Bed and Breakfasts in Savannah with Military Discounts

bald_eagle_head_and_american_flag1The 3 Savannah Inns, Azalea Inn & Gardens, The Dresser Palmer House and Zeigler House Inn, are the top three bed and breakfasts in Savannah with military discounts.

We got to talk to our guests this Memorial Day Weekend about our gratitude for the men and women who serve our country.

While it’s just a small way to say THANK YOU, today the Savannah Inns Innkeepers share their thoughts about military discounts at their Savannah bed and breakfast destinations.

  • Azalea Inn & Gardens Innkeeper, Teresa Jacobson, has the most personal take on Memorial Day. She says, “Dear dad, thank you for giving your daughter a deeply instilled respect for our fighting men and women.  Thank you for raising me to work hard and give back. All I have left are your medals and your memories, your deep abiding devotion to your country. It is a gift.” Military discounts at Azalea Inn & Gardens are a small way for Teresa to honor the memory of her father.

With Memorial Day Weekend just passing, we know from how busy we were at our B&B’s that the summer season kickoff holiday is always chock-full of summer fun. We see that fun and that celebration as a way to remember those men and women who have died serving our country. We are proud to offer military discounts and hope you will come visit us soon.

Savannah Inns, 3 B&Bs in beautiful and historic Savannah, GA invite you to reserve your room today to take advantage of our military discounts!

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Happy Hour in Savannah, What’s Your Favorite?

31happyhourFor happy hour in Savannah, what’s your favorite? We go straight for the historic district where all the fun happens and you can get all your drinks “to go”.

This guide for happy hour in Savannah is brought to you by the lovely innkeepers at Savannah Inns, a group of 3 Savannah bed and breakfasts.

When happy hour in Savannah rolls around, what’s your favorite? Try our suggestions next time you visit Savannah!

 

Happy Hour in Savannah at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar

“If you’re looking for something to do in Savannah on Wednesday night, try Lulu’s Chocolate Bar” says Shannon, Innkeeper at Savannah Inns. Happy Hour at Lulu’s on Wednesday lasts all night. You can have your cake, and drink it too. Desserts, drinks – what else would you want?

Oh, you want champagne? Monday and Thursday are $5 champagne cocktail nights at Lulu’s.

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar: 42 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (on the East side of MLK at the intersection of MLK and Bryan).
Happy Hour: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 5-11:30 pm

 

Happy Hour in Savannah at Jazz’d Tapas Bar

$2 domestic beers, $3 well drinks and house wine, $4 Tapas Tinis.

Teresa Jacobson, Innkeeper at Azalea Inn & Gardens, points out that you will love the little snacks offered at the Jazz’d. “Technically they’re called ‘tapas’ and not ‘snacks’ but in any event you can try a little of everything and still have room for your dinner reservation” she says. It’s always nice to have snacks at happy hour!

Jazz’d Tapas Bar: 1715 Barnard Street (on the West side of Barnard Street between 33rd and 34th).

Happy Hour Monday – Thursday, 4-7 pm

 

Happy Hour in Savannah at Crystal Beer Parlor

“It’s just a 10 minute walk from our front door” says Teresa Jacobson. There are discounts on ALL the drinks. So many beers to choose from, and any mixed drink you can imagine! Those plush red booths and old-timey bar are so inviting, you won’t be surprised to learn that this is the oldest restaurant in Savannah, established in 1933.

Crystal Beer Parlor: 107 W. Jones Street (on the West side of Jones Street at the intersection of Jones and Barnard)
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday from 4-7pm.

Savannah Inns invite you to reserve your room today to give yourself a chance to experience Happy Hour in Savannah!

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The Best Fried Chicken in Savannah

Fried Chicken in SavannahFor the best kind of splurge in Savannah, go straight for the fried chicken.

This guide for your vacation in Savannah is brought to you by the lovely innkeepers at Savannah Inns, a group of 3 Savannah bed and breakfasts.

Try our ideas. Test our theories. Let us know, where do you get the best fried chicken in Savannah?

