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‘Tis the Season to Give a Gift to Remember: Plan a Trip to Savannah!

November 23, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Plan a Trip to Savannah

Gift a trip to Savannah and stay at Azalea Inn & Villas

Surprise Your Loved Ones with a Trip to Savannah!

 

As we enter into the holiday season, the time for gift giving and shopping has begun, leaving a lot of us stumped over what to give our loved ones. There is always that one individual we are continuously stressed over come the holidays. We dread shopping for the individual who is hard to buy for, so we go over the same list of requirements each year:

 

 

  • No Repeats! It must be unique.
  • It has to be something they will absolutely LOVE.
  • The element of surprise is always the best…they can’t see it coming!
  • Of course, it has to be memorable.

 

So, what is the solution? What is the perfect Christmas gift? How about a trip to Savannah and a stay at Azalea Inn & Villas? Read on to find out more about our perfect Christmas gift options.

 

Plan a Trip to Savannah

Wow your loved ones with the charm and luxury of Azalea Inn.

Give a Trip to Savannah With a Gift Certificate

Get that “wow” factor from your loved ones this Christmas with a Gift Certificate from Azalea Inn & Villas! Give us a call and we’ll set it all up for you. We include a beautiful card of the Inn, as well as a personal message from you to your loved one. We will even send it directly if you cannot deliver the certificate by hand.

 

 

Add a Special Package to Your Trip to Savannah

The gift giving does not have to stop at planning the trip! Make your trip to Savannah memorable with one of our packages. Making your way to Savannah with a girlfriend or sister? Choose our Girlfriend Getaway Package! Do you plan on surprising your significant other? Choose from our many romantic packages, featuring wonderful treats that will take your love’s breath away. Check out our packages here, or call us for more information!

 

Plan a Trip to Savannah

Make your arrangements today and give a gift to remember!

Make Your Trip to Savannah Memorable

Plan your trip to Savannah memorable by staying with us at Azalea Inn & Villas. Enjoy our beautiful city, our luxurious rooms, and delicious breakfast. Upgrade your stay with our special and romantic packages, or add one of our signature mugs, body scrubs or lotions to your stay. The possibilities are endless for your unique and extraordinary Christmas gift. Make your gift plans today!

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah Craft Beer: Hop Down to Azalea Inn & Villas and Visit the Best Beer Spots in Town

November 16, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Craft Beer

Enjoy Savannah Craft Beer when you visit the Hostess City!

Savannah Craft Beer

There are many reasons to visit Savannah, but if you are into craft beer, Savannah is definitely a city worth checking out! With so many places featuring delicious craft beer, we have narrowed it down to a handful of places, and even marked some spots on a map of downtown Savannah for our guests.

Read all about each brewery, bar, or restaurant featured below, and book your rooms for a beer tour around the Hostess City! Take brewery tours, try local Georgia beers, and more when you come enjoy Savannah Craft Beer.

 

 

Try Savannah Craft Beer at the Crystal Beer Parlor

Located on West Jones Street, the Crystal Beer Parlor is a local and visitor favorite when it comes to food and beer. Crystal Beer Parlor has been around for over 80 years now, and was one of the first American eating establishments to provide alcohol after the repeal of Prohibition. Some say that it was speakeasy during Prohibition! Check out this historical Savannah business and grab a brew and a burger! Choose from their extensive list of beers, and be sure to check out the local beers they have on tap.

 

Savannah Craft Beer

Taste local Savannah beer at South Bound Brewery!

Taste our Local Savannah Craft Beer at Southbound Brewing Co.

Southbound Brewing Company is the first production microbrewery in Savannah, Georgia. Take a tour of the brewery Wednesdays-Fridays, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, or on Saturdays from 2pm-4pm. Tours are first come, first serve and are free with a complimentary tasting. Find your perfect brew from their five beers: Scattered Sun Belgian Witbier, Secret’s Shared Wild IPA, Fade to Red Ale, Moonlight Drive Stout, and Hoplin’ IPA. Southbound Brewery offers a little taste of Savannah in a big way!

