Thursday, July 17, 2014

Take Romantic Savannah in Romantic Stride: Romantic Art, Literary and Cafe Places, Plus Tybee Beach Near Savannah!

SAVANNAH Georgia (July 16, 2014) -- Isn't it time to add a refreshing splash to your summer vacation? We have ideas for a few romantic Savannah days -- lunch in the museum, romantic literary and cafe spots, plus water sports, picnicking on a Tybee Island beach with kayaking or paddle boarding -- lessons, too if you want!

Let Savannah Romance You!

The historic Savannah + Tybee beach getaway makes for an affordable town-to-beach vacation, even for a quick or last minute getaway.
Of course, we would love for you to stay at one of our dozen Romantic Inns of Savannah. Check out the summer special dealsOne click and your inquiry is immediately emailed to all our Savannah romantic B&B inns at once.

Where are the romantic spots in Savannah? 
We'll share a few ideas that we think you'll love, and have posted even more romantic ideas in our Pinterest board. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Unlike Savannah GA Hotels, Historic Savannah Bed and Breakfasts Offer Unique, Uber Local Sweet Spots in Savannah Tourism

"Let Savannah Romance You"™
is the invitation from
Romantic Inns of Savannah GA

SAVANNAH Georgia (June 23, 2014) -- For uber local Savannah travel, there are charming Savannah historic district accommodation choices beyond downtown motels or hotels in Savannah GA that too often get overlooked.

Let Savannah Romance You! 

The innkeepers of Savannah Romantic Inns encourage those visiting Savannah, especially for an in depth southern lifestyle experience, to book rooms or a romantic suite in their family-owned historic Savannah bed and breakfasts. Romantic Inns in the historic district are the top-tier, mini hotels, offering historic lodging places near popular attractions, landmarks in Savannah's National Landmark Historic District, the best Savannah restaurants, and things to do in Savannah downtown.

Top searches for lodging in Savannah GA show that Romantic Savannah Inns in the historic district downtown are a unique and ideal fit. 

Surprisingly, nearly one-half of our historic
Savannah bed and breakfasts in the
Romantic Inns B&B association offer furkid /
dog-friendly accommodations in the historic district.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Romantic Inns in Savannah Share One Wonderful Day: What To Do in Savannah GA

    SAVANNAH Georgia (June 11, 2014) -- Here we share a few ideas for what to do in Savannah -- ideas of things to do in Savannah from a few Romantic Inns members, the small, historic and family-owned bed and breakfasts in Savannah, Georgia's historic district.
    Walk Forsyth Park and see the famous French fountain |
    Savannah's central park in the Landmark Historic District
    Photo © Sandy Traub

    Make your Savannah getaway budget friendly too with Summer deals and the Romantic Inns' specials discounts, posted on the Romantic Inns of Savannah web site link here.

    Day One Savannah Itinerary Ideas from Zeigler House Inn

    8:00 am Rise and shine and enjoy freshly baked goodies in room or on our southern porch.
    9:00 am Stroll to the Visitor’s Center for a look around the museum and proceed to the north parking lot to board your trolley tour.
    11:00 am Depart the trolley and go in search for the perfect lunch spot. Maybe back to Jones Street for lunch at Wilkes House restaurant or if you don’t want to wait in line, how about the Crystal Beer Parlor.
    1:00 pm Head to the Telfair Museum for your three property ticket to tour the Telfair Museum, Jepson Center for the Arts, and the Owen Thomas House.

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    2014 Memorial Day Weekend in Savannah: Travel Tips from Romantic Inns in Savannah GA

    SAVANNAH Georgia (May 16, 2014) -- For Memorial Day Weekend in Savannah, get away to gentle climates and quiet, patriotic days and nights.

    Patriotic Savannah GA historic district
    flags are flying on Oglethorpe Avenue
    Victorian townhomes.
    Photo © Sandy Traub
    The city itself is a spectacular destination worth the trip and worth the anticipation to explore. Especially in Savannah’s beautiful springtime one does not need events. Yet, we have put together a few things to do in Savannah, Tybee Island, and Hilton Head Island that you may have not considered (below).

    Recommendations from our innkeepers:  embrace Savannah’s unique places and southern style.

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    Romantic Inns in #Savannah Announce Summer Deals and Welcome JetBlue's Boston to Savannah Direct Flights

    SAVANNAH Georgia (May 6, 2014) -- A dozen Romantic Inns in Savannah, Georgia USA invite Bostonians and northeast USA fliers to take advantage of JetBlue's budget-minded air fares and direct flights -- Boston to Savannah -- and the bed and breakfast inns' summer discounts and summer deals.

