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The Stanley House ~ Marietta GA

The Stanley House Merietta GAWe arrived at the Stanley House Luxury Inn early on a balmy summer evening. Driving up to church street, our first view took our breath away! If you love Victorian homes that ooze Old Southern charm, after the War of Aggression, this is the house for you. A short stroll from the Marietta Square, you are almost in the heart of Marietta when you stay at the Stanley House B&B.

Originally the home of Feelie and Dr. Woodrow, a Methodist minister who was the first Ph.d in Georgia, the Stanley House was their 7000 sq foot summer residence. People from the lowlands chose to come summer closer to the cool mountain breezes.

We particularly enjoyed the graceful, elegant Victorian porches and patios, filled with fresh flowers, a gazebo and pretty cast iron tables. The Stanley House Luxury Inn is a beautiful place throughout.  the Stanley House

Each bed and breakfast we stay in has a completely different personality. As the door to your room opens, your imaginations rages wildly…what will be on the other side?

When the door opened to the large Savannah Room, we were greeted with a huge room done in mellow shades of blue and yellow, and lace everywhere. A pretty white fireplace was on one side of the room, topped with blue and white china vases. Being sultry, hot July, we did not use it. The huge king sized Eastlake style bed piled high with pillows, proved to be very comfortable. Flanked with antique bedside tables and lamps, it was a relaxing retreat with wireless internet for the wired set! A lovely twin iron day bed was on one side, serving well as additional seating or a place for a child to sleep. A huge antique armoire held clothing and everything we drag in.

The Stanley House ~ Marietta GATucked inside the sloping eaves was a delightful private bathroom. There is nothing more important than a PRIVATE bathroom in a B&B! The Stanley House even has some of the original plumbing fixtures, which have been moved around, but still utilized.

In the horrific heat of July, the air conditioner worked marvelously well and we were as cool as a cucumber all night.

Across the room, behind a curtained hallway, the Marietta Room beckoned Emily! Once again, she has to suffer through life as we travel with LivingHistorySites.com and bring you interesting historical places all over America. Emily woke up on her 14th birthday, in a historic Victorian home, in a patriotic dream room. The Marietta Room commands attention with the lovely red white and blue color scheme, very cool and wonderful in mid-summer. She slept in a huge king sized white wicker bed topped with pillows and fluffy bedding. Filled with patriotic touches, she felt right at home on the wicker chaise lounge, curled up with a good book, nestled next to a fireplace. Emily was a happy girl, waking up on her 14th birthday in her patriotic wonderland!

The other fun of staying in a Bed and Breakfast is wondering what they will serve you! The breakfast at the Stanley House was delicious. We began with Georgia Peach Toast, fresh from the Marietta Farmer’s Market, which was a nice touch of Georgia. Cups of fresh hot, delightfully strong coffee with cream accompanied the Georgia Peach Toast.

The Stanley House ~ Marietta GAThen, smiling Blueberry waffles with fresh blueberries, dusted with powdered sugar were served on elegant Blue Willow china and brought out to us. Huge chunks of sausage edged the plate. When you cut into the sausage, it was delicious, hearty and made the breakfast hearty. Pitchers of maple syrup and a choice of butters were offered. Pretty goblets of orange juice rounded out the meal.  This was very substantial, quite a lot of food to get you going!

The Stanley House is a short walk from the Marietta Square. We tried La Famiglia the night we spent, and were not really happy. We also tried Thaicoon (Thai food and Sushi Bar) and it restored our faith in restaurants on the Square! If you are a Gone With the Wind fan, be sure to visit the GWTW Museum: Scarlett on the Square. Do not miss the superb Marietta Museum of History, which is a very densely compacted jewel that is an absolute when exploring the history of Marietta.

Have you always dreamed of the quintessential Victorian Southern Wedding? The Stanley House specializes in elegant weddings with an Old South feel. From the moment you walk in, you will see evidence of the Stanley House being primarily a wedding destination. 

The Stanley House Inn was a very enjoyable place to stay in Marietta. Perched on what is now a busy street corner, just down from an even busier street, the roar of traffic made it a noisy place to stay (please note, we live out in the country in rolling farmland, so we are no longer in the heart of the city and this may not bother you a bit) We also heard quite a few trains thundering by and realized that the railroad tracks were very nearby. All in all, if you are used to noise, it probably would not bother you. If you want serenity and crave quiet, consider twice before booking a room. We did find a basket full of ear plugs the next morning - which might have helped!

Stanley House Inn 

236 Church Street,

Marietta, GA 30060

(770) 426-1881