Book an exciting family trip to this Howard Johnson Inn Athens near the University of Georgia, the rare double-barreled Civil War cannon at City Hall, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, kayak rides across Lake Chapman at Sandy Creek Park, and many local restaurants. Just eight minutes from this lodging stands The Tree That Owns Itself, a white oak with legal ownership of itself. Wake up to a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, stay up to date with a complimentary newspaper, and plan the excitement of the day with the complimentary wireless Internet access. Relax in the swimming pool after a fun-filled day, and enjoy complimentary car and large-vehicle parking. Comfortable guest rooms include microwave and refrigerator. Smoke-free rooms are also available. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult.