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Free Things to do in Savannah

Free Things to do in Savannah

Savannah, Georgia is one of the best-loved cities in the South.  There are endless choices of history and haunted tours, eclectic shopping spots, and fine dining.   The good news for visitors is there’s a also a lot of things things you can do here […]

Savannah Wedding Package for up to 20 Guests

Savannah Wedding Package for up to 20 Guests

• A Savannah Wedding Package for up to 20 Guests • For brides and grooms looking for more than an elopement, but less than a big, formal wedding, The Gastonian has a new Savannah wedding package.  It’s called the Romantic Garden Wedding Package, and it’s […]

Kehoe House Awarded Two TripAdvisor 2017 Traveler’s Choice Awards

Kehoe House Awarded Two TripAdvisor 2017 Traveler’s Choice Awards

Savannah, GA – January 2017 – The Kehoe House has been recognized as a winner in the Small Hotel and Romantic Hotel categories of the 2017 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards. The honor names The Kehoe House as the 12th Top Small Hotel and the 11th Top Romantic Hotel in the United States. The Kehoe House is currently ranked the #1 hotel in Savannah, Georgia.

“Our passionate and talented staff truly deserves the credit for this wonderful achievement,” said Hugh Osborne, Innkeeper at The Kehoe House.

“Our chef, concierge, and housekeeping teams are excited to treat each stay as a very special occasion, and they work very hard to deliver the best to guests from all over the world,” he said. “I could not be more proud of them.”

Kehoe House Named Top Small HotelAbout The Kehoe House

The Kehoe House is a 13-room historic inn with a rich and colorful history. The Inn is known for its unique architecture featuring private verandas, and is one of the most photographed sites in Savannah.  Specialties include elopements, small weddings, honeymoons and anniversary celebrations.

Built in 1891 as a home for William Kehoe and his family, the house was sold by the Kehoe heirs in 1930.  Over the next 30 years, the property was used as a boarding house, a funeral parlor, and was held for a time by Alabama and New York Jets football star, Joe Namath.  In 1990, Mr. Namath sold the property, and after a two-year renovation, the property opened as a Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn aptly named The William Kehoe House.   Today, The Kehoe House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in addition to its recent honors from TripAdvisor, it is a AAA 4-diamond award winner, and recipient of multiple “Best of Savannah” awards.

The Kehoe House faces Columbia Square, one of Savannah’s famous planned-city features, and is just one block off Broughton Street, where guests find unique shopping destinations and delicious dining options.

Rates include a gourmet made-to-order breakfast, wine & hors d’oevres, and turndown service. The Kehoe House’s website features special offers and seasonal packages.Kehoe House named top romantic hotel

Book a room direct with the hotel at www.KehoeHouse.com or by calling 1-800-820-1020.

 

Kehoe House Named Top Small Hotel

 

How to Get the Best Deal at The Marshall House

How to Get the Best Deal at The Marshall House

Everybody likes a bargain.  Especially when it’s on something as fun as an over-night stay in historic Savannah.  Here are five tips for getting the best deal at The Marshall House for your next visit. 1.  Book Direct for the Best Deal at The Marshall […]

Six Unique Places to Stay, Savannah GA

Six Unique Places to Stay, Savannah GA

  The Historic Inns and B&B of Savannah collection is a group of six historic inns and boutique hotels offering guests an authentic Savannah experience.  Here, the modern blends effortlessly with the historic. Experience all the amenities of a 21stcentury hotel, like flat screen televisions, plush pillow-top […]

An Affordable Savannah Elopement Package

An Affordable Savannah Elopement Package

If you’re looking for an elegant, easy and affordable Savannah Elopement Package, The Gastonian has a new private wedding-for-two package that will help you have the wedding of your dreams — without spending too much.

This beautiful historic Inn on Gaston Street has always been a stunning place to get married.  It’s best known for its ultra-luxurious honeymoon suite that features a romantic whirlpool tub, two fireplaces and a beautiful adjacent balcony.  While truly exquisite, the honeymoon suite is a one-of-a-kind and isn’t always available.  The Gastonian’s new elopement package introduces more room options, and a lower price, making it easier than ever to have a lovely, and on-budget, private wedding here.

15 Guest Rooms Available for our Affordable Savannah Elopement Package

Starting at just $1,299 plus tax, The Gastonian’s new Savannah Elopement Package includes: a two-night stay, the ceremony location (our private garden next to the fountain is a favorite), the Officiant, a small cake, chilled champagne and floral arrangements.   The room-choice options now include 15 guest rooms.  That’s every room in the house, except the honeymoon and penthouse suites.

Here’s a look at three of our favorite rooms available in the new $1,299 package:

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The Juliette Low Room is a house favorite, with its large, private balcony opening out to beautiful Gaston Street. This room also boasts a romantic, claw-foot tub with attached shower, and functional fireplace.

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The Lafayette Room is a French-inspired guest room on the parlor level of The Gastonian’s Champion Mansion. This room has a gorgeous, original crystal chandelier and ample garden views. The bathroom features a whirlpool tub with wall-mounted shower and single sink.

