What you'll find at Fair Havens is an exceptional step back in time. We have enjoyed many great experiences but this was one of the most historically accurate and relaxing stays we have ever had. This place is definitely one of our favorites here in Georgia!!
We found Fair Havens Plantation while looking for a place for my parents to stay while evacuating FL during Irma. We had no idea how wonderful the whole experience would be. Ken was so accommodating in letting them check in early, hold their room if they wanted to stay extra days and providing extra meals when they could no leave due to the storm. It was as if they were staying with family. The green room was just beautiful as was the whole plantation. My parents were able to relax and enjoy this wonderful plantation for a whole week. Five Star Experience.
We were attending a wedding in Greensboro and always avoid chain lodging as we prefer the extra touches and the camaraderie of Inn lodging. We were delighted with our stay. Our room, and all the ones we poked into, were beautifully decorated, super clean, roomy, and comfortable. The rocking chairs on the porch as well as the common areas were a nice touch. We looked forward to sitting on our porch to enjoy the spectacular sunsets. Breakfast was in the barn and featured farm to fork fare. We like to hike and were very happy with full access to the 100 plus acre property with maintained trails and lakes. A stop at the animal sheds to visit with horses, donkey, chickens and turkeys was a must. Speaking of which, we have stayed on farms where the roosters started crowing very early and failed to get a good nights sleep. Not the case at The Farmhouse Inn as the animals are about 300 yards from the rooms and the rooms are well insulated - so no barnyard sounds unless you seek them out. There are two large Great Pyrenees dogs that roam the property, They are well behaved and will join you on a hike to be sure that you stay on the trails and not get lost. There herding and protective instincts apply to humans too. We enjoyed our long breakfast table conversations with the owners, Eliis and Crystal. The access to the large solar array that provides 1/3 of the Farm's power and the restored chapel were a bonus. The quaint and historical town of Madison, GA was only 10 minutes away with plenty of shopping and restaurants. We were delighted with our stay!
My wife and I came up for a long week-end. We spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights. We went to the GA Bulldawgs game on Saturday. We loved our stay at Fair Havens. The Breakfast was good every morning and the stay was very peaceful and relaxing. Would highly recommend this B & B.
My husband and I stayed here for three nights in the princess suite and we could not have imagined a more romantic location. We loved having breakfast served to us every morning, which was always home cooked and delicious. The owner gave us a tour of the home and we enjoyed learning about the care that went in to making Fair Havens a bed and breakfast. It was a relaxed time and if we wanted to go somewhere else during the day, the town of Athens is only about 12 minutes away. Mr. Ken was very accommodating if we needed anything and was always quick to respond to any questions we had. LOVED this place and would definitely recommend this B and B to anyone!
We always have a wonderful time at The Farmhouse Inn. Is very quiet and relaxing. There are beautiful sunsets, flowers, and we enjoy seeing the farm animals as well. After a delicious breakfast, we enjoyed taking a long walk and canoeing on the river.
We rented the Farmhouse and the Hillside Cottage for a three-generation family get together and everything was perfect. The setting is magical, Crystal is a perfect host, the breakfasts include some of the best eggs and grits I've ever had, and the farm dogs, Zeus and Mud Pie, are amazing. Can't recommend the place enough.
I found this place online while looking for a last minute overnight getaway for our anniversary. The room was neat and clean and the Innkeepers were very nice. Breakfast was very good. My only complaint is that the TV in our room was tiny. I will definitely plan to return when I can stay a little longer and enjoy the property. Overall great experience!
