Explore the history, culture, and charm of the South with our curated road trip to experience the best of Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida. We have highlighted the top places to stay in each destination, all top-rated bed and breakfasts in the south that are part of the prestigious Select Registry collection. From historic city streets to sandy beaches, it is the perfect tour for a memorable getaway.
The Best Bed and Breakfasts in the South
Explore the City of Savannah, GA
Take a Tour
Take a walking or trolley tour to get the “lay of the land.” Genteel and Bard is one of the most popular walking tours, hosted by the knowledgeable storyteller T.C. Michaels. For a mix of transportation and entertainment, make sure to ride the Hop on Hop Off Trolley for a city tour narrated by their lively conductors.
Visit Historic Homes
Immerse yourself in history by visiting one of Savannah’s famous historic homes. The Andrew Lowe House, Owens Thomas House, and Mercer Williams House are lovely options within a half-mile walking distance of each other, so bring your good walking shoes!
Explore the City
Explore the beauty and mystique of Savannah! There’s so much to see and do, from the iconic 22 squares to Forsyth Park, the Savannah River Front, and the famous Live Oaks lining the streets draped with Spanish moss. And for the brave, nighttime ghost tours and cemeteries!
Where to Stay
The Inn on West Liberty
The Inn on West Liberty is perfectly situated in the heart of historic Savannah, Georgia. The inn is conveniently located within walking distance to fabulous restaurants, shops, museums, and several magnificent parks. This historic home, built in 1871, features eight grand guest rooms and a 1-bedroom cottage house located across the lovely courtyard from the main inn. Each guest room is uniquely accessorized and features all the modern-day conveniences as well as timeless craftsmanship.
The Inn serves a full complimentary breakfast each morning as well as a wine and cheese hour late afternoon. While the property is stylishly, and elegantly furnished guests will experience a sense of southern comfort and warm gracious hospitality.
Experience White Sandy Beaches on Amelia Island
Victorian History & Shopping
Walk the neighborhoods to view beautiful Victorian-era homes, then head to the downtown historic district to enjoy unique gift shops and clothing stores, and 35 restaurants!
Beaches & Water Activities
Enjoy over 13 miles of white sandy beaches – perfect for relaxing in the sun or for the more energetic types, exploring on a beach cruiser. A river cruise is another fun way to pass the day, where you can see dolphins, manatees, and wild horses on Cumberland Island in Georgia.
Unspoiled State Parks
There are four state parks on Amelia Island with Fort Clinch State Park being the closest to the Addison Inn. The fort, one of the best preserved Civil-War-era forts in the country, is located on the northern tip of Amelia Island overlooking the St. Mary’s River which forms the border with Georgia.
Where to Stay
The Addison on Amelia Island
The Addison on Amelia Island is a tranquil 14-room boutique inn seamlessly blending the elegance of a bygone era with the modern amenities and conveniences the discriminating traveler expects. Private, semi-private, and public porches overlooking Ash Street or our soothing fountain and professionally landscaped courtyard provide guests with a place to enjoy a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, al fresco dining or simply relaxing amid the oasis of calm.
Located on historic Amelia Island, an unspoiled barrier island in northeast Florida, The Addison on Amelia Island is adjacent to 13 miles of pristine white sandy beaches, art galleries and eclectic shops, hiking and cycling paths, world-class golf courses, deep sea fishing and an array of water sports. Just imagine yourself as a guest in an elegant turn-of-the-century home by the sea: warm, well-polished furnishings, tall ceilings, the rustle of silk draperies in the afternoon breeze and wicker chairs overlooking a quiet courtyard.
Enjoy the Beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Mountain Outdoor Adventures
The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains have much to offer for anyone looking for a little outdoor adventure. Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway or hike through one of Asheville’s many scenic trails like Looking Glass Rock, Black Balsam or Max Patch to enjoy a panoramic view of the mountains.
Enjoy a Local Craft Beer
Known for its craft beer scene, Asheville boasts an abundance of breweries just minutes away from 1900 Inn on Montford. Enjoy seasonal specialty beers or year-round favorites at breweries such as Highland Brewing, Wicked Weed Brewing or Burial Beer Co.
Visit the Biltmore Estate
Take a day to explore the beautiful grounds of the renowned Biltmore Estate. Start your adventure with a tour of the Vanderbilt’s summer home and expansive greenhouse and end with a trip to Biltmore’s Winery for a tasting or glass of wine.
Where to Stay
1900 Inn on Montford
1900 Inn on Montford is a historic, four-diamond bed and breakfast in the South nestled in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. The inn offers a main house and private carriage house with guest rooms and suites that are curated to offer a special yet relaxing home away from home experience just a few steps away from gourmet restaurants, minutes from downtown Asheville, and a short drive to mountain adventures in every direction.
At 1900 Inn on Montford, personal touches are everything, which is why outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and art and music aficionados alike all feel at home at this expansive bed and breakfast. From scratch-made cookies in the sunroom to seasonal flower arrangements and champagne to celebrate special occasions, there’s no detail too small when it comes to relaxation, pampering, and of course, fun.