The 1842 Inn boasts a rich history and a grand presence on the edge of downtown Macon. The breathtaking Greek revival antebellum mansion was built by former Macon Mayor, John Gresham in 1842, and 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 create 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 and paintings, and intimate parlors make 1842 Inn popular for local business and civic group meetings – it is true Southern hospitality at its finest.