May 18th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
Are you racking your poor overworked brain for something especially romantic to plan for that next anniversary or spontaneous (and much needed) rekindling? Look no further – the two-person bathtub experience at Azalea Inn & Gardens has found you.
Today we’re giving you the details about two of our romantic bed and breakfast rooms in Savannah with 2-person bathtubs.
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Want more info? Read on to find out which 2-person bathtub is right for you!
The 2-Person Whirlpool Bathtub in Cotton Exchange
Cotton Exchange is one of the most romantic breakfast rooms in Savannah with a nice big 2-person bathtub…
Azalea Inn & Garden’s Cotton Exchange is a romantic bed and breakfast room in Savannah with a 2-person bathtub. Actually, a nice HUGE bathtub. With enough room for two, this room features an amazing jetted air tub with a waterfall faucet. A mesmerizing experience to refill the hot water and watch it cascade from the spigot…your very own personal waterfall! You and your partner might not want to leave the bathtub in the Savannah B&B Room, Cotton Exchange! Read more about Cotton Exchange here.
The 2-Person Jacuzzi Bathtub in Azalea’s Cottage Garden House
The Cottage Garden House (First Floor) is one of the most incredible bed and breakfast rooms in Savannah with a nice big 2-person bathtub…
You’ll be poolside when you stay at our Cottage Garden House. The 2-person jacuzzi bathtub in this room will have you thinking that the pool has jumped in through that sunny window! The combination jacuzzi tub/rain shower will have you thinking you don’t even need the pool. However, we really do recommend you check out the actual pool from your own private patio after soaking in the 2-person bathtub of this incredible Savannah B&B Room, Cottage Garden House (First Floor). Read more about Cottage Garden House (First Floor) here.
It’s bathtime y’all! And it’s about time you thought about that relaxing vacation with your special someone! No inn in town does bathtubs better than Azalea Inn & Gardens.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin relaxing in a 2-person bathtub before you enjoy the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”
May 12th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
We love to read Savannah bed and breakfast reviews – our guests love us! Even if they don’t, it is good to get feedback so that we can always keep growing and improving.
When you work so hard, it’s nice to be appreciated. That’s why we love reading our guest reviews.
We’re excited to share some of our favorite handwritten reviews of our bed and breakfast in Savannah with you today.
Savannah Bed and Breakfast Reviews: Our Online Guest Experiences
We’ve written before about what our guests are saying online. As I sit here in the Inn and try to see our world from your perspective, I remember staying here and just being “wowed” over and over and over again by all Azalea’s amenities: the complementary wine and hors d’ oeuvre hour (every day except Sunday), the amazing breakfasts, the hand-painted murals in the dining room, the amazing breakfast, the cream sherry available in the front parlor day and night! WOW. From BedandBreakfast.com to TripAdvisor we feel the love from our guests online…but let’s talk about the handwritten reviews now.
Savannah Bed and Breakfast Reviews: Our Handwritten Guestbook
We’re giving you a look into our treasured guest book today. Oh my, now I feel like a movie star overwhelmed by the fanmail! And I’m loving it. Whether anonymous or not, you become like our family when you stay with us – the family that you LIKE going to visit…We can’t thank you enough for choosing to stay with Azalea Inn and Gardens, a bed and breakfast in Savannah, GA.
A handwritten note says so much, especially in this day and age when everything moves fast and gets typed out onto the internet (don’t forget, we’ve got wifi for our guests too!). Here’s what some of the handwritten reviews in our guestbook say:
If you’re thinking about weddings in Savannah, we have some beautiful options for you!
Other handwritten notes that we loved say:
- “We couldn’t be any more grateful for the ways in which you made our stay so memorable; solidifying the fact we will return and HIGHLY recommend this marvelous Inn.” -Janelle and John from Metuchen, NJ
- Warm ambiance – wonderful staff – and a truly delightful + memorable stay – wish we were here longer <3 -Craig and Michelle from York, PA
- “My husband brought me here to celebrate my 40th birthday. I absolutely love the Azalea Inn. The staff is wonderful and the food and goodies both day and night are awesome. Betty does an amazing job of keeping our room clean and cozy. It was a dream from the moment we walked through the front door. I wish it were closer to home so we can visit for mini vacations. Hopefully we’ll be back to celebrate our anniversary.” -Tracey-Ann and Martin from Miramar, FL
- “This was our first stop on our honeymoon and we couldn’t have picked a better place. The Inn is beautiful, the staff makes you feel at home and the breakfast is delicious!!! Thank you for such a wonderful stay.” Annie and Justin from Waldorf, MD
- “We had a wonderful experience and look forward to our next visit!” -Calvin and Yumi Wong from Atlanta, GA
Thanks for taking the time out of your day to share your thoughts with us here at Azalea Inn & Gardens! We hope to see you soon.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”
May 5th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
Today let us tell you about a great idea for a blow-her-out-of-the-water last minute Mother’s Day gift.
