Located in the beautiful Georgia Piedmont 50 miles southeast of Atlanta, this lovely c.1820 property is on the National Historic Registry and has a Georgia Historical Marker as well. Legend has it that Dr. Reese purchased the home in Savannah and had it moved board by board in 1820 to its present location. It now sits on just under 2 acres and has frontage on three streets. It is two blocks from the Monticello town square that the house predates.
The previous owner started her extensive two year renovation at the end of 2014 with the intent of using it as a 5 room inn with a restaurant. Our heroine was only able to run “Reese Hall Inn and Gardens” or “RH” as its been called, for a short time before Covid changed her plans. During this time she reports “a great business” both in lodging and the restaurant. She had an extensive garden and grew a lot of what she served, even going as far as installing a hillside greenhouse so her guests could have fresh produce most of the year. She was able to secure all necessary permission and zoning to allow her and all future owners to run RH as an inn with up to 6 rooms without an innkeeper on premises. Additionally, it is allowed as an event space and restaurant… but only with the mandated regular health department inspections of course! Her thoughtfulness, thoroughness and generosity not only “saved” the 3900 sqft property, it made it an incredible value for future owners. Run as an inn, it would be the only lodging in Monticello at the moment.
Monticello is a beautiful, wonderful place to live! The town and the area has seen a great deal of investment as of late: The Rivian truck plant will be one of GA largest employers and will be built 25 minutes up the road. Reese Hall is currently being used as our home with only one suite listed on Airbnb. See more at 15bridgestreet.com
Updated on May 20, 2022 at 12:06 pm