For more information and/or to visit the property, please contact Jeanne Martz, Realtor, Coldwell Bankers, Columbus, GA. Office: (706) 587-2188; (706) 256-4126; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a turnkey investment, with all furnishings included. The inn has been in continuous operation for 24 years both as a bed & breakfast inn/restaurant and as a bed & breakfast inn only. During the last 8 years it has been a bed and breakfast inn only. However, the dining area and kitchen have been rented for occasional functions by caterers, including weddings, reunions, showers, and other functions.
The current owner has maintained a 25% to 40% occupancy rate without ever advertising, except for the web site. If advertising was implemented, especially for Ft Benning weekly graduations, which are 25 miles away, the occupancy rate could be increased. The recently restored visionary art site, Pasaquan, which opened in October, 2016, is now bringing visitors from all over the world to Buena Vista. A new school for Chinese and American students, grades k-12, is now open just 7 miles from the inn. Chinese parents are expected to begin their first visits in the Spring of 2018. The inn also attracts guests due to its central location among several Georgia tourist sites, including Plains (President Carter’s home), Andersonville Civil War Prison, Providence Canyon, Ft Benning’s National Infantry Museum, and the Roosevelt Little White House at Warm Springs, GA.
The very progressive Buena Vista Marion County Chamber of Commerce is active in driving plans to bring new businesses, improve the town square and to implement several new festivals in order to increase tourism.
ASKING PRICE: $295,000 TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 6,300 sq ft YEAR BUILT: Main House 1904, Cottage 1980 LOT SIZE: .83 acre RENTAL ROOMS: 7 (all with private baths) INNKEEPERS SUITE: 1 (with large private bath) LIVING/SITTING ROOMS: 2 (one in each building) KITCHENS: 2 (Commercial in Main House, full residential in cottage) MAIN HOUSE DINING ROOMS: 2 PUBLIC RESTROOMS: 2 in Main House OTHER: Storage House & Fenced-in Back Yard 2016 OCCUPANCY RATE: 38% 2016 GROSS EARNINGS: $48,000
This beautiful inn is located in the small rural town of Buena Vista in southwest Georgia, about 30 miles east of Fort Benning and Columbus, GA. The circa 1904 main house with Neoclassical Revival-style architecture is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A wrap around front porch with rocking chairs and ceiling fans evokes the charm and renowned hospitality of the old South. Inside, hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, vaulted ceilings with elegant crown molding, a wide carpeted staircase illuminated through exquisite stained glass windows, antique furnishings, and festive seasonal decorations complement the warmth and grandeur of the home.
The cottage is a cozy, two-storey home adjacent to the main house with a large sitting room and full kitchen. The two buildings have a total of seven guest bedrooms (3 in the main house and 4 in the cottage), all with private baths, accommodating up to 17 individuals.
The main house contains a full restaurant kitchen, with two dining rooms that will accommodate up to 50 individuals. Separate elegant men’s and women’s restrooms (1/2 baths) are in the hallway outside the dining room area. The innkeeper’s living suite on the first level of the main house is a large bedroom with large bath containing a separate claw-foot tub and walk-in shower. For additional photos not shown on the public website, see below.