Local Spotlight: Hills & Dales Estate

Hills & Dales Estate

There’s a whole lot to love when living in, or visiting, LaGrange. The Hills & Dales Estate, a 175-year-old garden and home, is one of those legacies turned loves that grace our community. Let’s look a little closer at this living legend that calls LaGrange home.

The Estate

For four generations, the Callaway family has preserved the Hills & Dales Estate, touted as one of the finest historic homes in the nation. The home, completed in 1916, boasts an impressive 13,000 square feet—and overlooks the beautiful gardens below.

The gardens at the Hills & Dales Estate have garnished the estate for 175 years. Originally sewn by Sarah Ferrell in the 1800s, the gardens have garnered widespread acclaim. They are now heralded as one of the best preserved 19th century gardens in the U.S. The gardens at the Hills & Dales Estate feature a host of signature vegetation and flora, from beautiful dwarf English boxwood to blooming camellias.

Holiday Tours

Open for public viewing, the Hills & Dales Estate of LaGrange offers tours year-round, including the holidays. In fact, the holidays are one of the best times to schedule a tour of the estate, as it is adorned with Christmas decorations inside and out.

As you tour, you’ll find tinseled Christmas trees, wreaths galore, the smell of Mrs. Callaway’s famous teacakes, and the sounds of your favorite Christmas classics. You can travel the 30-room Italian-style home and pre-Civil War gardens from Dec. 7 through Dec. 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The estate will be closed for Christmas and Christmas Eve.


When living in LaGrange, there’s a whole lot to love. It’s easy in a community like this to find things to treasure.

Like the Hills & Dales Estate, our homes offer a charm you can cherish. See for yourself what our accommodations can do for you by visiting our website or scheduling a tour with us at (706) 882-1833. For more on living in LaGrange, and the local hot spots we adore, continue browsing through our blog!