Thursday, December 18, 2014

Historic Savannah, Georgia: Romantic Inns Laud Rich Travel Immersion, Enticingly Affordable in January

SAVANNAH Georgia -- January is a exciting month to visit and stay in Savannah, Georgia USA! Why? Lower lodging rates and deals, reduced crowds, new restaurants (The Gray and The Florence) and pub (The Collins) openings, flowering gardens, lower gas prices for one-tank trips, plus there is HISTORY!
Lowering gas prices make a quick “one tank” last minute getaway from Atlanta, north Georgia, South Carolina or Florida possible. Gas in some places around Savannah is down to $2.18 per gallon.
Savannah in winter ... colorful camellias, a
delightful surprise, added to 'no-snow" winters
full of greenery in nature! 
Skipping through Georgia and Savannah history it's easy to find historic places which pair well with contemporary local immersion travel. "History is not boring in Savannah; it melds into everyday life here," clarifies Jackie Heinz, owner of Zeigler House Inn and marketing chair for the Savannah Romantic Inns marketing collective.

"Staying in one of the our Romantic Inns, cultural travelers can immerse into the richest Savannah experience. When travelers become temporary locals, as lodging guests in our historic inns, we share new ways to visit southern style, dine, tour, and celebrate priceless American historic moments in Savannah, Georgia, the first capitol of America's thirteenth colony founded in 1733," Jackie adds.

All of the Romantic Inns of Savannah are near historic sites in Savannah's National Landmark Historic District. We have grabbed historical dates in January for a tad of meaningful strolling, running, walking, or biking through the historic district. Innkeepers will generously share ways to immerse into a rich Savannah experience on topics of interest to the inns' guests.

RE-CONNECT TO CHRISTIAN HISTORY IN SACRED PLACES

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Announcing: Our Historic Savannah Inns Will Support Weddings for Warriors' Military Weddings in 2015

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Today we announce the devoted, privately owned Romantic Inns in Savannah, Georgia -- the smallest of this city's historic bed and breakfasts -- enthusiastically support Weddings for Warriors in Savannah, providing 22 gifted military weddings in 2015!  We are so pleased to participate again to honor a few of America's military couples in a very special way.
Weddings for Warriors, founded in Savannah, Georgia USA by Savannah wedding professionals, will host twenty-two (22) complimentary military weddings in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. 
Military Weddings for Warriors in Savannah Georgia USA | Photo James Byous Photography
The Savannah Weddings for Warriors' grand reception, hosted
at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.
Courtesy Photo (c) James Byous.
Beyond hospitality and top-tier lodging in the historic district -- juggling relaxation, bucket lists, and travel pleasures for traveling guests -- local Romantic Inns owners flock to be active in neighborhood outreach, culture, society, and community philanthropy.

As part of a year around effort to honor America's military families, many of our Romantic Inns of Savannah B&B owners are busy already assisting the Weddings for Warriors Project in Savannah, Georgia USA for the mid-January 2015 weddings. For months now bed and breakfast inn owners have accelerated efforts, adding volunteer enthusiasm and resources to accomplish the wedding plans and behind the scene logistics for what will be ONE full day of weddings in Savannah.

During this week of Thanksgiving, this blog post is to say, "America's military couples, thanks for giving of yourselves"! 

We want to extend this thanks further now, adding our best wishes, along with our small business gratitude for these opportunities through Weddings for Warriors to be "giving"!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Romantic Inns Savannah Exclusive: "History at Our Doorsteps" by James Byous

History tourism in Savannah, Georgia USA comes to life in this exclusive blog post, "History at Our Doorsteps", by photographer and historian James Byous (JByousCompany.com). Jim Byous points to mapped Savannah historical places in his engaging storyteller's narrative. The scholar outlines the close proximity of the restored historic homes of Romantic Inns of Savannah to American Revolutionary battlegrounds and Civil War historical places in Savannah, Georgia. 

When you plan your up close and personal visit in Savannah, we hope you will book your lodging stay with Romantic Inns in Savannah -- the small, privately owned lodging inns located within the story-rich National Landmark Historic District. 

