1843 Battery Carriage House Inn

20 South Battery, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
Innkeeper(s): Elizabeth Kilminster

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction

    For a truly memorable Charleston experience, stay in the Battery Carriage House Inn, located in the garden of the Stevens-Lathers house*, one of the most gracious houses on the city's historic harbor front.

    Quiet historic waterfront; residential district; 10 miles from airport.

    Built in 1843 during Charleston's golden age, "No 20" was the childhood summer home of the owner's grandmother who grew up in the 1890's. She spent her winter months at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, which has been in the owner's family since the 1670's.

    Relax in one of eleven inviting, intimate rooms overlooking the mansion's lovely private gardens. Enjoy the service of our friendly, knowledgeable staff and continental breakfast each morning, served either in your room or in the garden under the Lady Bankshire rose arbor.

    And just outside the wrought iron gates of "No. 20" on the Battery, beautiful White Point Gardens and the Battery, facing Charleston Harbor. Whether you stroll along in the moonlight or as the sun is just coming up over the Atlantic Ocean, you'll experience the history and romance that have charmed visitors for more than 300 years.

    *The Stephen-Lathers house is a private residence. Guests stay in the Carriage House or on the ground floor garden level.

  • "I felt right at home on my very first day at The Battery Carriage house, which is situated in the flowering garden of the manor house. The rooms are enchanting with a very private atmosphere." -- Cosmopolitan

    "Among the most romantic of Charleston's Inns is The Battery Carriage House." -- Los Angeles Times Magazine

    "The atmosphere is garden-centered, history-laden, romantic and intimate... This is definitely the right spot for a gracious, relaxing, European-style getaway south of the Mason-Dixon line." -- Elegant Small Hotels

    "For location, not much tops the 1840's-era Battery Carriage House Inn." -- New York Times