The Bowers House Writers and Creative Retreat

Nestled in the historical district of a sleepy railway town, The Bowers House Artists’ Retreat and Hotel affords visiting artists and guests a rare commodity — the tranquility and space to work and create.  Call us home to explore this beautiful part of Northeast Georgia or to plan your next masterpiece.

Ellen Bowers Davenport, Manager and Queen of The Bowers House, can be reached during business hours at 404-358-3678 to take your reservations and greet you when you arrive. For retreat booking call Charlie Read at 954-888-8948. The Bowers House is reopening with precautions in 2022 and accepting applications for creative residencies and reservations for this 100-year-old stately home now with high speed good internet. Welcome!



Bowers House sponsored community arts events and programming of them, and other retreat and arts residency programs,  university grants and corporate assistance, are our lifeblood and fulfill our mission. We also accommodate the occasional full house or weekend guest rentals for travelers, family events, UGA football patrons, historians and rare appearance of celebrity artists and writers, and are appreciative of their support as well. We are in the infancy planning of a film competition and festival, an outdoor public concert series and theater and fine art dance performances, and offer catering and transportation / grocery delivery and custom North Georgia tours and excursions.

House Rules

The Bowers house is a gay and black owned, left thinking Unitarian Universalist bunch, surrounded by multicultural and free thinking artists who make us thrive. Respect and acceptance of this environment is essential to your stay here.

  • Two night minimum call 9548888948 alternate reservations
  • Check in: 2:00 pm
  • Check out: 12:00 pm
  • One pet allowed in bedrooms only
  • No Smoking indoors
  • Respect Resident Artists and Guests