Sunday, January 26, 2020

Georgia Road Trip, Part 1

Last weekend was a long weekend for us with a holiday on Monday. Daniel and I used the opportunity for a road trip in Georgia. We wanted to explore an area we hadn't been to and decided to stay in Americus, GA as our base for exploration.
As I researched hotels in Americus, I discovered the historic victorian Windsor Hotel right downtown and we decided we simply had to stay here. 
 It is run by Best Western and we found it quite affordable.


The lobby alone was worth the visit.
 Such a magnificent building and so nicely restored and maintained.




At some point during the weekend, we saw all the hotel guests taking their picture in this huge mirror. We thought we were so clever...
Our room was on the second floor, but of course we had to explore the entire hotel. 



The hotel has two restaurants, one for fine dining and the other a pub, which is where we ate. The food we had was really good. 

Of course, an old hotel like this has to have a haunting or two. We read all about it after the shutters in our room kept closing and opening by themselves. We found it interesting, but other than that, we had no ghostly visitors.
As legend has it, there is a mother and child and an old porter who still roam the hotel and try to interact with the guests.

Breakfast was served in the elegantly restored dining room. 
That was a little more breakfast than I had thought it would be, but since we ended up skipping lunch, it served us well.


If you zoom in and look at the floor, it is a mosaic of tiny tiles. 

That was only the hotel part of our trip. We were so surprised by everything we saw and visited that I am going to overwhelm you with photos in my next few posts. 
It's too much to put in one post alone. Plus, the four places we visited in the vicinity of Americus were all completely different from one another.

One thing I can say for sure, Georgia keeps surprising us. Stay tuned...

Silke

7 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great building! Glad you were able to get out of town and see a new place! That's always so uplifting.

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  2. That is a lovely hotel - I wouldn't mind staying there for a while! It looks nothing like the Best Westerns I know from here, where they are mostly rather nondescript, typical business hotels.

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  3. That's a beautiful hotel. So glad you had a good time.
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