Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lovely, Feeling-Good Places in Savannah, Georgia from Zeigler House Inn

SAVANNAH Georgia (December 18, 2013) -- It feels good to be in Savannah -- a top vacation spot and place to retire!

Happily we take inspiration from Nina Simone, "Feeling Good" -- "Today is a new world, a bold world, you know how I feel...."

Check out Zeigler House Inn's ideas for
a feel-good, vacation spot! Savannah special occasions
are as simple as a private dinner in the
Whitfield Square gazebo in the historic district.
Photo (c) Georgia Department of Economic Development.
With 2014 approaching, "it's a new dawn". We offer a retrospective on "feeling good" places in Savannah for a "new day", a new trip in Savannah.

Thousands of our guests say it feels good to stay at Zeigler House Inn. It feels good to own a business, study, work and visit Savannah. Who could dismiss the beauty!

This slower pace city is a feel-good place to retire. Located near waterways and on the Atlantic Coast, be inspired with this photograph by John Fulton -- a solo male canoeist paddling on the Savannah River, taking in the historic waterfront. Walking and running are popular physical sports here in Savannah's terrain. The 'forest city" parks, museums and the arts afford a steady stream of places to go and things to do. “Fun, interactive, high energy, feel good moments” is the headline on a Savannah Theatre review.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

First Day of Christmas Recipe from Savannah's Zeigler House Bed and Breakfast via @EatItandLikeIt, Savannah Foodie Stars

SAVANNAH Georgia (December 8, 2013) -- Zeigler House Inn's Jackie Heinz shared her "White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti" recipe to kick off the first day of Christmas in the "Twelve Days of Christmas" recipe series presented by Eat It and  Like It. Television celebrity and Eat It and Like It's star, Jesse Blanco is Savannah's very willing, go-to foodie for finding and sharing the city's best food experiences in the southeast. 
For the holidays ... Zeigler House Inn's "White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti"
presented by Eat It and Like It food pros in Savannah, Georgia USA.
We love the praise for our own Jackie Heinz from  EatItandLike -- 

"Jackie Heinz is the owner/operator of the Inn.  Jackie and her Inn on Jones Street in Savannah were featured in our “Bed and Breakfasts” episode earlier in the Fall. She is a former caterer in the Atlanta area who decided to move down to Savannah and buy a bed and breakfast. Her “Happy Hour” for her guests are quite impressive.  At the holidays, she enjoys a great many things, including these beauties that we just know you will Eat and Like."

From Zeigler House Inn, we wish you and those dearest to you a Merry Christmas. Bon Appetit!

Copyright © Zeigler House Inn / Sandy Traub

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Pre-Civil War #Savannah. 155 Years Before ... and Today!

SAVANNAH Georgia (December 2, 2013) -- We forget how different life was before the American Civil War (1861-1865). Because Savannah was not burned by Union forces, as was Atlanta, world-famous architecture and the city's genteel way of life remain for tourists and locals to see and enjoy.

As we pause to look back to the happenings of 1856, the year that our stately home -- now Zeigler House Inn -- was built, we have a better appreciation of Savannah today.

Zeigler House Inn's Innkeeper Jackie Heinz (R)
picnicking playfully in Laurel Grove Cemetery with
friend Diane McCray, innkeeper at
Green Palm Inn B&B. Laurel Grove Cemetery is
where many 18th and 19th century Savannahians are
buried, including the inn's namesake Solomon Zeigler.
We hope you enjoy this flashback Thursday, and get away for a visit to Zeigler House Inn and historic-rich, convivial Savannah! 

The Zeigler House Inn was built in 1856, the stately home of lumber merchant Solomon Zeigler. Mr. Zeigler was a Salzburger descendant whose family had settled in Georgia's colonial Ebenezer, Georgia -- a small community just north of Savannah along the Savannah River. In 1858 another Salzburger family descendant, William Ryan, built his home in Savannah at 220 East Oglethorpe Avenue. -- Source: "Civil War Savannah: Savannah, immortal city" by Barry Sheehy, Cindy Wallace.

