|Bygone-era romantic charm is a luxury in Savannah |
and along Isle of Hope's Bluff Drive, lined with historic
cottages and old, southern coast mansions.
Yes, modern generation couples of old Savannah's elite
families adore the heirloom homes.
STEP BACK IN TIME.
Wallow in the romance of an old-southern-style, by-gone era. Yes, there is far more to romantic Savannah than the downtown historic district!
Bygone era historic manors with scenic, coastal views and close-knit neighbors are found along Bluff Drive in Isle of Hope, a quaint island community near Georgia's oldest plantation, now Wormsloe State Park.
|A coupe of parallels to our own historic Savannah mansion |
are unmissable in this pink Isle of Hope home
with winter camellias growing in the yard.
|Skidaway River viewed from historic Bluff Drive in|
Isle of Hope near Wormsloe State Park,
8 miles from downtown Savannah, GA
"Established as a retreat in the 19th century for the elite of Savannah, Isle of Hope provided a refuge from the intense heat and outbreaks of malaria prevalent throughout the summer months. Originally owned by Henry Parker [and once known as Parkersburg], the land was divided into lots in the 1850s and 1860s. These were sold to prominent Savannah families who built palatial homes along the water.Local Insider's Tip:If you're in Savannah on Monday, and arrive at Wormsloe gate (which is closed on Monday), keep driving to nearby Bluff Drive in Isle of Hope for picturesque scenes like these.
A small African American settlement in the district dates from after the Civil War when freed slaves from Wormsloe Plantation settled in the town. In 1871 a railroad was built connecting Savannah with Isle of Hope and by the early 20th century many residents were living in the town year-round.
The historic district encompasses a large area extending back from the Skidaway River. Landscaped with old oak trees covered in Spanish moss, the houses range in style from Greek Revival, Victorian, and Neoclassical to Craftsman Bungalows. Many of the residences also have both formal and informal gardens."-- Source: Isle of Hope Historic District, National Park Service
Stay longer. Visit again and again. When lodging at Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast, owner Jackie Heinz has more Savannah insider tips to expand your uber local Savannah visit.
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ABOUT ZEIGLER HOUSE INN
Built in 1856 for Solomon Zeigler -- a prosperous lumber merchant, prominent Savannah citizen and Salzburger* descendant -- the Italianate home is now an historic Savannah bed and breakfast inn located in the heart of Savannah's National Landmark Historic District.
Original house features include beautiful heart of pine wood floors of the era, elegant ceiling medallions, 11 slate and wood fireplaces, and a dramatic heart of pine staircase embellished with a mahogany and walnut handrail.
Fully renovated in 2002, this romantic getaway inn on magnificent Jones Street affords stately Savannah bed and breakfast lodging with delicious cuisine (compliments of caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz, a southern 'steel magnolia' from Kentucky). With French-inspired decor -- a nod to Revolutionary hero, General Marquis de Lafayette -- , the 7 private suites and room afford Europe-meets-Savannah style comforts for a leisure trip and business travel. Each of private suites and rooms uniquely features a private kitchen or kitchenette, plus private bath.
* The first Salzburgers landed in Savannah, Georgia after a two months trip across the Atlantic Ocean to escape religious persecution in their native country of Salzburg, presently known as Austria. The industrious settlers built their religious Lutheran community in Ebenezer along the Savannah River near today's Rincon, Georgia.
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