Printmaker’s Inn, the oldest and newest accommodations in Savannah, GA, opened to the public in 2023, offering eight historic suites with exquisite museum-quality Colonial and Victorian details, beautifully renovated private baths and period antique furnishings.
Conveniently located at 303 W. Gwinnett St. in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District, Printmaker’s Inn offers an exciting new option for leisure and business travelers with an interest in history, architecture, antiques and culture. This smoke-free inn features luxurious en suite baths featuring Savannah Bee Company toiletries, complimentary off-street parking, covered porches, king and queen four-poster beds and much more.
Comprised of two adjacent historic mansions – the Hills-Galloway House, a Georgian-style residence originally built in 1693, and the Nichols House, a Victorian treasure originally constructed in 1884 – Printmaker’s Inn spans three centuries in the heart of downtown Savannah. The two homes are connected by a private gated brick courtyard and also serve as a prime location for year-round special events, from weddings to corporate retreats, for up to 125 guests.
“Printmaker’s Inn is an ideal place to relax, unwind and enjoy the best of Savannah,” Printmaker’s Inn owner Peter Galloway, who masterminded the renovation of both historic buildings, said. “We warmly invite visitors to discover the Hills-Galloway House’s historically accurate Colonial interiors as well as the Nichols House’s elegant Victorian atmosphere and to explore the city at their own pace.”
History of the Homes
Originally located on the Connecticut River in East Hartford, CT, the Hills-Galloway House was built for Lt. Jonathan Hills and his wife Dorothy Hale in 1693 and underwent a significant expansion in 1742. The house was preserved in its 1740s state for nearly 280 years before it was threatened with demolition.
Galloway purchased this historic home in 2018 and moved it to its current location in Savannah – which involved carefully dismantling the structure and meticulously reassembling it piece by piece, including the chimney – in 2020. Galloway restored this Colonial treasure to its previous glory and added a range of modern conveniences, including luxury baths, secure WiFi, 50-amp electric vehicle charging stations and 24/7 HD video security.
Today, this historic inn features spectacular period woodwork, wide-plank pine flooring, original plasterwork, period-appropriate linseed oil paint, a central fireplace and an oversized brick hearth. Guests who stay in the Hills-Galloway House also enjoy exclusive access to the Attic Lounge, the original 1740s attic which includes plush leather Chesterfield sofas, wing back chairs, board games, a library, and period artwork.
The Nichols House serves as a prime example of Italianate architecture during the Victorian era in Savannah, offering intricate corbels and dental molding as well as original ceiling medallions, crown molding and heart pine floors.
Originally built in 1884 for William Nichols, the son of Civil War-era printer George Nichols, the house is rich in history and was at one point owned by legendary singer Nat King Cole.
“Like Savannah, Printmaker’s Inn is full of stories, charm and history,” Galloway said. “Printmaker’s Inn stands apart as an exciting new option for visitors and for special events throughout the year. We’re incredibly honored to breathe new life into two historic American mansions and to share this beautiful inn with new generations of visitors.”