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
Newlyweds celebrating at The Gillen House B&B
Gillen House Bedroom
Gillen house Bedroom
Gillen House Pond
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
Wedding ceremony at The Gillen House B&B
Wedding Tent at The Gillen House B&B
Wedding Tent in the evening at The Gillen House B&B
Wedding Reveal at The Gillen House B&B





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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

Stay for the Story

The Gillen House Bed & Breakfast is in a beautiful country setting with manicured grounds and gardens, where you can take a ride in the slow lane. The home is an art gallery featuring work by owners Cynzia and Edward.

Gillen House Bed and Breakfast front entry.

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: Jul 01 2024

A La Carte Celebration

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The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Maxeys, GA


VALID THROUGH: Jul 01 2024

Adult Day Camp Weekend

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The Gillen House Bed and Breakfast

Maxeys, GA


Guest Reviews

We stayed at Gillen House this past weekend and had the most wonderful time. Edward and Cynzia were so communicative, attentive to our needs and thoughtful about every single detail. Cynzia is a talented artist, and their home is filled with her work, which was a lovely surprise. From the time of our booking, they answered all of our questions - and even helped secure a ride for us...See More

- Liza Crenshaw

The Gillen House is a beautiful Home away from Home! Edward and Cynzia built a must stay and visit B&B that is truly inviting and unique! They are two beautiful souls that have interconnected passions that fill the home with love, beauty and amazing smells(Edward is amazing in kitchen!) We can't thank y'all enough for a great time away! We will definitely be back for a longer stay next...See More

- Anthony Brown

We had such an amazing welcoming from Edward & Cynzia at the arrival and a very interesting tour around the property and through the house, a really unique place they have there. We really felt at home. A place really to see.

- Ian Hibbert

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

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