The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast, the Inspiration for Its Namesake in the Movie Gone With the Wind, Chosen as Top 10 Luxury Inn by

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The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast in Covington, Ga was chosen Top 10 Bed and Breakfast by after less than one year of its opening. This circa 1836 Antebellum home is the home that inspired Margaret Mitchell's Twelve Oaks in the Movie Gone With the Wind.

"It's a true honor to be chosen for the Top 10 Luxury Inns award, and we are thrilled that our hard work bringing this dream to life has set us apart," says Nicole Greer.

The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast in Covington, Ga has been selected as a Top 10 Luxury Inn by®. The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast is recognized as a top inn around the world providing the best travel experience in this category.

“These award-winning inns, including The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast, really showcase bed and breakfasts and inns that often become a destination to discover, and not just a place to stay,” says Gregory Sion, general manager of “Travelers select bed and breakfasts because they enjoy staying in a one-of-a-kind place that offers not only character, special amenities and unmatched hospitality, but also enables them to discover new experiences.”

"It's a true honor to be chosen for the Top 10 Luxury Inns award, and we are thrilled that our hard work bringing this dream to life has set us apart,” says Nicole Greer, The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast owner.

The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast is located in Covington, GA and is the home that inspired the set design of Twelve Oaks in the movie Gone with the Wind as referenced in the book David O. Selznick’s Hollywood. There is a picture of the house in the chapter on the making of Gone with the Wind with Margaret Mitchell’s handwritten notes to the producers of the movie. On it, Mitchell wrote the title “Twelve Oaks”. Underneath the photo, she wrote, “I like this for Ashley’s home” and she made a note along the side of it that it wasn’t far from Atlanta. The book goes on to say that even though Mitchell refused to become officially involved with anything to do with the film, she did send this photo with her notes on it to the producers when they were wrestling with the concept of what Twelve Oaks should look like.

This massive antebellum home with over 11,000 square feet was built by Judge John Harris in 1836, which is before Atlanta was settled. Harris also owned a large 200 acre plantation that was pilfered by federal troops in 1864 by Sherman on his March to the Sea. The inn features eight guests rooms all with private baths with luxurious features such as carrara marble, plush Turkish robes, large claw foot tubs, 2 person showers and Waterworks bath fixtures. One of the rooms even features a very rare rib cage shower, also called a needle shower c. 1880 that was featured on Good Day Atlanta on Fox 5. “These showers are extremely rare because they were so expensive at the time to install and because those that could afford to install them could also afford to update their baths over the years. You can see one of these at The Biltmore in Ashville or in Buckingham Palace, but here At The Twelve Oaks, you can actually experience this shower, which we’ve had many guests say is the best shower they’ve ever had,” says Greer.

When it was purchased in 2011, the home had been vacant and had busted windows, plaster falling off the ceilings and porches falling off the house. It has been extensively renovated to maintain all of the original character but to also provide modern conveniences such as free Wifi, iphone docking, remote control fireplaces, flat panel tv’s, brand new electrical, plumbing and air conditioning systems. A stay at the inn includes complimentary Wine and Cheese Happy Hour and delicious homemade farm to table breakfasts featuring meals such as Fresh Berry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast and Strata made with farm fresh eggs, goat cheese, prosciutto, basil and fresh tomatoes. The inn sits on over 3 acres of grounds with formal gardens, a restored pond, and a pool and can accommodate large weddings and events. It is located within a short walk of historic Covington square, which has fine dining and shopping. Covington is known as The Hollywood of the South because of the many hit TV shows and movies filmed there including favorites such as The Vampire Diaries, Dukes of Hazzard, Sweet Home Alabama, Cannonball Run, In the Heat of the Night, and many others.

Since opening in 2012, The Twelve Oaks has had visitors from countries all over the world including Australia, England, Canada, New Zealand and Denmark. Within less than a year of opening, The Twelve Oaks is exceeding industry average occupancy rates and has now been chosen as one of the Top Ten Luxury Inns in the world. For more information and for online reservations go to This 11,000 square foot home built in 1836 features eight guest rooms and has been renovated to provide modern conveniences such as free Wifi, iphone docking, flat panel TVs, brand new electrical and air conditioning systems plus luxurious baths and linens. home that inspired the legendary Twelve Oaks in Gone with the Wind. This is one of the South's greatest antebellum mansions and is now open to the public as a luxurious Bed & Breakfast!

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Nicole Greer
The Twelve Oaks Bed and Breakfast
2176 Monticello Street, Covington, Ga 30014

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