 

The Beer Growler

Do you like your beer in quantity? Well, the Beer Growler, located on Liberty Street, offers craft beers of all varieties for you to taste, enjoy, and take home in your very own growler! Some local Savannah Craft Beer can be found on their menu, so you can take home a growler of your favorite Savannah brew.

 

Savannah Craft Beer

Bring out your inner craft beer enthusiast at the Distillery!

The Distillery

The next stop on your Savannah Craft Beer tour is the Savannah Distillery Ale House, or as we call it: The Distillery. The Distillery Ale House is a true craft beer bar, as well as a restaurant, offering 21 craft beers on tap, and over 99 varieties of bottled beers! Pick your brew of choice, and select something off of their expansive menu. Beer lovers, you will not be disappointed.

 

 

 

Ampersand

Ampersand is a new bar/restaurant in town, offering delicious food and intriguing cocktail concoctions. As enticing as those options are, Ampersand also has an extensive beer list. So, after a day of shopping on Broughton Street, turn the corner onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and plant yourself at Ampersand for some good brews and food.

  

O’Connell’s Irish Pub

Looking for an authentic Irish Pub on your Savannah Craft Brew journey? Well, look no further! O’Connell’s Irish Pub is the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a nice cold brew in. Take in the Irish memorabilia while sipping on a Guinness, or…dare say…if you are tired of beer, try their Pickleback: a shot of whiskey chased with a shot of pickle brine!

 

Service Brewing Co.

Another local Savannah brewery, Service Brewing Co. is a veteran owned and operated craft brewery. Stop in and check out the process of brewing with a tour and a tasting at Service Brewing Co. Their tour times are Thursday-Friday, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and Saturdays, 2-4pm. Be sure to try their year round beers: The Ground Pounder Pale Ale and the Compass Rose IPA. Don’t miss out on their seasonal brew: the Rally Point Bohemian-style Pilsner. A portion of their revenue goes toward various charities that support service.

 

Savannah Craft Beer

Enjoy delicious burgers and beer at Green Truck Pub!

Green Truck Pub

Now, the Green Truck Pub is not located downtown, but it definitely makes our Savannah Craft Beer Tour list. The Green Truck Pub is not only home to some of the best burgers in town, but they also provide an extensive beer menu. Voted best restaurant in Savannah four years in a row, you can’t go wrong with the Green Truck Pub. Pick from their beers on tap or from the bottle and pair it with a tasty, grass-fed beef burger!

 

 

 

Local Georgia Beers to Try

While tasting around Savannah, be sure to try some Local Georgia Brews:

  • Coastal Empire Beer Co.
  • Monday Night Brewing
  • Red Brick Brewing Company
  • SweetWater Brewing Company
  • Terrapin Beer Company
  • Service Brewing Company
  • Southbound Brewing Company
  • Moon River Brewing Co.
  • Eagle Creek Brewing Company

 

 

Come to Savannah for Craft Beer and Stay at Azalea Inn

Take in Savannah with a cold glass of beer on the go, thanks to our open container policy! Stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to start you on your day of tasting. We are located in the heart of downtown Savannah, providing easy access to historical sites, tours, restaurants, bars, museums, and more! Let us know that you are interested in our beer tour map of downtown when you book your room. If you’re a lover of beer, hop (pun intended) down to Savannah for their craft brew selection. Book your rooms today!

 

Azalea Inn and Villas, 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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Celebrate Black History Month in Savannah

November 9, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Black History Month in Savannah

Celebrate Black History Month in Savannah with our Special Vacation Package!

Experience Black History Month in Savannah

Are you a history buff? Do you love to explore historic homes, monuments, and cities? Savannah has a rich past, making it an oasis for history lovers. Our history can be found in the city’s architecture, along its historic streets, within the beautiful Savannah squares, and even in the city’s culture. Black heritage and culture make up a large part of Savannah’s history, providing many avenues for exploring Black History.

Azalea Inn will be featuring a Savannah Vacation Package during the months of January and February in celebration of Black History Month. This is an offer you don’t want to miss out on!

Book a two night stay in Gentleman’s Parlor, Sweet Olive, Magnolia Place, or Forsyth Place and we will include two tickets for our favorite Black Heritage Tour and a secret map to guide you to the best Soul Food in the city!

