Thursday, December 31, 2015

Great Reasons To Put Savannah, Georgia USA and Zeigler House Inn On Your 2016 Bucket List

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Exciting news: Savannah made The Boston Globe's list of "hot places for travel in 2016!" Did you know? From Boston, MA, travelers can fly Jet Blue direct to Savannah.

Masterful southern hostess and culintary pro, Jackie Heinz,
innkeeper at Zeigler House Inn in downtown Savannah, GA.
Early in 2016, when you are ready to get away to beautiful Savannah, Georgia USA, Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast will be delighted to be your home away from home.
"Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale.' -- Author unknown 
During the slower pace of winter in Savannah, Georgia, travelers can indulge and savor the lush landscape beauty, polite hometown friendliness, heritage festivals, tour shuttles, fine dining, sidewalk cafes, antique shops, and the quaintness of small local shops.

Quintessential Savannah's boundless, sumptuous, and plush are found in the authentic intimate lodging of Zeigler House Inn on Jones Street in the Savannah historic district. Come! Refresh and enjoy true southern hospitality -- the indulgences of mannerly refreshments, engaging stories, enticing conversations, and Jackie's recommendations to the best-of-the-best in Savannah.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Winter Getaway Special Deal in Savannah, Georgia, at Zeigler House Inn Bed and Breakfast

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Foodies and romantics will adore an affordable, on-budget stay on world famous Jones Street often proclaimed the most beautiful street in America!

Start the 2016 new year off with travel in Savannah, GA.

Think of the adventure! Aren't you ready to tag a friend, grab a beau, and get away to Savannah -- the movie location of Magic Mike XXL, Forrest Gump, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Something to Talk About, Legend of Baggar Vance, plus more?!      

Zeigler House Inn's own Jackie Heinz (R)
spoofs with friend Diane Crews (L), both dressed as
"Forrest Gump" in Chippewa Square, downtown Savannah, GA
Winter Getaway Special

January 4, 2016, through February 29, 2016 – Monday thru Thursday, all rooms at Zeigler House Inn are $169 per night plus tax. Friday thru Sunday all rooms are 15% off regular rates. All two night minimums apply.

Holidays and Special Event dates are excluded. Good on new reservations made after October 15, 2015 only.

Call toll free (Canada and USA) 866-233-5307 or local 912-233-5307; or email innkeeper@zeiglerhouseinn.com

Christmas Gifts for Foodies: Unique Gift Ideas from Zeigler House Inn's Masterful Southern hostess

Unique Christmas Gift idea, "Bloody Mary on a Stick"
from Zeigler House Inn's catering pro, Jackie Heinz.
Photo (c) Zeigler House Inn, Savannah GA.
SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Innkeeper Jackie Heinz is sharing a few of her southern kitchen secrets. You'll be so inspired by her on-budget, Christmas gift ideas for foodies, directly from Zeigler House Inn's Savannah GA bed and breakfast experience. 

A UNIQUE CONVERSATION STARTER

A new 2015 gift idea (aka stocking stuffer) is Jackie's "Bloody Mary on a Stick Kit" (pictured left). The Party Starter Kit includes everything you need for an appetizer, except you simply add your own vodka and tomatoes. Included in the packaged kit: black mat with instructions, bowls, salt blend, skewers, skewer holder and recipe.

Business travelers, there’s a lot of heart here! Zeigler House Inn makes it easy for business travelers to add leisure to your Savannah business trip any time of year. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Elegant Miracles of Christmas in Savannah, Georgia: An Entertaining White Christmas From Zeigler House Inn's Masterful Southern Hostess


White Christmas in Savannah GA
at Zeigler House Inn on beautiful
Jones Street in the historic district.
SAVANNAH, Georgia -- For holiday season 2015, Zeigler House Inn will present a White Christmas, one depicting Savannah, Georgia, with a focus on the pure spirit of Christmas -- faith, hospitality, love, family, traditions, music, genteel fun, and so much more.

