Historic Mileybright Farmhouse Now a Bed and Breakfast

Mileybright Farmhouse, mere blocks from the Kensington MARTA Station in Decatur, was built in 1900 by Judge John S. Candler. Candler operated a dairy farm on the property, 425 acres of which eventually became a portion of Avondale Estates. Waffle House co-founder Tom Forkner also lived in the home as a boy.

 

MileybrightBed and breakfasters have replaced bovines, as the meticulously renovated home now throws open its doors to guests. Intowners relishing a quick, head-clearing rustic respite should put Mileybright on their radar –especially with gas prices going stratospheric. One can retire to Judge Candler’s bedroom ($110 per night) and enjoy amenities both quaint (private bath with claw-foot tub) and contemporary (TV and Wi-Fi) for a price that includes continental breakfast.

 

Those wishing to spread out a bit or traveling with an entourage can consider the one (sleeps two) and two (sleeps four) bedroom apartments at $160 and $220 per night respectively. These comfy havens feature a parlor with gas log fireplace, private porch and a full kitchen ( with washer/dryer and dishwater) stocked with breakfast items.

 

After breakfast, ponder the gorgeously appointed grounds from various verandas and terraces, or simply wander the kitchen garden. One can learn more and take a virtual tour at the new Google Business Photos site: www.maps.google.com

 

Mileybright Farmhouse is located at 3244 Covington Hwy. Decatur, 30032. Phone: 404-508-6060. Web: www.mileybright.com.

 

—Steve Kilbride