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history : once a dairy farm, now a bed & breakfast

you will no longer see 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.

Diana & Joe at Grand Canyon
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…