It does not take even the first time Savannah visitor very long to realize that southerners enjoy getting visual. And, we like our southern storytelling, social entertaining, and delicious food! In Christmas All Through the South, Southern Living surmises, "each [Christmas season] event ... tells a highly visual story of local Southern traditions and classic holiday parties." Yes, that's the way it is here at Zeigler House Inn, in our favorite places, and when mingling with our favorite people.

Johnny Mercer, a Savannah native, wrote brief song stanzas, so often the very sentiments that we are left speechless to say.

For example, he penned lyrics for three little known Christmas songs -- Christmas Hymn, The Christmas Spirit, and Miracle of Christmas (1969).* Here is a portion of Miracle of Christmas.
"...The miracle of Christmas
Is a door that opens wide,
A family around a tree inside
And wise men, too, like me and you,
Still thank that star above ---
The miracle of Christmas
Is the miracle of love."
-- Johnny Mercer
Perhaps the idea of a White Christmas could be thought of as a pure Christmas, the Miracle of Christmas, rather than simple the color white or images drizzled with snow. 

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day historic churches in Savannah's National Landmark Historic District truly offer "a door that opens wide" to welcome strangers wishing to celebrate the joyful season.  Zeigler House Inn's welcoming hospitality to our lodging guests carries this spirit of "a door that opens wide" also.

This southern city, laced in rich traditions, offers dozens of ways to celebrate the Christmas season in Savannah style ... even for those seeking a White Christmas. 

Entertaining Events: Christmas is a Most Wonderful Time of the Year to be nostalgic! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jaw-dropping Savannah, Georgia USA: 12 Savannah Travel Inspirations, Traditions, Temptations and Gift Ideas

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- It's widely known that Savannah is a city of nostalgic horse carriages, a mesmerizing world-class harbor, retrofitted haunted houses, and subject of spicy novels. Beyond those first impressions, gentle Savannah offers eye-popping places and extends friendly tourism invitations to year around events, and gets up close and personal about local conversations.

As is the southern style, we at Zeigler House Inn gladly share more tales of home and family, impressive sites and don't-miss Savannah fall experiences. We think there are a few jaw-droppers that you may have overlooked.

Fall in Savannah, GA at Zeigler House Inn on world-famous
Jones Street in the National Landmark Historic District.
1. Let's begin with elegant comforts, southern hospitality, and jaw-dropping indulgences that are inclusive with lodging at Zeigler House Inn on legendary Jones Street! Give the gift of travel this holiday season -- a gift certificates from Zeigler House Inn.

2. Savannah Speed Classic (October 23-25, 2015) ...  and "jaw-dropping classics" at Hilton Head Motoring Festival (October 23 – November 1, 2015).  We add also that there is local authenticity, a noteworthy historical connection to American auto racing in Savannah. Did you know that Savannah was home to the first Grand Prix Race in America?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Our Savannah Inn's Jones Street Picturesque Neighborhood: National Accolades Continue

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Beautiful, history-rich Jones Street is the National Landmark Historic District draws visitors every day of the year! As sure as sweet tea will be on southern menus, Savannah tourism and travel narratives talk about "...picturesque East Jones Street", as in June 2015 New York Times, The Creative Side of Savannah.  

Now story-rich town homes with a pedigree and million dollar-plus sales tags, the elegant Jones Street's historic residences were built in the mid-1800s.

Yet the homey, welcoming appeal and invitations to mingle among the gentle folks still prevail, as here at Zeigler House Inn, a top pick among Savannah bed and breakfast inn lodgings.

Friday, July 31, 2015

What Does Beautiful Jones Street Bring To The Savannah GA Party: Modern-day Favorite Spots Include Zeigler House Inn

Zeigler House Inn's porch, overlooking Jones Street,
the setting of a sweet elopement wedding.
SAVANNAH Georgia -- Since the mid-1800s Jones Street in downtown Savannah has been a popular street for porch sitters. The wide, brick street minimized the dust and air conditioning enticed residents indoors. 

Now guests, and our own innkeeper Jackie Heinz, will tell you that time on the veranda overlooking Jones Street is magical! 




