Americus Garden Inn
Recognized for charm,
elegance and delectable baked goods
By Genie Collins
AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER (AMERICUS, Ga.)
February 10, 2008
AMERICUS, Ga.— What do you get when you combine Southern charm and
elegance with delectable baked sweets and a little bit of history?
Why, the Americus Garden Inn, of course.
Located on Rees Park, the bed and breakfast has just been named
one of Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Inns & B&Bs in the U.S. Co-owner Kim Egelseer said
he and wife Susan were “flabbergasted. We never thought we’d be in the U.S. Top
“It was really a shocker,” Kim Egelseer added.
“To receive it for two years in a row is phenomenal,” Susan Egelseer added.
Photo by Genie Collins of the Americus Times Recorder. Pictured
is Susan Egelseer, co-owner of the Americus Garden Inn holding one of her
Kim Egelseer gave the newspaper a little bit of background on Trip Advisor.
“This Website allows travelers to post online reviews for properties they have
stayed at,” Kim Egelseer said.
He said this is opposed to inspections by organizations such as AAA, who have
objective standards for judging every facility. He added that the
subjectiveness of Trip Advisor may indicate negative; however, he added the
reviews are “more meaningful and valid.”
“It’s not just once a year, but it’s consistent,” Kim Egelseer said. “It allows
travelers to give their impressions ... It’s experiential versus inspection.”
Susan Egelseer explained that whether certain accommodations are appropriate
depends on the purpose of the traveler’s visit.
“If you’re looking to hit a bed, then the Days Inn might be just fine,” she
“Our accommodations are not for everyone,” Kim Egelseer said.
“There is niche of people looking for something different, and of course, the
whole historic nature is appealing,” Susan Egelseer added.
The house which contains the Americus Garden Inn was built around 1850.
Kim Egelseer explained that the bulk of travelers to his bed and breakfast are
“leisure travelers. They’re looking to get away.”
He said these travelers fall into four subgroups of tourists, couples wanting
couple time, special occasions and women’s groups. Actually, Susan Egelseer
added this group, but her husband said he tries to probe the male guests to see
if they are comfortable, and he said “by and large,” they are.
“We try to make it comfortable for everyone,” Kim Egelseer said. “We try to make
it comfortably elegant.” In other words, the furniture is nice, but not so
elegant guests can’t sit on it.
“A bed and breakfast is more personal,” Kim Egelseer said. “It’s different from
a hotel, in that ... we are located in a residential neighborhood, and in the
Also, in a bed and breakfast, the innkeepers live at the facility, and there are
limits on the number of guests who can stay. Also, there are no strangers
wandering the halls.
For any traveler looking for a good breakfast, the breakfasts at the Americus
Garden Inn may be just what they are looking for. Susan Egelseer is an avid
baker, who makes everything from chocolate biscotti to Molten Cake with silky
white chocolate orange cream. She also does pies, because she got first place in
one of the recipe contests held at the Georgia Pecan Festival.
Guests going to the Trip Advisor Website have even commented on Susan Egelseer’
baked goodies. One anonymous guest wrote, “The accommodations are so inviting
and comfortable and the breakfasts are out of this world. We actually booked the
room for just one night, but ended up staying a second night because we liked it
“Susan’s breakfasts are thoughtfully prepared and absolutely delicious!”
While the inn has been in existence for almost 10 years, the Egelseers have
owned and operated the bed and breakfast
for almost 6 years, Egelseer said.
Genie Collins/Americus Times-Recorder. Pictured is co-owner of the Americus Garden Inn,
Susan Egelseer holding one of her delectable baked concoctions, molten chocolate
cake with silky white chocolate orange creme.
Revised and maintained by
Copyright © 2008 [Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast]. All rights
Thank you for visiting us at:
[ Inn Tour
| Details |
Attractions | Links
| History | FAQ |