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James Oglethorpe discovered Savannah in 1773

kathleen Dupuis - Monday, December 03, 2012

The Award Winning Olde Savannah Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in the Historic District of Savannah Georgia.  We are surrounded by so much history that we thought we'd share this article we found on the Visit Savannah website.  More information can be found at Visit Savannah

 

 

Here, in Savannah, dramatic architecture from centuries ago mingles with trendy downtown boutiques and microbreweries. Here, you can get lost in numerous art galleries or find yourself sipping sweet tea at a sidewalk café with your sweetheart. Whether you’re looking for laid-back luxury or seeing and doing as much as possible, Savannah Georgia is just the right speed for singles, couples and families.
Whatever brings you to our city, you won't find a more beautiful place to visit than Savannah — or a friendlier one. Here are just some of the accolades we’ve recently received. And you’ll find they’re all so true!

"Top 10 Cities in the United States" - Conde Nast Traveler, October 2012
American Best Cities for Valentine’s Day" – Travel + Leisure, February 2012
Top Ten St. Patrick's Day in the World” – IrishCentral.com, March 2012
America’s Greenest City” – Travel + Leisure, April 2012
"America's Best Cities For Hipsters" - Travel+Leisure.com, April 2012
A Best City for Nightlife in the USA” – U.S. News & World Report, April 2012
Travelers Choice Best Destination” – Trip Advisor, May 2012
"Top Ten Cities for Historic Preservation" - Livability.com, June 2012
"Best Cities to Retire In" - Forbes Magazine, June 2012
"Best Affordable U.S. Destinations" - U.S. News & World Report, June 2012
"Best U.S. Vacation Cities" - U.S. News & World Report, July 2012
"Top 10 U.S. Cities to Visit" - Travel+Leisure Magazine, July 2012
"Top 5 Picnic Cities in the South" - SouthernLiving.com, August 2012
"Best Fall Getaways" - U.S. News & World Report, August 2012
"2012 Gold Service Award" - Meetings & Conventions Magazine, September 2012
"Top 10 Up-and-Coming Labor Day Destinations" - Travelocity.com, September 2012
 


 
 

CHRISTMAS SURPRISE!

kathleen Dupuis - Monday, December 03, 2012

 

 

SURPRISE HER WITH A GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A ROMANTIC WEEKEND IN JANUARY AT THE OLDE SAVANNAH INN BED AND BREAKFAST.  She can relax after the stress of the holiday, luxuriate in a bed with fine imported European linens,  get served a gourmet breakfast, and enjoy wll that Savannah has to offer.  BOOK NOW FOR ONE NIGHT AND GET THE SECOND NIGHT FREE! (Offer not good with previous reservations, on holidays, or during special events)  Kathleen will adjust the price at time of booking

Santa's 2 Day Christmas Sale !!! Hurry ! Book The Olde Savannah Inn Bed and Breakfast Now - Before Its Too Late

kathleen Dupuis - Saturday, November 24, 2012

 

 

Through the month of December

STAY TWO NIGHTS AND GET THE THIRD NIGHT FREE

OR

If you can't stay three nights:

STAY ONE NIGHT AND GET 50% OFF THE 2ND NIGHT

(NOT VALID WITH PREVIOUS RESERVATIONS)

(excluding holidays and special events)

Kathleen will adjust the price at the time of booking

Come Celebrate Christmas with us in Savannah

kathleen Dupuis - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Give yourself the gift of a stay at The Olde Savannah Inn for the holidays !!

 The city is exploding with holiday events for you enjoyment!  Here are just a few for you to enjoy during November.

 

Brown Dog Christmas Market

 

Gingerbread Village Unveiling

 

Thursday, Nov 22 9:00a
The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort & Spa, Savannah
Each year thousands of visitors make the pilgrimage to the Westin to delight in these culinary creations!

 

Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights

 

 

 

Sailing with Santa Charity Event

 

Boat Parade of Lights  

PRE-HOLIDAY ANNIVERSARY SALE

kathleen Dupuis - Friday, November 02, 2012

BOOK NOW FOR OUR PRE-HOLIDAY ANNIVERSARY SALE!

STAY TWO NIGHTS WITH US AT THE OLDE SAVANNAH INN AND GET 50% OFF THE THIRD NIGHT !!!

 

It is hard to believe, but we have been serving the Savannah Area for six years now.  Many have enjoyed our luxurious bed and breakfast, located in historic Savannah, GA.  Whether you are looking for a romantic get-away or just a place to relax, we encourage you to stop in at The Olde Savannah Inn.

 

The price will be adjusted to the sale price at the time of booking.

