The Killian House Retreat
This quaint home was built in 1953 and we have designed it as a quiet getaway spot for our family. The Killian family has ties to the local history and FDR in Warm Springs. It is one of the few Warm Springs GA hotels.
Now we have opened it up for others to enjoy.
Killian House Gallery
This home is a history buff’s dream. We found that the dining room lamp is a Tesla patented lamp design. It was an electrical kit to convert oil lamp parts. We estimate that it was originally sold in 1893.
The front porch furniture is “Old Hickory” furniture from the 1920’s, originally built for the Meriweather Inn. The Inn was the first location of the Warm Springs Resort and was later purchased by FDR.
There is an historic photo of Sam Killian Sr., the Mayor of Warm Springs and FDR during the early days of FDR’s rehabilitation from polio. The home was built by his son Sam Killian Jr in 1953. The Killian family owned a store on Main Street in Warm Springs called “The Veranda.” The original safe is still in the building to this day. The property adjoining the site is owned by the Alcorn family. FDR was to attend a BarBQ hosted by the Alcorn’s the day he died. Located on the adjacent site are the charred remains of the Alcorn family home which was built with wood taken from the Meriweather Inn when it was dismantled.
The Killian House Retreat is perfect for Girl’s weekend getaways, Wedding parties, Family gatherings, Couples getaways, Historical explorations, Golf outings and Hiking adventures.
The house is 1900 sq/ft and sits on a secluded 1.5 acre wooded lot on top of a hill above Warm Springs GA. We have seen deer, fox, and the always entertaining squirrels on the property. The tree surrounded lot is perfect for star gazing.
Cozy new furniture fills the rooms for long conversations or napping. The dining room seats 8 for candlelit dinners. The Den table is ready for snacks, games, and puzzles. Sit on the front porch with your morning coffee and watch the sun come up. The outdoor grill can prepare a large meal or just use the fire pit to roast marshmallows. Grab a snack and head to the back porch to talk and laugh as the sun sets. Killian House Retreat is the perfect quiet place to finish that research paper, work project, craft project, or wedding plans. There is plenty of room for private small retreats for work, school, or church groups.
The 50’s style kitchen is newly updated but reminds you of Grandmother’s warm reception in her favorite spot. Bake your own cookies or have wine from the local winery with cheese to relax in comfort.
We have chosen not to have a TV in the Killian House Retreat. We use the house as a place to unplug, rejuvenate, and renew communications with each other. However, there is killer wifi with easy access all over the house. We created a blank wall and provided an easy to use video projector to experience that special movie, game, or cat video together.
We are 15 minutes from Calloway Gardens with an easy drive to Pine Mountain. Many adventures await such as: Christmas Fantasy in Lights, golf, hiking, Gardens, Water ski events, Lakefront beach, Butterfly Gardens, and Treetop challenge course, biking, canoeing, and live raptor shows.
FDR’s Little White House is 1 minute away just down the hill. The historic pools that helped FDR refocus his life before his political career are at the bottom of the hill below his house.
Take a tour of the Warm Springs Winery. The featured local wines are made from Scuppernong and Muscadine grapes. Taste the unique pepper infused “Hotlanta” wine.
The Roosevelt State park borders the property. There are over 40 miles of trails in the park. Many trails lead to multiple waterfalls along the hike. Beginners to advanced hikers will enjoy the trails. The Liberty Bell Pool is a great day of swimming after hitting the trails.
Antique shopping is abundant in Warm Springs and the many surrounding small towns. Being further from a large city the “finds” are plentiful.
Restaurants abound in the local area. While we lost our historic Bullock House building, the owners have opened again in an historic downtown building. The food is just as good and the genuine welcoming nature of Warm Springs is still alive. Mac’s Bar B Que is a perfect southern fare. The Gardens Restaurant at Calloway is a beautiful night out. Only 30 minutes away the riverfront in Columbus GA offers 5 great restaurants along the beautifully restored walking park.