The Eliza Thompson House

Saturday, September 17, 2016
When our Georgia friends Andrew and Ashton got engaged last fall, I immediately knew that a trip to Savannah was in our future. I first visited Savannah, GA, with my mom, high school friend Jenna, and her mom, Jeanne, in April 2013 and I fell in love with the slow Southern drawls, the Spanish moss that dripped off the trees, and the charm that's simply Savannah. Mike loves the South, exploring cities by foot, and a good classic cocktail, so I knew he'd fall in love with Savannah, too.

A huge highlight of our trip was where we stayed. I have never been so happy with a hotel. It seriously exceeded my expectations. I knew I wanted to stay somewhere that was truly 'Savannah' when were were there and this place really delivered. There are so many historic homes that have been turned into bed and breakfasts in Savannah. In 2013 we stayed in such a charming place -  I knew that Savannah was not a place you go to and stay at a Holiday Inn or Marriott.

At the entrance of our lovely bed and breakfast, The Eliza Thompson House

I really can't say enough about the bed and breakfast that we stayed at. The Eliza Thompson House was everything I wanted in our Savannah stay and more. I wanted to stay somewhere historic, charming and close to all the sites we wanted to walk to. It was perfect.

Located at the corner of Jones and Bull Streets, it was the ideal spot for walking to all the squares, River Street, and City Market. Bull Street is a main street, filled with lots of shops and restaurants, and Jones is filled with beautiful homes and buildings. In fact, Southern Living magazine called Jones Street the most beautiful street in Savannah.
Loved this charming Savannah bed and breakfast! So perfect. 

Our room looked out to the courtyard. Loved hearing the fountain as we woke up.

Upon arriving, the manager of the Eliza Thompson House greeted us and encouraged us to take her parking spot since we were only in town for two days - helping us avoid purchasing a parking permit. Talk about Southern Hospitality! Our room looked out to the beautiful private courtyard which was filled with fountains. We enjoyed our Southern breakfast in the courtyard both mornings we were there. I loved looking up to the Spanish moss draped off the trees above.

Spanish Moss drips from the trees in Savannah!

Each evening at our bed and breakfast they served a wonderful 'wine time' with cheese, crackers, appetizers and wines. We enjoyed grabbing a glass of wine both evenings we were there, and visiting with other guests.  Later in the evening they provided desserts and coffee which was so fun!

Wine time at Eliza Thompson House

Mike in the courtyard - so beautiful! I took this photo from our room's doorway.

The traditional Southern breakfast served each morning was incredible. So incredible that my shorts were a little more snug when I left. Let's just say my life was changed by buttery, delicious Southern grits. And biscuits. And casseroles. And potatoes. It was so good. But let's go back to those grits....

The front room of the Eliza Thompson House. Great spot to sit with some wine and cheese!

If you're headed to Savannah, you won't find a better place to stay! It was truly wonderful, and I hated to leave. Fantastic location, beautiful rooms and courtyard, and I loved the perks of having complimentary wine, desserts and breakfasts. I'm still dreaming of those grits...

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