As mentioned in my Charleston post, my husband and I were visiting relatives up north for the holiday and decided to drive back to Florida stopping in Charleston and Savannah. I felt like the two were very similar in looks. They each have extraordinary homes and a nice waterfront.
We only had one day there which for us felt like enough. We checked into the East Bay Inn which was lovely…
….until I found out it was haunted. This has forever changed the way I book a hotel. If it’s a B&B or boutique style hotel in a historic area, I always ask if it’s haunted. I would have canceled my reservation had we not already been checked in!
The way I found out was actually pretty funny. We were sitting in the lobby enjoying complimentary wine and cheese when a tour group came in to look around. I asked one of the inn keepers what was going on and they said they were on a ghost tour. It didn’t click at first and you could tell the woman was waiting for me to get it. When I finally gasped at the realization she burst out laughing and explained – in great detail – that the hotel was haunted by a man named Charlie.
According to their website:
Part of the quirky and spectacular fun of Savannah is its reputation as a haunted city. East Bay Inn, was built in 1852, just steps away from the dark waters of the Savannah River. The Inn has it’s own place in the city’s spooky folklore, thanks to our “ghost,” who has been affectionately named “Charlie” by our staff. With such a rich history, it’s no wonder that Savannah is known as “America’s Most Haunted City.”
We were told he is a friendly ghost and if he starts acting up you can tell him to go away and he listens. I swear I didn’t sleep a WINK! I kept saying “Go away Charlie!” There were no signs of him during our stay with the exception of these orbs in the photos I took of our room.
Before my husband and I hit the town, we stopped for a bite to eat and drinks at Moon River Brewing Company.