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2-3 Bedroom Family Cottages Now Available, Perfect for Whitewater Vacations!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching and that means Whitewater for Columbus, Georgia! The Rothschild-Pound House Inn is only three blocks from all the fun on the Chattahoochee River. You can walk to the Whitewater course, as well as scores of restaurants, bars, markets, shops and historic interest points. We are in the heart of the Original City Historic District.

In anticipation of the many families visiting Columbus to raft the Chattahoochee, we now have some great self-service cottages. These are two and three bedroom cottages, right across from the inn. In addition to cable and internet and beautiful baths, they have a full kitchen, front porch, outdoor seating and grill. It’s the perfect way to sleep 4-6 people in charming accommodations. Rates are 325-395/night for the 2-3 bedroom cottage, two night minimum. 

Give us a call for more information. 706-322-4075

Open window weather, almost

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

There are still seventeen days until my very favorite time of year; jack-o-lanterns, big blankets, Blue Ridge mountains and open windows.When the grasshopper green trees houdini into bonfire-orange and apple-red and all the colors of fire.

  But, oh, it’s only September. The leaves are mostly stuck to the trees with an eagerness of late summer. Columbus, Georgia could see a lot more days over ninety degrees. Not today though. Today looked like October, like God turned down the dimmer switch; grey and wet, 75 degrees. Bikers along the Chattahoochee River pedalled through morning fog. I imagined London, where they’re always in the mood for hot tea, not iced. Last night after the thunderstorm, it was almost air-conditioner cool outside, just like a black cat October night. But it’s only a break from the heat, a post hurricane temperature drop. Sunflowers stand tall and mosquitos bite our knees. Grass is July green and the sprinkler system comes on every day. No pumpkins in the grocery store. Seventeen long days of summer ahead. I blame it on the Weather Channel, this over eager anticipation of the next season. They said we might get an early Fall. That was all I needed to hear. I started looking for the Southern Living Apple Cake recipe the same day. But I’ve lived in the south all my life and no matter what, it’s August hot the third week of September. Always. Jim Cantore must be a yankee. He has suffered a lot of hurricane winds. Maybe that affected his judgement. I bet he never had to wait three months to wear his back to school sweater. I forgive you though Jim. I’m used to it by now. Still, the seed of hope is planted. I will keep a close eye on the ten-day forecast.  I will refrain from dragging out the winter clothes. But my heart will dance a little with every cool breeze. Just this morning, I found a single orange maple leaf, lying unapologetically among cobwebs and loosed crepe myrtle petals; the silhouette of a tiny raging bonfire. Maybe Jim was right afterall. Now, if I can just find that Apple Cake recipe…

Figure Drawing Workshop by Artist Garry Pound

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

The Columbus Artist Guild is sponsoring renowned artist Garry Pound to host a two-day figure drawing workshop February 17th and 18th, 2012. The workshop will be held at the artist’s studio, about a block from The Rothschild-Pound House Inn. Live models, detailed critque and instruction will be available from Dr. Pound. Space is limited. For more information, please call 706-322-4075 or the studio, at 706-327-3024.

Springtime in Columbus, Georgia

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Great Blue Heron on the Chattahoochee River

 

Way down here in Columbus, it’s not so cold. Oh it gets cold enough to snuggle under several quilts with the window open and to start a fire, but not so cold that you can see your breath, very often. Today it’s 69 degrees. Only bad thing is that the Tulip Poplars tend to bud out early, pretty pink silk petals amid the bare grey branches. Daffodils and Crocus are peeping out of the cold hard ground,”outside the lines”, of our more recent, proffessional landscaping. Whether Daffodils, a random Iris, or the Four O’clocks that open late summer afternoons, these old flowers come back every year. It’s usually in the first warm week after the first freeze. Just like your Mama’sLemon Meringue, made just for you, you can always count on these gracious flowers to unfold a little sooner and smell a little sweeter than you remembered the year before.  It’s always about as soon as you can wear your shirt sleeves. And around here, that could be mid-February. Before you know it, we’ll be serving breakfast on the veranda and swatting at honey bees. You’ll wish you could stay all Sunday afternoon, just to walk along the Chattahoochee and watch Herons swoop down to the riverbank, pose with an impossible grace and wait for someone to admire their silhouettes.

Christmas Specials

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Now that we are all dressed for the holidays, we’d love to have you join us! If you stay with us between now and December 17th, you can get a special rate of $150 on any of our suites. It includes a delicious southern breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese. We have lots of suites available with fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs. Just mention this promotion when you call. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Christmas at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

It’s beginning to look a whole lot like Christmas around here. In fact, I’ve opened up lots of boxes already. We have new 500 thread count sheets and delicious smelling Christmas soaps in all the guest rooms. It’s time again for Eggnog French Toast, Cranberry Pancakes and Champagne with breakfast! I recently read an article about hotel breakfasts in Prague and Paris. They had cheesecake and champagne alongside the more traditional breakfast fare. Sounds like a festive way to start your day! So I go, inspired to dazzle each and every guest, in this most festive of seasons.

There’s a tub beside a fireplace with your name on it. Won’t you join us? 

