Create a memorable Macon, Georgia experience by staying at our unique Boutique Bed & Breakfast: for sale


Create a memorable Macon, Georgia experience by staying at our unique Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Macon, Georgia, United States of America

NEGOTIABLE

1 600 000 USD

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Heritage Boutique Hotel
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 10
Showers: 10
Parking: 20
Yield: Not Disclosed


Macon

Officially Macon-Bibb County, is a consolidated city-county located in the US state of Georgia. Macon lies near the geographic center of the state, approximately 85 miles (137 km) southeast of Atlanta, hence the city's nickname "The Heart of Georgia".

Located near the fall line of the Ocmulgee River, Macon had a 2018 estimated population of 153,095. Macon is the principal city of the Macon metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 228,914 in 2017. Macon is also the largest city in the Macon–Warner Robins Combined Statistical Area (CSA), a larger trading area with an estimated 420,693 residents in 2017; the CSA abuts the Atlanta metropolitan area just to the north.

In a 2012 referendum, voters approved the consolidation of the governments of the City of Macon and Bibb County, and Macon became Georgia's fourth-largest city (just after Columbus. The two governments officially merged on January 1, 2014.

Macon is served by three interstate highways: I-16 (connecting the city to Savannah and coastal Georgia), I-75 (connecting the city with Atlanta to the north and Valdosta to the south), and I-475 (a city bypass highway).

The city has several institutions of higher education, as well as numerous museums and tourism sites. The area is served by the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and the Herbert Smart Downtown Airport. The mayor of Macon is Robert Reichert, a former Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives. Reichert was elected mayor of the newly consolidated city of Macon-Bibb, and he took office on January 1, 2014.

History

Macon was founded on the site of the Ocmulgee Old Fields, where the Creek Indians lived in the 18th century. Their predecessors, the Mississippian culture, built a powerful chiefdom (950–1100 AD) based on the practice of agriculture. The Mississippian culture constructed earthwork mounds for ceremonial, burial, and religious purposes. The areas along the rivers in the Southeast had been inhabited by indigenous peoples for 13,000 years before Europeans arrived.

Macon developed at the site of Fort Benjamin Hawkins, built in 1809 at the fall line of the Ocmulgee River to protect the community and to establish a trading post with Native Americans. The fort was named in honor of Benjamin Hawkins, Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the Southeast territory south of the Ohio River for over 20 years. He lived among the Creek and was married to a Creek woman. This was the most inland point of navigation on the river from the Low Country. President Thomas Jefferson forced the Creek to cede their lands east of the Ocmulgee River and ordered the fort built. (Archeological excavations in the 21st century found evidence of two separate fortifications.)

Fort Hawkins guarded the Lower Creek Pathway, an extensive and well-traveled American Indian network later improved by the United States as the Federal Road from Washington, D.C., to the ports of Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana. A gathering point of the Creek and U.S. cultures for trading, it was also a center of state militia and federal troops. The fort served as a major military distribution point during the War of 1812 against Great Britain and also during the Creek War of 1813. Afterward, the fort was used as a trading post for several years and was garrisoned until 1821. It was decommissioned about 1828 and later burned to the ground. A replica of the southeast blockhouse was built in 1938 and still stands today on a hill in east Macon. Part of the fort site is occupied by the Fort Hawkins Grammar School. In the 21st century, archeological excavations have revealed more of the fort's importance and stimulated planning for the additional reconstruction of this major historical site.

As many Europeans had already begun to move into the area, Fort Hawkins was renamed "Newtown." After the organization of Bibb County in 1822, the city was chartered as the county seat in 1823 and officially named Macon. This was in honor of the North Carolina statesman Nathaniel Macon, because many of the early residents of Georgia hailed from North Carolina. The city planners envisioned "a city within a park" and created a city of spacious streets and parks. They designated 250 acres (1.0 km2) for Central City Park, and passed ordinances requiring residents to plant shade trees in their front yards.

The city thrived due to its location on the Ocmulgee River, which enabled shipping to markets. Cotton became the mainstay of Macon's early economy, based on the enslaved labour of African Americans. Macon was in the Black Belt of Georgia, where cotton was the commodity crop. Cotton steamboats, stagecoaches, and later, in 1843, a railroad increased marketing opportunities and contributed to the economic prosperity to Macon. In 1836, the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church founded Wesleyan College in Macon. Wesleyan was the first college in the United States chartered to grant degrees to women. In 1855, a referendum was held to determine a capital city for Georgia. Macon came in last with 3,802 votes.

