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Each of the 17 restored guest rooms at this beautiful 19th-century mansion has a working fireplace. The breakfast menu includes rich Southern dishes like poached eggs with grilled tomato, creamed spinach and green onion cream sauce, plus bacon, country sausage and cheese grits. Hors d'oeuvres and wine are served every afternoon, and there are desserts and cordials in the evenings. Rooms from $169; gastonian.com.