Oktoberfest on the River

kathleen Dupuis - Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Annual Oktoberfest on the River will be held October 5,6, and 7th!  Enjoy German styling with beer, food, and Weiner Dog races (details here)!  There will be arts and crafts and live music by The Rhinelanders Oompah Band, Chuck Courtenay, and many more!  Fireworks will light up the night sky as you stroll down River Street!  The Olde Savannah Inn is only a short walk from River Street and would be the perfect place to stay after the Oktoberfest festivities!

 

EVENT DETAILS:

 

Festival Hours: Friday and Saturday 9am to midnight and Sunday 9am to 6pm

 

Friday, October 5, 2012
Arts & Crafts 9am – 8pm
DJ’s-to-Go 9am – midnight – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
Jeff Beasley 12pm – 6pm – WWII Plaza
Rhinelander’s Oompah 3pm – 5pm – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
The Accomplices 5-6:30pm – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
Fig Neutrons 7-8:30pm – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
The Trainwrecks 9-10:30 (11pm) – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
 
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Arts & Crafts 9am – 8pm
DJ’s-to-Go 9am – midnight – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
12th Annual Weiner Dog Races 8am – 12pm – Morrell Park
Job Meiller 11am-5pm – WWII Plaza
Rhinelander’s Oompah 12pm – 5pm – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
Roger Wood Foods and Ambos’s Sausage Eating Contest 2pm – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
Georgia Kyle 5-6:30pm – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
Eric Culberson 7-8:30pm – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
Chuck Courtenay 9-10:30 (11pm) – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
 
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Arts & Crafts 9am – 6pm
DJ’s-to-Go 9am – 6pm – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage
Jeff Beasley 11am-5pm – WWII Plaza
Rhinelander’s Oompah 12pm – 4pm – Southern Eagle’s Arbor Stage

 

Event details from http://riverstreetsavannah.com/events/oktoberfest/

Remember to book your stay at The Olde Savannah Inn for an Oktoberfest event you are sure never to forget! Book Now!

Top 10 Facts About Savannah

kathleen Dupuis - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Here is a little history about Savannah, Georgia!  Savannah has so much history, it was hard to pick only ten facts about it, but here they are!  See how many you knew and how many you did not!

 

1. Savannah was founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe, who came here from England.

2. Oglethorpe organized Savannah into grids and now the city is dubbed 'America's First Planned City', with wide streets and 24 public squares. 21 of the original squares were carefully preserved throughout the years and still exist today.

 

3. Parts of Forest Gump were filmed in Savannah, most notably the bench Forest sat on the north side of Chippewa Square, for the famous "Life is like a box of chocolates" quote.  The bench is now located in the Savannah History Museum.

 

4.Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low was born in Savannah, and the very first Girl Scouts meeting was held in Savannah.

 

5. After General Sherman marched through Savannah during the Civil War, he was so impressed by Savannah's beauty that he sent a telegraph to President Lincoln to offer Savannah to him as a Christmas present.  See the telegraph Here.  This is also one of the main reasons Savannah was not completely destroyed in the war.

 

6. The book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is based on events in Savannah from the 1980s, particularly on the murder trials of John Williams.

 

7. The Pirates' House was an inn that is mentioned in Robert Louis Stevenson's book "Treasure Island", it is now a restaurant.

 

8. One of the largest in the country, Savannah's Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

 

9. Savannah was voted one of the "World's Top Ten Trendy Travel Hot Spots" by the New York Times.

 

10. Savannah was the first capital of the 13th colony and later of Georgia.

 

So, how many did you know?  What are some of your favorite facts about Savannah?

 

Bonus Fun Fact! 

The Olde Savannah Inn was originally built in 1877 as a private residence!

5 Best Places to See While in Savannah

kathleen Dupuis - Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wondering what the best places are to visit while you are in Savannah?  Here are the top five places!

 

Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park is the largest and one of the most beautiful parks in Savannah.  The Olde Savannah Inn is only steps away from this magnificent wonder. Forsyth Park was originally created in the 1840's, named for Georgia governor John Forsyth, and covers 30 acres, equip with a cafe, large field area for sports, Confederate memorials, a place for events such as the Savannah Jazz Festival, and a French inspired fountain that is a must-see in Savannah. 

 

Tybee Island

Tybee Island is located just a few miles from Savannah, with miles of beaches, great seafood restaurants, and a lighthouse built in 1773!  The Tybee museum chronicles Tybee's 400 history with relics and historical items. Make sure to visit the Pier and Pavilion for fishing, specials events, and a gorgeous view of the ocean!

 

Historic River Street

Take a stroll down Savannah's River Street and be transported back into time with cobblestone roads, trolleys, and festivals.  Enjoy some of the best of what Savannah's restaurants have to offer, sip down a refreshing adult-slushy while you walk, and stop by the many famous shops and candy stores.  The river is nothing short of amazing and is famously died green for the St. Patrick's Day celebration!