During the American Civil War, Macon served as the official arsenal of the Confederacy manufacturing percussion caps, friction primers, and pressed bullets. Camp Oglethorpe, in Macon, was used first as a prison for captured Union officers and enlisted men. Later it held officers only, up to 2,300 at one time. The camp was evacuated in 1864.

Macon City Hall, which served as the temporary state capitol in 1864, was converted to a hospital for wounded Confederate soldiers. The Union General William Tecumseh Sherman spared Macon on his march to the sea. His troops had sacked the nearby state capital of Milledgeville, and Maconites prepared for an attack. Sherman, however, passed by without entering Macon.

The Macon Telegraph wrote that, of the 23 companies which the city had furnished the Confederacy, only enough men survived and were fit for duty to fill five companies by the end of the war. The human toll was very high.

The city was taken by Union forces during Wilson's Raid on April 20, 1865.

In the twentieth century, Macon grew into a prospering town in Middle Georgia. It began to serve as a transportation hub for the entire state. In 1895, the New York Times dubbed Macon "The Central City," in reference to the city's emergence as a hub for railroad transportation and textile factories. Terminal Station was built in 1916.

In 1994 Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall in Florida bringing 24 inches (61 cm) of rain, which resulted in major flooding in Georgia. Macon was one of the cities to suffer the worst flooding.

On May 11, 2008, an EF2 tornado touched down in nearby Lizella. The tornado then moved northeast to the southern shore of Lake Tobesofkee then continued into Macon and lifted near Dry Branch in Twiggs County. The tornado produced sporadic areas of major damage. Widespread straight-line wind damage was also produced along and south of the track of the tornado. The most significant damage was in Macon along Eisenhower Parkway and Pio Nono Avenue where two businesses were destroyed and several others were heavily damaged. Middle Georgia State College was also damaged by the tornado, snapping or uprooting around 50% of the campus trees and doing significant damage to several buildings on campus, with the gymnasium sustaining the worst damage. This tornado varied in intensity from EF0 to EF2 with the EF2 damage and winds up to 130 miles per hour (210 km/h) occurring near the intersection of Eisenhower Parkway and Pio Nono Avenue. Total path length was 18 miles (29 km) with a path width of 100 yards (91 m).

In 2012, voters in Macon and Bibb County approved a new consolidated government between the city and county, making the city's new boundary lines the same as the county's and reversing the annexation of a small portion of the city that once lay in Jones County.





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About Us

Our boutique hotel is said to be one of the finest examples of Queen Anne Victorian Architecture in the country. Located in the heart of the Historic Intown District, minutes from Navicent Medical Center, Mercer University and a short walk to Downtown. Available for One of a Kind Stays and Special Events.

The hotel sits in the heart of the historic district, the Intown neighborhood compliments the Boutique Bed & Breakfast. Lavish public rooms and distinctive suites. Guest are invited to savor hearty breakfast in our elegant dining room,  sip wine from the Mansions cellar with tasty hors d’ oeuvres served during the evening reception held in the mansion's Double Parlor and after a long day of exploring this Historic City enjoy sweet nibbles from our very own Bakery.

Accommodation

Our suites are individually designed, they vary from containing 11-foot windows and antique four-poster beds to clawfoot tubs. Each room is sure to captivate and entrance you and will be an experience all within itself. At our boutique hotel we also have a separate Carriage House with three bedrooms and two baths, dining room, Viking Kitchen and vaulted ceilings in the living room. All this will give you extra privacy if needed. We pride ourselves in our luxurious presence while maintaining personal touches and ensuring each guest enjoys every moment of their stay.

Each room at our hotel is decorated in its own unique and elegant style, and have distinct amenities and features such as antique claw-foot tubs, Jacuzzis, chandeliers, verandahs, and modern marble walk-in showers. 

Martina & Mae Suite

This suite was the Burke children sewing room. The Martina and Mae Suite has a Queen Sleigh Bed, large windows that let in natural light and views of Goddard-Scott-Huff-Johnson House.

Every room includes Complimentary Wi-Fi, Charging station for electronics, Bottled water, newspaper, Made to order breakfast, Hors d’ oeuvres reception, Evening dessert and coffee, Turn down service, L’Occitane en Provance bath amenities, Use of two robes, 1200 thread count bed linens, Large flat-screen TVs, iron and ironing board and Black-out drapes.

