Monday, October 12, 2009

The General Woods Inn: The Most Amazing B&B in (Very Nearly) Alabama

By Rachel

The General Woods Inn is in Rising Fawn, Georgia - the tiny corner of Georgia on I-59 between Fort Payne and Chattanooga. It is 2 hours away from Birmingham, and 25 minutes from Chattanooga - perfect for a weekend getaway!

We discovered it while trying to find somewhere to get away to for my Birthday, and I'm SO glad that we did. It is the most gorgeous, scenic, peaceful place I've ever stayed!

I can't believe I've not found it sooner. Apparently the rest of the world already discovered it - the three people before us in the guest book were from Ireland, Canada, and England. If it's worth their trip (and it was!!), then it is certainly worthwhile for us to go to!

Here’s the view of the Bed and Breakfast:

And, as beautiful as that view is, the views FROM the inn are stunning.



We stayed in The Patterson Room, which was roomy and romantic:IMG_4258

(There are only three rooms for rent, so the peacefulness is unmatched!)

We were greeted upon arriving in our bedroom with this beautiful bouquet of flowers picked out of the gardens:


The front entry is every Southern Girl’s dream of what a house is supposed to look like:IMG_4250
As is the front porch.IMG_4279

The house is named after the Man of the house, who is a Brigadier General in the US Army. He is often in D.C., so his wife Nadine decided to turn their home into a B&B to have people around while he was gone. The house is decorated with fascinating memorabilia from his long military career:




He happened to be here this weekend, so he sat and chatted with us about all sorts of fascinating things while we ate our breakfast.

And, just because this place is so fabulous, I have to share some more pictures.

The back gardens, photographed from the also-roomy back porch right off of our bedroom:

The wedding Arbor very nearly made me want to get married again:IMG_4351

I saw the flyer on their wedding package, and it is unbelievably affordable - and includes a TON of amenities!

We had planned on eating breakfast on the front porch, but the mountain sun was so blinding that I couldn’t open my eyes:

So we ate our delicious breakfast in the back gardens, instead: IMG_4347
And finally, a couple more views from the yard. IMG_4354

Chris took a 6 mile run while we were there, and said it was a wonderfully scenic and inspiring place to run:
I can't WAIT to go back to the Inn, and I would highly recommend it as the most wonderful, serene place I've ever stayed!

Portions of this post were previously published at Grasping for Objectivity in my Subjective Life


Valerie said...

Rachel that is absolutely beautiful. Love knowing about a new place to go that's not too far.

Blue Creek Home said...

What a beautiful place...and romantic too! ooh-la-la!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful place.
It was great that he was at home while you were there.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had seen this for our 10th Wedding Anniversary! We ended up staying at the Lake Guntersville State Park Lodge, which I can highly recommend as well. It's newly renovated, but I dare say that the views don't match this beautiful location you've found!

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