If one took a broad slice of Savannah's favorite places and history, historic Jones Street would deliver up a thick volume of story-rich tales. Many major events that touched Savannah, touches also Jones Street.

When we add southern food and hospitality accolades, dash the list with a few movie locations and favorite spots, Jones Street's notoriety swells rapidly to include architecture, literature, health and medicine, prohibition, philanthropy, the arts, military life, religion, education, agriculture, industry, travel, commerce and trade, and more (that academics and historians will better know)!
"In the Savannah plan the east-west streets midway between the squares were given more generous dimension. Broughton, Oglethorpe, Liberty and Jones are all wider than other cross-town streets.... The houses on Jones Street are sheltered by live oaks that often meet above to form an evergreen canopy." --  SAVANNAH by Malcolm Bell, Jr.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Try Something New This Summer! A 48-hour Weekend Getaway with A Savannah Summer Deal at Zeigler House Inn

Summer vacation in Savannah GA at
Zeigler House Inn on beautiful Jones Street,
often called "The most beautiful avenue in America".

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Foodies, romantics and getaway couples, add a summer 2015 deal top your lodging on Jones Street in the Savannah historic district -- often called the most beautiful avenue in America -- and we're confident you will adore doubly your stay at Zeigler House Inn

Zeiger House Inn's Savannah Bed and Breakfast Summer Special 2015

July 20 through August 31, 2015 – Monday thru Thursday, all rooms are $169 per night plus tax. Friday thru Sunday all rooms are 15% off regular rates.

A two night minimum stay applies. Holidays and Special Event dates are excluded. Good on new reservations made after May 1, 2015, only.

Lodging rate includes parking, in-room daily breakfast, desserts, refreshing beverages, Wi-Fi, a local orientation, plus recommendations for attractions, transportation, and entertainment. Friday and Saturday also includes hors d'oeuvres and social hours.

Call toll free (Canada and USA) 866-233-5307 or local 912-233-5307; or email innkeeper@zeiglerhouseinn.com

Saturday, June 27, 2015

On Your Savannah Trips, See and Hear the Savannah Bells!

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Bells have a long and honored legacy in Savannah's history and daily life -- ship bells, fire bells, wedding bells, church bells, cow bells, dinner bells, and sleigh bells.

A park bench is an ideal spot to take in the sounds ... and the messages.  

When beginning to write this piece we realize that, living in downtown Savannah, we take the rich tradition of Savannah bells for granted. Yet, we treasure and welcome now the reminder of this to turn our attention to actually listening. Perhaps there are echoes, too, as we pass the now-silent bells, set as monuments to the days and people who pioneered a rich life for us now in Savannah, Georgia USA.

The Old Exchange Bell, the
bell of the former Savannah city hall,
resides in Emmett Park on Bay Street.
"The first notice of the arrival of the welcome
vessel [during General Lafayette's Savannah
visit] was by a few strokes of the
Exchange Bell."
-- Source: "History ofSavannah"
Church bells chime gospel tunes into Wright Square and Madison Square. Instead during the holidays you'll hear Christmas hymns and Jingle Bells, a song first penned by James Lord Pierpont in Savannah, Georgia.

The official City Hall Bell chimes noon midday. 
THE RINGING OF BELLS IS A REMINDER OF SAVANNAH'S RICH HERITAGE

We should not forget that the bells ring out and symbolize the spirit of America, with echoes of rich heritages from Ireland, Europe, Scotland, Bavaria, France, Portugal, and Spain. Though not sailors, the first 114 colonists would learn that nautical time was signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signaled at 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

Every colonist who arrived in the Georgia colony by ship would know that the ringing of bells met an important purpose. Each would bring some awareness of ancient bells from their native lands.
THE BELLS ARE A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE 
"During the colony's first ten years the trustees sent to Georgia at their expense 1,847 colonists, of whom 1,008 were British people and 839 were foreigners. In Georgia a visitor could hear Gaelic spoken at Darien, German at Ebenezer, French at Highgate, Spanish at Hampstead, Creek among the Indians in the forest." Source: "The People of Georgia, An Illustrated Social History" by Mills Lane. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Zeigler House Inn B&B Champions Off the Beaten Path Savannah Package: Local Authentic Food and Places Outside the Historic District

