The Brady Inn

250 North Second Street, Madison, Georgia 30650
Innkeeper(s): Karen & Peter Wibell
  • Introduction

    The Brady Inn - Madison, Georgia

    Conveniently located in Madison's Historic District, the Brady Inn is near the University of Georgia in Athens, the Masters Tournament in Augusta, and the golf courses of Lake Oconee. Whether your interests are football, golf, historic homes, or a leisurely weekend browsing for antiques, the Brady Inn B&B is ready to pamper you in classic southern comfort.

    From the moment you enter, you know that you can make yourself at home. You will wake to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a hearty full breakfast complete with a morning paper to start your day off right. Our computer access and wireless capability allows you to check email or keep abreast of your business. At any time of the day you may choose from a selection of homemade goodies and beverages in the dining room.

    The Brady Inn front

    Madison Georgia's Brady Inn B & B is located in Georgia's Lake Country just off I-20 between Atlanta and Augusta. Close to the University of Georgia in Athens, scenic Lake Oconee, and bustling Atlanta. The Brady Inn is the perfect place to stay while exploring Georgia's Historic Heartland Cities: Madison, Athens, Rutledge, Greensboro, Social Circle, Covington, Conyers, Monroe, and Watkinsville.

    Madison escaped being burned by Sherman in 1864 on his "March to the Sea"; now you can escape to Madison. From romantic interludes to wonderful wedding weekends, UGA football to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club , biking events to girlfriend get-aways, the Brady Inn Bed & Breakfast will pamper you in Classic Southern Comfort!

  • About Your Hosts

    In May of 2006, with no buyer in sight, the Brady Inn was scheduled to be divided up, furnishings auctioned off. Karen and Peter Wibell loved visiting B&Bs and thought one day they might have one of their own. Suddenly, that day was here! Karen's professional career had focused on home furnishings. Peter had managed restaurants in New York City and Dallas while working on his doctorate as a family and marriage counselor.

    Their genuine interest in people, love of fine food, attention to detail, and hospitality experience make them gracious hosts. Today, Peter concentrates his time at the Inn; Karen is involved in community philanthropy and is a writer and artist.

    The Inn was bought "as is" that included a cat which we call Brady. An outside kitty, Brady can't meow and was probably abused. You might spot her, but she is very skittish!

  • About Our Amenities

    The Brady Inn bedroom

    The Brady Inn B & B is the perfect place to stay in historic Madison, Georgia. Our 1885 Victorian Bed and Breakfast on the Antebellum Trail offers old-fashioned charm, modern amenities, and true Southern hospitality. All seven bedrooms have private baths and provide beautiful lodging decorated with Victorian antiques, heart pine floors, and period appointments. We have a reputation for the most comfortable beds and best breakfasts in Madison! Seated at your own table, we serve you breakfast: juice, freshly ground coffee or gourmet teas, followed by a first course of fruit then a full, hot entree - this is definitely not continental! Recommended by TripAdvisor and Southern Living.

    The Brady Inn is located in Madison's historic district on a quiet street only three blocks from the square and beautiful Town Park, one block from Main Street — you don't need your car! One of Georgia's largest Historic Districts, Madison is a treasure of antebellum and Victorian architecture, historic homes, cultural museums, art galleries, antique shops, and great restaurants all a short stroll away!

    Outdoor weddings, receptions, and special events in Madison, Georgia, find a uniquely personal venue in the landscaped wedding gardens of the Brady Inn. Check out what’s growing in the kitchen garden. With six bikes, tour town with wheels that don’t require gas!

    Play bocce, croquet, and horseshoes or just rock lazily in the hammock. Relax afterward on one of our rocking chair porches or enjoy the lovely breezeway set with tables and chairs for your use.

    In cooler months, enjoy the warmth from the fire pit while lounging in the encircling Adirondack chairs! There is cable TV/DVD in the parlor, a guest computer in the dining room, free WiFi and off-street parking.

