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October 16, 2014
Stonehurst Place joins 'B&Bs for Vets' to host service men and women on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2014
Atlanta Luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn donates accommodation to honor and remember servicemen and women serving our country.

Stonehurst Place today announced it will host one military service member or couple this Veteran's Day in conjunction with B&Bs For Vets. The organization, now in its sixth year, has expanded to include the support of more than 850 inns across the U.S. that invite veterans and active military personnel to stay for free in observance of Veteran's Day. Service members from all branches of the armed forces will stay the night of Veteran's Day, Tuesday November 11th, and wake up to relish their celebration and enjoy the inn's much-lauded two course breakfast and elegant surroundings.

Veterans or active military personnel may make their stay request by sending an email with their military story and contact information to rsvp@StonehurstPlace.com. The lucky winner will be notified late October.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's only B&B participating in the B&Bs For Vets program, and has participated each year since the program's inception. This eco-friendly bed and breakfast inn features deluxe rooms and suites with gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning. In addition to a large collection of books coveted by guests for their interesting and varied subject matter, the inn juxtaposes museumquality art with family photos of the original owners and their son who served and died in WWI.

"I can't thank you enough for your great hospitality," said the 2013 B&Bs For Vets guest at Stonehurst Place. "Thank you also for honoring our military veterans on this day Great gourmet food and fantastic service!"

"Many of my family members were inspired to serve in our US armed forces, including my father and brother," says Barb Shadomy, interior designer and owner of Stonehurst Place. "It is a stressful job for those protecting freedoms, maintaining peace, and providing relief in our cities and around the globe, and a good night's rest at Stonehurst Place is our way to say thank you."

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May 8, 2014
Stonehurst Place chosen among Global Top 10 Urban Inns by BedandBreakfast.com
Stonehurst Place announces its selection as a Top 10 Urban Inn by BedandBreakfast.com®, placed amoung ten chic bed and breakfasts in the heart of some of the world's largest cities.

Stonehurst Place announces its selection as a Top 10 Urban Inn by BedandBreakfast.com®, placed among ten chic bed and breakfasts in the heart of some of the world's largest cities. The winners were chosen based on their incredible location within a major city, as well as their excellent amenities and unforgettable atmosphere. Stonehurst Place is recognized as a top global inn providing the best travel experience in this category, and is also a member of BedandBreakfast.com®'s Diamond Collection™, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns.

"Stonehurst Place is truly a unique bed and breakfast inn," said interior designer and owner Barb Shadomy. "It's an honour to be chosen for the Top 10 Urban Inns award, and we are thrilled that our hard work has set us apart."

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's first eco-friendly luxury bed and breakfast inn and balances modern luxury and style with its historic setting. Gourmet breakfast is served to guests each morning in the beautiful dining room with its original, working fireplace. In addition to eco-friendly initiatives that set Stonehurst Place apart from others, the inn juxtaposes museum-quality art with family photos of the original owners.

"Saw this listed on [BedandBreakfast.com]Top Urban Inns and decided to give it a try. Wow!" commented a guest in a recent online review. "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... Paul and Lori were so helpful and made us feel at home. We can't wait to return."

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April 22, 2013
Travel Giant TripAdvisor.com Spotlights Atlanta Bed & Breakfast to Help Travelers Plan a Greener Trip
World's largest travel site awards Gold Status to Atlanta's premier Bed & Breakfast inn, Stonehurst Place.

Stonehurst Place today announced its Gold Status award by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, in the new TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program designed to help its community of more than 200 million travelrs plan greener trips by highlighting U.S. accommodations engaging in environmentally-friendly practices. Developed in partnership with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the United Nations Environment Programme, Stonehurst Place was awarded the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders status based on its forward thinking green practices.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's first eco-friendly bed and breakfast inn featuring deluxe rooms and suites with gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning. Lauded by both guests and Atlantans for its innovative and eco-friendly practices like rainwater harvesting for potable water use, greywater recycling and solar heated water, this luxurious inn juxtaposes green features with museum-quality art, exceptional accommodations and superior service.

"Stonehurst Place is truly a unique accommodation experience," said interior designer and owner Barb Shadomy. "The combination of our unobtrusive environmentally-friendly systems and practices with this beautiful historic home and its contemporary interiors is unique in a sea of one-size-fits-all hotels and inns."

Stonehurst Place is one of only six Atlanta accommodations awarded this prestigous designation.

"We are honored and proud to be part of the Stonehurst Place team, where stewardship of natural resources and protection of the environment is paramount," says water conservation and green infrastructure expert Paul Morgan of Atlanta's Hydro Logical Solutions. "Visitors at the inn will not only experience the benefits of a healthy and ecosensitive stay but also have the opportunity to learn why we all should be stewards and how they can do so with their homes."

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August 2, 2011
Stonehurst Place Featured in Design Book 'Great Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, and Guesthouses' Set For September 2011 Publication
Atlanta Luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn is highlighted among fifty exceptional properties from across the United States that exude charm and authenticity.

Stonehurst Place today announced its publication in Great Inns, Bed & Breakfasts, and Guesthouses, a 220-page book featuring 50 exceptional properties across the United States — each with its own unique setting and history. From mountain retreats to island hideaways to desert dwellings, this book showcases a splendid array of remarkable buildings and inviting interiors for travelers and design enthusiasts to explore. Beautifully presented by editors Damir Sinovcic and Molly Teter Webb, the book is scheduled for September 2011 release and is available for pre-order purchase at www.GreatInnBook.com or through 'Stonehurst Place Recommends' on Amazon.com.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's first eco-friendly luxury bed and breakfast inn and features deluxe rooms and suites with gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning. In addition to a large collection of books coveted by guests for their interesting and varied subject matter, the inn juxtaposes museum-quality art with family photos of the original owners and their family.

"Stonehurst Place is truly a unique bed and breakfast inn," said interior designer and owner Barb Shadomy. "The combination of historic elements of the home with up to date luxury baths and contemporary furniture is unique in a sea of Victorian bric a brac accommodation."

Stonehurst Place is one of only two Georgia inns feautured in the publication. "This was not your typical B&B," commented a guest in a recent online review. "Great attention is paid to the details of the property and the stylings are a nice balance between modern luxury and classic."

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July 20, 2011
Stonehurst Place Joins 'B&Bs For Vets' to Host Service Men and Women on Veteran's Day, November 10, 2011
Atlanta Luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn donates accommodation to honor and remember servicemen and women serving our country.

Stonehurst Place today announced it will host two military service couples this Veteran's Day in conjunction with B&Bs For Vets. The organization, now in its third year, has expanded to include the support of more than 850 inns across the U.S. that invite veterans and active military personnel to stay for free in observance of Veteran's Day. Service members from all branches of the armed forces will stay Thursday night, November 10th, and wake up to celebrate Veteran's Day, November 11th.

Two winners for this year's Veterans Day stay at Stonehurst Place will be randomly selected from entries submitted via the inn's homepage www.StonehurstPlace.com.

In addition, ten runners up will be offered two-for-one stays at Stonehurst Place valid September 11 through November 11, 2011.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's only eco-friendly bed and breakfast inn and features deluxe rooms and suites with gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning. In addition to a large collection of books coveted by guests for their interesting and varied subject matter, the inn juxtaposes museum-quality art with family photos of the original owners and their son who served and died in WWI, William Burch Hinman.

"Thanks so much for being a part of B&B's for Vets," said a 2010 B&Bs For Vets guest at Stonehurst Place. "I feel as though we were not only given a beautiful stay, but also we were granted a wonderful, lasting friendship as a gift."

Stonehurst Place was the only Atlanta area bed and breakfast participating in the program and among fourteen Georgia inns welcoming military guests free on Veteran's Day 2010.

"Many of my family members were inspired to serve in our US armed forces, including my father and brother," says Barb Shadomy, interior designer and owner of Stonehurst Place. "Trying times continue for those protecting freedoms, maintaining peace, and providing relief around the globe, and a good night's rest is our way to say thank you."

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May 12, 2011
Stonehurst Place Offers Government Travelers Special Perk
Stonehurst Place, winner of Citysearch 'Best Atlanta Business Hotel' award, is extending a $20 American Express gift card to all Government Guests who book directly with the property and stay two or more consecutive nights at per diem from May 15, 2011 to July 31, 2011.

