Macon, GA, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Macon

Home/Apartment
Excellent
25 reviews
2br Home/Apartment
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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The SpacePrivate suite in a historic home in downtown Macon, Georgia. The suite includes bedroom with queen sized bed, attached bathroom, sunroom with seating area and screened-in porch. Guest AccessYou will have access to essentially the back portion of the house which includes sunroom, bedroom, bathroom, screened in porch and patio. There is plenty of on-street parking available. You have your own entrance so you don’t have to walk through the main house. The room is stocked with clean towels and sheets, toiletries and an iron. There are also maps and books about Macon to help you make the most of your stay. There is a TV with limited stations, a mini refrigerator, and an electric kettle to heat water for tea and instant coffee. We will provide you with our wifi key when you arrive. Interaction with GuestsWhen you arrive, I will show you around your suite and answer any questions you have. After that, I give you your privacy for the rest of your stay, but I am just a text message away if there are any issues. When it is time to leave, just leave your key in our mailbox on the front porch. The NeighborhoodWe are centrally located within the Macon’s downtown area in a safe, friendly historic neighborhood. We are a block from the Hay House, Cannonball House, Washington Park, and Washington library. We are a few blocks from downtown restaurants, bars, clubs, shops, theaters, galleries and museums. We are a short walk from the historic Rose Hill Cemetery and Mercer University. We are a short drive to the Allman Brother's Big House Museum, the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences and Wesleyan College. Getting AroundWe are conveniently located less than a mile from I-75 and I-16. On street parking is generally abundant. Once at our place, it is easy to walk to downtown attractions. Cabs and Uber is just a call away if you don't have a car and Groome Transportation Services provides shuttle service to and from the Atlanta airport (not within walking distance of our house.)
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The SpaceThe Harwood Cottage is a large, 1920's brick, Georgian style home with seven bedrooms and five baths. Step into The Harwood Cottage and step into the historic American South of another era. There are no hoop skirts or uniforms here. Here we move past those gallant heroes and instead celebrate the lives of the authors who wrote about them. This writers' cottage invites you to step back in time and live like an author of the great Southern Literary Renaissance of the 1920's and 30's. Step into the Jazz Age amidst authors like William Faulkner & Zelda Fitzgerald.Come and rediscover those great writers who grew up in places like Macon, Mobile, Montgomery and Moultrie. Set a spell in our world and enjoy a warm welcome with our 1920's tradition of ‘Goobers & Coke'! Rediscover the Southern novel and try your hand at Gershwin on our Viennese Grand Piano. Let the lyrical sounds of a blues guitar, transport you back to that other historic South in a time when women novelists first found a voice of their own and the pen became mightier than the sword. Relax a little and let the ambiance, aromas, art and antiques, take you on a journey of the mind...all the while feeling as though you never really left home. The Eudora Suite at The Harwood Cottage is one of six bedrooms (most with private baths), available for nightly, weekly or monthly rentals, all at a rate of $78 per night with discounts for longer stays. The Eudora Suite honors Mississippi born writer, Eudora Welty; who spent her life telling the stories of Southern girls and Southern Women. Though a Southern Gothic author, she continued to write long after most others had passed, leaving us fresh tales from the South right up until the late 1990's. The Harwood Cottage may be a historic reflection of the literary renaissance of the American South but it still comes equipped with all the modern conveniences including plenty of safe, secure off street parking, newly installed door locks (in progress) with 1920's style keys, Pur Filtered Water, Central Air Conditioning, Hot Tub, Full Laundry, Media Screening Room, Jacuzzi Spa Bath, Leading Brands Bath Accessories and Free, Ultra High Speed Internet. The Harwood Cottage is just steps past The Allman Brothers' ‘Big House' Museum on Vineville Avenue, a short distance north of Exit 164 (Hardeman Avenue) off I-75 near Macon's Downtown in the Vineville Historic District. (If you are interested in renting the entire property or in a longer ‘extended stay' visit, just send us a note and we'll be happy to go over the details with you). Please, travel safe and enjoy your stay here, in Historic Macon, the heart of Georgia. Guest AccessGuests have access to most of the house including their chosen guest room (The Eudora) and bath (Second Floor Master), the second floor media lounge, the drawing room, the conservatory, the dining room (which can be used for private meetings, (so let us know what you have in mind), the music library (with supervised use of the grand piano), the breakfast room, the old back porch, the hot tub, the barbeque (upon request), the secret garden, the motor court and the workshop (upon request). Full use of the kitchen and pantry can be arranged for special events, longer term stays or catering. Guests also have access to The Harwood Cottage Guest WiFi Network which is a state of the art ultra high speed WiFi Network with speeds approaching an astounding 150 mbps. Common areas are shared amongst guests as is the dining room, conservatory, breakfast room and drawing room during breakfast hours. Currently, the English basement is being remodeled for the addition of a fitness center, updated laundry appointments and yoga/aerobic settings in the ballet studio. The 1950's original bomb shelter with its secret entrance on the property, is also currently under-going a full restoration to mirror original specifications initially while later evolving into something altogether unique. When cleaning and air filtration is completed, the underground nuclear shelter will provide a rare opportunity to experience what it might have been like to spend a harrowing night in a Cold War Shelter. It is one of just a handful still remaining in working order after more than 60 years of silent readiness.. If you have a particularly intrepid spirit, we can make the four to six available bunks in the nuclear shelter available for a one of a kind New Year's eve or any eve event…(Note: You must sign a waiver to rent the shelter. Contact us for more details.) Interaction with GuestsTo us, the two most valuable thing about AirBnB is the people you meet and the things they teach you. Having said that, there is nothing that can bother a guest more than a staff member who keeps coming back to the table to ask, "How's it tastin'?" We love our guests here and enjoy being humorous and engaging conversationalists. However, we understand that an important part of our covenant with you is to ensure privacy, tranquility and