The Zeigler House Inn

121 West Jones Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401
Innkeeper(s): Jackie Heinz
 
  • Summary

    Escape to Southern Comfort and Luxury

    Escape to a comfortable southern home built in 1856 that showcases a rich history with exquisite decor close by a lush and refreshing central city park.

    The Ziegler House Inn of Savannah, Georgia is conveniently located on Jones Street right in the heart of the two and half square miles of Savannah's National Landmark Historic District near the city's lush central park, Forsyth Park, and just a short walk to several museums, art galleries, antique shops, boutiques, entertainment, and restaurants. Plus, the beaches of Tybee Island are only a short twenty-minute drive from downtown.

    At the Ziegler House Inn, the continental-plus breakfast is delivered to your guestroom, on your schedule, and includes homemade breakfast dishes, freshly baked breads and fresh fruit. Snacks, finger desserts, refreshing cold beverages, and hot coffee or tea service are available in each guestroom daily. Signature hors d'oeuvres paired with fine wines are served on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Catered dining is available for guests of the bed and breakfast in the Inn's elegant dining room.

    The seven generously sized guest accommodations are equipped with kitchenettes, three of these enjoy street-level access, and several of the suites feature whirlpool tubs and private outdoor patios. The innkeeper is a true hospitable southern woman and she lives on the premises to provide 24-hour assistance.

     

     

  • Introduction

    "Deliciously southern. Comfortably elegant." -- Zeigler House Inn was built in 1856 for Solomon Zeigler, lumber merchant and Salzburger descendant. Today the historic inn showcases European heritage, French décor, stately Italianate architecture, southern comforts, plus easy getaway packages.  The assuring invitation is “You’ll love escaping ... to your secret place in beautiful Savannah GA's historic district!”

    Featured in Fodor’s Guide (2013) and recipient of TripAdvisor.com’s Certificate of Excellence, the popular inn is magnificently situated on Jones Street in the heart of Savannah's National Landmark Historic District. It is near Forsyth Park, the city’s lush central park.

    Affectionately called “the other pink house”, Zeigler House exemplifies the unhurried lifestyle of Savannah’s gentlefolk.  Highlights include seven comfortable, apartment-size accommodations (each with a mini-kitchen and private bath), graceful hospitality shared by a Kentucky-born / caterer-turned innkeeper, afternoon pastries, and in-suite breakfast cuisine.  Lodging rates are from $159/night.

    Artisan workmanship survived the Civil War and extensive renovations in 2002 -- beautiful heart of pine wood floors of the era, elegant ceiling medallions, 11 slate and wood fireplaces, and a dramatic heart of pine staircase embellished with a mahogany and walnut handrail. Quietly listening in on city life, the parlor-level verandah porch is the inn’s most popular spot.

    Southern stories include tales of a bordello, World War II-era Liberty Ship builders, and friendly apparitions. Famous neighbors include Wilkes Dining Room, and the “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” mansion.

    For more information, please visit our website. Feel free to call or email us and check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

  • 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 Jackie Heinz for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Most guests choose Zeigler House Inn in downtown Savannah for its fabulous location on historic Jones Street, for the inn’s generous amenities, and ultimate privacy. Every room and suite has its own kitchen or kitchenette.

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

    Zeigler House Inn’s location is one of our biggest assets, the appeal of living for a few days in the style of the Old Southerner, and the amazing food.  The inn is situated in the heart of Savannah’s Landmark Historic District on famed Jones Street, just a short walk to anywhere in the city. The way our inn is set up and the way we do breakfast are unique. All seven rooms have either a kitchen or kitchenette. Our caterer-turned-innkeeper, Jackie Heinz, is a southern belle from Kentucky who serves an expanded Continental-style breakfast in-suite.  Her grandparents owned a restaurant, so Jackie’s love of beautiful, tasty food comes quite naturally.  With dessert on the buffet, plus in-suite breakfast, guests enjoy the ultimate in privacy and flexibility. Guests enjoy breakfast on their own time schedule and at their leisure, even to enjoy breakfast in bed.  For summer 2013, the inn’s freshly prepared “Chilled Tea Party for Two!” is a favorite – an additional amenity (complimentary), Monday – Saturday.

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

    Visitors come to Savannah to be immersed in its historic beauty.  Often called “America’s most beautiful city”, the photogenic city has been seen in movies, such as Forrest Gump, Something to Talk About, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Glory, Roots, and The Conspirators, among others.  During the American Civil War, Savannah was not burned so much of the 19th Century architecture remains in the largest National Landmark Historic District in America (2.5 miles square).  We expect the culinary, music, and art scenes to become part of a one sentence answer to “Why Savannah?” 