Stonehurst Place, winner of Citysearch 'Best Atlanta Business Hotel' award, is extending a $20 American Express gift card to all Government Guests who book directly with the property and stay two or more consecutive nights at per diem from May 15, 2011 to July 31, 2011.

"I'm thrilled to extend this offer, because in my own family we have members who travel on government business and I understand just how tight their purse strings are these days," said owner Barb Shadomy.

Guests who stay at Stonehurst Place on business travel are ensured a comfortable and convenient trip, with well thought out amenities and room layouts. They are treated to conveniences such as tea and coffee making facilities, free local phone calls, both wired and wireless Internet access, iPod docks and the luxury of 1,200 thread count Egyptian cotton linens and plush bathrobes.

"Usually when I go on business trips to Atlanta I book at one of the big hotels like the Omni, Hilton or the Marriott Marquis. This time I decided to book Stonehurst Place, and I did not regret," shared a guest on TripAdvisor.com. "The house is beautiful, and the rooms are very spacious and wonderfully decorated. But above all, the service of the innkeeper is amazing; you are treated like you will never be treated in any 5* hotel anywhere."

Among the many offerings at Stonehurst Place, business travelers will surely appreciate:

  • FEMA Certified for Government Travel
  • Government and Negotiated Corporates Available
  • Free Wi-Fi and High-speed Internet in each guest room, both wired and wireless
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Convenient Midtown Atlanta location - easy access to/from Airport
  • Concierge Services
  • Express Check-out
  • Guest Laptop
  • Excellent Dining within Walking Distance
  • Gourmet Breakfast in Dining Room or To-Go Bag
  • Complimentary Refreshments Throughout Stay
  • In-room dual line phone system with separate extension, Voice Mail, Speaker
  • Phone, Data Port and free local calls
  • In-room Mobile Phone and PDA Recharging Station
  • iPod Docking Station/Alarm Clock
  • Desk with Comfortable Work Chair and Enhanced Task Lighting
  • LCD Flat Screen TV/DVD/CD Player with Premium Cable Channels
  • Luxury 1200 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Bed Linens
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Plush Bath Robes
  • Guest Linen and Towel Re-Use Program
  • Eco-Friendly Bathroom Toiletries
  • Carafe of Purified Water with Washable Glasses
  • In-Room Recycling
  • Individual Room Temperature Controls
  • Innkeeper On Property

This offer is valid to all government travel guests who book directly with the property and stay between May 15 and July 31, 2011. This offer may not be combined with any other offers such as last minute specials. A valid government identification and related travel documents must be provided at check-in to receive the per diem rate and the $20 American Express gift card. Government per diem rates are available Sunday through Thursday, and do not apply to suites.

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May 10, 2011
Stonehurst Place Relaunches Website with New Benefits
Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Bed & Breakfast, has officially relaunched its website to increase functionality for guests and travel enthusiasts.

"I'm thrilled with our improved look, and think visitors to the new Stonehurst Place website will now really get a feel for the Stonehurst Place experience," said owner Barb Shadomy.

Guests to the newly relaunched site can explore property features and amenities, book their stay, sign up for the Stash Hotel Rewards program, learn about the many green technologies and features at Stonehurst Place as well as collect some of the gourmet and organic breakfast recipes from innkeeper Caroline Holder.

"Stonehurst Place's new website does a wonderful job of introducing travelers to this beautiful hotel," shared Jeff Low, CEO and founder of Stash Hotel Rewards. "The photography is so good you can see the grain of the wood on the piano, and all the details of the original art. The Innkeeper's Kitchen page is especially engaging - with links to pie recipes, and seriously tempting pictures of pancakes and brioche."

"We've had such wonderful comments about Caroline's breakfasts we decided to post many of her recipes as a gift to people that visit our website and Stonehurst Place," said Shadomy.

In an era of outsourcing it was important for Shadomy to find a local company that could connect to the unique charm and style of Stonehurst Place and the special Southern elegance of the property's grandeur. Atlanta-based design studio Filter Industries provided the perfect combination of customer service, expert web design and development services.

"Seeing my images on the new Stonehurst Place website is only surpassed by the time I spent there actually making them," said photographer Anne Almasy. "Any excuse to spend time at Stonehurst Place is a great one!"

Stonehurst Place has received numerous awards for it's exquisite accommodations and guest rated awards.

Stonehurst Place, originally built in 1896, features three suites and two rooms with private baths to choose from and is located in Midtown Atlanta's art and theatre district. It features a wide array of designer interiors and fine art including original works by the likes of Andy Warhol. Guests enjoy luxurious pampering and soothing privacy in a National Register Historic Property fully renovated with eco-friendly enhancements. Among the environmentally friendly efforts are a Schüco USA solar thermal system that heats water used in the inn, and two 1700-gallon cisterns that store harvested rain water used for landscaping. More than $1 million dollars was spent renovating the property to its current grandeur. For more information on Stonehurst Place features, rates and amenities visit the new www.StonehurstPlace.com

All media inquiries please contact Lori Woroschuk at Prairie Dog Media +1.404.784.1249 loriw@PrairieDogMedia.com

Stash Hotel Rewards works to free travelers from the uninspired offerings of existing hotel reward programs by making it as easy to book a stay at an amazing hotel as it is a so-so one, and to rack up those irresistible points while doing so. Stash believes in the happiness producing power of traveling to places that convey a unique and interesting story - places with soul. It's a belief shared with the independent hoteliers and the independently-minded travelers Stash was created to serve. For more on Stash go to www.stashrewards.com

Filter Industries is an Atlanta-based design studio delivering expert web design and development services. Filter Industries builds websites that deliver form and function, drive business and increases the client's customer base. Complete services include web scripting and database programming, content management systems, DNS registration, web hosting and maintenance. For more information on Filter industries visit www.FilterIndustries.com.

Dan and Anne Almasy are partners in life and in work. They personally oversee every aspect of their business from first meeting to photograph delivery. For more on danandanne photography visit www.danandanne.com

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Luxury, eco-friendly bed and breakfast in Atlanta, Georgia USA, set in an 1896 National Historic Register home. Transformed by award-winning renovation led by designer/owner Barb Shadomy. Perfect for business and leisure travel, and romantic getaways.

Set in a gorgeous art-filled 19th century mansion in Midtown, a historic Atlanta neighborhood and bustling business district, award-winning Stonehurst Place is a traveler's dream. This luxury bed and breakfast inn is a unique combination of impeccable preservation and modern amenities with beautiful details combined with up to date features such as luxurious bathrooms, high-end electronics and modern furnishings.

Generous amenities include free Wi-Fi Internet access, points credit in the Stash Hotel Rewards loyalty program, iPod docking stations and flat screen TVs, gourmet breakfast and homemade refreshments, eco-friendly bath products, as well as superior beds and linens.

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February 9, 2011
World's Best Robes Found at Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast
Stonehurst Place, built in 1896 and renovated beyond its original grandeur, has been awarded by travelers as having the "Best Robes" out of 8,500 B&B's around the world...

Stonehurst Place, built in 1896 and renovated beyond its original grandeur, has been awarded by travelers as having the "Best Robes" out of 8,500 B&B's around the world.

"Warm, welcoming and full of character and charm, Barb Shadomy & Caroline Holder offer exceptional hospitality and effort to go that extra mile" said Pamela Lanier of the well regarded LanierBB.com. "Earning themselves the designation of 'Best Robes for 2011' with Lanier readers, this B&B truly stands out above the rest."

Pamela Lanier's Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses International has been assisting inn goers with a comprehensive variety of boutique lodgings since 1982, announcing "Best of" winners for 28 years in a row, the oldest and most prestigious B&B vote program in the world.

"We are proud to be honored with this award in conjunction with a property like Stonehurst Place," said Edward Cohen of Boca Terry, robe supplier to Stonehurst Place and a leading international distributor of luxury bathrobes and accessories to hotel and spa industries. "Just as Stonehurst Place stands apart with exceptional service and amenities, the strength of our products distinguishes us from our competitors."

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified bed and breakfast featuring three suites and two deluxe rooms with gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning. On display at the inn are original art works by Andy Warhol, Dale Chihuly and Jim Dine, as well as vintage pieces from Hermes and an 1800's antique Chinese robe, all from Shadomy's private collection. For more information on the special features and offerings for guests at Stonehurst Place please log on to www.StonehurstPlace.com.

Access a complete list of Guests' Greatest Picks Award winners at www.LanierBB.com.

