|Zeigler House Inn's porch, overlooking Jones Street, |
the setting of a sweet elopement wedding.
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.
FOODIES' FAVORITE SPOTS BLEND INTO HIGHLY TOUTED, RESIDENTIAL JONES STREET
|The world-famous Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room|
is in the 100 WEST block of Jones Street --
a few residential doors from own
Zeigler House Inn.
Praised as "the most beautiful street in the south," Jones Street is a featured stroll on Southern Strolls Walking Tours. WishesandDishes.com blog reminds us that "Jones St. [is] voted the most picturesque in America by Southern Living Magazine", where the travel blogger discovers Clary's also.
Described as eclectic by Fodor's Guide, Noble Fare was featured in Southern Living as as top choice for romantic dining. The Crystal Beer Parlor (restaurant and pub; 301 West Jones St.) tops most locals' list for favorite dining spots for burgers, fries, peach cobbler, fried shrimp and a "cool one".
JONES STREET IN THE MOVIES
A hot spot in the novel and movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the Savannah Taste Experience also points to Clary's [for] "Honey Pecan waffles, cheese blintzes, and Clary’s Country Omelet with warm apples, cinnamon and aged cheddar cheese. (Note: The actual place where novelist Jim Berendt reportedly met attorney Joe Odom is 16 East Jones Street.) Be sure to stroll down iconic Jones Street post-breakfast to walk off those calories and take in some of Savannah’s most beautiful architecture.
You'll see another film location for the movie Something to Talk About (1995) -- Grace's (Julia Roberts) in-town residence (interior and exterior; 222 W. Jones Street at Lincoln Street near Clary's). The movie stars Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, and Robert Duvall.
Before you walk from Zeigler House Inn (121 West Jones Street) to either Noble Fare or Crystal Beer Parlor, "The Beer Parlor", on Jones Street, you will want to take note that you'll be strolling along spots of the street scenes in Glory, the movie. Further west is the Georgia Railroad Museum, where more filming for Glory took place.
HERE WE BORROW TWO LINES FROM THE SCRIPT OF MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL
"- You going to Jones Street?
- I'll get you there"
Let innkeeper Jackie Heinz know when you're ready for a few days of life. lodging, and leisure in historic Savannah on Jones Street. The inn's lodging rate includes parking, in-room daily breakfast, desserts, refreshing beverages, Wi-Fi, a local orientation, plus a well-connected local's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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