One of the most elegant places that my wife and I stayed while in Georgia was the Eliza Thompson House. This is one of the oldest bed and breakfast inns in Savannah. It was originally built for Eliza Thompson in 1847. It has since been restored to allow the landmark to recall a prosperous time in Savannah where elegant parties in fine homes were popular.There are 12 guest rooms inside the house, with an addition of 13 guest rooms in the courtyard.
This bed and breakfast is located on historic Jones Street, and is within walking distance to shops, antique stores, museum houses, Civil War memorials, beautiful old churches and Savannah's finest restaurants. Room specials are available with walking tours of some of the local gardens, some mentioned in the recent novel "Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil."
Upon our arrival at the bed and breakfast, Anna and I were shown to our room, which was furnished with antiques that were reminiscent of the 1840's and 1850's. We decided to join the other guest for the nightly reception, held between 5:30 and 7pm. The parlor allowed us to meet fellow guests and the innkeeper. Homemade hors d'oeuvres, wine, coffee, tea and soft drinks were served. We then went out for a light evening meal. we returned in time to have some of the special desserts and coffee from 8:30 to 10pm.
After a restful night's sleep, we awakened to a meal of delicious muffins, biscuits and breads, bacon, eggs, sausage, fruit, juices and coffee. That was perfect to get us started on a busy day looking at some of the tourist spots of the city.