Experience the rich history, lore and legend of the Sautee Nacoochee Valley
Originally built in 1837 by Moses Harshaw, The Stovall House was built as a classic southern farmhouse. At that time, it sat upon an estimated 1500-acre plantation.
The home was upgraded with wrap around porches and several out buildings in 1867 when the Stovall family purchased it. Here, they resided until 1952 when one of NE Georgia’s only physicians at the time, acquired it from the estate. Now, it can be best described as Eclectic Victorian architecture, with the Victorian accents added in the 1860’s.
Doc Walters, as he was affectionately known, utilized it as both his medical practice and residence. He treated patients from all walks in the rooms now known as The Parlor and The Bridal Salon.
The property then became the passion and vision of Hamilton Schwartz for the next 37 years, when he purchased it in 1983. With his engineering background from Georgia Tech combined with his love for the historic Sautee Nacoochee Valley, Hamilton skillfully and beautifully transformed it into a B & B and full service, fine dining experience.
In December of 2018, Hamilton sold it to Jeff & Erin, who had already fallen in love with the property and the community.
With Jeff’s 31 years in commercial construction and Erin’s background in customer service, food, wine and sustainability, the couple combined their vision with passion for this diamond in the rough.
The Stovall House re-opened in 2019 as a Bed & Breakfast and Event Venue. The recently updated and freshly appointed farmhouse boasts beautiful classic southern rocking chair porches, several sitting areas, inside and out, to relax and rejuvenate, catch up on a good book, conversation or nap!
Our Owners & Innkeepers
Owner & Innkeeper
Spending over 35 years as a General Contractor in the Commercial and Industrial construction industry, Jeff was involved at the management level coordinating construction projects throughout the United States. Jeff’s attention to detail and striving for everything to be perfect for our guests makes for a wonderful experience at our magical destination. You can usually find Jeff working outside on the property grounds or planning our next project.
Owner & Innkeeper
From 1994 to 2018, Erin was a massage therapist, holistic health counselor, fitness instructor and restorative movement specialist, working very closely with professional and Olympic athletes and Whole Foods Markets. Erin immersed herself in the Good Food Movement, while being affiliated with Whole Foods Markets, Georgia Organics and White Oak Pastures. She believes that what’s on our guests plates can have a far-reaching, positive impact beyond our bodies – and, can taste fantastic, too! She can usually be found in the kitchen.