Fried Chicken in Savannah at Mrs. Wilkes

“What trip to Savannah would be complete without a visit to Mrs. Wilkes” says Diane Eakins Innkeeper at Savannah Inn. You’ll sit family style after (probably) waiting in line, watching happy folks mosey out the door, all saying that the wait is worth it. Once you’re seated, with a couple other strangers, they quickly become your new friends, as you pass the okra, pass the cornbread and pass the FRIED CHICKEN. It’s the pinnacle of this southern spread. The family style buffet is $18, cash only, all you can eat and worth it.

We’ll let you know the best times to get in line to minimize your wait when you get to one of our B&B’s. So get here! A bed and breakfast is the best way to experience the most charming of cities!

Mrs. Wilkes: 107 W. Jones Street (on the South side of Jones Street at Jones and Whitaker)
Monday – Friday: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Fried Chicken in Savannah at The Pirate’s House

If there’s anything as Southern as fried chicken, it’s pecans. The Pirate’s House had combined the two. Their heaping portion of pecan-encrusted fried chicken has a slight sweetness to it that sets it apart among the places Savannah Inns recommends for the best fried chicken in Savannah. Shannon Romine, former general Manager at the Pirates House and now innkeeper at Azalea Inn and Gardens, says “You might want to share this plate. Otherwise I’m betting you’ll have leftovers, but this dish is not to be missed.”

Pirate’s House: 20 E. Broad Street (on the East side of Broad at the intersection of Broad and Bryan Streets).
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Fried Chicken in Savannah at Cafe Florie

For a locals-only experience, stop by this little orange shack on Barnard Street. We’re not going to say that the atmosphere is one to savor, but it certainly is one to remember. Only a few tables grace the small floor of this newer establishment in Savannah. You choose white meat or dark meat for your perfectly fried chicken. They tell you to wait 30 minutes because the food is prepared meticulously (and perfectly) from scratch each time. You won’t be disappointed.

Teresa Jacobson, Innkeeper at Azalea Inn & Gardens, points out that you will always find fresh, local and Organic farmers-market worthy vegetables to go with your fried chicken at Cafe Florie. “A perfect southern combination” she says.

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Savannah Inns in beautiful and historic Savannah, GA invite you to reserve your room today to give yourself a chance to try out the best fried chicken in Savannah!

 

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The Best Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Savannah

Screen Shot 2013-04-24 at 5.28.17 PMWhen it rains, it pours – but, as they say, ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers‘. And lucky for you, our Savannah Inns innkeepers know this city inside and out.

We like our guests to have perfect weather when they visit Savannah but we also know all the best things to do on a rainy day in Savannah.

Museums, Museums, Museums. Of modern art, of influential women and of cars.

That’s the story we’ve got for you today, in case it rains during your upcoming vacation in Savannah, Georgia.

 

A Taste of Modern Art in Savannah

The Jepson Center for the Arts hosts revolving collections of art with a modern twist. “The building is gorgeous and the big windows on the North end of the museum looking out on Telfair Square will help you appreciate the comfort of the indoors as you look out at the rain” says Diane Eakins.

The Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, GA

The Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, GA

You can keep up with the Jepson Center for the Arts and its parent Telfair Museums on Facebook if you want!

The Girlscouts: The History, The Museum

“Savannah is home to Girl Scouts Founder Juliette Gordon Lowe” says Teresa Jacobson, Innkeeper at Azalea Inn & Gardens. “The museum is positively awe-inspiring, for men and women alike. You could spend the whole day here!” Here’s more information about the Juliette Gordon Lowe Birthplace at the intersections of Oglethorpe and Bull Streets in downtown Savannah.

The Juliet Gordon Lowe Birthplace in Savannah, GA

The Juliet Gordon Lowe Birthplace in Savannah, GA

A Car Racing Museum in Savannah, GA

A little known fact about the city of Savannah is that in the early 1900′s there were major car races in our city. The Great Savannah Races Museum is a little known gem that will teach you everything there is to know about the early days of automobile integration into society life in Savannah, GA. More information about this little museum can be found at the Great Savannah Races Museum website.

Experience The Great Savannah Races Museum

Experience The Great Savannah Races Museum

“Imagine, our famous Victory Drive, a dirt road lined 10 deep with onlookers itching to get a glimpse of their first driving machine. It must have been so magical” says Shannon Romine, Innkeeper at Savannah Inns.

Savannah is Fun, No Matter the Weather!

