A simple Victorian home furnished with period pieces and accessories.
Edward Y. Hill built this simple Victorian cottage in 1898 on a spot where, according to local legend, General William T. Sherman observed the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. These days, innkeeper Kelly Ewing's home is a bed-and-breakfast with two accommodations available for overnight guests. Chiefly, though, the inn is used as a wedding venue. While the ambience is drawn from the Victorian era, with four-poster beds and fireplaces, modern amenities include televisions, plush bed linens and private baths with Jacuzzi tubs. A hot tub is located outside. In the yard, a rare chestnut tree, a black walnut tree and several pecan trees still bear fruit. Breakfast is served in the dining room, and is customized to suit guests' tastes. Spectacular views of Kennesaw Mountain may be enjoyed from the front porch. The shopping (exquisite primitive art) and dining in Kennesaw's downtown is only a few blocks away, and a Mexican restaurant is across the street. History unfolded here during the War Between the States, when the The General locomotive was commandeered by Union spies in Kennesaw, then called Big Shanty. View it on display nearby at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.