4:00pm – 7:00pm (advance reservations only)
As we are a husband and wife operated Bed & Breakfast Inn, we do not staff a reception desk 24 hrs. a day. If you have special needs, please discuss them with us in advance. With advance notice, we can accept arrivals after 7:00pm but absolutely no later than 9:00pm. Please be advised that arrivals between 7:00-8:00pm will incur a $15 surcharge and arrivals between 8:00-9:00pm will incur a $30 surcharge. Arrivals after 9:00pm will be considered “no shows” as referenced in our cancellation policy below. We also are unable to accommodate early “check-ins” prior to 4:00pm.
Not later than 11:00am
SMOKING & FLAMMABLES
We do not allow smoking, candles, oil lamps, incense or any other flammable items in the house or on any of the porches or balconies. Outdoor cooking or grilling is likewise prohibited.
10 years & older, well behaved & well supervised
Pets are not allowed due to allergies & cleaning standards
For the exclusive use of our registered guests, only. Due to security and liability issues, non-registered guests are not permitted on the premises.
A NOTE ABOUT LUGGAGE
As most of our rooms are on the second floor and there is no elevator, you will need to carry your luggage up the stairs (there are 22). Those wheeled bags that are great for airports are not very useful on stairs because of their weight. Please remember that if you can’t carry it, we won’t be able to either.
We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover.
100% of the total reservation amount will be payable and charged to your credit card 7 days prior to your arrival date. Cancellations with less than 7 days’ notice and “no shows” will be held responsible for the total reservation amount. “No shows” are defined as not arriving to claim the room reserved, or arriving after the designated and agreed upon check-in time.
SPECIAL EVENT / HOLIDAY / GROUP RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY
For special event dates, holidays, or for group reservations, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total reservation amount will be charged to your credit card 30 days prior to arrival. The remaining 50% of the total reservation amount will be charged to your credit card 2 weeks prior to arrival. Cancellations of reservations for special event dates, holidays, or group reservations with less than 30 days’ notice, but more than 2 weeks’ notice, will forfeit the room deposit of 50% of the total reservation amount. Reservations cancelled with less than 2 weeks’ notice will be held responsible for payment of the entire reservation amount. A group reservation is any group reserving 3 or more rooms together or individually for the same reason. Special events include guests of weddings and reunions. Holidays include but are not limited to: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, Valentine’s Day, Presidents’ Day weekend, Easter weekend, Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, Columbus Day weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
CHANGES TO RESERVATIONS
Any requests for changes to a reservation (either for a different date or room) received after the date of initial payment due, is at the sole discretion of the innkeeper, and if granted, will incur a $25 per room charge.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a B&B or Bed and Breakfast?
Every B&B or Bed and Breakfast property fits into one of the following categories*:
Homestay – an owner occupied private home with one to three rooms available for guests. The business aspect of the B&B is secondary to the use of the dwelling as a private residence.
Bed and Breakfast Inn or B&B – usually owner operated with four to twenty rooms available for guests. The building’s primary use is for business. Breakfast is the only meal served and only to overnight guests.
Country Inn – this is a type of bed and breakfast with six to thirty rooms that usually operates as a restaurant in addition to lodging and serves at least one meal in addition to breakfast.
Bed and Breakfast Hotel – usually an historic structure with thirty or more rooms offering breakfast.
The Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast is a B&B with 8 guest rooms. Kim and Susan Egelseer have chosen to devote their time entirely to making your stay most enjoyable and memorable.
* Derived from PAII (Professional Association of Innkeepers) publications
How are B&B's different from Hotels and Motels?
|Most B&B’s are operated within residential homes that are usually of a unique or historic nature.||Historic/unique atmosphere
|One of-a-kind experience
Quiet & relaxing
|Most B&B’s are operated by Owner/Innkeepers||Owner vs. employee perspective||Personal concierge service|
|Have between 4 – 20 guest rooms||Small number of rooms||Exclusive & private|
|Operate by advance reservations only||Not open to the general public||Safe, secure, & private|
|Provide limited check-in hours||No late night arrivals||A good night’s sleep|
|Individually decorated & furnished rooms||Unique, non-institutional atmosphere||Comfortable & relaxing|
|Provide a full hot breakfast, snacks, & refreshments included in the rate||No additional add-on charges||Convenient, great value|
|Provide free WIFI||No additional add-on charge||Better value|
|Provide free on-site parking||No additional add-on charge||Convenient + better value|
Will I have to share a bathroom?
Each of the 7 guest rooms at the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast feature a private in-room bath with shower, tub or both.
How will my room be furnished?
Room size – Victorian houses tend to have lots of small rooms. Antebellum houses tend to have huge rooms with high ceilings. Most rooms in the Americus Garden Inn are incredibly spacious with 12-foot ceilings.
Room decor – Victorian houses tend to be more formal, frilly, ornate, and very often have lots of delicate items on display. Antebellum houses tend to be more casual and functional. The Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast is decorated in a comfortable, non-cluttered fashion to allow you the space to unwind and relax.
