Savannah’s incomparable beauty and world-wide reputation as a leading tourist destination make it the perfect environment for Innkeepers!  Private luxury inns of all types can be found here.  Usually, the only way to experience and compare these Inns is to book a few nights.  But no one can try them all!  So the Holiday Tour of Homes has created a special Sunday event for our guests — the “Holiday Tour of Inns.” We hope you enjoy this year’s line up!

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17Hundred90 Inn

The 17hundred90 Restaurant and Inn are housed in what were originally three separate residences.  The western part of the building was built as a duplex between 1821 and 1823 by Steel White; the smaller eastern section was built by the Powers family in 1888.  The ground level with its slate floor and soft brick walls are thought to date from a previous structure possibly destroyed in the great Savannah fire of 1820.   Original wood shingles are visible in the attic and wooden pegs and wedges holding beams in place can be found throughout the building.

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The Park Avenue Manor

The Park Avenue Manor was built in 1889 for Ms. Ellen Kelly, the Park Avenue Manor was originally designed as two townhomes featuring the Italianate style.  Ms. Kelly resided in one townhome and rented the remaining unit for income.The property opened as a Bed and Breakfast in 1997 and continues to maintain a true Victorian style and charm.

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The Inn at 909 Lincoln

The Inn at 909 Lincoln sits at the southern bookend of Historic Savannah, while the Savannah River and River Street serve as the northern end. Just two blocks east of Forsyth Park, the Inn is one and a half blocks from Johnny Mercer’s childhood home on Gwinnet Street. The Inn through guidance from Atlanta’s Historic Preservation Department (espoused under the Federal Park Department) was carefully returned to its turn of the century Victorian elegance.

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Ballastone Inn

This picture-perfect Italianate mansion (circa 1838) is on Oglethorpe Avenue near Bull Street. The soft curve of the Ballastone Inn’s festively decorated marble staircase fascinates year around. Innkeeper Jennifer Salandi extends a unique invitation to step inside Ballastone mansion, decked out in Christmas finery for the 2012 Holiday Tour of Homes. Freshly baked Christmas cookies, warm fireplaces, and the inn’s hostess — dressed in full period costume for the occasion — will welcome tour visitors to this “Grand Dame” of Savannah’s famous bed and breakfast mansions.

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Catherine Ward House Inn

The Catherine Ward House, built in 1886, is considered by many to be the best example of High Victorian Italianate Architecture in the low country and Savannah.   This Italianate carpenter house was a labor of love built by Captain Ward for Catherine, his second wife, and is a unique union of traditional Savannah architecture with the modern conveniences of the Victorian Age such as piped gas, water and indoor plumbing.

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Roussell’s Garden

This Victorian home in the heart of historic Savannah, Georgia was built for a gentleman named John Puder and his family in 1888. A lovely example of Queen Anne architecture, the home became a bed and breakfast inn in 2005 when it was purchased and lovingly restored by Bryan and Janet Roussell. This stately home, located in Savannah’s Victorian District, boasts intricate scroll brackets under the eaves, a side porch open to the gardens and decorative shingles. Guests are welcomed to Roussell’s Garden by an intricate iron fence, which once graced a Savannah Catholic cemetery.