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A Savannah Cottage B&B Like No Other! Green Palm Inn Bed and Breakfast

Green-Palm-Illust-PorchSAVANNAH Georgia (March 15, 2014) — For those “excessively fond of a cottage”, you’ll adore the comfort, elegance, and doting from this top-pick B&B and it’s owner-innkeeper, Diane McCray.

Green Palm Inn’s top-rated cottage bed and breakfast in Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District will have you saying, “Green Palm Inn is a cottage like no other!

“I am excessively fond of a cottage; there is always so much comfort, so much elegance about them. And I protest, if I had any money to spare, I should buy a little land and build one myself, within a short distance of London, where I might drive myself down at any time, and collect a few friends about me and be happy. I advise everybody who is going to build, to build a cottage.” ― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility


The Savannah lore is of sea captains (circa 1898) who worked on the top-destination Savannah waterfront, and sub-tropical palm trees that beautifully dress the Savannah landscape. The Savannah River bluff is a short walk from the top-rated inn. 

Indigenous to the coastal United States, the coastal palm trees in the City of Savannah were planted in mass, beginning around 1900.  In vintage photos, the trees were just above one-story building in height. You’ll see three-story high palm trees in promenades along Bull Street near City Hall, along the Colonial Cemetery (Oglethorpe Avenue and Abercorn Street), Gaston Street near Forsyth Park, and Victory Drive en route to Tybee Island.   The most fashionable houses of the 19th and 20th centuries planted palms in the landscapes.


Remember, this top-rated inn features only four guest rooms, so there are never crowds, and is never noisy.

Recently on a chilled day in downtown Savannah, one guest settled into the sofa and another into an easy chair, each quietly reading a novel.  Gentle soft music played in background.  It wasn’t long before the couple was asking Diane for light vegetarian lunch recommendations, and confirming dinner reservations that she had completed for them.


Here’s a quote from one guest’s March 2014 TripAdvisor.com review, entitled “Incredible Place to Stay ” — This B & B felt like home, we can’t wait to go back! We met some people from Florida who have visited 3 times in one year and I can see why. Absolutely lovely in every way, we felt like royalty!”


Others say it best, sometimes. Here’s what an Arkansas couple wrote about their February 2014 stay. “Green Palm Rocks! — Enough Winter already. What better reason to visit historic Savannah ?

“Diane and Cheryl were very welcoming and from the moment we placed our luggage on the four-poster bed, we felt like we were home. From the fireplace to the smells of fresh baked goodies, it invites you to linger a bit after coffee and an outstanding, home cooked breakfast each day.

“Diane is so connected to the city that she can help you choose from tours…restaurants…special sights…walking tours, etc. And after a full day, returning to the inn for a glass of wine and appetizers by the fire.

Often, the other guests that share the inn can add or detract from the experience. We very much lucked out by meeting a couple who were staying at the Green Palm for the ninth year in a row to celebrate their anniversary. That says it all.

We sure hope to return to Savannah again and will make the Green Palm our b & b home away from home. Outstanding experience, highly recommended.”


Savannah travelers may bring gourmand appetites when staying at Green Palm Inn. Diane’s personally prepared breakfast has been deemed large enough to miss lunch by many guests. There are lots of raves in recent reviews for the Banana French Toast.  After breakfast, self-serve cookies, candies, fruit, tea, and coffee are complimentary for the inn’s guests. Pre-dinner wine with hors d’oeuvres is always a popular social time among the inn’s few guests.

In this TripAdvisor.com review entitled “Can’t Say Enough — Wonderful B&B” this Florida traveler writes, “Great stay to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday. The Inn is perfect…. Perfect southern hospitality from Dianne and her staff. Breakfast was delicious, fresh baked goodies whenever you’d like and wine/appetizers in the afternoon. They informed us about the city and the location is a perfect walk to everything in the historic district. We never used our car and parking was provided. This was our second stay in Savannah and we will definitely stay here again on our third. The banana French toast is awesome and so are the oatmeal, white chocolate and cranberry cookies.”


Amtrak rail and the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport connect world travelers to our beautiful southern USA city. Sports enthusiasts arrive in the city to play ball, run and bike the flat terrain, enjoying the sub-tropical climate.

Diane is an adventurer, as you’ll see in the B&B inn’s video. She personally scouts the city eateries and entertainment to assure quality in each recommendation she makes to her inn’s guests.   Outside Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District there are beach and deep sea water sports. On a short road trip to Tybee Island (20 minutes from downtown Savannah), climb the historic Tybee Lighthouse — 178 steps to the top — and stroll miles of public beaches. Walking tours or trolley car sightseeing buses introduce travelers to the British settlers’ and their adventure when arriving along the Savannah River shore in 1733.  Follow the stories of survival — the Battle of Savannah, the Civil War, and the industrial revolution that began in Savannah with the Cotton Gin and connecting railroad routes.


Every day feels like a holiday in Savannah! Regularly decked out in holiday tributes, Green Palm Inn celebrates national holidays, too, in intimate, private ways — always having local tips and insider secrets to share about what to do and where to go.

Except for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, holidays in Savannah are gentle times — without the frenzy of big cities and with orderliness that City Fathers and Mothers like to approve. Sometimes the fireworks lighting the Savannah riverfront sky on the first Friday of each month are the boldest tribute.

In the quiet of Greene Square, Green Palm Inn guests are close enough, yet off of main street arteries nestled in residential splendor that is synonymous with the American South.


Happily and often our guests’ reviews talk about our Savannah cottage inn feeling like home!  Another number is swelling — the number of guests who stay with us annually and/or many times a year.

We are so pleased to welcome travelers to our lazy-delightful cottage! Let us know when you are headed our way.

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