Read on to find out why a last minute Mother’s Day gift from Azalea Inn & Gardens, the best bed and breakfast in Savannah, is a good idea.
She’ll love it…
Why Is Azalea Inn & Gardens the Right Choice for Your Mom?
Azalea Inn & Gardens is the right choice for your mom because it is the best B&B in Savannah. And let me tell you why we’re the best: food and location. We make the best breakfast. We’re located right on the south end of Savannah’s historic district so you get all the amenities without all the noise. At once, mom will get a quiet respite and access to all the fun things the charming city of Savannah has to offer, all fueled by the yummiest breakfast she’s ever tasted.
What Will Your Mom Get at Azalea Inn & Gardens?
When you choose a stay at Azalea Inn & Gardens as your last minute Mother’s Day gift, your mom will get to stay in an easy-living hotel mansion – yet our bed and breakfast (like all B&B’s) is SO MUCH better than a hotel. Just like mom’s cooking is SO MUCH better than anyone else. Our inn amenities and services will give her everything she could want for her relaxing vacation: a fireplace maybe, a whirlpool tub, wine and hors d’ oevres every evening (except Sunday), a fresh baked dessert every night. I could go on, but let’s get back to your mom.
Why Will Your Mom Love This Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift?
AZALEA blooms represent the sentiment to “take care of yourself, for me”. There’s no better sentiment that I (or Hallmark) can think up at this moment for your mom, and what could be the best last minute Mother’s Day gift EVER.
May 12, 2013 is your chance to shower mom with an indulgent trip to Azalea Inn & Gardens, the greatest bed and breakfast in Savannah. Check out the rooms at Azalea Inn & Gardens then give us a call at 912-236-6080 to talk about what we’re giving your mom this year for Mother’s Day.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today to experience our beautiful B&B and enjoy the best of our historic city during your next girlfriend getaway.
April 28th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
When is the last time you got together with your best girlfriends? A time when you pre-planned spa days morphing into girls nights and late night champagne conversations until the wee hours of the morning?
The time is here. The time is now for girlfriend getaways at Azalea Inn & Gardens, a Savannah B&B.
Every woman deserve a blowout vacation with her friends at least once every few years and Azalea Inn & Gardens is the perfect place!
Here’s the deal: We’ve got a Cottage Garden House. It’s 2 floors nestled out back in our gardens by the pool. With a large private balcony and outside seating area, you’ll have a haven of respite to hash out those long conversations that made you fall in love with your best girlfriends in the first place.
This Is Where You’ll Sleep
The charming decor at our Inn is not too casual and not too cluttered. The perfect mix of feminity and daring to remind you to be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be.
Might I add, the sheets are ABSOLUTELY DIVINE and you might end up taking some home.
For a 3- or 4- Person Girlfriend Getaway
Now, we already have a girlfriend getaway package for 2 of you to share the 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Click the link to find the 2-person package. But read on to get on board with what I’m imagining: 4 best girlfriends renting out the WHOLE Garden Cottage House at Azalea Inn & Gardens.
This is the Private Patio on the First Floor of our Garden Cottage House for Your 3-4 Person Girlfriend Getaway:
A Perfect Place to Share Your Secrets.
This is Where You and Your 2 or 3 Best Girlfriends Will Share a Bottle of Wine
The living area in the first floor suite is light, airy and filled with sunshine. Imagine having a glass of good red wine in Savannah here!
If you click the wine link above, you’ll read about our Innkeeper’s love of good wine.
So, wine lovers beware – Teresa has tons of wine on hand at the Inn for you.
Isn’t it time you started planning to visit Savannah for a girlfriend getaway? If you have just 1 bestie, our existing girlfriend getaway package is perfect for you. If you roll with a bigger crew (up to 4 girlfriends, total), the whole house rental is the right option for you.
Maybe we can help with your itinerary, so here’s a couple timeframe options for your vacation.
- Come during the summer to spend 3+ hours on a tube in the ocean during Tybee Floatilla for a proper dose of sunshine.