Bath amenities/hairdryer – Most B&B’s provide bathing basics such as soap and shampoo. The Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast supplies signature bath amenities by GREENWICH BAY TRADING COMPANY, made right here in the United States. You will have bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, bath gel and moisturizer. All guest rooms are equipped with hairdryers.
Will there be a television?
Each guest room in the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast contains a television and a VCR. For your viewing enjoyment, you may borrow a video from our library. There are no televisions in the common areas.
Is wireless internet available?
What can I expect to be served for breakfast?
At the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast, we believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We also believe that healthy meals should be balanced and delicious. Every morning, it is our pleasure to prepare and serve a 3-course sit down breakfast for our guests to savor. Freshly ground Americus Garden Inn Signature Blend Coffee is ready by 7:00AM every morning. Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8:00am – 9:30am. We offer SIX kinds of juice (not just orange) and freshly baked bread, biscuits, scones or muffins. This is followed by a fruit course. A hot entree, usually an egg and cheese dish, is accompanied by one of over 50 varieties of pancakes. We make our pancakes from scratch (no mixes), and we cook them to order so they will be hot off the griddle, just for you. Every effort is made to keep our meals healthful with fresh fruits, whole grains and low fat dairy products. If you have special dietary needs, such as gluten free or vegan, please call us to discuss your personal situation in advance of your stay so that we may prepare to provide you with the best possible experience.
Will I have to interact with other guests?
At the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast, we make every effort to tailor your visit to your individual preference. We have a variety of table sizes, and offer breakfast from 8:00am – 9:30am as opposed to a set time, to allow more flexibility to our guests. Our breakfast/dining room is available to you, as our guest, 24 hours a day. There are soft drinks, hot water for teas, cocoa or hot cider, coffee, fruit and snacks. If you are lucky, there might be leftover muffins from breakfast. We have several common areas to choose from when you are looking for a attraction to relax outside of your room.
What are common areas?
At the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast you have lots of space to enjoy. There is a beautiful living room with a baby grand Yamaha Disklavier piano. The breakfast/dining room is available 24 hours a day with coffee, tea, cocoa, soft drinks, fruit and snacks. The owner’s area is totally separate from the guest area so the common areas are for your pleasure. Off of the hall on the upper level, there is a balcony with a table and seating for four which is available to all guests. Outdoors, there is ample seating on the porch, around the veranda and a beautiful gazebo with a suspended swing in the middle and bench seating all the way around! Around the garden, there are benches to relax and “smell the roses”. We truly want our guests to feel welcome in our beautiful home. Therefore, we have made the decision not to host weddings or other functions which would limit other guests the opportunity to enjoy the house and the property.
What time can I check-in?
The Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast offers a check-in time between 4:00pm – 7:00pm. As we are a husband and wife team, with no employees, the time between check-out at 11:00am to 4:00pm check-in is extremely busy as we perform all necessary tasks to ensure your stay will be perfect. Therefore, we are unable to perform check-ins earlier than 4:00pm. For check-ins after 7:00pm but before 8:00pm, there is a $15 additional charge. For check-ins between 8:00pm – 9:00pm, there is a $30 charge. We cannot perform check-ins after 9:00pm.
What about pets?
We do not allow pets of any kind in the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast. However, we do have some “porch” cats that are available for lap sitting on the porch.
Will smoking be allowed?
The Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast recognizes the rights of both non-smokers and smokers. There is NO SMOKING within the inn or on any structure connected to the house. Our home is an 1847 wooden structure with no sprinklers. We also do not allow candles, incense or any other open flame device. The veranda and the upstairs balconies are designated NON SMOKING areas for fire safety reasons. We allow smoking in the gazebo.
Are children welcome?
At the Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast we have a variety of guests. Many come for romance. Many come for the history in the area. We have business guests and we have some families. The majority of our guests are adults seeking privacy and quiet. Children 10 years & older, well behaved & well supervised, are welcome. Our home is not child-proof and not safe for younger children.
Can I rent the whole house?
Whole house rentals for weddings and reunions are a common occurrence in B&B’s. If you are interested in this type of arrangement, speak directly with the owners or innkeepers. Be aware you will probably pay more than just the room rental fees as you will be using more than just the bedrooms.
We would love to host your group and offer rooms with breakfast. However, the entire property cannot be rented for any event. Directly across the park from the Americus Garden Inn is the Rees Park School building which has meeting and banquet space available. Please call us to discuss your specific needs.
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504 Rees Park
Americus, GA 31709
Owners: Susan and Kim Egelseer
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“Our stay was wonderful. The accommodations were great and breakfast was amazing.”
Sonya and Andrew
“Susan and Kim are the best hosts! This was my fourth stay at their inn and it was like visiting dear friends. They make each stay so enjoyable. The house is lovely and very comfortable. The food is superb. Stress-relieving to the nth degree!”
“Talk about attention to detail, this B&B takes care of all your needs! When you check out you feel like you’re leaving family and want to come back again soon.”