At this old inn you can truly get a taste of life in a simpler time. The Tarrer Inn sits pink and proud on the Colquitt Square.
The building has been there since 1905, but in 1994 it was bought by the Arts Council as "a labor of love" and restored.
The inn has 12 rooms, each uniquely decorated with period antiques and hand painted fireplaces, but the inn's most unique feature is its true southern charm.
Jerry Phillips, the innkeeper, says, "One of the things we like to emphasize is good ol' southern hospitality. We try to make each person that comes in here feel they are very special."
Jerry and Mavis Phillips have been running the Tarrer Inn for six years. They say they are proud of the inn and the work they do.
Jerry says, "We just truly enjoy the people that come, and we just enjoy what we do, and in doing so we feel like that we make people feel very comfortable.”
The Tarrer Inn isn't just a tourist spot. It is a Colquitt staple and the lunch spot in town. The restaurant offers a southern buffet with fried chicken, creamed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and decadent desserts.
Wynelle Cutchen, a patron, says, "It's delicious. It's very good. We enjoy coming here. I come a lot during the week. They have a wonderful luncheon."
Beautiful rooms, down home cooking and wonderful people make the Tarrer Inn one of a kind.
This is a big weekend in Colquitt. It's the Mayhaw Festival! Saturday at 10 is the big parade and throughout the day there will be vendors with crafts and collectibles galore.
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