One of the finest examples of a
"Four Square" house in Thomasville, Serendipity Cottage was
built in 1906 when this particular style of house was the latest rage.
Victorians had tired of the gingerbread of the Victorian era and were
looking for a style that was simpler. The large entrance hall and
spacious open stairway, built without newel posts, sets it apart. Elmer Mack, a very wealthy lumberman from the north built his home for
his wife, son, daughter and himself. All the lumber used in the
home was hand chosen by Mr. Mack.
Large oak columns divide the living room and the
reception hall. Beautiful ash pocket doors separate the other
rooms. Window treatments in the living room and the reception hall
have been opened up to display the original leaded glass windows.
The dining room's oak paneling is topped with a grooved plate rail made
especially to display trophies. These plates and trophies were
awarded to Mr. Mack for a prize bull that he transported all over the
country in one of his private railroad cars that he kept in the
round-house at the train station in Thomasville.
The second floor was kept strictly for sleeping and
servant's quarters. Four of the bedrooms, each with a private
bath, have been converted to guest bedrooms.
Mr. Mack and his family prospered in Thomasville,
enjoyed life in their spacious home, hosting numerous dinners and
parties, entertaining friends and family, even, it is rumored, being the
first man in Thomasville to own an automobile. The Macks lived in
the house until 1929, when the stock market crashed and Mr. Mack was
unable to recover his fortune, which was kept in out-of-town banks.
At that time he gave the house to a relative who opened a boarding house
for the faculty of a private ladies academy. Mr. Mack moved to
Florida, where he made another fortune in cypress.
Spacious quarters of the original owner's maid, Kate's
Room faces a quiet side street. A four poster double bed with
hand-crocheted canopy and a large bath with shower and tub completes
this beautiful room. Color cable TV also.
Victorian Rose Room:
This room is surrounded by
wicker furniture, little hints of romance; from the soft pink walls
trimmed with a wallpaper covered in roses, to the framed
"Love" needlework picture over the fireplace. Queens sized
bed. Color cable TV. Cupid's cherubs in the Bathroom.
Country Garden Room:
Love brass beds, antique trunks, teddy bears and pine
furniture? Then this room is for you! Wonderful queen size brass bed!
The room is the original Master Bedroom of the house. Features Color
cable TV and VCR with movies available.
Sara's Guest Room takes a step back into time when
Victorian Ladies sat in front of their marble dressers, brushing their
hair, admiring themselves and writing in their diary. Queen sized bed.
Breakfast at Serendipity Cottage is a wonderfully
relaxed and pleasant beginning to your day. A
Full or Continental+ breakfast is served on the Sun porch or in the
A stroll through the grounds and gardens at Serendipity
Cottage is always a fine way to relax. From song birds to
squirrels, the gardens are full of life, awash in color and filled with
the pleasant aromas of any true Southern garden.
Located Just 45 minutes
west of I-75 (at Valdosta, GA) and 30 miles north of I-10 on US 319 from
Tallahassee, FL. Discover the city that was the winter playground for
wealthy northerners following the civil war and that still reflects its
elegant history and enduring hospitality. Known as the "City of
Roses" the city has been featured in National Publications for its
activities that attract visitors from all over.
Enjoy the atmosphere of
a true Bed and Breakfast where your comfort is our first concern.
Located in a quiet historic residential neighborhood yet only a short
walk to shopping in a downtown that in 1998 was one of only five cities
named nationally for the American Main Street Award. We offer 4
thoughtfully and lovingly decorated bedrooms, each with private bath and
have cable TV or VCR & movies.
Turn down service, with chocolates,
awaits your return in the evenings. Wake up refreshed in the morning t o
enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or other hot beverage delivered to
your room. Recent recipient of 3-Diamond Rating from Travel Association
most widely recognized.
- VCR in room
- Piano on site
- Copier on site
- Radio in room
- Library on site
- Videos in room
- Shower in room
- Color TV in room
- Cable TV in room
- CD player on site
- Fireplace in room
- Turn-down service
- Telephone in room
- Bath robes in room
- Alarm clock in room
- Fax Machine on site
- Ceiling fans in room
- Washer/dryer on site
- Board games in room
- Air conditioning on
- Private entrance on
- Wake-up call with