Ballastone Inn, Bed and Breakfast

Let’s hear it for beautiful music in Savannah!

Pianist Yejin Noh originally from South Korea guest soloist for Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra'sopening night September 8, 2012

Pianist Yejin Noh, originally from South Korea, guest soloist for opening night, September 8, 2012

The Ballastone Inn in Savannah, Georgia, loves beautiful. You can tell that in an instant, just by peeking through the iron gate to our green-and-growing courtyard in or looking through any of our elegantly appointed rooms.

But beauty comes in more forms than visual, and that’s why the Ballastone is proud to be a supporter of the Savannah Philharmonic, bringing beautiful music to Savannah.

If you are a Ballastone guest in the days leading up to any of the eight large or four intimate concerts that make up the Savannah Philharmonic’s 2012-2013 season, you might find yourself sharing afternoon tea or a late-night cordial with some of the world’s most talented classical musicians. The Ballastone is proud to be a lodging sponsor for the Philharmonic, and many of its touring guest performers stay with us. Continue reading

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Living Large with Living Social at Savannah’s Ballastone Inn

British Tea time at Ballastone Inn Savannah GA USA

Afternoon Tea, a tradition at the luxurious Ballastone Inn in Savannah.

Savannah, GA  July 31, 2012 – Living large is easier than ever at the Ballastone Inn, chosen year after year as Savannah’s Most Romantic Inn and its Best Bed and Breakfast, says owner Jennifer Salandi.

Salandi has partnered with Living Social to offer two nights for loving couples in a deluxe room for $274 or a suite or junior suite at $375, regularly valued at $548 and $750, respectively. Available since July 30, only a limited number of the specially priced packages are still available for purchase online through August 8 at Continue reading

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Ballastone Inn in Savannah Provides for Life’s Special Moments

Champagne and roses in romantic Savannah hotel room. Photo (c) Ballastone Inn / Nancy Heffernan

A Champagne toast to the finer things in life!

Some occasions simply demand something sparkling and cool.

The elegant and historic Ballastone Inn has hosted many of those occasions: small, intimate weddings; honeymoons in romantic Savannah; anniversaries that celebrate the maturing of a beautiful marriage; the launch of a much-awaited retirement; the list goes on and on. But well-chilled bubbles to tickle the nose don’t have to be reserved for red-letter days.

After all, if you’re vacationing in Savannah at the Ballastone, you already have something to celebrate! Continue reading

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Press Release: As Long, Hot Summer Cools, Don’t Miss Specials at Savannah’s Historic Ballastone Inn

Ballastone Inn’s best summer vacation rates are available Monday through Thursday through August 2012. Go to, email to or call 912/236-1484 or 800/822-4553 for availability and more information.  

Bed Breakfast luxury Savannah GA | Photo (c) Ballastone Inn

Ballastone Inn's Parlor

Savannah, GA July 17, 2012 – Now that the long, hot summer is turning a tad cooler, reward yourself by spending a few days at Savannah’s Ballastone Inn before the summer specials run out, suggests Jennifer Salandi, owner of the four-star bed and breakfast chosen year after year as Savannah’s Most Romantic Inn and its Best Bed and Breakfast.

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Savannah Grown-ups Do Tybee Island Beach

Beach vacation chairs. Licensed Photo © Bill Greenan via

Get away in summer to Tybee Island Beach!

Ah, the beach! It’s part of a summer vacation, and Savannah is lucky that Tybee Island’s beach is nearby. Your summer travel plans may have been built around the history, culture and attractions of Savannah – but who wouldn’t want to dip their toes in the Atlantic while they’re here?

Fortunately, you can have the best of both worlds. Hop into your car after your gourmet breakfast at the Ballastone and set out for the beach – it’s only minutes away. Tybee’s beaches haven’t been fenced in by high-rises or run-away development.  Stroll on the pier, which was built as part of Georgia’s Olympic legacy (Savannah hosted the yachting events when the Olympics were in Atlanta in 1996.) Wade in the surf and watch shrimp boats and dolphin, all close in to the shore. Read under a beach umbrella or people-watch Tybee’s vibrant crowds. In short, have a beachy good time. Continue reading

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American Express Travels to Savannah and It Liked What It Saw!

