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Forsyth Park Inn Bed and Breakfast
By Rudy Ferraro
The Assyrians gardens, historic Europe with its exotic fountains embraced by cobblestone streets, and the romantic south of Savannah Georgia. Yes, that's right, our own quiet little Savannah is well worthy of such comparison. A stroll through Forsyth Park in Savannah's historic district can make anyone feel like a movie star. The impeccable storybook setting is hypnotic. Massive Live Oaks, many wearing the honor badges of more than a hundred years, create a fantasy-like ceiling throughout the whole area that cools even the hottest of summer days. Incredible fountains that make wishes come true and people so nice and friendly it's hard to believe you're in this millennium. The wise and timeless Victorian homes and buildings that make Savannah's historic area come alive bring out a character and atmosphere that renews passion for life. Savannah is a place like no other and the Forsyth Park Inn Bed and Breakfast is no exception in this historic paradise.
The Inn stands elegant and proud across the street from Savannah's Forsyth Park. It's a beautiful Victorian mansion with all the charm and romance of Tara in Gone with the Wind. This 11-room masterpiece, circa 1893, was originally owned by the Churchill family according to Lori Blass, now owner and Innkeeper. Lori committed much time and energy into restoring this old home to its current beauty and elegance. But the Inn is much more than just jaw-dropping gorgeous, it's an experience that will change you forever and Lori is an intricate part of that experience. She's sweet, intelligent and has all the character and charm of a true southern bell, without the hoop skirt and parasol of course. Her gourmet breakfasts are nothing less than amazing and she always takes time to sit and chat with her guests. Lori's refreshing kindness spreads throughout the mansion even from the handful or so of employees that make up her team.
Guests at the Inn receive a real taste of southern hospitality, history, and the charm of Savannah. ?I want our guests to feel as though this is their second home, and be totally relaxed and comfortable here,? explains Lori. Second home? Well don't we all wish? The truly gourmet breakfast is enough to keep the belly satisfied until the evening, but the pampering doesn't stop there. Lori offers her guests a wine and Hors ?D Oeuvres reception in the early evening and then tops each night off with coffee and dessert around 8pm. A little quiet time for reading or admiring the park from the Inn's rocking-chair porch makes a picture perfect setting for enjoying that smooth glass wine or sipping that evening coffee while allowing yourself to be seduced by another era. When you calculate the costs of dining out and how really close hotel rates now are to Bed and Breakfast Inn rates you might reconsider the hotel thing altogether.
After a while of finding your soul as you walk through the many parks of historic Savannah, a quick bite to eat isn't hard to find there. Café's and Bistros abound, but the Gryphon Tea Room might be a great place to start. The restaurant sits cozily across the street from one of the many parks as well as its owner, Savannah's College of Art. It boasts an eclectic blend of architecture and art that feels both historic and contemporary. The menu is filled with healthy, delicious sounding items and everything is prepared and served for those who enjoy beautiful as well as great-tasting food. It's sort of like a Starbucks that grew up and started serving a full course of great food along with table service. Teas, coffees, pastries, breakfast breads, salads, sandwiches, soups, oh and did I mention teas?lots of teas. The Tea Room is a busy place, but the service is excellent and the team seems to understand the importance of customers.
Savannah. Once you visit the Forsyth Park Inn in Savannah's bewitching historic district, you'll want to move there. ?It has a perfect pace, not too much of a rush, and it's very warm and welcoming? describes Lori Blass about living and working in Savannah. Here a picturesque past pours through the exotic landscape and architecture of this, one of the south's most beautiful places. It's hard to imagine a vacation getaway at the Forsyth Park Inn would be anything but perfect.
The Forsyth Park Inn
Gryphon Tea Room
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