Now you know, whether rain or shine, Savannah Inns Innkeepers have your best vacation in mind. We hope you liked today’s feature about visiting the Jepson Center for the Arts, The Juliette Gordon Lowe Birthplace Museum and the Great Savannah Races Museum if there comes a time you’re in Savannah on a rainy day.

Savannah Inns in beautiful and historic Savannah, GA invite you to reserve your room today to enjoy our city, come rain or shine!

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Ever Considered a Day Trip to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge?

Picture 3There are 29,175 acres of land surrounding Savannah. These acres are dedicated to conservation of wildlife and its habitats due to the work and dedication of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

Have you ever considered a day trip to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge as part of YOUR next vacation in Savannah?

When guests at our Savannah Inns stay for more than 3 or 4 days, we recommend that they venture outside the historic district to see the surrounding marshlands.

With Earth Day approaching, we want to emphasize how nice it is to be outside. It almost feels like it doesn’t need to be said, but we think about celebrating the outdoors so much at this time of year.

The Driving Trails at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Just over the bridge from Savannah to South Carolina, the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, a 30-minute drive will bring you to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge’s driving trails. “It’s 3 miles of lazy-man’s nature loving” says Teresa Jacobson, innkeeper at Azalea Inn & Gardens. You can park your car and take some great photos, then drive really slow to appreciate the landscape.

The Hiking Trails at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

“Start at the Visitor Center” says Leslie Harbin, innkeeper at Dresser Palmer House. Open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, the helpful and charming volunteers at the Savannah National Wildlife Center will help you plan your hike, whether you want to go 1 or 3 miles.

To get to the Visitor’s Center, take Oglethorpe Avenue east then drive across the Talmadge Memorial Bridge (US-17). Continue on US-17 for about 7 miles. You’ll see signs for the Visitor Center on your left.

The History and Experience

“Since 1927, the Wildlife Refuge has been a site of conservation” says Jackie Heinz, innkeeper at Zeigler House Inn. That’s over 80 years of gator spotting and bird watching for locals and visitors alike!

Let us help you plan your visit to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge when you stay with one of our Savannah Inns.

Savannah Inns in beautiful and historic Savannah, GA invite you to reserve your room today to start the enchanting journey of visiting the outskirts of our beautiful city to spend time at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

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Visiting the Gardens in Savannah

Azalea Inn & Gardens

Spring is in full swing here in Savannah. We want our guests to have the know-how about visiting the gardens in Savannah.

It’s time to get down to business, the business of satiating your garden fix.

Earth Day is coming up in a few weeks on April 22, so we’ll be focusing on the outdoor scene in Savannah for a bit.

Read on to hear our three amazing Savannah Inns innkeepers brag about the gardens in downtown Savannah, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm and the Savannah Botanical Gardens.

Naturalists, botanists and all you nature lovers thinking of visiting Savannah, this post is for you.

Forsyth Park / Squares of Savannah

If you’re not feeling up to a drive, don’t despair. Shannon Blackburn, Innkeeper, points out that the gardens of downtown Savannah are within walking distance from all three Savannah Inns. You can always start at Forsyth Park then walk around the historic district of downtown Savannah to observe all the local squares. Each has a historic background and also a unique landscape. So many places for photo ops! If you’re lucky enough to be in town April 19-20 (2013) you won’t want to miss the NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens, too.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm

Teresa Jacobson of Dreams Inn Motion, Inc., parent company of Azalea Inn and Gardens and Savannah Inns, wants to point out that there is a really neat lotus garden at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens with many, many species of lotus. You can also observe and learn at their xeriscaping teaching garden, which demonstrates a gardening method developed to conserve water. It gets humid in the air, but the soil stays dry here in the South so smart landscaping is really important.

To plan your visit, here’s the website for the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Canebrake Road, about a 30 minute drive from downtown Savannah.

Savannah Botanical Gardens

The Savannah Botanical Gardens has an amazing collection of Camellias. Morgan Bacot, Innkeeper at Azalea Inn & Gardens wants to point out that Camellias are not only beautiful, but also useful. Tea leaves come from the camellia plant. Isn’t that cool? You can drive about 15 minutes from downtown Savannah to see the collection. You’ll be wowed by the red water pump and the sprawling rose gardens behind the stately white farmhouse. When we visit, we even forget the modern world for the few moments where those gardens transport us back to the days of old Southern charm.