Romantic Inn's Savannah historic district bed and breakfast lodging is near battlegrounds of American Revolution and Civil War encampments
Romantic Inns of Savannah's historic district lodging homes are
overlain on the Prevost Map that was drawn by British Engineers for
their military records. -- James Byous, JByousCompany.com
"History at Our Doorsteps" by James Byous, JByousCompany.com

Savannah Georgia’s history is literally at the doorsteps and front yards of the homes and businesses in its Historic District. It’s often said that history here is like trudging through a thick soup. That or a boggy slurry of things long past. Stop for a quick drink, you’re hanging out in a space where pirates once drowned their thirsts. Stop for coffee, you’re standing where the Liberty Boys stood. Have a fine meal, Civil War graffiti adorns the wall. Run your hand along a brick wall and your fingers brush the prints of slaves who shifted and positioned wet clay two hundred years before.

Being here is sometimes like being there -- back there in time -- that is if you are one of the many folks who say they can feel history. Feeling history is hard to explain to those who unconsciously skip across the surface of the nebulous bouillabaisse of antiquity. Those of us who don’t or can’t or won’t find it pleasurable. Take any route through the city and some small morsel from the consomm√©, here or there, will reward you for your trudging onward.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Uber Local Savannah Travel Tips: Romantic Inns Share Girlfriends Getaway, What To Eat and Do in America's Most Beautiful City

SAVANNAH, Georgia (October 28, 2014) -- Today we share a few excellent cues from Savannah natives who 'do Savannah' ... every year or so. An annual girls getaway in Savannah is such a fantastic idea!

Old Savannah Tours in the Savannah historic district is girlfriends getaway top picks
History comes alive with actors hopping onboard
the trolley along the route: Old Savannah Tour's
sightseeing tours in Savannah, Georgia's
National Landmark Historic District

Savannah-born Friends Meet Up to Visit Savannah, Georgia 

We know three Savannah native gals, now among the sixty-something generation, who meet up in Savannah every year or so to do sentimental and fun things. Savannah's pace suits them even in their senior years -- sitting the surf at Tybee Island beach, taking cooking classes at Christmas time, and catching up on what's new in town and with each other.

In October 2014 the trio toured and learned Savannah facts they did not know on an Old Savannah Trolley Tour, visited SCAD Museum of Art, breakfasted at Clary's Cafe, enjoyed supper at The Florence, Hugh Acheson's new Savannah restaurant, and made their 'must-do' pilgrimage to Leopold's Ice Cream shop. The ice cream parlor is where the memorable ice cream is mouth-watering delicious, like they remembered, and the jukebox still plays swing hits and Auld Lang Syne for one dime.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Honeymoon and Wedding Couples, Friends and Family Adore the Historic Inns in Savannah GA for Wedding Lodging and Small Wedding Elopements

SAVANNAH, Georgia (September 28, 2014) -- Small, affordable honeymoons and wedding plans become a reality when wedding couples engage historic Savannah bed and breakfasts in the National Landmark Historic District.

For a beautiful "Here's to forever!" elopement wedding, begin with a rain-or-shine southern welcome for your intimate wedding in many of the historic Savannah inn's bed and breakfast setting -- mansion parlors, private gardens, or in picture-perfect Forsyth Park or world-famous Savannah squares.

Savannah's legendary friendly, mannerly residents and accommodating southern hospitality add to the ease and enjoyment of a memorable small southern wedding or honeymoon here in America's most beautiful city!

Many of the Romantic Inns of Savannah host intimate small elopement and garden weddings. Honeymoon, wedding packages and elopement package deals are posted on member websites (links below).  All of our small Savannah historic inns offer wedding lodging in the historic district.

Friday, September 26, 2014

2014 Entertainment Trends for #Christmas in #Savannah A La Carte! Savannah Insiders from Romantic Inns of Savannah Share Early Holiday Trip Tips.

SAVANNAH Georgia (September 24, 2014; updated November 25, 2014 ) -- Honestly, we are not advocates of Christmas creep. However, we are about to burst with the happy trends we are seeing for 2014 Christmas holidays in Savannah, Georgia USA. We cannot hold back! [Yes, we will up update this continually.]

