A Savannah Get Away Before, After or For Thanksgiving: #Savannah for National #Family Week — November 24-30, 2013

Tourism video Savannah waterfront city | Copyright 2012 Presidents' Quarters Inn Savannah GA

Get away for photogenic Thanksgiving holidays in Savannah, Georgia USA | Here Popcorn Octane LLC is filming the inn’s latest video on historic Savannah waterfront.

SAVANNAH Georgia (November 10, 2013) — Please let this be your holiday travel inspiration for a family bed and breakfast holiday in Savannah!

There are lots of things to do and see even for a last-minute family get away to Savannah, Georgia during National Family Week — November 24-30, 2013!

The family friendly Presidents’ Quarters Inn — voted “Best Savannah B&B / Inn” for six consecutive years — has rounded up a sampling of what’s fun for kids to do in Savannah during Thanksgiving Week.  The inn’s double/double and loft suite rooms make a bed and breakfast holiday affordable for family travel in Savannah.

  • Check out the candy stores on River Street and in City Market. The famous Byrd’s Cookie Store is also in City Market and a chic new cafe — BT Byrd’s @ Drayton Tower — located Liberty Street at Drayton Street. Try the oatmeal cookie, peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Continue reading

Presidents’ Quarters Inn in #Savannah: “The Toast of the Town” … Especially for the Holidays 2013

In our press release, “A Place of Comfort and Joy: A Savannah Holiday Frolic Amid the Stars of Christmas Past and Present” Presidents’ Quarters Inn proposed it would be “Savannah’s Toast of the Town”.  Indeed it is true — “Best Savannah B&B / Inn” 2008-2013. [PDF release: A Place of Comfort and Joy]

Family Vacation Ideas Christmas in Savannah Georgia

Christmas in Savannah at the historic Presidents’ Quarters Inn on Oglethorpe Square

SAVANNAH Georgia (October 29, 2013) — It is a special honor for our top-tier Savannah bed and breakfast to be voted “Best Savannah B&B / Inn” again in 2013 by the readers of Savannah Magazine. 

We feel like the belle of the ball — “The toast of the town”, and the tops among Savannah inns since 2008 — just as we had hoped in 2007!

Through two B&B videos and top-tier lodging services in the historic district, this elegant historic inn (circa 1855) brings Savannah to life for thousands every year.  Executive innkeeper Jane Sales and the inn’s devoted staff thrive on the opportunities to host travelers who seek out the über local Savannah experience … the city trips that ferret out what is exceptional, enjoyable, and inspiring.

May you be poor in misfortune this Christmas
and rich in blessings
slow to make enemies
quick to make friends
and rich or poor, slow or quick,
as happy as the New Year is long.
Irish toast

Yes, hundreds of snowbirds are returning often to the comforts of Presidents’ Quarters Inn on Oglethorpe Square.  Hundreds more of retirees are staying with us while they are checking out Savannah as a retirement home destination.

Watch our blog for an update on the best Savannah spots for New Year’s Eve champagne toasts, and Christmas Eve toasts and church services. Continue reading

Steeped in Noble #Savannah Heritage: Presidents’ Quarters Inn

SAVANNAH Georgia (June 2013) — Built in 1855, the twin noble mansions of modern-day Presidents’ Quarters Inn survived the American Civil War (1861-1865).  Located overlooking Oglethorpe Square, the historic townhomes are steeped in Savannah heritage.


Here we introduce a prominent Civil War general, famous Savannahian and Ambassador to Austria.  He is a heroic link to the American Civil War, commemorating the 150th Anniversary during the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015).

This story connects Presidents’ Quarters Inn, a noble bed and breakfast inn with a rich southern heritage in Savannah, Georgia USA to a prominent possessor — Alexander R. Lawton — and more famous Savannah places.

grave sculpture by Prof. R. Romanelli ( (May 13, 1856–1928), Florence, 1898
Alexander Robert Lawton Memorial in Bonaventure Cemetery (Section H, Lot 122). Sculpted by Prof. Raffaello Romanelli, Florence, 1898

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Things to Do in #Savannah for #Summer 2013 | #thingstodo #family

Downtown Savannah horse carriage | Photo (c) Sandy Traub

Kids love the horses and pedicabs, fun breakfast in the courtyard at Presidents’ Quarters Inn and spotting tug boats, playing on the beach, doing art (not just seeing it), live music, and dolphins at play!

SAVANNAH Georgia (May 25, 2013) — Scratching your heads about what do with the kids in summer 2013? Roadtrip!

Located on the USA east coast, the family-friendly Presidents’ Quarters Inn shares some summer events in Savannah and happenings nearby.

Savannah’s got what kids love! — fireworks, ice cream, pedicabs, puppet shows, horses, summer movies, candy shops, live music, a sandy beach (only 20 minutes, driving east), interactive art and water spray pools, and dolphin cruises.  Nearby waters are great spots for ecology trips, kayaking, and paddle surfing.

Telfair Museums — Owens-Thomas House, Jepson Center, and Telfair Academy of Art — offer free admission to military families — Memorial Day through Labor Day (September 2, 2013). “Free admission is offered as part of the Telfair’s partnership with the Blue Star Museums program, which offers military families the chance to visit museums across the country free of charge this summer” states the release:

Turn your youngster loose with a digital camera to record their own memories.  We put odds on lots of dog pictures, plus people playing in Forsyth Park where there’s a playground, tennis courts, lots of runners, interactive spray pool, and organic eatery nearby. Farmer’s Market is on Saturdays, beginning at 9 a.m.

