B&B has both beauty and brains.
Simply put, I’m absolutely smitten with Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast! By far, exploring this gem has become my favorite writing assignment of all time.

Posted on TripAdvisor Alyson_kate December 17th, 2010

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