For information on Boca Terry product lines and pricing, visit www.BocaTerry.com.

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January 13, 2011
Stonehurst Place Named in AOL's 2011 Hottest Destinations
Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Bed & Breakfast, was singled out by online giant AOL as the place to stay in Atlanta. It was part of AOL's Hottest Destination 2011 list. Atlanta was named No.5 on AOL's list of prestigious international destinations. In Atlanta, Stonehurst Place was named the "IT" place to stay...

Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Bed & Breakfast, was singled out by online giant AOL as the place to stay in Atlanta. It was part of AOL's Hottest Destination 2011 list. Atlanta was named No.5 on AOL's list of prestigious international destinations. In Atlanta, Stonehurst Place was named the "IT" place to stay.

"What a thrilling honor this is for us," said owner Barb Shadomy. "Stonehurst Place holds such a special place in my heart, it’s really a personal reflection of things I love and hold dear, so it's such a wonderful treat that AOL has singled us out as "The" place to stay in Atlanta. I'm so proud and couldn't be happier to have the honor."

Stonehurst Place has received numerous awards for it's exquisite accommodations and guest rated awards.

"This was one of the most relaxing and romantic trips of my entire life," said one reviewer. "The innkeepers catered to my requests without hesitation. The breakfast was absolutely phenomenal. And how can I forget? Stonehurst Place is made to utter perfection!"

Stonehurst Place, originally built in 1896, features three suites and two rooms with private baths to choose from and is located in Midtown Atlanta's art and theatre district. It features a wide array of designer interiors and fine art including original works by the likes of Andy Warhol. Guests enjoy luxurious pampering and soothing privacy in a National Register Historic Property fully renovated with eco-friendly enhancements. Among the environmentally friendly efforts are a Solar Thermal system that heats water used in the home and two 1700-gallon cisterns that harvest rain water for landscaping. More than $1 million dollars was spent renovating the property to its current grandeur.

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January 13, 2011
Stonehurst Place Owner Wins Industry Award
Stonehurst Place announced owner Barb Shadomy received the 2011 Champion Award given yesterday at the Annual Innkeeping Show held in Charleston, South Carolina by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. This award is bestowed upon individuals who have succeeded on behalf of the bed and breakfast industry – local, regionally, nationally, or internationally – by garnering a significant victory for innkeepers...

Stonehurst Place announced owner Barb Shadomy received the 2011 Champion Award given yesterday at the Annual Innkeeping Show held in Charleston, South Carolina by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International. This award is bestowed upon individuals who have succeeded on behalf of the bed and breakfast industry – local, regionally, nationally, or internationally – by garnering a significant victory for innkeepers.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's first EarthCraft certified inn where owner and interior designer Barb Shadomy's environmentally friendly work restored and renovated Stonehurst beyond it’s original grandeur, incorporating solar panels and other green features into this eco-friendly Atlanta bed & breakfast inn. Guests are treated to the unique combination of restored features of the home and modern luxuries such as heated Carrara marble floors, deluxe two-person spa tubs, and Corian-clad walk in showers.

"Receiving this PAII Champion award provides the boost of energy I need to tackle my next project," said interior designer and owner Barb Shadomy. "We are working with the City of Atlanta and its sustainability experts to allow purified rainwater used as potable water supply to individual Atlanta bed and breakfast inns. Atlanta is continually short on water, and we want to contribute to the wise use of this valuable resource by the hospitality industry."

About Stonehurst Place

Built in 1896, award-winning Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's only eco-friendly, luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn. Because it belonged to the same family for over 100 years, this bed and breakfast retains much of its original layout, features and hardware. Offering three suites and two deluxe rooms and gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning. For more information on Stonehurst Place features, rates and amenities, call +1 404 881 0722 or visit www.StonehurstPlace.com

About PAII

The Professional Association of Innkeepers International provides education, information, networking, advocacy, business opportunities and research relating to the innkeeping industry. Through their weekly newsletters, website and publications PAII provides valuable support and information to the innkeeping sector of the international hospitality industry. For more information+1 800 468 7244 or visit http://www.innkeeping.org

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November 2, 2010
Stonehurst Place Joins 'B&Bs for Vets' to Host Service Men and Women on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010
Atlanta Luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn donates accommodation to honor and remember servicemen and women serving their country...

Stonehurst Place today announced it will host two military service couples this Veteran's Day in conjunction with B&Bs For Vets. The organization, now in its second year, has expanded to include the support of more than 850 inns across the U.S. that invite veterans and active military personnel to stay for free in observance of Veteran's Day. Service members from all branches of the armed forces will stay Wednesday night, November 10th, and wake up to celebrate Veteran's Day, November 11th.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's first EarthCraft certified bed and breakfast inn and features deluxe rooms and suites with gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning. In addition to a large collection of books coveted by guests for their interesting and varied subject matter, the inn juxtaposes museum-quality art with family photos of the original owners and their son, William Burch Hinman.

"William Burch Hinman served our country in World War One, dying from exposure after his ship, the steamship Rochester, was sunk this day November 2, in 1917," said interior designer and owner Barb Shadomy. "Ninety-three years ago, at just 22 years of age, William Hinman set sail not knowing he would never return home to his family here at Stonehurst. Somehow, the timing of all this is quite poignant."

Stonehurst Place is the only Atlanta area bed and breakfast participating in the program, and among fourteen Georgia inns welcoming military guests free on Veteran's Day.

"We just wanted to say thank you to the courageous men and women from our armed forces," says Kathleen Panek, owner of West Virginia’s Gillum House B&B and original founder of the nationwide program. "These are some trying times for anyone serving or who has served and a good night's rest is our way to say, thank you."

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October 28, 2010
Stonehurst Place to Host Award-Winning Writer George Dawes Green
Atlanta Luxury Bed & Breakfast Inn donates accommodation to support Green's 'Unchained Tour' across Georgia...

Stonehurst Place today announced it will host Edgar Award-winning novelist George Dawes Green as he brings his "Unchained Tour" to Atlanta. Green, author of novels "The Caveman's Valentine" and "The Juror," has taken the successful not-for-profit organization he founded, "The Moth," on a storytelling and music journey across Georgia, arriving in Atlanta October 28 on their restored and artfully painted 1975 Bluebird school bus. On stage at Atlanta's Manuel's Tavern will be what tour website calls the 'purest arts: handmade music and the voice of the raconteur" adding local talent like Shannon McNeal, Southern Humorist and Storyteller.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's first EarthCraft certified bed and breakfast inn and features deluxe rooms and suites with gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning. In addition to a large collection of books coveted by guests for their interesting and varied subject matter, the inn displays original art works by Andy Warhol, Dale Chihuly, and Jim Dine as well as an original 1960s Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman.

"One of the greatest gifts we've been given is our ability to share the Stonehurst Place experience with travelers from all over the world," said interior designer and owner Barb Shadomy. "It's most satisfying to gift this experience to organizations without the budget for luxury accommodations."

Shadomy worked with two other Atlanta hotels and inns to garner ten beds for the traveling group.

"I will send you acres of country sunset love, Barb, and a porch to watch it from. You are an angel to help us with these places to stay,” said Green in a note to Shadomy. "We will roll back to Atlanta in the Spring and we will come sliding in sidelong on our astonishing bus and will turn you all into gypsies."

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October 26, 2010
Stonehurst Place Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards
Stonehurst Place today announced its partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards, an innovative hotel rewards program that enables travelers to quickly earn free nights at distinctive, independent hotels without blackouts or inflexible category restrictions.

Stonehurst Place today announced its partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards, an innovative hotel rewards program that enables travelers to quickly earn free nights at distinctive, independent hotels without blackouts or inflexible category restrictions. Guests of Stonehurst Place can now earn points toward free nights each time they stay at any of the 86 distinctive hotels in more than 63 cities that participate in Stash.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's first EarthCraft certified bed and breakfast inn and features three suites and two deluxe rooms with gourmet breakfast served to guests each morning. On display at the inn are original art works by Andy Warhol, Dale Chihuly, and Jim Dine as well as vintage pieces from Hermes, Verner Panton and an original 1960s Charles and Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman.

"We're unique, our guests are unique, and Stash is unique," said interior designer and owner Barb Shadomy. "Our large numbers of repeat guests, from both the business and leisure travel sectors, will reap these rewards at some truly amazing properties. This is a terrific opportunity for us to give back to our loyal patrons."

