James B. Simmons, the original owner of the Simmons-Bond Inn, was a prominent businessman in the city of Toccoa, and connections to him and his family can be found in many industries in the city. One of those business is the Toccoa Casket Company.
Mr. Robert William McNeely, commonly called “R.W.,” or "Mr. Bob" was born in
Atlanta, Georgia on February 15, 1878. A skilled pattern carver from an early age, he came to Toccoa, Georgia in 1890 at the age of 22 and began working
Immediately adjacent to downtown, Henderson Falls Park includes 25 acres of scenic beauty full of play areas, an amphitheater, tennis courts, picnic pavilions, a beautiful waterfall, covered bridge, and nature trail. This 20-foot free-fall and cascade (the 10-foot drop is pictured) is maintained by the city of Toccoa. It's a pleasant place to visit and picnic if you are in town to see the main attraction of Toccoa Falls or heading north to Tallulah Falls or Clayton. Other ame
Nearby to the Simmons-Bond Inn Bed & Breakfast is a fabulous venue for parties and events, large and small. Reflections at Lake Toccoa is a very short drive north of the Inn and boasts an event center, restaurant and golfing on the lake. The venue can hold approximately 200 individuals and benefits include round tables, rectangular tables, folding chairs, and balcony seating for up to 50 individuals (with additional options available), catering space and a large, prep kitchen
Our guests at the Simmons-Bond Inn Bed & Breakfast are wonderful and very inquisitive of the house, the town, and my wife Tanya and me. This time around, I’d like to post and answer some of the common questions that we get as innkeepers of this fabulous home. Q. How old is the house? A. 115 years old. It was completed in 1903, built by E. Levi Prater for James & Antionette Simmons. Q. What type of wood is throughout the house? A. The detailed, carved wood in the foyer, parlor
I’ve talked a lot in previous blog posts about the many activities here in Toccoa, and the Simmons-Bond Inn Bed & Breakfast is centrally located to numerous outdoor locations. In this post, I’ll talk about three favorites of our guests. We host many folks – singles, couples, and families – who come to Toccoa for the many hiking trails nearby. From easy, beginner-level trails to more advanced and expert levels of difficulty, there are hiking trails for just about everyone. Pan