Amazing what a small town can do when they set their minds to create something extraordinary.
This old but solid structure on the town square was turned into a lovely and intimate hotel for business travelers and visitors to the local area. Filled with (real) antiques, (even to a very nice machine/hand made quilted bedspread in our room) and with clean, very comfortable and unusually spacious rooms and period decor, it's an utterly unexpected delight. This is NOT, it should be mentioned, a place with a uniformed doorman and impeccable refinement. You'll carry your own bags. There's no gym. There are ragged edges here and there, and it's not cheap to stay there. But it's an incredible effort by the friendly citizens in a proud country town to do something very much out of the ordinary. It beats any Marriott for character, and costs less than most of them.
Excellent country buffet meals are served in the dining room, and a nice balcony with comfortable seating overlooks the town square. (I'd pass on the free "continental breakfast" unless you only seek the minimum.)
There are antique shops, clothing stores, a book store and other retail establishments around the square. Some nice old Southern homes are in the area. Moby Dick's, a very good and very informal seafood restaurant, is just up the road about two miles. Their fried shrimp (large platter) was at least as good (and as fresh) as I've had in any of the many southern coastal port cities I've visited. Others gave very good reviews on their meals, too.
Besides business travelers and those coming for special events like Swamp Gravy, May-Haw, graduation or holidays, a traveler might come with a significant other to just get away from things. It's a wonderful place for any of those purposes. Highly recommended for a very pleasant and most unusual introduction to southwest Georgia.
- Also Known As:
- Tarrer Hotel Colquitt