comfort; during your stay. We never forget that Macon is a place where you arrive at only after a serious travel commitment. You need rest and above all, you need a host who respects that. So, count on us to be no more engaging than you want us to be. The Harwood Cottage is an owner occupied property. That means you have the added security of knowing that we are on call around the clock for your questions, comfort and safety. We watch the property so you don't have to. With the help of an ‘in the know' local resident, you have the advantage of having a friend in your corner who is up to date on what is happening in and around the city. That can be invaluable in cities like Macon that do not come with a dedicated travel guide book. When called upon, we help our guests by providing first-hand knowledge of restaurants, shopping, houses of worship, points of interest, historic sightseeing, museums, coffee shops, festivals, street fairs, live music, theater, the arts, antiques, recreation, sports, fitness and emergencies (police, fire, rescue, walk in clinics, hospitals and veterinarians). You can also expect to see an assistant helping out from time to time, depending on when you stay. This is a lot of house for one to manage so don't be surprised at meeting one of a dozen or so young adults who make up the third generation of family stewardship at The Harwood Cottage. These are the grandchildren of Blanche M. Harwood, for whom the house is named. Each has grown up here, visiting, exploring, learning, and creating holiday memories. Each has expressed an interest in spending time learning how to carryon the fine tradition of hospitality their grandmother taught them during her many years here. For them, this has been their home, as well. Together, we bring a commitment and a love for this place and the many fond memories we've built here. We are stewards in a family treasure we wish to share. Your hosts here will make it a point to be close enough to respond quickly to your requests yet far enough to ensure peace and privacy yet count on us to keep a watchful eye on the property while remaining ‘quietly out of the way'. Enjoy your stay! The NeighborhoodMacon is not the only city between Atlanta and Savannah to have been spared the wrath of General Sherman's ‘March to the Sea' in the closing days of the Civil War. However, it may be one of the most ideal to visit. An astounding 5,500 buildings and 11 whole neighborhoods are listed as National Historic Places. The Vineville Neighborhood is considered to be one of the most significant of these. There are amazing things all around you in Macon, beginning right next door with these two homes, both being designed by famed architect, Neel Reid. Although he grew up in Macon, Reid is considered to be one of Atlanta's foremost architects. He is credited with designing most of Ansley Park and much of Buckhead. Just a few doors down is the one time home of Greg Allman & his late brother, guitarist Duane Allman. The Allman Brothers' ‘Big House' is now a museum you can tour daily from 10am to 6pm. Each June, a reunion of band members and friends takes place on the concert gazebo recently built on the property. You can hear the blues guitars from our second floor balcony. Vineville is also home to what is arguably the region's best pizza (Ingleside Pizza), the Georgia School for the Blind, the site of the Confederate Munitions Testing Laboratories, A pair of massive live oaks planted from acorns in 1830 and one of the best French Restaurants this side of Les Halles (The Back Burner). We were recently featured on an episode of TLC's “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". My list of Macon ‘must sees' includes: The Hay House Museum (The Palace of The South), The Mansions Along College Avenue from Mercer University to Riverside Drive, The Grand Old Opera House, The Ochmulgee National Monument with its Pre-Mayan Indian Mounds, The Allman Brothers' ‘Big House' Museum, The International Cherry Blossom Festival (Each March/April), The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Nu Way Weiners and Georgia Bob's .. Getting AroundThere are taxi cab services in town as well as a bus and trolley system. Please ask upon arrival for assistance as needed or consult any of the following from this list: Radio Cab, Macon, GA(phone number hidden) Yellow Cab, Macon, GA(phone number hidden) Middle GA Taxi Servic(URL HIDDEN)(phone number hidden) YAMA Taxi, Macon, GA(phone number hidden) Macon Transit Authority(phone number hidden) Greyhound Bus Lines(phone number hidden) Mid GA Regional Airport: (website hidden) (Serviced by Silver Airways with non-stop service to Atlanta and Orlando) Other Things to NoteIf Macon seems somehow familiar to you, that isn't surprising. This area has been used in countless films and television productions including: Fried Green Tomatoes, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars, Need for Speed, Jesus of Macon, The Trip to Bountiful, Virtuous, 42, Walking Dead, Witches of East End, The Rose & The Jackal, Trouble with The Curve, Attack of The Morningside Monster, Wise Blood, Stuck and at least 43 other motion picture or television productions. Among the famous literary figures are: Catherine Brewer Benson (the first woman to earn a college degree), John Birch, Nancy Grace, Leroy Gresham, John Jung, Sidney Lanier, Neel Reid, Gwyn Hyman Rubio, Laurence Stallings, Williams Sanders Scarborough and Tennessee Williams who wrote “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" here. Truman Capote's ‘Breakfast at Tiffany's' features a heroin from Macon, GA. Among the famous actors from Macon include three time academy award nominee and two time winner for Best Supporting Actor, Melvyn Douglas; Academy Award Winner, Charles Coburn and 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer.Among the famous musicians from Macon are: Bill Berry and Mike Mills of R.E.M., Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones, Jason Aldean ‘2014 Country Music Performer of The Year', Little Richard, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers and Young Jeezy. By Among the famous athletes are: The UFC hrFighter Ken Shamrock and Major League Pitcher, John Rocker. Plan to come to Macon for the third and fourth week of March (depending on the mildness of the winter). Macon holds its annual International Cherry Blossom Festival. Macon has ov(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Yoshimo Cherry Trees here in town. By comparison, Mt. Yoshimo in Japan only has 3,000. Washington, DC has 5,000. Vancouver, the city with the second largest number of these incredible trees has 30,000. Macon beats that by a factor of 10! The blossoms turn night into day and make the streets of Macon look like a blizzard has just come through.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
31 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
The NeighborhoodLocated on historic Coleman Hill. Walking distance to many Macon attractions including , The Hay House, Woodruff House, Sydney Lanier Cottage and the Cannonball House. You may also want to take in a concert or play at the Grand Opera House or the Cox Capitol a Theater. Getting AroundIf you don't want to walk Uber is now available in Macon.