Our own Solomon Zeigler was prominent in Savannah business circles. He sat on the committee that made the difficult decision to surrender Savannah to the Yankee army. Abraham Lincoln's letter to General William T. Sherman on Monday, December 26, 1864 acknowledged Sherman's Christmas gift -- the capture of Savannah. The relatively peaceful fall of Savannah spared the city's beautiful architecture.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Popular Savannah B&B Reflects on Christmas in The Old South: Christmas During the Civil War

SAVANNAH Georgia (November 30, 2013) -- Before the Civil War (1861-1865) meals were prepared in the fireplace. Gratefully, today our Savannah bed and breakfast innkeeper, Jackie Heinz bakes and cooks with the ease of an oven, electric stove, and microwave.

Heritage-rich holiday desserts
at Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast
in Savannah, Georgia USA
We hope you'll get away soon to our magnificent Jones Street bed and breakfast in the historic district -- recently featured on Wheel of Fortune and Eat It and Like It. It's where home baking and southern charm reside.

This holiday season, we are especially grateful for Henry Wordsworth and his Civil War-era poem of hope -- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day --

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th' unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

And in despair I bowed my head:
'There is no peace on earth, ' I said
'For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.'

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
'God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men.'

Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

From American Life Histories in the Library of Congress, we discovered a story of the Brunson family, as told by Mrs. C. G. Richardson (her maiden name is Brunson). From this southern belle's account we gain insights into the Civil War times when General Williams Shermans' army advanced on the Old South, and what comprised Christmas.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Try Something New in the New Year! A 48-hour Weekend Getaway in Savannah with Deals at Zeigler House Inn

SAVANNAH Georgia (November 21, 2013) -- Why not try a new tradition in the New Year, like a 48-hour getaway -- a weekend getaway or mid-week getaway in Savannah!

Take in places you've missed
like City Market where you'll find
this Marilyn Monroe statue.
The pretty gal on the right?
Our own innkeeper, Jackie Heinz.
Zeigler House Inn has a deal and a southern innkeeper with famously southern hospitality. So, your decision becomes an easy one. 
Valid January 2 – February 27, 2014 stay, excluding holiday and special event dates.
- Best available room at time of booking.
- $159/night Monday-Thursday, plus tax.
- Friday - Sunday is 15% off high season rates.
- In-suite breakfast, afternoon pastries, hot and cold beverages, plus parking are included.
- Call 866-233-5307 or 912-233-5307.
Take in low-key things to do. Retro movies are playing at the historic Lucas Theatre or SCAD's Trustees Theatre downtown. It's where Savannah's fun social crowd shows up ... with a stop before, after or during intermission at Leopold's Ice Cream

Want something more lively? Ask Jackie for the inn's key to the titillating speakeasy. It's wildly a favorite with the popular inn's guests.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Innkeeper's Dad Takes Flight! #Savannah Gets Visit from #WWII B-17 "Memphis Belle".

SAVANNAH Georgia (November 6, 2013) -- Mid-October innkeeper Jackie Heinz's father took flight on the "Movie" 'Memphis Belle', the B-17 Flying Fortress hired for use in the filming of the Memphis Belle movie in England.

Our innkeeper's dad took flight on "Memphis Belle"
The legendary B-17 was on a short Savannah visit.
On board also was a 90-year-old WWII veteran.
"When I heard the news that 'Memphis Belle' was offering a small number of flights while on tour in Savannah, I conspired with my mother to get my dad on board. During his Air Force career Dad provided maintenance on the B-17s as well as small jets. I was confident he would love this early Christmas present, and he did!"

It was a week when the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force welcomed the 100th Bomb Group, HBO and Playstone Pictures. Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and HBO are producing a new television series about the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

Bill Hackworth thought that he, his wife June and Jackie were only going for a look at "Memphis Belle", located on the flight line near the Mighty Eighth Museum. But, Jackie had purchased a seat for him to enjoy the memorable flight. Sheer joy explodes from the daughter who pleased her dad.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

In Historic Savannah GA: Storybook Holidays with Zeigler House Inn's Southern Gentlefolks

Zeigler House Inn extends an invitation to get away to holiday, heritage and hospitality in the Savannah historic district's village setting -- 19th century architecture gussied up with sweet laughter, festive lights, heritage-rich cuisine, and Southern family stories. 