Black History Month in Savannah

Enjoy a detailed tour of Savannah’s Black History with Day Clean Journeys!

Take a Tour For Black History Month in Savannah

Our Black History Month Vacation Package provides two tickets for one of our favorite tour groups, Day Clean Journeys. Day Clean Journeys is a company that offers 2 hour long tours filled with the detail of Savannah’s history, culture, and life.  The Day Clean African American History Tour will take you through the historic district for just $25 per person, however, if you take part in our Black History Month Package, you’ll receive two FREE tickets and we’ll do the booking for you!

Black History Month in Savannah

Stop in at the King-Tisdell Cottage, and many other great historical places to learn more about Black History in Savannah

View Live History When you Visit Savannah for Black History Month

Savannah provides ample opportunities for history buffs to explore past eras. Take a tour at the King-Tisdell Cottage, a Victorian home turned museum dedicated to preserving African American history and culture. Explore the museum’s artifacts and period furniture pieces that were standard of a coastal black residence of the 1890s. The King-Tisdell Cottage is not far from the Azalea Inn & Villas- it’s located at 514 East Huntingdon Street, just down the road! Tour Savannah’s First African Baptist Church downtown. This church was established in 1773, and is said to have ties to the Underground Railroad! Then head over to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. This museum has great historical significance as the largest African American bank in the county.

Eat Great Soul Food!

What’s better than some good Ol’ Southern Soul Food?  When you participate in our Black History Month Vacation Package, you will have access to an exclusive map with all of the best Soul Food places in Savannah! Take a break and enjoy some fabulous food when you experience Black History Month in Savannah. Shhh! Locations are top secret!

Black History Month in Savannah

Check out the amazing exhibits at the Telfair Museums!

Enjoy Black History at Savannah’s Art Museums

The Telfair Museums have wonderful exhibits taking place this year, some of which surround Black History. Come January, Savannah’s Telfair Museum will host the “Visual Blues” exhibit, which investigates the conjunction of blues and jazz music with Harlem Renaissance artists as the genre made it’s way north from the South. Check out these bright, and lively paintings, and be sure to stop in at the Jepson Museum and enjoy the Deep River installation by artist Whitfield Lovell, featuring the emotional journey to freedom.

Stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and Celebrate Black History Month

Experience Black History Month in Savannah when you stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and take part in our Savannah Vacation Special! Our city is filled with great history and so much to see, so make the most of it this January and February with our Black History Month Vacation Package. Book your rooms today and don’t miss out on this great celebration!

Symptoms and Signs You Need a Vacation: Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah at Azalea Inn & Villas

October 26, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Do These Symptoms and Signs Sound Familiar?

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

“I need a vacation! Someone kidnap me please!” -Joey

Signs & Symptoms:

  1. You’re just. So. Tired.
  2. Are you trying on your favorite vacation looks just for fun?
  3. Does your food taste bland?
  4. Is your luggage collecting dust in the back of your closet?
  5. Do you catch yourself gazing at travel magazines?
  6. You’re tired of hearing about your neighbor’s recent getaway.
  7. Is your daily routine lacking the excitement you so greatly desire?
  8. Are you overly stressed?
  9. Waking up for work causes pain. Great, unbearable pain.
  10. Does the slightest request push you over the edge?

If you answered yes to some or all of the questions above, there is only one explanation; there is only one cure: You are in desperate need of a vacation to Savannah, Georgia! Recuperate, relax and rejuvenate in Savannah at Azalea Inn & Villas.

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

Breakfast is never bland at Azalea Inn!

Enjoy an Amazing Breakfast When You Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

When you stay with us at Azalea Inn & Villas you will never taste a bland breakfast! Our promise! Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. We get our beans from Savannah Coffee Roasters with a 100% guarantee that the beans are fresh and savory. Everything we serve for breakfast is made from scratch, right down to the fluffy, warm biscuits- hot out of the oven. Would you like your breakfast in bed? Let concierge know when you call to book your room!

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

Enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep in our rooms or villas!

