Best of BedandBreakfast.com award-winning innkeeper Adele Goodman was recently featured on Macon, GA TV station WMAZ13! Click here to see the video.
Here's what reporter Stephanie Susskind said: "One central Georgia bed and breakfast innkeeper is gaining national attention for hospitality. Bed and Breakfast.com named Adele Goodman, innkeeper and owner of Traveler's Rest Bed and Breakfast in Montezuma, one of the country's best innkeepers of the year. Goodman says she tells her guests that a bed and breakfast is a hotel with personality. She says, "it's just a small town and it's a small inn but you really get to experience the south and hopefully some true southern hospitality." Goodman says when she took over the inn about four and a half years ago she added her own personal touch, like adding family heirlooms to the decor. The B&B has four rooms, each with a different theme. From the garden room, the civil war room, the captains quarters and the outside cottage, Goodman says she enjoys giving guests a comfortable place to rest their head. She says, "I just try to go that extra mile by being flexible and being there but also leaving them alone." That extra mile earned her national recognition. Bed and Breakfast .com named Goodman one of the country's twelve best innkeepers of the year, based on guest reviews. Goodman says, "I had some wonderful reviews from some of my guests, so I was very lucky and privileged to receive that." She says she hopes her guests will continue saying good things that will put her on the list again next year, and bring more people to the inn. Steve Brown and his son Luke currently occupy the civil war room while they relocate to Montezuma. Brown says he's not surprised about Goodman's honor. Brown says Goodman pays a lot of attention to detail about what folks who are not from here may need to know. He says she even helps get his son up for school after he leaves for work. Brown says, "she seems to think of things before you ask." Goodman says she enjoys the satisfaction of knowing that people have had an enjoyable stay, and that they've had that little special experience they may not have had somewhere else. Goodman says having a full house and getting to know her visitors makes the job fun. She says it's almost like having her own family stay with her. Goodman says, "I have guests that come back specifically through Montezuma just to stay here and will take the time to go off the highway just to come back and stay with me." She hopes travelers continue to rest at the place she calls home. Goodman says the house is 110 years old and was built for one of the first doctors in Montezuma. She says the town used to be called Traveler's Rest before it became Montezuma, and that's where the B and B got its name. It's located on Dooly Street in Montezuma."