Christmas Holidays in Savannah at Zeigler House Inn
Photo (c) 2013 Zeigler House Inn
SAVANNAH Georgia (September 25, 2013) -- "All is calm, all is bright” in the prominent residential neighborhood of brick-cobbled Jones Street in Savannah’s National Landmark District. From Columbus Day through Christmas, the 2013 holidays are destined to be extraordinary at the elegant Zeigler House Inn. In mid-September caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz is busy selecting the Christmas décor and testing the heritage-rich cake recipes.

“Discerning travelers are looking now for unique fall and winter holiday places, and we’d love for them to find and choose Zeigler House Inn,” states the Kentucky-born innkeeper of the popular seven-room historic inn. "I want travelers to know in addition to comfort, convenience and connectivity, they'll enjoy wonderful days and nights that are merry and bright here."

Yes, the inn's simple indulgences make the stay affordable. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, parking, in-suite breakfast, beverages and snacks, plus afternoon desserts. Farm to table is one of the inn's specialties also during Friday and Saturday evening hors d'oeuvres.

The innkeeper points out that many travel editors and writers recommend the city’s historic bed and breakfasts to tap into more engaging charm and insights from the locals. "U.S. and international travelers tell us also how much they adore the slower southern pace and the friendly welcome,” Jackie adds.

For the Love of #Savannah History: Our Historic Jones Street Neighbor

117 Jones Street, West, Savannah,
Chatham County, Georgia
Photographer: Frances Benjamin Johnston,
1864-1952; Date Created/Published: [1939 or 1944]
Source: Library of Congress
SAVANNAH Georgia (October 15, 2013) -- Combing through the Library of Congress archives recently we found a photo of 117 West Jones Street.

In the background of the photograph (upper right) is Zeigler House Inn, located at 121 West Jones Street, Savannah. In this 1939 (or 1944) photograph is a one-story building in between the homes of 117 West Jones and 121 West Jones. It is obviously out of place by today's standards of historic homes on Jones Street.

The conspicuous little building is not there today. Zeigler House Inn's Jackie Heinz shares some insights.  

"The small building in the middle was built some time after the turn of the century. It was a business that caught fire and was demolished. Once upon a time that historic district lot belonged to Mr. Solomon Zeigler, who owned the inn's land and built our stately home (circa 1858).

"The lot next to us (which would be 119 West Jones Street) was considered a surveyed city lot and, therefore, was sold separately from the main house. After the fire, 119 West Jones remained an empty lot for some time. Later it was bought by our neighbors who owned the brick row house next door (117 West Jones). Today it is their side courtyard garden."

Friday, October 11, 2013

'Wiches and Spirits and Brews: Zeigler House Inn Makes Fall in #Savannah Introductions

SAVANNAH Georgia (October 11, 2013) -- "Get packin' then scamper along, even for last minute travel to Savannah for autumn holidays 2013," says Jackie Heinz at Zeigler House Inn. Just in time for the beautiful fall holiday season -- Columbus Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving -- our Savannah inn's fun-loving innkeeper is introducing you to the best lunch in Savannah, some served in the best bars in Savannah.

Jackie's personal lunch -- "Duck Pate Panini"
served with orzo salad,
fresh grapes, and glass of red wine.
For an of-the-moment getaway to Savannah, our southern-born owner/innkeeper has conjured up a list of uncommon Top 10 'Wiches and Spirits and Brews' for autumn 2013. The brews open up imaginations for unlimited concoctions!

Our holiday gems offer options for bargain holidays with a stop at ramshackled tiki-style pub, a downtown cafe with lane-only access, or fine dining surroundings along the Savannah River or a prestigious 18th era mansion. We believe our pairings for "'Wiches and Spirits and Brews" will help new tourists and our inn's returning or new guests to delve into the core of Savannah's rich dining experiences for Fall 2013.

