Considered to be one of the quintessential southern towns, Madison, Ga
., is filled with specialty shops
. The historic district is lined with antebellum homes that General Sherman “refused to burn” on his campaign toward the sea, thus resulting in the second largest and oldest National Register Historic Districts
in the state. Appealing to nearly every type of traveler, there’s something for everyone to enjoy when visiting Madison.
And that extends to accommodations as well, like the four-year-old James Madison Inn
“We are sort of an enigma in the boutique hotel world,” comments Jake Grant, general manager. “We are truly an independent property located in a historic small town.”
He continues, “People stay with us for not only the unique surroundings, but also for the personal service as well.”
Conveniently situated in the downtown
area, the property is perfect for a weekend getaway, allowing you to park your car and walk.
But once you check in, you might find it difficult to leave the property itself; well, at least for a couple of hours.
“The property has the charm of the old, with the convenience of the new,” says Grant. “There’s some repurposed and reused pieces throughout, such as the heart-pine floors that were reclaimed from a historic home and the fireplace, which came from an old Madison home.”
Other distinctive touches include the infusion of local culture, with original art by local artist on display and books about Madison itself, or written by Madison authors.
The guestrooms (19, with two being suites) are named after historical home in Madison and feature custom-made beds crafted from a local company.
As for the new
, the property offers free DSL/WiFi, LCD flat screen televisions, custom bedding and more for the discerning traveler. There’s also a day spa and meeting facilities located in the adjacent building.
James Madison Inn serves breakfast, and will help you select a restaurant within walking distance for lunch and/or dinner.
Whether it’s for an overnight escape or a weekend getaway, James Madison Inn provides an experience that can be only found in small southern towns.
Rates begin at $179/night, $289/night for the suites and are subjected to change. Before you book, be sure to check out their specials.
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