AMR Signature respite Inn

136  7th Street

Mt. Airy, GA 30563


Lawton Place Manor is the 2nd of our AMR Signature Respite Inns.  It 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 later changed to Lawton Place Manor.   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 Winter 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.    We rely entirely on donations to support the part-time staffing and maintenance of the property, so retreats can be affordable (even free!)  to caregivers. 


Contributions from individuals, businesses, churches, foundations, etc make our respite retreats affordable to all caregivers.

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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 five large guest rooms with five and a half baths.  The Cottage holds two guest rooms with a full bath, living room, & kitchenette.  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.  

  • 100% of all contributions support the basic monthly operating expenses of the house

Donate One Time

100% of your donation supports our basic monthly expenses to keep the lights on.   Give via Paypal or check!

Donate Monthly

These retreats can't be free for parents & caregivers without regular monthly support.  "Many hands make for light work"! 

Sponsor A Month

"Friends of The Manor" is a great advertising and ministry opportunity for businesses, churches, foundations and private individuals.   $4000 needed monthly.  Several sponsorship levels available.

Legacy Giving

Each of the rooms in our inn is in need of a sponsor! Your family, foundation, business, church, or social group will be prominently acknowledged on a plaque in the room.  All sponsorship giving is tax deductible.


Our parents & caregivers tell you in their own words how impactful AMR respite retreats have been in their health and family life. 

donations over $1000 can be made via check to

A Mother's Rest 

32 West Main Street 

New Market, MD  21774  

Contributions of cash, annuities, stock etc can all be made as tax deductible contributions to our sanctuary inn.