If these walls could talk . . . The Kehoe House, built in 1892, is reportedly one of the city's most haunted inns — Photo courtesy of The Kehoe House
Savannah has a reputation as one of the nation’s most haunted cities. If you’ve come to town hoping to see some ghostly activity with your own eyes, then consider booking a room at The Kehoe House, a lovely but haunted bed and breakfast located in the historic district, with a reputation for hosting ghostly guests.
Housed in a magnificent Renaissance Revival-style mansion on Columbia Square, The Kehoe House was built in 1892 for William Kehoe, a local ironworks magnate. According to author and historian James Caskey, whose book Haunted Savannah tells the story of The Kehoe House, William and his wife may have had twins who died while playing in the family’s chimney. Legend has it that the twins still haunt the mansion, with guests reporting hearing children’s laughter and footsteps.
Rooms 201 and 203 are particularly haunted, according to Caskey’s book. A guest claims to have felt a child stroking her hair and cheek while she slept. Another reported seeing someone sitting in bed next to her, with an impression left on the sheets to confirm her suspicions.
Even if you don’t have any supernatural encounters at The Kehoe House, it’ll be hard not to appreciate the bed and breakfast’s luxurious amenities. The inn’s 13 guestrooms feature elegant furnishings, fine European linens and private baths, with some rooms boasting separate sitting areas and private verandas. Other amenities include a decadent made-to-order breakfast every morning and wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening.
As an added bonus, Kehoe House guests will find delicious homemade cookies on their pillows at night. It’s the perfect way to end your day as you prepare to get some shut-eye - if you dare.