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Calling All Book Lovers: Savannah Book Festival

January 11, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Book Festival

Don’t miss out on your favorite authors this year at the Savannah Book Festival

Calling All Book Lovers: Savannah Book Festival

Savannah is the perfect getaway for book lovers. The historic walks, enchanting homes, and romantic tall oaks with hanging Spanish moss make the city seem like its right out of a novel, each with their own unique story to tell. Filled with charm and elegance, Savannah has often been the subject of books of all kinds! Experience this fairytale city during Savannah’s annual Book Festival, featuring many wonderful authors, lectures, book signings and more! Make plans to attend the Savannah Book Festival today!




Savannah Book Festival

Take in our enchanting city in between book signings and lectures. Maybe the scenery will inspire you to write!

Savannah Book Festival Speakers & Events

This year, the Savannah Book Festival will feature 40 writers this year, with a few celebrity writers scheduled to speak at lectures and host book signings. If you’re an avid reader, then there are some lectures you might not want to miss out on!






Kicking off the Savannah Book Festival, Janet Evanovich will be speaking Thursday, February 12. On Friday, February 13, be sure to check out the lecture by P.J. O’Rourke, and on Sunday, February 15, don’t miss the Anne Rice lecture! All of these talks and book signings will take place at the Trustees Theater. Click here for more information on times and tickets.


All day Saturday, be sure to check out the Author Signings and Book sales taking place in Telfair Square. Mosey around the beautiful Savannah square and go on a book-shopping spree!



Savannah Book Festival

Plan a book-worthy getaway to Savannah, and stay at Azalea Inn.

Make Plans for the Savannah Book Festival Today!

If you love to read, fall in love with Savannah during this year’s Savannah Book Festival. Plan your storybook getaway to Savannah with Azalea Inn & Villas. Start your days with a sit-down breakfast, and end the night with a delicious homemade dessert. Drift to sleep in our enchanting and luxurious rooms, providing ample rest for the next day’s activities. Don’t miss out on this year’s Savannah Book Festival! Make your plans today!


Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Start the New Year By Planning a Savannah Vacation at Azalea Inn & Villas

December 28, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Vacation

Start the New Year off right with a Savannah Vacation!

Plan a Savannah Vacation

2014 was a busy and exciting year for Azalea Inn. We have watched our Bed and Breakfast evolve over the past twelve months, and we are very excited for the direction Azalea Inn & Villas is going in. We are especially excited for our brand new Azalea Villas. These spacious, and newly renovated villas provide the perfect getaway for upcoming events, such as St. Patrick’s Day and Valentines Day, or even for a relaxing vacation. So, what are you waiting for? Start the New Year by planning a Savannah Vacation at Azalea Inn & Villas!



Our New Villas

We welcome 2015 at Azalea Inn with our newest additions! This past year, Azalea Inn has opened three new, beautiful Villas next door. Freshly renovated, with state-of-the-art appliances, these new Villas are the perfect place for a Savannah Vacation.


Savannah Vacation

Enjoy the beautiful Candler Oak Villa during your Savannah Vacation

Book a trip to Savannah with family and/or friends and stay in Candler Oak, our largest Villa. With two beautiful bedrooms, an inviting living room area, pullout couch, and gorgeous kitchen, this Villa is comfortable enough for five people! Have a big group for St. Patrick’s Day? Book now!






Savannah Vacation

Rest in the luxurious bedroom found in the Spanish Moss Villa

Have only two-four people in your party, or need more space? Rent our second Villa, Spanish Moss, located directly across the hall from our first villa. Spanish Moss features one King bedroom, with a pullout couch, and an expansive covered porch- just perfect for sipping drinks on during the sultry summer months, or unwinding after a long day walking around the city.





Savannah Vacation

Plan a romantic rendezvous in Midnight Garden Villa with your beloved for Valentine’s Day!

Our final Villa is Midnight Garden, located in the upstairs carriage house. A cozy getaway, Midnight Garden offers a spacious living room, a well-appointed galley kitchen, a walk-in shower for two, and an enchanting Queen bedroom. Midnight Garden Villa is perfect for a couple’s getaway….with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, make your plans today!






Plan a Savannah Vacation for Valentine’s Day

Looking for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day? A Savannah Vacation is exactly what you need! Book one of our luxurious rooms at the Inn or even one of our stunning new Villas! Enjoy relaxing one on one time with your beloved at our Bed and Breakfast, and create a special memory by choosing from one of our many romantic packages. Nothing says, “I love you,” like roses, champagne, and chocolate covered strawberries! Rooms are going quickly, so make your plans today!





Savannah Vacation

Celebrate Irish Heritage in Savannah! Book your rooms now! They’ll be going quick!

Plan a Savannah Vacation for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Savannah, and we are proud to have the third largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the United States. With that being said, this is an event you definitely do not want to miss. Stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and enjoy direct access to the parade route. Bring out your inner Irish and dress head to toe in green. On this day in Savannah, everyone is Irish! So, make plans as soon as possible and be a part of the Savannah festivities this St. Patrick’s Day!