Guests can easily sign up for a free account at the Stash website www.stashrewards.com. Points can be earned immediately and never expire. Redemption is simple and free from inflexible restrictions. Additionally, Stash members have access to exclusive travel deals; for example, point bonuses matched to a member's travel history, or weekend get-away offers customized to a member's home city.

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June 1, 2010
Green Hotel A New Trend
By Jenn Ballentine
Atlanta INtown
By Jenn Ballentine
Atlanta INtown

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Stonehurst Place

Built in 1896 and listed on the National Historic Register, the former Hinman House was extensively renovated and restored in 2008 and became the Stonehurst Place, a bed and breakfast located in the heart of Midtown. This historic preservation, which used EarthCraft House standards (like those of LEED) employs a number of sustainable features in a highly personal and unique setting.

Some of the features include separately zoned heating and air conditioning, solar panels for heating and hot water usage, low-flow toilets and faucets, greywater for landscape irrigation, eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products, in-room recycling and much more.

These eco-friendly features have led to significant reductions in operating costs, according to owner and interior designer Barb Shadomy, who said the decision to "go green" was made "not by analyzing costs and return on investment, but by deciding it was the way we wanted to live and the environment we wanted to provide for guests."

Stonehurst was recently awarded the "Most Green Conscious of 2010" by Lanier's Bed and Breakfast, one of the largest international bed and breakfast innkeeper organizations and travel guides. The Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast is located at 923 Piedmont Avenue. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.stonehurstplace.com.

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April 2010
B&B Dogcations
By Alice Cooper
Fido Friendly Magazine
By Alice Cooper
Fido Friendly Magazine

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February 25, 2010
World's Best Sleep Found at Stonehurst Place
Stonehurst Place, built in 1896 and restored as well as renovated beyond its original grandeur, has been awarded by travelers as having the Best Linens, Comforters & Pillows out of 8,500 B&B's around the world...

Stonehurst Place, built in 1896 and restored as well as renovated beyond its original grandeur, has been awarded by travelers as having the "Best Linens, Comforters & Pillows" out of 8,500 B&B's around the world.

"Congratulations to Stonehurst Place," said Pamela Lanier of the well regarded LanierBB.com. "Our readers have spoken and Stonehurst Place has unanimously received the greatest number of votes in this category by their loyal B&B guests and regular visitors to LanierBB.com."

Since 1982 Pamela Lanier's Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses International has provided a comprehensive variety of boutique lodgings for travelers and inn goers. The oldest and most prestigious B&B vote program in the world, all winners are announced in Lanier's print guide, The Complete Guide to Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses International, award-winning website, newsletters and press affiliates.

Stonehurst Place is Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified B&B and has three suites and two deluxe rooms for guests to choose from. Guests are surrounded by luxury, including original art works from Andy Warhol, Dale Chihuly, Jim Dine as well as vintage pieces from Hermes, Verner Panton and an original 1960's Charles and Ray Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman.

"Stonehurst Place serves their guests with extraordinary comfort and unparalleled attention to detail," raved Lanier. "Stonehurst Place is the ultimate bed and breakfast destination for any traveler in search of an unforgettable experience."

For more information on the special features at Stonehurst Place and the deluxe package offerings we have for guests please log on to www.StonehurstPlace.com.

For a complete list of all Guests’ Greatest Picks Award winners go to www.LanierBB.com.

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February 23, 2010
Stonehurst Place Green Efforts Celebrated by LanierBB.com
Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Bed & Breakfast, hailed with Most Green Conscious award by leading worldwide online bed and breakfast directory and reservation site, Pamela Lanier's Bed and Breakfast Inns: www.LanierBB.com...

Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Bed & Breakfast, hailed with Most Green Conscious award by leading worldwide online bed and breakfast directory and reservation site Pamela Lanier's Bed and Breakfast Inns www.LanierBB.com.

"Congratulations to Stonehurst Place in Atlanta, GA, recently chosen as the 'Most Green Conscious B&B' out of 8,500 B&B's around the world," commented Pamela Lanier, one of the most highly recognized names in the B&B industry. "Barb Shadomy (owner) certainly earned this prestigious award; her hard work and effort has not gone unnoticed by the traveling public!"

The well-known LanierBB.com named Stonehurst Place during its 26th annual "Guests' Greatest Picks Award Program" when it announced the 2010 winners. Since 1982, Pamela Lanier's Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses International has provided inn goers with a comprehensive variety of boutique lodgings. The oldest and most prestigious B&B vote program in the world, guests may vote for any bed and breakfast in over 80 categories on LanierBB.com. Winners are announced in Lanier's print guide, The Complete Guide to Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and Guesthouses International, award-wining website, newsletters and with press affiliates.

"A beautiful house with the most wonderful service and a really comfy bed! What more could one ask for?" said one reviewer. "I applaud the eco-friendly elements and look forward to a return visit."

The award comes as Stonehurst Place enters its second year of operation under owner Barb Shadomy's direction.

"It is so encouraging to be named a winner by LanierBB.com based on what guests think of our green and eco-friendly practices," said Shadomy. "I love that our guests appreciate the many little things you can do that add up to a whole lot of green."

Stonehurst Place, originally built in 1896, features three suites and two rooms with private baths and is located in Midtown Atlanta's art and theatre district. It features a wide array of designer interiors and fine art including original works by the likes of Andy Warhol and Dale Chihuly juxtaposed with a recycled porcelain sculpture by local artist Joan Goodyear. Guests enjoy luxurious pampering and soothing privacy in this National Register Historic Property fully renovated with eco-friendly enhancements. Among the environmentally friendly efforts are a Stonehurst Place 923 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 www.StonehurstPlace.com 404.881.0722

Brac solar thermal system that heats water used in the home and two 1700-gallon cisterns that hold harvested rain water for irrigation of the beautifully landscaped gardens. More than $1 million dollars was spent renovating the property to its current grandeur.

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February 10, 2010
Stonehurst Place Joins Atlanta Preservation Center
Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft certified Bed and Breakfast Inn, joins the elite group of 45 preservation partners in celebrating the Atlanta Preservation Center's Phoenix Flies: A Citywide Celebration of Living Landmarks. The seventh annual celebration of historic sites kicks off March 6 and runs through March 22...

Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft certified Bed and Breakfast Inn, joins the elite group of 45 preservation partners in celebrating the Atlanta Preservation Center's Phoenix Flies: A Citywide Celebration of Living Landmarks. The seventh annual celebration of historic sites kicks off March 6 and runs through March 22.

"The renovation of Stonehurst, Atlanta's historic Hinman house, was such an exciting project" said owner Barb Shadomy. "It's a rare privilege to have an opportunity of this significant scale to combine the innovations of eco-friendly 21st century technology into the every-day life of a historic home."

During the 17 days of Phoenix Flies, Atlantans and visitors alike will enjoy exploring some of the city's most treasured historic sites, including homes like Stonehurst Place, churches, neighborhoods, cemeteries and schools. The public can enjoy more than 160 free events at various art centers, theaters, and Stonehurst Place owner Barb Shadomy's alma mater Oglethorpe University. Scheduled events include tours of Stonehurst Place, bicycle and walking tours, lectures, exhibits, story telling, and more.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of The Atlanta Preservation Center and its efforts to preserve the city's architectural and landscape heritage. Stonehurst Place joins the lineup of Atlanta sites including the Peters House, also known as Ivy Hall, which is now used as the Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD) Writing Center, which are open to the public during this year's Phoenix Flies.

"We were so pleased to contribute to SCAD's renovation of The Edward C. Peters House by donating some of our original interior wood flooring to their project, which was important because the Hinman and Peters homes were built within a few years of each other," shared Shadomy.

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October 27, 2009
Stonehurst Place Heralded Best by BedandBreakfast.com
Stonehurst Place, Atlanta’s first EarthCraft Certified Bed & Breakfast, was named among Top 8 "Best Urban Inns" from leading worldwide online bed and breakfast directory and reservation site BedandBreakfast.com...

Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Bed & Breakfast, was named among Top 8 "Best Urban Inns" from leading worldwide online bed and breakfast directory and reservation site BedandBreakfast.com.

"Clearly, Stonehurst Place earned its stellar reviews from inngoers for its quality accommodations, breakfasts, amenities, and wonderful hospitality and service." commented Sandy Soule, one of the most highly recognized authors and a spokeswoman for the B&B industry.

