The 1842 Inn boasts a rich history and a grand presence on the
edge of Downtown Macon. The breathtaking, Greek Revival
mansion was built by former Macon Mayor, John Gresham, in
1842. The antebellum structure received significant upgrades
at the turn of the 20th century when the B.F. Adams family
took ownership. The mansion opened as a bed and breakfast in
1983 after an adjoining Victorian cottage was relocated to the
property to complete the grounds.
For more than 20 years, the Ed and Beverly Olson family have enjoyed their time as proprietors of 1842 Inn—son Charles leads operations today. The long-time Inn staff creates a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Out-of-town guests and local residents, alike, are invited to join a daily hospitality hour including complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar featuring the Inn’s signature drink, the Mint Julep.
The Inn’s manicured courtyard, gardens and expansive southern front porch lend the perfect setting for weddings, showers, and receptions. Macon’s only AAA Four Diamond Hotel, its 19 guest rooms, English antiques, paintings and intimate parlors make the 1842 Inn a popular spot for local business and civic group meetings. It is true Southern hospitality at its finest.