South Carolina Bed & Breakfast Association

110 Ridge Road, Lyman, South Carolina 29365
  • Introduction

    South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Association
    "See South Carolina One Bed and Breakfast at a Time!"

    The inspected and approved inns, country inns and bed and breakfasts of the South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Association welcome you with the warmth and graciousness of the South.

    With the diversity of the Blue Ridge Mountains in our North and beaches in our South and East, to the rolling foothills of the Upstate and the swamp preserves in our Lowlands, South Carolina is a unique state all its own. So it is with our bed and breakfasts. From historic farmhouses to southern mansions, former plantations to new dwellings built especially as a B&B, you will find each bed and breakfast an inimitable property.

    Envision your visit and let the bed and breakfast inns of South Carolina embellish your experience in our great state. Our bed and breakfast inn accommodations offer an experience unique to the SC lodging industry and different from that of a hotel. Our innkeepers would be happy to assist you with local reservations or to discuss local attraction/dining options. In addition, many of our properties offer on-line reservation systems. We want to ensure that your experience from reservation to check-out meets your expectations.

    Our desire is simple: To help you find that perfect home away from home while visiting the great state of South Carolina. Again, welcome and enjoy your stay in our great state!

    The SCBBA Board of Directors

    Remember...Each South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Association Member is Inspected and Approved.

    Our desire is simple: To help you find that perfect home away from home while visiting the great state of South Carolina. Again, welcome and enjoy your stay in our great state! Remember...Each South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Association Member is Inspected and Approved.

    Gift Certificates...The Perfect Gift! The South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Association is dedicated to providing a memorable experience in special overnight accommodations. A gift that revisits the bygone days of grace and elegance, comfortable living, country manners and the tradition of Southern Hospitality. SCBBA Gift Certificates are available in $50 increments and can be used as cash at participating inns throughout the state. A $10 shipping and handling charge is added to each certificate purchased up to $250 and a $15 shipping and handling charge is added to each certificate purchased from $300 to $400. Multiple orders may be purchased.

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  • Capital City and Lake Murray Country Tourism District

    Boasting three rivers and beautiful Lake Murray, challenging golf courses and the nationally-known Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, this region offers vacation and entertainment opportunities for the entire family. Our Capital City, Columbia, offers a diverse selection of cultural and educational attractions, such as the Columbia Museum of Art and Edventure. For a journey back in time, make the short drive to the Lexington County Museum to take your family back in time. Visit the Newberry Opera House for an array of musical and theatrical entertainment options throughout the year and enjoy their great restaurants and antique shopping. Take advantage of our abundant natural beauty, by visiting the Congaree National Park, the Three Rivers Greenway riverfront parks or simply rent a boat and spend the day on beautiful Lake Murray. The outdoor recreational opportunities are endless in Capital City/Lake Murray Country!

    Check out the Capital City & Lake Murray Country members listed below
    for a description and contact information (many also have color pictures)


    The 1425 Inn
    1425 Richland St
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201
    Innkeeper(s): David & Karen Brown

    An exquisite bed and breakfast offering fine rooms, food, and service. Both the vacation and the business traveler appreciate the pleasant atmosphere of the inn and its staff. Find a home away from home.

    Chesnut Cottage Bed and Breakfast
    1718 Hampton Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    Telephone: 803-256-1718
    Innkeeper(s): Gale Garrett

    The Chesnut Cottage (1850) is in the Historic district. It features five guest rooms with whirlpools, a garden with a fountain, swing, and lounge chairs. USC and Columbia's finest restaurants are blocks away.


  • Historic Charleston Region Tourism District

    Charleston is America's most beautifully preserved architectural and historic treasure, with a rich, 300-year history just waiting to be discovered. Once one of the preeminent cities in the British colonies, Charleston stands today as a living monument to the founding and evolution of our nation. Hundreds of significant and lovingly preserved structures from the colonial and antebellum periods grace the city's narrow streets. Formal gardens magnify the beauty of stately, centuries-old homes. Church bells toll the hour as history unfolds around each and every corner. Merchant ships ply the once embattled waters of Charleston Harbor, much as they have since the 1700's. In no other American city are the past and present more intertwined! This unique appeal led the readers of Conde ' Nast Traveler to name Charleston as one of the "Top Twenty" destinations in the world.

    The entire Charleston area is a never-ending feast for the senses, with history serving as the main course. Visit Charles Towne Landing, where the original settlement was founded in 1670. Explore the Charleston Museum, our nation's first museum; or Patriots Point, one of the world's largest naval and maritime museums and home of WW II's "Fighting Lady," the aircraft carrier Yorktown. Drive to Fort Moultrie, scene of the first decisive American victory of the Revolution, and a mainstay of shore defense until 1947. Take a scenic boat tour to Fort Sumter, the man-made island fortress where the US Civil War began. World-famous plantations and gardens offer visitors a fascinating glimpse into life during the antebellum era. Take the time to discover the small towns and rural communities along the newly-created Heritage Corridor, which runs through Charleston and Dorchester counties. The Heritage Corridor makes it easy for visitors to enjoy the abundant historic, cultural, and recreational opportunities available in Summerville, St. George, Edisto, McClellanville and a host of other communities.

    The Charleston area's lush sea islands and sun-drenched beaches offer as much recreation or relaxation as your heart desires. Charleston's relationship with the game of golf dates back to 1786, with the founding of America's first golf course and golf club. More recently, the area played host to the 1991 Ryder Cup and will host the 1997 World Cup of Golf at Kiawah Island's heralded Ocean Course. Charter fishing, sailing, kayaking and other water sports are readily available.

