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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities.
A Taste of Southern Comfort
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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and ...
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CR Rae writes about U.S. travel, including family-friendly activities. She likes to find unique, off-the-beaten-path things to do in even the biggest cities. Traveling the highways and byways, she finds the dirt on the back roads and the ins and outs of some of the most fun and interesting places -- giving you, the traveler, those little tidbits of info to get the most from your travels.
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This Civil War home offers a beautiful and relaxing place to stay plus...good ol' southern home cookin'.

The Coleman House, centrally located between Augusta, Macon and Savannah Georgia is in the city of Swainsboro. This city of 7,000 offers visitors plenty of history and much more.

The Coleman House, located at 323 North Main Street is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was built between 1900 and 1904. It was the home of the James Amascus Colman family.

James, better known as Tobe, was a part of the Second Georgia troops of Stapleton's regiment during the Civil War. Tobe became wealthy from a sawmill business he opened after the war. But his business endeavors did not end there. He also owned and operated a funeral home, opera house, mercantile and gristmill with his brother. He did not stop there...as he was the first president of the Citizen's Bank of Swainsboro and had his hand in politics as County Commissioner and the Georgia State Legislature.

Today his beautiful Victorian mansion, now a bed and breakfast, is owned by Innkeepers David and Connie Thurman.

With nine beautifully decorated rooms, visitors take a step back in time in the cosy, comfortable rooms amidst the beautiful antiques and claw foot tubs. A comfortable get away with modern day amenities, cable TV, telephones and much more.



The comfort does not stop at the homey rooms...the Coleman House is known for its "comfort food". Lunch is served everyday except Saturday's. Monday through Friday guests can order from the menu or enjoy the southern style buffet.



On Sunday's the hallway of the Coleman House is home to a large buffet of southern delectables including fried chicken, cornbread, muffins, salads, (you have to have the grape salad) corn on the cob, glazed carrots, casseroles, chicken and dumplings, fish and a variety of meats...but let's not forget the mac and cheese! Oh...and dessert? Ummm, the chocolate chess pie is a must and there is so much more.

Guests are served in several different rooms that are fully decorated to meet the southern charm of the Inn. A couple of rooms have unique gifts and you can "set a spell" on the large veranda. It feels more like you are enjoying a meal in someones home rather than a restaurant.

Kick back and enjoy this "southern charming" home away from home.

A few facts...the house is 10,000 square feet with 98 windows, 500 spindles, 2,000 feet of porch surrounds the house. A window walk is on top of the house and the second and third floors have a tower projection. On the exterior there are spindle friezes, corner brackets, gingerbread, dentil molding, drop pendants and finials.


 
 

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