One of Savannah’s most attractive mansions, Eliza Thompson House is another spot perfect for a romantic getaway. The garden courtyard, with its Koi pond (and iron sculpture by late Georgia-based artist Ivan Bailey), makes for a tranquil hideaway, while the house itself dates from 1847. It was built for Eliza and Joseph Thompson (a cotton merchant), with an enticing fireplace in the lobby. It has no elevators of course. The carriage house in the courtyard is a replica, constructed in the 1980s in the style of New Orleans’ French Quarter. A number of ghostly sightings have been recorded in the house over the years, but in typical Savannah fashion this is considered more a quaint and interesting part of the local tradition rather than anything scary.