Hotel
Excellent
52 reviews
19br 3.5-star Hotel
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Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Carmichael House, Hay House, and Cannonball House. Sidney Lanier Cottage and St. Joseph's Catholic Church are also within 10 minutes.
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121br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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80br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Carmichael House and Hay House are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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83br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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95br 2.5-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Carmichael House and Hay House are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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63br 2-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Macon Little Theatre and Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 12 mi (20 km).
Hotel
Poor
4 reviews
38br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Ocmulgee National Monument and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Fort Hawkins. Macon Coliseum and Grand Opera House are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Hotel
Poor
64 reviews
57br 2-star Hotel
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Located in the heart of Macon, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Macon Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Macon Little Theatre and The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House. Museum of Arts and Sciences and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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122br 2-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, Carmichael House, and Hay House. Cannonball House and Museum of Arts and Sciences are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Hotel
Poor
60 reviews
61br 2-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Carmichael House. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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100br 2-star Hotel
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Located in the heart of Macon, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Macon Little Theatre. Carmichael House is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.
Hotel
Poor
150 reviews
58br 3-star Hotel
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Located in the heart of Macon, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Hotel
Poor
186 reviews
93br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Macon Little Theatre. Carmichael House and Cannonball House are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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101br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carmichael House, Sidney Lanier Cottage, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Grand Opera House are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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40br 2-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this motel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Macon Little Theatre and Museum of Arts and Sciences. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Carmichael House are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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120br 3-star Hotel
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Located in the heart of Macon, this motel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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80br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Macon Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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108br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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73br 2-star Hotel
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  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
Situated in Macon, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Carmichael House and Hay House are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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58br 2-star Hotel
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  • Pets Allowed
Situated in Macon, this motel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Macon Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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110br 4-star Hotel
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Located in the heart of Macon, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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86br 3-star Hotel
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Located in the heart of Macon, this hotel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Carmichael House and Hay House are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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99br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Macon Little Theatre and Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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120br 2-star Hotel
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  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
Situated in Macon, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Macon Little Theatre and Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 12 mi (20 km).
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2-star Hotel
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Red Roof Inn Macon, GA is a pet friendly, family friendly hotel. This hotel is close to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Philips Arena, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Wesleyan College, Tubman African American Museum and Historic Downtown Macon. The Red Roof Inn Macon is conveniently located near I-75, Ikon, Macon Centerplex, Hay House, Mercer University - Macon, Macon Convention Center, Georgia State Fairgrounds, Geico Insurance and Macon State College.
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115br 3-star Hotel
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Situated in Macon, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House, Carmichael House, and Hay House. Cannonball House and Sidney Lanier Cottage are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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78br 2-star Hotel
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  • Swimming Pool
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 9 mi (15 km).
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83br 2-star Hotel
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  • Wifi
Situated in Macon, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from The Shoppes at River Crossing and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Arts and Sciences and Macon Little Theatre. Hay House and Cannonball House are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Hotel
Okay
98 reviews
2-star Hotel