 

Bonventure Cemetery

This is not to be missed!  Huge, centuries old Magnolia trees, gothic statues, and hundreds of years of history lie in this cemetery.  Once known for it's famous statue that graced the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, this 100-acre cemetery is now home to Holocaust memorials and colonial legends.  

 

The Olde Savannah Inn

Yes, that's us!   But we are truthfully a great historic sight to see in Savannah! Located on historic Gaston Street, this luxurious Savannah Bed and Breakfast has been restored to its original charm with grand chandeliers, French antiques, wrought iron gates, and a hidden garden.  This is a true hidden gem in Savannah and is one of a kind.  The Olde Savannah Inn is only a short walk from all of the other places mentioned above (Tybee is driving distance).

 

We hope this guide will help you have the best possible time while you are visiting Savannah!

See you soon!

 

Make a Reservation!

 

September in Savannah

kathleen Dupuis - Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The summer is ending and a cool breeze is starting to blow through the magnolia trees.  September is a great time to visit Savannah!  There is so much going on, the kids are back to school, so why not treat yourself to a romantic getaway!  From golf tournaments, runs, and reunions, to fashion, food, and jazz, there is something for everyone to do!  Check out our calendar of events to find an event that sparks your interest!

 

The Olde Savannah Inn is having some fantastic specials for September!  Stay 3 or more nights from Sun-Wed, Get 20% off your stay! Stay 2 or more nights Thurs- Sat, Get 15% off your stay!  Get Details Here!  You just cannot beat those deals, especially when you are staying at one of the best Savannah bed and breakfast inns in all of Savannah!

Don't know which room to choose?  Why not stay in our room of the month, the Bon Viant Garden Room

 

Savannah bed and breakfast"Experience a unique cottage chic design in our lower level garden room, which offers a whimsical and delightful atmosphere of pure romance.  Double French doors embrace a private and peaceful oasis with scents of jasmine and honeysuckle.

Upon entering the room, you'll be introduced to a towering Victorian queen-size Porch Bed designed and handcrafted by a local craftsman. A matching oversized armoire and linen tower complete the “simply pink” look and exquisite Italian linens create a heavenly nights sleep."

 

This room is truly exquisite, and the garden, whimsical.  The smell of the gourmet breakfast and french press coffee is sure to entice you to the dining room, overlooking your garden oasis. 

 

When you stay in Savannah, you are whisked away by it's natural beauty and southern charm.  When you stay at The Olde Savannah Inn, you are given luxury and southern hospitality.

Romantic Savannah Honeymoon

kathleen Dupuis - Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Are you planning your wedding and want the most perfect, romantic honeymoon stay of your life?  At The Olde Savannah Inn, we know how important your honeymoon is, and we can provide the most luxurious honeymoon suite, the Versailles Court, for you and your new husband/wife! 

Savannah is one of the most romantic cities in America, perfect for newlyweds!  No matter what you are looking for, Savannah has it all.  From carriage rides, beautiful scenery, amazing restaurants and romantic inns, like The Olde Savannah Inn, you cannot go wrong!

 

When you stay in the Versailles Court for your honeymoon, you are bathed in luxury.  800 count Egyptian Cotton sheets, European linens, a beautiful fireplace, and the best feature of all, a jacuzzi tub!  The tub is nestled between Corinthian columns decorated with timeless sculptures in the most beautiful, romantic bathroom suite in Savannah. A candle-lit gourmet breakfast is served with the most romantic view of the private garden.   

 

During your stay, walking the Squares of Savannah and Savannah Parks can be breathtakingly romantic.  Forsyth Park, only steps away from The Olde Savannah Inn, houses a beautiful two-tiered cast iron fountain that was originally created in 1858.  All of the Savannah Squares encompass what Savannah is all about, it's natural beauty.  Old, beautiful trees, statues, Civil War remnants, and much more!

 

For dinner, you can choose from one of Savannah's many romantic restaurants, like Elizabeth on 37th or 700 Drayton.

 

The Olde Savannah Inn has the perfect Honeymoon packages:

 

Honeymoon Package

Versailles Court

  • Two nights in the Versailles Court
  • Strawberries, chocolate and chilled champagne
  • A private carriage ride for two
  • $100.00 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth's on 37th Restaurant
  • Two dozen of long stem American beauties

Total Cost: $1,024.40

Want to get married in Savannah as well?  Have your wedding at The Olde Savannah Inn!

Elopement Wedding Package

Versailles Court

  • Two nights in the Versailles Court
  • Private Garden Wedding under the arch
  • Chilled champagne with chocolate strawberries
  • Pastor or officiant
  • A private carriage ride for two
  • Boutonniere and Bouquet
  • $100 Gift Certificate to 700 Drayton Restaurant in the Mansion Hotel
  • Small cake
  • Optional professional pianist
  • Photographer is optional

                                                               Total Cost:1,879.44