Georgia Innkeepers Association


GIA upcoming meetings:


Summer Gathering, September 12-13, 2017 

at The Claremont House Bed & Breakfast,

Rome, GA


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

10am – meet at Claremont House

Light refreshments

Tour & check-in to rooms

11:15am – leave Claremont House

11:30am – tour Rome’s clock tower & meet with Lisa Smith Rome CVB Director

12:30 – lunch in Downtown Rome

1:30 – Depart for Berry College

2:00pm: Dean of Student Work/ Program Overview

2:30pm: Cheese Tasting with Jersey Milk Student Enterprise

3:00pm: Tour of the Cottages

3:30pm: Tour of the Dairy (30 to 45 minutes)

4:30pm:Return to Claremont House

7pm – dinner in downtown Rome

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

8:30 – Breakfast

9:00 – make shiitake mushroom logs

10:00am – Discussion Topic – Star ratings

10:45am – next meeting discussions

11:30am adjourn



Past meetings:

You may notice a pattern as you review past meetings. GIA members typically gather twice a year to learn from one another, to discuss our progress and plan for future achievements. Our hosts volunteer and we are grateful for their enthusiastic hospitality. If you would like to host a gathering in the future, please let us know. We would love to learn more about your property and your region of Georgia. We typically have 10 to 20 Innkeepers at our gatherings, although we hope this number will continue to grow. In the future we hope more of our member Innkeepers can attend our meetings virtually, we recognize it is sometimes difficult for the Innkeeper to actually step away from the Inn. Our gatherings are best experienced in person. The room is always filled with knowledgeable Innkeepers involved in a respectful exchange of ideas, inspirational moments, and humor. We hope you can join us at our next meeting.


Winter Chautauqua GIA Conference  March 5 & 6, 2017

at Dalton, GA 


Winter Meeting, January 30, 2017

at Kennesaw State University, Michael A. Leven School of Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality



Summer Retreat, August 22-23, 2016

at The York House Inn


Winter Retreat, January 11-12, 2016

at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast


Leadership Retreat, August 24-25, 2015

at Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa


Winter Chautauqua GIA Conference  March 2, 2015

Aspiring Innkeeper workshop March 1, 2015

Dalton, Ga


Winter Meeting, January 21, 2015

at The Garden Walk Bed & Breakfast Inn


Leadership Retreat, July 7-8, 2014

at Etowah Heritage Bed & Breakfast


Winter Meeting, January 22, 2014

at Ashford Manor Bed & Breakfast