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Property Location Located in Macon, Days Inn Macon North is in the business district and close to Macon Little Theatre and Museum of Arts and Sciences. This hotel is within the vicinity of Hay House and Cannonball House. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary dial-up Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as a seasonal outdoor pool or make use of other amenities including barbecue grills. Dining A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and ATM/banking services. Free self parking is available onsite. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby, fees may apply.
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The SpaceThe Harwood Cottage is a large, 1920’s brick, Georgian style home with seven bedrooms and five baths. Step into The Harwood Cottage and step into the historic American South of another era. There are no hoop skirts or uniforms here. Here we move past those gallant heroes and instead celebrate the lives of the authors who wrote about them. This writers’ cottage invites you to step back in time and live like an author of the great Southern Literary Renaissance of the 1920’s and 30’s. Step into the Jazz Age amidst authors like William Faulkner & Zelda Fitzgerald.Come and rediscover those great writers who grew up in places like Macon, Mobile, Montgomery and Moultrie. Set a spell in our world and enjoy a warm welcome with our 1920’s tradition of ‘Goobers & Coke’! Rediscover the Southern novel and try your hand at Gershwin on our Viennese Grand Piano. Let the lyrical sounds of a blues guitar, transport you back to that other historic South in a time when women novelists first found a voice of their own and the pen became mightier than the sword. Relax a little and let the ambiance, aromas, art and antiques, take you on a journey of the mind...all the while feeling as though you never really left home. The Sidney Suite at The Harwood Cottage is one of four bedroom suites with private baths), available for nightly, weekly or monthly rentals, all at a rate of between $68 and $88 per night with discounts for longer stays. The Margaret Room honors writer, Margaret Mitchell. Her memories of a childhood at Stately Oaks Plantation along with the stories told by two aunts of life on The Old Dixie Highway, became the basis for her Pulitzer Prize winning novel “Gone With The Wind”. That story and the blockbuster film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, helped define the lives behind the stately entrances along this street of many names that winds down from Atlanta thtu Macon and all the way to the Florida Boarder (Metropolitan Parkway-Dogwood Drive-North Central Avenue-Old Dixie Highway-Tara Boulevard-Bear Creek Boulevard-North Expressway-MLK Jr. Parkway-Peach Blossom Trail-Atlanta Street-Old Atlanta Highway-Main Street-Brooklyn Avenue-Dixie Highway-Forsythe Street-Vineville Avenue-Hardeman Avenue –Poplar Street). The Margaret Room is the perfect addition to the Laurence or Sidney Suites when multiple family members are staying together during high traffic holiday and event weekends. It allows expansion of either or both suites into a two or three bedroom configuration. The Margaret comes with shared access to the second floor garden bath. Concierge and personal preference services are available upon request as is an overnight laundry service (first load is complimentary). The Harwood Cottage may be a historic reflection of the literary renaissance of the American South but it still comes equipped with all the modern conveniences including plenty of safe, secure off street parking, newly installed door locks (in progress) with 1920’s style keys, Pur Filtered Water, Central Air Conditioning, Hot Tub, Full Laundry, Media Screening Room, Jacuzzi Spa Bath, Leading Brands Bath Accessories and Free, Ultra High Speed Internet. Guest AccessGuests have access to most of the house including their chosen guest room and bath (The Sidney Suite with garden bath , the second floor media lounge, the drawing room, the conservatory, the dining room (which can be used for private meetings), the music library (with supervised use of the grand piano), the breakfast room, the winter garden, the hot tub, the barbeque (upon request), the secret garden, the motor court and the workshop (upon request). Full use of the kitchen and pantry can be arranged for special events or catering. Guests also have access to The Harwood Cottage Guest WiFi Network which is a state of the art ultra high speed WiFi Network with speeds approaching an astounding 150 mbps. Common areas are shared amongst guests as is the dining room, conservatory, breakfast room and drawing room during breakfast hours. Currently, the English basement is being remodeled for the addition of a fitness center, updated laundry and yoga room. The mid-century bomb shelter with its secret entrance on the property, is also currently under-going a full restoration to original specifications to provide a rare opportunity to experience what it would be like to spend a harrowing night in a Cold War Nuclear Bunker, deep under-ground. We expect to have that experience online and ready to go by mid-2015. Interaction with GuestsTo us, the two most valuable thing about AirBnB is the people you meet and the things they teach you. Having said that, there is nothing that can bother a guest more than a staff member who keeps coming back to the table to ask, "How's it tastin'?" We love our guests here and enjoy being humorous and engaging conversationalists. However, we understand that an important part of our covenant with you is to ensure privacy, tranquility and comfort; during your stay. We never forget that Macon is a place where you arrive at only after a serious travel commitment. You need rest and above all, you need a host who respects that. So, count on us to be no more engaging than you want us to be. The Harwood Cottage is an owner occupied property. That means you have the added security of knowing that we are on call around the clock for your questions, comfort and safety. We watch the property so you don’t have to. With the help of an ‘in the know’ local resident, you have the advantage of having a friend in your corner who is up to date on what is happening in and around the city. That can be invaluable in cities like Macon that do not come with a dedicated travel guide book. When called upon, we help our guests by providing first-hand knowledge of restaurants, shopping, houses of worship, points of interest, historic sightseeing, museums, coffee shops, festivals, street fairs, live music, theater, the arts, antiques, recreation, sports, fitness and emergencies (police, fire, rescue, walk in clinics, hospitals and veterinarians). You can also expect to see an assistant helping out from time to time, depending on when you stay. This is a lot of house for one to manage so don’t be surprised at meeting one of a dozen or so young adults who make up the third generation of family stewardship at The Harwood Cottage. These are the grandchildren of Blanche M. Harwood, for whom the house is named. Each has grown up here, visiting, exploring, learning, and creating holiday memories. Each has expressed an interest in spending time learning how to carryon the fine tradition of hospitality their grandmother taught them during her many years here. For them, this has been their home, as well. Together, we bring a commitment and a love for this place and the many fond memories we’ve built here. We are stewards in a family treasure we wish to share. Your hosts here will make it a point to be close enough to respond quickly to your requests yet far enough to ensure peace and privacy yet count on us to keep a watchful eye on the property while