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Killian House Retreat, 4br 2ba
Hosted by Mark
Mark is the host.Mark is a superhost.
8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
8 guests
4 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
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This quaint home was built in 1953 and we have designed it as a quiet getaway spot for our family. The Killian family has ties to the local history and FDR in Warm Springs. Now we are opening it up for others to enjoy.
We want to thank our guests for making a breakout year at the Killian House. We had a visit from Sam Killian III the son of the builders of the house. We had a writing group with published authors, three wedding parties, families of graduates, history buffs, and just great people.

The space

The Killian House Retreat is perfect for Girl's weekend getaways, Wedding parties, Family gatherings, Couples getaways, Historical explorations, Golf outings and Hiking adventures.
The house is 1900 sq/ft and sits on a secluded 1.5 acre wooded lot on top of a hill above Warm Springs GA. We have seen deer, fox, and the always entertaining squirrels on the property. The tree surrounded lot is perfect for star gazing.

Common Areas
Cozy new furniture fills the rooms for long conversations or napping. The dining room seats 8 for candlelit dinners. The Den table is ready for snacks, games, and puzzles. Sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and watch the sun come up. The outdoor grill can prepare a large meal or just use the fire pit to roast marshmallows. Grab a snack and head to the back porch to talk and laugh as the sun sets. Killian House Retreat is the perfect quiet place to finish that research paper, work project, craft project, or wedding plans. There is plenty of room for private small retreats for work, school, or church groups.
The 50's style kitchen is newly updated but reminds you of Grandmother's warm reception in her favorite spot. Bake your own cookies or have wine from the local winery with cheese to relax in comfort.
We have chosen not to have a TV in the Killian House Retreat. We use the house as a place to unplug, rejuvenate, and renew communications with each other. However, there is killer wifi with easy access all over the house. We created a blank wall and provided an easy to use video projector to experience that special movie, game, or cat video together.
Surrounding Activities
We are 15 minutes from Calloway Gardens with an easy drive to Pine Mountain. Many adventures await such as: Christmas Fantasy in Lights, golf, hiking, Gardens, Water ski events, Lakefront beach, Butterfly Gardens, and Treetop challenge course, biking, canoeing, and live raptor shows.
FDR's Little White House is 1 minute away just down the hill. The historic pools that helped FDR refocus his life before his political career are at the bottom of the hill below his house.
Take a tour of the Warm Springs Winery. The featured local wines are made from Scuppernong and Muscadine grapes. Taste the unique pepper infused "Hotlanta" wine.
The Roosevelt State park borders the property. There are over 40 miles of trails in the park. Many trails lead to multiple waterfalls along the hike. Beginners to advanced hikers will enjoy the trails. The Liberty Bell Pool is a great day of swimming after hitting the trails.
Antique shopping is abundant in Warm Springs and the many surrounding small towns. Being further from a large city the "finds" are plentiful.
Restaurants abound in the local area. While we lost our historic Bullock House building, the owners have opened again in an historic downtown building. The food is just as good and the genuine welcoming nature of Warm Springs is still alive. Mac's Bar B Que is a perfect southern fare. The Gardens Restaurant at Calloway is a beautiful night out. Only 30 minutes away the riverfront in Columbus GA offers 5 great restaurants along the beautifully restored walking park.

Guest access

Only one closet in the Master bedroom is locked. All other areas are open for use. The grill and fire pit are ready for your enjoyment. We are surrounded by woods. There is fire wood all around us.

Interaction with guests

We are but a phone call away. We will text or email a unique key code for the electronic lock on the house.

Other things to note

I fell in love with this area after a girl's weekend to Calloway Gardens. No cabin in the mountains of north Georgia or condo at the beach would do. I had to have my cottage in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. I spent two years searching for the perfect combination of charm, comfort, modern convenience, and place of renewal. I have found it. I love being here to enjoy a glass of local wine, peruse the antique stores, hike, read, and spend time with the people I love.

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Cleaning Fee €31
Security Deposit €87
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price €131 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

No smoking in the house
Pets in the house must be under 20 lbs.
We encourage family gatherings. However, large parties must be approved.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Amenity limitations - There are no televisions in the home.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

23 Reviews

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Marek User Profile
October 2017
The place was clean and lovely and was spacious enough to fit 5 adults, 2 preschoolers and a baby. It has a nice fire pit outside where we roasted marshmallows. We enjoyed our stay very much.

Elizabeth User Profile
September 2017
Mark's place was comfortable and extremely spacious. I enjoyed that there were no TV's as it allowed for quiet reflection and reading. Be aware that this is a rural town, not a small city. That being said I enjoyed the property as well as the friendliness of the neighbors in the town.

Moussa User Profile
September 2017
My family needed to vacate our home due to Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, my situation was rather unique as I'm forward deployed overseas. I had called 15+ hotels who all had been sold out. I figured I'd try AirBnB as we had a wonderful experience on a family vacation in St. Augustine. Sure enough, excellent service from beginning to end. Mark I can't thank you enough. You came through for my family which speaks volume for your character. Thank you again and I look forward to returning to your home. Semper Fidelis and God Bless.

Robin User Profile
September 2017
Quaint, cozy and a great location. Check-in was easy, fast and we loved all of the information given about the history and local area attractions. Highly recommend!

Ann Marie User Profile
August 2017
Lovely place, lovely host!!

Fabrice User Profile
July 2017
Very nice venue at a wonderful price. Friendly host.

Nicholas User Profile
April 2017
A really great place to stay. Very easy and smooth stay even with 4 children. Great hosts. We will definitely stay again if we are in the area. We had a really nice time.
Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.
Response from Mark:
Nicholas, Thank you for your kind words! I am glad that you and your family had a great time. The Killian House is definitely not a "cookie cutter" motel!
April 2017

Acworth, Georgia, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.

I travel most of the year on business. I see many properties. I like to see how each owner concepts their business model.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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