Savannah Stay-cation Guide: Mansion on Forsyth

A stay-cation is the perfect way to get away while avoiding excessive travel and time commitments. Savannah’s Mansion on Forsyth hotel has everything you need to create a luxury escape here at home.

Located at 700 Drayton Street, the Mansion on Forsyth is a former funeral home — renovated by hotelier Richard Kessler as Part of the Marriott Autograph Collection — making the Gothic spires the perfect setting for a spooky-chic Savannah stay-cation.

Voodoo Soup performing at Bösendorfer Lounge at Mansion on Foryth.


he weekend starts with Happy Hour on Friday in the Bösendorfer Lounge. Enjoy a balance of sultry and nautical themes while sipping on a specialty cocktail and shareable, elevated appetizers at half-price. Stay for live music by Voodoo Soup from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and delicious entree options such as seared scallops, honey glazed chicken and chophouse steaks. After an evening of kicking back, kick-starting the weekend and unwinding, head to bed to enjoy your accommodations. Rooms at Mansion on Forsyth are exceptionally bohemian-romantic, accented with lush velvets, crystal light fixtures, baroque-style molding and freestanding bathtubs. The “standard” room is far from standard, but there are options from quaint, intimately sized rooms to the Kessler suite, depending on your stay-cation needs. The Mansion on Forsyth is running a special rate for Georgia residents during October, which makes it the perfect choice to get away.

The Bösendorfer Lounge bar.

On Saturday morning, head across the street to Forsyth Park to enjoy a refreshing walk or vigorous exercise, depending on your routine. Make sure to walk through the Farmers Market, which runs every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Find locally grown food — vegetables, fruit, meats, baked goods, artisanal items and more. Enjoy a picnic out on the lawn (the people-watching is unmatched). Head back to the hotel to lounge at the heated pool, while the weather still permits. When you’re ready for dinner, head to 700 Drayton or prepare your own at one of the hotel’s popular Kessler Cooking School classes, available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 17 and October 24.

Depending on when you checkout on Sunday, try breakfast at 700 Drayton, which boasts a whole new array of delectable (read: avocado toast, banana french toast and chicken and waffles) dining options during the morning hours. Take one last lap around the iconic park and embark on your short, stress-free journey home!

Cooking class at the Kessler Cooking School, hosted in the 700 Drayton kitchen.

Book your stay-cation here or call 912.238.5158 for more information.