remaining ‘quietly out of the way’. Enjoy your stay! The NeighborhoodMacon is not the only city between Atlanta and Savannah to have been spared the wrath of General Sherman’s ‘March to the Sea’ in the closing days of the Civil War. However, it may be one of the most ideal to visit. An astounding 5,500 buildings and 11 whole neighborhoods are listed as National Historic Places. The Vineville Neighborhood is considered to be one of the most significant of these. There are amazing things all around you in Macon, beginning right next door with these two homes, both being designed by famed architect, Neel Reid. Although he grew up in Macon, Reid is considered to be one of Atlanta’s foremost architects. He is credited with designing most of Ansley Park and much of Buckhead. Just a few doors down is the one time home of Greg Allman & his late brother, guitarist Duane Allman. The Allman Brothers’ ‘Big House’ is now a museum you can tour daily from 10am to 6pm. Each June, a reunion of band members and friends takes place on the concert gazebo recently built on the property. You can hear the blues guitars from our second floor balcony. Vineville is also home to what is arguably the region’s best pizza (Ingleside Pizza), the Georgia School for the Blind, the site of the Confederate Munitions Testing Laboratories, A pair of massive live oaks planted from acorns in 1830 and one of the best French Restaurants this side of Les Halles (The Back Burner). We were recently featured on an episode of TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”. My list of Macon ‘must sees’ includes: The Hay House Museum (The Palace of The South), The Mansions Along College Avenue from Mercer University to Riverside Drive, The Grand Old Opera House, The Ochmulgee National Monument with its Pre-Mayan Indian Mounds, The Allman Brothers’ ‘Big House’ Museum, The International Cherry Blossom Festival (Each March/April), The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Nu Way Weiners and Georgia Bob’s BBQ… Getting AroundThere are taxi cab services in town as well as a bus and trolley system. Please ask upon arrival for assistance as needed or consult any of the following from this list: Radio Cab, Macon, GA(phone number hidden) Yellow Cab, Macon, GA(phone number hidden) Middle GA Taxi Servic(URL HIDDEN)(phone number hidden) YAMA Taxi, Macon, GA(phone number hidden) Macon Transit Authority(phone number hidden) Greyhound Bus Lines(phone number hidden) Mid GA Regional Airport: (website hidden) (Serviced by Silver Airways with non-stop service to Atlanta and Orlando) Other Things to NoteIf Macon seems somehow familiar to you, that isn’t surprising. This area has been used in countless films and television productions including: Fried Green Tomatoes, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars, Need for Speed, Jesus of Macon, The Trip to Bountiful, Virtuous, 42, Walking Dead, Witches of East End, The Rose & The Jackal, Trouble with The Curve, Attack of The Morningside Monster, Wise Blood, Stuck and at least 43 other motion picture or television productions. Among the famous literary figures are: Catherine Brewer Benson (the first woman to earn a college degree), John Birch, Nancy Grace, Leroy Gresham, John Jung, Sidney Lanier, Neel Reid, Gwyn Hyman Rubio, Laurence Stallings, Williams Sanders Scarborough and Tennessee Williams who wrote “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” here. Truman Capote’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ features a heroin from Macon, GA. Among the famous actors from Macon include three time academy award nominee and two time winner for Best Supporting Actor, Melvyn Douglas; Academy Award Winner, Charles Coburn and 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer.Among the famous musicians from Macon are: Bill Berry and Mike Mills of R.E.M., Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones, Jason Aldean ‘2014 Country Music Performer of The Year’, Little Richard, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers and Young Jeezy. Among the famous athletes are: The UFC Fighter Ken Shamrock and Major League Pitcher, John Rocker. Plan to come to Macon for the third and fourth week of March (depending on the mildness of the winter). Macon holds its annual International Cherry Blossom Festival. Macon has ov(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Yoshimo Cherry Trees here in town. By comparison, Mt. Yoshimo in Japan only has 3,000. Washington, DC has 5,000. Vancouver, the city with the second largest number of these incredible trees has 30,000. Macon beats that by a factor of 10! The blossoms turn night into day and make the streets of Macon look like a blizzard has just come through.
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The SpaceWALKING DISTANCE TO SHOPPING AND RESTAURANTS AND MUCH MORE. Guest AccessPOOL, NEAR BY HEALTH CLUB. Interaction with GuestsVERY LITTLE INTERACTION WITH RESIDENCE OCCUPANT. The NeighborhoodNORTH MACON IS ONE OF THE MOST DESIRED COMMUNITIES IN MACON Getting AroundCLOSE TO PUBLIC BUS STOP, AND GROOM AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION. Other Things to NoteNO DRUG, NO DISORDERLY CONDUCT ALLOWED
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The SpaceThe suite is located on the 3rd floor of the Old Macon Library above Macon's Library Ballroom. We are also an events venue. Mulberry United Methodist hosts weekly services on Sunday mornings between 8:30-11AM in our ballroom on the 2nd floor of the building. There could be some noise effecting the suite during the hours. That being said, it's a wonderful time to step out and enjoy some of Macon's wonderful Breakfast/Brunch options! Interaction with GuestsIt is rare for us to interact with guests during their stay. Directions for obtaining keys will be given at booking confirmation. We will try to meet upon check-in if available.
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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The SpaceSpacious with great views (from apartment, not just the main house). One bedroom, but 50 people could fit into living room for an event. If you want to house more people overnight, we can accommodate more with air mattresses or sleeping bags. Extra charges apply. Ask if you need details. The house is next to Coleman Hill park, across the street from the Woodruff House and near the Hay House and Mercer Law School. Walk to heart of Cherry Street in 10 minutes (a little over 1/2 mile) and to Mercer University in 20 minutes (a little over a mile, pretty much straight down College Street). Safe neighborhood. Great lodging for Mercer football games! We'd like guests to stay two nights those weekends, and we may raise the price. But for now, it's a regular rental. We have a newborn in the main house; the partying needs to be at reasonable noise levels. This space has been a standard apartment and we will be converting it into a furnished unit (with washer and dryer, etc.) The space is relatively spartan right now -- queen bed plus a daybed that lays out into a queen (comfortable but quite near the floor). If particular amenities not listed are important, let us know. That may speed up the furnishing process. Guest AccessWi-fi access provided Kitchen Deck Parking
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This beautiful bedroom (Queen-size) is ten minutes away from downtown Macon (Mercer Medical and Law schools). Dining & Shopping nearby. Kitchen has everything.Covered back porch opens to quiet yard.
