History Comes Alive at Savannah's President's Quarters Inn

by Marti Mayne / May 17, 2009 / 0 comments

More of Intelligent, Simple, Exquisite Savannah from the Story-rich Historic Inn of The Presidents' Quarters  

Responding to the notion that the modern thinking traveler wants individuality -- and for things to be simple and intelligent -- one historic southern inn takes full advantage of a rich legacy and Savannah's charming surroundings.  "Guests are fascinated with Savannah's living history, paired with great southern food, world-class architecture, today's hip art community, and a tapestry of diverse cultures," shares marketing executive Sandy Traub.  "It sounds like a rich gumbo of yesterday and tomorrow, and it truly is!"  

"Why be part of the masses when one can savor Savannah's charm and history, uniquely, through storied, on-topic introductions," shares the passionate marketer.  The Presidents' Quarters Inn launched its custom walking tours with Orlando Montoya, a popular Savannah-based public radio broadcaster, on Mother's Day weekend 2009.  "I've had the privilege of covering Savannah as the local news producer for public radio.  During this time, I've interviewed hundreds of people for stories on the city's arts, news and culture.  I'm pleased to put this knowledge to work for guests of The Presidents' Quarters Inn on this Mother's Day walking tour," shares the engaging Mr. Montoya.

"Of course, you can't escape Savannah's beauty and certainly that will be on show as well: the Colonial town plan, our mighty oaks, colorful flowers and the vibrant, living history that Savannah is creating every day," shares Mr. Montoya.   The Inn's Mother's Day walking tour on Saturday, May 9, 2009, highlighted the formidable women who have played and are playing a role in Savannah's past and present.  Developed exclusively for the inn's guests, the guided walk connected guests of The Presidents' Quarters Inn with a few of the 23 Presidents -- as well as a future First Lady -- whom Savannah has hosted.

Prominent on the tour will be Mary Telfair (benefactor of the Telfair Museum of Art), Juliette Gordon Low (founder of Girl Scouts), Susie King Taylor (an African-American, CivilWar Contemporary), Paula Wallace (co-founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design), Paula Deen (celebrity southern chef on Food Network), Diane Lesko (Telfair art director who shepherded the $24.5 million Jepson Center into existence), and U.S. presidents George Washington, William Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. "We will customize and repeat the tours, based on the interests of our guests," concludes Ms. Traub.  

Savannah, called a living museum, remains a top-choice destination that is often in the limelight of national and international publications --

"Top 10 Trips to Reboot Your Life" - Out Magazine, May 2009
"Top 25 City for the Arts" - American Style Magazine, May 2009
"Award of Excellence" - Corporate & Incentives Magazine, March 2009
"Top Destination Award" - Facilities & Destinations Magazine, March 2009
"15 Coolest Cities in North America" - MSN.com, February 2009
"Best Romantic Getaway" - Travel + Leisure Magazine, February 2009
"Best Southern City" - Southern Living Magazine, January 2009
"Top 10 American Travel Destination" - Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, August 2008
"Top 10 Cities in the US and Canada" - Travel + Leisure Magazine, July 2008
"Gold Service Award" - Meetings & Conventions Magazine, July 2008
"50 Great Cities to Visit in America" - London Daily Telegraph, March 2008

The Presidents' Quarters Inn (Presidents' Quarters Bed and Breakfast), 225 East President Street (I-16 to Liberty St, right on Liberty, left on Abercorn St, right on York St), 413-774-5587, checkin: 3:00 PM; checkout: 11:00 AM.

A prominent Oglethorpe Square historic inn (circa 1855), with 16 overly-spacious guest rooms in the theater center of the downtown Savannah Historic District. Private off-street parking, nightly turn-down, afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres, bedtime cordial, and delightful breakfast. Email info [at] presidentsquarters.com; presidentsquarters.com



Marti Mayne is the B&B Editor for Wandering Educators