Burke Mansion: The Ultimate Southern Bed & Breakfast
My daughter (Taylor) and I had the pleasure of staying at Macon, Georgia’s Burke Mansion. This distinctive boutique style bed and breakfast is a historical treasure (listed on the National Historic Register) in the heart of Macon.
Burke Mansion’s owners, Don and Pino, have decorated this lovely home with the most exquisite pieces of art, furniture, and decor that I have ever seen. The attention to detail, high level of hospitality, and luxury comforts make this much more than an average B&B.
After touring Macon’s popular historic homes, none of them measured up to the Burke Mansion, and every guest I spoke to agreed.
Burke Mansion: A True Leader of Ultimate Hospitality
Don and Pino model their 1887 built boutique style bed and breakfast after the Ritz Carlton’s method of serving guests. Anything you could ever have wanted in a hotel stay was available at your fingertips, and they did everything to make Taylor and I feel pampered, welcome, and part of the family.
There is no visible sign for the Burke Mansion, so we circled the block a few times before we pulled into the small driveway to go inside for check-in. Don greeted us and started the process. He went through the ins and outs of the mansion and provided us with a lovely old-fashioned brass key and menu tickets for breakfast. It took awhile to get to our room as we kept stopping to admire the home’s beautiful furnishings.
The Marianna and Mae Suite
Our room was the Marianna and Mae Suite on the second floor. An ancient, cage-like elevator was available to take our belongings upstairs, but we managed on our own. Inside our room was incredibly tall ceiling to floor closets that I would kill for in my own home.
A gorgeous painted Chinese screen stood behind the bed, making the stark white down comforter, red blanket, and throw pillow really pop. Both of the nightstands and desk at the foot of the bed had lamps for adequate lighting. A flat-screen TV hung on the wall beside the bed and offered every channel imaginable. Two chairs sitting near the windows made a great work area for me.
The Marianna and Mae Suite had a darling brick fireplace that anchored the room. It, too, was decorated with antiques, modern comforts, and attractive wall hangings; I immediately felt right at home.
The bathroom was on the small side, but the colorfully stained glass window and rainfall showerhead with glass door shower enclosure made up for the size.
Best Part of the Stay: Breakfast
Although the Burke Mansion is beautiful, comfy, hospitable, and full of history, the most attractive factor, for me, was the phenomenal breakfast. At night, guests complete their breakfast tickets and leave them for Don. The options are to eat in the dining room at a set time, or have your meal delivered to your room whenever you choose.
Our breakfast consisted of such goodies as fresh fruit, French Toast, eggs, Applewood bacon, and biscuits with fancy jams. Everything we had was delicious! Taylor and I looked most forward to breakfast each morning. Having stayed at a few bed and breakfasts, the Burke Mansion is ahead of the game by leaps and bounds with their spot-on service.
Burke Mansion’s dining room is exquisite. Precious art hangs on the walls while treasures fill the room. I could have spent days admiring Don and Pino’s collection of china, books, silver, and paintings. Huge, round tables set the scene for breakfast with the most comfortable chairs and Wedgewood china.
It’s the Little Things that Count
A stay at the Burke Mansion includes:
- Gourmet breakfast
- Afternoon reception with beverages and hors-d’oeuvres
- Evening desserts and beverages in the Parlor
- Flat screen TV with DirecTV
- 1200 thread count bed linens
- Daily newspaper
- Turn down service
- 24-hour concierge service
- Bottled water and soda available all day
- L’Occitane amenities
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Do Not Miss This B&B
If you find yourself traveling to Macon, Georgia, treat yourself by staying at the Burke Mansion. You will be pampered, have some delicious food, and get lost looking at the house’s beautiful decor. Don and Pino will take the best care of you, and you’ll leave Macon feeling rejuvenated and energized.
1085 Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA
Thanks to the Burke Mansion and the Macon CVB for hosting us on this trip. As always, reviews and options are 100% mine and unbiased.
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