Amazing inn in midtown Atlanta

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Saw this listed on your Top Urban Inns and decided to give it a try. Wow! This is a lovely old home that has been beautifully restored with good-looking artwork, antique rugs and lovely furnishings in a very convenient location with many restaurants within walking distance. It was quiet, comfortable and sparkling clean (very important to me). We had a delicious breakfast each morning and also enjoyed the plentiful snacks always available. Paul and Lori were so helpful and made us feel at home. We can’t wait to return.

Posted on BedandBreakfast.com, February 16, 2014

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Stonehurst Place – A Beautiful B & B Retreat!

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A beautiful retreat in Midtown Atlanta. The care of this home is all about detail and perfection. We visited Atlanta for a wedding and chose Stonehurst Place based on tripadvisor’s wonderful reviews. We were not disappointed! In fact, we had every reason to be because my husband’s back acted up and we were stuck right after we checked in… not able to go anywhere… so we had to stay housebound for the majority of our visit. It was a beautiful place to heal!! Paul and Lori made sure to meet every need – even bringing a special diet breakfast to our room on that first morning. Thank you!!

We also had a chance to meet with Stonehurst’s additional innkeeper’s Jim and his wife (who makes unmatched lemon/ricotta pancakes with a ginger glaze that makes you want to pick up your bowl and forget the spoon!) and their care and concern was so appreciated. Everything prepared was beyond delicious! The dining room is exquisite in all ways & a very special setting for many different types of events. The home is historically preserved but with all modern appointments. Really amazing. Beautiful outside areas – terrific enclosed porch – great for gatherings. There is always something delicious to nibble on and enjoy made by the innkeeper.

We stayed in the Gables Suite – perfect space – wonderful King mattress, beautifully appointed bathroom – the shower was wonderful. We liked the larger size of the room. Very clean and airy. We will return whenever we come to Atlanta. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality, Barb!

This would be a wonderful setting for a small group conference or planning session. OR, wedding party to stay. The facility is beautiful with the piano room, dining room, 2nd floor lounge and enclosed patio … great spaces to meet outside of your room.

Posted on TripAdvisor by OnAJourneyWithUs, Winnetka, Illinois, Febuary 5, 2014

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An unexpected experience in the heart of the city

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I experienced luxurious accommodations, gracious innkeepers and a wonderfully convenient location. There is no reason not to stay at Stonehurst. I’m already looking forwarded to returning in the future

Posted on TripAdvisor by TBinFL, Sarasota, Florida, Febuary 5, 2014

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Simply the best, not only in Atlanta

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I have now stayed here 6 times and every time was an absolute thrill. Earlier this year, new inn keepers Lori & Paul came on board and they continued the legacy started by Caroline Holder.

Owner Barb did a wondefull job creating the new Eaves room, which still needs a little tweaking in the design and layiut, but the comfort and the view are already present, fully in line with the rest of this wonderfull house.

Breakfast, well… That’s why you keep coming back. Have a look at their Facebook page to see how mouthwatering the 2-course (yes !) breakfast is that is served at the time you like. But, also during the day, there is always something available to munch on, and a proper accompanying drink to sip with it.

Next time in Atlanta, I’ll be back to my home away from home in Atlanta. That’s a given fact !

Posted on TripAdvisor by Angelo_Lauwaerts, Febuary 4, 2014

 

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Simply awesome!

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Stayed in the master suite to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Our stay was awesome and this was the best room we have ever stayed in. Every detail of this place was intentionally handled. Heated towel rack, shower that hits you with water from the front, back and top, cool fireplace, killer views of the city, homemade brownies and cookies available all the time, etc. And not only are the facilities and food excellent, but the staff was wonderful. This place gets a 10 on a 10 scale.

Posted on TripAdvisor by Richard M, Febuary 4, 2014

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Wonderful B&B!

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As a resident of Acworth, GA, I wanted to help celebrate my husband’s 30th birthday closer to the city. Upon days of online research, I came across Stonehurst Place located right in the heart of Midtown. The rooms looked amazing and the guest reviews were wonderful! As someone who enjoys visiting new places, I decided to spend our weekend here and I’m so glad that I did!