    Shopping in the Charleston area is second to none. Marvel at native sweetgrass baskets and handmade crafts, or browse through inviting specialty shops, art galleries and antique shops. When it comes to dining you'll have an almost unlimited choice, including some of the most celebrated restaurants in the southeast. If festivals strike your fancy, you've come to the right place! Spoleto Festival USA, Festival of Houses & Gardens, Fall Candlelight Tours, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Christmas in Charleston and the World Grits Festival are just a few of the varied special events to be enjoyed.

    Check out the Historic Charleston members listed below for a
    description and contact information (many also have color pictures)


    1843 Battery Carriage House Inn
    20 South Battery
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Innkeeper(s): Elizabeth Kilminster

    Our unique bed and breakfast in historic Charleston is a relaxing oasis in the midst of a serene, upscale residential neighborhood. Relax in one of 11 unique, intimate guest rooms, each gracefully decorated to compliment the time and theme of its historical lineage and perfect for a romantic getaway.

    36 Meeting Street Bed & Breakfast
    36 Meeting Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Innkeeper(s): Vic and Anne Brandt

    Experience the intimacy of Charleston's most exclusive historic residential neighborhoods in this circa 1740 Georgian Single House. Three elegant suites with four-poster Mahogany beds, antiques, and oriental rugs welcome you. Enjoy the private walled garden. Just steps from the Battery.

    A Bed & Breakfast at 4 Unity Alley
    4 Unity Alley
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Innkeeper(s): Rick Schneider & Don Smith

    Superior accommodations in an historic building. Hearty breakfasts. On site indoor parking. Location, location, location.

    Bed and Breakfast of Summerville
    304 South Hampton Street
    Summerville, SC 29483
    Innkeeper(s): Dusty & Emmagene Rhodes

    The country-furnished guest house sits amid moss-draped oaks on the grounds of the 1865 plantation-style Blake Washington House. Perfect for two, the cottage offers privacy and comfort in a place of your own.

    Fantasia Bed and Breakfast at the Mary Scott House
    11 George Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Innkeeper(s): Jack and Sara Ann Murray

    This historic, romantic retreat, built for Mary Scott, circa 1812, is a classic Charleston single house. The grounds are landscaped with native flora accented by a shaved bluestone drive leading to private off-street parking. Fantasia is located in Charleston's historic Ansonborough District within convenient walking distance of many of the city's historic sites.

    Linwood Historic Home & Gardens Bed and Breakfast
    200 South Palmetto St.
    Summerville, SC 29483
    Innkeeper(s): Linda & Peter Shelbourne

    Elegant, antique filled 1883 Victorian mansion with columned porches set in 2 acres of nationally acclaimed gardens in historic district near fine shops, restaurants and plantations.

    Price House Cottage B&B
    224 Sumter Ave.
    Summerville, SC 29483
    Innkeeper(s): Jennifer and David Price

    Meticulously restored 1812 servant quarters. Professionally decorated, fine linens. Full kitchen. Living Room with fireplace. Private drive and parking. Gourmet breakfasts served in cottage during week and main house on weekends. Heart of Historic District.

    Southerly Bed & Breakfast
    7760 Little Britton Road
    Yonges Island, SC 29449
    Innkeeper(s): Jan Mimms

    Majestic oaks and tradition southern landscaping surround this rural riverfront home situated 45 minutes from downtown historic Charleston, nestled next to the ACE Basin. Near beaches and golf courses but still a haven for lovers of nature, Southerly is also a favorite lowcountry outdoor wedding site.

    Thomas Lamboll House
    19 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Innkeeper(s): Marie and Emerson Read

    1735 Georgian single private home in heart of historic district. Two large bedrooms with queen size beds. Private baths, Central air, fireplaces, french doors leading to piazza. Sumptuous continental breakfast in formal dining room. Off street parking at no charge. Wi-Fi.

    Two Meeting Street Inn
    2 Meeting St.
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Innkeeper(s): Pete and Jean Spell

    C. 1890 Queen Anne Victorian in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. Charleston's oldest and most romantic Inn. Family antiques, Tiffany Stained Glass Windows, and intricate carved oak paneling. On Historic Battery and waterfront.

    Zero Water Street Bed & Breakfast
    31 East Battery
    Charleston, SC 29401
    Innkeeper(s): Cordes Greer Simpson, Manager

    Circa 1836. This beautiful ante-bellum mansion overlooks High Battery, Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter, is elegantly furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. Lush garden, Victorian Playhouse - parking and private entrance. Charleston's best-kept secret!

  • Low Country Tourism District

    In the southern coastal region of South Carolina, you will discover a beautiful sweep of nature filled with Lowcountry charm and hospitality. From cool sea islands and the vast expanse of salt-marsh grasses to dense pine forests, the ever changing scenery frames a wide range of leisure opportunities. The area's rich history is traced in old rice plantations and lovingly restored antebellum homes, while quiet trails and wildlife preserves provide views of nature's abundance.

