historic farmhouse near Atlanta
Southern Hospitality : experience Atlanta like a local!
1) stay in a historic farmhouse near Atlanta
Experience Southern hospitality with a warm welcome at Mileybright Farmhouse bed and breakfast. Built in 1900, the house is a family home extending accommodations to travelers from near and far. Make yourself at home by settling in on the comfortable veranda overlooking lovely gardens. 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. View and select the room that is just right for you. Link to our guest rooms page.
2) dine at one of 84+ restaurants in Decatur
Nearby Decatur offers a diverse selection of dining options for every taste and whim. Most restaurants source from local farms and purveyors. Discover Indian street food at Chai Pani with vegetarian and gluten free entrées. Need MEAT? Head to Ted’s Montana for bison, beef and crab cakes. The Brick Store offers tasty fare to go with a huge selection of Belgian and micro-brews on tap. That is just a start. Link to our attractions page for more ideas.
3) support independent small businesses
Decatur has a really cute downtown district. Join locals who shop at the unique shops, art galleries and book stores. Kudzu flea market, with individually owned booths, is fun outing. Link to our attractions page for more information.
4) visit our neighborhood breweries
Mileybright Farmhouse is close to three micro-breweries. There are some good brews to discover at Three Taverns, Wild Heaven and Blue Tarp breweries. Local restaurants will have their ales on tap or pick up a growler and bottles at Ale Yeah and Beer Growler. On weekends, visit the breweries for tastings and tours. You may find yourself chatting with a brewmaster who is happy to talk about their craft. Link to our web post about a recent visit to Wild Heaven.
5) climb to the top of Stone Mountain
Mileybright Farmhouse is only 10-15 minute drive to Stone Mountain Park. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day in the park. Events are scheduled throughout the year. Many of our guests plan ahead for the October Country Living Fair.
6) ride MARTA rail to downtown Atlanta events
Kensington rail station is just two blocks from Mileybright Farmhouse. You’ll find it a breeze to hop on the train for 30 minute ride into Atlanta without the worries of traffic and parking. Friendly MARTA attendants are on hand to help you purchase a rail pass.
7) can’t decide what to do?
Find out what is happening at Mileybright Farmhouse, in Decatur and the Atlanta area on our ‘what’s up’ blog page. Don’t miss seasonal events such as the Dogwood Festival, Decatur Book Festival and DragonCon. There is a list with links for music and upcoming events. Link to our what’s up blog page.
reviews : what your fellow travelers have to say
from around the globe, near and far, they come to visit
“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.”
“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 Diana were exceedingly nice and helpful (even driving me to the pharmacy and waiting with me for my antibiotics Rx). The room was very comfy. I would definitely stay here again and will recommend it to friends who come to Atlanta.”
“My wife and I stayed in the Forkner suite 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!”
“We stayed Christmas Eve, it was our 5th time 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. 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!”
Find us at 3244 Covington Hwy, Decatur, Georgia 30032.
We have two resident house cats. We try to keep them out of guest rooms. If you have bad allergies, be warned.
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