Refresh in Our Beautiful Rooms & Villas

Are you in desperate need of a good night’s sleep? Well, the beds at Azalea Inn offer a wonderful night’s sleep! Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah at our villas. Our beautiful rooms provide the luxury you desire. Experience a deep sleep or a catnap on our comfy beds. Our soft sheets will guarantee the rest you need. Refresh in our newly renovated bathrooms, and relax in our cozy robes with a book and a glass of champagne. You’ll never want to leave!

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah

Plan a spa day full of relaxation and rejuvenation. Watch the stress melt away!

Relax and Rejuvenate in Savannah With a Spa Day

Are you incredibly stressed? Does your back ache from hours of sitting in your desk chair? Treat yourself to a day at the spa! Allow Azalea Inn to make spa appointments for you. How does a massage or a facial sound? What about a mani/pedi? Pamper yourself on your rejuvenation vacation!  Experience luxury and relaxation at one of Savannah’s local spas.

Make Your Plans Today!

If you’re in a vacationless funk, make plans to visit the Hostess City! Dust off those suitcases, pack up your vacation outfits and hit the road! Experience beauty and luxury when you relax and rejuvenate in Savannah. Stay with us at Azalea Inn & Villas and make the most of your rejuvenation vacation.

Azalea Inn and Villas, 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 & Villas on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Dance Your Way Through Savannah: Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

October 19, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Enjoy the live music and marathon events at this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Dance Your Way Through Savannah

Do you love live music? How about running for charity? If you answered “yes” to either one, join us November 8-9 for Savannah’s annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, a marathon, and half marathon, featuring bands all around the race course. Not a runner? No problem! Dance your way around Savannah during this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon! Enjoy the live entertainment and catch some of the race along the way!

Listen to the Music

Along with the marathon, there are many fantastic bands playing this year at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Don’t miss out on a single one! You can find bands playing all along the marathon course, and some major headlining bands playing in Forsyth Park. This year, Savannah welcomes Cranford H0llow, Phillip Phillips, and Nickel Bag of Funk to the Marathon. Read on to find out more about each band and when they’ll be playing!

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Don’t miss Cranford Hollow and their Southern sound!

Don’t miss Cranford Hollow at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Cranford Hollow is the opening band for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. Featuring a blend of Southern Rock, American Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Appalachian Fiddle Music, Cranford H0llow is sure to get the crowd dancin’!  Find them at Forsyth Park, starting at 8am until 10:30am. Listen to them here.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Watch Phillip Phillips perform this year at the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon!

Feel at “Home” in Savannah with Phillip Phillips at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

You heard right! American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips, will be headlining at this year’s Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. With his hit single, “Home”, playing on the radio, Phillip Phillips has become a household name. Don’t miss his performance in Forsyth Park, taking place from 11am to 12:15pm. Listen to his music here.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Groove to Nickel Bag of Funk in Forsyth Park!

Get Your Groove On at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon with Nickel Bag of Funk

Catch Nickel Bag of Funk, the closing act of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. This local band features R&B, Hip Hop, and funk, guaranteeing a fun time! Enjoy their set in Forsyth Park starting at 12:45pm to 3pm. Listen to Nickel Bag of Funk here.

Shake, Rattle, & Roll at the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Are you participating in this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, or just coming to Savannah to enjoy the music? Whichever it may be, stay with Azalea Inn & Villas. Located right next to Forsyth Park, the Azalea Inn offers quick and easy access to the weekend’s many events. Enjoy the comfort and luxury of Savannah in our bed & breakfast… you’ll need to after hours of dancing! Make your plans to stay at Azalea Inn & Villas today.

Azalea Inn and Villas, 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 & Villas on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Savannah in the Spotlight: The Savannah Film Festival

October 12, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Film Festival

Watch unique films at SCAD’s annual Savannah Film Festival

Bring Out Your Inner Film Buff For the Savannah Film Festival:

Are you a fan of the silver screen? Do you love all that goes into film-making? Or, do you just enjoy a great movie? Well, Savannah is the place for you!  As a destination for filming, as well as home to Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah is no stranger to movie crews and film. So, pack your bags, make your plans, and buy your tickets for the Savannah Film Festival!