In part our recommendations are based also on the uncommon ways that Savannah's friendly people make us feel when we dine in these local character-rich #Savannah cafes, pubs and restaurants. Enjoy!

Monday, September 23, 2013

October - November 2013 TV Spotlights for Zeigler House Inn’s Savannah B&B + New Fall Amenities

What’s new at our Savannah bed and breakfast inn in October - November 2013? Well, there’s a Wheel of Fortune television spotlight, another TV feature on Eat It and Like It with Jesse Blanco, plus our Savannah B&B’s new Friday afternoon dessert and haunted tales (complimentary for our guests) beginning in October 2013.

Ready for October 2013 at Zeigler House Inn
in Savannah, GA | Photo (c) Zeigler House Inn
High res available to media and press, on request
SAVANNAH, Georgia (September 22, 2013; updated October 12, 2013) – Happy 1st day of Fall in Savannah! We are happier than this verse:
“October skips along lanes. It kicks the leaves and laughs with the rains.” – Inez Rice

On November 1, 2013 Zeigler House Inn will be featured one of America’s most popular television game shows -- America's Game®, Wheel of Fortune during its 31st season. The inn will highlight B&B travel in Savannah. The show broadcasts in various markets on NBC and CBS. Once we have confirmed the show week that will feature our inn, we will post it.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Food Worthy of Still-Life Pictures at Zeigler House Inn in Savannah, Georgia USA

Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries
is a delicious stunner, worthy of a still art painting,
at Zeigler House Inn in Savannah, Georgia USA
SAVANNAH Georgia (August 24, 2014) – This amazing cake [pictured] was baked and decorated by Zeigler House Inn's own Jackie Heinz, a former caterer in Atlanta, GA. The special treat was filmed as a backdrop during an EatItandLikeIt food television feature, to air early fall 2013.

Are you a foodie? How would you like this welcoming treat on your arrival to your Savannah bed and breakfast lodging?  

Every day Zeigler House Inn takes great pleasure in pleasing foodies who are visiting Savannah, Georgia USA and welcoming tourists and travelers to the stately, historic home inn on Jones Street.


Billie's Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries [photo], first featured on Food Network, includes blueberries generously sprinkled between each of the four cake layers, adding color and fresh fruit to the Italian Crème frosting. In appearance and taste, this delicious dessert wowed our guests and the visiting EATITANDLIKEIT TV production team.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Zeigler House Inn -- A Delightful Historic Inn Steeped in Savannah’s Wildwood Forests and Farmlands

SAVANNAH Georgia (August 2, 2013) – At Zeigler House Inn we are enveloped by trees, not only in the Savannah National Historic Landmark District’s beautiful landscapes, but in the legendary Savannah stories of beautiful architecture, timber lands, Georgia lumber exports, and re-forestation.
"Knowledge like timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Our block on our historic inn's street.
Jones Street's Live Oak canopy of trees in
historic Savannah, Georgia USA.
The mightiest of the Old South's trees is the evergreen Live Oak tree, often photographed dripping in Spanish moss. With stalwart resolve, the promenade of trees cradle our inn’s very own Jones Street with nature’s magnificent shaded canopy, located in Savannah's National Historic Landmark District.

On the 18th Century lands of modern-day Jones Street, where our historic inn is located, the pine and hardwood forests were so thick that Savannah was colloquially called “Forest City”. Early settlers cleared the land to carve out farm lands. Later city father’s partitioned the lands into city home lots, located on the once timber lines of the southerly expanding City of Savannah.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In Civil War Savannah, Zeigler House Inn’s Wise Mr. Zeigler Played A Pivotal Role

Zeigler House Inn in Savannah, Georgia survived
the American Civil War (1861-1865). Residing on historic
Jones Street, the family mansion was built in 1856.
SAVANNAH Georgia (July 15, 2013) – Many of Savannah’s prominent leading men took part in the decision to surrender Savannah during the American Civil War.