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

    That the guest doesn’t want to leave, or that they can’t wait to come back. The number one comment is that they feel at home and comfortable here.  Last week a husband set up a 5-day trip for his wife and married daughter. His frequent emails summed up the comfort here:  “Thank you for taking good care of my girls.”

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The most over-looked thing about Savannah is there is an abundance of great shopping, restaurants, art, and music. Savannah’s history is a well-known story.  But, friendly Savannah is a lively, vibrant, fun city filled with so many cultural and entertaining things to do, in addition to looking at historic homes and museums.  With flat topography, Savannah is rapidly getting a reputation as a runner’s and walker’s must-go destination.

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

    A trip to Tybee Island is always a fun day trip, especially since it is only 20 minutes from downtown. Also, Beaufort, South Carolina, is just a short drive over the Savannah River Bridge, and makes for a lovely, scenic drive along the Atlantic Ocean coastline.  Zeigler House Inn offers packages -- “Off-the-Beaten Path Package”, Foodies Package, Girlfriends Getaway, Honeymoon and Anniversary packages, as well as Elopement Packages.  To the add on tours and packages, Jackie adds a curated “thank you” gift, comprised of made-in-Savannah products, to remember their Savannah visit and Zeigler House Inn lodging.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Everything downtown Savannah has to offer – museums and art galleries, attractions, antique and boutique shopping, entertainment, and top restaurants -- are within easy walking distance from the inn.  The National Landmark Historic District is only 2.5 miles square. If walking is problematic, there are ped-icabs and electric passenger cars, and a free downtown shuttle for easy mobility.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    My favorite cafes and restaurants in the area are the ones that use local fresh produce, grass fed meats, etc., based on season – fresh, local and seasonal.  A few of my favorites are: Noblefare, Local 11 Ten, Alligator Soul, A.Lure, Sapphire Grill, Old Pink House, Vic’s on the River, and Leoci’s Trattoria.  The new Chive Seafood Bar made a fantastic impression on my first visit.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.savannah.com or www.visitsavannah.com for general info. If travelers are looking for a good tour guide, we like Bobby Davis at www.exploresavannah.com, Kathy Moore at www.allaboutsavannahtours.com, and Phil Sellers at http://www.oldcitywalks.com/#

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Zeigler House Inn has 7 rooms – 3 suites, 3 garden rooms, and the Old Master’s bedroom (Avergne).  The French named rooms and French decorated honor General Marquis de Lafayette, a Frenchman nobleman and American Revolutionary hero who is prominent in Savannah history.

    Do you accept pets?

    Zeigler House Inn does not accept pets.

  • Cuisine

    High on feel-good factors you’ll discover the city’s European heritage flows through the heart of Zeigler House Inn, a popular southern inn in the USA southeast. Here you’ll find pastries reminiscent of a French pâtisserie, southern USA farm-to-table peasant foods (comfort foods) tucked into private room breakfasts, and the freshest seafood dressed up for appetizers during intimate weekend soirees.  Caterer-turned-innkeeper Jackie Heinz is your B&B innkeeper / owner for a wonder-filled, private Savannah stay.

    The Zeigler House Inn’s everyday casual Savannah bed and breakfast cuisine features in-room continental-plus breakfast, including homemade baked goods and fresh fruit, snacks and generous hot and cold beverages refreshed daily.

    On request, chef Jackie Heinz’s southern bed and breakfast catering will dazzle for a romantic bed and breakfast getaway.

    For honeymoon getaways or an anniversary getaway, ask about a private, elegant bed and breakfast dinner for two, prepared by Savannah personal chef Jackie Heinz, your Zeigler House owner/innkeeper.

    Pleasing dignitaries, high society, and small Savannah wedding parties, personal chef Jackie Heinz’s gourmet fare thrills her Savannah bed and breakfast guests with finger desserts, available daily in the dining room. Hors d’oeuvres and fine wines are served in the afternoon on Friday and Saturday.

    Bed and breakfast guests may enjoy catered dining or small Savannah wedding party catering in our gracious dining room. Intimate niches at the Inn include the old-city ambience of our Savannah bed and breakfast veranda or private gardens.
     