Lights, Camera, Action:

Founded in 1998, the Savannah Film Festival, hosted by Savannah College of Art & Design, has brought filmmakers, actors, and educators to the city for eight days of film viewings, lectures, and conferences. Each year more than 40,000 people attend the eight day Savannah Film Festival. Channel your inner film buff and enjoy the cinematic creativity from SCAD film students and award-winning professionals! There will be over 90 premiere film screenings this year, providing ample opportunities to see amazing independent films.

Savannah Film Festival

Catch unique movies, discussions with filmmakers and actors, and more!

You can find big names within many of the films that will be shown this year, and often, some of these actors, directors, and writers will be hosting Q&A sessions after screenings. Names have not been announced yet, but keep on the look out! Catch the screening of “The Homesman”, a film that tells the story of the harsh pioneer life, featuring Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep, James Spader, and Tommy Lee Jones. Or, watch the popular Benedict Cumberbatch in his intense performance as Alan Turning in “The Imitation Game.” Interested in something spooky? Well, the Savannah Film Festival will host a series call “After Dark.” This series includes thriller, supernatural, and horror genres, with screenings of “Creep”, Horns”, and “The Badabook.” Whatever genre you prefer, there are plenty of unique films this year at the festival, so don’t miss out!

Star Searching:

Keep your eyes out for famous faces! The Savannah Film Festival brings famous writers, directors, and actors to the Hostess City. Jeremy Irons,  Norman Reedus, Alec Baldwin, and Abigail Breslin are just a few actors that have received awards and discussed films with audiences at the Savannah Film Festival. Many actors have come to Savannah for this festival and to film movies, such as Forrest Gump and Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. You can find celebrities hanging out at 45 Bistro, or attending the after parties happening each night. Purchase tickets to these after parties and feel like a star on the red carpet! You’ll surely be surrounded by them!

Make Your Plans Today to Attend the Savannah Film Festival

Savannah College of Art & Design will be hosting their 16th annual Savannah Film Festival from October 25through November 1. Enjoy unique and intriguing films, star searching, and more at this year’s event. Tickets are on sale now, and are going fast, as are rooms! So, grab your tickets, and book your room at Azalea Inn & Villas for the Savannah Film Festival.

Azalea Inn and Villas, 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 & Villas on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Experience Spooks, Scares, and Fun: Visit Savannah for Halloween

October 5, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Visit Savannah for Halloween

Make plans to Visit Savannah for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween in Savannah

Once the sun sets in Savannah, head out on the town for some spooks and scares, and ultimately some fun this Halloween. Saunter down the moonlit cobblestone walkways, under the hanging Spanish moss, and watch Savannah come to life right before your eyes!

Savannah has been voted as one of the most haunted cities in America, and it’s no mystery as to why. Savannah sits on Native American burial grounds, is home to old homes and cemeteries, and has seen a yellow-fever epidemic, massive fires, hurricanes, brutal battles, and more. With such rich and intense history, the Hostess City is the perfect historical for Halloween. So, make your plans to visit Savannah for Halloween!

Visit Savannah for Halloween

Search for ghosts at the very haunted Sorrel-Weed House in Savannah

Become a True Ghost Hunter When You Visit Savannah for Halloween:

Seek your thrills at the haunted Sorrel-Weed House! Located on Harris Street, this historic home has been featured on HGTV & Syfy because of its supernatural activity. There have been multiple accounts of bodiless voices and ghostly figures seen about the home. Scared yet? Well, if you are brave enough, sign up for the professional Ghost Hunting Experience, authentic ghost hunting equipment provided, offered late October at the Sorrel-Weed House. Click here for more information.

Visit Savannah for Halloween and Participate in Crawl-O-Ween:

Want to participate in something a little less scary? Well, when you visit Savannah for Halloween, be sure to participate in the Crawl-O-Ween pub crawl, taking place October 31. Put on your best costume and enjoy strolling the streets of Savannah! Click here for more details.

Visit Savannah for Halloween

Take a ghost tour and learn all about the supernatural history of Savannah

Enjoy History, Spooks, & Scares on a Savannah Ghost Tour:

Get into the Halloween mood with a Savannah ghost tour! With so much history (and ghosts), there are plenty of haunted spots to explore around the city. Choose from a few of our favorite Ghost Tours to hear all of the spooky stories and juicy details that surround some of Savannah’s most popular haunted sites. We suggest Blue Orb walking tours, Sixth Sense Savannah ghost tours, or if you are looking for something a little more lighthearted, the Savannah Hearse Tour. Ghost tours are the perfect thing to do when you visit Savannah for Halloween!

