Inns Magazine Issue 3 Vol. 18 Fall Escapes 2014 - Page 17

avannah is renowned as North America's most

beautiful city - not just for the history and

architecture - but for the warm, welcoming

people who live there. Over 20 years ago, several like-minded inn owners formed an association that represents Savannah’s southern charm and elegance, and to date there are 12 members of the Romantic Inns of Savannah. The beautifully restored inns range from Victorian mansions located in the heart of the National Landmark Historic District near Forsyth Park, to historic inns on legendary garden squares (parks), and privately-owned bed and breakfast cottages near the Savannah River harbor, to grand Golden Era executive mansions. Staying in any of these beautifully appointed inns for your next getaway is a dream come true - you get to stay and sleep in houses and cottages that have endured over 100 years of history! The inns represent some of America’s most demure-to-aristocratic homes that are perfect for an anniversary, honeymoon, girlfriend retreat or just a well-deserved holiday. Each property is decorated beautifully and along with the ambiance each guest is treated first class. Luxury linens, amenities, decadent local food specialties and a private bath are standard at each inn. It doesn’t stop there; in many of the inns there is a late afternoon reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres for guests to enjoy before going out to dinner. Varied breakfast options offer an occasion each morning served in formal dining rooms or outside in patio gardens, southern porches, or in your room. Home baked pastries and homey-to-gourmet southern breakfasts are what set each of these inns apart.

Romantic Inns of Savannah prides themselves in offering complimentary services to all guests as part of the culture-rich, quintessential Savannah travel experience. That means free Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast and free concierge trip planning; there are no hidden or extra fees that hotels often charge. See the association’s video Better Way to Stay in Savannah that highlights the character-rich beauty of this historic city on the Atlantic Coast.

In planning your next escape, make it Savannah and treat yourself to refined accommodations at the Romantic Inns of Savannah. Each owner and innkeeper lives in this great city and can recommend restaurants, tourist attractions, shopping and, of course, the best places to go for Savannah night-life - you’ll not want to miss any of it. Genuine hospitality lives in Savannah!

The Savannah Way to Stay

Romantic Inns

of Savannah

By Mary Hughes

Inns E-Magazine / Fall 2014