The builder and first owner of Zeigler House Inn -- lumber merchant and prominent citizen Solomon Zeigler attended and voted to save the city.

Some say the cotton sitting on the docks at the Port of Savannah saved the city. Others credit the wise City Fathers, business leaders, and the stalwart women of the city. Each played important roles.

Travel to Savannah, the southern city that was the Christmas gift to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1864).


To modern-day travelers: If anyone told you that you could experience world-famous Savannah’s friendly hospitality, AND stay in one of gently beautiful spots, magnificently placed among world-famous architecture, would you elect to visit?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Why Savannah? Z-to-A Fun Ideas from Zeigler House Inn B&B in Historic Savannah GA

SAVANNAH Georgia (June 18, 2013) – Always at the end of alphabetical listings, Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast decides to answer the age old question, “Why Savannah?” -- an historical, fun city with fun things to do.

Of course, we’ll begin with “Z”.

Playful & fun, Zeigler House Inn's Jackie Heinz
is dressed as Forrest Gump. Savannah
was a movie location for the popular movie.
"Life is like a box of chocolates."
Z – The place for Zzzzzzzzz’s in Savannah -- Zeigler House Inn B&B. With its easy privacy and distinctive southern comforts, you can enjoy breakfast in bed (if you like), Chilled Tea for 2! (an additional perk for summer 2013), and convenient location in the historic district on Jones Street near Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room.

Y – Y’all! It’s the welcoming term for “you all”. – Y’all will love Savannah!

X – X-ray. Early development of X-ray began here in Savannah, by a Jones Street doctor.

W – Walking! Flat Savannah and east/west, north/south streets make a brisk walk or leisure stroll so easy.

V – Verse to Vegetarian’s haven. Fresh markets, vegan and vegetarian restaurants are near, and plentiful in Savannah.

T – Tea Party for Two! Yes, our Savannah bed and breakfast introduced the “Chilled Tea Party for Two!” as a comp summer 2013 perk. It’s getting great buzz! Tea cafes, too, like Savannah Tea Room, and SCAD's Gryphon serve up delicious tea lunches. Southern tea (sweet tea, of course) is year around.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Flag Day in Savannah GA: Our Inn’s USA Flag Flies and We Tell Our Southern Stories!

Overlooking Jones Street, the American flag flies
at Zeigler House Inn's historic bed and breakfast.
SAVANNAH, Georgia (June 13, 2013) – Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag on June 14, 1777.

Two years earlier, June 14, 1775, the United States Army was founded when the Continental Congress authorized enlistment of ten companies of riflemen to serve the United Colonies. Through the years, the United States Army has served on every continent in defense of Liberty. Thank you, U.S. Army!

Full of pride that we live in America the Beautiful, home of the brave and free, we daily fly the American flag! We love seeing it at Zeigler House Inn on beautiful Jones Street in the historic district.

The City of Savannah history points to a Flag Day Parade in 1916.

Girl Scouts marched in a neat cluster in mass with more associations, each person waving a flag!
“The old flag probably never looked more beautiful than when it came down Bull Street like a flood….” – Source: City of Savannah, A Century of History, 1910 ~ 1919
Interesting, isn’t it? When one wants to focus on a topic like Flag Day, we stumble upon what begins with an interesting “flag” story.  Thereafter our eyes are open to so much more!

Friday, May 31, 2013

A Double Celebration With Savannah Holiday Gift Basket from Zeigler House Inn in Savannah GA

Take home gift basket from Zeigler House Inn, a
private small hotel B&B (7 rooms with kitchens)
in downtown Savannah, GA
SAVANNAH Georgia (May 31, 2013) -- After months in the making, innkeeper Jackie Heinz announces Zeigler House Inn's take home gift basket -- "A Double Celebration, Savannah Holiday Gift Basket" The combined special Savannah gift for him and gift for her is an uber local sampling, produced by Savannah artisans. 

"Guests leaving our bed and breakfast in Savannah can relive small snippets of their getaway experience with their lovely take away gift basket.  Zeigler House Inn advocates buying local, which is made easy with imaginative, quality-centric artisans in Savannah, Georgia," says Jackie.