    Today in the South Carolina Lowcountry, visitors experience a world of flavor and activities. Stroll along the beautiful waterfront park in Historic Beaufort, play at one of the many community festivals held throughout the year, or bask in the warmth of clean coastal sands at Edisto Beach or Hunting Island State Park. Attend such renowned tournaments as the Family Circle Tennis Cup or the MCI Heritage Golf Classic before you try your skill on the many courts and courses of the pros. Rough it in style at Colleton State Park, or pamper yourself in the luxurious accommodations of Fripp Island, Edisto Beach or the internationally famous resort, Hilton Head Island. Shoot sporting clays, fish for largemouth bass, canoe or kayak the beautiful blackwater rivers, or troll offshore for a saltwater trophy. Then settle back and savor the blue crab, shrimp and oysters gathered fresh from the bountiful waterways and prepared to perfection at one of the many fine seafood restaurants.

    From international playgrounds to scenic wilderness, the Lowcountry specks a language of recreation and hospitality you are sure to understand. Whether you prefer golf, tennis, swimming, boating, fishing, shooting, hunting, camping, dining, shopping for unique gifts or factory outlet bargains, seeing sights, touring historic landmarks, or (whew!)... just getting away to a warm and friendly climate, your imagination is the only passport you will need to discover that which the South has always cherished: The Lowcountry... The living is as gentle as the tides, and visitors are always welcome.

    For more information about tourism in the Lowcountry please call 1-800-528-6870

    Check out the Lowcountry members listed below for a
    description and contact information (many also have color pictures)


    Shaw House
    613 Cypress Court
    Georgetown, SC 29440
    Telephone: 843 546-9663
    Innkeeper(s): Mary and Joe Shaw

    Located on the grounds of historic Willowbank Plantation, this colonial style home offers unobstructed views of rice fields and marshland. Spacious rooms filled with antiques feature king and queen size rice beds. From the front porch rocking chairs view many species of birds and wildlife. Located a short stroll from Georgetown's historic district.

    The Keith House Inn
    1012 Front Street
    Georgetown, SC 29440
    Innkeeper(s): Brandy Davis & Diane Kludt

    The Keith House Inn is Georgetown's newest bed and breakfast located in the charming business district of Historic Georgetown. Recently renovated for our guests,this stately residence was once of the home of the prominent Keith and Trapier families. Built in 1825, the home retains all of the character and elegance of a long gone era yet modern comforts of home.



    Cape Romain B&B
    805 W. Carolina Rd.
    McClellanville, South Carolina 29458
    Innkeeper(s): Joe and Marianne Shaw

    Located in McClellanville,SC with access to Cape Romain Refuge and Francis Marion Forrest. House has 2 bedrooms, 1 queen size bed per room, private baths, nice porch with rocking chairs, boat tours to lighthouses available. House is elevated and can be seen at . Rates are $85/night.

    Mount Pleasant

    Old Village Post House Inn & Restaurant
    101 Pitt St.
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    843- 388-8935
    Innkeeper(s): Nate Kimbrough

    Set in the quaint, historic fishing community of the Old Village of Mount Pleasant, the Inn makes its home among centuries old oaks and harbor-side homes. Six distinct and well-appointed rooms provide a choice of sizes and style. Amenities include wireless high-speed Internet, cable TV, telephone, private bath with whirlpool tub, daily breakfast and more.


    Tudor Oaks Bed and Breakfast
    104 Legend Oaks Way
    Summerville, SC 29485
    Innkeeper(s): Diane Armstrong

    Tudor Oaks has the atmosphere of Southern hospitality and warmth, along with touring convenience to Summerville, Charleston and local plantations. Golf and tennis are available at the Legend Oaks Golf Course, only a block away. Tudor Oaks showcases a lovely Tudor home resplendent with the "Summerville/Charleston" quilt hanging in the foyer.


    Old Academy Bed and Breakfast
    904 Hampton Street
    Walterboro, SC 29488
    Innkeeper(s): Don & Jean Sterling

    Originally built in 1834 as Walterboro's first school. Spacious rooms with fine linens. Central air/cable TV. Full breakfast served in formal dining room. Private baths. Turn down service with evening cordial. Cancellation 72 hours notice required.

  • Olde 96 Tourism District

    Beauty and history come alive in the Old 96 District. No era has ever captured the American imagination quite like that of the Old South. A visit to the Old 96 District will show you why. With all modern conveniences, you can experience the beauty and mystique of a culture that played a significant part in shaping our country. The Confederacy itself began in this region, making it truly part of the heartland of the antebellum South.

    The locations of several revolutionary and civil war battles are spread across the five counties of South Carolina now known as the Old 96 District: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens and McCormick Counties.

    Check out the Old 96 District members listed below
    for a description and contact information (many also have color pictures)


    Veranda On Main
    802 N Main St
    Abbeville, SC 29620
    (864) 366-9540
    Innkeeper(s): Thomas and Linda Tyner

    Magnificent Southern Greek Revival home with porches galore! Enjoy the view of Abbeville's historic Main Street, and take a short stroll downtown to our famed Opera House. A house full of character, luxurious bedrooms, and gracious hosts make this Abbeville's favorite bed and breakfast.


    The Farmhouse at Bush River
    3111 Hwy. 56 South
    Clinton, SC 29325
    Innkeeper(s): Janet & Greg Henley

    An Irish farmhouse in the heart of South Carolina. Unique and new, The Farmhouse hosts beautiful rooms, lovely gardens, scenic pastures and the finest of all fiber animals, the alpaca. Delight in country walks or enjoy a game of billiards in our Irish pub gameroom. Whether a weekend away or a business trip, The Farmhouse at Bush River offers you a relaxing and memorable stay.