- Choose a January vacation for the Savannah Pajama Shop Hop shopping extravaganza.
- Visit Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day for some luck o’ the Irish.
- Celebrate Black History Month in Savannah – there’s so much here for you to see and learn!
- At the end of April is Savannah Fashion Week – so that’s the best choice for all you fashionistas.
- You can explore Savannah’s churches around Easter, or, anytime!
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today to experience our beautiful B&B and enjoy the best of our historic city during your next girlfriend getaway.
April 20th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
Gardens have been featured before here at the blog for Azalea Inn & Gardens…
Today we’re bragging, again.
As Earth Day approaches next week (officially on April 22) we are going to give you the scoop on Earth Day celebrations in Savannah, and our urban gardening adventures.
No celebration is complete if we can’t celebrate ourselves…Don’t you agree?
We are so committed to fresh, seasonal and local to the point that we tend our very own urban garden.
Celebrating the Gardens at Azalea
Here we are, today, celebrating our Gardens. We actually have two. One, an ornamental landscape and the other an edible landscape. The best of both worlds!
Our edible landscape is full of tomatoes, squash, eggplant, herbs, cucumbers, and other goodies. Our ornamental landscapes mimic traditional plants that were grown in the early days of Savannah settlement and we hope you’ll come and find your favorite.
The Mini Farm at Our Eco-Friendly Bed and Breakfast
Last year we called our edible gardens a “Mini Farm” and the story is quite a good read if you like to see urban gardening at its finest, and really investigate all the produce varietals that will be showing up in our guests’ full gourmet Southern breakfasts each morning. As a truly eco-friendly bed and breakfast, we’re doing our best to improve every day and every year.
We use a method of space conservation called square-foot gardening. We grow our food on trellises to maximize the yields from the least amount of space. Smart space utilization IS so important, especially downtown in the historic district of Savannah. We’re right at the south edge of the Savannah’s historic district so our guests get all the amenities without all the noise. Be our guest, during Earth Day, and all other days. You’re always welcome at Azalea.
Celebrating Earth Day in Savannah
This year (2013) the Earth Day celebrations will be held on Saturday, April 20 in Forsyth Park. Everything from music to edible landscaping will be featured. So, if you’re in town, make sure to check it out. More information about Earth Day in Savannah can be found here.
Whether you’re planning to visit Savannah this weekend, or need to start planning for next year – April in Savannah is a real treat and we hope to see y’all soon.
April 11th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
Tybee Island is Savannah’s own beach town. Although we’re on the coast, exploring the marshes and tanning in the white sands are two different stories.
We’ve got another exciting story for you today…Tybee Floatilla. We’re the B&B that makes sure our guests have all the insider info about our great city of Savannah.
Read on for details.
What Is Floatilla?
Floatilla is one of the funnest things you can do in the Savannah summer. It’s 3-4 hours of floating in the water with your friends! It’s Georgia at its finest.
What Is It Like to Do Tybee Floatilla as a Tourist in Savannah?
Push off the banks, being wary of the barnacles – and float your way down the river. After an hour and a half of relaxing you’ll hit Criminal Island (a sandbar in the middle of Chimney Creek) where you should be arrested for having so much fun. An hour or so later, you’ll arrive at the Crabshack, a haven of seafood – and thank goodness because you’ll be hungry after laughing with your friends, both old and new, for 3-4 hours. This is what summer vacation in Savannah is all about!
How Much Does Tybee Floatilla Cost?
It costs 30 bucks, but every single penny is donated to a deserving charity. The best part? The charity changes every time. We don’t think that there is really any way to quantify the price of river-like revelry in our very own oceans…but this is a steal.
When Can I Do Floatilla?
The Floatilla events kick off this year (2013) on Sunday, June 2 and last until September, so plan now for the best vacation EVER. For more information about Tybee Island Floatilla, visit the Tybee Island Floatilla website.
Get ready to raft down the river, you locals and visitors alike.
April 3rd, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
Forsyth Place is a room for the adventurous to revel in. It’s a corner room with 5 windows streaming sunlight through the treetops. Pictures won’t do justice to the warmth and glow emanating from THIS favorite room at Azalea Inn & Gardens.
There’s so much sunlight and warmth in this place!
You’ll notice that 3 of your 5 windows comprise a bay window. Your luxurious queen sized bed nestles so nicely right into those bay windows, and perhaps you may agree that the ultimate sign of your victorious relaxation can be had in just one moment. In that one moment you choose, above all else, to nap soundly with the sun shining warmly on your softly shut eyes.