Our caterer-turned-innkeeper has curated the inn's holiday gift basket -- a tad of Savannah -- with delightful gifts for him and gifts for her.

The gift basket is a complement to the Savannah inn's optional entertainment packages.
Come. Celebrate your city break in Savannah, Georgia, in a unique way with the genteel southern folks at Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast.

Let's talk soon -- (866) 233-5307 Toll Free!   Email

Chilled Tea Party for Two in Savannah at Zeigler House Inn

SAVANNAH Georgia (May 31, 2013) -- You'll love this new perk for lodging guests, staying at Zeigler House Inn in the downtown historic district!

Savannah B&B innkeeper Jackie Heinz
enjoys the new "Chilled Tea Party for Two"
at Zeigler House Inn in Savannah.
Value: $25 per person. Cost: $0
With just enough fanciful flair, caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz skirts the predictable to introduce something fresh in Zeigler House Inn's already generous Savannah culinary menu.

The new and complimentary "Refreshing Afternoon Escape: Chilled Tea Party for Two!" includes a tea party menu of singularly steeped, gourmet fruited teas ... quick chilled just prior to serving,savory finger sandwiches, and irresistible tea pastries and cakes. For ultimate freshness, the added-value "Chilled Tea Party for Two" requires a few selections, plus timed reservations -- between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. 

Delightful to the eye and taste buds, this cooling indulgence is for guests (only) who are lodging at the popular Savannah inn. The private afternoon refresher may be served in room, in parlor, or on the breezy porch.

Dismissing the stuffy, southern gentry high tea, Jackie has reclaimed and updated the genteel southern tradition of afternoon tea. Three cheers to gracious southern hospitality at the mannerly and lovable Zeigler House Inn.

Contact Zeigler House Inn by email -- or toll free -- 1/866-233-5307.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Gals, Guys, Couples: Summer Packages to Savannah’s Fun Side from Zeigler House Inn

SAVANNAH Georgia (May 18, 2013) – Tap into both sides of Savannah’s personality -- genteel to quirky -- with lots of fun in between. 

A unique, fun amenity for Zeigler House Inn
guests, a bicycle built for two
Innkeeper Jackie Heinz at Zeigler House Inn -- a popular 7-suite bed and breakfast inn in downtown Savannah -- makes it easy. The stately inn on the prestigious Jones Street is an insider’s social hub for fun-ready tourists!

“The tour package deals are a great idea for last minute getaways … whether for an affordable honeymoon, first anniversary gift or 50th anniversary trip, romantic getaway in the southeast, historic sightseeing in the Deep South, local food travel, discovering what’s on the Georgia Coast back roads, a mini reunion with siblings or college friends, or gals’ getaway, ” states Jackie. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

French in Savannah: Zeigler House Inn, too!

SAVANNAH Georgia (May 6, 2013) – We are pleased to fascinate our Zeigler House Inn’s lodgers with a triple experience – French, USA southern, and European. Travelers discover our curated French themed sleep retreats and a tad of French cuisine, plus more European (German and Austrian) heritages, paired with sultry Savannah’s southern hospitality and beautiful backdrop.
#Savannah … "it's almost like Paris... With a beach. And fried chicken & juleps. ;) " That Twitter post shakes the stuffiness right out, so appropriately, in Savannah!
Zeigler House Inn's formal
grand parlor with French decor.
It resonates here at our historic inn in downtown Savannah, which features French décor, and more. Once we add the Austrian, German and east Kentucky personalities -- derived from owners over the home's history -- the tapestry gets richer and the wealth of stories multiply for this beautiful home inn. Happily, our Savannah lodging place takes on a true spirit of Europe-meets-Savannah -- dipped beautifully in its southern USA setting, a friendly innkeeper and delightful, modern-day Savannah experiences Innkeeper Jackie Heinz will introduce.

