It's summer once again, and we've all got vacation on the mind. Whether you hail from a small town or if you're a big city girl, there's nothing like warm weather to awaken the wanderlust within.
If you're ready for vacay, never fear — we're putting you on to one of our favorite Black-owned travel spots and one of the South's best-kept secrets, Pleasanton Courtyard Bed and Breakfast in Fayette County, Georgia.
Got to get away
As modern Americans, we typically look at the vacation as a treat or amusement, but did you realize that taking some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life benefits your health?
According to a recent study, those who worked 55 hours or more a week had a 35% higher risk of stroke and a 17% higher risk of dying from heart disease than those with a work week of 35 to 40 hours.
Similarly, reports note that vacations decrease stress and can potentially improve overall heart health.
Pleasantries of Pleasanton
Tucked away on Sandy Creek Road in Fayetteville, Georgia, is Fayette County's first licensed bed and breakfast, owned by Claude and Ingrid Barnes. Although Pleasanton is located in an idyllic countryside area, it is convenient to all the prime spots in Metro Atlanta.
"6,000 feet of elegance," Pleasanton Courtyard is an elevated Victorian-era-inspired home featuring state-of-the-art updates alongside old-school grandeur. Featuring crown molding, chandeliers throughout, and granite galore, a stay at Pleasanton Courtyard Bed and Breakfast will make you feel like royalty. Set alongside 19.8 acres of wooded area, this majestic destination is the perfect blend of modern sophistication and natural surroundings.
Bed, breakfast, and beyond
On top of the gorgeous digs and views, Pleasanton Courtyard is where it's at when you're looking for the creme de la creme of amenities and more.
Each morning, guests can look forward to a freshly prepared two-course breakfast that's been described as "akin to an early morning gourmet feast." Aside from the indulgent daily meal, the Pleasanton Courtyard also features a saltwater pool, an indoor hot tub, a sauna, a theater room for movie viewing, and an exercise room. There's even a fully-stocked pond for fishing for the natural outdoorsy types. If you're more into low-key activity, you can stroll the property, chill out in one of their common areas, or sit back and relax on the wrap-around porch.
Pleasanton sits near many must-see spots like Trillith, a creative community known for filmmaking studios, shopping, and dining. The bed and breakfast is also located only 25 miles from downtown Atlanta.
Vacation time is more than just for fun — it's a must. Next time you want to experience luxury amidst the lush beauty of the countryside, make your way to Pleasanton Courtyard. For reservations or to learn more, visit the Pleasanton Courtyard Bed and Breakfast official website.