Lock in reservations at the Bellwether House, a boutique hotel in Savannah GA, to make your getaway a true vacation.
Savannah is easily one of the most enticing weekend destinations within driving distance of the Queen City. This coastal city, with its ancient oaks draped in Spanish moss and character-defining antebellum architecture, is as steeped in history as it is invigorated by the arts. Take at least two days to explore this Georgia gem.
Nestled in the bones of a historic bed and breakfast, Bellwether House is a boutique luxury hotel that welcomes guests 21 years of age and older. This boutique hotel in Savannah GA perfectly balances enough modernity for its rooms to feel breathable, clean, and hip. Yet it also maintains a respectful nod to its historical, 160-year-old roots. The result is accommodations that are stylish but completely unique.
Each of Bellwether House’s four categories of rooms has a max occupancy of two people. Due to age of the structure, expect each room to differ from the others of the same category. Garden Suites, located on the main level of the house, feature paved brick floors and direct access to the courtyard area. Queen Suites, located on the two floors of the house, offer an exterior private entrance as well as courtyard access. King Suites, where we stayed, include comfortable seating areas, desks, large bathrooms, and wardrobes.
There are two reasons in particular to book Bellwether. First, consider the excellent location for walkability and Savannah’s beauty. Second, luxuriate in the incredible hospitality and attention to detail offered inside Bellwether’s doors.
For breakfast, afternoon high tea, or a private dinner, guests can enjoy exclusive access to the Bellwether House dining experience. Chef Ryan Whyte-Buck, who honed his skills in some of New York City’s top kitchens, spearheads The culinary program. Bellwether patrons can sample bold Indian flavors fused with Southern cooking traditions. The breakfast and afternoon high tea, elevated by a full spread of pastries and cakes created by pastry chef Tamara Curtis, are included in a Bellwether stay, as are evening champagne toasts. There’s also a beautiful coffee bar that will whip you up your choice of coffee shop-quality beverage each morning. Return at night for your favorite adult beverage.
Bellwether’s owners also have a restaurant featuring Chef Whyte-Buck called Folklore if you feel called to venture beyond the hotel’s dining program.
The kitchen promotes sustainable practices through local/seasonal sourcing and a robust composting practice. In fact, sustainability pervades the whole house. All furniture and goods incorporated in the Bellwether experience are purchased with an eye toward fair wage labor and sustainable production. So, guests can feel good about feeling good during their stay.
Other Bellwether amenities include complimentary on-site yoga and seasonal wellness programs. Additionally, there’s a spa area that offers massage, hot tub soaks, and private yoga sessions. Moreover, the always-on-call staff and unlimited valet services make transitioning between the house and the adventures beyond as seamless as possible.
Beyond Bellwether House
Although this boutique hotel in Savannah GA is luxurious enough to pass an entire weekend within, it would be a shame to miss all that the city of Savannah has to offer. Iconic Forsyth Park is not to be missed with its 30 acres of manicured green lawns, rows of colorful azaleas, towering central fountain, and fragrant garden for the blind. Stroll the cobblestones of River Street before ducking into Savannah City Market for one-of-a-kind shopping. Spend some time immersed in history at the American Prohibition Museum. Or carve out time to appreciate students of Savannah College of Art and Design by perusing SCAD Museum of Art.
No matter which of the city’s many attractions and charms you choose to fold into your visit, Bellwether House has the comfort, amenities, and aesthetic to make your weekend trip one you won’t soon forget.