Savannah + The Gastonian

A couple of weeks ago I was able to fulfill a longtime desire of experiencing Savannah, Georgia, in all it’s charming glory, for the first time. And honestly, staying at The Gastonian only made the visit that much more special. Located near Forsyth Park, the historic inn is made up of 17 unique and intimate guest rooms, in two adjoining mansions built in 1868. In between wandering the stunning city squares, hopping on romantic carriage rides, snacking on sumptuous pecan pralines, and embarking on hauntingly scary ghost tours, we were pampered back at the B&B with family-styled breakfasts in the mornings, hors d’oeuvres and wine in the afternoons, and desserts and cordials in the evenings. Y’all, if that isn’t the epitome of Southern hospitality and charm  . . .

(images from The Gastonian & HonestlyWTF)

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  1. Diana wrote:

    The pictures are amazing.
    Amazing and beautiful.
    I LOVE them!

    5.20.12
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  2. Miss K wrote:

    Wow, beautiful photos! Awesome!!!

    5.20.12
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  3. littlelulu wrote:

    No other experience is so strong than this of traveling!!!I love it!!

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    5.20.12
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  4. Wow.
    This is living the good life in the South.
    xoxo
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    5.20.12
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  5. Ali Michalove wrote:

    You are so lucky! I live in Georgia and haven’t been to Savannah. I have the same dream. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

    5.20.12
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  6. Addie wrote:

    I LOVE SAVANNAH! i went there with my parents for spring break! it’s my favorite city in the world!!!!!! im moving their after my high school graduation!

    5.20.12
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  7. Sarah wrote:

    One of my favorite places. I hope you checked out the art while you were there! It’s such a charming city with a fantastic art scene.

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  9. Taylor wrote:

    …These photos made me homesick…I miss visiting Savannah every weekend…

    5.20.12
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  10. I LOVE Savannah, it’s such a beautiful, historic little town! – Aliya
    http://marantphiles.com

    5.20.12
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  11. My boyfriend went there about a year ago for work, and said it was the epitome of what you would think the “good ol south” to be. So very stunning, I hope to get there some day soon myself.

    5.20.12
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  12. The fountain looks very beautiful.
    I also like the last photo a lot.

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    5.20.12
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  13. Votre Amie wrote:

    So beautiful! I’ve always wanted to go! Great pictures of beautiful details!
    x
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    5.20.12
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  14. I’ve never heard much about Savannah, but your description makes it sound great! Have to add it to my list of places to see …

    5.20.12
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  15. Wow, it looks so beautiful! Lovely photos! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

    5.20.12
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  16. McKenzie wrote:

    This looks like an amazing trip! The fountain photo is breathtaking!

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    5.20.12
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  17. Ría wrote:
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  18. january wrote:

    savannah is completely gorgeous! i hope to get back there one day. so elegant and welcoming. and that bathroom looks incredible!
    january, x
    jessicajanuary.com

    5.20.12
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  19. Rachel wrote:

    I have always wanted to go Savannah. I hear the have such beautiful historic homes there. Are there any places or restaurants that you would recommend going to?

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    5.20.12
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  20. Alondra wrote:

    This is beautiful. I check this page almost everyday! Best wishes from Chile!!!

    5.20.12
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  21. Annaleise wrote:
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  22. style-xyz wrote:

    amazing place! You can feel a touch of history!

    http://style-xyz.blogspot.com/

    5.21.12
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  23. Natasa wrote:

    Very nice pictures and place.

    5.21.12
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  24. Samira wrote:

    looks lovely!!!

    5.21.12
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  25. welovefur wrote:

    Esterni e interni veramente mozza fiato! Posto stupendo
    Un bacio
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    5.21.12
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  26. beautiful images! I have such a soft spot for the south, particularly Savannah. so charming.

    5.21.12
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  27. Scott wrote:

    This is one of our favorite inns in Savannah!

    5.21.12
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  28. Bonnie H, wrote:

    I was just in Savannah and had a private tour of the city with Harriet Meyerhoff of savannahsites.com. She was wonderful and full of southern charm. She even took us to Bonaventure cemetery where Johnny Mercer was buried.

    5.21.12
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  29. saniel wrote:

    i feel in love with Savannah that I decided to get married there. I adore that city from the quaint streets, moss hanging from the trees, historic homes, waterfront ,people, beach, weather, squares/parks, close to airport and other nearby cities(hilton head) and can’t forget the FOOD!! My dream is to vacation there and then retire and live close to the beach as possible.

    5.21.12
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  30. Claire wrote:

    Awesome to see pics, I’d never heard of Savannah until yesterday when I started reading midnight in the garden of good and evil.

    5.22.12
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  31. teensleuth wrote:

    Love Savannah. There’s no place like it on earth. Glad you had a good time.

    5.25.12
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  32. Emily wrote:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Savannah! I live in Georgia and Savannah is one of my favorite places. Also it is my middle name.

    Emily

    5.27.12
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  33. Lynda wrote:

    Great pics! We are planning a trip to the Gastonian. Would you mind telling me which room you stayed in and what you thoguht of it. We’re trying to decide which would be the best room for our anniversary trip. (Did you happen to see the Carraige House, Garden Room or Julia Scarbrough rooms?) Thanks!

    6.21.12
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Lynda I didn’t see the inside of the Carriage House but I’m sure it’s amazing. The Garden room was nice but too dark. And the Julia Scarbrough room was one of my favorites! We stayed in the General Hunter room which was great too. You will love your visit there. Enjoy and Happy Anniversary! xx

      6.21.12
  34. Lynda wrote:

    Thanks, Erica! Super helpful!

    6.21.12
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  35. Abelhonest wrote:

    I am the coast

    7.15.12
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  36. Jill Borgeld wrote:

    I spent 6 months there while my husband was on sabatical at a marine lab on one of the many islands around Savannah. It was one of the most magical times of my life. I explored the mansions, the antique shops, the restaurants, the art galleries (my most favorite painting is there), the beach. The people are super friendly, the squares and parks are gorgeous and the architecture unforgettable. I want to go back!

    8.11.12
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  37. Karin wrote:

    Yes Savannah is wonderful and the Gastonian one of the best hotels in the US!

    Question, did they comp your trip because you were writing about it in your blog?

    12.10.12
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