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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Special Weekend In Savannah


I hope you're not saying "oh no, not another post on Savannah!". 
If you've been to Savannah you know there are so many things to do and see, and of course, so many wonderful places to eat and I have to tell you about the great place we stayed on our last visit.
Historic home near Forsyth Park


It has taken me so long to get back into the swing of things after our trip and I haven't been around to see all of y'all very much lately, so I apologize for that. Mr. Fanatic and I spent several days in Savannah to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary last week. We had a great time and finally stayed at the Hamilton Turner Inn.

Here we are last March on the steps of the Inn. I am so excited we were able to get a reservation for our anniversary.


Our room was a garden level room just to the left of the steps of the front door. We loved having our own entrance. Lafayette Square is just across the street and it is filled with moss covered oak trees and has a beautiful fountain in the middle of the square.


Here is our room...we arrived in the early evening and  our beds were already turned down with a note from the owners with a little box of chocolates and some cookies. The robes were laid out on the end of the bed and were very comfy.




Here's what you see when you enter the inn...



The large parlor has a view of Lafayette Square.


Every afternoon guests are treated to some sweets and a cool beverage and in the evening  wine and  hors d'oeurves are served in the parlor. It was very nice to meet other guests who were staying at the inn.





 


The mantel and mirror in the parlor were absolutely gorgeous!

The Hamilton Turner Inn is a bed and breakfast and the morning meals did not disappoint. The Eggs Benedict were very tasty.


Do you think Mr. Fanatic is wishing I would just put my camera down and eat?


We had to take a carriage ride since it was our anniversary.


We usually walk everywhere when we visit Savannah, but it was nice to kick back for awhile and learn about some of Savannah's history from our very informative driver.


Here are some beautiful buildings we rode past on our carriage ride.




I had never seen a Jewish house of worship that looked like this. (notice the star of David)

Cobblestone streets are picturesque, but very bumpy.


We drove down to the Forsyth Park area since it was a mile and a half walk and toured the neighborhood. 
I was hoping this gorgeous piece of history was a bed and breakfast. Unfortunately, it is owned by SCAD(Savannah College of Art and Design) and not open to the public to stay at. It's across from Forsyth Park.

Forsyth Park

This would have been a perfect photo of the fountain, except for the tent that was being erected for an event the following weekend.

Yet another gorgeous historic home owned by SCAD. Gotta love Victorian architecture...this home seems to be a blend of Tudor, Queen Anne and Craftsman.


Wouldn't you just love to sit in this garden?


We ate at several wonderful restaurants (and I gained 4 pounds because I ate all the carbs I wanted and we didn't walk everywhere during our visit).  
Goose Feathers Cafe wins my vote for having the best affordable, good food in Savannah.
goosefeatherscafe.com

Our bill for lunch was about $20 and that included 1 dessert. (I had to go back and get my own it was so good) The day before I had just paid $15 for an average tasting burger and fries at another little cafe in Savannah.

If you ever get a chance to go to Goose Feathers Cafe you HAVE to try their bread pudding. 

Seriously, it is REALLY good! 

Wish there was a Goose Feathers near me...on second thought, maybe it's a good thing there isn't.

Hoping to get back into the swing of things. I have so many projects on mind. 

I've finally called a painter to come and give me an estimate on painting several rooms in our house. Things are going to look different around here and hopefully soon. Of course, one thing leads to another and I guess I should make a list.

Hope you all are having a fantastic week!

Pam

You can find out more about the Hamilton Turner Inn HERE




13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pictures, that Inn looks so nice and cozy! What a great way to spend anytime, much less an anniversary! Looks like a great time! Such a great area. And I would definitely love to sit in that garden! : )..

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  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely getaway Pam. Savannah needs to be on everyone bucket list of places to see.

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  3. I enjoy the Savannah posts. Gorgeous and fun, Pam!

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  4. Pam, we love to stay at B&B's like that one. I am so glad you two had such a good time. Olive

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  5. It looks like y'all had a great trip. Savannah looks like such an interesting place. The Inn looks gorgeous!

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  6. What a gorgeous inn! I love B&B's! It looks like you had a great time. I'd love to go back for another visit!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. I love Savannah and need to visit again. Great pictures and what a pretty place to stay.

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  8. What a beautiful place to stay! Pam your pics are gorgeous!!

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  9. Beautiful! Looks like the perfect getaway! Found you on Savvy Southern Style

    Amber
    recipeswelove.net

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  10. I neeeeed to go there! Like right now! The whole experience reminds me of a place we stayed in when we were in Newport a few years ago.

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  11. Looks like you guys had a really nice time-out.
    Savannah looks lovely.

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  12. I love reading about SAvannah (and finally did my posts about our wonderful trip!). That inn looks amazing and your whole weekend sounded spectacular! We had breakfast at Goosefeathers on our last day (I had totally forgotten about that until just now). It was awesome! They had something for everyone--even my vegan teen!

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  13. So great pictures and sure what a wonderful time you had these... I really enjoyed tour with you with your little briefings about the place... very lovely and thank U very much that you shared your personals with us and it is truly beautiful...
    Hope you will enjoy a visit to check my double sided pillow@
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    With love
    Farah

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