Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Fresh Ideas in Southern Hospitality: Fresh Georgia Travel Ideas at Zeigler House Inn's Top-Pick B&B in Historic #Savannah GA

Fresh southern hospitality travel ideas in Savannah at Zeigler House Inn
Here Shannon Scott (R), Savannah tour guide and
extraordinary southern storyteller is at Zeigler House Inn
entertaining our lodging guests during
one of the top-pick Savannah inn's
Friday "Fireside Tales".
SAVANNAH Georgia (July 1, 2014) -- Southern storytelling is not a fresh idea, unless you consider adding a tour guide with fresh stories to hospitality hour. Zeigler House Inn does this ofttimes on a Friday afternoon.

To the delight of her guests, innkeeper Jackie Heinz frequently coordinates with Angela Lynn, owner of 6th Sense Savannah Tours to bring a professional storyteller / tour guide into the inn for up close and personal stories. It's especially delightful, surrounded by the welcoming ambiance of this stately historic home (ca. 1856).

There are no weather concerns indoors when taking full advantage of the relaxing comforts of the inn!

Renown among Savannah's best storytellers, Shannon Scott -- historian, tour guide, and SCAD alumni -- was the star last Friday who enchanted the top-ten Savannah inn's guests at the historic inn's "Fireside Tales" (June 2014).

"I am delighted to see the smiling faces of my guests (as in the photo, above)!  After hearing Shannon's stories, guests are praising him by name in our bed and breakfast inn's reviews. I appreciate so much the extraordinary thoughtfulness by guests who take time also to comment in Zeigler House Inn's TripAdvisor.com reviews

This level of generosity from a guest is so important to me as an historic inn owner. I want to thank each traveler here who gives written applause by name to an outstanding employee, store clerk, wait-staff, housekeeper, or storyteller," states the southern-by-birth, Kentucky-born innkeeper. 

Fresh appetizers at historic Savannah inn -- Zeigler House Inn
Homemade Flat Breads (also
featured on an EatItandLikeIt.com
television segment recently) and
Oven Roasted Georgia Shrimp were
among the gourmet B&B appetizers
served at Friday's
"Fireside Chat" with Shannon Scott. 
"My guests adore Shannon Scott, his Savannah stories, his knowledge, his preparation and generosity to share his collected items. Years ago to rivet out Savannah's little known facts and to learn which homes indeed were haunted, he printed 1000 requests for interviews, and distributed them to residents in the National Landmark Historic District. He wanted true, fresh stories of their historic Savannah homes. That level of personal interest and efforts to assure accuracy are so important to people in the American South, especially in Savannah, Georgia."

"Because Shannon's stories are historically factual, and not sensationalized fabrications, professional historians praise him and thank me, too."

FRESH IDEAS IN SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY INCLUDE SOUTHERN FOOD RECIPES.

Making a Savannah weekend getaway even more special, pre-dinner appetizers are served each Friday and Saturday evening at our top-pick Savannah inn, located on magnificent Jones Street in the National Landmark Historic District.

Making generous use of farm fresh products that she seeks out at the Forsyth Farmer's Market, our caterer-turned-innkeeper whips up delightful appetizers. Here is last Friday's evening appetizer menu:
Top ten Savannah inn in historic district features southern hospitality with storytelling
Our barefoot innkeeper, Jackie Heinz (R)
talks with a lodging guest during the top-ten inn's
hospitality hour -- complimentary with historic inn lodging
on Friday and Saturday nights. In this photo you
see Georgia artisan cheeses, Oven Roasted Georgia
Shrimp, and more delicious southern appetizers.
  • Fresh cheeses from the local Georgia dairy, Flat Creek Lodge included Flat Creek Cheddar, Low Country Gouda, Dragon’s Breath, and Triple Threat 
  • Fresh baked Parmesan crackers
  • Fresh baked focaccia bread 
  • Flat Breads topped with locally grown heirloom cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and burrata cheese
  • Oven Roasted Georgia Shrimp
  • Bacon Wrapped Beef and Gorgonzola cheese skewers
One of Jackie's bed and breakfast recipes follows.

Oven Roasted Georgia Shrimp 
Zeigler House Inn, Savannah GA

Fresh Georgia Shrimp Appetizers in Savannah historic inn | Photo © Zeigler House Inn / Sandy Traub
2 lbs. of fresh peeled and deveined shrimp. (I use jumbo size shrimp.) Place is large zip-lock bag and drizzle in about 2-3 TBLS good olive oil. Add 2 TBLS of your favorite Cajun spice blend (I usually just make my own). Shake bag till all shrimp are covered in mixture and place in refrigerator to marinate for about an hour. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Spread shrimp evenly on parchment lined pan and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and serve hot or at room temperature. This is even good chilled. Any left-over shrimp goes well on green salads or in your favorite pasta dish.  Enjoy!

Fresh ideas await! Please get away when you can to Zeigler House Inn in Savannah, Georgia USA. We hope it will be soon and often.

ABOUT ZEIGLER HOUSE INN, a top-pick Savannah bed and breakfast inn in the downtown historic district.

An elegant model of Savannah’s world-famous historic restoration, the stately Zeigler House Inn (circa 1856) is a Salzberger lumber merchant’s family mansion transformed to seven French-inspired lodging suites and rooms in the downtown Savannah's National Landmark Historic District. At the top-rated Savannah bed and breakfast inn the caterer-turned-innkeeper, Jackie Heinz, serves in-room breakfasts, home baked pastries worthy of a French pâtisserie storefront, plus en vogue bed and breakfast comforts and southern hospitality. For more information, contact Zeigler House Inn — email innkeeper@zeiglerhouseinn.com or telephone toll free 866/233-5307 in the USA, or 912/233-5307 local or international; 121 West Jones Street, Savannah, Georgia USA 31401. Twitter @ZeiglerHouseInn, Facebook and Pinterest.

Copyright © 2014 Zeigler House Inn / Sandy Traub. 

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