this is a lovely place to stay. We stayed at the Orchard room, on the first floor on top of the breakfast area. Picture perfect decoration with a lovely view over the grounds. There's a veranda overlooking the vast grounds where we sat in the evening enjoying a glass of wine. The hosts are fabulous, breakfast is served in the huge room with big round tables which means you're seated with other guests which is a great opportunity to interact. We arrived late and there was an envelope with the key and instructions waiting for us. Worked out perfectly. Ideal place to relax, there's a huge lake you can go canoeing. We did not have the time unfortunately as we only stayed one night. It's only 10 minutes to Madison which is a lovely town to visit.
3rd time here and another big hit! Onsite dinning is breakfast, but what a breakfast :-)! We usually stay in the main building, and this time used the "cottage". Plenty of room for 6 (2 large bedrooms & a large pull out couch). The kitchen was perfect for making dinner which we did all evenings but one, and even made cookies one day. Zorro and Mudpie (the resident canine companions) are great with young kids, and it was fun to see them since the were puppies when we were last here. Bedding and towels were clean, Crystal and Ellis always make us feel welcome. Voted "best family vacation" by our kids, and nothing happened this past week to change their minds :-). Till next year.
We had a wonderful time at the Farmhouse Inn! Our hosts were friendly and gracious. The room was neat and clean. We had fun exploring the property with Zorro (the friendly farm dog). Whether we went canoeing, used the rowboat, swung on the swings, or just sat rocking on the porch - it was a delight to be out in the country soaking up nature.
My wife and I lived in Savannah for ten years before moving back to the Atlanta area and have stayed at numerous B&B's with historic value. Twelve Oaks is hands down THE best B&B we have stayed at. Every room has a unique charm and it's own perk. The details are amazing, we checked in early and enjoyed exploring the house. The staff is very courtious and knowledgeable. Travis was the caretaker during our visit, we enjoyed his hospitality and conversations. The food has the quality of fine dining (not to mention the wine and cheese platter in the evenings). We enjoyed taking the short walk to the square but were always in a hurry to get back to the house and our room. We will definitely be back. Trust me, there is no need to drive to Savannah to enjoy an historic B&B, the best one is just an hour from Atlanta. -Tim and Melani
My husband and I spent a weekend at Twelve Oaks, and we absolutely loved it! Cleanliness is extremely important to me, and our room/bathroom/bed was spotless! The bed was SO comfortable. We stayed in Suite Home Alabama which was WAY more spacious than we imagined. The home is beautifully renovated for being so historic. Check in and check out was simple. The staff was kind, the food was delicious, and we are recommending to friends!
My wife and I stayed 2 nights in December of 2016. We absolutely loved the Twelve Oaks! The location was beautiful, the rooms were gorgeous, and the staff was very friendly! I highly recommend the Twelve Oaks!
Thank you so much John for your amazing hospitality during our stay last week. The rooms are so delightfully decorated and we loved being able to tour the house. It was wonderful being able to meet other guests during Sipping n Nibblin hour. We stayed for a surprise trip for my husbands birthday and I chose the Salvatore Brothers Study. This was perfect! We loved hearing your stories about restoring the house with your wife Nicole and the history of the house. The added bonus was hearing about the movies that had been filmed there too. We love this place so much we have already booked our next stay. Our goal is to stay in every room! Thank you so much for preserving the beauty and history of this elegant home. Bev and Dan
The Farmhouse Inn is a great escape from the city. There's 100 acres for kids to roam. The owners and staff are very laid-back. The breakfast was wonderful, fresh and organic food. The little town of Madison has some cute shops and restaurants as well as a few historical tours.
We recently spent the weekend at 12 Oaks. So often when you see something on the Internet when you get there it is a disappointment. 12 Oaks was everything it presented itself to be. Our room was beautiful, the breakfast was exceptional. The location was perfect just a walk to a charming town. We would definitely recommend it and intend to go back.
We stayed at the Twelve Oaks for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and I have nothing but positives to say. Right from the initially greeting and tour, to the much anticipated and enjoyed Sippin' and Nibblin' hour, to the suggestions for local walking tours and eateries, to the turn down service, to the most comfortable beds to the absolutely fantastic breakfasts - our stay was truly memorable. If you are fortunate enough to discover this hidden gem, I would highly, highly encourage a stay through the week, when we found it very quiet and peaceful - particularly having early morning coffee on the balcony. Treat yourself - you won't go wrong here!!!
What a wonderful place to get away from it all and just relax. You can do as much or as little as your heart desires. The breakfast is top notch! Crystal makes sure you well taken care of. Would definitely recommend and will stay there every chance we get. Rod from Ohio
We stayed for almost a week at the Farmhouse Inn and it was wonderful! The rooms were amazing and the daily breakfast was outstanding! Our group consistited of 6 adults and 3 children (9 months to 6 years). Everyone had a week of beautiful family memerories! The home is perfect for a large group. everyone had thier own space and the washer and dryer were great to have. The land is prestine, well manicured and the most glorious property we have seen. The entire families favorite part of the day was walking to visit the animals. We loved every minute of our stay. Crystal and Ellis are gracious hosts and it was especially special to spend our mornings learning more about the farm and their love and appreciation for the land. We will be visiting again!
We stayed in The Twelve Oaks for 2 nights. Very special and beautiful place ! The rooms are beautiful and in our room was even a copy of Gone With the Wind !! I felt like I was back in that time. I would like to personally thank Travis, one of the employees, for his exceptional personal service. He made our stay one of the best !!
We treated ourselves to one night at this spectacular inn for our anniversary. We stayed in Katherine's Mirror suite (love the tub!). We could not get the ribs in the shower to work but i think we did not turn the knob hard enough. The rooms are so spacious and beautiful, filled with lovely antiques and art. The grounds are pretty also but it was a bit chilly and rainy for us to sit outside. We really enjoyed the wine and cheese hour, where we could interact with the other guests. The breakfast was very good, with their special blueberry pie pancakes as the main event. The innkeepers gave us great advice on what to do, and the inn is about a 7 minute walk to the downtown square in Covington, which is filled with great little shops and restaurants. I got a wonderful massage at Charmed salon, and my hubs and I went to Mystic Grill twice because it was so good!
What a delightful stay I had at the Tweleve Oaks. I was busy with work and came in late and left early but it was the bed and the warmly decorated room that I so enjoyed. The environment was full of Christmas cheer and it made me feel like I was at home. I will return and thank you for such a pleasant experience. Jim
No trip to the Hollywood of the South should be considered complete without a night at the Twelve Oaks. It is a MUST! Nicole, John and their team offer a warm welcome and a divine culinary experience that defines Southern hospitality. This was my first stay, and I am already dreaming of and planning for my return. Covington is a gem of a community and Twelve Oaks is a crown jewel! -A.E. Olson