Make Your Halloween Plans Today!

Don’t miss out on any of this spooky fun! Make your plans to visit Savannah for Halloween and stay at the Azalea Inn & Villas. We are located right in the heart of downtown Savannah, just a block over from Forsyth Park, offering quick access to all activities and Savannah’s best attractions. We look forward to see you this Halloween, so call and reserve your room today!

Azalea Inn and Villas, 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 & Villas on Facebook and Twitter, too!

A Savannah Thanksgiving: Make Plans with Azalea Inn

September 28, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Thanksgiving

Experience a wonderful meal and convivial atmosphere this Thanksgiving at the Azalea Inn

Enjoy a Savannah Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be with the ones you love, enjoying delicious food, wonderful wine, and yummy desserts! But, preparing and cooking such a big meal is hard work. Before you know it, you’re spending all your time in the kitchen and zero time with your loved ones. So, this year, make your Thanksgiving plans with the Azalea Inn, and leave the hard work to us!

Get in the Holiday Spirit during Your Savannah Thanksgiving

Take this Thanksgiving off and enjoy all that Savannah has to offer, with mild temperatures, beautiful scenery, and a few events to kick off the holiday season. Watch the Boat Parade of Lights in the Savannah Harbor, featuring live entertainment and a fireworks show. If you like musicals, catch a viewing of  “A Christmas Tradition” at the Savannah Theater, or do a little holiday shopping on Broughton Street. There is so much to do when you plan a Savannah Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving at the Azalea Inn

Make your Thanksgiving plans this year with Azalea Inn and enjoy the wonderful menu we have put together, featuring savory and fresh ingredients that we carefully chose to create a memorable, and of course, delicious meal.

Savannah Thanksgiving

Dine with the Azalea Inn for Thanksgiving

Appetizer

The evening begins with Ginger and Brie Tartlets, Smoke Salmon and Cucumber Squares, as well as Assorted Fruits, Cheeses, and Crackers. But don’t get too full on these appetizers- you still have three courses and dessert to go! Read on to find out what else is on the menu!

First Course

Our first course will feature a velvety Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Candied Pecans and Blue Cheese Crumbles. The perfect start to our Thanksgiving meal!

Second Course

Next you will enjoy Crisp Field Greens with Glazed Pecans, Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries with a Dijon Vinaigrette… how divine does that sound?

Third Course

The main course features the Traditional Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy,  Glazed Ham, Three Cheese Scalloped Potatoes, Sage Sausage Dressing, and Haricot Verts with Orange-Rosemary Gremolata. A true Thanksgiving feast with gourmet flare!

Dessert

And of course, what meal would be complete without dessert? Be sure to save room for our creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake and sinful Chocolate Walnut Tweed Torte, the finale to this scrumptious Savannah Thanksgiving!

Savannah Thanksgiving

Enjoy carefully selected wines with your meal.

But Wait! There is More!

We are so excited to have our Sommelier, Adam Dean, pair wines for our Thanksgiving feast! His pairings will put the “Cherry on the Sundae” for sure. The wines featured will be available for purchase by the bottle or the glass. We are also offering a flight of paired wines for those who want to sip just a bit of everything. For more details, please call Azalea Inn at 912-236-6080.

Join Us for Your Savannah Thanksgiving

This delicious Thanksgiving spread is served in the slow easy-going family way over three or more hours – you set the pace.  We love Thanksgiving here at Azalea Inn and would love to share it with you. The cost is only $65 per person and the wine selections are also available for purchase. November 27 is just around the corner, so call and make your plans today to stay with us for the holiday!

Azalea Inn and Villas, 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 & Villas on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Veterans Day 2014: A Celebration at Azalea Inn and Villas

September 25, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Veterans Day 2014

B&B For Vets 2010. Thank you all who are serving and have served our country.