T.C.Burke Suite

This suite is a corner room on the east side of the second floor. The T.C.Burke Suite has a California King Four Poster Bed, large windows and stained glass that let in natural light and views of Historic homes on Georgia Avenue.

Every room includes Complimentary Wi-Fi, Charging station for electronics, Bottled water, newspaper, Made to order breakfast, Hors d’ oeuvres reception, Evening dessert and coffee, Turn down service, L’Occitane en Provance bath amenities, Use of two robes, 1200 thread count bed linens, Large flat-screen TVs, iron and ironing board and Black-out drapes.

Mary Burke Suite

This suite is a corner room on the west side of the second floor. The Mary Burke Suite has a King Four Poster Bed, large windows and stained glass that let in natural light and views of Downtown Macon. Our private executive office can be added to this suite.

Every room includes Complimentary Wi-Fi, Charging station for electronics, Bottled water, newspaper, Made to order breakfast, Hors d’ oeuvres reception, Evening dessert and coffee, Turn down service, L’Occitane en Provance bath amenities, Use of two robes, 1200 thread count bed linens, Large flat-screen TVs, iron and ironing board and black-out drapes.

Major J. Morris Bivings Cottage

The Major J. Morris Bivings Carriage House is a 2000 sq.ft. private getaway. The Carriage House Suite has two bedrooms (one King and one Queen), an office with a twin sofa bed, two baths (one with whirlpool tub one with walk-in glass shower), full dining room and great room with full kitchen and laundry.

Every room includes Complimentary Wi-Fi, Charging station for electronics, Bottled water, newspaper, Made to order breakfast, Hors d’ oeuvres reception, Evening dessert and coffee, Turn down service, L’Occitane en Provance bath amenities, Use of two robes, 1200 thread count bed linens, Large flat-screen TVs, iron and ironing board and black-out drapes.

Vincenza Suite

This suite has a separate living area and Spa bath with large walk-in shower on the second floor. The Vincenza Suite has a California King Iron bed, large windows that let in natural light and views of Downtown Macon.

Every room includes Complimentary Wi-Fi, Charging station for electronics, Bottled water, newspaper, Made to order breakfast, Hors d’ oeuvres reception, Evening dessert and coffee, Turn down service, L’Occitane en Provance bath amenities, Use of two robes, 1200 thread count bed linens, Large flat-screen TVs, iron and ironing board and Black-out drapes.

With Our Compliments

  • Morning Coffee with paper in the library.
  • Tesla car charging station available.
  • L’ Occitane En Provence amenities.
  • Chef-prepared Hearty Southern Breakfast each morning.
  • Evening reception and hors d’ oeuvres in the Parlor or your room.
  • Late-night Aperitifs and desserts in the Parlor or your room.
  • Nightly turndown service with sweets at the bedside.

Create a memorable Macon, Georgia experience by staying at our unique Boutique Bed & Breakfast.

Local Events

The Cannonball House

The Cannonball House located in Macon, Georgia, United States was constructed in 1853. The house was named the Cannonball House because of Cannonball-inflicted damage sustained during the Civil War.

Hay House

The Hay House is a stunning historical landmark in the heart of Macon, Georgia. Built from 1855 to 1859 in the Italian Renaissance Revival Style, the Hay House is open for tours, weddings, and events. Come visit us to be transported back in time!

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame is located in Macon, Georgia, USA. It is the largest state sports hall of fame in America at 43,000 square feet.

Sidney Lanier Cottage

The Sidney Lanier Cottage is a historic cottage in Macon, Georgia associated with Sidney Lanier. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 31, 1972. It is located at 935 High Street.

The Allman Brothers Band Museum - also known as The Big House - is located at 2321 Vineville Avenue in Macon, Georgia, United States. It was the home to The Allman Brothers Band's original members, their families, and various friends from 1970 to 1973. The Big House was renovated by The Big House Foundation and opened in November 2009 as an interactive museum dedicated to identifying and preserving the history of The Allman Brothers Band.

Occmulgee Indian Mounds

Welcome to Ocmulgee National Monument. This park is a prehistoric Native American site. Native Americans first came here during the Paleo-Indian period hunting Ice Age mammals. Different cultures occupied this land for thousands of years. The Mississippian culture arrived here around 900 constructing mounds for their elite. Today the mounds still remain for all to see.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Skype: cliff.jacobs

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