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The Ballastone Inn
Bed and Breakfast

Savannah, Georgia

Look What They're Saying About Us

  • Frommer’s... "Best place to stay in Savannah"
  • Travel + Leisure... "Dream escapes of Romantic places - 50 Best Romantic Getaways"
  • Condé Nast Traveler... "Savannah is Georgian elegance...a state of grace encouraged at the Ballastone Inn."
  • Northeast Georgia Living... "A visit to a special place, for both a satisfying getaway trip and a pleasant, unforgettable memory."
  • Southern Lady Magazine... The Ballastone Inn is recognized again in a national publication as "Savannah's most romantic Inn."
  • Better Homes and Gardens... "Every room at the Ballastone has a distinct personality... you have to keep going back to experience all the luxury."
  • Fodor’s... "The sumptuous Inn ... is especially recommended."
  • The New York Times... "It is worth the effort to obtain such accommodations if you really want to walk in Savannah's spirit."
  • Zagat Survey... "Best in State"
  • Southern Living... "Ballastone Inn serves hospitality on a silver platter."
  • CNN... "Lovely surroundings and cozy accommodations make it easy to connect -- or reconnect -- in these romantic spots."
  • Connect Savannah... Not only Savannah's favorite B&B, it's also one of the nation's premier ones as well. The William Gibbons Preston masterpiece has been a B&B for 30 years, and has a distinguished Savannah history going back 200 years.
  • Caviar Affair Magazine... "The Ballastone Inn has evolved into the most sought-after lodging in a city brimming with great places to stay."

On Site Bar

Enjoy Fine Conversation and Camaraderie at our Savannah Bed and Breakfast

At 6:00 p.m. daily, join us in the Victorian Bar for a relaxing glass of wine or ice cold beer. Enjoy fine conversation and camaraderie at our Savannah Bed and Breakfast. A cold beer or a glass of wine is a perfect complement to an afternoon of leisure around the fountain in the charming Courtyard. If we miss you during our wine hour, remember that you are welcome to enjoy chilled essence water in crystal pitchers and refreshing iced tea all day at the bar.

We Are Proud to Serve…
Our wine selection includes fine reds: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir, and delectable whites: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Our collection of wines from New Zealand, France, Italy, and California is updated regularly.

Champagne is always available for the many celebrations at Ballastone.

Labels include Yuengling, Miller Light, Heineken and Michelob Ultra.

Return from your evening out, enjoy complimentary Port, Sherry and scrumptious chocolates from the bar.

Intimate Weddings at Ballastone Inn

The perfect setting for an elegant, romantic wedding ceremony or elopement

Exquisite small weddings are an intimate, elegant affair at Ballastone Inn in Savannah, Georgia.  For your intimate Savannah wedding select an elopement ceremony in the inn’s elegant front parlor or a southern garden wedding in the mansion’s private courtyard.  We will work with you to provide the exact services and amenities necessary to make your small wedding an romantic affair to remember!  The ceremony can be scheduled any time between noon and 2:00 pm (well after breakfast, but before afternoon tea) and on any day of the week that you prefer.

Please phone our helpful staff for additional information. If you would like to add this wedding package to your reservation, please let us know.  50% deposit is required at booking.  To reserve the date and to discuss the details of your small wedding in the Ballastone mansion, please email us at inn@ballastone.com or give us a call at 800.822.4553.


Each room is uniquely designed and named to depict a special time or place of the past.

Chandeliers, rice poster and canopy beds, marble topped tables, cheval mirrors, and comfortable love seats are elegant reminders of the genteel past.

Visit Our Rooms Page For
Complete Descriptions

Most guestrooms have fireplaces, king beds and large sitting areas. Private baths in all rooms, some with whirlpool tubs, have superior plush robes, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, and hair dryers. Each room has cable TV.  See The Rooms Page

Breakfast at Ballastone

Intimate dining and privacy are our number one concern...

Start the day off right with breakfast at a private table in the mansion or outside in the courtyard garden.  Better than a hotel with breakfast, prepare to be indulged with the delicious Breakfast options at our Savannah luxury Inn. Take your time waking up in the morning; hot breakfast begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 10 a.m. Continental  breakfast is offered prior to 8 a.m. and special arrangements can be made with advance notice.

Every morning on the bar of our Savannah Bed and Breakfast is fresh homemade granola, yogurts, and fresh breads baked daily for our guests. All of this is in addition to the full gourmet breakfast served as Chef’s Choice. We also offer the best stone-ground grits from Charleston and steel-cut oatmeal on request with oatmeal or wheat toast.

Here are some sample menu items for you to savor:

Bacon and Gruyere Roulade
A rolled omelet filled with bacon, Swiss cheese, spinach and onions, served with old-fashioned stone-ground grits and a broiled tomato

Orange Ricotta Pancakes
Served with eggs over-easy and sausage patties

Patriarch of historic Savannah bed and breakfast inns, The Ballastone Inn enjoys the much-envied location in the walking hub of beautiful historic Savannah ... only three blocks away from the Savannah River.

The Inn and its sixteen guest rooms and suites feature fine art, by-gone era elegant interiors, stately architecture, and luxurious comfort. The Inn's honored guests first arrive anticipating the refined surroundings, afternoon tea, and the city's best location. Guests return again and again, however, for the attentive and elegant home-away-from-home feeling.

Sweet Dreams Await Guests at our Savannah luxury Inn

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The bed and breakfast Courtyard rooms are located on the first floor adjacent to the garden, which adds a special charm. Deluxe guestrooms are on the upper levels of the Inn. Elegant Superior rooms -- located on the third and fourth floors of the inn -- are accessible by a majestic Queen Anne staircase as well as an elevator. The Superior guestrooms have added features of fireplaces, views of the picturesque courtyard of Savannah and a whirlpool bath.  The luxurious suites have direct views of the courtyard and each has a two-room bath with separate dressing area.

~Personal Services For Your Vacation Getaway~

Our highly attentive staff takes genuine pleasure in gracefully attending to every need of each guest. The Inn will provide complimentary clothes pressing and the Concierge will assist to coordinate all the best connections for your weekend or vacation getaway. The congenial staff will make arrangements or make recommendations for tours, shopping, restaurants ... or for bicycles, tennis equipment, facilities of a nearby health club, a much-needed massage, salon or spa appointments, off-shore vacation fishing or golf outings.

"It is worth the effort to obtain such
accommodations if you really want to walk in
Savannah's spirit."

"For those of the Ballastone, you and your
abode are most gracious. Thank you."
-- Robert Redford

In 2002, Jennifer and Jim Salandi purchased the Ballastone. "We looked forward to time of escape to a favorite inn and it became our way to replenish and refresh our souls. We hope that our guests will come to feel that way about The Ballastone Inn," shares Jennifer Salandi.

"The Charm is Enough to make you want to stay inside all day"

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The Ballastone Inn is a member of the following associations:
The Savannah Historic Inn Association
Classic Inns of the South

The Ballastone Inn
Bed and Breakfast

14 East Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, Georgia 31401
(912) 236-1484
(800) 822-4553

Fax: (912) 236-4626
Email: inn@ballastone.com
Innkeepers: Jennifer Salandi
Home Page: www.ballastone.com

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