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New England Inn: Rosalyn Elkan Suite

  
  
  

King Suite 2, small JR.jpg After more than 60 years operating as an inn, Hampton Terrace’s guest rooms finally have names.   It is not that they needed names…King Suite 2 was pretty descriptive…but we decided that this was an opportunity to help tell the history of the property in a colorful way.   Our Main House Rooms have been named after pre-inn owners of the property.   Our Wynnstay Cottage Rooms are named after the famous race horses owned by the Bonner family, who lived here from 1917-1937 and gave us the name Hampton Terrace.  We have decided to name our king suites after strong women from our family.

The Rosalyn Elkan Suite

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The 1929 Steinway in our living room has great significance. It was a wedding present from Stan’s great-grandfather, Eli Elkan to his new daughter-in-law in 1929. Rosalyn, an opera major at Indiana State, moved to Macon, GA and over three quarters of a century was the unquestioned Grand Dame of classical music in Macon. Founder of the Macon Concert Association and a co-founder of the Macon Symphony, she also was on the National Council of the Metropolitan Opera and knew all of the major classical music names of the day. Many would stay at, or be entertained in her home while traveling through the South and that list included Robert Merrill, Claudio Arrau, Marilyn Horne, Roberta Peters, Jerome Hines, Artur Rubenstein, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Richard Tucker, Emanuel Ax, and Arthur Fiedler. She and her husband, Stanley traveled extensively throughout the world from the 1930s through the 1970s, with many of those trips lasting months. Rosalyn lived until her mid-90s.

Ideal Romantic Getaway or Anniversary

Treat yourself and someone special to the best!   Our King Suites are provide a romantic escape any time of the year. Private, spacious and beautifully appointed, they feature a fireplace and the largest 2-person corner Jacuzzi we could find. The King bed is so plush and soft, you may never want to leave.
Relax in your living room area (not a separate room) with an overstuffed couch (can be converted into a bed), romantic gas fireplace, wet bar and refrigerator.

The suite also features a television with built-in DVD and a beautiful, gold hand-ragged luxurious private bath. Your personal entrance and sitting porch overlook our outdoor, heated pool.

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