Liv­ing in the home for 12 years now, the cou­ple has mas­tered their craft, of­fer­ing guests a unique and im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence.

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home, while still main­tain­ing its an­tique feel. To put it in her own words, Teresa says, “We re­tained the charm while do­ing away with the doilies!”

FALL FES­TIV­I­TIES

Dur­ing the fall, Sa­van­nah be­comes a hotspot for all kinds of lo­cal cul­ture and fes­tiv­i­ties. “Sa­van­nah is Amer­ica’s most haunted city so of course we do Hal­loween up big,” Teresa says. Dur­ing the sea­son, there are fun Hal­loween ac­tiv­i­ties such as cos­tume de­sign from the lo­cal Sa­van­nah Col­lege of Art and De­sign.

Fur­ther­more, Sa­van­nah is home to more than 200 city­wide fes­ti­vals ev­ery year, and the fall is no ex­cep­tion, bring­ing forth a plethora of sea­sonal cel­e­bra­tions. This in­cludes the Sa­van­nah Jazz Fes­ti­val at the end of Septem­ber, the SCAD Film Fes­ti­val around Hal­loween, the lo­cal Rock-n-roll Marathon in Novem­ber, and fi­nally, the Sa­van­nah Food and Wine Fes­ti­val, which Teresa de­scribes as “a week not to be missed by any­one who has a pas­sion for food and wine.”

TO EACH THEIR OWN

Be­tween the two of them, Teresa and Michael have grown to adore the life of innkeep­ing, learn­ing to love the home they’ve made into a bed and break­fast. For Teresa, her fa­vorite part of the inn is the crafts­man­ship. She says she loves the or­nate de­tail in the home, “whether it was in the curve of a stair­case or the tur­ret­shape of a room, the long care­fully honed floor­boards of heart pine… Or for me, it was the fire­places.”

On the other hand, Michael chooses to find his niche out­side, be­com­ing the in-house gar­den­ing ex­pert. He has worked with farm­ers and land­scap­ers his en­tire adult life, de­vel­op­ing a deep con­nec­tion to the land and the plants grow­ing in it. He uses this honed knowl­edge to de­velop the inn’s back gar­dens, as well as an on-site herb gar­den per­fect for sea­son­ing break­fast meals.

Hav­ing lived in the home for 12 years now, the cou­ple has mas­tered their craft, of­fer­ing guests a unique and im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence. “We don't just make it our mis­sion to pro­vide an ex­cep­tional bed and break­fast ex­pe­ri­ence,” Teresa says. “We work to en­sure you see, taste and touch the best that Sa­van­nah has to of­fer. We are a pack­age.”

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