    Pleasant Lane Acres B&B
    318 Pleasant Lane
    Edgefield, SC 29824
    Innkeeper(s): Barbara Rupert

    Located off the beaten path. Our tree-lined driveway leads you to a newly restored 120 year old "Farm House." Lovingly decorated with family heirlooms and antiques; fireplaces in every room. we are located in the middle of fifty acres for a quiet relaxing country getaway.

    Additional Area Information

    Abbeville Opera House

    Built in 1908, performances by the Ziegfield "Follies" and vaudeville stars such as Jimmy Durante and Fanny Brice entertained Abbevillians in this historic building. Located on town square. For Information tickets, play dates call (864)459-2157.

    Burt-Stark Mansion

    Built in the 1830's, this home was the site of the final meeting of the Confederate War Council with President Jefferson Davis on May 2, 1865. Located on North Main and Greenville Streets, Abbeville. Admission. (864)459-4297.

    Bowie Arts Center

    On the Erskine College campus in Due West, the Bowie Arts Center contains permanent collections of antique furniture, porcelain, cut glass and clocks and musical instruments. The building houses a museum, gallery classroom and space for traveling exhibits. Monday-Thursday 1-4:30pm, Saturday 2-4pm, first Sunday in each month 2-4pm. (864)379-8867.

    Old Edgefield Pottery

    Watch resident potter as he revives the tradition of making Edgefield pottery. Items are available for sale. Located at 230 Simpkins Street, Edgefield. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-6PM or by appointment. (803)637-2060.

    National Wild Turkey Federation

    A national non-profit organizatlon of sportsmen dedicated to helping restore the wild turkey population and prevent their extinction. Located on Hwy. 25, Edgefield. Open Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM. (803)637-3106.

    The Museum

    Be transported back to the turn of the century with a nostalgic walk down a city street. Return to the gaslight and horse and buggy days as you walk by parlor kitchen, drug store, general store and a one-room schoolhouse. Located at 106 Main Street, Greenwood. Tuesday-Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday and Sunday 9PM-5PM Free admission. (864)229-7093.

    Park Seed Company

    Visit the largest mail-order seed company in the world and tour the beautiful test gardens from Spring until Fall. Packages of seed, both vegetable and flower are available for sale at the Gift Shop. Located on SC254, Greenwood. Open for tours daily 9AM-5PM. (864)223-8555 or 1-800-845-3369.

    Emerald Farm

    A fully operational goatmilk farm which features a delightful gift shop where goat's milk soaps and cheeses are available. Located off Last Cambridge Avenue, east of Greenwood. Free admission. (864)223-9747.

    Ninety Six National Historic Site

    Site of the first Southern land battle of the Revolutionary War. A Visitor Center features exhibits and a videotape about the event. Located on SC248, Ninety Six. Open daily 8AM-5PM. (864)543-4068.

    James Dunklin House

    Built ca. 1820, this classic example of South Carolina architecture now serves as a museum filled with many fine antiques. Located at 544 West Main Street, Laurens. Open by appointment. Free admission. (864)984-4735.

    Presbyterian College

    A 4-year, liberal arts school located in Clinton's historic district, this beautiful campus offers diverse cultural opportunities including theater, concerts and art exhibits. (864)833-2820.

    The Keturah

    A restored hotel which now serves as home to MACK (McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah), it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Current exhibits on display. Also contains the Gallery Shop. Located on 115 South Main Street, McCormick. Monday-Friday 8:50AM-6PM, weekends by appointment Free admission. (864)465-3216

    John de la Howe School and Barn

    A state-operated school for children on land donated by French Huguenot immigrant, John de la Howe visitors are always welcome on campus. Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5PM A stone barn serves as the Country Market, a showcase of crafts and foods of the region's unique heritage. Saturday 9am-4pm. Located on SC81 eight miles northwest of McCormick.(864)391-2131.

  • Olde English Tourism District

    Explore the Olde English District by scheduling day and overnight trips. Spend a day at Paramount's Carowinds with the family, swept away by the park's incredible rides, shows and new events. Then treat the family to an evening of fun at the Charlotte Knights AAA Baseball game. Alternate with a weekend spent winding through the streets of charming towns such as Lancaster or Camden, possibly staying in a quaint bed and breakfast. The area is dotted with picturesque towns, like Winnsboro which features the longest continuously running town clock in the United States. The area offers a number of antique shops, specialty shops and outlet shopping. Camden definitely has a passion for horses, although they do post signs throughout the town "Horses Forbidden On Sidewalks". Visitors can share the excitement in the spring at the Carolina Cup steeplechase races and in the fall at the Colonial Cup.

    Check out the Olde English District members listed below
    for a description and contact information (many also have color pictures)



    Bloomsbury Inn
    1707 Lyttleton Street
    Camden, SC 29020
    Innkeeper(s): Bruce and Katherine Brown

    Sensational in any Season...Top Ten Inns in the Nation; Top Innkeepers; recommended by Southern Living. With uncompromising detail, Bloomsbury mingles elegance and history in the 1849 home where Mary Boykin Chesnut penned in her famed "Diary From Dixie". Gourmet and business will be pampered. Just 3 miles to I-20.

    Camden House Bed & Breakfast
    1502 Broad Street
    Camden, SC 29020
    (803) 713-1013
    (888) 713-1013
    Innkeeper(s): Paul & Sharon Hrabovsky

    The Camden House mirrors all of the charm and grandeur of the antebellum South! Completed in 1832, the mansion is, today, nestled in the heart of historic downtown Camden putting everyting in easy walking distance. Wake up to the smell of a delicious breakfast and the best homemade biscuits!


