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historic farmhouse near Atlanta

Mileybright Farmhouse bed and breakfast is located in a renovated farmhouse in Decatur, Georgia (seven miles east of Atlanta).

experience true Southern Hospitality

Don’t stay in an Atlanta hotel — be comfortable — stay in this lovely home.

Enjoy a little bit of country in the city — with the sounds of birds, tree frogs, and cicadas heard from the comfortable veranda.

A one or two bedroom suite and two single guest rooms are available for overnight guests. Children are always welcome. Larger families are easily accommodated by addition of the Judge Candler guestroom with the two bedroom suite for total of three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Mileybright Farmhouse is a “home stay” bed and breakfast. The house was built as a family home. Guestrooms do not have bath rooms en suite. Judge Candler and Florie’s guestrooms have private bath rooms in the hall. The Forkner Suite has a large vanity area, separate tub/shower and toilet between the bedrooms. Florie’s guestroom, upstairs, is the most private.

Mileybright Farmhouse veranda and gardens

A continental breakfast is included with your visit.

Breakfast is served in the host’s large kitchen for Judge Candler’s and Florie’s guests. Forkner Suite guests’ private kitchen is stocked with yummy items for a self-served breakfast.

Fresh cut fruit & berries, yogurt, cranberry/walnut toast, and (meat-free) quiche is sourced from our nearby DeKalb Farmers Market. Zucchini bread is baked fresh from our garden harvest. Locally roasted Batdorf and Bronson, or Starbucks, coffee is served each morning. Nice tea selection, too.


four comfortable guest rooms

Spa toiletries and 500-count cotton bed linens provided. Not your run-of-the-mill hotel.

1 or 2 bedroom Forkner Suite

The Forkner Suite has a comfortable parlor with gas log fireplace, dining table, satellite TV, WiFi, full kitchen with dishwasher and washer/dryer, 11-foot ceilings, heart pine floors, hand-painted sink and tiled vanity, tiled shower/tub, and private deck. Each bedroom has a queen bed. Kitchen is stocked with breakfast items. Book as one or two bedrooms.

2BR $236/night or 1BR $170/night.

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Judge Candler’s guestroom

Judge Candler’s guestroom adjoins the apartment and has the use of a private bathroom with vintage claw-foot tub/shower in the hall. Bathroom is not en suite. Guestroom has a king bed, gas log fireplace, glass-topped table, easy chair, satellite TV and WiFi.


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Florie’s guestroom

Florie’s guestroom, upstairs, has the use of a private bathroom with shower in the hall. Bathroom is not en suite. Guestroom has a king bed, electric fireplace, club chair, desk, satellite TV and WiFi. Glass doors open from the hall to a private terrace overlooking the front gardens.


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“Welcoming and Relaxing! The rooms have beautiful, but comfortable, furniture (WONDERFUL beds) and avoid the cutesy, cluttered, cheesy-ness that so many B&Bs seem to have. The downstairs bathroom with claw-foot tub is divine and spa quality bubble bath was even provided! The bathrooms are not en suite (attached) but snugly bathrobes are provided.”

take a virtual tour of Mileybright Farmhouse

Mileybright front yard with snow

Find us at 3244 Covington Hwy, Decatur, Georgia 30032.

Link to Google Map.

We have two resident house cats. We try to keep them out of guest rooms. If you have bad allergies, be warned.
Connie on post
Connie, PR (Pussycat Relations).
Lucky in the garden
Lucky guards the back garden.
Connie on the front steps
Connie greets arriving guests.

once a dairy farm, now a bed & breakfast

We no longer have cows and chickens, but there is a kitchen garden out back.

Mileybright Farmhouse was originally built in 1900 by Judge John S. Candler as his country gentleman’s farmhouse and dairy farm. This historic bed and breakfast offers a country feeling in an urban setting.

The farm was the boyhood home of Tom Forkner, co-founder of Waffle House restaurants. In 1926, 425 acres of the farm became part of historic Avondale Estates. The farmhouse has been sensitively renovated to reflect the bygone era. Six fireplaces, original architectural features, covered verandas and terrace add special charm.

In 1997, Diana and Joe Simon purchased the old farmhouse. Last used as a boarding house, it was boarded up and condemned. Previous experience with renovating a 1920’s bungalow, they took on a massive restoration. A full-time project for Joe. Diana was inspired by the bold color palette of the Biltmore House. One hundred years later, the house returned to its roots of being a family home.

