In 2003 the Marshall House was featured on Great Hotels. It has been voted the "Best of Savannah" twice. In 2005 it was even featured on the Travel Channel's Haunted Hotels!
The Marshall House has just undergone a $12 million restoration. I can't recommend this hotel enough and we will certainly stay there again.
Gorgeous original staircase from the lobby to the 2nd floor
This was a little sitting area in our room
I believe this bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in away from home
Corner of the "sitting area" just off the main lobby
Looking out from the sitting area into the lobby
Front of The Marshall House
French doors that lead into an adjoining restaurant/lounge
Atrium where breakfast was served
A "must see" is Bonaventure Cemetery. Just outside of Savannah, this cemetery is rich in history and permanent "guests". Originally a plantation, over the years it was divided and eventually became the cemetery you see today. It is so peaceful and has more of the oak trees with dripping moss.
Gracie Watson's grave is one of the most visited graves at Bonaventure. She was the only child of her parents who owned one of Savannah's hotels. She died in 1890, two days before her 6th birthday. A noted sculpturer carved her life-sized likeness from a photograph. It is said that no matter where you stand to view her tomb, it seems her eyes are following you. Take a good look at Little Gracie and see what you think!
The detail is unbelievable. It is sculpted (sp?) to be the exact size of Little Gracie at her death wearing her Easter clothes
Her grave is beautifully maintained
Johnny Mercer is another famous "guest" at Bonaventure. His home is the Mercer-Williams house featured in "Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil". This bench depicts many of the songs he wrote.
OK....(drum roll)..... finally------------- It's off to The Lady and Sons for Sunday lunch!
In order to get your name in the hat for the Sunday buffet, you line up about 8:00 so you can get on the list. They start taking names at 9:00 for the 11:00 buffet. Hubby got up and went to get in line...even at 8:00 he was about 5th in line! These were some of the folks standing in line about 10:45 (what were they thinking!) trying and get a seat that day. The line goes around the building!
This is Paula Deen's shop right next to her restaurant. While hubby was standing in line, some of the staff were watering the planters...naturally, the water dripped down on all standing in line (not a good thing!)
Doors to enter The Lady and Sons. There are three floors to the restaurant and we were on the 3rd floor
Yummy fried green tomatos served with salsa and a valdalia onion relish. Hubby could not wait for his first bite so that's why there is an empty spot on the plate!
You know you are in the South when you get a sprig of mint in your ice tea!
Hoe cakes and garlic cheese biscuits
Fried chicken, mashed potatos, mac and cheese, collards....put some South in your mouth!
I cannot recommend a trip to Savannah enough. Even in February, the weather was spring like. I went once before in May and it was wonderful.