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The Julia Scarborough Room  is on the third floor of the Main House. This room has a large bathroom that features a double closet, an over-sized whirlpool tub with wall-mounted shower. This room has beautiful large windows and great natural lighting, making it a favorite for brides getting ready.

An elopement at The Gastonian is a private, personal experience for couples, and the new room and price options now available make an elopement here more affordable.  If you’re looking for a Savannah Elopement Package that will meet your dreams, but not break the bank, give The Gastonian a call to discuss the details of this new package.

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Give a Guest Welcome Gift at The Marshall House

Give a Guest Welcome Gift at The Marshall House

Know a couple eloping at The Marshall House?  Have a good friend checking in for the weekend?  Help them celebrate with a welcome gift and personal note from you in their room when they arrive. Here are our top three guest welcome gift recommendations. Guest […]

An Intimate Savannah Elopement Wedding Package

An Intimate Savannah Elopement Wedding Package

Love the idea of a garden wedding at an historic Savannah inn, but don’t need over-night guest rooms?  You’ll want to check out The Kehoe House’s new Savannah Elopement Wedding Package with no guest room rental requirements.  Up to 16 guests can be invited, making […]

Enjoy Pet-Friendly Savannah With Your Dog

Enjoy Pet-Friendly Savannah With Your Dog

Are you a dog-parent?  If so, you know the worst thing about travel is leaving your pet at home.  No matter how good the sitter or the kennel, it’s just doesn’t feel right to leave a member of the family behind.  The solution is easy if you’re headed to pet-friendly Savannah, Georgia — bring your dog with you and enjoy walking, touring, dining and shopping together!

Here’s a list of things you can do and places you can visit with your dog in downtown historic Savannah.


1) Take a Self-Guided Savannah Walking Tour

You’ll get to see the city at your own pace, and your pup will get training and exercise en route.  With 22 parks and squares, Savannah’s downtown area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US.   The historic district is a great place to to walk, and you’ll definitely find lots of “like-minded” dog owners out enjoying the city every day.

Take note of the convenient doggie waste receptacles Savannah has installed for you and your pup.  Most of the downtown squares have an in-ground waste receptacle, noted by a green metal lid with a white stencil of a dog on it.  You just open it by pressing a pedal with your foot, and you can dispose of whatever your dog left behind and continue on your walk.  You’ll even find doggie water fountains positioned at nose level for your dog.  There are two in Forsyth Park, one in Troupe Square, and another in Ellis Square.

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Enjoying Forsyth Park in Savannah! — Photo by Dream Weaver Photos.

 

2) Go on a Pet-Friendly Savannah Tour

Several of the Tour Companies will allow well-mannered and leashed dogs on their tours.  Most walking tours are pet-friendly, including favorites like Savannah Dan, a familiar seersucker-clad guide who gives 90-minute walks through the historic district.  We recommend Oglethorpe Tours for a trolley tour if your dog prefers to ride.  But perhaps the most dog-centric tour you’ll find in Savannah is Oliver Bentley’s Historic Dog Walk Tour.  This is a history tour that’s all about your four-legged friend and includes a walk-about-bag of gluten-free healthy dog treats for the tour.  Oliver Bentley’s website is worth a visit for their fun video of dogs on tour.

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A dog-centric tour about to depart from Oliver Bentley’s on Wright Square.

3) Enjoy Pet-Friendly Savannah Dining

If you think you’ll be eating take-out in your hotel room for every meal just because you brought your dog, think again!  Check out the list of pet-friendly restaurants with outdoor seating below.   Savannah’s become quite the town for foodies over the past few years. Combine our love for food with our affection for dogs, and you’ve got a winning combination for pet-friendly restaurants.  Of course, dogs aren’t allowed to dine indoors, but that’s what the outdoor tables are for!  In fact, any time you see an outdoor table, you can almost guarantee your dog will be welcome.  Here’s a list of some of our favorite places you can take your dog.  (Be sure to call ahead if you’re headed out to a specific one listed here, as policies sometimes change!)

 

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Beetnix Savannah Juice Bar on Broughton Street is a great place to stop for a healthy snack.

 


4) Indulge in Pet-Friendly Savannah Shopping for Yourself

You’ll find a welcome water bowl outside the doors of many favorite downtown shops.  Broughton Street is a shopping mecca in Savannah, so you’ll find lots of dog-friendly places to shop conveniently consolidated there.  Here are a few pet-friendly places we recommend if your dog loves browsing for a good sale as much as we do!

 

Sadie, whose website names her as the "proud owner" of Cherry Picked Consignments on Jones, would love to show your dog diva around Cherry Picked!
Sadie, whose website names her as the “proud owner” of Cherry Picked Consignments on Jones Street, would love to show your dog diva around Cherry Picked!