  • From Our Guest Books

    The Brady Inn chairs

    "What an absolutely lovely stay! Karen & Peter, you are wonderful hosts! We must say our visit far exceeded our expectations and we will be back! Thank you for a much needed break!" -January 28, 2012

    "Thank you for a wonderful weekend. The best parts - delicious French Toast and spending an evening in the parlor with a couple from Australia! Who knew we'd have such an international experience in Madison, GA!" Stone Mountain, GA -January 22, 2012

    "The long drive from Cocoa Beach was easy because we knew what we were treating ourselves with - a "Brady Inn" stay! We love it here! It's like a perfect dream." Second Visit Cocoa Beach, FL -December 24, 2012

    "You have made this part of our trip comfortable, welcoming, and memorable. Every comfort we could need has been thought of and at hand." Queensland, Australia -December 12 2012

    "How many times have we spent wonderful nights at the Brady Inn? Certainly enough to serve as a resounding recommendation! See you in the Spring!" Flat Rock, NC ~ November 10 2012

    "What a place to find peace of Soul! It offered everything in the best possible way." Lakeland, FL -July 11, 2011

    "What an outstanding stay. It's hard to pick out a highlight from the antiques, the outdoor gardens, the breakfast and the hospitality. We will be back." Jacksonville, FL -July 14, 2011

    "We've had a great stay in your truly charming setting. We'll spread the word back in England, Thank you." -July 9, 2011

    "What a wonderful taste and experience from the truly beautiful home and kind hospitality to the fresh Georgia peaches and delicious local sausage --this has been an experience to remember and cherish." ~ Hinesville & Rincon, GA -July 3, 2011

    "Wow! What a perfect & relaxing stay we had in the Sarah Brady room. This was our first stay in Madison and we will surely be back. Today is our 3 month anniversary and you truly helped make it special. The accommodations and food were wonderful." -July 2, 2011

    "Our third stay...we always have a wonderful time! The McIntyre Room is our special retreat. Everyone should experience the Southern hospitality here at the Brady Inn. We will be back." Aiken, SC -June 6, 2011

    Our fourth stay at the Inn and we are finalizing the wedding plans for our October wedding here. We are so excited! Thanks again to everyone for the wonderful hospitality and we will see you in July." -June 20, 2011

    "We were here in town for a family reunion and spent three wonderful days at the Brady Inn and in Madison. Thank you so much!! We hope to return." Olympia, Washington -May 30, 2011

    "Thanks for another wonderful weekend. Our room was just as remembered! Scott looked at cars and I did antiques, both enjoyed the trip. See you next year!!" -May 29, 2011

    "This was a wonderful weekend for our 20th wedding anniversary! We have had the best of all times. Thank you!" Snellville, GA -May 21, 2011

    "You have thought of everything to make your guests' stays comfortable in your beautiful, historic Inn! We have been fortunate to experience B &B stays for many years and the Brady Inn ranks up near the top! Thank you for your hospitality and arranging the delicious dinner/theater package, which we thoroughly enjoyed! We will pass the word about the Brady Inn to our friends and neighbors!" -March 25-26. 2011

    "Finally stopped and stayed in Madison after 2 decades of just driving thru! Wow! What a treasure! Loved the town and especially this B & B. Peter and Karen are such a blessing. Have had a GREAT time and hope to return SOON!" -January 21-23, 2011

    Our favorite spot (in the Sarah Brady Room) is the little settee ~ so comfortable. We read, write, think, relax from this one vantage point feeling the warmth of this lovely room all around us. The head board and dressing table are the two items that attract me. It gives a stately, "coming home" aura... Thank you - we have had a memorable experience and now off to the special Peter breakfast!" Salem, SC -November 5-7, 2010

    "So relaxing! The bed is heavenly -- did not want to get up! I have now stayed in 3 rooms at your Inn have loved them all!" -October 20, 2009

    "...the moment I stepped into the hallway leading to the dining room it was as if I stepped back into time to my grandmother's house. The smell of the wood, the quilts and the time were amazing. I felt like a child again...Our first breakfast here; who knew French toast could melt in your mouth? ...Another beautiful day. Breakfast was amazing! Peter and Karen have become friends instead of Innkeepers; both truly lighten the morning...Sadly our last day but the memories will last for years. I can hardly wait until we can return. The experience was one I would like to press between the pages of a book so I could take it out and remember it fresh." ~ Warner Robbins, GA -April 16-19, 2010

