Bellwether House - Savannah, Georgia
Written by Compass + Twine
At nearly 150 years old, the building that Bellwether House calls home has lived many lives over the years. It’s been townhomes, a doctor’s office, and now the most charming bed and breakfast in Savannah, Georgia.
Sitting on a street line in grand live oaks dripping in Spanish moss, Bellwethers House exudes exactly the vibe you hope for when you visit an old city like Savannah. There’s ample charm, interesting history, and something the causes you to slow down and take in ever second. The South has a way of doing that to you…Savannah especially.
There are 15 luxurious rooms at Bellwether House, some with claw foot rubs, others with sumptuous showers adorned in emerald green tile from floor to ceiling. Our favorite part, though, was that the huge windows in our room opened and you could walk through them to access the second-floor balcony. It was the perfect place to enjoy coffee each morning. We’re told there was a tax on doors back in 1876, when the building was built, so they installed huge windows to get around paying extra and the sneaky short cut just adds to the loveliness of the property today.
Upping the charm anty again, every afternoon, Bellwether House offers complimentary tea and coffee, as well as delicious snacks like petit fours, tea sandwiches, scones, and tea cakes, all house-made of course. The light-drenched dining room is also where you’ll enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning with a menu that goes above and beyond your standard a.m. offerings. We noshed on things like eggs with house made sausage and milk bread toast, syrniki served with pineapple chutney and Chantilly cream, shrimp and grits, tomato egg Bhurji, and golden oatmeal, the perfect food to fuel us for a stroll through Forsyth Park, just a block away.
One of the rooms at Bellwether House has been converted into the spa room. You can book a massage, reiki, table Thai, or reflexology but be sure to add on a hot bath. The insulated copper tub is filled with the perfect 102-degree F water, filled with essential oils and mineral bath salts and all your worries will soak away.
In the evenings out back, where you’ll find loungers and fire pits for the cooler evenings, the staff saber open a bottle of champagne for guests to enjoy. It’s the perfect way to cap off an already luxurious stay.