5) Go Pet-Friendly Savannah Shopping for Your Dog

If your pup prefers  shopping for high-end apparel, toys and snacks for himself, we recommend Woof Gang Bakery.  There are three locations in downtown Savannah: in City Market, on Drayton Street, and on River Street. You’ll find treats, dog toys, leashes, collars and accessories galore inside.  And Oliver Bentley’s isn’t just for tours.  They sell treats and gifts for dogs and their humans in their Wright Square storefront.

Pet-Friendly Savannah Shopping
Toys and treats for your dog can be found at Woof Gang Bakery — located on River Street, in City Market and on Drayton Street.

 


6) Stay at a Pet-friendly Savannah B&B

If your idea of a getaway includes first class accommodations, you’re in luck with Savannah’s choice of upscale pet-friendly establishments.  East Bay Inn,  Olde Harbour Inn and The Gastonian (starting May 1) in historic downtown Savannah are three pet-friendly inns in the heart of Savannah’s landmark historic district.  Each is a beautifully restored B&B in a true historic building, with original architectural features like tall ceilings and brick walls.  There’s lots of extras, complimentary WiFi, wine and hors d’oeuvres and breakfasts.  For your dog, there’s a small welcome gift at check-in and a nice selection of convenient-to-the-outdoors rooms.  (The Gastonian will be pet-friendly starting May 2016)

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With so many options, we hope you’re ready to take advantage of Savannah’s canine hospitality.  Book your next Savannah visit soon, and plan to bring your dog with you.   Book Here

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Book a stay with your dog at East Bay Inn.

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Book a Last Minute Savannah Getaway

Book a Last Minute Savannah Getaway

Lots of people aren’t fans of doing things last minute.  But there’s something to be said for an unexpected splurge now and then, and nothing fits the bill better than a last minute Savannah getaway. Just imagine, in a matter of hours, you could be […]


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7 Things for First Timers to Savannah

7 Things for First Timers to Savannah

Here’s Part II in our series of blogs by downtown Savannah concierges and hospitality professionals from the B&B of Savannah collection.

These tips and suggestions are from Charles Stewart, one of The Marshall House’s Guest Services Representatives.

Here are the Top 7 Things to Do for First Timers to Savannah.

1)  First, I recommend a trolley tour. There is no other type of tour that will cover as much ground and pack in as much information. The tours are 90 minutes and take you all through Savannah while providing a narrated summary of the city.  Another perk is that you can purchase on-and-off privileges to get back to those points of interest.  I usually recommend Oglethorpe Trolley Tours as their on-and-off privileges are included in the price, and they pick up right in front of The Marshall House.

2) Second, I recommend a walking tour. There are tons of walking tours provided by locals that help you narrow in on specific subjects. As The Marshall House is located very centrally in historic Savannah, many of these tours will gather within a few minutes walk of our location. One we do often recommend is Savannah Walking History Tours by Steve Ellis.

3) Next, it is time to experience the architecture and the history of Savannah. There are several historic homes which have been converted into museums that are scattered around town. Many of these homes offer tours (cost is about $12.00 per an adult) and are very in depth. The Green Meldrim House where General Tecumseh Sherman stayed after his march to Savannah, and the Owens Thomas House, which is well known for its architecture, are just two examples.

4) Around this time you will probably need to take a lunch break, and if you get nothing else out of Savannah, you will get fed well!  There are several, excellent, eclectic cafes from where you can sample a taste of Savannah. The Collins Quarter is the new kid on the block that takes the cake. They do a great job of whipping up light, Southern inspired entrees with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

5)  Now if you are looking to take a break, feel free to swing back by the Marshall House for a complimentary wine and cheese in the library at The Marshall House, Sunday-Thursday from 5:30 – 7 pm.  Or if you want to hang out and experience a little more of Savannah’s charms, check out City Market. This is a small section of the city that is partially closed off to traffic, and is a good place to enjoy a beverage of your choosing while you walk around.  In the historic district, Savannah city law allows you to enjoy one alcoholic beverage in an open plastic container (16 ounces max).   So plan on enjoying an adult beverage in City Market where quite often, live music is hosted out in its courtyard.

6)  Whatever you decide to do to take a break, I recommend waiting until dark for this next event. Yes, it’s a ghost tour.  Whether you believe in the paranormal, or are just interested in the dark and vibrant stories, there is definitely a ghost tour for everyone.  I went on a walking ghost tour recently (albeit against my wishes) and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.  Afterlife Tours does an excellent job. They are very detailed, and their tales tie nicely into Savannah’s rich history. They also present audio and video evidence of some of their encounters with the unknown.

7)  Lastly, there is dinner. As there are so many delicious, quality options, finding a dinner option can prove to be a surprisingly daunting task.  Starting with our strengths (Low Country Seafood and Traditional Southern), I would recommend Boar’s Head Tavern. They offer Southern favorites like Shrimp & Grits, Crab Cakes and Fried Green Tomatoes. The Olde Pink House is a tried and true favorite amongst locals and tourists alike. They popularity suggests reservations are preferred, but their tavern is walk-in only, and in my opinion, takes the cake from their indoor dining rooms.