Innkeeper Jennifer Salandi knows just what it takes to complete the alluring picture created at the Ballastone Inn, the AAA 4-Diamond, luxury bed and breakfast mansion that rivals four-star hotels in Savannah. The imposing circa-1838 mansion is furnished with antiques and Jennifer’s own lovingly assembled silver collection, plus flowers! Custom arrangements by Debbie Hall Designs give the perfect final touch to this luxurious bed-and-breakfast inn in Savannah’s historic district.
The appreciation for the floral touch doesn’t stop at the mansion inn’s threshold, either. The picturesque flower boxes that grace the Ballastone Inn are always in bloom, updated throughout the seasons. They not only beautify the premier inn, but they do their part to add to the gracious appeal of Savannah, one of the most romantic cities in America.
Many of the lavishly appointed rooms at the Ballastone treat their guests to views of the inn’s private courtyard, and patrons can even arrange to enjoy their gourmet breakfast outdoors there. The mansion’s garden courtyard is a quiet spot for discerning travelers and celebrities who visit Savannah.
The inn’s secluded courtyard in the heart of the historic district brings to mind Savannah’s legacy of secret gardens. As you walk through the living museum of Savannah, you’ll glimpse these cherished treasures through gates of sculpted wrought iron, where the sound of a trickling fountain or the scent of a tea olive hints at the tantalizing garden gems just out of sight.
Of course, Savannah boasts many beautiful public gardens as well, starting with the squares encountered on your historic district stroll. The Savannah Botanical Garden offers, among others, a superb rose garden. The Georgia coast’s mild winter climate is ideal for camellias, which bloom throughout the winter months. Ask your concierge at the Ballastone Inn for directions to the Judge Arthur Solomon Camellia Trail, home of more than 1,000 species of camellia on the grounds of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm.
Savannah is a blooming, beautiful city and the Ballastone Inn reflects it to perfection! Come visit year ‘round.