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.