The Ballastone Inn takes pride in the privacy afforded to all of our guests, whether they be household names or the boy next door.
But sometimes our more famous guests are kind enough to share an autographed photo with us, and when that happens, we know just where to display it – in the most private of places! If you’re a guest needing to refresh while you are on our parlor level, enjoying afternoon tea or a wine at our private bar, you’ll see what we mean.
Where, after all, do you display an autographed photo of a superstar? It just doesn’t quite fit in with the luxurious and romantic décor of any of the lavish rooms or suites at the bed-and-breakfast inn. The entry hall won’t work – why cover up the elegant Scalamandre wallpaper? And photos look jarring hanging next to antique Harper’s prints.
Innkeeper Jennifer Salandi has a wicked sense of humor to go with her infallible sense of style – that’s how the inn attains luxury without stuffiness. She has grouped the framed autographed photos (many with testimonials about their Ballastone experience) on the walls of the parlor floor powder room. That way, you can swoon in private over the likenesses of Matt Damon, Robert Redford or the late Paul Newman. Humorist Dave Barry, actor Danny Glover and comedian/actor Bill Cosby are there as well, along with several others. Of course, it’s not a complete set – some of our famous guests prefer anonymity, and we respect that even after they’ve moved along. We don’t, for example, have photos from the visit of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, nor Kevin Spacey’s extended stay during the filming of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Nor do we have autographs from the outstanding classical musicians who stay with us when performing with the Savannah Philharmonic.email@example.com | www.ballastone.com