A Tranquil Southern Escape - Wednesday Review

9/17/2013


The Horse Stamp Inn

Seeking a quiet hideaway to retreat to, I recently journeyed to Waverly, GA to find some much needed R&R at the luxurious Horse Stamp Inn.

The inviting images on their website hardly did justice to the arrival experience of turning down the lane and losing my breath to the iconic entrance of this southern, plantation style B&B.

The Horse Stamp Inn Epitomizes the Perfect Southern Getaway
Inn Keepers Tom and Kris Hutcheson greeted my husband and I kindly as old friends, and we immediately felt like family.

We could have easily camped out in the 1500 sq ft Sea Biscuit suite all weekend and been very satisfied watching mascot horse Belle Fleur munching away in her happy retirement, off our semi private veranda; however, we were intrigued to learn about the Hutcheson’s and explore the grounds of the Inn.
Plush Luxurious Oversized Accommodations - The Sea Biscuit Suite  
A short stroll down the stairs led us to the French provincial style dine in kitchen where we were refreshed by Tom and Kris with cheese and wine. How could we refuse a private tour of the grounds? The property seemed like an endless dream, calling to my inner explorer and urging me to look deeper.
Elegantly Rustic
After our tour we learned of the Hutcheson’s journey from Colorado to the Georgian Countryside. They poured out their hearts (and more of that generous wine), and expressed their vision and passion for setting a stage for meditation, reflection, and peace. The Horse Stamp Inn is a retreat from the hustle and bustle, a place to rejuvenate and to find healing.
Look for the signature Horses scattered throughout the interior.

They provide the ideal locale for any elegantly rustic event, from weddings to reunions. This is a place to find your self again, to get in touch with that inner voice that we all begin to lose in the madness of our daily schedule, and make memories you seek to revisit again and again. It's as if they had cast a spell meant for all who entered to unwind...hours later, after Tom’s grilled open faced sandwich’s, and a heated match of Scrabble, we reluctantly turned in for the night.

The Horse Stamp Inn property was a Pecan Orchard many years ago.
The next morning, I rose to a peaceful atmosphere created by the utterly exquisite interior design, paired with the ambient music streaming through the Inn. Eager to start the day, and working up quite the appetite I headed downstairs through the warmth of the living area to the kitchen where I was met with a delightful cup of coffee and signature plate of Kris’s Georgia Peach French Toast.
Georgia Peach French Toast - Perfectly Decadent  
Energized by the morning breeze and that southern comfort food, I decided to take a meandering stroll through the property, by myself this time.  I started with a special treat of carrots for Ms. Belle Fleur, who I was told was a rescued horse.  Going where my boots led me I took a photo tour of the property capturing each special detail I wanted to bring home with me, finally topping off our visit with a relaxing dip in the pool, which was a perfectly refreshing finale’ to our far too brief stay.
Why would you ever want to leave?
The Horse Stamp Inn is ideal for an elegant escape from the madness or a special date night with your other half. With private bathrooms in each room including a walk-in closet, they offer far more than your typical B&B. They are more than an Inn as relationships are of the highest priority to the Hutcheson’s. An hour away from Jacksonville, FL and thirty minutes from The Golden Isles (St. Simons, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, and Little St. Simons), there is plenty to keep you entertained
In short, a stay at the Horse Stamp Inn is nothing short a tranquil escape made complete by true Southern Hospitality.
Southern Hospitality done right
 The Details
  
Sea Biscuit Suite's In Room Luxuries:
  • King Size Bed
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Garden Tub
  • Walk-in Travertine Shower with dual shower heads
  • Semi-Private veranda over looking the former Pecan Orchard property
  • 600 thread count bedding
  • Feather bed mattress tops
  • Rural Country Views
  • and more...
Farm to Table Fare


Amenities:
  • Salt Water Pool
  • Rustic Barn (Great Eye Candy for Events)
  • Chickens (for farm to table fresh eggs)
  • Shooting Target (for guns)
  • Stocked Artesian Pond (fishing gear provided)
  • Fire Pit
  • Blue-berry Bushes and Vegetable Garden
  • 21' Sight Seeing Boat
  • Golf Courses nearby
  • and more...


For more information about the Horse Stamp Inn, or to make a reservation visit their website www.horsestampinn.com. Don't forget to tell them Amy sent you!

Enjoy the Journey!
xo- Amy West

























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