    Harmony House Bed & Breakfast
    3485 Harmony Rd
    Catawba, SC 29704
    Innkeeper(s): Mike and Janice Richards

    Experience the Peace and Rest of our quiet country home. Enjoy jetted tubs, fireplaces, fountains, and our landscaped garden. Finish your day with fine dining in nearby Rock Hill, SC. A full hot breakfast is included with all rooms.



    Magnolia Inn
    120 Academy Street
    Chester, SC 29706
    803 581-5947
    Innkeeper(s): Marsha and Mike Eland

    Beautifully restored 1913 Classic Revival -Nestled in the quiet, historic downtown of Chester, South Carolina, Magnolia Inn is a charming place to unwind from all the hectic demands of modern life. Magnolia Inn is centrally located between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC and half way between Ohio and Orlando Florida.


    Kilburnie, the Inn at Craig Farm
    1824 Craig Farm Road
    Lancaster, SC 29720
    Innkeeper(s): Johannes Tromp

    From the moment you arrive, you'll feel special and welcome. Recommended by Southern Living, this elegant country home inn has 11 fireplaces and all guest rooms are spacious & comfortable. Kilburnie is set on 400 private acres and is surrounded by gardens, woodland, and pastoral landscapes.

    Rock Hill

    Book & the Spindle, The
    626 Oakland Ave.
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    Innkeeper(s): Pam & Warren Bowen

    Beautifully appointed brick Georgian home located in the Historic District, overlooking Winthrop University campus. Rock Hill's best restaurants, art galleries, and performance centers are a stroll away. Each room is uniquely appointed and has a different South Carolina theme.

    East Main Guest House
    600 East Main Street
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    Innkeeper(s): Melba and Jerry Peterson

    Quiet and restful but near downtown, Winthrop University and in the beautiful Historic District. Charming, comfortable bedrooms, lavish breakfasts in lovely surroundings and your day ends and begins with pleasure in this friendly atmosphere. A stroll in the gardens or in downtown Rock Hill will add to the enjoyment of your visit.


    Nicholson Mansion Bed and Breakfast
    2403 Cross Keys Hwy
    Union, SC 29379
    Innkeeper(s): Lynn and Patrick Mornane

    Luxury, peaceful and serene place to relax and unwind. set on 14 acres with wildlife and exotic pets to see. flat screen TVs, private bathrooms, king size beds and wireless internet access through out the house. Three fireplaces including one in the dining room. lots of places to relax or read or enjoy the quiet.


    Honeysuckle Acres Bed and Breakfast
    70 Honeysuckle Lane
    Winnsboro, SC 29180
    Innkeeper(s): Harold & Patricia Frish

    A serene retreat on seven park-like acres offering the charm and elegance of a European guesthouse. The columned colonial home is reminiscent of an antebellum mansion. Available for a relaxing stay or we are available for weddings, brunches, showers and parties.

    Additional Area Information

    The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County sponsors a variety of specialty events and horse themes dominate their art shows in the spring and fall. Visit Historic Camden with its 18th and 19th century houses, gift shops and picnic area. Special events in Historic Camden include horse jumping championships and tours of horse stables.

    Other examples of the state's preservation efforts can be found in state parks such as Rose Hill near Union, which safeguards the rose gardens and mansion of William Henry Gist, the last governor to use his home as the official residence.

    In Lancaster County, picturesque Andrew Jackson State Park features a campground, museum and a beautiful ampitheater. The theater hosts the annual Carolina Legends Bluegrass Festival, among others.

    The Revoluntionary War battle at King's Mountain was the pivotal point when American patriots began to win their struggle. A marked trail, film and exhibits at King's Mountain National Military Park interpret the conflict. Nearby is King's Mountain State Park and its Living History Farm, a frontier homestead. Pioneer Days, with its crafts demonstrations, muzzleloaders competition and folk music is held their each September.

    Golf packages with great rates are available in the Olde English District. One features the 18 hole championship golf course at Cheraw State Park in Chesterfield County. One of the largest state parks, Cheraw also offers group camp facilities along with its cabins and recreational opportunities.

    Other parks in the OED are Lake Wateree State Park, off US 21 between Columbia and Great Falls, N.R.Goodale State Park, near Camden, and Chester State Park, near the town of Chester-all great for outings and picnics. If you're visiting Chester State Park, make an appointment to visit nearby Cruse Vineyards and Winery for a tour and wine tasting.

    For an unexpected treat, head up to Rock Hill and the Museum of York County, where more than 200 mounted animal exhibits from seven continents are displayed. This museum also has an outstanding collection of Indian artifacts and features genuine Catawba pottery on display and for purchase. To learn more about this unique Native American Pottery and the Catawba Indian Nation, visit the Catawba Cultural Preservation Center. Catawba pottery can also be bought here. Take time to visit Rock Hill's lovely Glencairn Gardens, with its terraced lawn and fountain, or discover the pottery and porcelain work of John and Jan Myers at their art studio in Hickory Grove. For a glimpse into the past, visit Historic Brattonsville, a complex of antebellum buildings 10 miles west of Rock Hill.

    For more information about tourism in the Olde English District please call 1-800-965-5909.

  • Pee Dee Country

    "Way down upon the Pee Dee River?" That's the way the song began, we're told, before Stephen Foster's head was turned by the Suwanee, way down upon the map of Southern rivers.

    Jilted or not, the Pee Dee carries a lot of romance in its course and history. One of the South's great river systems, a big, hard-working stream that gives its name to a major agricultural region, Pee Dee begins and ends in exceptional beauty.