Savannah Park

Celebrate this New Year by planning a Savannah Vacation!

New Year, New Plans

Start the New Year off right by making plans for a Savannah Vacation! Whether you are planning a romantic rendezvous with your significant other for Valentine’s Day, coming down to paint the town green for St. Patrick’s Day, or just looking for a relaxing and memorable vacation, Savannah is the place for you! Enjoy our luxurious rooms & villas, our scrumptious breakfasts, and other wonderful amenities when you stay with Azalea Inn & Villas. Make your 2015 travel plans today!


Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Dine With the Best During Savannah Restaurant Week

December 14, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Restaurant Week

Make plans to visit Savannah during Savannah Restaurant Week!

Calling All Foodies to Savannah for Restaurant Week!

Are you a self-proclaimed foodie? Do you enjoy trying new and exciting dishes? Well, Savannah is the place for you! With so much to offer in its local cuisine, Savannah is a foodie’s paradise. Make plans to attend Savannah Restaurant Week!


Enjoy Savannah’s Local Cuisine During Savannah Restaurant Week

Home to various restaurants, Savannah boasts an eclectic palate guaranteed to meet your taste.  Many of Savannah’s best restaurants provide fresh seafood, local and seasonal produce, and amazing dishes that are sure to impress. With so many great places to dine, are you worried you won’t hit the best places? Well, look no further…

Starting January 23 and lasting through February 1, dine with Savannah’s best during restaurant week! Participate in a celebration of Savannah’s finest restaurants! Twenty-six Savannah restaurants will offer a spectacular 3-course dinner menu for $30 per person. Find more information and a list of all restaurants participating in this year’s Restaurant Week here.

Savannah Restaurant Week

One of our many favorites from 45 Bistro.

Azalea Inn’s Favorite Savannah Restaurant Week Participants

There are so many wonderful restaurants participating in this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week, but we have a few favorites here at Azalea Inn that we are excited to see on the list of restaurants.

  • Alligator Soul- This gourmet Southern restaurant is the perfect combination of sass and class! Enjoy the cool ambiance and amazing culinary display during this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week.
  • Garibaldi’s- A long time Savannah favorite, Garibaldi’s provides an elegant setting with an even more elegant culinary flare to its dishes. Don’t miss out on this spot during Restaurant Week.
  • Leoci’s Trattoria- Located right next to Azalea Inn, this is the perfect place to start your journey during Savannah Restaurant Week! Taste their delicious and fresh Italian cuisine. We recommend their wonderful olives!
  • 45 Bistro- A long time favorite of Azalea Inn, 45 Bistro never disappoints! We can’t wait to see what this top Savannah restaurant has in store for Restaurant Week!
  • Vic’s on the River- A Savannah staple, Vic’s on the River is located on Bay St, overlooking the beautiful Savannah River. While you’re there participating in Savannah Restaurant Week, make sure you ask to see their map from the Civil War!


Make Your Plans For Savannah Restaurant Week Today!

Savannah Restaurant Week is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on, especially if you consider yourself a foodie! Make your plans today with Azalea Inn and enjoy the best of Savannah’s restaurants. When booking, let us know that you are participating in Savannah Restaurant Week and we will be happy to make all of your reservations. So, bring your appetite and enjoy Savannah’s Restaurant Week! Bon Appetit!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!



Spend Christmas with the Innkeepers: A Savannah Christmas

December 9, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Christmas

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas dinner with the Innkeepers at Azalea Inn

Enjoy Christmas Dinner at Azalea Inn

Each year, we love to put on a lavish and, of course, delicious Christmas dinner for our guests. We work hard to create a scrumptious menu, with each course carefully decided and paired with a special wine. Enjoy a Savannah Christmas with us at Azalea Inn!

Christmas Dinner 2014

A Savannah Christmas is not complete without an outstanding Christmas meal, so we have prepared a menu to “wow” our guests! A four-course meal will be prepared, starting with appetizers, but don’t get too full too quickly! You won’t want to miss out on a single bite!


First Course

Enjoy our first course: Radicchio and Arugula Salad with Dates, Hazelnuts, and Feta. A perfect start to a Savannah Christmas dinner!


Second Course

Save room for this savory second course… We will be serving a White Root Vegetable Soup with Thyme Butter. Yum!


Main Course

Enjoy Pork Roast with Winter Fruits and Port Sauce, Potatoes and Celery Root Mash, Roasted Baby Carrots, and Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Dried-Cherry Vinaigrette for the main course of your Savannah Christmas dinner.


End your Savannah Christmas dinner on a sweet note with our delectable desserts. Choose between our Tuxedo Banana Pudding and the Italian Strawberry-Rhubarb Crostata, or just have both!


Savannah Christmas

Make you Christmas Plans with us today!

Enjoy a Savannah Christmas at Azalea Inn

Plan a Savannah Christmas at Azalea Inn and enjoy our luxurious amenities and delightful Christmas dinner. Call today, request Christmas dinner with the Innkeepers, and enjoy a relaxing and memorable Christmas in Savannah. Book your rooms today!




Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Room Feature: Gentleman’s Parlor, A Tranquil Savannah Getaway

November 30, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Getaway

Unwind and rest in Gentleman’s Parlor during your relaxing Savannah Getaway.

A Tranquil Savannah Getaway

The holidays are here, and they are without a doubt, a stressful time. Between cooking, shopping, and hosting family and friends, we often need some time to regroup after all of the holiday hustle and bustle. What is more perfect than a peaceful Savannah getaway? Book our Gentleman’s Parlor room and enjoy a tranquil and restful stay in Savannah.





Savannah Getaway

Rest by the cozy fire in Gentleman’s Parlor and feel the stress of the holidays melt away!

Rest & Relax During Your Savannah Getaway in Gentleman’s Parlor

Feel the stress start to melt away as we welcome you to Azalea Inn & Villas with a glass of champagne. Check into Gentleman’s Parlor and feel immediately at peace with the serene vibe, created by the cool colors and Asian-style that decorates the room. Take a stroll about the city and come back to your room to refresh in the Shoji screen-enclosed walk-in shower for two, slip into an Azalea Inn signature robe, and turn on the vintage hand-carved fireplace in your room. It’s just what you need after a busy holiday season!

Stay in Gentleman’s Parlor during your Savannah Getaway and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep on our luxurious and cozy beds. Drift off into a sweet slumber between our softest sheets, and awake in the morning to a fresh brewed cup of Savannah coffee and a homemade breakfast. You’ll feel like you’re in heaven!


Savannah Getaway

Plan your tranquil Savannah Getaway today!

Book Your Savannah Getaway in Gentleman’s Parlor Today!

Already overwhelmed by the holidays? Then book your room today for your relaxing Savannah getaway in our lovely and tranquil Gentleman’s Parlor Room. It is just what you need to unwind and refresh after the busy holiday season. See you soon!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

Thanks for reading. Don’t forget to follow Azalea Inn & Gardens on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Select Registry’s Distinguished Inns of North America Chooses Azalea Inn and Gardens

March 3, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson


Select Registry adds Azalea Inn & Gardens to elite register

Azalea Inn & Gardens Selected as Savannah's 2012 Select Registry Inn

Select Registry is a collection of nearly 400 of the “finest country inns, B&Bs, and unique small hotels” on the continent, from California to Nova Scotia. Yesterday we were overjoyed to hear that these distinguished inns of North American chose Azalea Inn and Gardens for membership in this exclusive enclave – the very best the Travel industry has to offer! The official announcement will be in a few days, but we wanted to share this precious accolade of hard work with the people who helped us to grow – our guests who provided invaluable feedback and encouragement over the past nearly seven years. 

The journey began in 2001, though we really didn’t know at the time that we were being led here. Our first visit mesmerized us and we chose Savannah for our honeymoon in 2002 and we realized that 5 days were not and would never be enough. We returned yearly, several times a year, and always stayed in our “honeymoon” inn, and in 2005 we bought her – Azalea Inn – and in honor of Jake’s passion – we added “& Gardens” to her name.  We lacked many basic “innkeeper” skills but we did share a passion for food and wine, and I had (and still have) my Irish-rooted “gift of gab.” This city, this inn, seemed heaven made for us, and is truly the most delightful job I have held in my more than 40 years in the workforce.

We joined several Innkeeping groups as we grew into our jobs, the best of which hosts a yearly conference where I continue to learn and grown. Jay Karen, the leader of this group, Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII), encouraged me to join the elite group of Select Registry, and for more than two years I hemmed and hawed; were we ready?

Finally, on February 1, 2012, I spoke with Carol Riggs of Select Registry, asked questions, and made the leap – We Want to be Members! The first step is an exceedingly rigorous inspection which would be conducted within the next three to four weeks. You don’t know who the inspectors are until they check out – and though initially it seemed a bit scary – I would not have filed the application if I doubted our ability to pass this rigorous 200-point inspection – and besides I had at least two weeks to finish our winter “repair and replenish” list. Understanding that you must have a minimum of 175 points to be considered made me a bit queasy, but we plunged ahead with our plans. If you look at our Facebook page you will see some of the undertakings we planned and accomplished in January and February.

February 5 started out like any other Sunday at the inn – I prepped breakfast, bantered and teased with the guests, and cleared the table. My last check-out of the day handed me back our parting gift with the heavy words “I’m Rich with Quality Consultants for Select Registry.” I leaned over and began hyper-ventilating and laughing somewhat hysterically.  He gave us 180 points, a list of suggestions to enhance your experience at our inn, and wished us good luck – apparently the Board has to like us too!

Once again, thank you guests, thank you friends, thank you guests who have become friends – we love how you have helped us grow. If you have not yet experienced a Select Registry property, Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, is one of only two properties in this beautiful city of Savannah.

Call us today at 800.582.3823 or reserve online by clicking here and begin experiencing what Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City” (July 2011).