We adore the rich tapestry of Savannah’s multi-cultural city. Are you aware of these French themed events?
  • Annually, June 21 is The Fête de la Musique', also known as World Music Day. Follow French Savannah on Facebook for 2013 details. [back story of this event, below]. Music for more than Gallophiles!
  • In February annually, the Francophile Film Fest is hosted by Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Perhaps you missed the extra French flair that we share at our Zeigler House Inn. 

On the menu at Zeigler House Inn. French baguettes are often included in appetizers. French pastries are served daily on our popular dessert bar. So much like France, Savannah’s mild climate entices for delightful alfresco tea or breakfast on the porch.

French Country Garden Room at Zeigler House Inn
French names and French décor are highlights of the inn’s sleeping retreats. Garden Rooms are Lafayette Suite (sleeps 3); Provence; French Country. The Old Master’s Bedroom is Avergne. Suites are Versailles (3rd floor); LaGrange (4th floor); and Giverny (4th floor). Sleeping accommodations with adjoining guests rooms are the French Country and Provence (courtyard garden level). Of course, there are stories associated with those names, but we’ll save those for another day.  

Located on Jones Street at Barnard Street. The street is named either for a French engineer named Bernard or a family named Barnard who lived on the street in the Colonial period.
Come for a visit in Savannah and Zeigler House Inn. Take in a little French flair in The American South! Let’s talk soon.

More French in Savannah, Beyond Zeigler House Inn

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Zeigler House Inn Participates in New B&B Travel Video for Romantic Inns of Savannah

Leading the efforts to create a new Savannah lodging video Jackie Heinz, owner and innkeeper of Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast in Savannah, served as volunteer marketing chair of Romantic Inns of Savannah. The 2-minute, mini travel film highlights various complimentary amenities found during a Romantic Inns' bed and breakfast stay. The amenities vary among a dozen small, family owned inns in the famed historic district.

Below is the press release and video. We hope you will take a look, enjoy and share your comments.

Featured in "The Savannah Way To Stay" mini-travel
video for Romantic Inns of Savannah -- a breakfast basket
for private, in-room dining prepared by
Jackie Heinz at Zeigler House Inn's historic
lodging in Savannah Georgia USA
SAVANNAH, Georgia (April 29, 2013) -- In a town popular for its Savannah Film Festival and Hollywood movie making, it is no surprise that standout bed and breakfasts now turn the spotlight to themselves. In The Savannah Way to Stay the Romantic Inns of Savannah LLC highlights an important, yet overlooked word that defines their generosity -- complimentary.

"What a delight to be pampered in so many unexpected ways," announces Jim Carswell of Spyhop Productions, who produced and narrates the video. The association of privately owned Savannah bed and breakfasts in the National Landmark Historic District commissioned the USA travel video.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Special Savannah Visit for Girl Scout Troop 11, Ft. Worth, TX

Septuagenarian Girl Scouts Leave Behind Inspiration at Zeigler House Inn 

SAVANNAH Georgia (April 26, 2013) -- This past weekend I had the pleasure and honor of hosting Girl Scout Troop 11 from Ft. Worth, TX.  What makes this group of Girl Scouts so special? 
  • Well let’s start with the fact they are all celebrating their 70th birthdays this year and their 64th reunion.
  • This amazing group of ladies has been together since first grade. There were 19 originally, now there are 16.  
  • They all started out as Brownies in 1949. 
  • They stayed together ‘til they graduated high school in 1961.  
  • They have not only remained friends through all these years, they have all stayed in touch and active with the Girl Scouts.

Annually, the ladies all try to get together as a group to reconnect and reminisce about their days as scouts. This year, wonderfully, 12 of them chose Savannah and Zeigler House Inn as their destination.  There could not have been a better choice than Savannah, the birthplace of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts and the location of the very first Girl Scout troop.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Mini La Pastisserie Magasin [Pastry Shop] at Zeigler House Inn in Savannah, Georgia USA

Pastries at Zeigler House Inn:
Brownies with Chocolate Ganache and Fruit Tarts
SAVANNAH Georgia (April 24, 2013) – Zeigler House Inn has the flair of a European small hotel with French named rooms* and a dining sideboard of la patisserie style desserts.

