412 East Taylor Street 'Pied a Terre'

412 East Taylor Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Innkeeper(s): Bill & Isabel Stuebe

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  • Summary

    Literary Connection

    412 East Taylor “Pied à Terre” offers all the comforts of home and the distinction of being part of a seminal Savannah read.

    When choosing where to stay in a city you’re visiting, do you steer clear of nondescript hotels and look for something unique? How about a location right out of a bestseller. At the 412 East Taylor “Pied à Terre” you’d be stepping into the carriage house mentioned in Midnight Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.

    Accessed through its own private garden entrance, on the first floor you’ll find a living room furnished with antiques, a sofa bed, cable TV, and dining area; along with a full kitchen and powder room. The kitchen is not only stocked for breakfast and snacks with orange juice, fruit, cereal, muffins, coffee, tea and milk, but also has a washer and dryer to meet your laundry needs. An antique staircase leads to the spacious bedroom on the second floor. Here you can rest on the king-sized bed, freshen up in the full bath, enjoy the view of the garden or the sitting area’s cable TV, VCR and DVD.

    Situated in Savannah’s Historic Landmark District, one of the largest in the country, you’ll be within walking distance to downtown’s art galleries, shops, theatres, restaurants, museums and historic sites. Whitefield Square, the last one built in Savannah, is also just steps away. Venture further out to the other 21 squares and the river walk.

  • Introduction

    One Bedroom Carriage House (circa 1855) off Whitefield Square

    Welcome to the 412 East Taylor "Pied à Terre" an 1855 carriage house featured in John Berendt's popular novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

    The private entrance gate from Taylor Street winds through the garden and around a fountain to the door of the carriage house.

    Inside the carriage house an antique staircase, with built-in "burglar alarm" described by Berendt, leads to a large bedroom with a view of the garden, a king size bed and sitting area with 27-inch cable TV, VCR & DVD, and a full bath.

    The garden level includes a spacious living room and dining area furnished with antiques, a convertible sofa for extra guests and a 27-inch cable TV, a powder room and a full kitchen with washer and dryer. The kitchen is stocked with orange juice, fruit, cereal, muffins, coffee, tea and milk for guests to enjoy breakfast at their leisure.

    Located in the Historic Landmark District, within walking distance of all downtown historic museums, historic sites, art galleries, restaurants, shops and theatres.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Bill Stuebe for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    There are plenty of reasons to stay at our inn, but our guests tell us they feel like we provie them with  a home away from home.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our inn is unique because it's a carriage house/cottage affiliated with our own home. We also have a large private garden that we share with our guests.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    People should visit Savannah for its seductive ambiance. There's so much to do here that visitors won't want to leave.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We love hearing from out guests! We receive a lot of compliments but the most common is about how they enjoyed the comfort and personal furnishings that we offer.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Savannah offers homes and public buildings with wonderful details that can only be seen by walking around in the various neighborhoods.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    We recommend that guests walk throughout the city, visit the art museums, historic sites and the house museums. While here they should tour all 22 squares, stroll along the river walk and dine in Savannah's many gourmet restaurants.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Everything in Savannah is within walking distance of our inn.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are many wonderful restaurants in the area, but we are partial to Noble Fare and Mrs. Wilkes for their true southern down home cooking.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    We suggest visiting Savannah.com which offers an abundance of information about the area.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We offer a comfortable one bedroom carriage house/cottage.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets at this time.