The well-known site named Stonehurst Place on its list of “Best Urban Inns” when it announced the 2009-2010 winners from its fifth annual web-based awards program. Winners were selected using both quantitative and qualitative analysis of independently posted reviews on BedandBreakfast.com.Since launching their online reviews program nearly three years ago, BedandBreakfast.com has received nearly 85,000 B&B reviews from guests.

This was one of the most relaxing and romantic trips of my entire life,” said one reviewer. "The innkeepers catered to my requests without hesitation. The breakfast was absolutely phenomenal. And how can I forget? Stonehurst Place is made to utter perfection!"

The award comes as Stonehurst Place marks its first year of operation under owner Barb Shadomy's direction.

"I can’t think of a better gift to mark our first anniversary than to be named a winner by BedandBreakfast.com based on what our guests had to say," said Shadomy. "It’s such a great feeling to know all the things we do to make Stonehurst Place a special experience for guests are truly being enjoyed."

Stonehurst Place, originally built in 1896, features three suites and two rooms with private baths to choose from and is located in Midtown Atlanta’s art and theatre district. It features a wide array of designer interiors and fine art including original works by the likes of Andy Warhol. Guests enjoy luxurious pampering and soothing privacy in a National Register Historic Property fully renovated with eco-friendly enhancements. Among the environmentally friendly efforts are a Solar Thermal system that heats water used in the home and two 1700-gallon cisterns that harvest rain water for landscaping. More than $1 million dollars was spent renovating the property to its current grandeur.

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August 23, 2009
Enjoy some R&R at a top-notch B&B: Add Stonehurst to your must-stay list
By Yvonne Betowt
The Huntsville Times, Huntsville, Alabama
By Yvonne Betowt
The Huntsville Times, Huntsville, Alabama

ATLANTA - Having never been a guest at a bed-and-breakfast, I was excited when I learned that my husband and I would be staying in Stonehurst Place on a recent overnight visit to Atlanta. It was more than I ever imagined. It will be difficult to stay in a traditional hotel room after the Stonehurst Place experience.

The 113-year-old home, built in 1896 by George Burch Hinman, became known as the "Hinman House." It belonged in Hinman's family until the death of his daughter, Ruth, in 1996. It was a traditional B&B for nine years before being purchased in May 2007 by Barb Shadomy, who has a home in Germany as well as Atlanta. After a 14-month refurbishing project, the exquisite B&B reopened Oct. 8. "Our contractors were leaving through the back as our first guests were coming in the front door," Shadomy wrote in an e-mail.

Stonehurst Place has been dubbed a "Hidden Gem" by Tripadvisor.com and voted one of 14 Favorite Romantic Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns by iLoveInns.com. Shadomy - who has a post-graduate degree in design - invested more than $1 million in renovating the two-story Arts and Crafts-style home in Atlanta's Midtown. She said she spent as much money remodeling the home as buying it.

Stonehurst Place is just minutes from the World Congress Center, the Georgia Aquarium and The World of Coca-Cola (both must-see attractions), the Georgia Dome (for all you Alabama-Virginia Tech fans without reservations going to the game there Sept. 5) and many other entertainment venues. Marta, Atlanta's public-transit system, is just a four-block walk if you can stand the humidity and heat at this time of the year.

'An oasis'

The host of the romantic inn, Trenell Smith, makes guests feel at right at home but treats them like royalty. She plays many roles as the innkeeper, including hostess, chef, historian, tour guide, maintenance worker and anything else to make guests comfortable. The front porch overlooking Piedmont Avenue is filled with comfortable chairs, tables and magazines for leisurely reading time. Guests must press a button to gain initial admittance to the home and are given keys for after hours when Smith retires to her own home at the back of the property.

It's a good thing she is nearby in case you lock yourself out of your bathroom at 11 p.m. (I did), but she came within minutes to unlock it, still smiling.

The foyer has a large, round table with a guest register and a place for comments. One visitor called Stonehurst "an oasis in an urban setting." A Facebook comment said: "Throughout Stonehurst Place you see Shadomy's unfailing eye for design and detail. Her vision is a fluid one and everything - each piece of furniture, all the artwork and all the lighting fixtures - have a backstory." Trenell is happy to share them with guests and visitors.

Snacks are always available for the asking, and a smorgasbord of candy, fruit and soft drinks is offered in the small front sitting room from 6 to 10 nightly. Adjacent to the foyer is a gargantuan dining room with a banquet-sized table. But you don't have to eat at any particular time or with anyone else. Just tell Trenell when you want to eat, and it will be ready when you sit down.

We had a scrumptious breakfast of berries and cream (with a touch of organic honey), a mushroom and spinach frittata, sweet buttered cinnamon toast, signature coffee, tea and juice. My stepdaughter and her husband, who live a five-minute drive away, joined us for breakfast.

National Register

The bedrooms (downstairs) and suites (upstairs) have immaculate wooden floors. The rooms are elegantly decorated with huge beds and chairs, tons of pillows, incredible artwork, including some pieces by Andy Warhol, beautiful fireplaces and oversized bathrooms with spas or multi-head showers. Each room and suite has a name: Piedmont, Farnsworth, Hinman, Gables and Master Suite. We stayed in the Gables Suite, which overlooks the front yard with its dancing-lobsters fountain. (You have to see it to appreciate it.) It was converted from the original nanny rooms and has two large rooms with designer pieces of furniture and artwork.

The house features the old and the new for its visitors. It includes artwork many museums would love to have, along with high-speed and Wi-Fi Internet access, electronics charging and iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and work desks. The house, on the National Historic Register, was built using EarthCraft House standards. It even received the EarthCraft and Southface Renovation Project of the Year award in February. Stonehurst Place has solar panels that provide hot water for the home and two 1,700-gallon cisterns that capture rainwater for landscaping purposes.

The B&B has been featured on several TV programs, including HGTV Home and Garden's "Ground Breakers." One of my favorite places in the house (besides the dining room where breakfast was served) was the sleeping porch with comfy chairs and tables for dining, lounging or working, if possible to work in such a relaxed environment. You also have the opportunity to meet other guests there, unlike at most hotels.

I especially like the fact that Stonehurst Place is pet-friendly, but my cats prefer to stay at home.

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July 29, 2009
Stonehurst Place named Hidden Gem by online travel giant TripAdvisor
Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Inn, has been dubbed a Hidden Gem of the Atlanta Guide on TripAdvisor.com. The recognition from the online travel giant featured a guest comment from a Trip Advisor member from North Carolina...

Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Inn, has been dubbed a Hidden Gem of the Atlanta Guide on TripAdvisor.com. The recognition from the online travel giant featured a guest comment from a Trip Advisor member from North Carolina.

"Stonehurst Place is a feast for the eyes and soul, with beauty and comfort everywhere we looked. We warmed ourselves by the fire and went to sleep between luxurious sheets on a mattress that felt incredible. I wanted to stay forever." TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest and most popular travel community in the world with more than 10 million registered users and attracts greater than 31 million monthly visitors.

In addition to being named a Hidden Gem on TripAdvisor, Stonehurst Place has received recognition from various organizations, including DailyCandy.com, CH46 CBS Atlanta, WSBTV and Southface, for its luxurious and environmentally friendly accommodations which indulge guests in exquisite surroundings.

"It's just thrilling to hear those kind of reviews from our guests," said owner Barb Shadomy after learning the news. "We continually strive to make sure our guests enjoy the very finest pampering retreats and that each stay feels special."

Stonehurst Place proudly showcases original pieces of work from several artists including Andy Warhol, Dale Chihuly, Candida Hoefer and others as well as an original Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman and a cabinet filled with vintage Hermes handbags. Each of the three suites and two rooms with private baths at Stonehurst Place are designed to let the guests be enveloped in luxurious comfort while enjoying state of the art amenities.

Stonehurst Place, originally built in 1896, features a Solar Thermal system that heats the water used throughout the home. Ten solar panels on the roof supply heat to three 105-gallon hot water storage tanks in the basement. Rainwater is collected into two 1700-gallon cisterns as an environmentally conscious solution to irrigate the property’s landscaping.

Stonehurst Place is proud to do its part to help the environment and uses organic products in the specially prepared breakfasts served to guests.

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July/August, 2009
From National Geographic Traveler magazine: Long Weekends in the Southeast
The people have spoken, and what they've said... can guide you to... Stonehurst Place.

