What’s more romantic than Valentine’s Day or a long Valentine’s weekend at Savannah’s renowned Ballastone Inn? ”A complimentary long-stemmed rose and free split of champagne, plus priority dinner reservations at one of the city’s finer restaurants, that’s what, according to Jennifer Salandi, owner of the Ballastone.
“Make it look like you’ve planned this for weeks and call us now because our availabilities are limited,” said Salandi. “We’ll make it a Valentine’s celebration you and your partner will never forget.
“I order the long-stemmed, large-head roses special, and pick them out myself. Then each rose is placed bedside in an antique sterling and crystal bud vase. At turndown or check in, a quality split of champagne is presented to the two of you, in addition to all the other food and beverage offerings of the Ballastone throughout the day,” said Salandi.
Salandi explains that, although many of the city’s finer restaurants are already sold out for Valentine’s, the Ballastone’s concierge can sometime “work miracles.”
“We work with all the top-rated restaurants in town, and we have special relationships with four of them, in particular. They include The Olde Pink House, Elizabeth on 37th, Alligator Soul and Circa 1875,” Salandi said.
Built in 1838, the restored luxury inn boasts a history as rich as its furnishings. Today, the Ballastone pampers well-heeled travelers who have come to expect the kind of four-star service the Ballastone Inn provides.
Located at 14 East Oglethorpe Avenue in Savannah’s historic district, the Ballastone is convenient to the best dining, shopping, and local culture that Savannah has to offer. Featuring a parlor and private bar plus 16 sumptuously outfitted bedrooms on four floors, the beautifully decorated Victorian-style mansion includes an elevator, private courtyard garden and off-street parking with 24-hour surveillance.
Salandi says her professional staff and concierge services are always working to make guests’ getaway vacations, romantic weekends and business trips a pleasure.
“We’re proud of our gourmet breakfasts and, in the afternoon, our guests enjoy high tea served in the inn’s parlor. There, they enjoy a selection of teas from Harney & Sons served on antique silver while indulging in a lovely selection of fresh scones, tea sandwiches, homemade pastries and other hors d’oeuvres, most of which are featured in our Ballastone cookbook. Offered at our private Victorian bar are seven boutique wines from a selection of elite vintners as well as complimentary port and sherry. A special selection of ice cold beer is available all day,” she added.
“We also provide free Wi-Fi in every room plus the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Savannah Morning News.”