We rented all 4 rooms at this gorgeous plantation for gradauation weekend. In addition we rented the facility in order to have a party for our sons. Ken was out of town at another graduation but a beat was not missed!! Peter and Miss T were fabulous and both made sure we had all we needed!! Highly recommend this beautiful place!
this is a lovely place to stay. We stayed at the Orchard room, on the first floor on top of the breakfast area. Picture perfect decoration with a lovely view over the grounds. There's a veranda overlooking the vast grounds where we sat in the evening enjoying a glass of wine. The hosts are fabulous, breakfast is served in the huge room with big round tables which means you're seated with other guests which is a great opportunity to interact. We arrived late and there was an envelope with the key and instructions waiting for us. Worked out perfectly. Ideal place to relax, there's a huge lake you can go canoeing. We did not have the time unfortunately as we only stayed one night. It's only 10 minutes to Madison which is a lovely town to visit.
3rd time here and another big hit! Onsite dinning is breakfast, but what a breakfast :-)! We usually stay in the main building, and this time used the "cottage". Plenty of room for 6 (2 large bedrooms & a large pull out couch). The kitchen was perfect for making dinner which we did all evenings but one, and even made cookies one day. Zorro and Mudpie (the resident canine companions) are great with young kids, and it was fun to see them since the were puppies when we were last here. Bedding and towels were clean, Crystal and Ellis always make us feel welcome. Voted "best family vacation" by our kids, and nothing happened this past week to change their minds :-). Till next year.
We had a wonderful time at the Farmhouse Inn! Our hosts were friendly and gracious. The room was neat and clean. We had fun exploring the property with Zorro (the friendly farm dog). Whether we went canoeing, used the rowboat, swung on the swings, or just sat rocking on the porch - it was a delight to be out in the country soaking up nature.
Was in town to see a concert in Athens, and can't say enough about the warmth and hospitality you will experience with Sonya and Norman's which reminds you of being at grandma and grandpa''s house. The accommodations are spacious, clean, super cozy, and the homemade breakfasts' will make you want to return again and again. Sonya and Norman go above and beyond with their guests and you feel just like family. Can't wait to go back for absolutely no other reason than to relax and enjoy the wonderful cozy accommodations, and great conversation with the sweetest people you will ever meet!
The Farmhouse Inn is a great escape from the city. There's 100 acres for kids to roam. The owners and staff are very laid-back. The breakfast was wonderful, fresh and organic food. The little town of Madison has some cute shops and restaurants as well as a few historical tours.
My husband and I were traveling to Northern South Carolina to do some hiking and needed a stop before reaching our final destination. What a pleasure it was to stay at the Chicken Coop! Sonja and Norman were very gracious hosts, After a delicious dessert treat and coffee when we arrived late in the afternoon, Sonja took us on a short tour of the property so we could take photos. We then relaxed on the porch with our guests and talked about everything! The next morning our breakfast could not have been more perfect, cudos on that chicken!! Sonya, I promise to send you my film photo of you on the porch when we get them developed. Thanks again! Mary and Eduardo Paris
We were in town for our son's graduation at UGA and had the pleasure of staying with Sonja and Norman at the Chicken Coop. It could not have been a more perfect place! The rooms were spacious and comfortable. An added surprise was the fresh strawberry desserts waiting on us when we arrived. Being in a hurry, I had mine for a late midnight snack. The next morning we awoke to a delicious breakfast that included homemade biscuits and preserves, and the best chicken we have ever eaten! Even better than the rooms and food was the warmth and friendliness received from Sonja and Norman. They made us feel right at home. We were so very blessed to have stayed here. It just made an already "Special" and memorable weekend that much more special and memorable! We can't wait to return for another stay!
What a wonderful place to get away from it all and just relax. You can do as much or as little as your heart desires. The breakfast is top notch! Crystal makes sure you well taken care of. Would definitely recommend and will stay there every chance we get. Rod from Ohio
Sonja and Norman received us like family! Just got better after we arrived! Moved into our most comfortable and inviting rooms and then opted to have our afternoon treat after our evening meal. They suggested a local restaurant for supper. Good advice! Came back and ate our delicious cobbler, brushed our teeth and then attended the Historical Oglethorpe monthly meeting in Lexington, just two miles down the road. After a good nights sleep we enjoyed the best breakfast ever! Hated to leave, but we will be back! Wish Historical Oglethorpe would meet every week!