Georgia: Belly Up to Atlanta

The people have spoken, and what they've said—at online reader ratings sites such as TripAdvisor, Urbanspoon, and Yelp—can guide you to some of the hottest/coolest eats in Atlanta. A top vote-getter is Seasons 52, a grill and wine bar emphasizing freshly harvested food and "exceptional taste with fewer calories." FLIP Burger Boutique garners raves for its "fine dining between two buns," and longtime chic dining spot Bacchanalia still gets top marks in the pricey-but-worth-it category. What to do between meals? Wash it all down at the World of Coca-Cola, a Yahoo! Travel reader favorite.

LOGISTICS: Downtown is a ten-mile drive from Atlanta International Airport. Lodging: Stonehurst Place. Historic midtown home, five suites, from $199; www.stonehurstplace.com. Dining: Seasons 52, www.seasons52.com; FLIP, www.flipburgerboutique.com; Bacchanalia, www.starprovisions.com. Best link: www.atlanta.net.

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June 26, 2009
Historic Stonehurst Place Bed & Breakfast Named Romance Winner
Stonehurst Place, a luxury B&B in Atlanta, Georgia, is named as one of 14 Favorite Romantic Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns by iLoveInns.com. The award-winning travel Web site announced the winners of the Travelers' Choice for Romance Award as selected by guests. This is the first year for the award. Staff with the California-based company compiled and reviewed candid guest comments regarding romantic celebrations at various inns and which drew the most guest praise for romance....

Stonehurst Place, a luxury B&B in Atlanta, Georgia, is named as one of 14 Favorite Romantic Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns by iLoveInns.com. The award-winning travel Web site announced the winners of the Travelers' Choice for Romance Award as selected by guests. This is the first year for the award. Staff with the California-based company compiled and reviewed candid guest comments regarding romantic celebrations at various inns and which drew the most guest praise for romance.

"We always enjoy reading the reviews couples post on our site to discover the magic that renews and recharges their relationships," says Deborah Sakach, publisher at iLoveInns.com.

The award recognizes the romantic inns and what made them so special. Stonehurst Place was the only retreat in Georgia to be honored with making this prestigious list.

Stonehurst Place, originally built in 1896, features three suites and two rooms with private bath to choose from. Guests can enjoy a wide array of fine art, luxurious pampering and soothing privacy while staying in a historic property renovated to be eco-friendly. Among the environmentally friendly efforts are a Solar Thermal system that heats water used in the home and two 1700-gallon cisterns that hold harvested rain water for landscaping. More than $1 million dollars was spent renovating the property to its current grandeur.

For more information on the special features at Stonehurst Place and the deluxe offering we have for guests please browse our website. Stonehurst Place is a luxury, eco-friendly bed and breakfast in Atlanta, Georgia USA, in an 1896 National Historic Register home. Transformed by award-winning renovation led by designer/owner Barb Shadomy. Perfect for business and leisure travel as well as romantic getaways.

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April 2009
From Go AirTran, the in-flight magazine: Rest Assured
...Interior designer Barbara Shadomy is one such innovator who made a sustainable – and stylish – statement with her first project out of design school. When she purchased a renovated and restored historic home on the largest lot in Midtown Atlanta, she knew she had her work cut out for her. In addition to harvesting rainwater, Stonehurst Place... recycles grey water (non-industrial waste water generated from dish washing, laundry, etc.) – but implementing it was a struggle because the city didn't have certain regulations and guidelines in place...

REST ASSURED

You can sleep soundly at these eco-friendly B&Bs, knowing that the owners are making an effort to help the environment.

By Cindy Klinger

When you stay at a B&B, you expect an intimate experience.

These days, many inn owners are not only focusing on making your stay homey and comfortable, but also environmentally friendly. From the hills of the Wisconsin countryside to the streets of Harlem, bed-and-breakfasts across the country are consciously changing the hospitality industry one guest at a time.

Interior designer Barbara Shadomy is one such innovator who made a sustainable-and stylish-statement with her first project out of design school. When she purchased a renovated and restored historic home on the largest lot in Midtown Atlanta, she knew she had her work cut out for her. In addition to harvesting rainwater, Stonehurst Place (www.stonehurstplace.com; 404-881-0722) recycles grey water (non-industrial waste water generated from dish washing, laundry, etc.)-but implementing it was a struggle because the city didn't have certain regulations and guidelines in place.

The challenges didn't end there. Creating certain features, like mold-proof showers built from a single piece of Corian, was also a true exercise for her architects. "I finally got what I wanted, but things like that were a bit of a struggle because it's different," she says. And the work paid off: Stonehurst recently won EarthCraft House's 2009 Renovation Project Award...

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February 20, 2009
Stonehurst Place Receives 2008 EarthCraft Renovation Project Award
Stonehurst Place was awarded the 2008 EarthCraft Renovation Project Award from Southface Energy Institute

From Daniel Harvey, Southface Energy Institute:

"I would like to congratulate you on receiving the EarthCraft Renovation Project Award for 2008. In appreciation of your participation in the EarthCraft Renovation program and your dedication to creating an energy-efficient high performance home, we are glad to recognize your project as one of the most exceptional and comprehensive green renovations in the Atlanta area. Thank you for supporting EarthCraft and for using this home as an educational tool to teach others about the importance of energy, water, and resource conservation."

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January 31, 2009
Stonehurst Place Featured on HGTV's Ground Breakers Show
Stonehurst Place was featured in the episode entitled B&B Beautiful of Home & Garden TV's show Ground Breakers, originally broadcast January 31, 2009.

Stonehurst Place was featured in the episode entitled B&B Beautiful of Home & Garden TV's show Ground Breakers, originally broadcast January 31, 2009. Join host Justin Cave as he follows every stage of the transformation in Stonehurst Place's landscaping from ordinary to extraordinary. You'll also see how green technologies are incorporated to take care of the exquisitely designed plan and the stories that go along with getting it all done.

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January 29, 2009
Stonehurst Place wins award from Daily Candy
Stonehurst Place has been named Daily Candy Atlanta's 2008 Sweetest Things top choice for "Best Pamper"...

Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Inn, has been named DailyCandy Atlanta's 2008 Sweetest Things top choice for "Best Pamper". The online publication which features top trends in fashion, beauty, restaurants, housewares and travel made the announcement online January 29, 2009. DailyCandy first featured Stonehurst Place on October 20, 2008 in an article on its Atlanta edition titled "Sweet Home Away From Home", a story popular enough to get Stonehurst Place nominated for DailyCandy Atlanta's 2008 Sweetest Things.

"It's just such a treat to get that kind of recognition," said owner Barb Shadomy after learning the news. "What an honor that so many people thought enough of us to take the time to vote. This truly represents what we strive to be for our guests, their special pampering retreat."

Stonehurst Place proudly showcases several original art pieces of Andy Warhol, Dale Chihuly, Candida Hoefer and others as well as an original Ray Eames lounge chair and ottoman and a cabinet filled with vintage Hermes handbags. Each of the two rooms and three suites, all with private baths, at Stonehurst Place are designed to let the guests lose themselves in luxurious comfort while enjoying state of the art amenities.

Stonehurst Place, originally built in 1896, features a Solar Thermal system that heats the water used throughout the home. Ten solar collectors on the roof are connected to and supply heat to three 105-gallon hot water storage tanks in the basement. Rainwater is collected into two 1700-gallon cisterns and is used as an environmentally conscious solution to irrigate the landscaping on the property. In addition, a greywater system collects and sanitizes water from some sinks and showers and uses it for flushing toilets in the home. Stonehurst Place is proud to do its part to help the environment and uses organic products in the specially prepared breakfasts served to guests.

For additional details of all the pampering that can be enjoyed at Stonehurst Place log on to www.StonehurstPlace.com.

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November 28, 2008
Holiday Show a Real Gem
Midtown Atlanta's historic inn, Stonehurst Place, is welcoming the public for a very special artist showing. Jewelry designer Lainey Papageorge will showcase her exquisite one of a kind pieces during the two-day engagement December 5th 6p-9:30p and December 6th 2p-5p. Papageorge is also bringing two gemologists from Germany to display a variety of gems that can be put into various settings...

Midtown Atlanta's historic inn, Stonehurst Place, is welcoming the public for a very special artist showing. Jewelry designer Lainey Papageorge will showcase her exquisite one of a kind pieces during the two-day engagement December 5th 6p-9:30p and December 6th 2p-5p. Papageorge is also bringing two gemologists from Germany to display a variety of gems that can be put into various settings.

