As big a business hub as Atlanta is, large hotels are a dime a dozen. A charming bed and breakfast like Stonehurst is a diamond in the rough. The building went up in 1896 and is now on the National Register of Historic Places; the most recent renovation took place in 2008. This is the place to go if you truly want a getaway where you don't see another soul. While there are technically five accommodations other than yours, it's rare you'll run into anyone. The focus here is on being a "green lodging," with Stonehurst emphasizing recycling, rainwater reclamation, air purification, and solar energy. What else? Well, for a start, there are the well-manicured gardens, the 1,000-thread-count Egyptian cotton bedding, and the heated Carrara marble floors available in some bathrooms. Four units have working fireplaces. If you want the ultimate experience in luxury, spring for the master suite. A full organic gourmet breakfast with delicious dishes like crab eggs Benedict is served each morning; home-baked goods (the owners even share the recipes on their website) and beverages are available throughout the day. And if you're as attached to your canine as I am, the best news of all is that you don't have to leave Fido at home, as Stonehurst is pet-friendly (and even offers dog-walking services for a fee).