Was the plantation home of Devereaux Jarrett, the richest man in the Tugaloo Valley. Jarrett bought the site in 1833 and made it the center of his thriving plantation. To accommodate the growing number of travelers to northeast Georgia, he added on to the structure. When English traveler George W. Featherstonhaugh visited Travelers Rest in 1837, he was pleasantly surprised. I got an excellent breakfast of coffee, ham, chicken, good bread and butter, honey and plenty of good new milk for a quarter of a dollar, he wrote. What a charming country this would be to travel in if one was sure of meeting with such nice clean quarters once a day.