AMERICUS - The beautiful and historic Americus Garden Inn, located at 504 Rees Park, is under new ownership. Kim and Susan Egelseer of Tampa, Fla., purchased the bed and breakfast in December.
"When people come to a bed and breakfast, it's like they're coming to someone's home," said Susan. "Many times, they want the interaction that goes with it."
Both Egelseers are more than happy to give their guests that interaction. Whether guests prefer a host who spends time in the inn's living room with them or would rather be left to their own devices, the Egelseers aim to make everyone's stay as enjoyable as possible.
The atmosphere of the inn is one of comfortable elegance. "Where history meets romance ... " is the phrase that greets visitors to the inn's website. Each room of the house has its own distinct personality that has been crafted to illustrate that phrase. Upon entering the 155-year-old, two-story home, visitors are greeted with the smell of freshly baked bread. All of the cooking is done in a spacious kitchen on the ground floor, just off the breakfast room. Guests who eat at the inn are treated to a cosy room with a large bay window overlooking the side garden. A sitting room is also available, complete with a baby grand piano that can be played, or can play by itself.
In addition to the general areas, two of the eight rooms available at the inn, six of which have king size beds, are found on the ground floor. The Library Suite is at the front of the house. When the house was a private residence, that room was the family library. The Veranda Room is to the back and has its own entrance from the front porch, as well as a handicap-accessible bathroom.
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