For more than a century, The Partridge Inn in Augusta has provided the highest level of comfort and service. Undergoing multi-million dollar renovations, this hotel oozes history, charm, and luxury. It’s also the permanent haunt of a heartbroken bride named Emily, who died over 100 years ago…
She has long chestnut-colored hair and is often seen wandering the hotel in her wedding dress.
It is believed, Emily was getting ready for her wedding day when she heard of the tragic death of her fiancé. He was on his way into town on his horse for the ceremony when he was mistaken for a soldier wanted for treason. He was shot on-site and was dead before he hit the floor.
This tragic news sent was completely devastating to the young Emily. She reportedly wore her dress for several weeks, before dying of a broken heart.
The ghost of Emily in her wedding gown has often been seen by guests and staff alike, in hotel rooms, corridors, and in various other areas of the hotel. Seeing her with such regularity has earned the Partridge Inn a reputation as being one of the most haunted places in Augusta.
The Partridge Inn was first built back in 1836 as a private residence. It wasn’t until 1892 when the Partridge was purchased by Morris Partridge, that is was converted into a hotel. From 1892 – 1930, Morris Partridge’s hotel became a popular destination for people visiting Augusta, the South’s premier winter resort destination.
He developed a reputation as being a gracious and charismatic host, whose hotel served the very finest in cuisine, and provided the utmost in care to all guests. During this period of prosperity, Morris expanded on the Inn, adding an extra four stories to the existing two, and a quarter-mile of veranda and balconies. In total 60 rooms were added, enabling the hotel to open as an ‘official hostelry’ in 1910.
In 1923, the city officials of Augusta chose The Partridge Inn as a host for a special gala to be held for President Warren G. Harding. During the great depression of the 30’s – 50’s, the Oil tycoon, Henry Flagler, extended railroads to Florida, which soon surpassed Augusta as the south’s go-to winter destination. This had drastic effects on the local economy, leaving Morris Partridge with no other alternative but to sell.
In the 1960s the building was converted into a block of apartments, that served as a residence until the 1970s. In the 1980s after a long period of decline, a group of local community leaders, activists, politicians, and investors fought on behalf of The Partridge, saving it from the brink of demolition.
By 1988 the hotel was re-opened to roaring success that would last to this day. In 2006 The Partridge underwent a huge multi-million dollar renovation, that added to the hotels’ prestigious character and history, offering an enhanced level of service and elegance, the likes of which hadn’t been seen before in Augusta.
For more than 100 years, The Partridge Inn has served as a relaxing retreat for heads of state, celebrities, successful business people, and other luminaries. Built-in 1836 and servings a hotel since 1892, The Partridge Inn has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation, combining its character and charm from yesteryear, with the modern amenities you would come to expect from a luxury hotel.
There are 144 unique guest rooms, studios, and suites. The Partridge Inn also has its own award-winning restaurant and a secluded outdoor pool. You also have access to verandahs and balconies overlooking the beautiful Augusta landscape.
- 24-hour front desk
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Family rooms
- Air conditioning
- Designated smoking area
- Fitness center
- Outdoor pool (seasonal)
- Room service
- Meeting/banquet facilities
- Business center
- Dry cleaning
- ATM/cash machine on site
- Special diet menus (on request)
- Vending machine (drinks)
Things to Do
Ideally situated on a quiet hilltop overlooking the city, The Partridge Inn is a perfect base to explore all that Augusta has to offer.
Some of the more popular visitor attractions include:
Historic Summerville District (0.1 miles)
Appleby Library (0.3 miles)
Enterprise Mill (1 mile)
Confederate Powderworks (1 mile)
Augusta Golf & Gardens (2 miles)
Augusta Canal (2 miles)
Riverwalk (3 miles)
Woodrow Wilson Home (3 miles)
Morris Museum of Art (3 miles)
Broadstrokes Gallery (3 miles)
Phinizy Swamp (3 miles)
Dunlap Studio and Gallery (3 miles)
Adventure Crossing (7 miles)
Clark Hill Lake (20 miles)
Superior Queen from $129.00
Superior King or Queen Room from $129.00
Suite with King or Queen Bed from $139.00
Queen Studio Suite w Kitchen from $139.00
Balcony rooms from $149.00