Inside5.jpg (12192 bytes)The upstairs lobby is the scene of the hotel's complimentary cocktail-and-hors d'oeuvres hour. Other areas to explore include an outdoor patio, gardens, conference room, and banquet hall. An adjacent sweet shop tempts with all kinds of rich treats, and the back of the hotel now is a Victorian tearoom, with high tea available by reservation.

From the hotel, managed by Glenda M. Gordon, visitors may stroll through the small town's charming Victorian neighborhoods, past the cemetery where founder Hogan and many of his family are buried, or across the railroad tracks to any of the town's restaurants. Most popular is Hogan's Heroes, especially worthy for Italian cuisine. Across the street from the hotel are a number of charming retail shops.

Hogansville, 30 minutes south of Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, is handy for visitors to Warm Springs, Callaway Gardens, and Newnan, which are all within 20 min. 5 double rooms. 5 suite. Air-conditioning, cable TV and phone in rooms; conference and banquet facilities. $100-$150.00; Full breakfast, afternoon cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Mastercard, Visa and Discover. No smoking.