One guest in sock feet ventures down the vintage mahogany and heart pine staircase, out to appease his pastry craving. “The scene is reminiscent of Christmas when the youngster tip-toes down the magnificent staircase, taking a peek for Santa. It’s a scene that will play out multiple times during the day and night over the guest’s stay,” says innkeeper Jackie Heinz.

It’s a happy moment, too, for Jackie – a caterer turned innkeeper. She is seated in the parlor, quietly smiling as she witnesses pure joy from her executive guest. Like so many loyal guests, this executive–turned-child again has found a new favorite vacation spot.

“I see you enjoy almond. I think you’ll love what I’m baking for you tomorrow,” Jackie teases. Her reassurances are those of a doting neighbor, who just so happens to be a professional baker with a passion to please.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Take in Savannah GA's Good Ole Summertime!

Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast makes it easy and affordable with summer discount lodging rates (July 15- August 29, 2013; $159 per night, plus tax weekdays; Friday through Sunday all rooms 15% off high season rates). Some restrictions apply. Contact Jackie Heinz -- 866-233-5307 or email

Golf course where PGA TOUR's Champions Tour,
Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf is
played April 26 - April 29, 2013 in Savannah GA.
SAVANNAH Georgia (April 6, 2013) – From our Savannah bed and breakfast inn‘s point of view, the Georgia Historical Society’s archive of vintage Savannah photographs offers sweet flashbacks to treasured, bygone days in Savannah.

These snippets, too, point to some of the best things to do and the best places to go for even a mini-vacation Savannah trip today. We selected a few dated in July and August, summer months in Savannah.

We hope you’ll enjoy this memory walk!
Savannah Golf Club, August 25, 1931 (bloomer-type pants).
Considered the first golf club in America, today the Savannah Golf Club is private, with access to membership only.
Our innkeeper is a golfer! She will arrange for our bed and breakfast guests to golf at The Club at Savannah Harbor, the Savannah riverside course where the Legends of Golf play in springtime.
In 2013, two of golf’s most decorated icons, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, will compete as a team (Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 2013). More golf activities are Friday, April 19 — 29, 2013. The Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf is considered the founding tournament on the PGA TOUR's Champions Tour for players age 50+.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Spree or Score! Budget Friendly Ideas of Things to Do in Savannah from Zeigler House Inn B&B

SAVANNAH, Georgia (March 31, 2013) -- In the new April 2013 issue of Southern Living, Savannah gets a big nod in the magazine’s “High-Low Guide”.  The travel guide gives Savannah tourists suggestions on how to enjoy what our historic city has to offer, no matter what your budget.

Innkeeper Jackie Heinz, Zeigler House Inn,
Savannah Georgia USA
While I applaud Southern Living’s selections, I thought I would add a few of my own. The magazine offered leisure budget terms “Splurge and Steal”.  I decided to use “Spree and Score!” for leisure activities in Savannah, GA.


Spree: I have a list of four fine dining restaurants that fit the category -- Noble Fare, Alligator Soul, Sapphire Grill, and Local 11 Ten. These downtown Savannah restaurants offer dining experiences and cuisine that feature local fresh ingredients, prepared by truly gifted chefs. The price tag may be a bit more, but it is worth every penny. And, you’ll enjoy every delectable bite.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Recipe from the Kitchen at Zeigler House Inn in Savannah, GA USA

SAVANNAH, Georgia (January 31, 2013)  --I was just in the kitchen making home-fresh appetizers for afternoon social hour when I decided it might be a nice idea to share some of my recipes with you all. Usually I get requests from guests while we are standing around the table talking and eating. I try to convey the recipes as quickly and easily as possible, but I am sure not everyone remembers the instructions or ingredients once they are home. So, I am going to start posting some of my most requested bed and breakfast recipes on this blog site for you from time to time. You can let me know what you think.

Let's start with one of my favorite foods, pizza. I love making pizza because it's fast, easy and you can put virtually any combinations of ingredients on it. I think of pizza as the ultimate finger food. When I make this one I always get a request for this easy recipe.