Veterans Day 2014 at the Azalea Inn & Villas

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Veterans Day, which is an important day for our country, especially here in Savannah at the Azalea Inn & Villas. We recognize and are beyond grateful for the service of our current and former soldiers and believe in doing what we can to express our thanks.

Azalea Inn & Villas is an active member of B&B for Vets which is a nation-wide effort by bed and breakfast inn owners to honor our Vets. The initiative asks that on the eve of Veterans Day innkeepers donate one night free of charge to those that have served our country. My husband and I have been very blessed in life and so our commitment for the past five years has been to fill our 10-room inn with retired Veterans and Active Duty service members alike. We have a community of like-mind restaurateurs who have generously donated platters of delectable food for our evening reception. This year will be no different.

Veterans Day 2014

Teresa Jacobson during her service in the U.S. Army

Why Veterans Day is So Important to Us

Military Service runs deep in the backbone of my family. My mother’s dad served with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in WWI and the terrible battle at Keiberg Ridge where he lost his two best buddies. My grandfather Scott enlisted with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force at the age of 15. He was seriously injured at the battle of Vimy Ridge in Northern France following four days of bloody fighting. My own father was a career man having enlisted in the Navy at 16. Prior to the end of WWII he then enlisted in the Army-Air Corp and completed 20 more years of service as an OSI agent in the US Air Force.  My father’s sister was a WAVE serving in Washington during the early years of the war. Two of my mother’s brothers also served during the war. The next generation of these two families found 5 of my Canadian cousins (all girls) serving their country . One of my sisters gave service in the Air Force while I joined the Army. Finally, I have a nephew who is currently enlisted in the US Army.

So you see, supporting the military runs deep in my soul. Our commitment to today’s military led us to take one giant step forward in our daily lives. On Veteran’s Day 2011, we hosted three soldiers of the then Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion of Fort Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division. The bravery, courage and fortitude of these three men was the catalyst for creating “Respite and Retreat”. We provide two combat injured soldiers and a significant other a day and night at our inn, while the 3rd ID gives these soldiers a 4-day leave. The program starts with resiliency training by the company chaplain and the remainder of the leave is designed to give the soldier and family the necessary time to implement what they have learned. We have once again paired with two Savannah restaurants, The Pirates House and Leoci’s Trattoria, who provide a three-course dinner to the participants. Veterans Day is a public ceremony of thanks, we have chosen to say thank you every single month.

Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day 2014 in Savannah

Veterans Day 2014 in Savannah

In addition to our own celebration of Veterans Day 2014, Savannah will host a Veteran’s Day parade. The soldiers who stay at our inn have a short walk to enjoy the parade. It conveniently passes within sighting distance of the Inn!  History Buffs know that a walk around beautiful Savannah will lead you to a number of  war memorials. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum features historical displays and memorabilia of the United States Armed Forces. Discounts are available for military veterans and individuals currently enlisted. Entrance is Free to veterans of World War II.

Veterans Day 2014 Savannah Style

For Veterans Day 2014, we welcome soldiers and veterans to our bed & breakfast for a night of relaxation, rejuvenation, and as an overall appreciation for their service. Thank you to all of our service men and women, and to our veterans. You are dear to our hearts.

Azalea Inn and Villas, 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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A Moveable Feast: The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

September 21, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

A Savannah Moveable Feast!

A Moveable Feast, Savannah Style
While reflecting on his time in Paris, Ernest Hemingway called the city of love “a moveable feast,” or a series of memories that will always remain with him. In his memoir, titled “A Moveable Feast,” Hemingway discusses his time abroad, including many descriptions of cafés, bars, and dining experiences that he fondly remembers.

Hemingway understood that food and drink are more than simply sustenance…They are combined to yield a masterful creation to enjoy, and that is exactly what the Savannah Food & Wine Festival seeks to achieve through a week long “moveable feast” in the Hostess City.