The hip "Sly's Sliders and Fries" is attracting
national media, foodie folks and local Savannah downtown
executives ... and is, most definitely, one of the local joints
off the beaten path. Located on Abercorn Street
near 34th Street, the local Savannah cafe is in route to
Tybee Island beach or Wormsloe Plantation,
it's a fun spot with delicious small bites.
SAVANNAH Georgia --  Lately it seems that the theme of my exploring is in search of new Savannah places off-the-beaten path. Jackie Heinz, innkeeper at Zeigler House Inn has observed that increasing numbers of Savannah getaway travelers express an eagerness to explore outside of the Savannah historic district.

A new video from the New York Times, 36 Hours in Savannah (June 2015), showcases the wonderful vibe so well! #36Hours

Historian Mills Lane, in "The People of Georgia: An Illustrated Social History", writes about the people who had a "belief and faith in the pleasure of frequent changes of country", people suffering from a "nomadic itch", and people who loved the "border life". 
In the Savannah Morning News story of October 25, 2001, we read about the historian with a zeal for life, the philanthropist Lane: "Hugh Golson, a public school teacher who served with [scholar and patron Mills] Lane on the review board, thinks about the love Lane lavished on Savannah. 'He'd get mad and he'd run down to Florida, but he'd come back. He always came back,' Golson said. 'It was his seductress.'"
Of course, the people of whom Mills Lane wrote were moving to, out of, and throughout the state of Georgia. Yet, today Savannah travelers exude this curiosity as well, also coming and going to Savannah, a city which seduces.

Taking her Savannah inn's guests' requests to heart, Jackie has crafted an Off-the-Beaten Path Savannah Getaway Package to champion the "border life" experience.“Off the Beaten Path” Savannah Package – (2 person occupancy) | $375.00.

This add-on package at Zeigler House Inn simplifies seeing and experiencing the outskirts of Savannah beyond the National Landmark Historic District. The beautiful Savannah countryside taps the wonder of farm-to-table colonial life, leisure lifestyles along the Georgia coast, the lively Gatsby-esque world behind closed doors, the stories of slaves and their enduring influence, haunted places found in America’s Most Haunted City, and the world-famous cemetery where it is said to be buried there is better than to live anywhere else.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kentucky-born Savannah GA Innkeeper Readies For Kentucky Derby Day 2015

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Zeigler House Inn's bed and breakfast owner, Jackie Heinz readily shares her Kentucky heritage and what it is like to be a Kentucky gal on Kentucky Derby Day. The running of the roses at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, happens Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and the first of 12 races is at 11:00 a.m. We'll be tweeting from @ZeiglerHouseInn on Derby Day, hashtag #KentuckyDerby #SavannahGA.


Kentucky Heritage from Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn's Kentucky owner
Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
Courtesy KentuckyTourism.com
I was asked to write a few lines describing what it was like growing up in Kentucky and my thoughts on the Derby.

If you’ve spent any time in Kentucky you know it is a beautiful state with green rolling hills, gorgeous lakes, spectacular mountains to the east and amazing meadows and fields covered in that famous Kentucky bluegrass.

You will also pick up on something else there, it's that there are two things Kentuckians are passionate about, Basketball and Horse Racing. You can’t live in this state and not fall in love with both and if you’re born there it is in your DNA. There’s just no getting around it.

This time of year, basketball is behind us for the season and it's time to focus on horse racing and The Derby. “The Derby”, what can I say? Its just the most spectacular event ever! People dressed in their finest, ladies in their hats all with mint juleps in hand and the most majestic of animals, the thoroughbred race horse, all on display. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Zeigler House Inn Encourages Savannah, Georgia Heritage Road Trip: Salzburgers Meet Up In Ebenezer, Labor Day 2015

Jerusalem Church ("Salzburger Church") in
Ebenezer, the oldest church building in Georgia
and the oldest public building in Georgia.
Construction began in 1767; completed in 1769.
Bricks are handmade from Savannah River clay. Fingerprints
can be observed in several places of the exterior walls.
SAVANNAH Georgia -- Heritage travelers, get away to the Savannah countryside for Labor Day 2015.

