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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!

 

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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.