    Savannah River Boat cruise on the Savannah River
    Photo © Jerry Harris
    Sister cities, Savannah and Boston, exude that near perfect combination of fun-loving leisure, amazing climate, indomitable people, beautiful scenery, and fascinating American history. JetBlue has recently paired the Atlantic Coast cities with direct flights.

    Romantic Inns of Savannah welcomes the budget-minded airline by offering 2014 summer lodging deals to entice Boston area travelers to the "Hostess City of the South" during summer vacations. The airline is offering deals, too. According to the JetBlue web site's  “Plan A Trip” online, flights Boston, MA (BOS) to Savannah, GA (SAV) are on sale through January 2015.

    The Sister Cities Are Unique But Different: Boston And Savannah

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    #Savannah Through the Decades: The Sixties' "Not So Fast" Era. Coming to Grips With Historic Preservation.

    SAVANNAH Georgia (March 23, 2014) -- We thought you might be surprised to learn that the Savannah romantic / historic inn owners don't drive vintage cars that match the color of the house.

    Actually, that thought bridges the stories we'll share -- "Savannah Through the Decades: The Sixties".

    Much like the spirit of The Sixties, the small indulgence of owning a Mustang correlates nicely with how progressive Savannah is. One of our Savannah Romantic Inns' owners drives a 2013 Ford Mustang convertible. Are you old enough to remember the buzz when Mustangs first rolled out in 1964, or do you remember reading or hearing about the excitement from your parents or grandparents? After fifty years, the popularity still thrives!

    Similar to the example of owning a Ford Mustang convertible, overall this southern belle of a city has a pretty conservative way of life, with some southern vivaciousness thrown small doses! Even our little glance back to learn and connect dots of history here feel pretty tame after we refreshed our reading about 1960s love fests, hippie movements, psychedelic temptations, and the iconic Woodstock Festival that happened elsewhere in America.

    Our Romantic Inns thought you might enjoy skipping through highlights of how and where the 1960s touched (and still touches) Savannah, Georgia USA.

    Some local natives will recall that showing up for a beach shag music party, playing on Tybee Island pier,  was a pretty hip thing to do. As a matter of fact those beach music band events still happen, most memorably on Labor Day weekend. Tybee Island's still a fun place to be -- for young and old!

    Savannah Union Station served the role of
    the city's central railroad depot for sixty years,
    from its construction in 1902 until its closure in
    1962 and eventual demolition in 1963.
    Source: Library of Congress

    The decade of the 1960s in this charming, southern belle of a city could easily be considered the debutante to a southern ball that is entitled "Progress, Yes! but Not-so-fast!"

    This would be especially accurate from the time when seven women wielded their money, influence, and no-nonsense southern charm in order to stall how rapidly developers were tearing down the city's magnificent buildings.

    Undeterred, the now-famous seven women set momentum in place to the betterment of Savannah. New construction was deemed inappropriate for downtown, especially when it meant old buildings had to be sacrificed. Their actions were spurred by earlier demolitions of the magnificent DeSoto Hotel, Old City Market place on Ellis Square, and Union Station railroad depot (left) located on West Broad Street (later renamed Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard).

    At the time the railroad depot (circa 1902) was in the way of a new Interstate 16 route that would dump traffic into downtown Savannah.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Romantic Inns' B&B Innkeepers Dine in Style at Chart House Restaurant in Savannah Where Happy Dining Experiences Are Assured

    SAVANNAH Georgia (February 11, 2014) -- The Savannah bed and breakfast innkeepers entertain 365/24/7. Not with simply a comfy, warm bed for the evening, our romantic B&Bs offer unique historic inn hospitality in Savannah, Georgia that is more in tune with the happy spirit of Let Me Entertain You, the song written by Stephen Sondhein and Jule Tyne.

    Michael F. Bailey, Managing Director at the Chart House,
    welcoming the Romantic Inns of Savannah bed
    and breakfast innkeepers.
    The distinctive dining restaurant is located on
    overlooking River Street on the historic
    Savannah harbor bluff downtown.
    The final line is "And we'll have a real good time." [Lyrics below]

    That means knowing with unquestioning confidence where the best of Savannah is assured, before we recommend it. Our reputations as hospitality experts is on the line, too!

    On Tuesday night, it was a wonderful treat for our Romantic Inns of Savannah members to be invited and hosted by Chart House restaurant. It was a welcomed and unique evening of food and wine tasting, socializing (or visiting, as we call it in the south).  

