Epting Events would like to invite you to make your Athens weekend experience even more special by renting one of the beautifully restored houses on The Hill - a historic landmark in the Athens community.
As you drive into The Hill one of the first houses you come to is the picturesque Hodgson Lumpkin House, commonly known as the A&D House and dating back to 1801. In 2001, the structure was moved to The Hill to commemorate the bicentennial opening of the University and the founding of the city of Athens.
The cornerstone of The Hill is the Donnald-Epting House, circa 1800. This Plantation Plain style home is the outgrowth of four distinct periods. The home was acquired by the Epting’s and moved from Donalds, SC to its present location on The Hill in 1979. A local cottage from Athens was also moved to The Hill and joined to the back of the original log house. The interior is completely furnished with period antiques giving the house 200 years of history from front door to back door. The surrounding grounds have beautiful gardens full of azaleas and hydrangeas, large open fields, as well as the most recent addition, the in ground pool, which was added in 1993.
Before you get to the Donnald-Epting House you will come to a quaint little two-story home that is made of solid stone, appropriately named the Rock House. In 1920 the grandson of a former slave, who was deeded the property after the civil war, built the house with locally harvested fieldstone.
Tucked away on the trees is the Quinn Cottage, or commonly known as the Yellow House. The single story Quinn Cottage was built in 1930 on its current location.
Make you and your guests' experiences truly one of a kind by renting one of The Hill Houses today!