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The impressive exterior of this former house of ill repute is frillier than inside, though there is still plenty to impress here. Antiques abound, but they’re not overdone, and a smattering of country touches help create genuine, unstuffy comfort. The beds are deep and piled with soft linens, and room configurations are amenable to couples, families, and friends (two- or four-legged). Nearly all the well-appointed bathrooms have whirlpool tubs—some big enough for two. A full breakfast with Southern specialties like puffed pancakes; an honor bar; helpful hosts; ample supply of homemade sweets; and weekend wine and cheese parties round out the very pleasing experience here. Check the website for excellent seasonal deals.