Southern Hospitality
Victorian Homes|Fall 2017
Southern Hospitality

Going Above And Beyond The Average Bed And Breakfast, This Inn Offers Guests Both Comfort And Culture.

Max Troja

Today, innkeepers Teresa and Michael Jacobson manage the inn, a beautiful Queen Anne Italianate home, which they recently combined with the gorgeous Victorian-era home next door. This allows guests the choice of 13 different rooms, along with private baths, luxury amenities and a seasonal pool, as well as the porches, balconies and gardens that transform the exterior of the inn into a sight to behold.

Originally established as the 13th British colony in 1733, Georgia began to prosper quickly, with the town of Savannah becoming a pinnacle of early American development in no time. Each settler was granted almost 50 acres of land, with nearly 45 acres going towards a farming plot, and the other five acres designated towards a garden plot. As a result, Savannah became an agricultural hotspot, as well as a beautiful new town. Skipping ahead to 1885, Walter K. Coney and his ever-expanding family built a Queen Anne Italianate mansion. This mansion would one day become the Azalea Inn.

A MIX OF OLD AND NEW

As with most 130-year-old homes, the Azalea Inn has undergone a few renovations. “We purchased the inn in 2005 with eight bedrooms and innkeeper's quarters, which was a conversion of the first floor of the old carriage house,” says Teresa.

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