The History of 1880 Rhodes Hotel

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Close your eyes.

Imagine that it is 1880 and the train from Atlanta has just stopped at the beautiful Victorian Rhodes Hotel. Salesmen and teachers step off the train to spend the week at one of the finest hotels in the area.

Henry Rhodes, head of the Suwanee school board and the railroad depot agent, is their host. On weekends, Atlantans arrive for their holiday in the country, complete with Mrs. Lillie Rhodes’ famous dinners and a carriage ride on Sunday afternoon.

Margaret Mitchell was a frequent guest at the Rhodes Hotel, escaping the society gossip of Atlanta.

The Huthmakers are honored and proud to be part of the rich history of the Rhodes Hotel with its eight fireplaces, seven bedrooms, three parlors, wrap-around porches, a carriage house, and the largest magnolia tree in Georgia.

When you visit the violin shop, please note that each parlor is named for very special people: our mentors.

The elegant 1880 Rhodes Hotel is the perfect home for our vintage string instruments.