Wine & Dine Your Way Through The Savannah Food & Wine Festival
Who doesn’t enjoy an amazing meal accompanied by a delectable glass of wine? Well, Savannah certainly knows a thing or two about pairing great wine and delicious food… that’s why we have a week dedicated to the duo! The Savannah Food & Wine Festival will host events throughout the week of November 10-16. We don’t want you to miss out on a single one, so here is a list of food & wine events taking place during the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Wine & dine surrounded by the beauty of Savannah

November 10-Kick-off the Festivities at the Bethesda Farm to Table Dinner
Join the Savannah Food & Wine Festival kick-off at Bethesda Academy. Experience the expertise of several masterful Chefs and a Master Sommelier from the Savannah area as they prepare and serve a one of a kind meal with fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy the romance of the scenery featuring marsh, tall oaks, and swaying Spanish moss from the tented dining room. Feel free to take a tour of Bethesda’s chapel, museum, and historic grounds. This is an opportunity you certainly do not want to miss!

November 11-Begin the Master Class Series
Have you always wanted to know how to cook food from Spain? Well, now is your chance to learn! Starting Tuesday, November 11 through Thursday, November 13 , the Savannah Food & Wine Festival will begin their Master Class Series taking place at the Mansion on Forsyth. Learn from Chef Kate Button’s class, “Spain for the Holidays,” on Tuesday. Or Sample various wines from Spain & Portugal at a “Taste of Iberia” with Master Sommelier, Robert Jones on Wednesday. On Thursday choose a class with Chef and author Virginia Willis, or Chef Nico Romo, or take both! For more information on classes, tickets and times, click here.

November 12-Discuss & Dine with the Chefs at the Celebrity Chef Tour
On Wednesday, November 12, join multiple award-winning chefs at the James Beard Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour. Meet chefs from all over Georgia, as well as from right here in Savannah. The Celebrity Chef Tour is a night of combining supreme culinary talent to create an amazing culinary experience. Each meal will be carefully paired with specific wine, as prepared by the Master Sommelier. Proceeds will go to the James Beard Foundation.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Bring out your inner Master of Wine.

November 13-Calling All Wine & BBQ Lovers!
For all the wine lovers out there, this event is specifically tailored to you! The Grand Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction is located at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Taste the best of the best with wines specifically chosen for a one of a kind wine experience. We’ll drink to that! This is a popular event, so get your tickets NOW! Also, taking place at the Westin Savannah Harbor Gold Resort & Spa is Le Grand Cochon, a Heritage Hog Roasting experience with some of the best pit masters showcasing their best BBQ recipes.

November 14-Participate in the Olde World Wine & Dine Experience
Start the evening with the Candlelight Home Tour, and end on a delicious note at the The Brice for the Olde World Wine & Dine Experience. Enjoy carefully selected wines, paired with each dish concocted by the Pacci Italian Kitchen & Bar at the Brice. The Savannah Food & Wine Festival hopes to combine the historical significance of Savannah, and a world class dining experience into an educational and delightful evening!

November 14- Eat & Drink Your Way Through the River Street Stroll
Also taking place on Friday, November 14, the River Street Stroll provides a chance to enjoy a walk up and down the scenic and historic River Street while enjoying wine and beer tastings, along with tasty food! Combine this event with the Riverboat Wine & Dinner Cruise for an evening filled with wonderful spirits and food!

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Enjoy a Taste of Savannah

November 15- Don’t Miss the Main Event: A Taste of Savannah
Now, this event is certainly a moveable feast! Taking place from Ellis Square to Johnson Square, A Taste of Savannah features educational courses, food, drinks, and more, providing a full day dedicated to celebrating Savannah and food! But, don’t get too full at the Taste of Savannah…move this feast to the Winery Cellar Dinner later that evening, located at the Westin, featuring three celebrity chefs and winemakers for an evening of unforgettable food and wine.

November 16- The Grand Finale
If you still have room for another bite, join the Savannah Food & Wine Festival for the Jazz & Bubbles Brunch. Taste champagne to the sounds of smooth jazz and dine on a Savannah-Style brunch prepared by the AquaStar at the Westin. Cheers to the Savannah Food & Wine Festival!

Experience Every Bite of Savannah
Are you ready to participate in this grand food adventure? Get your Festival tickets and call the Azalea Inn & Villas to book your room. This is a popular event, so don’t hesitate! Tickets and rooms are going quickly, so make your reservations today and experience the best at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival.

 

Azalea Inn and Villas, 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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