Papageorge has been making jewelry for decades. Her pieces have been featured on the cover of Lapidary Journal and she is an American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Award winner. The one-time dancer and choreographer followed her passion to create unique pieces of jewelry from Alaska to Georgia to New York with many stops in between. Papageorge is passionate about working with precious gems and minerals as well as recycling old jewelry into stunning new pieces. She was commissioned to create pieces for former Coca-Cola president Robert Goizueta and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

"It's a treat to have an artist like Lainey (Papageorge) bring her amazing pieces to show here at Stonehurst Place," says owner Barb Shadomy. "It's an exciting expression of art that fits well with our love of fine art."

Stonehurst Place, built in 1896, is the first EarthCraft Certified Inn in Metro-Atlanta. More than one million dollars was spent to extensively renovate and restore the property, including adding several environmentally friendly features like a water reclamation system that uses covered gutters to pipe collected rainwater into two 1700-gallon cisterns. The water is sent through a 6-step filtration system in the home's basement, heated with solar power and sent as clean, potable water throughout the home for drinking and other uses. A grey water system was also installed to sanitize and recycle water for other uses like flushing toilets and landscaping irrigation. The combined eco-effort is estimated to save hundreds of thousands of gallons of city water each year.

The interiors are exquisitely styled with an eclectic mix of art and antiques. Original Andy Warhol drawings from the 1960s and original photographs taken by Warhol in the 1970s are among the featured artworks displayed. Stonehurst Place also features original works from Jim Dime, Dale Chihuly, Nan Goldin, Candida Hoefer, Lee Miller and Bill Wegman. Rooms have a variety of features like original 100-year-old heart of pine floors, working fireplaces, separate sitting areas, multi-head showers, soaker tubs and heated bathroom floors.

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November 7, 2008
Dozens of international delegates learn from tour of eco-friendly Midtown Atlanta inn
Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Inn, served as the site for an educational tour of eco-friendly efforts and alternative energy use for dozens of delegates from 24 countries. The November 6, 2008 tour for the Foreign Service Nationals was part of a professional program to familiarize delegates from other countries working in U.S. Embassies in their home countries with U.S. customs and progressive applications of alternative energy use in the United States...

Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Inn, served as the site for an educational tour of eco-friendly efforts and alternative energy use for dozens of delegates from 24 countries. The November 6, 2008 tour for the Foreign Service Nationals was part of a professional program to familiarize delegates from other countries working in U.S. Embassies in their home countries with U.S. customs and progressive applications of alternative energy use in the United States.

The foreign guests were treated to a tour of the extensive renovations at Stonehurst Place with the primary focus on the eco-friendly features and detailed explanations of how those systems provide benefit.

"It's just an impressive thing to see how some Americans are taking Solar Energy and other environmentally friendly measures to make a difference. Here (Stonehurst Place) they've done so many things that other people can do just a little of and it will all help. It's just good to see how it all works together," said Thomas Schaller, Public Relations Officer for the U.S. Consulate in Munich, Germany.

Stonehurst Place, originally built in 1896, features a Solar Thermal system that works in conjunction with Rainwater Harvesting for an environmentally conscious solution to its water and water heating needs. Ten solar collectors on the roof are connected to and supply heat to three 105-gallon hot water storage tanks in the basement. The water used throughout the home comes from rainwater collected from the roof and channeled into two 1700-gallon cisterns where it is stored, then pumped as needed to a six-step filtration system in the home's basement which feeds the purified rainwater to the entire house serving all guest, kitchen and laundry needs. Then, greywater from sinks, showers, tubs and laundry is collected , filtered in a BRAC system in the basement; the filtered water then is used for flushing toilets with the excess used for landscaping irrigation.

"It's one of the largest systems of its kind in the Southeast," said Charles Cone of SOENSO. Use of the system is expected to save some 14,130 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere with approximately 27, 000 gallons of water evaporation saved from coal and nuclear use. *

Stonehurst Place boasts five private rooms each with private baths. More than $1 million dollars was spent to restore the grandeur of Stonehurst with more than $150,000.00 spent on environmental elements of the renovation. In October Stonehurst Place garnered rave reviews as a featured stop on the 2008 GSEA Tour. The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) Tour is part of the National Solar Tour which features various types of Solar use in homes and businesses across the country.

*numerical data supplied by GSEA

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November 5, 2008
Stonehurst Place in Danapop
Stonehurst Place, an eclectic mix of eco-chic meets clean European lines sprinkled with southern charm. It is Atlanta's only EarthCraft house and my kind of B&B (if we're being technical, it's actually called a boutique inn) ... Throughout Stonehurst Place you see Shadomy's unfailing eye for design and detail. Her vision is a fluid one and everything - each piece of furniture, all the artwork and all the lighting fixtures – have a backstory...

No Place Like Home

This year, the idea of travel has been seriously tweaked. With words like staycation added into everyday vernacular, the notion of stepping out and exploring your own city is becoming common practice. I have always thought there's merit to that, down economy or not, I just love the idea of wandering around your own city streets. When we travel we often do things we wouldn't normally do in our everyday life, but this doesn't have to be limited to travel that takes us far from home.

It's fair to say that I have mixed feelings about B&Bs. On one hand, I've seen my share of exquisite looking accommodations; on the other hand, my friend's anniversary B&B stay replete with an Egyptian-themed room (think pyramid and sphinx wallpaper) sounded so funny it made me NEVER want to book a stay. But more commonly, the average B&B boasts plaid and toile décor, homemade quilts, cedar chests, breakfast casseroles, chatty innkeepers, and liquor you bootlegged in. No thanks.

Enter Stonehurst Place, an eclectic mix of eco-chic meets clean European lines sprinkled with southern charm. It is Atlanta's only EarthCraft house and my kind of B&B (if we're being technical, it's actually called a boutique inn). The original house was built in 1896 by George Hinman for his wife Cara Farnsworth Hinman, then renovated in 2007 when Barb Shadomy purchased it and transformed it in to what it is today.

Throughout Stonehurst Place you see Shadomy's unfailing eye for design and detail. Her vision is a fluid one and everything – each piece of furniture, all the artwork and all the lighting fixtures – have a backstory. Shadomy has created an eclectic showplace but with a cohesive look that completely makes sense; you don't question the Warhol hanging just around the corner from a chandelier the Hinman family purchased at The Chicago World's Fair. Besides works from the Prince of Pop (I counted at least 9 Warhol pieces) Stonehurst houses an iconic Eames lounge chair with ottoman, a curio cabinet displaying vintage Hermès handbags, Bill Wegman lithographs, a Christo photograph, Dale Chihuly blown glass, and the entire 12-issue Flair magazine collection all mixed with historic Hinman family relics. It should be noted that all the artwork is original.

The five guest rooms are equally opulent but never garish. The three rooms on the main level are an homage to both Hollywood and the Hinman family. The Farnsworth and Piedmont rooms mirror each other in appearance and are Los Angeles in the 1940's with Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth as the inspiration.

The Hinman room showcases a four-poster bed with a dreamy canopy made to look like twinkling stars. Shadomy does a remarkable job of including modern amenities like flat screen televisions and gadget docking stations that somehow still seamlessly blend with the décor. Upstairs, the Gables Suite and the Master Suite, redefine luxe; they don't just hold sumptuous amenities, they are true sanctuaries.

Several items worth mentioning - all beds in Stonehurst Place are fitted with 1,000 count Egyptian cotton sheets, perfect to really sink into. And all the bedrooms have private bathrooms – think showers with multiple heads, heated towel holders, marble flooring, Thymes bath products, and plush robes.

And the food? Well, innkeeper Trenell Smith will whip up just about anything you can think of in the kitchen. I was treated to her homemade lemon poppy muffins drizzled with cream cheese icing (I still dream about them).

Stonehurst also boasts exquisite common areas including a music room, and several outdoor porches that blend the comfort of the indoors with the glory of the outdoors, including fully stocked bars – lovely for sipping something special.

Also, the eco-standards are incredibly progressive – whole-house icynene insulation to reduce energy use, efficient HVAC systems and low-VOC materials to improve indoor air quality, rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling, and ten solar thermal panels that heat the hot water used throughout the inn.

