Tuesday, February 9, 2016

For The Love of Savannah in February. Start With Southern Hospitality and Breakfast in Zeigler House Inn's Mansion.

Love stories in Savannah GA from Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast | Photo Jerry Harris / Zeigler House Inn

You'll love a picnic in Savannah, here
our spirited, devoted Innkeeper Jackie Heinz is
dining on fried chicken in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
SAVANNAH Georgia -- Come visit and take residence for a few days at Zeigler House Inn bed and breakfast in Savannah.

Enlist all the senses -- “I heard a symphony of church bells. I saw the artful life in abundance. I smelled jasmine at breakfast. I touched history in motion, beginning in a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast mansion!"

We think you'll leave saying, "Savannah touched me."  Here passionate romantics and intellectuals convene for the year-around gifts of canopied Savannah.


Take part in the stories in this storied, southern town. The 2016 Savannah Book Festival will be held February 11-14, 2016, in and around Savannah’s historic Telfair, Wright, and Chippewa Squares. Many events are free.


In lovable Savannah places, it is so easy to inspire all your senses -- walking in the gardens, sitting in the shade, moseying in tune with Savannah, and visiting places that conjure up the feelings of  “visiting” and “conversating” with dear folks.

- Visit Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, located on Oglethorpe Avenue at Bull Street. Hear the stories of Juliette's parents, Willie and Nellie Gordon. Juliette, called "Daisy" by family members, is the founder of Girl Scouts of America. Her legacy is itself an ongoing great love story for every Girl Scout.

- Visit The Waving Girl (Florence Martus), located on Savannah River Street plaza.
From the time Florence moved to the light keeper's house at Fort Pulaski, "she waved at every ship that passed—a table cloth or towel by day, a lantern by night. For more than 44 years she never missed a ship, and each ship, as it passed, returned her salute with three blasts of the whistle". Source: Fort Pulaski National Monument

- Visit Bonaventure Cemetery. You'll love the stories! Imbibe in "Dinner and a Cemetery" with famous storyteller Shannon Scott. "Stories stretch from the present day all the way back to Bonaventure's plantation beginnings in 1754. Our topics range from the funny and uplifting to the macabre at its most morbid! Some of the stories we will cover include those of:
- A 'hooch runner' for Al Capone
- Participants in The Manhattan Project
- Savannahians with Area 51 clearance
- A bizarre love story that ended in one murder and one visit to the electric chair
- Bonaventure's connection to The DaVinci Code and Harry Potter (Yes!)
- Lady Minerva & Jim Williams in Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil
...and many more!

- Visit Laurel Grove Cemetery, located just off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near downtown Savannah. For the love of husbands, sons and fathers, the women of Savannah rallied to bring their slain men home from the fields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War (1861-1865). "In Savannah, Georgia’s Laurel Grove Cemetery has a section for Confederate soldiers. This area has been variously called “Confederate Field” or “Gettysburg Field.” Source: Gettysburg Daily. The cemetery is also "unique in that the interment rights to all of the available cemetery lots were sold out during the Victorian Era, and, as a result, this park-like cemetery probably has the highest concentration of Victorian period cemetery architecture in the Southeast." Source: City of Savannah. "With lush plantings and beautifully carved stones, both sections of Laurel Grove Cemetery resemble more famous Victorian-era graveyards such as Green-Wood in New York City and Père Lachaise in Paris." Source: Wikipedia


Be the diners in mansions, beginning at Zeigler House Inn's stately mansion (circa 1858) on Jones Street! Don't miss She Crab Soup at The Olde Pink House, "cherry bombs" (real cherries soaked in spirits) at Alligator Soul, once a colonial-era warehouse, and Savannah-famous Wild Georgia shrimp and grits at Vic's on the River along world famous Factors Walk. 

The influence of Savannah's diverse cuisines is rooted in the melting pot of immigrants who arrived primarily from Europe, Great Britain, Africa, and Asia -- a hearty Low Country Boil, Savannah Red Rice, Hush Puppies, and smoky pulled pork barbecue at Wiley's Championship BBQ.
For Valentine's Day or any special occasion, Jackie recommends Chef Darin Siebert's hands on cooking classes
Celebrate the slower pace of life in Savannah with every new day, discovering the best spots you go to, love and go back to. From captivating street side cafes, to wine bars and fine dining, most historic district restaurants are a stroll away!

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


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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