Your eyes feel like they’re smiling…
After your nap, you’re ready. You’re confident. The regal mahogany headboard is complemented by the golden beige coverlet adorned with elegant paisley stitching. Come to think of it, when you stay in Forsyth Place at Azalea Inn & Gardens, you feel regal and elegant too. You just can’t help it.
You’ll sit up in bed, propped up by the luxurious pillows. You’ll look out at your room and breathe a sigh of relief. When’s the last time you have remembered to feel this good? Hey, you can reserve Forsyth Place NOW if you want to!
Yes, A simple room really can make you feel so good…
Finally, you have arrived (and maybe you’ll congratulate yourself on making the CORRECT vacation choice). Your eyes scan the room.
To the left you see a gas fireplace with a stately wrought iron cover. That fireplace is surrounded by a milky pastel aqua-green textured tile. To the right you see your bathroom and its floor-to-ceiling waltz-out window. You can open it all the way up to step outside to your balcony where you lazily watch the intersection of Huntingdon and Lincoln Streets. There’s not much traffic though, so you can hear the faint sounds of the city wafting upwards but those sounds don’t disturb you. Nothing can disturb you.
You’re ready for adventure, now!
After a long lazy afternoon on your balcony you stroll back in to find a leaf-shaped pottery dish on the dresser and 3 monkeys above the mantle reminding you to enjoy your wild side as well as the sunshine. A compilation of Rudyard Kipling’s masterpieces is tucked into the bottom of your bedside table. We’d bet he’d choose this room too. You would both enjoy that same newfound regal wildness, and the elegance you’ve chosen to enjoy with Forsyth Place.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying Savannah from the vantage point of Forsyth Place, one of the best B&B rooms in the city.
March 28th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
The end of April brings throngs of people to Savannah visiting SCAD for the Sidewalk Arts Festival. Are you going to be lucky enough to be one of those people?
What is SCAD?
SCAD is the Savannah College of Art and Design, one of the top art schools in the country. It is located right in the heart of our city. A lot of the historic buildings in Savannah have been purchased and restored by the educational institution. We love city revitalization that keeps on giving! Our guests at Azalea Inn & Gardens always seem to appreciate the cool artsy vibe that comes along with the art-centric education.
Do You Have to Know Someone at SCAD to Attend the Sidewalk Arts Festival?
The Sidewalk Arts Festival is free and open to the public. During the Sidewalk Arts Festival on April 27 from 11am to 5pm, you will be able to wander through the walkways of Forsyth Park and see the best chalk art that our city’s students can create. Those inspired students just might get you excited about finding and noticing art in unlikely places.
Why Noticing Art in Unlikely Places Enriches Your Vacation in Savannah…
If you choose to stay with us at Azalea Inn & Gardens, you’ll be primed from the moment you wake to appreciate art in unlikely places. There’s unique one-of-a-kind art pieces in each of our 10 bed and breakfast rooms. Our dining room walls are covered with hand-painted murals depicting pivotal moments in Savannah’s history. After you’ve had what might just be the best breakfast of your life, you’ll be delighted to find that the Sidewalk Arts Festival is just a short stroll away!
Come See the Sidewalk Arts Festival for Yourself
Chalk art is an opportunity for you to unleash your inner child, and really appreciate art in unlikely places with the wonder of a child. We hope to see you in April!
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the art of Savannah, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”
March 19th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
Today’s tip for those of you planning a vacation in Savannah (and for Savannah locals, too) has to do with an upcoming holiday: Easter. Easter in Savannah is a chance to explore Savannah’s churches.
With this chance to explore, let’s imagine a lazy Savannah afternoon, and how a day in your life could unfold as you walk around town discovering Savannah’s churches. Today we’re featuring 3 of them.
Easter falls on Sunday, March 31 this year (2013), but Greek Easter comes on Sunday, May 5 so you have a lot of wiggle room in this time frame to plan a vacation based around the excuse that you MUST see Savannah’s churches.
The Forrest Gump Church…
Imagine, a warm sunny day strolling up and down Bull Street (the street that divides East and West in Savannah!). You look up and think to yourself, “Hmmm. I feel as if I’m in a movie!” Your instincts aren’t foolin’, because the Independent Presbyterian Church (207 Bull Street, at the corner of Bull and Oglethorpe Streets) is the backdrop of that famous floating feather in Forrest Gump. From those towering white steeples gleaming in the sunshine, let’s move on to a totally different aesthetic.
