The Inn at Oak Lawn Farms has been a celebrated fixture in the quaint city of Carrollton, GA since well before the War Between the States. Built by the Kingsbury's of Vermont when they relocated south in the early 1800's. They designed the home as a Greek Revival structure surrounded by gardens befitting its stately location. With their love for equestrian sports, the family constructed matching stables and the farm became home to some of the world's most prolific racing horses.
The Inn's rich character was spared in the days of the Civil War. History records that Union General Tecumseh Sherman led his swarm of soldiers through western Georgia en route to Atlanta. As they went, they burned numerous buildings in downtown Carrollton. His troops then made their way to the Kingsbury's residence on Rome Street where they set up temporary headquarters. In exchange for some horses and cattle, the Inn was saved from destruction.
The Kingsbury's owned the property for several more decades until purchased by the Hobbs of Akin, South Carolina in the early 20th century. Mrs. Celestine Hobbs raised Steeple Chase champions, along with polo ponies and prize-winning thoroughbreds, thus continuing the proud tradition of these regal animals at The Inn at Oak Lawn Farms.
The home underwent a major renovation in 2005-2006 when Sandi and Ben Hobbs had a vision to share the beauty of their manor as a venue for special occasions. They enjoyed the fruition of their dream for several years hosting many weddings, private parties, and corporate events.
Steve and LeeAnne McAllister, the Inn's newest keepers, are resolved to maintain the stylish integrity of southern hospitality - putting their passion into extensive updates so the charm of this grand estate can meet your event needs. Whether small parties, large gatherings, weddings, anniversaries, or reunions, the Inn at Oak Lawn Farms stands ready to be the backdrop for celebrating your distinguished moments.