    Its birth is a geographic curiosity. High on the Eastern Continental Divide, two notable springs rise just a few yards apart. One flows north, as the New River, to the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico. The other, heading ultimately south toward the Atlantic, is the Yadkin, which becomes the Pee Dee. Dammed repeatedly for recreation and electric power, it is a mighty stream as it cuts through vast timberlands and farms on its way to Georgetown and Winyah Bay.


    Check out the Pee Dee Country members listed below for a
    description and contact information (many also have color pictures



    Breeden Inn Bed & Breakfast
    404 East Main Street
    Bennettsville, SC 29512
    Telephone: 843-479-3665
    Toll-free: 888-335-2996
    Great NY/FL midway or on the way to the NC/SC beaches stay. Encompasses four 19th century houses. Guestrooms with luxury bedding and whirlpools for two. Wonderful Southern porches with swings and rockers. Impressive gardens with pool, winding walks, fountains and hammocks. Delicious full breakfast! Lake, museums, Fitness Center, antiquing.



    The Columns Bed and Breakfast Inn
    601 East Main Street
    Dillon, SC 29536
    Telephone: 843-774-3456

    Located just off I-95 halfway between New York & Florida. This beautiful Greek Revival antebellum, circa 1903, portraying 34 columns, surrounded with rocking chairs porches and balconies. The warmth of an exceptional bed and breakfast with the style and tradition of times gone by where you will find comfort, beauty and timeless elegance. In the historic district.


    Ambrias Garden Manor Bed and Breakfast
    111 Kuker Street
    Florence, SC 29501
    Telephone: 843-661-6060
    Toll-free: 866-412-2632

    Ambrias is recommended by Southern Living - Oct 2005, Travel Leisure - Aug 2006, and SC Homes and Garden Magazine - Oct 2006. A restful and charming setting. Enjoy a full Southern breakfast with delightful hosts. Sit on the extended porch accompanied with an old time swing for a relaxing evening.


    Abingdon Manor Country Inn & Restaurant
    307 Church Street
    Latta, SC 29565
    Telephone: 843-752-5090
    Toll-free: 888-752-5090

    Upscale Inn and restaurant, halfway between NYC and Palm Beach. Discriminating clientele looking for exceptional lodging and dining. Quiet, safe, historic village close to I-95. The award winning restaurant is open to the public for dinner by reservation. Full liquor and wine available. Special weekend packages.


    Rosewood Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn
    900 North Main Street
    Marion, SC 29571
    Telephone: 843-423-5407
    Toll-free: 877-523-5407
    Circa 1895 restored manor with wraparound veranda. Occupies an entire city block in the heart of the historic district. A library, music room and cozy parlors await your arrival. Enjoy the relaxed pace of a small southern village and the hospitality of a bygone era.

    The Grove - The Inn on Harlee
    408 Harlee Street
    Marion, SC 29571
    Telephone: 843.423.5220

    Nestled on five acres, "The Grove" is an island of retreat where our gates stand open to welcome you. The centerpiece of this serene setting is an Eastlake Victorian manor house (1895) where spacious comfortable guest chambers with private baths, well appointed parlors, and a gourmet breakfast await you.

    Additional Area Information

    The earliest explorers met Indians of the Pee Dee tribe who lived and hunted in its broad valley. Unspoiled groves of tall trees flanked its passage. So clear of underbrush was the forest floor that a man could be seen half a mile away, wrote one adventurer. Natural, meadow-like clearings bloomed with exotic species of wildflowers. Big game abounded.

    The river was named for its native people. And of course the word of such a place spread quickly. English gentry, encouraged by the Lords Proprieters, came early to Winyah Bay, to the mouth of the Pee Dee. Early also came creative and industrious French Huguenots. Soon after the English Crown assumed the land in 1729, settlement swelled.

    Plantations neaar the Pee Dee's mouth grew rice; upriver grew indigo and later tobacco. At the end of the 18th century King Cotton was displacing the rice culture to command, for several generations, much of the Pee Dee basin's splendid cropland. Today soybeans grow here, and pecan groves supply nuts for far-flung confectioneries. Corn is a money crop, not only for feed but for ethanol, a gasoline alternative which is manufactured near Kingstree.

    While tobacco and cotton remain major commercial crops today, indigo left a whimsical mark: it provided the blue dye used to paint around doors and windows of cabins to keep "Ol' Plat-Eye", the coastal boogie-man, from entering. A similar tradition lay behind the blue trim on some "Dutch" (German) houses up the Savannah and the Congaree, and perhaps unconsciously lives on in a decorative trait that still turns up today. Happily, "Ol Plat-Eye" still lives and lurks in some of the state's best folk tales.

    Florence, born with the coming of the railroad in the 1880s, is a bustling modern city, a center of commerce and burgeoning mecca of the performing arts. Hartsville, home of Coker College, thrives on culture. Tobacco spurred the growth of Mullins, Lake City, Hemingway, Pamplico and Timmonsville.

    And then there is Darlington, home of the roar of the stock car engine and the thunder of the crowd. Who could imagine stock car racing without Darlington?

    Through this land of vigorous small cities, retirement communities, sprawling farms, quiet villages, excellent golf courses, and record-breaking race cars, the leisurely dark waters of the Pee Dee still roll, an Upcountry river on the move.

  • Santee Cooper Country Tourism District

    "Santee Cooper Country," say the words and the mind conjures up dozens of images.