Kid favorites include Pedicab (bike cab) | Photo (c) Sandy Traub

Bike cabs are called Pedi-cabs in Savannah and young kids love to ride in them!

For families exploring organic gardening, you’ll love to see the SCAD Community Garden on Boundary Street, near the Talmadge Bridge entrance to downtown Savannah.   See the cows in the field at Bethesda Academy Farm & Gardens (one of America’s oldest orphanages) with a delightful farmer’s market under the trees on Thursday (3-5 p.m.).

  • First Friday fireworks (each month) on the riverfront, 9:30 p.m., on Historic River Street.
  • Through August 9: Children’s puppet shows at Angela Beasley’s “Puppet People” in Thunderbolt
  • Through September 30: Savannah Sand Gnats Baseball
  • May 31 – August 9: The Beat Goes On, live music on stage at historic Savannah Theatre
  • May 31 – June 15 (various dates & times): “Frog and the Toad”, Savannah Children’s Theatre (children from grades 2 – 7, by audition only cast)
  • May 31 – June 2: First Annual Blues, Jazz & BBQ Festival on the Savannah riverfront. Continue reading

Part 2: Splendiferous #Summer in #Savannah: Presidents’ Quarters Inn Answers “Why go to Savannah, Georgia in Summer?”

In Part 2 of Presidents’ Quarters Inn’s “Why go to Savannah, Georgia in Summer?” the top tier Savannah mini-hotel continues with its generous list of summer vacation ideas. Family fun includes in-city and day trips along the USA Atlantic Ocean shore near Savannah, Hilton Head Island, and Tybee Island.  (Part 1 is here.)

Beach near Savannah is Tybee Island | Photo (c) Sandy Traub

The beach nearest Savannah is Tybee Island (once officially Savannah Beach).

SAVANNAH Georgia (May 20, 2013) –  Unique for a top-tier historic inn, Presidents’ Quarters Inn in Savannah invites discerning, exploring young families and multi-generational families to stay in Savannah for a summer vacation with children.

With that invitation the inn shares also family vacation tips for day trip exploring and fun, interactive children’s activities in Savannah and nearby family spots including Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Tybee Island, Georgia. Continue reading

Splendiferous Summer in #Savannah: Presidents’ Quarters Inn Answers “Why go to Savannah, Georgia in Summer?”

Presidents’ Quarters Inn offers 2013 family summer travel tips — endearing and affordable summer family vacation ideas for great family vacations on the east coast — Splendiferous Summer in Savannah, Smiling and Sunny.” Part 1. (Part 2 continues here.)

SAVANNAH Georgia (May 20, 2013) – It is perfectly logical. Dr. Seuss books appeal to adults.  Savannah appeals to multi-generational families.

Dolphin near Fort Pulaski | Photo Fort Pulaski

Dolphin near Fort Pulaski National Monument, between Savannah and Tybee Island, GA

Yes, the same author that wrote Green Eggs and Ham also wrote You’re Only Old Once for senior adults, and Oh! The Places You’ll Go for graduates—Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel.  Conversely, the same sunny, Savannah-by-the-sea vacation spot delivers up southern rascals and clandestine escapades for novelists and spectacular backdrops for movie makers. Plus, America’s most beautiful city is the friendly, fun-loving Hostess City of the South that is pleasing multi-generational and young families in greater numbers.

Now the city’s award-winning B&B, Presidents’ Quarters Inn, introduces an imaginative grouping of cloud-nine spots for families. Celebrity dining spots, ocean-highway forts, water-way junkets, nostalgic ice cream and candy shops, and nearby beach time are among the “Splendiferous Summer in Savannah” vacation tips.

LSavannah-20130524-01732ocated within a one-hour swathe east of Interstate 95, the inn points beyond what is classic in Savannah.

“Take some leisure time on the Georgia Barrier Islands along the southeast Atlantic Ocean shores, and the nearby Low Country of South Carolina,” encourages executive innkeeper Jane Sales.  Continue reading

Presidents’ Quarters Inn, A Film Location in “The Savannah Way To Stay”, a Mini Travel Video Produced by Romantic Inns of Savannah

You’ll see Presidents’ Quarters Inn in the new Savannah travel video for Romantic Inns of Savannah:  The Savannah Way to Stay.  The inn’s Oglethorpe Square setting was a movie location also in Roots (1977), the popular television series. As one of a dozen historic bed and breakfasts in the marketing collective, we regard highly the smartness of shared brand messaging among our historic Savannah inns. We applaud the travel video’s focus on the generous complimentary amenities (varied by each B&B owner) in a dozen local, family owned Romantic Inns in the historic district. Below is the press release and video.  Please enjoy and share your comments. 

Best Savannah B&B a movie location in A Savannah Way to Stay  (c) Romantic Inns of Savannah

The courtyard at Presidents’ Quarters Inn, seen in “The Savannah Way to Stay”, a 2-minute mini-film produced by Romantic Inns of Savannah

SAVANNAH, Georgia (April 29, 2013) — In a town popular for its Savannah Film Festival and Hollywood movie making, it is no surprise that standout bed and breakfasts now turn the spotlight to themselves. In The Savannah Way to Stay the Romantic Inns of Savannah LLC highlights an important, yet overlooked word that defines their generosity — complimentary.

“What a delight to be pampered in so many unexpected ways,” announces Jim Carswell of Spyhop Productions, who produced and narrates the video.  The association of privately owned Savannah bed and breakfasts in the National Landmark Historic District commissioned the USA travel video.