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This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
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The SpaceThe Harwood Cottage is a large, 1920's brick, Georgian style home with six available bedrooms and three full baths across two upper levels for guests. The house is dedicated to my mother, the late Blanche Harwood Cappelano, who was an avid reader of Southern Gothic novels especially by Eudora Welty and Harper Lee. She believed in Southern hospitality and often used her favorite quote to illustrate her passion for it by saying, "Let me live my life by the side of the road, and be a friend to man." Step into The Harwood Cottage and step into the historic American South of another era. There are no hoop skirts or uniforms here. Instead, we celebrate the lives of the authors who wrote about them. This writers' cottage invites you to step back in time and live like an author of the great Southern Literary Renaissance of the 1920's and 30's. Step into the Jazz Age amidst authors like William Faulkner & Zelda Fitzgerald.Come and rediscover those great writers who grew up in places like Macon, Mobile, Montgomery and Moultrie. Set a spell in our world and enjoy a warm welcome with our 1920's tradition of ‘Goobers & Coke'! Rediscover the Southern novel and try your hand at Gershwin on our Viennese Grand Piano. Let the lyrical sounds of a blues guitar, transport you back to that other historic South in a time when women novelists first found a voice of their own and the pen became mightier than the sword. Relax a little and let the ambiance, aromas, art and antiques, take you on a journey of the mind...all the while feeling as though you never really left home. There are six rooms or suites available at The Harwood Cottage depending on family in residence. They include: The Williams Suite (named for Tennessee Williams & William Faulkner), The Eudora Suite (named for Eudora Welty), The Zelda Suite (named for Zelda Fitzgerald), The Laurence Suite (named for Laurence Stallings), The Sidney Suite (named for Sidney Lanier) and The Margaret Suite (named for Margaret Mitchell). Each author is honored with a room theme and at least one copy of a novel from the Southern Literary Renaissance in each room. Each room or suite rents for $58-88/night. (Please note: The seperate first floor William Suite may or may not be included in your whole house rental depending on your needs and our on-going commitment to The Georgia Academy for the Blind, The Macon Symphony, Mercer University and Wesleyan College. The importance of supporting these august local institutions is a priority both we and our guests must gladly share lest we lose them!) The Harwood Cottage may be a historic reflection of The American South but it still comes equipped with all the modern conveniences including plenty of safe, secure off street parking, newly installed door locks (in progress) with 1920's style keys, Pur Filtered Water, Central Air Conditioning, Hot Tub, Full Laundry, Media Screening Room, Jacuzzi Spa Bath, Leading Brands Bath Accessories and Free, Ultra High Speed Internet. The Harwood Cottage is just steps past The Allman Brothers "Big House" Museum on Vineville Avenue, a short distance north of Exit 164 (Hardeman Avenue) off I-75 near Macon's Downtown in the Vineville Historic District. (If you are interested in renting the entire property or in a longer ‘extended stay' visit, just send us a note and we'll be happy to go over the details with you). Please, travel safe and enjoy your stay here, in Historic Macon, the heart of Georgia. Guest AccessGuests have access to most of the house including their chosen guest room (The Williams) and bath (First Floor Full), the second floor media lounge, the drawing room, the conservatory, the dining room (which can be used for private meetings, (so let us know what you have in mind), the music library (with supervised use of the grand piano), the breakfast room, the old back porch, the hot tub, the barbeque (upon request), the secret garden, the motor court and the workshop (upon request). Full use of the kitchen and pantry can be arranged for special events, longer term stays or catering. Guests also have access to The Harwood Cottage Guest WiFi Network which is a state of the art ultra high speed WiFi Network with speeds approaching an astounding 150 mbps. Common areas are shared amongst guests as is the dining room, conservatory, breakfast room and drawing room during breakfast hours. Currently, the English basement is being remodeled for the addition of a fitness center, updated laundry appointments and yoga/aerobic settings in the ballet studio. The 1950's original bomb shelter with its secret entrance on the property, is also currently under-going a full restoration to mirror original specifications initially while later evolving into something altogether unique. When cleaning and air filtration is completed, the underground nuclear shelter will provide a rare opportunity to experience what it might have been like to spend a harrowing night in a Cold War Shelter. It is one of just a handful still remaining in working order after more than 60 years of silent readiness.. If you have a particularly intrepid spirit, we can make the four to six available bunks in the nuclear shelter available for a one of a kind New Year's eve or any eve event…(Note: You must sign a waiver to rent the shelter. Contact us for more details.) Interaction with GuestsTo us, the two most valuable thing about AirBnB is the people you meet and the things they teach you. Having said that, there is nothing that can bother a guest more than a staff member who keeps coming back to the table to ask, "How's it tastin'?" We love our guests here and enjoy being humorous and engaging conversationalists. However, we understand that an important part of our covenant with you is to ensure privacy, tranquility and comfort; during your stay. We never forget that Macon is a place where you arrive at only after a serious travel commitment. You need rest and above all, you need a host who respects that. So, count on us to be no more engaging than you want us to be. The Harwood Cottage is an owner occupied property. That means you have the added security of knowing that we are on call around the clock for your questions, comfort and safety. We watch the property so you don't have to. With the help of an ‘in the know' local resident, you have the advantage of having a friend in your corner who is up to date on what is happening in and around the city. That can be invaluable in cities like Macon that do not come with a dedicated travel guide book. When called upon, we help our guests by providing first-hand knowledge of restaurants, shopping, houses of worship, points of interest, historic sightseeing, museums, coffee shops, festivals, street fairs, live music, theater, the arts, antiques, recreation, sports, fitness and emergencies (police, fire, rescue, walk in clinics, hospitals and veterinarians). You can also expect to see an assistant helping out from time to time, depending on when you stay. This is a lot of house for one to manage so don't be surprised at meeting one of a dozen or so young adults who make up the third generation of family stewardship at The Harwood Cottage. These are the grandchildren of Blanche M. Harwood, for whom the house is named. Each has grown up here, visiting, exploring, learning, and creating holiday memories. Each has expressed an interest in spending time learning how to carryon the fine tradition of hospitality their grandmother taught them during her many years here. For them, this has been their home, as well. Together, we bring a commitment and a love for this place and the many fond memories we've built here. We are stewards in a family treasure we wish to share. Your hosts here will make it a point to be close enough to respond quickly to your requests yet far enough to ensure peace and privacy yet count on us to keep a watchful eye on the property while remaining ‘quietly out of the way'. Enjoy your stay! The NeighborhoodMacon is not the only city between Atlanta and Savannah to have been spared the wrath of General Sherman's ‘March to the Sea' in the closing days of the Civil War but it may be one of the best to visit. An astounding 5,500 buildings and 11 whole neighborhoods are listed as National Historic Places. The Vineville Neighborhood is considered to be one of the most significant of these. There are amazing things all around you in Macon, beginning right next door with this home and the one next door, both designed by Neel Reid, considered one of Georgia's foremost architects who is credited with building most of Ansley Park and much of Buckhead, in Atlanta. Just a few doors down is the home of Duane and Greg Allman, guitarists extraordinaire. I have heard Greg Allman and his friends playing guitar on late Spring nights from my second floor balcony. Vineville also boasts the region's best pizza (Ingleside Pizza), the Georgia School for the Blind, the site of the Confederate Munitions Testing Laboratories, A pair of massive live oaks planted from acorns in 1830 and one of the best French Restaurants this side of Les Halles (The Back Burner). If I were coming to Macon, I'd want to see The Hay House, College Avenue, The Opera House, The Indian Mounds National Monument, The Allman Brother's Museum, The Cherry Blossoms in March, Nu Way Weiners and Georgia Bob's Barbeque. Getting AroundThere are taxi cab services in town as well as a bus and trolley system. Other Things to NotePlan to come to Macon for the third and fourth week of March (depending on the mildness of the winter). Macon holds its annual International Cherry Blossom Festival. Macon has ov(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Yoshimo Cherry Trees here in town. By comparison, Mt. Yoshimo in Japan only has 3,000. Washington, DC has 5,000. Vancouver, the city with the second largest number of these incredible trees has 30,000. Macon beats that by a factor of 10! The blossoms turn night into day and make the streets of Macon look like a blizzard has just come through.