    Two lakes, two rivers, two canals, a vast swamp and 450 miles of shoreline, 171,000 acres of land covered by six and a half million gallons of water - Santee Cooper is awesome. Lakes Marion and Moultrie are famous as the home of the landlocked striped bass. Along with stripers, largemouth, crappie, bream and catfish offer an exciting challenge for anglers.

    There are no South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Association
    Member Inns located in Santee Cooper Country at this time


    Thee Matriarch Bed & Breakfast, Meeting and Special Events Venue
    1170 Fischer St.
    Orangeburg, SC 29115

    Come Experience "Where Southern Charm and Hospitality Meet in the heart of historic downtown Orangeburg." This 100 year-old home has been elegantly restored, each room beautifully designed and themed for your enjoyment. Our Chef crafts tantalizing cuisines of every genre for any occasion. Each bite will make your soul sing & yearn for more! Near 1-95,US 301,I-26

    Additional Area Information

    Golf in Santee Cooper Country may well be one of the best kept secrets of the sunbelt. Lovers of the game are well pleased with the variety of courses in the area. Within a 45 minute drive of Santee, golfers can play 15, 18 holes courses.

    Sportsmen taking time out from fishing or golf to hunt the prime fields and woodlands will find excellent outdoor adventure stalking whitetail deer, wing shooting or taking plentiful small game.

    If you just want to relax and get away from the pressures of everyday life this is the place to do it. Our pace is slow our people are friendly. Dining is an experience. You can sample good old Southern home cooking, traditional barbecue or a local favorite, fried catfish.

    History and beauty abound in our five county region (Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Orangeburg and Sumter). There are museums, parks, breathtaking flower gardens, plantation homes, nature trails, historic battle grounds, lake and river tours and much more.

  • The Grand Strand Region Tourism District

    The Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina has something to suit every personality. Visitors can enjoy the serenity of historic Conway, a leisurely stroll along the riverfront in Georgetown or the glitz and glamour of big name entertainment, shopping and dining in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

    Choose to spend sunny days along the 60-mile stretch of clean and safe public beaches. Beach walkers enjoy the moderate climate year-round. Water sports enthusiasts find comfortable temperatures during many months. Anglers find a great variety of sport from eight piers or on charter boats during most of the year. Look for spectator sports such as soccer or baseball. Find your fill of championship golf on 100 courses or practice on more than 50 entertaining miniature courses. Shop till you drop among the hundreds of factory stores, beach shops or trendy boutiques.


    Check out the Grand Strand members listed below
    for a description and contact information (many also have color pictures)


    Cypress Inn
    16 Elm Street
    Conway, SC 29526

    Overlooking the Waccamaw River in the historic town of Conway, this luxury Inn is near but distinctly apart from the golf mecca of Myrtle Beach. Eleven unique guestrooms, each with its own personality, offer charm and comforts such as plush robes and bed linens, climate control, Jacuzzis, TV/VCR and some fireplaces.

    Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast
    3423 Highway 319E
    Conway, SC 29526

    Built in 1914, The Moore Farm House B&B is located in Conway, SC only a few miles from Myrtle Beach. Stay in one of the four rooms named after the Moore daughters. Select a book from the library, play a friendly game of billiards all in a smoke-free environment.



    Harbor House Bed and Breakfast
    15 Cannon Street
    Georgetown, SC 29440
    Harbor House, circa 1765, is the only waterfront bed and breakfast located in Georgetown's Historic District. All guest rooms offer spectacular harbor views. The immaculately restored house has original heart pine floors, deep colonial moldings, family antiques, eight fireplaces and oriental carpets.

    Mansfield Plantation B&B
    1776 Mansfield Road
    Georgetown, SC 29440

    Comfort, beauty and timeless elegance...the bed and breakfast at Mansfield Plantation is the perfect getaway for anyone dreaming of an escape from the norm. Mansfield Plantation is a member of the National Register of Historic Places.

    Additional Area Information

    Dining choices include more than 1500 places where you might grab a quick and traditional meal, indulge at a huge buffet or linger over a leisurely candlelit experience. The Myrtle Beach area boasts every type of cuisine ranging from the predominant seafood to the Lowcountry recipes from Southern plantation days or international delicacies of renown. More theme restaurants than any city in the world can be found here. In addition to tempting menu choices, they offer memorabilia exhibits, shopping or entertainment to please any palate. These choices include House of Blues, All Star Café, Nascar Café, Planet Hollywood, Easy Rider and Hard Rock Café, just for starters.

    Ripley's Aquarium showcases thousands of sea creatures, and Alligator Adventure is home to a thousand alligators, snakes, exotic crocodile and tortoises. Educational as well as entertaining, these attractions offer fun for every age visitor.

    Live family entertainment is staged nightly in a variety of theaters featuring every differing musical taste. Two are dinner theaters where the entire family may feast while being entertained.

    Inn-goers will find delightful private accommodations and unparalled service tucked into the hustle and bustle of one of the country's most popular and dynamic yearround beach resort areas.

    For a free vacation planning guide with 360 pages of information about the area, you may call (800) 356-3016.

  • Thoroughbred Country

    Thoroughbred Country, a four-county area consisting of Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, and Barnwell, got its name from the importance of horses to the region, both in its agricultural economy and its reputation as a thoroughbred training center. The largest city in Thoroughbred Country, Aiken, has produced many high-stakes horse-race winners. The best of the best are documented in the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame with photos, trophies, and racing silks. Also included in the museum is information on polo, another equestrian activity that is very much a part of Aiken's culture.


