|Picture I snapped when the sky had so much contrast as we were driving toward that Florida storm. |
It was beautiful and a little scary! (iPhone photo!)
|Our room was the "Mercer" room. It was a wonderful room, but the yellow paint mixed with the indoor lighting made for glowing nighttime pictures!|
|Le powder room!|
|Evan. Patiently waiting for me to stop taking photos. He wanted a cocktail after 11 hours of stressful driving!|
Throughout the next day, I was able to snap some photos from around the inn and it's surroundings. One of Savannah's 24 gorgeous, historic squares, Chatham Square, is located directly outside of the inn.
|The main dining room of the inn. It was like stepping into another time!|
|Same room from the other direction. We enjoyed the infused waters and chef-prepared sweets they left out on the buffet during the day.|
|One of the cool, creaky stairwells heading up to rooms at the inn. They are a bit narrow and steep, but for me that added to the charm of our stay in such a gorgeous, old home.|
|Beautiful stairway entries leading into the town homes that are the Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn|
|Green and lush, Chatham Square is directly across the street from the inn. Loved seeing this beautiful view first thing in the morning!|
The inn also has a beautiful private courtyard and large deck in the rear of the building where guests can go to relax or eat. We enjoyed the outdoor space very much, in fact we ate our breakfast on the deck each morning and relaxed with at least one cocktail there each evening. It was only after we were home in Texas that I realized I hadn't taken any photos of the courtyard. I did, however, take this video meant to capture another impressive thunderstorm that started on our last day there. We returned to the inn just minutes before the sky opened up with all this pouring rain. We felt fortunate to have gotten in several hours of sight-seeing before the storm set on. Now, I feel fortunate that I decided to take this impromptu video of the deck and courtyard.
Originally, I didn't take this video with the intention to post it. I wanted to have it just for our personal use, but since it has the only images I brought home of the courtyard, it's being included. Just know that I move a bit quickly in places, so hold on to your chair! Evan was pretty happy I took this video too, you'll see at the end. :)
And then, of course, there was the amazing food! It is a bed and breakfast, afterall. Breakfast orders are placed the night before in the dining room and then made to order each morning by their talented, friendly, head chef Courtney Davis. He was kind enough to meet me briefly and let me snap his picture during a busy part of the morning.
|Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn's Head Chef, Courtney Davis. Our height difference may be a bit noticeable in this picture. Yes, I was standing up.|
|Wonderful morning meals served by the very kind staff at the inn.|
On the breakfast menu, we chose between a traditional egg breakfast, a healthy-choice yogurt parfait with homemade granola, or the chef's special which was different each day. On the first and second mornings, I had the chef's specials which were, respectively, shrimp and grits and strawberry crepes. On our third and final morning, I had the yogurt parfait with that delicious homemade granola. I just had to pick the menu's healthy choice item for the last day there. Something light was necessary as we were about get back in the car for several hours. All in all, it was a really indulgent trip and in every sense of the word, I was rolling out of Savannah that day!
I thoroughly enjoyed our meal each morning, but I've got to specifically address those shrimp and grits... they were to die for! Evan's face still lights up when I mention "the shrimp and grits we had for breakfast". Each morning our breakfast order was placed for an earlier time than the previous day, it's an understatement to say we were excited to eat! We felt so at home at the Savannah Bed and Breakfast Inn, we will definitely be back.
In addition to the hearty, delicious breakfasts we enjoyed at the inn, we pretty much ate and drank our way through the rest of downtown Savannah too. Visitors are allowed to walk around on the streets with alcoholic beverages served in plastic cups, i.e. "to-go" cups. To-go cups with any kind of beverage can be purchased in every establishment. Fortunately, the historic district there is built for walking, so we got in lots of daily exercise to, at least partially, offset all of our amazing dining and drinking adventures.
I snapped so many pictures and we squeezed so much sight-seeing into our 48 hour visit to this city, I felt it was easiest to break this up into two posts...plus I need to finish sorting through the bazillion pictures I took while we were out walking around. We walked through several gorgeous parks, stood on historic landmarks, strolled down cobblestone streets and we fell in love with each row of beautiful, historic homes we passed (yes, all with to-go cups in hand!).
So, Part II is coming up soon... The sights we saw in Savannah!