  • Top Ten Reasons to Stay at Zeigler House Inn in Savannah

    1. Sink-in Bed Comforts:

    Most popular luxurious feature at Zeigler House Inn is the extraordinary bed comforts. Whirlpool tubs and private outdoor patios are also unique features in several rooms.

    2. Affordable rates:

    Everyday affordable, best-of-Savannah deals and loyal guest incentives simply say, “We’re so pleased to host your Savannah visit!  Lodging at our historic bed and breakfast will make your Savannah travel easy. Call to inquire for special last-minute deals or seasonal B&B vacation packages.

    3. Highly rated on TripAdvisor.com: 

    Zeigler House Inn was awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2012.

    4. Delicious Food:

    Options for private dining in! Easy breakfast dining in with fresh homemade baked fare, daily finger desserts and coffee/tea service. Signature appetizers and wine are paired for a special weekend getaway on Friday and Saturday. Continental breakfast is in-room with Jackie’s homemade breakfast dishes and breads, fresh fruit, and more. Plentiful tea, coffee, and refreshing cold beverages are in each guest room.

    5. Private Dining-in Rooms with Kitchens:

    Seven loft-sized accommodations feature kitchens or kitchenettes with extraordinary hints of generosity. Three garden courtyard suites enjoy street-level private access. All seven rooms / suites feature a private kitchen or kitchenette. The Provence and the French Country rooms are joined and can be used as a suite.

    6. Southern Hospitality:

    Inside and outside on the porch and courtyard gardens! The gentle leisure is not extravagant but graceful for unceremonious, home-away-from-home comforts. There’s no need to be a stranger here. Caterer turned innkeeper, Jackie Heinz is an east Tennessee southerner who lives on-premise, providing 24-hour assistance.

    7. Restful Stay:

    A grand place for idlers, guests enjoy the rampant popularity of “individuality” for a restful visit in Savannah, whether for romance, vacation, or business leisure.

    8. Vacation and Elope Packages:

    Romantic packages for a honeymoon spot or an anniversary gift in one of America's Favorite Cities, plus a easy last minute getaway with our Historic Savannah package.  When you decide to elope, it doesn't get any easier than an intimate elopement package at Zeigler House Inn.

    9. Story-rich Historic Savannah Home: 

    Stately interiors, quiet porches and garden courtyards are symbols of the Old South. The stately house inn epitomizes what is fine and beautiful in historic Savannah. Built in 1856, this Italianate home inn showcases gracious southern charm, romantic splendor, and historic chivalry.  If anyone told you that you could experience a gentle, beautiful spot magnificently placed where houses stand lazily in a row, you would be at our historic Savannah bed and breakfast on magnificent Jones Street – one of America’s most beautiful avenues.

    10. Convenient Location:

    The greatest conveniences are the Inn’s Jones Street location and in-room kitchens. Our Savannah, Georgia bed and breakfast is located along legendary Jones Street – the one that Southern Living describes as the “most beautiful street in North America”. The Inn is ideally located within a short walk of the major downtown attractions including shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums, Forsyth Park, City Market, and Savannah’s historic River Street.

  • Weddings

    Plan a Savannah bed and breakfast wedding in one of the most popular locations in the American South.
     
    Savannah, GA wedding packages at Zeigler House Inn remain true to the romantic beauty, sociable hospitality, and affordability of historic Savannah (ca. 1733). Amazingly, in the real life world of low-cost weddings and destination wedding planning to include a few friends and family, chef-innkeeper Jackie Heinz dazzles guests with her classy wedding ideas. Because the Inn is privately owned, we can work within modest budgets so that your wedding day is memorable and worry free.
     
    Providing a rain-or-shine welcome and intimate setting for your wedding day, Zeigler House Inn remains true to its Savannah heritage. Amid the grandeur of our historic bed and breakfast inn and neighborhood, your Savannah wedding photography can take full advantage of nature's ever-beautiful backdrop of historic garden squares, lovely street-capes, famous Forsyth Park, and Deep South weather.

  • Directions

    1. Take the I-16 E/GA-404 E via Exit165 on I95 toward Savannah
    2. Travel 8.9 miles
    3. Take the Montgomery St exit, Exit 167B, on the lefttoward Savannah/Civic Ctr./Downtown
    4. Travel 0.3 miles
    5. Turn right onto W Liberty St.
    6. Travel 0.1 miles
    7. Turn right onto Tattnall St.
    8. Travel 0.1 miles
    9. Turn left onto W Jones St.
    10. Travel 0.05 miles
    11. End at the Zeigler House Inn