On Labor Day, September 7, 2015, the Georgia Salzburger Society will host hundreds (maybe thousands) attending the annual Heritage Day in Ebenezer, Georgia, celebrating the 281st anniversary of their ancestors landing in Georgia.

Ebenezer is near Rincon, Georgia, a 30 minute drive northwest from downtown Savannah on Georgia Highway 21. Descendants and the public are invited.

Our Historic Savannah Inn's Connection to Salzburger Heritage

Twenty-eight miles upriver from the high bluff along the Savannah River where the colony of Georgia was founded in Savannah (circa 1733), 150 exiled German Protestants -- peasant farmers from Salzburg in Europe -- chose to make their home on another high river bluff in the Georgia frontier.  
Year around, Zeigler House Inn (ca. 1856) invites heritage travelers and Salzburger descendants to book their lodging here, the beautifully restored home of a Salzburger pioneer in America, Solomon Zeigler.
Zeigler House Inn's original owner, an ambitious Solomon Zeigler, reportedly in his mid-thirties at the time, moved from his family's deeply religious Salzburger community of Ebenezer to Savannah. Over time Solomon built a thriving lumber business with offices on Smet's Wharf, near the old Ogeechee Canal along the Savannah River. A prominent citizen and lumber merchant, Mr. Zeigler gained in wealth and business affluence.

Innkeeper Jackie Heinz reports that "The old gentleman returns to Zeigler House Inn periodically. Mr. Zeigler was among the city's leading decision makers who counseled together, choosing to surrender Savannah (circa December 1864) to Union General William T. Sherman during the Civil War. Savannah's architecture is here today, spared from the ravages of General Sherman's famous March to the Sea because Savannah was not burned to the ground, as was the fate of Atlanta."

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Zeigler House Inn: Your Prominent Place to Stay in Savannah for Ease and Elegance

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Ease and elegance are Savannah traditions that continue in the "prominent and lively landmarks", including at Zeigler House Inn on beautiful Jones Street in downtown Savannah.

Historic homes on Jones Street top 10 pretty street in America
Innkeeper Jackie Heinz celebrates Savannah's patriotic
spirit, honoring America's Independent Day on July 4th,
walking along on Jones Street near Zeigler House Inn,
a small, private city hotel in downtown Savannah,
Georgia's National Landmark Historic District.
For this Savannah historic inn -- set in its prominent, top-pick downtown neighborhood along brick-paved Jones Street amid the gentlefolks -- the ambiance is one of peaceful, quiet lodging.

Here ease and elegance are paired with engaging, entertaining happenings and interesting visitors -- opera and Savannah Philharmonic music guests, European and southern heritage, downtown running marathon routes along Barnard Street, southern cuisine that wows here and steps away at Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room, and a southern USA-style patriotic spirit.
"Like the consummate Southern belle, Jones Street in Savannah, Ga., appears in every regional and national beauty contest, and often wins." -- 10Best: Prettiest Southern Streets for a Stroll, USA Today, November 2014  
Historic Savannah Lodging Places Are Part of the Historic District's Ease and Elegance  

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friendly Savannah, Georgia. Friendly Porches at Zeigler House Inn on World Famous Jones Street

The quintessential southern porch of Zeigler House Inn,
overlooking sidewalk gardens of blue hydrangeas
and summer spider lilies along the world famous
Jones Street in the Savannah, Georgia, historic district.
SAVANNAH Georgia -- Today is the first day of spring 2015!

Are you day-dreaming, yearning for southern days and nights, 'sitting for a spell' on our historic inn's welcoming porches? Here is where the friendly break from routine transforms any mediocre Savannah vacation into the extraordinary Savannah. Georgia visit.


