Monday, April 14, 2014

Colloquial, Informal, Conversational Summer Vacations in Savannah Begin at Zeigler House Inn Bed and Breakfast

SAVANNAH Georgia (April 14, 2014) -- Savannah, the tourist haven known for its vibrant port city, 19th Century architecture, southern charm, and friendly people year around becomes more colloquial, informal and conversational in summer. That is the viewpoint of innkeeper Jackie Heinz of Zeigler House Inn, a top-pick bed and breakfast lodging on Jones Street in the Savannah historic district. 

Downtown July 4th fireworks are from
the Savannah River waterfront.
This photo is of Tybee Island beach
summer fireworks. Photo: KeysPhotography.
Use Under Creative Commons Attribution
2.5 Generic License.
A summer vacation in Savannah lacks "hastening"! The pace in Savannah slows more for laid back days and nights on the Georgia Coast. It's a time when you will want to slow down to tap into lively conversations with the character-rich locals.

In this blog post we can only skim the surface of what Savannah uniquely offers for a summer vacation; but oh, the nostalgia of it all when locals begin to tell the local stories!

In a less-hurried summer vacation in Savannah, May through September, you'll discover Savannah’s everyday-life destinations are intriguing, sometimes more interesting than the tourist destinations.

August is the ideal time for a laid-back summer vacation. It's when families are heading homeward, readying for school days, and the city and Tybee Island beach become the romantic's real world of Johnny Mercer's "Summer Wind" lyrics. 

Savannah's places, people and experiences are the things, people and places we at Zeigler House Inn want to show our visitors. Those don't exist back home in the Midwest or Canada or Australia, New York or Chicago. We'll introduce you to the locals’ favorite spots and help you to enjoy the contrasting ways of life found in Savannah and along the Georgia Coast.

Check out Zeigler House Inn's summer lodging deals, valid July 15, 2014 - August 28, 2014. We recommend early booking. In years past, Zeigler House Inn's summer specials mean this top-pick bed and breakfast sells out quickly. 

Beyond the colloquial, informal, and conversational atmosphere within Zeigler House Inn, we have a few things to do and happenings for 2014 Summer in Savannah and along the coast -- baseball, shag beach dancing, boiled peanuts, and "going-back-to-town" from Tybee Island.  

Monday, March 31, 2014

Lodging Deals for Summer Vacation in Savannah at Zeigler House Inn B&B

SAVANNAH, Georgia (March 31, 2014) -- Jackie Heinz at Zeigler House Inn in the Savannah historic district announces summer vacation rates and summer deals that will be available for lodging at this popular Savannah bed and breakfast July 15, 2014 - August 28, 2014.  Holidays and special event dates are excluded from this special pricing.
French Country room at Zeigler House Inn in
historic Savannah, Georgia USA.
Each room features a full or mini-kitchen.

- Best available room at time of booking.
- $169/night Monday-Thursday, plus tax.
- Friday - Sunday is 15% off high season rates.
- Complimentary in-suite breakfast, afternoon pastries, hot and cold beverages, plus parking are included.

** These rates are only good on new reservations booked after April 1, 2014 and before August 28, 2014.

We recommend early booking. In years past, Zeigler House Inn's summer specials mean the top-pick bed and breakfast will sell out quickly. Call toll free USA 866-233-5307 or local for 912-233-5307 reservations; or email


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

From the Savannah River to Forsyth Park, Partner with an Historic District Park Bench for Ten Minutes!

SAVANNAH Georgia (March 25, 2014) -- At the core of the Savannah bed and breakfast experience is a richer appreciation and getting closer to what is dearest in America's most beautiful city. From Zeigler House Inn, a top-pick bed and breakfast lodging in Savannah, we take this opportunity to introduce you to Savannah park benches.

For an athlete, the bench is a not-so-popular spot. For a Savannah tourist and joyful Girls Scouts on a walkabout in downtown Savannah, it's a whole new and wonderfully different story. 

Park bench, facing the Cathedral of
St. John the Baptist in Lafayette Square.
Photo © Sandy Traub

Sometime when we are at a loss for ideas in entertainment and fun, we suggest turning to the polite society arena of the stalwart park bench. Delightful beauty, priceless moments, friendly people and stories can be found there.

Even bed and breakfast inn owners welcome the social visiting time in the park squares. It's a refreshing opportunity to mosey along and sit for a spell on one of the well-placed Savannah park benches.

From the Savannah River throughout Forsyth Park, the park bench holds historic ground. So much so, that urban creatives may very well claim that each could speak with authority -- sure to be character-rich and endearing stories, we'd expect!

Lovely backdrops and colorful scenery surround these al fresco seats in the National Landmark Historic District. Wouldn't it be pretty fabulous if one could spend a day (or every day!) there, sitting on prime turf in charming Savannah, Georgia spots? Envy might set in if we spend too much time on this thought!

Would you think that these benches might facilitate modern-day squatters! Oh, no! We prefer to think the Savannah park benches play an important role in the social scene ... fully appreciated by weary runners or walking travelers enjoying Savannah's garden beauty in the squares and vast open spaces!

Who wouldn't want to befriend a park bench?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Irish Holidays in Savannah: St. Patrick's Day at Zeigler House Inn

SAVANNAH, Georgia (March 17, 2014) -- There's a popular Irish saying, "If you're enough lucky to be Irish, you're lucky enough!" This Irish sentiment is not only popular in Savannah, the belief looms bigger than life on March 17th each year for the Irish holiday -- St. Patrick's Day in downtown Savannah, even for those whose ancestry is not traced to Ireland!

At Zeigler House Inn, B&B innkeeper Jackie Heinz
prepared fresh Irish Pancakes with maple syrup and Irish
butter, plus Irish Coffee. Green accessories get
the Savannah inn's bed and breakfast guests ready
for the Irish parties, parade, and holiday festivities.
At Zeigler House Inn's bed and breakfast in downtown Savannah, adapted a bit, the saying would hold true also -- "If you're enough lucky to be a lodging guest here for St. Patrick's Day weekend, you're lucky enough!"

Beyond Jackie's homemade breakfast and pastry-shop-worthy sweets, our historic inn's guests enjoy Irish food that helps while imbibing, sometimes too much!

One must eat hearty with substantial food if one wants to attempt drinking like an Irishman or Irish lassie!

Recipe: Irish Pancakes

They must be cooked right after mixing, as the acid in the buttermilk starts to react with the baking soda at once. From