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The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Take a detour into the "Slow Lane" with us!


Take a detour into the "Slow Lane" with us!

Exterior of Gillen house
Azul Bedroom
Guest Living Room
Gillen House Pond
Gillen House Bedroom
Gillen house Bedroom
Gillen House Barn
Rojo Room
Azul Bedroom
Gillen House Pond
Amarillo Room
Our wonderful back yard
Putting Green and Ourbuildings
The Dining Room
Front Door Entryway
Downstairs Hallway and Stairwell
Putting Practice Green
Pond and waterfall
EV charger with

The Basics


The inn is situated in the quaint little country town of Maxeys, Georgia. Set amongst the farmland, tree farms, and hunting preserves of eastern Georgia, guests have the opportunity to decompress from the day-to-day hustle and bustle and take a ride in the slow lane. The property has four guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms, comfortable furnishings, and eclectic artwork providing a comfortable elegance for guests to enjoy.

At a Glance

  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Full House Rental
  • Weddings/Events
  • Hot Breakfast
  • History & Heritage
  • Gardens
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Hidden Gem

In the Know

  • Athens Georgia offers wonderful restaurants and adventures in the University of Georgia's shadows to enjoy college town life

  • Time on the waters of Lake Oconee is an enjoyable way to spend a day
  • Explore the many antique stores and areas all around the Gillen House, let us provide you with a few places to check out

  • Madison Georgia is a short drive and offers wonderful antebellum homes and quaint restaurants

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Experiene authentic BBQ at G-Brand BBQ
Enjoy Italian classics at Depalma's
Try a craft brewed beer at Oconee Brewing Company

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Visit the State Botanical Garden of Georgia for a stunning range of collections, displays and trails
Visit the grounds of the nearby University of Georgia
Visit Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm and see what's in bloom

Packages and Special Offers

VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

Electric Vehicle Owner Offer

Electric Vehicle owners receive a 10% discount. We have a TESLA charger with an adapter for other vehicles to use. Come enjoy...See More

The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Maxeys, GA


VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

Girlfriends Getaway

Gather up your besties for a long overdue girlfriends getaway and spend two nights laughing the time away! - One Charcuterie Board...See More

The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Maxeys, GA


VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

Romance Packages

Romance packages (Honeymoon – Anniversary – Elopement)Create some memories for your next Special Occasion. When it is time to fire up the...See More

The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Maxeys, GA


VALID THROUGH: Dec 31 2023

Birthday Package

Birthday Package –Allow us to set the perfect mood to celebrate another year on earth! Let us know that special cake you...See More

The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Maxeys, GA


VALID THROUGH: Jul 01 2024

Creative Moments in Art

Creative Moments – Artwork - Take a two-hour course from our resident artist, Cynzia Sanchez. Pick the medium you want to learn...See More

The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Maxeys, GA


VALID THROUGH: Jul 01 2024

A La Carte Celebration

A la Carte Celebratory Delights Please call ahead to coordinate at least 3 days prior to your arrival:- Charcuterie Board in your...See More

The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Maxeys, GA


VALID THROUGH: Jul 01 2024

Adult Day Camp Weekend

Adult Day Camp WeekendRemember those days of summer camp? All the fun and enjoyment of games and creative learning that you had...See More

The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Maxeys, GA


Guest Reviews

Where to start? I stayed here with 3 friends for a night of cards, beers and laughter before heading to Durhamtown off-road resort the next morning. Our hosts, Edward and Cynzia were very responsive via email and were there to greet us upon arrival, which was early! Our rooms were all ready and, after a brief tour and history of the building, we were shown to our rooms. The...See More

- Owen Jones

My husband and I stayed at the Gillen House Bed and Breakfast to celebrate our anniversary. The property is beautiful, both inside and out. Rooms are large and lovingly decorated in unique artwork, primarily by the owners, as both are artists. They did a major renovation to update the main structures and bathrooms but kept the charm of the hundred year old home. After arrival and tour of the...See More

- Kara Smith

Have no worries of booking at Gillen House. The property is immaculate there is not a weed or piece of dust to be found. The house is charming with beautiful woodwork, great decor, large rooms and everything is CLEAN and COMFORTABLE including the sheets. The food is wonderful an the hosts are lovely. Book with confidence.

- Stephanie Meer

My husband and I stayed at Gillen House for one night on our way to watch the Masters Golf Tournament. I wish we had stayed longer. Edward & Cynzia were wonderful hosts. Both are talented artists, and their work is displayed throughout the house. Knowing our plans, special "Masters" treats were prepared for us. The food they prepared was excellent. The grounds were beautiful and welcoming. We hope to...See More

- Jamie Stephens

The Gillen House was a highlight of our recent trip to the southern Appalachians! It is located in the small, quiet central GA town of Maxeys about an hour east of Atlanta, removed from all the hustle and bustle of the city. From the moment we arrived, the hosts Edward and Cynzia were very welcoming and professional, while also making you feel like you’re with family. The property itself...See More

- David B

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 4

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Rollaway Available, USB Charging Stations, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Limited to Overnight Guests

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Complimentary Snacks, Picnics Available, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Swimming Pool, Weddings & Events Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons, Elopements, Baby Showers, Tea Parties

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Location Type: Small Town/Village