    The cuisine, ambiance and distinctive flair of Chart House dining made the evening worthy of photos (below)!  Here's your chance to meet the Romantic Inns' innkeepers!

    "An active part of the picturesque and thriving Savannah riverfront, Chart House epitomizes the best of modern-day and colonial-era Savannah," adds marketing chairperson Jackie Heinz of Zeigler House Inn. "We thank Chart House owner, Landry's, Inc., for its role to keep 'Savannah moving forward today without forsaking its past', as Kathryn Foster described the city momentum (Deserert News, 1991)."

    For member innkeepers who often recommend Chart House, there were no surprises: another enjoyable meal and memorable evening. For those Romantic Inns members less familiar with Chart House, the fashionable restaurant became an immediate hit, especially with director Michael Bailey's assurance to please our discerning Savannah B&B travelers. 
    Our evening of fine food and wine featured Frenched Lamb chops with a lovely black currant glaze or chutney,Calamari served with a chilia sauce, Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto, Oyster Sliders, Homemade plantain and pita, several variations of hummus including roasted red pepper edamame.  A link to the Chart House dinner menu is here.  The popular restaurant recently announced it is open for lunch also on Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.).
    The Frommer's guide review shares a succinct back story for the prime location of this popular fine dining restaurant: "Overlooking the Savannah River and Riverfront Plaza, "the home of the mud pie" is part of a nationwide chain -- and one of the better ones. It's housed in a building that predates 1790, reputed to be the oldest masonry structure in Georgia and once a sugar-and-cotton warehouse. You can enjoy a view of passing ships on the outside deck, perhaps ordering an appetizer and a drink before dinner. The bar is one of the most atmospheric along the riverfront...."

    We hope you'll choose soon to "Let Us Entertain You!"  

    Below are a few introductions to stars in Savannah's lodging community -- local inn owners and long-time innkeepers. These photos were taken during our wonderful evening at Chart House in Savannah, Georgia USA (February 11, 2014). We will post more photos of the evening in our Facebook page. Meanwhile, follow us also on Twitter and Pinterest to learn more of our innkeeper's secrets and ideas.

    Contact all of our inns, at once, any time using this link.
    Lori Glass, innkeeper at Forsyth Park Inn, which
    overlooks Forsyth Park in downtown Savannah, GA
    Rick Glass of Forsyth Park Inn, where porch rocking
    overlooking Savannah's central park is picture perfect!
    Cindy Celento of McMillan Inn, a small luxury B&B located
    on Huntingdon Street near Forsyth Park.
    Robbie Bell owner of Savannah Villas, including 109 West
    (a luxury mansion vacation rental)
    and Broughton Street B&B.
    Jane Reed of Amethyst Inn at Sarah's Garden,
    one of historic Savannah's Victorian "Painted Ladies",
    located on Gaston Street near Forsyth Park

    Rocky Reed of Amethyst Inn at Sarah's Garden,
    a popular family-friendly and pet-friendly
    historic B&B inn.
    Debbie Saxman of Whitaker Huntingdon Inn, which
    overlooks Forsyth Park, Savannah's central park
    Bill Saxman of Whitaker Huntingdon Inn

    Jane Sales, Executive Innkeeper at Presidents' Quarters
    Inn, located on Oglethorpe Square next to
    Telfair's Owens-Thomas House.
    (foreground left) Monique Armstrong of Armstrong Inns
    This group photo at Romantic Inns of Savannah social
    introduces B&B innkeepers and most of the owners
    who invest millions in historic lodging properties
    and Savannah hospitality services annually.
    Jackie Heinz, innkeeper of Zeigler House Inn,
    recently featured on Eat It and Like It, a Savannah
    food-themed review TV program.
    The inn is located on Jones Street,
    neighbors with the famed Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room.

    Diane McCray and Gary Crews of Green Palm Inn,
    recently featured on Wheel of Fortune.
    Let me entertain you
    Let me make you smile
    Let me do a few tricks
    Some old and then some new tricks
    I'm very versatile
    And if you're real good
    I'll make you feel good
    I want your spirits too climb
    So let me entertain you
    And we'll have a real good time, yes sir
    We'll have a real good time
    And if you're real good
    I'll make you feel good
    I want your spirits to climb
    Let me entertain you
    And we'll have a real good time
              Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing

    Copyright © 2014 Romantic Inns of Savannah / Photos: Sandy Traub