The Garden House Bed & Breakfast

302 South Main Street, Simpsonville, South Carolina 29681
Innkeeper(s): Roy and Frances Shelton
  • Introduction

    After spending over 30 years in the Marine Corps and living all over the world, Roy and Frances had long dreamed of owning a bed and breakfast, but that dream didn’t come true until they happened on a house for sale in Simpsonville, South Carolina. It was love at first sight and now they would love to share their dream with you.

    The house was built in 1905 and started out as a one story cottage, but after lots of additions and renovations it is now three stories, approximately 6000 square feet and completely up to date inside. It is conveniently located on South Main Street in Simpsonville just 1.1 miles from exit 27 on I-385 in the heart of the "Golden Strip". Shopping and dining in Simpsonville are close by.

    The house and garden are available for weddings, receptions, business meetings and other functions. Let us know your needs and we will be happy to design a package for you.

    Come "home" to a safe comfortable environment. Your hosts are prepared to meet your personal and professional needs.

    At the end of a long trip, a difficult business day or a relaxing upcountry experience, relax in the Garden House. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy an afternoon or evening refreshment in front of the fireplace in the parlor or living room or on one of the three covered porches. The period garden provides a quiet place outside. Watch a movie on the big screen TV in the living room or enjoy the company of your hosts and other guests. There’s lots of space here!

    Business travelers will find a safe and secure environment with lighted off street parking and hosts prepared to meet all of their personal and professional needs. The facility is well suited for interviewing, entertaining clients, and small conferences. There is a large private study with conference table, phones, fax, copier, scanner, and high speed internet at your disposal. Corporate rates are available.

    The Garden House has five guest rooms furnished with your comfort in mind. Rates range from $99 to $159. Ask about Corporate and senior rates. Each room has a private bathroom, color cable TV with remote, DVD/VCR player, and telephone for local calls.

    We serve a different breakfast each day and offer complimentary afternoon refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and dessert. We are a non-smoking house. Smoking is reserved for the porches and outside.
    We love our dogs, but they live outside. Ask about accommodations for your pet.

    Use tapes, miscellaneous equipment and games are provided at no charge, based on availability. We can arrange golf and are available for luncheons and weddings.

  • Weddings & Special Events

    The house and garden are available for weddings, receptions, business meetings and other functions. Let us know your needs and we will be happy to design a package for you.

  • Gardens

    The period garden provides a quiet place outside.



  • Area Information

    Simpsonville, located in the rolling hills of northwestern South Carolina, is situated in Greenville County, 12 miles south of the city of Greenville. Simpsonville had its beginnings in the 1820s, at a crossroads where the Old Stage Road intersected a former Cherokee trail, later named the Georgia Road. Simpsonville is in the heart of the Golden Strip area, one of the fastest-growing areas in the Southeast.

    Discovery Island Waterpark
    417 Baldwin RD
    Simpsonville, SC 29680

    Greenville County's splashtacular waterpark features a Flowrider, an interactive play structure, a lazy river, body slide, tube slide, a leisure pool area, kiddie slides, geysers and more.

    Fox Run Country Club
    215 Club DR
    Simpsonville, SC 29681

    This course was developed in 1956 in a heavily populated area, but the course is scenic as well as secluded. The most difficult hole is #8, a 446-yard, par 4, requiring an extremely long uphill tee shot over water, then an uphill approach shot to an elevated green.

    Smith Family Farms
    1105 W Georgia RD
    Simpsonville, SC 29680
    Phone: 864-963-8815

    From April through October the Smith Family Farm offers vegetable plants, flowers, vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, pickled peppers, chow chow, peanuts and cider.

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