To plan you visit, here’s the website for the Savannah Botanical Gardens.

Whether your imagination runs wild at the prospect of visiting either the gardens of downtown Savannah at Forsyth Park and the squares of Savannah, the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm or the Savannah Botanical  Gardens, we hope you don’t delay in planning to visit Savannah this spring!

Savannah Inns  in beautiful and historic Savannah, GA invite you to reserve your room today to start the enchanting journey of visiting the gardens in Savannah.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Savannah Inns

momToday’s story is all about Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Savannah Inns.

We focus on imagining how YOU can give your mom an experience of a lifetime, in Savannah.

The official day to celebrate your mom is about one month away, so you have time to come up with the GREATEST mother’s day gift ideas.

This year your gift deadline is Sunday, May 12 (2013). A surprise trip to a bed and breakfast in Savannah is our first choice for your mom.

What Mom Can Do in Savannah

As you’re considering whether this mother’s day gift idea from Savannah Inns really IS the best for your mom, we wanted to help you imagine what mom can do in Savannah.

There. Now you can let mom know that you’ve already thought of the wonderful things she can do with her vacation in Savannah.

Get the Gift: A B&B Room in Savannah for Your Mom

Don’t you think your mom would love to relax in the most comfortable bed, and wake up to a full southern breakfast that may possibly be better than what she made you growing up? We’re talking pancakes, quiche, bacon, the whole gamut of deliciousness.

Savannah Inns that can make your mom’s mother’s day gift an experience to remember.

 Savannah Inns in beautiful and historic Savannah, GA invite you to reserve your room today for Mother’s Day – a gift of bed and breakfast relaxation coupled with adventures in beautiful and historic downtown Savannah.

 

Is Savannah Haunted? Read our Favorite Ghost Stories Here…

ghostSome say that Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in America. If you’re wondering, “Is Savannah Haunted“, well – you’ve come to the right place.

While we won’t promise that you’ll see a ghost while you’re here, we can guarantee that your ghost-chasing heart won’t be disappointed. Today we’re helping you to discover our favorite ghost stories in Savannah.

For an adventurous vacation full of beauty (and perhaps a small dose of the supernatural) choose Savannah for your next adventure. Today the innkeepers of Savannah Inn share their favorite ghost stories.

The Ghost of Tomochichi in Wright Square.

Teresa Jacobson of Azalea Inn & Gardens has a favorite ghost story. Ghost tour guides will tell you that Wright Square is the place to be. At the southeast corner of Wright Square is a large rock monument to Tomochichi, a Creek leader who helped the earlier settlers of Georgia find their way. If you run around that rock 3 times at night saying “Tomochichi” his ghost may appear sitting on the monument.

The Pirates’ House Restaurant in Savannah Has Ghost Stories, Too!

Shannon Romine of Savannah Inns likes to hunt her ghosts at The Pirates’ House, a restaurant in downtown Savannah’s Historic District. There are real pirates walking around! Also, they say that in one of the back rooms a little girl sits on the stairs that go…nowhere. My nephew once stared at those stairs as if he was seeing ghosts!

When you get to our beautiful (and, maybe, haunted) city, your Savannah Inns innkeepers are more than happy to recommend one of the many options for ghost tours in Savannah. There’s so much to do here when you visit Savannah, and choosing your own ghost-spotting adventure in Savannah is just one of the many great things about our city.

Savannah Inns in beautiful and historic Savannah, GA invite you to reserve your room today to start investigating for yourself whether downtown Savannah is, in fact, one of the most haunted cities in America. 

The Beautiful Churches in Downtown Savannah

Image-300x300One of the best things about visiting Savannah is the ability to walk around the historic district. As you’re wandering, you can’t help but notice the beautiful churches in downtown Savannah.

We want you to remember this beauty so we’ve picked out some distinguishing features of the churches in Savannah.

Enjoy this synopsis of the columns, red doors and spires our city’s churches have to offer – brought to you by the extraordinary innkeepers at Zeigler House Inn, Azalea Inn & Gardens and Dresser Palmer House.

 

Churches in Savannah with Columns

Since there’s 2 columns on the front stairs of Savannah Inns, Shannon Rominewants to point out the columned churches in Downtown Savannah. Starting from her front door, go North towards River Street on Bull…

  • You won’t miss the columns gracing the front of First Baptist Church at 223 Bull Street on Chippewa Square.
  • As you keep walking North, you’ll then come across Christ Church at 28 Bull Street on Johnson Square. What a treat!

