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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 […]

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 […]

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 it a great option for local couples who want to get married downtown with their closest friends and family in attendance.

The Venue

Tucked away on  The Kehoe House building’s South side is our newly renovated brick-paved courtyard.  It’s the perfect place for a small Savannah wedding. Wrought iron tables and a flowing fountain give the space a classic Southern feel; while a vine-covered iron fence and crepe myrtle trees make it private.  There’s no need to worry about the weather — the inn’s gorgeous music room and side-porch are at the ready if needed.

Intimate Savannah Elopement Wedding Package
An intimate ceremony in The Kehoe House’s garden courtyard.

Ceremony Location Option

Another wedding-day option is to marry in Columbia Square across the street, and then enjoy cake and champagne back in The Kehoe House’s garden with your guests. Located directly in front of the inn, Columbia Square is home to beautiful oak trees, hydrangeas and a lovely fountain.  It’s a beautiful square, and has been the site of many relaxed and stress-free ceremonies and wedding photo sessions.

Intimate Savannah Elopement Wedding Package
Get married in Columbia Square and enjoy champagne and cake at The Kehoe House.

Intimate Savannah Elopement Wedding Package at The Kehoe House

Starting at $950 plus tax, the package includes:

  • One hour rental of the Kehoe House’s private garden courtyard
  • Up to four guests, plus bride and groom.*
  • 8-inch wedding cake
  • Wedding ceremony officiant
  • Bridal bouquet with matching boutonniere
  • Cold beverage station with fresh lemonade, sodas and water
  • One bottle of chilled champagne (additional champagne available for purchase)
  • Kehoe House etched champagne glasses for the bride and groom to keep
  • If desired, but not required, a guest room may be reserved for Bride and Groom to get ready
  • * Additional guests (up to 16 total) are welcome at $25 each.  Cake and champagne will be adjusted to accommodate your guests.
Intimate Savannah Elopement Wedding Package
Our Elopement Wedding Package in the Garden Courtyard includes cake, champagne, a cold beverage station, flowers and the services of an officiant.

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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 […]

Where to Stay in Savannah

Where to Stay in Savannah

Deciding where to stay in Savannah is key to having a great vacation.   Here’s an infographic on six of the top historic inns in Savannah.  Each Inn here maintains top scores on TripAdvisor, is authentically historic, beautifully renovated and offers an abundance of amenities.  The […]

4 Ways to Have the Best St Patrick’s Day in Savannah

4 Ways to Have the Best St Patrick’s Day in Savannah

Just thinking about the potential for fun in Savannah next month has us shaking off our winter blues. St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and the concierges at Historic Inns of Savannah  have some suggestions for you. Here are four things they recommend for the best St Patrick’s Day ever this year:


1. Stay in a Haunted Hotel

Sound scary to you? Have another sip of liquid courage, brave up a bit and join us. We’ll admit the haunted reputation of Savannah plays second fiddle to the Irish shenanigans of St. Patrick’s Day; but that doesn’t mean the paranormal vibe disappears. Celebrate the spooky spirit of Savannah by booking a stay in a 19th century historic hotel or B&B. Who knows? You might run into one of our ghosts wearing green and sipping a to-go cup.  Hotels with a haunted reputation to consider:  The Marshall House, The Kehoe House, Eliza Thompson House and East Bay InnIf you’d like to check availability and rates at all of the inns together, click here: March 16 & 17 and March 18 & 19.

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - Stay in a Haunted Hotel: The Kehoe House.
Stay in a Haunted Hotel: The Kehoe House (pictured here) still has availability for the 2016 celebration.


2. Take a Haunted Pub Crawl

Continue with the theme of mixing spirits with spirits with one of Savannah’s most popular activities: a Haunted Pub Crawl. Our favorite pub crawls will be crawling on March 16, but not on St. Patrick’s Day. We recommend: Savannah Slow Ride and Cobblestone Tours; and we highly recommend reservations! Both of these tour companies will be closed on the 17th-19th, so if you do want to Pub Crawl, you’ll need to make it St Patrick’s Day eve.

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - Take a Haunted Pub Crawl for a fun twist with Savannah's spirits.
Take a Haunted Pub Crawl for a fun twist with Savannah’s spirits.

3. Watch the Parade

Take a break from the ghost hunting and start a search for a leprechaun amid the craziest green ensembles on March 17. The 2016 St Patrick’s Day parade starts at 10:15 am and winds around downtown for approximately three hours. All of the details for this years parade have not been unveiled yet, but the parade route doesn’t usually vary from year to year. Here’s last year’s parade map. We expect it to be much the same this year.

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - Parade watching in Savannah
Parade watching in Savannah is a given for the celebration.


4. Eat at One of Our Favorite Casual Savannah Restaurants.

Not-too-fancy, delicious fare will be easy to find if you head to one of our favorite fun spots.  These restaurants will be open on St. Patrick’s Day and are recommended by our concierges.
Jazz’d Tapas Bar  (52 Barnard St) will be open 4-10 on St Patrick’s day.
* Fire Street Food (13 E Perry) will have regular hours on March 17:  11 am-10 pm
* J Christopher’s (122 E. Liberty) – Closes at 3:30, but a great place for breakfast and lunch.
* Chive Seabar and Lounge (4 W. Broughton Street) – Open St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day in Savannah
Casual, fun dining options abound in Savannah during the St Patrick’s Day celebration days.

