Destination: Horse Stamp Inn
Address: 2418 Horsestamp Church Road; Waverly, Georgia 31565
Directions from Jacksonville: Take I-95 north; take Exit #22/Horse Stamp Church Road. Head west for 3.5 miles.
Details: Nestled on a secluded tree-covered property with expansive green fields, rustic horse barn and a fresh water pond, this Southern mansion has been restored and allows people to escape their troubles for a peaceful getaway.
Family Friendly: Yes.
Cost: Complimentary winery tours and wine tasting are offered 7 days a week from 10 am-6 pm with Sunday tours starting at 11 am.
WAVERLY, Ga. (ActionNewsJax.com) --- The starting point for this trip is Bozard Ford Lincoln, which is providing a 2012 Ford Expedition Limited for the trip to Waverly, a coastal Georgia town that is home to the Horse Stamp Inn.
The bed-and-breakfast is nestled on a secluded property that houses dramatic trees, expansive green fields, a rustic horse bar and an artesian fresh water pond.
It was the dream of owners Kris and Tom Hutcheson to one day own a bed-and-breakfast inn. Once the sprawling property became available, the couple jumped at the chance to transform it into a getaway for those looking for a quiet getaway.
Said Tom: "It's very serene, tranquil and peaceful," he said. "It's close enough to cities like Jacksonville, Savannah, and Atlanta to be one-day trips."
The Horse Stamp Inn offers five bedrooms along with a full Southern-style breakfast that is made with fresh eggs straight from the chicken coop. Opening the inn has been a labor of love for the Hutchesons. Kris and Tom attended to every detail when they were getting it ready for its debut.
During a tour of the lodge, Kris pointed out the features of the B&B.
During a tour of the Sea Biscuit room, she said it is the largest room in the inn and, "is the only one with access to the top veranda," adding that it provides a place for guests to "relax, have fun and reconnect."
The owners said they hope their inn provides some peace of mind to guests who visit.
"Life can be busy and if we can take some of that load (so that a guest) feels like they've really relaxed and leave here with a good feeling and feel ready to go back out and hit it again then we've accomplished our job," Tom said.