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The SpaceThe Harwood Cottage is a large, 1920's brick, Georgian style home with seven bedrooms and five baths. Step into The Harwood Cottage and step into the historic American South of another era. There are no hoop skirts or uniforms here. Here we move past those gallant heroes and instead celebrate the lives of the authors who wrote about them. This writers' cottage invites you to step back in time and live like an author of the great Southern Literary Renaissance of the 1920's and 30's. Step into the Jazz Age amidst authors like William Faulkner & Zelda Fitzgerald.Come and rediscover those great writers who grew up in places like Macon, Mobile, Montgomery and Moultrie. Set a spell in our world and enjoy a warm welcome with our 1920's tradition of ‘Goobers & Coke'! Rediscover the Southern novel and try your hand at Gershwin on our Viennese Grand Piano. Let the lyrical sounds of a blues guitar, transport you back to that other historic South in a time when women novelists first found a voice of their own and the pen became mightier than the sword. Relax a little and let the ambiance, aromas, art and antiques, take you on a journey of the mind...all the while feeling as though you never really left home. The William Suite at The Harwood Cottage is one of six bedrooms (most with private baths), available for nightly, weekly or monthly rentals, all at a rate of $68 per night with discounts for longer stays. The William Suite is the only available first floor suite with easy access steps from the Motor Court (handicap access can be made available with one week's prior notice). The Williams Suite honors two great Southern writers, Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner. Williams wrote his seminal play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" just a few blocks from here. The Williams Suite comes with a private bath which remains available for convenience on an as need basis during daytime hours. Please note that the William Suite bath is equipped with a standing shower only. Concierge and personal preference services are available upon request as is an overnight laundry service (first load is complimentary). The Harwood Cottage may be a historic reflection of the literary renaissance of the American South but it still comes equipped with all the modern conveniences including plenty of safe, secure off street parking, newly installed door locks (in progress) with 1920's style keys, Pur Filtered Water, Central Air Conditioning, Hot Tub, Full Laundry, Media Screening Room, Jacuzzi Spa Bath, Leading Brands Bath Accessories and Free, Ultra High Speed Internet. The Harwood Cottage is just steps past The Allman Brothers' ‘Big House' Museum on Vineville Avenue, a short distance north of Exit 164 (Hardeman Avenue) off I-75 near Macon's Downtown in the Vineville Historic District. (If you are interested in renting the entire property or in a longer ‘extended stay' visit, just send us a note and we'll be happy to go over the details with you). Please, travel safe and enjoy your stay here, in Historic Macon, the heart of Georgia. Guest AccessGuests have access to most of the house including their chosen guest room (The Williams) and bath (First Floor Full), the second floor media lounge, the drawing room, the conservatory, the dining room (which can be used for private meetings, (so let us know what you have in mind), the music library (with supervised use of the grand piano), the breakfast room, the old back porch, the hot tub, the barbeque (upon request), the secret garden, the motor court and the workshop (upon request). Full use of the kitchen and pantry can be arranged for special events, longer term stays or catering. Guests also have access to The Harwood Cottage Guest WiFi Network which is a state of the art ultra high speed WiFi Network with speeds approaching an astounding 150 mbps. Common areas are shared amongst guests as is the dining room, conservatory, breakfast room and drawing room during breakfast hours. Currently, the English basement is being remodeled for the addition of a fitness center, updated laundry appointments and yoga/aerobic settings in the ballet studio. The 1950's original bomb shelter with its secret entrance on the property, is also currently under-going a full restoration to mirror original specifications initially while later evolving into something altogether unique. When cleaning and air filtration is completed, the underground nuclear shelter will provide a rare opportunity to experience what it might have been like to spend a harrowing night in a Cold War Shelter. It is one of just a handful still remaining in working order after more than 60 years of silent readiness.. If you have a particularly intrepid spirit, we can make the four to six available bunks in the nuclear shelter available for a one of a kind New Year's eve or any eve event…(Note: You must sign a waiver to rent the shelter. Contact us for more details.) Interaction with GuestsTo us, the two most valuable thing about AirBnB is the people you meet and the things they teach you. Having said that, there is nothing that can bother a guest more than a staff member who keeps coming back to the table to ask, "How's it tastin'?" We love our guests here and enjoy being humorous and engaging conversationalists. However, we understand that an important part of our covenant with you is to ensure privacy, tranquility and comfort; during your stay. We never forget that Macon is a place where you arrive at only after a serious travel commitment. You need rest and above all, you need a host who respects that. So, count on us to be no more engaging than you want us to be. The Harwood Cottage is an owner occupied property. That means you have the added security of knowing that we are on call around the clock for your questions, comfort and safety. We watch the property so you don't have to. With the help of an ‘in the know' local resident, you have the advantage of having a friend in your corner who is up to date on what is happening in and around the city. That can be