Here’s some more information about our hotels for a St. Patrick’s Day visit.  (Sorry, River Street fans…Olde Harbour Inn on River Street is already sold out.)

1) The Marshall House:

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - The Marshall House Hotel
The Marshall House

The Marshall House has been voted Best Haunted Hotel (USA Today) and Best Boutique Hotel in Savannah (Savannah Magazine), and it ranks right at the top of guests’ Savannah favorites on TripAdvisor, so it’s a great choice. This hotel is on Broughton Street and boasts one of Savannah’s  finest restaurants and a very upbeat and popular lounge, 45 Bistro, on its first floor. Built in 1851, The Marshall House has  sixty-eight  guest rooms. Its Broughton Street location is a hot spot for a spirited good time for parade-goers. There’s still availability for some rooms at this centrally-located hotel. We recommend a visit to their website or a phone call to work out the best room for you.  Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.

2) The East Bay Inn: 

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - East Bay Inn
East Bay Inn

Located directly on the parade route, this Inn is always popular for parade- and people-watching. The East Bay Inn is perfectly situated for walking through the party…then taking a break…and then re-joining the fun at your own leisure. This Inn is small and intimate — with only 28 guest rooms, and its location on the parade route, it always sells out.  Give them a call if this sounds like your kind of place to enjoy the event.  Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.

3) The Eliza Thompson House:

Two blocks off the parade route, the Inn is located in the

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - Eliza Thompson House
Eliza Thompson House

heart of residential historic Savannah.  Here you’ll be just a couple of blocks from Forsyth Park and the green’d fountain.  It’s near Savannah’s decorated squares and popular historic sites, and has its own secret Savannah garden. Highly recommended by guests on TripAdvisor, the Eliza Thompson House is a remarkable small hotel and makes a memorable place to stay.  Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.

4) The Kehoe House:

Classic and

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - The Kehoe House
The Kehoe House

sophisticated, The Kehoe House Bed and Breakfast Inn is located on Columbia Square.  It is central to the parade and is just one block off Bay Street and two blocks from the River Street festivities.  It’s right around the corner from The Marshall House, so it’s convenient to Broughton Street, City Market, and River Street.  However, this 4-diamond Inn has only 13 guest rooms, and will positively be sold out soon; so contact The Kehoe House soon if you wish to book here. Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.

5) The Gastonian:

For fans of elegance, sophistication, and the fun of Forsyth

St Patrick's Day in Savannah - The Gastonian
The Gastonian

Park, this is a four-diamond hotel of choice, as it’s located one block away from the famous green’d fountain. This award-winning inn is located in a residential neighborhood, near all the fun, but in an excellent position to provide a peaceful, truly relaxing Savannah afternoon after the party. Of the six Inns in the B&B of Savannah collection, this is the most peaceful Inn during the celebrations. Parking should be less troublesome here than in other parts of the city.  Book a Room Here and Get an Exclusive 10% Discount.


Wherever you choose to stay, we do hope to see you in Savannah!

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How to Plan an Historic Savannah, GA Elopement

How to Plan an Historic Savannah, GA Elopement

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Six Romantic Savannah Getaways

Six Romantic Savannah Getaways

US News & World Report Travel recently ranked Savannah as the nation’s #5 Best Romantic Getaway.  With that kind of endorsement, a romantic Savannah getaway should definitely be in your plans!  Here are six historic Savannah inns that specialize in romantic Savannah getaways. The Kehoe House […]

Experience True Savannah History at The Kehoe House

Experience True Savannah History at The Kehoe House

SAVANNAH — If you’re the type of traveler who prefers to delve deeply into the ambiance of a place, you’ll love a stay at The Kehoe House, a cornerstone of Savannah History.

Built in 1892 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Inn is a great place for history buffs.  But you won’t find anything boring, dull or outdated here. The Kehoe House was voted best B&B in Savannah Morning New’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards, and is consistently ranked at the top of TripAdvisor’s list of best Savannah hotels.

Here’s a look at William Kehoe and the origins of The Kehoe House.

Savannah History - The Kehoe House
The Kehoe House Today
    • An Irish Immigrant:   In 1842, at the age of ten, William Kehoe emigrated to America from County Wexford, Ireland, with his mother, father, four brothers and three sisters.  The family settled in the Old Fort District of Savannah with other Irish immigrants. As a young man, William apprenticed in an iron foundry and worked his way up to become a foreman.
    • A Successful Businessman:  Eventually, Kehoe bought the foundry, then located east of Broughton Street.  After World War I, he built a new foundry on the riverfront and quickly became one of Savannah’s most successful and prominent businessmen.
    • The Kehoe Family:  In 1868, Kehoe married Anne Flood and the the two quickly started a family, which would grow to include 10 children. Their first address, on Columbia Square, was 130 Habersham Street.
    • The House:   As his business and family grew, Kehoe bought the lot diagonal to the original home for $950.  He then built a larger, more grand home that is The Kehoe House today.  The mansion was designed by DeWitt Bruyn, and was built at the cost of $25,000. The home was completed in May of 1892.
    • Sold in 1930:   Mr. Kehoe’s heirs sold the house in 1930.  In the thirty years following the sale, the property was used as a boarding house, funeral parlor, and held for a time held by 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; The William Kehoe House.  The property was sold again in 2003.  It was purchased by its current owner, HLC Hotels, in May of 2007.

Visit The Kehoe House’s Website to Book Your Stay and Experience Savannah’s History.

Get Married in Savannah!  2016 Elopement & Wedding Packages

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