An Example of Earthy Architecture on Calhoun Square…
You’re no architect (or, maybe, you ARE!) but you sure can agree that the vibe of the architecture at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church can be summed up in one word as “earthy”. That double staircase leading up to the brick red front door with its halo of gothic windows is a fantastic photo-op! Calhoun Square and Wesley Monumental (429 Abercorn Street at the corner of Abercorn and East Gordon Streets) await your eager exploration. Now from the architecture to the history.
The Oldest Black Church in North America…
We know that every corner and crevice of Savannah is brimming with historical facts and snippets of information. What we’re about is making that history come alive. Established in 1777, the First African Baptist Church just west of City Market in Savannah. 23 Montgomery Street (at the corner of Montgomery and West Bryan Streets) marks the northwest edge of Franklin Square, and a location you won’t want to miss on your tour of Savannah. Like Monumental United, the red doors beckon. The stained glass windows will get you hoping that zoom-lens on your camera functions perfectly. In fact, maybe you want to start practicing your photography skills now!
Come See for Yourself!
To appreciate the beauty of the Savannah’s churches, you don’t have to be religious. You don’t even have to go far from Azalea Inn & Gardens to be awed by the architecture. In just a 20-minute stroll down to historic River Street from our B&B, you can experience for yourself what we’ve shared today in this B&B spotlight on our favorite city-wide sanctuaries.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today to enjoy Easter in Savannah and to explore Savannah’s Churches in the city Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”
March 13th, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson
If ya’ll were lucky, you were in Savannah during the Savannah Stopover – the first big music event of the year. Today we’re bringing you a recap of Savannah Stopover, 2013.
This Stopover recap comes with our B&B’s heavy endorsement to attend the biggest music event of the year, the upcoming Savannah Music Festival. The Savannah Music Festival is a 3-week celebration of live music in Savannah from March 20-April 6, 2013.
What is Savannah Stopover?
Savannah Stopover is an indie music festival that takes place at the beginning of March in Savannah, GA. 2013 marks Stopover’s 3rd annual year of grabbing bands from around the country who are heading to Austin, TX for SXSW. There are venues for all ages, and 21+ performances also. Basically, Stopover brings music for everyone, with almost 100 musical acts making their mark on the musical heartstrings of Savannah.
How to Make the Most of All the Live Music in Savannah During Stopover:
To make the most out of all the live music in Savannah during Stopover NEXT year (because this recap helps you realize just how awesome Stopover really is), you’ve first got to get tickets. Stopover always has a lot of pricing options. You can get day passes for a single day, check out single shows per venue or purchase passes for the whole 3-day music event in Savannah with the added option of putting yourself on the VIP list for a few extra bucks.
Secondly, you’ve got to plan your weekend because there’s SO MUCH MUSIC to see. For the marquee events of Savannah Stopover 2013 we had:
- Thurston Moore, previously of Sonic Youth, performing on Thursday night at Knights of Columbus with his current band, Chelsea Light Moving.
- of Montreal performing at what can be called the main event. Forsyth Park on Friday night was PACKED with what seemed like at least 3000 people for the free concert
Who knows what’s in store for next year’s Stopover, but mark your calendars and follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook, because we’ll be reminding you!
What Kind of Bands Play at Savannah Stopover?
Local bands, Nashville bands, New England bands and many more from around the county come to Savannah Stopover in 2013. Local bands from Savannah including The Accomplices, mumbledust and Bear Fight! played. So did some fun New England bands like Mercies and Bronze Radio Return. Nashville made its mark on the Savannah music scene by lending us The Wild Feathers and Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes. You can check out samples and bios for all the bands on the Savannah Stopover website. Almost 100 bands to choose from!
Where is the Best Place to See Live Music in Savannah
We don’t have a favorite music venue, because the best place to see live music in Savannah really depends on what live music happens where. Venues like The Sparetime, The Jepson Center, Congress Street Social Club and The Jinx along with many, many more hosted 3 nights chock full of live music in Savannah during Stopover this year.
Ok, Let’s Mark Our Calendars for the Best Live Music in Savannah!
Here’s the deal. Stopover is the greatest, for all you music lovers. Well, the greatest SO FAR this year. And let’s be serious, who ISN’T a music lover. Like Nietzsche says, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” If you didn’t make Savannah Stopover, mark your calendars for next year’s Stopover and start making your plans to attend the upcoming Savannah Music Festival, a 3-week celebration of live music in Savannah from March 20-April 6.
Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the best live music in Savannah, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”