The Savannah Churches with Red Doors

Teresa Jacobson, Innkeeper at Azalea Inn & Gardens, wants to point out the unique welcoming factor that comes along with a red door. “There’s something so charming, so alluring about a red door” she says. There are 2 churches to note with red doors in Savannah.

  • Calhoun Square’s Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn Street at the corner of Abercorn and East Gordon Streets) awaits your eager exploration. The red door beckons.
  • Johnson Square’s First African Baptist Church at 23 Montgomery Street (the corner of Montgomery and West Bryan Streets) has a red door that regulates all the ins and outs of this historic church in Savannah.

The In-Spire-ing Churches in Downtown Savannah

Savannah Inns likes to imagine the hauntings of other stunning buildings in Savannah. “In particular, the spires of some of those churches help my imagination run WILD. They’re so beautiful too, against the blue of our Savannah skies.” For those of you a-”spire”-ing to visit Savannah, don’t miss the church spires at these 2 churches:

  • Saint John’s Episcopal Church on Madison Square (1 West Macon Street) has charcoal-colored spires framed by that amazing light green that only comes from oxidized iron (think: Statue of Liberty).
  • The Independent Presbyterian Church (or, the Forrest Gump Church as we like to call it) has famous white spires. Go to 207 Bull Street, at the corner of Bull and Oglethorpe Streets, to see where the floating feather of Forrest Gump was filmed.

Easter is a good excuse to come appreciate the historic churches in downtown Savannah, and that holiday is fast approaching! Savannah Inns are 3 bed and breakfasts ready to help you enjoy a memorable journey.

Savannah Inns in beautiful and historic Savannah, GA invite you to reserve your room today to start exploring the historic churches of downtown Savannah.

Where to Have a Glass of Wine in Savannah

Red WineYou’ll notice when you first arrive in Savannah that the atmosphere here is romantic. We think it may even get you thinking immediately about where to have a glass of wine in Savannah.

The trees drape over the streets and people stroll together through the city squares. The nuances of Savannah form a perfect backdrop for visitors and local alike to experience just how good a glass of wine in Savannah can be.

Today the ladies of Savannah Inns, your fearless Innkeepers, have teamed up to bring you this week’s feature about where to have a glass of wine in Savannah.

Try Sapphire Grill for a Glass of Wine

  • Teresa Jacobson prefers to have her favorite glass of wine at Sapphire Grill, a haven of perfect ambiance near Ellis Square on Congress Street (between Whitaker and Barnard). There’s a great wine list to choose from, so you’ll probably want to stay awhile. The bartenders are always great so that’s an added bonus, too! Sapphire Grill is right in the heart of downtown Savannah, so you’ll have a lot of options for exploring after you’ve had your fill.

Have a Glass of Wine in Savannah at Local 11 Ten

  • Diane of Azalea Inn and Gardens likes to head to Local 11 Ten to have her favorite glass of wine in Savannah. Local is a small and intimate fine dining establishment just one block south of Forsyth Park. This restaurant caters to wine lovers with an extensive list of reds and whites that pairs seamlessly with the locally sourced ingredients that form the backbone of their ever-changing food menu. To add fun to the flavor, they have a great selection of after dinner wine and spirits if you prefer to drink your dessert! With good weather, they have an upstairs patio called “Perch” that will remain your favorite if you catch it when the weather is right.

Experience a Favorite Glass of Wine in Savannah at Alligator Soul

  • Alligator Soul is perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Savannah at the intersection of Broughton and Barnard Streets. Shannon Romine, Innkeeper at Azalea Inn & Gardens, will tell you that Alligator Soul is her favorite watering hole. However, to get the full experience of this wine list in Savannah, you might want to try a bottle.

Of course, you might happen upon a corner pub and enjoy a delightful glass of wine there, too. We encourage adventure for our guests. We also hope that our recommendations get you thinking about just how soon you can get to Savannah to start exploring, and find your own favorite place to have a glass of wine in Savannah.

 Savannah Inns in beautiful and historic Savannah, GA invite you to reserve your room today to start exploring where to have a glass of wine in Savannah.

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