Mamie Pound, owner

The Rothschild-Pound House Inn, Columbus, Georgia

Hotel or Inn?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Free Breakfast is included at the Rothschild-Pound House Inn

I just returned from a vacation that took my family of four from Memphis, to Chicago and finally, to Washington, D.C.. Before we left, I spent hours on this very computer, searching Tripadvisor, Travel Forums and hotel websites for the perfect spot for us to stay. I wanted something nice, but not too expensive. I wanted it to be extremely clean and well maintained, of course. And, I wanted all this for a deal. The first night, in Memphis, we satyed in a hotel I booked on Priceline. I got a great deal, $65. But, I was really disappointed in the hotel. It almost ruined my vacation mood. Although it was a 3 diamond, which I thought would be perfectly nice for a one night stay, it was drab. The employees were nice enough. It was adequately cleaned, but it’s decor almost gave me the creeps. It’s funny how little things can convey a feeling, one way ot another. As we walked to Beale Street, I found myself wishing I’d boooked a different hotel, despite the great rate. By the way, it was lauded on Tripadvisor as,”Great”! In Chicago, I first used Priceline again, requesting a hotel near the Art Institute, Downtown. I was awarded a hotel for $100/ night, but it wasn’t Downtown as they promised. This was sneaky. After 45 minutes on the phone with their customer service people, they grudging agreed to refund my money, but only if I booked another hotel with them in Chicago. So they had pulled a bait and switch, awarding my bid for a Downtown hotel, but giving me a hotel in a different area than promised. Hmmmm. I booked another hotel in Chicago, not through Priceline. It was really nice. It wasn’t $300 nice, which is what you pay in Chicago, downtown. But, I had to pay for internet, parking, $8 sparkling water, breakfast would have been $25 per person. In Washington, D.C., we stayed at the Omni Shoreham. We stayed here in the past and my children loved it, mostly because they brought milk and cookies, we’d been upgraded to a suite with a separate living room, two televisions and it had a great pool, with a nice bar. It was a historic hotel; lots of character.So we had to stay here. This time we didn’t get upgraded and there were no milk and cookies? But, I don’t regret this because the hotel is beautiful, very clean, aesthetically pleasing, fresh flowers, custom bed covers, etc. The bathrooms were really nice and the service by the pool was wonderful. Although there was one front desk clerk who could use a little training in hospitality, but the other staff more than made up for her almost rude indifference. We were happy enough and we were able to take the metro to any place we imagined in the area, from the Smithsonian to Alexandria, Va.. As we traveled across Illinois and Virginia, I cam to realize that what I was seeking in these hotels is the very thing an inn has to offer. An inn is most often, a special place where you will find everything that is missing in the hotel experience; great food, service and beautiful fresh flowers. Our coffee is actually good, (we have it roasted by a local roaster; Fountain City Coffee)! Our rooms are super clean and they are gorgeous. They have character. They are all different, all custom drapes and bed linens. We have real art. Art that could be in a museum, (www.garrypound.com). And we have breakfast like you’ve never tasted. And it’s FREE! Even our internet is free and our parking. You even get turndown and your very own fresh flowers for your room. And, we are only 8 minutes to Ft. Benning, walking distance to the Riverwalk and the Columbus State University Downtown Campus, the Rivercenter and Springer Opera House are three blocks away. The point is, why stay in a predictable hotel chain, that may or may not be up to par, when you can stay at an inn, a place with heart? After all, where else are you going to eat, “The World’s Best Pancakes”?

Slip Away for a Summer Getaway

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

The Rothschild-Pound House inn is celebrating summer with cool summer getaways. Spend the night in any of our suites, enjoy Fresh Flowers in-suite,  a Four Course Dinner at Vintage 222 and Breakfast in Bed for 295.00*, June 7-August 31, 2011. Call reservations at 706-322-4075, to reserve your spot at the most romantic inn in Georgia! *This special does not include alcohol or gratuity.

Mother’s Day Getaway

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Treat your Mom to the ultimate getaway. An afternoon reception of Champagne and Strawberries, a Rose Petal Infused Bath in one of our great jacuzzi tubs and after a great night’s sleep, our delicious Breakfast in Bed! For reservations, please call 706-322-4075.

You can win this package for your mother, just email your name, address and telephone number to info@thepoundhouseinn.com. We will enter your name in our drawing, to be held in May.

Easter Lunch at Vintage 222

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Vintage 222 is hosting a lovely Easter Buffet, on Sunday, April 24, 2011. Reservations are recommmended and seatings are available, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please call 706-322-4075 for more information and reservations.

 

Easter Brunch

Carving Station of Prime Rib of Beef with Roast Garlic Jus and Horseradish Cream

Slow Smoked Pit Ham

Cajun Rubbed Roast Turkey Breast

Chicken and Dumplings

Herb Encrusted Baked Chicken

Squash Casserole

Baby Green Beans      Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes     Braised Turnip Greens

Truffled Macaroni and Cheese           Chargrilled Asparagus           Rice Pilaf

Tossed Salad with Assorted Dressings

Rolls and Butter    Assorted Desserts 

 

Adults 28.95        Children 6-12  12.95