To fully understand the posh microcosm of Stonehurst Place, I must emphasize that this is my wish for a much larger trend in Atlanta. Let this be the shift from the false southern persona to a more modern reality. For Atlanta to be seen as cosmopolitan as any other major American city.

While I think Stonehurst is a completely unique experience, search around your own city for a night away. Even if your travel budget is tight, stay focused on quality…because right now in particular, it's all about escaping a bit, even if it's just for a single night.

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October 20, 2008
Stonehurst Place in the Daily Candy
Get ready to set a higher bar at new Stonehurst Place. Owner Barb Shadomy's London design schooling stands front and center at the city's first EarthCraft-certified B&B...

Sweet Home Away from Home

Stonehurst Place B&B Opens

Everybody loves a sleepover. Waffles are nearly guaranteed. And how better to judge people than by their books and furnishings?

Get ready to set a higher bar at new Stonehurst Place. Owner Barb Shadomy's London design schooling stands front and center at the city's first EarthCraft-certified B&B.

The five rooms are appointed with touches of art deco and art nouveau glamour, multihead showers and soaking tubs, and working gas fireplaces.

If that doesn't impress you, the china cabinet in the reception room will. It's filled with vintage Hermès bags. And original Warhol sketches and photos hang on the walls.

Two parlors are stocked with wine, liquor, chilled mixers, juices, and sparkling water. And they do a mean tea service and breakfast omelet.

Or waffle. All you have to do is ask.

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October 14, 2008
Stonehurst Place Reopens with Wedding Celebration
Midtown Atlanta's historic inn, Stonehurst Place, is again welcoming guests after an extensive restoration and renovation to turn the rustic Bed & Breakfast into an enviable retreat rivaling the best boutique hotels. An intimate wedding with more than 60 guests were the first to enjoy the comforts of the uniquely styled inn which features several noteworthy features including an eclectic mix of art and antiques...

Midtown Atlanta's historic inn, Stonehurst Place, is again welcoming guests after an extensive restoration and renovation to turn the rustic Bed & Breakfast into an enviable retreat rivaling the best boutique hotels. An intimate wedding with more than 60 guests were the first to enjoy the comforts of the uniquely styled inn which features several noteworthy features including an eclectic mix of art and antiques. Among the featured art is four original drawings from Andy Warhol from the late 1960s and four original photographs taken by Warhol in the early 1970s all bought from Timothy Taylor Gallery in London. Other original art in the home includes the work of Jim Dime, Dale Chihuly, Nan Goldin, Candida Hoefer, Lee Miller and Bill Wegman.

The wedding took place on the back lawn by the pond. Then guests enjoyed a catered affair complete with live music as they roamed throughout the home, originally built in 1896.

Among the five rooms available at Stonehurst Place are two rooms styled in 1940s Hollywood glamour each with their original 1940s bathroom restored to pristine condition and a gas burning fireplace. The Hinman, aptly named for the home's original owner, boasts an elegant sitting area at the foot of the bed next to the fireplace and a bathroom complete with a luxurious soaking tub and multi-head shower. Upstairs guests can choose from two suites. The Gables has a sitting area with perfectly inviting 100-year old heart of pine flooring original to the home and a view of the property's gardens with Warhol art on display and an expansive retreat area that includes 2 closets, a desk nook and an exquisite multi-head shower. The Master Suite has a separate office area, sitting area with working fireplace, fully stocked bar and massive bath area with soaker tub, expansive multi-head shower, double vanity and walk-in closet.

More than $1 million dollars was spent to restore the grandeur of Stonehurst and more than $150,000.00 was spent to make sure that several impactful environmental measures were a part of the renovation. Stonehurst Place is the first EarthCraft Certified Inn in Metro-Atlanta and the home features a water reclamation system that uses covered gutters to pipe collected rainwater into two 1700-gallon cisterns. The water is sent through a 6-step filtration system in the home's basement, heated with solar power and is sent as clean, potable water throughout the home for drinking and other uses. Water from sinks, laundry and showers are chlorinated and used as grey water in the home for flushing toilets and for irrigation of the extensive landscaping at Stonehurst Place. The combined eco-effort is estimated to save hundreds of thousands of gallons of city water each year.

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October 4, 2008
Georgia Solar Tour
Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Inn, garnered rave reviews as a featured stop on the 2008 GSEA Tour. The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) Tour is part of the National Solar Tour which showcases various types of Solar use in homes and businesses across the country...

Stonehurst Place, Atlanta's first EarthCraft Certified Inn, garnered rave reviews as a featured stop on the 2008 GSEA Tour. The Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) Tour is part of the National Solar Tour which showcases various types of Solar use in homes and businesses across the country.

Stonehurst Place, originally built in 1896, features a Solar Thermal system that works in conjunction with Rainwater Harvesting for an environmentally conscious solution to its water and water heating needs. Guests on the solar tour marveled at the elegance of Stonehurst Place and the extensive renovation efforts that included solar and other environmentally progressive measures while preserving the historical integrity and beauty of the B & B.

Ten solar collectors on the roof are connected to and supply heat to three 105-gallon hot water storage tanks in the basement. The water used throughout the home comes from rainwater collected from the roof and channeled into two 1700-gallon cisterns where it is stored, then pumped as needed to a six-step filtration system in the home's basement which feeds the purified rainwater to the entire house serving all guest, kitchen and laundry needs. Then, greywater from sinks, showers, tubs and laundry is collected , filtered in a BRAC system in the basement; the filtered water then is used for flushing toilets with the excess used for landscaping irrigation.

"It's one of the largest systems of its kind in the Southeast," says Charles Cone of SOENSO. Use of the system is expected to save some 14,130 pounds of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere with approximately 27, 000 gallons of water evaporation saved from coal and nuclear use. *

Stonehurst Place boasts five private rooms each with private baths. Two rooms are styled in 1940s Hollywood glamour each with a working gas fireplace. The Hinman, named for the home's original owner, boasts an elegant sitting area next to a working fireplace and a spacious bathroom complete with a luxurious soaking tub and multi-head shower. Guests can choose from two upstairs suites. The Gables has a sitting area with stunning 100-year old heart of pine flooring and a view of the property's gardens and an expansive bedroom area with 2 closets, a desk nook and an exquisite multi-head shower. The MasterSuite has a separate office area, sitting area with working fireplace, and a massive bath area with soaker tub, expansive multi-head shower, double vanity and a walk-in closet. More than $1 million dollars was spent to restore the grandeur of Stonehurst and more than $150,000.00 was spent on environmental elements with the renovation.

*numerical data supplied by GSEA

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September 15, 2008
WSB-TV: Clark Howard Tells You How Going Green Will Give You A Tax Credit
Stonehurst Place on Piedmont Avenue is the best of the old and the new. It was first built in 1896, but when it reopens as a bed and breakfast it will have green technology to save energy and money....

Stonehurst Place on Piedmont Avenue is the best of the old and the new. It was first built in 1896, but when it reopens as a bed and breakfast it will have green technology to save energy and money.

The solar panels on the roof will be how the bed and breakfast will get its hot water.

"The glycol, which is a conduit, carries hot fluid down here, transfers into cold water, which is then stored in these tanks on a hot day. All this hot water generated from the sun will then be used in the bed and breakfast," said contractor Orion Hanson.

On an overcast day, gas water heaters will help boost the water to 120 degrees.

"The owner of Stonehurst Place was ahead of her time – because she missed out on a tax credit you can grab for yourself! It's called the Georgia Clean Energy Property Tax Credit. And if you get solar hot water panels, you can get a 35 percent credit on your state income tax," said Clark.

That's on top of the 30% federal tax credit you can also get. And the people who put in the panels said it'll slash your hot water bill.

"It can save about 75% per year normally used for water heating," said Charles Cone with the Soenso Company.

The state is also giving credits to people who buy windmills for their homes. The wind turbines generate electricity and reduce the need for dirty coal-powered energy.

"Now, if you decide to do this, the state tax credit is complicated," said Clark. "Get a tax professional to help you before you spend the money on the system. But if you play your cards right, you'll help the environment and your wallet at the same time."

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March 24, 2008
WSB-TV: Going Green Champion of the Week
Built in 1896, this week's Going Green Champion was ahead of its time then and now Stonehurst Place will be ahead of our time after a substantial green renovation.

Built in 1896, this week's Going Green Champion was ahead of its time then and now Stonehurst Place will be ahead of our time after a substantial green renovation.

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