The historic Zeigler House Inn porch in Savannah, Georgia USA.

Our lodging guests adore life on the porch -- the gentle breeze, people watching, porch dining, warm or chilled tea, lemonade, a good book, peaceful quiet time or friendly conversations.

So many B&B guests tell us that this upbeat, plum spot at our top-pick historic inn affords a soul-soothing, gentle Savannah vacation beyond their expectations.

Overlooking beautiful Jones Street, the inn's east-facing porch is drenched in the morning sun. The historic home's welcoming, second floor porch (circa 1856) was an original fixture in the family home built by prominent lumber merchant and Georgia Salzburger descendant Solomon Zeigler.

Get away to a romantic heritage in Savannah, GA. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Sweet Inn Story for National Chocolate Chip Week -- March 14-20, 2015

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- What foodie doesn't love a chocolate chip cookie?! Well, foodie friends, this is our week, National Chocolate Chip Week -- March 14-20, 2015.


Chocolate Chip Cookies, an
All-American sweet dessert!
Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Week!

Featuring Georgia's local artisan cheese, plus 1 ½ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips,  Zeigler House Inn's own Jackie Heinz shares one of her favorite recipes -- Aztec Cheddar Cookies from Flat Creek Lodge.  

Whether rocking on a porch or busy in the kitchen, surrounded by friends, family or strangers, southerners like to tell stories! 

The Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie has a story of an innovative woman inventor, one with ingenuity who was a small inn owner.

The popular USA cookie, first published as "Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie", was invented by Ruth Graves Wakefield. She owned the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts -- a very popular restaurant that featured home cooking in the 1930s.
Congratulations, Boston! On July 9, 1997, the Chocolate Chip Cookie was designated the Official Cookie of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  

Friday, March 6, 2015

AntiquiTeas Announces Plans To Launch Historic Savannah Tea, The First In New Collection Of Gourmet Teas

[GUYTON, GA – March 5, 2015]  AntiquiTeas, a product of the Griffin Coffee and Tea Company, is a charming online tea boutique where one can find exquisite, gourmet teas and accessories. The company announced today the release of their new line of specialty luxury teas. Historic Savannah is the first of many lines of high end teas offered by AntiquiTeas. 
The company plans to launch the new line of teas on March 10, 2015 at the Teas and Tales™ event being held at the Zeigler House, a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of the historic district of Savannah, Georgia.
Sharon Cobb, owner of AntiquiTeas, announces launch
of AntiquiTeas and the first "Teas and Tales"
sipping and storytelling social on March 10, 2015,
hosted at Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast in the
Savannah Georgia National Landmark Historic District.

As Griffin Coffee and Tea Company was preparing to create a new tea line, Sharon Cobb, CEO and Owner reached out to current customers, family and friends for ideas for a Savannah, Georgia inspired tea collection.  Five teas were selected for the collection based on quality and several rounds of taste testing.

Cobb’s desire to add an elegant and unique element to the brand led her to Shannon Scott, a local expert storyteller, tour guide, historian and author.  Scott’s enthusiasm and interest in creating stories for the new project, with Savannah and amazing women of history as his muse, added an exciting element and AntiquiTeas was born.  

Each specialty tea offers a unique signature blend, as well an enchanting tale of yesteryear.  Each tin features a unique story focusing on five amazing and empowered women from the city.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Summon the Heroes Who Touched Savannah, Georgia: Walter Cronkite

War Correspondent Walter Cronkite of the
United Press (UP) with a bomber crew of the
323rd Bomb Group, U.S. Eighth Air Force
and their B-26 Marauder
(serial number 41-31951) nicknamed "U.S.O". 
Left to right: Technical Sergeant Ceibert C Bragg
(flight engineer), Staff Sergeant. Enrique Zepeda
(tail gunner), Staff Sergeant Arthur W Brand
(radio operator). First Lieutenant Norman M
Rosner (bombardier), First Lieutenant Jack W.
Nye (pilot), and Walter Cronkite (War Correspondent).
Photo source: The Writing 69th

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Before 1997, there was an exciting buzz that rolled quietly and quickly through Savannah conversations when the beloved 48-foot yacht "Wyntje"**, owned by the famed CBS news anchor* Walter Cronkite, was spotted in Atlantic Intracoastal Waterways of the Wilmington River or Savannah River.