invaluable in cities like Macon that do not come with a dedicated travel guide book. When called upon, we help our guests by providing first-hand knowledge of restaurants, shopping, houses of worship, points of interest, historic sightseeing, museums, coffee shops, festivals, street fairs, live music, theater, the arts, antiques, recreation, sports, fitness and emergencies (police, fire, rescue, walk in clinics, hospitals and veterinarians). You can also expect to see an assistant helping out from time to time, depending on when you stay. This is a lot of house for one to manage so don't be surprised at meeting one of a dozen or so young adults who make up the third generation of family stewardship at The Harwood Cottage. These are the grandchildren of Blanche M. Harwood, for whom the house is named. Each has grown up here, visiting, exploring, learning, and creating holiday memories. Each has expressed an interest in spending time learning how to carryon the fine tradition of hospitality their grandmother taught them during her many years here. For them, this has been their home, as well. Together, we bring a commitment and a love for this place and the many fond memories we've built here. We are stewards in a family treasure we wish to share. Your hosts here will make it a point to be close enough to respond quickly to your requests yet far enough to ensure peace and privacy yet count on us to keep a watchful eye on the property while remaining ‘quietly out of the way'. Enjoy your stay! The NeighborhoodMacon is not the only city between Atlanta and Savannah to have been spared the wrath of General Sherman's ‘March to the Sea' in the closing days of the Civil War. However, it may be one of the most ideal to visit. An astounding 5,500 buildings and 11 whole neighborhoods are listed as National Historic Places. The Vineville Neighborhood is considered to be one of the most significant of these. There are amazing things all around you in Macon, beginning right next door with these two homes, both being designed by famed architect, Neel Reid. Although he grew up in Macon, Reid is considered to be one of Atlanta's foremost architects. He is credited with designing most of Ansley Park and much of Buckhead. Just a few doors down is the one time home of Greg Allman & his late brother, guitarist Duane Allman. The Allman Brothers' ‘Big House' is now a museum you can tour daily from 10am to 6pm. Each June, a reunion of band members and friends takes place on the concert gazebo recently built on the property. You can hear the blues guitars from our second floor balcony. Vineville is also home to what is arguably the region's best pizza (Ingleside Pizza), the Georgia School for the Blind, the site of the Confederate Munitions Testing Laboratories, A pair of massive live oaks planted from acorns in 1830 and one of the best French Restaurants this side of Les Halles (The Back Burner). We were recently featured on an episode of TLC's “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo". My list of Macon ‘must sees' includes: The Hay House Museum (The Palace of The South), The Mansions Along College Avenue from Mercer University to Riverside Drive, The Grand Old Opera House, The Ochmulgee National Monument with its Pre-Mayan Indian Mounds, The Allman Brothers' ‘Big House' Musuem, The International Cherry Blossom Festival (Each March/April), The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Nu Way Weinters and Georgia Bob's Barbeque. Getting AroundThere are taxi cab services in town as well as a bus and trolley system. Please ask upon arrival for assistance as needed or consult any of the following from this list: Radio Cab, Macon, GA(phone number hidden) Yellow Cab, Macon, GA(phone number hidden) Middle GA Taxi Servic(URL HIDDEN)(phone number hidden) YAMA Taxi, Macon, GA(phone number hidden) Macon Transit Authority(phone number hidden) Greyhound Bus Lines(phone number hidden) Mid GA Regional Airport: (website hidden) (Serviced by Silver Airways with non-stop service to Atlanta and Orlando) Other Things to NoteIf Macon seems somehow familiar to you, that isn't surprising. This area has been used in countless films and television productions including: Fried Green Tomatoes, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars, Need for Speed, Jesus of Macon, The Trip to Bountiful, Virtuous, 42, Walking Dead, Witches of East End, The Rose & The Jackal, Trouble with The Curve, Attack of The Morningside Monster, Wise Blood, Stuck and at least 43 other motion picture or television productions. Among the famous literary figures are: Catherine Brewer Benson (the first woman to earn a college degree), John Birch, Nancy Grace, Leroy Gresham, John Jung, Sidney Lanier, Neel Reid, Gwyn Hyman Rubio, Laurence Stallings, Williams Sanders Scarborough and Tennessee Williams who wrote “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" here. Truman Capote's ‘Breakfast at Tiffany's' features a heroin from Macon, GA. Among the famous actors from Macon include three time academy award nominee and two time winner for Best Supporting Actor, Melvyn Douglas; Academy Award Winner, Charles Coburn and 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer.Among the famous musicians from Macon are: Bill Berry and Mike Mills of R.E.M., Chuck Leavell of The Rolling Stones, Jason Aldean ‘2014 Country Music Performer of The Year', Little Richard, Otis Redding, The Allman Brothers and Young Jeezy. Among the famous athletes are: The UFC Fighter Ken Shamrock and Major League Pitcher, John Rocker. Plan to come to Macon for the third and fourth week of March (depending on the mildness of the winter). Macon holds its annual International Cherry Blossom Festival. Macon has ov(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Yoshimo Cherry Trees here in town. By comparison, Mt. Yoshimo in Japan only has 3,000. Washington, DC has 5,000. Vancouver, the city with the second largest number of these incredible trees has 30,000. Macon beats that by a factor of 10! The blossoms turn night into day and make the streets of Macon look like a blizzard has just come through.