Charlie Helps a guest into the Paxton


These front doors have been welcoming guests into the front hall of the Paxton house since 1884. Our excellent, friendly service is tailored to your needs. We love Thomasville and will happily help you plan your stay. You can explore our quaint, southern town on foot or on one of our Paxton bicycles.

Breakfast Paxton Farm Fresh Eggs Fritata


For your breakfast, we source local, southern fare, like Grassroots Coffee, Dreaming Cow yogurt, Thompson’s Farm bacon, Blackberry Patch preserves and syrups, Schermer Pecans, farm-fresh eggs and seasonal berries. The graceful, victorian front porch is a favorite spot to enjoy breakfast or an afternoon iced tea.



We offer well-appointed guest rooms and suites in four distinct areas on the hotel grounds: the Main House, the Garden Cottage, The Carriage House and the Pool House. Our gracious, comfortable rooms have either a queen or king-sized bed. Because the Paxton is a historic house, no two rooms are alike.



Thomasville, Georgia is known for its piney woods, hunting plantations and southern hospitality. The Paxton is a short walk from Downtown Thomasville’s tree lined brick streets and quaint restaurants and shops.

Thomasville is in the Red Hills region, a special ecological, historic and cultural region in between the Aucilla and Ochlocknee rivers in South Georgia and North Florida.

Thomasville was founded in 1825 and has many fine examples of historic homes. The Paxton is in the Tockwotten Historic District. It was a winter retreat in the late 1800s and continues to be a destination today.

Victorian Thomasville Paxton Hotel 1884


The Paxton house was built in 1884 by James W. Paxton of Wheeling, West Virginia. He retired from Wm. Paxton & Son, his family’s wholesale grocery business at the young age of 33 and became the president of the North Western Bank of Virginia.

Like many northerners of his time, Mr. Paxton retreated from cold northern winters to his residence in Thomasville. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine was published, claiming that the pine-resin air in Thomasville was recuperative. Thomasville became the “Winter Resort of the South”. Many wealthy industrialists built homes in Thomasville.