Lawton Place Manor
136 7th Street
Mount Airy, Georgia 30563
Lawton Place Manor was completed in 1879 by then-U.S. Ambassador Alexander Lawton and his family as a summer home away from the heat and humidity of Savannah. At the time it was built, Ambassador Lawton named this property "The Oakes". The name was changed to Lawton Place Manor at some point in history. This beautiful manor home was also (briefly in 1957) the home of legendary baseball player Ty Cobb. The community today still refers to it as "The Ty Cobb House". In most recent history, the property served as a popular small wedding venue.
In the Spring of 2020, Lawton Place Manor will open it's doors once again as a non-profit respite inn exclusively for parents & caregivers who have loved ones with disabilities and/or chronic illness. This is the second signature respite property owned and managed by A Mother's Rest. We rely entirely on donations to support the part-time staffing and maintenance of the property, so retreats can be free of charge to caregivers.
Tremendous personal thought and care has been put into the interior decor and design of the inn to maximize comfort for the guests. Our Founder, Executive Director, & Head Innkeeper's design style provides guests with a true feeling of sanctuary, with a mix of period antiques, unique lighting, and comfortable cottage-style furnishings. The Manor House boasts six guest rooms with five and a half baths. The Cottage holds two guest rooms with a full bath, kitchen, and laundry facilities. Surrounded by both enclosed and open porches, plus a beautiful in-ground pool and lush gardens, our guests will have many cozy spots to rest.
In addition to each of our guest rooms needing sponsors ($2500 each), our Legacy Giving Program makes it possible to also choose from the following: Living Room, Kitchen, Dining Room, Breakfast Solarium, The Great Hall, The Cottage, & The Pool. Inquire about sponsorship for your family, business, church or local civic group! These funds support our operating costs at the inn.