Walter and his wife of nearly 65 years, Betsy Cronkite were likely on board, sailing south in the fall to Florida or the Virgin Islands and while returning north to his summer home at Martha’s Vineyard.

These were not Mr. Cronkite's first moments to enthrall southern folks in the Savannah, Georgia USA area. 

The San Diego Union Times reported, Cronkite "seems to turn up everywhere, casting his lusty stamp of approval, glossing some worthy event with his gravelly charm and wit and making us feel better about ourselves."

THE MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE

On February 26, 1943, it was the charm, wit, and persistence of war correspondent Walter Cronkite that opened opportunities for him to fly on daytime raids into Germany with the U.S. Eighth Air Force. The print journalist was assigned to cover the escalation of World War II through the London Bureau of United Press.
Best known as Emmy award winning, anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–81), Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (1916-2009) was often cited as "the most trusted man in America".

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Easy to Love Savannah Cuisine: A Bed and Breakfast Deal at Zeigler House Inn

SAVANNAH Georgia -- On departure, guests of Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast in Savannah, Georgia, usually want to hug or kiss the cook ... for the delicious cuisine and the wonderful way she entertains. 
It's no wonder that caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz is a TripAdvisor nominee for an Exceptional Service Award (2015)!
best breakfast in Savannah GA B&B | Photo (c) Zeigler House Inn
Easy to #love bed and breakfast cuisine at
Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast in Savannah, GA
What makes this Savannah bed and breakfast inn's gourmet cuisine so appealing?

Plenty of gourmet fare is the short answer. If the message of top-tier quality gourmet cuisine didn't reach Zeigler House Inn's guests before arrival, each B&B lodger discovers there is plenty of beautifully presented, delicious food to eat!

And, they discover the inclusive bed and breakfast menu would have otherwise added substantially to their Savannah trip's cost, if purchased a la carte any where else!

The Savannah bed and breakfast inn's menu selections are inclusive in the room rate, making it a bed and breakfast deal that is too often overlooked.  Jackie estimates food per person would cost travelers from $50 to $80 per person/per day if purchased in a bakery, cafe or restaurant.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Zeigler House Inn's Own Jones Street: 10Best, Prettiest Southern Streets for A Stroll -- USA Today

SAVANNAH Georgia -- Whatever is in sight is part of your unique Savannah experience at Zeigler House Inn on magnificent Jones Street.
Prettiest Southern Streets for a stroll right out Jones Street window at Zeigler House Inn Savannah GA
The beauty of historic Jones Street spills
into Zeigler House Inn, as seen during
storytelling visits (often during the historic
inn's Friday complimentary social hour)
by renown historian
Shannon Scott.



Eye-catching from the outside, the blush-colored Italianate mansion (circa 1856), now Zeigler House Inn, is located on one of the most picturesque blocks in the National Landmark Historic District.
"10Best: Prettiest Southern streets for a stroll" -- USA Today named Savannah, GA's Jones Street! 

"Jones Street, Savannah, Ga. Like the consummate Southern belle, this street appears in every regional and national beauty contest, and often wins. Live oaks festooned with Spanish moss tower over the cobblestone street. Flowerbeds and perfectly trimmed hedges neatly border historic carriage houses – everything in seemingly perfect condition. The B&B crowd has always gravitated to Jones Street for its beautiful little inns housed in historic buildings, surrounded by galleries and antique shops. Lately, in social media channels, it's started to garner a Pinterest following with the same aesthetic."
From our historic Savannah inn's second floor parlor, the floor-to-ceiling windows open up and frame the beauty of outdoors again -- majestic Live Oak trees, mid-19th century town homes, manicured sidewalk gardens, amazed tourists snapping photographs, and the wide brick-paved Jones Street.