Upon arriving to Stonehurst Place, finding a parking space wasn’t too much of a problem. They do have on site parking, which is a plus. We were greeted by one of the inkeepers, and she was so sweet and helpful! There was a nice, warm feel upon walking in, which could have been due to the great fireplace in the piano room, which served as a nice touch on a cold, winter night.

We stayed in the Hinman Suite, and the pictures do not do this room justice. The room was spectacular! Very clean and tidy, and the vintage pieces and fireplace gave the room a very warm and cozy feel. There was enough closet space for both of our things, and although the fireplace was a little small, the room stayed warm the entire evening. The bathroom was amazing. My husband and I got a kick out of the heated towel racks, which was a very nice touch after an evening or morning shower. The large poster bed & pillows were very comfortable!

The B&B is in a very nice location, just blocks away from a local park and near several restaurant options. My husband and I literally traveled 5 minutes to a nearby restaurant for dinner.

Breakfast the next morning in the dining area was nothing short of delicious! Both inkeepers were there to both cook & serve the food, and the baked apple was to die for! Everything was cooked to perfection!

Although our time there was short, we will definitely visit again. Next time, I would love to try the Gables suite, but everything about Stonehurst Place and our stay was great!

Posted on TripAdvisor by Ashley G, January 31, 2014

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What a treasure of a home and now B&B!

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I was lucky enough to stay at Stonehurst Place for work. The experience of staying at this cozy, immaculate B&B was such a treat compared to the standard hotel room. I was also lucky enough to stay at The Hinman Suite which is perfect, The hosts were wonderful, the place amazing and the breakfast world class. I can’t wait to have to go to Atlanta again!!

Posted on TripAdvisor by sanrib, New York, NY, January 24, 2014

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Weather follows Innkeeper Lori … hear her story, beginning this date in 1977!

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Lori SNOW photo 1977

Snoopy’s friend Pigpen always walked around with a little dust cloud following close behind him. I have a little weather cloud, specifically a little snow flurry, that travels with me.

I was raised a Florida girl. The beach was within walking distance and I made good use of it. I did my homework with my back against the Fort Lauderdale pier. My wardrobe was heavily laden with flip-flops, short shorts, and bathing suits. I never noticed my weather cloud.

I transferred to the University of Florida in January, and took my bike for transportation. That was painful, but I persevered.  It was the evening of January 19, 1977, and I exited the Journalism building with a Gainesville Sun reporter who was there for a guest lecture. It was snowing!  He asked if we could set up a photo, and I agreed.  He drew the smiley-face and I arranged my first-ever winter coat. It was the shot seen ‘round the world!

The next morning, while painfully peddling to class with my weather-cloud blowing down my neck, I glanced at a newspaper rack on the corner. I remember the jolt of seeing my face looking back at me! My mom called that evening to say that I was on the cover of the Fort Lauderdale News.  And now, 37 years later, it is still in circulation, resurfacing when the decade changed, on the twentieth anniversary, in Newsweek and Time for weather-related stories, and in coat advertising!  I’ve been re-interviewed and re-photographed.

I’m used to my weather-cloud now. After my husband and I were married, we moved to Denver, Colorado so that he could obtain his Master’s Degree. That winter was the coldest in recorded history, breaking all records!  I cried at the bus stop every morning.

When we moved to southern Louisiana it happened again. The natives, who bragged about wearing shorts on Christmas, were dumbfounded. I went to the Big Box store to buy thermal underwear, and the clerk looked at me like I was hunting for a space suit! “Oh, Bebe’! We don’t need such things here,” she said.   “Are you sure?” I thought.

So, I wasn’t surprised when we moved to Atlanta, Georgia and the temperatures dropped to five degrees. When the fountain froze at Stonehurst Place, I almost forgot to take a photo. I’m ready. I own multiple sets of thermal underwear and collect socks like most women collect shoes. But best of all, on those days when the thermometer seems stuck in the twenties, I can tip my face to the sun and still hear the ocean.

~ Innkeeper Lori

 

Here’s an article from the Sun Sentinel on the 20th anniversary date of this oh-so published photo (think Time Magazine, huge department store display) …

Lori SNOW article 1997

 

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