    "We enjoyed our stay in the Sarah Brady Room. The space was both elegant and intimate ~ the perfect setting for celebrating our eleventh anniversary. We only wish we could have stayed much longer. Our time here was much too short." Lawrenceville, GA -March 14, 2009

    "Beautiful home! Wonderful rooms- very spacious & comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful visit!" -Bedford, VA -October 26, 2008

    "Another wonderful and relaxing stay! We'll be back again next year." Third visit Decatur, GA -October 25, 2008

    "What a beautiful and fun place to stay! And the host and hostess are extremely thoughtful." Albany, GA -October 19, 2008

    "Absolutely wonderful experience. Perfect setting for special memories! Your attention to detail is greatly appreciated!" Cordele, GA - October 17, 2008

    "What a great weekend. Loved your B&B. Breakfasts were superb! We loved the McIntyre Room and the help rendered by Peter-Great Host!" Murray, KY -October 10, 2008

    "Just returned from Europe and the breakfast was better than anything I was served over there! Wonderful experience!" Warrenville,SC -July 10, 2008

    "Been around the world several times. If the Brady Inn doesn't win awards, nothing should!" Washington, DC -June 20, 2008

    "Now I understand the meaning of "Southern Hospitality"! Austin, TX -May 25, 2008

    "Absolutely the best stay! Genuine, relaxing, precious, peaceful! Thank you for your incredible hospitality! We wish we could stay (for life)." Atlanta, GA -April 12, 2008

    "Our interior decorator, native of Madison, recommended a trip down the Antebellum Trail. We are so fortunate to have chosen the Brady Inn for lodging. Bill especially loved picking up the pecans that had fallen on the ground." Hendersonville, NC -Dec. 29, 2007

    "In my life I have traveled to many places but rarely have I received such a warm welcome as here." India -Oct 20, 2007

    "This place rocks! We love it and it is awesome, top notch!" Nashville, TN -Oct. 13, 2007

    "What a warm and wonderful experience we had at your Inn. We are looking forward to returning soon with an entourage. We want to share this lovely secret with the ones we love. PS: how about sharing some of those wonderful breakfast recipes in print form! Thanks for the delicious memories." Woodstock, GA -Aug. 26, 2007

  • Weddings & Special Celebrations

    The Brady Inn wedding

    The Brady Inn's beautiful wedding gardens and reception venues in historic Madison, GA., await your personal touch on your special day! Brady Inn weddings offer exceptional service, a distinctive venue, one of a kind events, and affordable pricing.

    Madison is a premier wedding destination. The natural beauty of Morgan County in Georgia's Lake Country frames the antebellum and Victorian homes, superb restaurants, unique shops, and wonderful spas of Madison. In addition, historic attractions and recreational activities provide your bridal party and wedding guests plenty to see and do over your wedding weekend.

    The Brady Inn wedding dress

    Memories to cherish forever

    At the Brady Inn Bed & Breakfast, the romance of the Old South is married to the charm of historic Madison Georgia.

    If you are considering an outdoor destination wedding, our landscaped wedding gardens offer several options from spacious, formal venues to private, intimate settings while seven beautifully appointed guest rooms provide lodging for bridal party and wedding guests. Additional photos available on FaceBook.

    The Magnolia Wedding Garden

    A romantic wedding garden, with pergola and arbors, is nestled among Magnolias, Tea Olives, Dogwoods and Boxwoods-- designed for an enchanting outdoor wedding.

    The Brady Inn couple

    The Southwing Wedding Garden

    With a separate pergola and expansive lawn, this garden accommodates a 60 foot tent for up to 200 guests for weddings or receptions.

    The Courtyard

    The landscaped courtyard provides an intimate setting for smaller family weddings. The covered breezeway linking the two homes is elevated above ground and provides either a lovely backdrop or a ready-made stage.

    Covered Porches and Breezeway

    The South Garden Cottage is surrounded on three sides by a wide continuous covered porch, perfect for setting up intimate tables to dine alfresco. The breezeway is set with tables and chairs for casual dining.

    The Brady Inn wedding

    The Brady Inn ring boy and flower girl

    The Brady Inn bride

    The Brady Inn dancing