Departures AMEX magazine cover July 2012 featuring Savannah Georgia SCAD and Ballastone Inn Georgia bed and breakfast

Departures magazine's special issue, Travels in America (July / August 2012) features Savannah, Georgia USA

DEPARTURES, the venerable charge card company’s magazine for its traveling American Express cardholders, has included Savannah in its latest edition. Prominently displayed are brief but positive blurbs about staying, shopping and dining in the Hostess City. Mentions range from the classic (Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room) to the trendy (Local 11Ten), with shopping destinations from the Paris Market to Arc.

The Ballastone Inn is proud to be one of only two Savannah lodging facilities singled out for mention in the AMEX publication. The article mentions the refurbished mansion, its courtyard and its gourmet breakfast, along with the attentive staff that is a long-established Ballastone hallmark. There’s even (blush!) a passing mention of the titillating era of the elegant mansion’s long history.

For more information –

Ballastone Inn
Luxury Georgia inn bed and breakfast mansion in Landmark Savannah Historic District
14 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA USA 31401
(912) 236-1484 | (800) 822-4553 | Fax (912) 236-4626 |
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The Wines of Summer at Ballastone Inn, Savannah Georgia

B&B Wine bar in private Savannah GA wine and hotel bar bed and breakfast for summer vacations

Private wine bar, exclusive to Ballastone Inn guests

You know it’s summer in Savannah when the weather gets balmy, summer specials make weekday stays at the Ballastone bed and breakfast more affordable – and guests in the Ballastone’s private bar start ordering white wines more often than red.

Angela Zambito is the wine purveyor who keeps that antique bar on the Ballastone’s parlor floor stocked. And she says when the wardrobe turns to strapless and sandals, white wines take the forefront. Continue reading

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Summer Means More for Less at Ballastone Inn in Savannah GA

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Ask about summer vacation deal at Ballastone Inn mansion, a 16-room boutique hotel with breakfast.

Guests always get more at the Ballastone in Savannah, Georgia USA. If you have not been here, summer of 2012 is the best time to enjoy the beautiful weather, and take full advantage of our Savannah mansion inn’s unbeatable seasonal value.

The summer vacation rates posted on our online reservation system are far lower than Georgia inn or Savannah hotel discount booking engines, so call or check out first – 800 / 822-4553. Continue reading

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From Ballastone Inn: A Southern Lesson in Keeping Cool in the American South

Stay in Savannah at Ballastone Inn's mansion with private bar in the American south USA Savannah GA | Photo (c) Ballastone Inn / Roger Kirby

At the private bar at this GA inn, Ballastone Inn's guests enjoy cool fruit-infused refreshment, southern sweet tea, fine wines and craft brew beer.

Southerners have mastered the art of staying cool in the summer, and hospitality demands we share that art with our guests! The Ballastone Inn is the quintessential Southern lodging, so who better to teach visitors our climate coping tricks?

First of all, check out the Ballastone’s architecture. Those thick walls and high ceilings are there for a reason – they kept the earlier, pre-air-conditioning residents cool in summer since 1838! Of course today’s indoor temperatures are tamed by technology, complete with individual controls in each guestroom, but our ancestors knew a thing or two about keeping their cool. (By the way, the garden level rooms are naturally cooler and access the wonderful courtyard directly.) Continue reading

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Timeless Beauty, Tasty Pancake Recipe: Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine Features The Ballastone Inn

Savannah luxury inn's bed and breakfast recipe featured in Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine - May June 2012

Ballastone Inn in Landmark Savannah Historic District featured in May / June 2012 issue.

SAVANNAH Georgia (April 26, 2012) — Guests at Savannah’s famous and fabulous Ballastone Inn long ago discovered that they could get the recipes behind their favorite gourmet breakfast dishes just by asking. A wider audience learned how to make the inn’s Orange Ricotta Pancakes in the May/June (2012) edition of Cooking with Paula Deen Magazine, the signature periodical of the famous Savannah cook and entrepreneur. The publication is on newsstands this week and will be on display through June 18, 2012.

On the heels of that breakfast recipe treat for the cooking public comes the news that the Ballastone is at work on its own cookbook, which will be available early this summer. Innkeeper Jennifer Salandi isn’t ready to release many details yet, but the cookbook will feature the inn’s most popular breakfast dishes, along with the treats that make the afternoon tea so special and the savory hors d’oeuvres served in the inn’s private bar each evening. Continue reading

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