Built by T.C. Burke in 1887, and remodeled and enlarged
in 1905 by prominent architect and family friend, Neel
Reid, this is the only lodging in Macon listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Opening in 2016 as
a Bed & Breakfast, the elegant lady had a contemporary
function! Current owner, Dr. Fady Wanna, and manager,
Paul Griffin, have continued to preserve and protect the
mansion’s history and character.
With 13-foot ceilings, parquet floors, rich moldings, and 27 stained-glass windows, guests are transported to a different time. Visitors to Mercer University, Atrium Health, festivals, concerts, and other attractions find it a perfect respite in the middle of it all. From the grand porch, comfy beds, cozy lounges, gourmet breakfast, and complimentary welcome cocktail, there’s something for everyone.
They sponsor many non-profit events and have also hosted an array of private events from birthday parties to engagement parties, and weddings, too.
The house was recently photographed for the 2024 travel edition of Southern Living Magazine that will focus on Macon. For film buffs, Tyler Perry’s “A Jazzman’s Blues” briefly filmed here—although only the dining room has a four-second cameo. Join us, relax, and enjoy the good life.