2014 Southern Christmas Travel Tips from Romance Inns in Savannah Georgia USA
Playful Christmas window decor at
Paris Market, a popular gift shopping
place in downtown Savannah, GA.
Photo (c) Sandy Traub. Used
with permission.
A Christmas Holiday Vacation in Savannah is Far More Than a Visit to the City Where Jingle Bells Began. 

In 2014, the festive season includes 38 days / five weekends to feast and frolic, indulge in sacred places and rollick in a tad of tomfoolery. Travelers pick and choose to fully wallow and outbeam one another in the southern-style, friendly Christmas holiday spirit in Savannah, Georgia USA.

In Savannah, Georgia USA the Christmas holiday season is Friday, November 28, 2014 (the day after the USA Thanksgiving Day) through the twelve days of Christmas that end Monday, January 5, 2015.

It's a spirit of a vibrant southern USA adventure, a la carte, for a holiday getaway in Savannah full of individual interests -- music, nostalgia, architecture, worship, culture, green and coastal outdoors!  Travelers can take full advantage of Savannah's mild, no-snow winters. 

For the first-time visitor to this southern USA exploration in Savannah. Georgia, expect to find a southern Christmas postcard scene come alive ... with surprising creative flair and variety!

Hosting Savannah’s holiday guests is a special talent shared by the best of the historic district’s luxury bed-and-breakfast inns -- Romantic Inns of Savannah. Here's a glimpse of holiday season events in Savannah.

Holiday outings in Savannah afford special occasion getaway appeal.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Inns Magazine Features Romantic Inns of Savannah, Georgia in August 2014 Issue

SAVANNAH, Georgia (August 20, 2014) -- "The beautiful Romantic Inns of Savannah - Just featured in the Fall issue of Inns E-Magazine" was exciting news to read in the B&B association's Facebook post from Inns Magazine.

Inns Magazine spotlights Romantic Savannah Inns in August 2014; Savannah GA named "Best Fall Getaways" by US Travel News
Inns Magazine highlights Romantic Savannah in its Fall Escapes 2014, August 2014 issue.  "It's a wonderful echo that is perfectly timed!" states Jackie Heinz, marketing chair for the Savannah inns' association.

In August 2014, #Savannah was named #4 on @USNewsTravel's list of the "14 Best Fall Getaways!"

ROMANTIC INNS IN SAVANNAH ARE SYNONYMOUS WITH "WARM, WELCOMING PEOPLE"

In the Inns Magazine feature, the City of Savannah -- Hostess City of the South -- gets a nod not just for its rich history and world-famous architecture, "but for the warm, welcome people who live there."

"We are extremely pleased that Romantic Inns in Savannah endeared the magazine's editor, Mary Hughes, to align our historic bed and breakfast inns with Savannah's reputation for a friendly welcome, synonymous with southern hospitality at its best," states Jackie Heinz of Zeigler House Inn.

"Happily, each of our twelve Romantic Inns in Savannah serves as a poster star of B&B tourism in America's most beautiful city -- Savannah, Georgia USA!" adds Diane Crews of Green Palm Inn, co-chair of the marketing committee. "Jeepers! Let's give our little historic Savannah inns a great big HOORAY!" 

The Romantic Savannah story is on page 17, available here online

About Romantic Inns of Savannah

A collective marketing association of family-owned historic home inns (circa 1855-1898), Romantic Inns of Savannah LLC interprets and romanticizes southern hospitality a dozen different ways in Savannah, Georgia USA -- renown as North America's most beautiful city. Let Savannah Romance You!™ is the invitation from the non-profit organization. Situated along the southeast Atlantic Ocean coast, Savannah's National Landmark Historic District (2.5 miles) is home to the city's smallest to grand Golden Era restored home inns — private carriage houses to 16-room European-style town homes and mansions — that dot prestigious, quiet residential neighborhoods downtown. Elite among America's original 13 colonies, Savannah is prized for its southern traditions, award-winning architecture that survived the American Civil War (1861-1865), urban and coastal landscapes, the arts, heritage festivals, and international commerce. For more information -- romanticinnsofsavannah.com, Twitter @RomanticInns, Facebook and Pinterest. Press Contact: Jackie Heinz, innkeeper @ zeiglerhouseinn [dot] com, or Diane Crews, GreenPalmInn @ aol [dot] com.