Big house for just two people! In 2006, they offered the suite to travelers, the first guest from Cardiff, Wales. Diana and Joe love to host guests from all over the world. Helin from Estonia was great fun. A young student from Japan taught us to make Curry Chicken. Our many returning guests are now family. Come, be our guest…

Diana & Joe at Grand Canyon

what our guests have to say

From around the globe, near and far, they come to visit..

Mileybright by Mike Nelson
Location photo shoot with Michael Nelson. Click to view his portfolio.

“My fiance and I loved it here! Diana and Joe were super nice, and they made great breakfast. They were great about recommending things to do around town, and were very accommodating to my needs in surprising my fiance. Their cat was really cute and cuddly too.”


“My wife and I Stayed here for 4 days over the Final 4 basketball weekend. Location was great, walking distance to MARTA Transportation. Downtown Decatur was fun. Locals in the area and subway were always friendly. Walking back to B & B most nights after midnight. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. House is lovely and our room more than met our needs. Overall a very good experience and would recommend to anyone that wants to stay in the city with a country feel.”

Trouble With The Curve

Trouble With the Curve, filmed at Jamie and Randy’s house.

“My wife and I stayed in the apartment for over 3 weeks while our house was being used for a Clint Eastwood movie. This was way better than an extended stay hotel. It was great to have the kitchen and laundry for such a long period as well as the relaxing gardens. Diana and Joe were excellent hosts and made sure we had a pleasant time. They even let us borrow the cats for company. We highly recommend Mileybright!”

“In January 2014 an epic snow/ice event hit Atlanta that closed most of the roads for 2+ days and paralyzed the city. I stumbled across this B&B by accident, but I’m thrilled that I ended up there. I had just been released from the hospital but had no way to get home so I ended up recovering at this B&B. Joe and Diane were exceedingly nice and helpful (even driving me to the pharmacy and waiting with me for my antibiotics Rx). The room was very comfy with it’s own heater with remote control. I would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to friends who come to Atlanta.”

Guest pics of Connie
ConnieConnie + friend

Andy Young painting of water tower
Some guests are inspired by their visit to Mileybright Farmhouse. Painting by Andrew Young, glass artist from Jackson, Mississippi. Click to link to Pearl River Glass.

“We stayed Christmas Eve and it was our 5th time staying here. The Christmas lights that Joe had strung all over the house were breathtaking! And our room had it’s own little Christmas tree. We have stayed in both the upstairs and downstairs rooms and both are incredibly comfortable and beautifully decorated. No tacky “charming” crapola… just genuine antiques and beautiful art. The breakfast in the sunny kitchen was yummy, as usual, with fresh cranberry bread and quiche, along with fruit and yogurt. Joe even gave us homemade habanero pepper jelly for our toast! And as always, Connie and Lucky, the B&B cats, greeted us at the door and made our stay extra special. What an amazing oasis of peace in the middle of a big city! We will be back, but not soon enough!”

near Atlanta area attractions

Located seven miles east of downtown Atlanta in lovely Avondale Estates just a few minutes to Decatur.

Decatur Plaza

what’s happening at Mileybright Farmhouse, in Decatur and Atlanta… find out by checking out our ‘what’s up’ page

“We LOVED LOVED LOVED downtown Decatur! It’s a very short drive from the B&B, and loaded with quaint brick-and-mortar shops and restaurants. You can park your car and walk everywhere. Very pleasant, friendly and safe. A GREAT option if you’re spending time in the Atlanta area.”

We love City of Decatur, too! It’s a wonderful small town with a vital downtown area full of unique shops and a diversified selection of restaurants and bars. Guests are crazy for the beer selection at The Brick Store. Cakes & Ales restaurant and bakery is highly regarded nationally. Up and coming musicians can be heard at Eddie’s Attic. The Decatur Book Festival is each Labor Day weekend. Not to be missed are the Art’s Festival, Beer Festival, Wine Festival and regular concerts.

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close to many Atlanta area attractions… Stone Mountain, Georgia Aquarium, The King Center and historic site, Carter Center, Fernbank Museums, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, World of Coca-Cola, Turner Field, Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Dome, Philips Arena and the World Congress Center.

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convenient to… I-285, Avondale Estates, City of Decatur, DeKalb Farmers Market, Emory University, CDC, Agnes Scott College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods, Georgia Tech, Atlantic Station and Buckhead. Thirty minutes to Hartsfield-Jackson International airport.

just two blocks to Kensington MARTA rail station…

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