Meet Stonehurst Place General Managers, John & Grace Cardona

John and Grace Cardona Innkeepers at Stonehurst Place
John and Grace Cardona, General Managers at Stonehurst Place

John and Grace have traveled around the world for both business and leisure. Their most recent adventure brought them to Atlanta, where they provide a superb experience for each and every guest at Stonehurst Place. They are not just innkeepers; they are hosts at heart, maintaining a warm, welcoming atmosphere at the bed and breakfast.

The couple has an impressive amount of experience in the hospitality industry and is able to create something truly special at Stonehurst Place. John and Grace have both spent over 30 years in their fields all around the world. John has an immense amount of corporate experience in luxury hotels, boutique properties and spas. Grace has specialized in team management and entrepreneurial ventures and found success opening her own floral design company. Experience aside, you will find they’re friendly and very easy to talk with. John and Grace are always happy to entertain you with stories from their worldly travels. Whether you are an international traveler yourself or a local looking for an elegant getaway, they will make you feel comfortable throughout your stay.

Meet Stonehurst Place Owner, Barb Shadomy

Barb Shadomy, owner of Stonehurst Place, being filmed for HGTV's Ground Breakers
Barb Shadomy, owner of Stonehurst Place, being filmed for HGTV’s Ground Breakers

Barb Shadomy, Stonehurst Place owner and designer of its award-winning house and garden, discovered Stonehurst while studying architectural interior and garden design at the Inchbald School of Design in London. You can find her much-lauded design style in the rooms and gardens of this historic building.

Barb has traveled the world but is originally a local to Atlanta. This personal connection to the area made Stonehurst Place a particularly special and meaningful project for her. She went through fourteen months of detailed renovations for the property. These included upgrading the inn with modern amenities and eco-friendly features while diligently preserving most of the original details. Barb has always loved old houses and believes there is something wonderful about the tapestry of life. This inspires her to combine the old with the new.

Using her own travel and design experience to guide her, Barb brilliantly created each room to provide an extraordinary experience for guests. She continuously seeks perfection in her work, and this meticulous attention to detail is exemplified through Stonehurst Place. You can even find pieces from her museum-quality art collection throughout the building, including her personal favorite, Knockers: Lucia V by Nina Mae Fowler.

Knockers: Lucia V by Nina Mae Fowler at Stonehurst Place
Knockers: Lucia V by Nina Mae Fowler

Discover Stonehurst Place

You will quickly discover that our award-winning bed and breakfast is far from your average inn. From extraordinary service to the breathtaking design, Stonehurst Place provides a unique experience you can’t find anywhere else. We encourage you to book multiple nights to discover all that Stonehurst Place and the Midtown Atlanta area have to offer.

For recommendations on the best activities, attractions, and events nearby, request your free Travel Guide! Whether you need a room for a business trip, vacation, or weekend getaway, you are sure to have a remarkable time. Check our availability and book a stay for your next trip. We look forward to welcoming you!

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