    Check out the Thoroughbred Country members listed below
    for a description and contact information (many also have color pictures)


    The Briar Patch
    544 Magnolia Street SE
    Aiken, SC 29801
    In typical Aiken style a two story house that started as stables. The two guest rooms detached from the house were once tack rooms. One has twin canopy beds, the other a queen size bed.

    Town & Country Inn Bed, Breakfast and Stabling
    5195 Sizemore Circle
    Aiken, SC 29803

    The Town & Country Inn B&B is a place of quiet, relaxation that welcomes guests including children to a hobby farm setting. The B&B has 5 acres which includes stabling for guests bringing horses, an in-ground pool, a gazebo, Koi pond, five comfy rooms with all modern amenities, two sitting rooms, a front porch and balcony and two types of breakfasts.


    Isabella's Bed and Breakfast
    601 Mims Avenue
    Johnston, SC 29832

    135 Year old Victorian Home totally remodeled and decorated with antique furniture. Isabella's is nestled in a small Railroad Town. Known as "The Peach Capital of the World". Antique and Collectible shopping. Located within 30 Miles of The Masters Golf Tournament. Big Moes Drive-In Movie Theatre is one of six left in the country and only 12 miles away.


    Annie's Inn Bed & Breakfast
    3083 Charleston Hwy.
    Montmorenci, SC 29839
    Pre Civil War, Greek Revival plantation home surrounded by cotton fields. Guest rooms each have private baths and include a full country breakfast. Guest cottages are beautifully designed to blend in with the old architecture while having all the amenities. Established 23 years. Pool.

    North Augusta

    Carolina Oaks Bed & Breakfast Inn
    819 Carolina Avenue
    North Augusta, SC 29841
    803 278-6360
    Whether for leisure or business, you'll find genunie hospitality in downtown North Augusta, South Carolina just across the Savannah River Bridge into Augusta, Georgia. The Innkeepers take pleasure to offer one room or the whole house to personify simple luxuries and southern comfort to CELEBRATE friends,family and traditions.    

    Rosemary Inn
    804 Carolina Avenue
    North Augusta, SC 29841

    Rosemary Inn was the home of James U. Jackson, founder of North Augusta. This exquisite Greek Revival home turns extraordinary history into a comfortable, elegant B&B. Adorned with original ornamental wood work, lighting, and furnished with period pieces - this B&B offers an unforgettable and unparalleled experience!

    Additional Area Information

    The Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame is located in Hopeland Gardens, the gardens to a former Winter Colony estate in downtown Aiken. The city once was famous as a healthful resort for wealthy Northerners who built "cottages," or magnificent summer homes. Hopeland Gardens contains beautiful traditional gardens, the Hall of Fame in the former stables, a wetlands garden, an open-air stage, and a fountain at the former foundation of the house. Another of the Winter Colony "cottages" now houses the Aiken County Historical Museum. Because many of the other Winter Colony homes are still privately-owned, one of the best ways to learn of Aiken's history and equestrian lifestyle is to take a tour with Aiken Tours on a Saturday morning. These tours are arranged through the Aiken Chamber of Commerce.

    Just outside of Aiken are two treasures -- to the west is Redcliffe Plantation State Park, the home of James Hammond, former governor of South Carolina, and to the east is Montmorenci Vineyards, which offers wine tastings of its many award-winning wines made from their own home-grown grapes.

    Thoroughbred Country is also an integral part of the new South Carolina Heritage Corridor, which spans fourteen counties on the western side of South Carolina. One of the regional Discovery Centers is the Agricultural Heritage Center in Blackville, slated to open in 1998. This center will offer a look at the influences of and to agriculture in the history of the state as well as the South as a whole. Blackville also features an active Mennonite community, and Miller's Bread Basket Restaurant is owned and operated by one of these families. Just outside of Blackville is Healing Springs, whose waters are reputed to cure all types of maladies. In nearby Barnwell can be found the beautiful Church of the Holy Apostles, which once acted as a stable for Sherman's horses as he marched through South Carolina, and the mysterious Vertical Sundial at the city's downtown Circle.

    Continuing further south you will find the quaint small towns of Bamberg County. Olar and Ehrhardt will take you back to yesteryear with old-fashioned general stores and antiques dealers. Nearby is Rivers Bridge State Park, the only state park to commemorate the Confederacy and the site of a major resistance to Sherman's march through South Carolina. The town of Denmark is a full shopping destination featuring an antique store in a historic AT&T building, an old-time five-and-dime, a hardware store that is truly a modern-day general store, and the art gallery of nationally renowned Jim Harrison, all within a two-block stretch of the main street

  • Discover Upcountry Carolina

    Welcome to South Carolina's Upcountry. We're glad you're here! From cosmopolitan downtowns to the scenic solitude of mountainous trails, we have something for everyone.

    Rich in cultural facilities, the Upcountry boasts vibrant theater companies and performing arts groups ranging from jammers to ballet troupes to symphonic orchestras. Festivals, street parties and local singer/songwriters provide fun for all.


    Check out the Discover Upcountry Carolina members listed below
    for a description and contact information (many also have color pictures)


    Colvin Farm Bed & Breakfast
    999 Halsellville Road
    Chester, SC 29706

    A tranquil 12 acre retreat in the rolling hills of the Piedmont. The relaxed and comfortable 1835 farm house estate has been impeccably restored to create and beautiful and unpretentious atmosphere. Experience the simpler you expect it to be.



    Park House Bed & Breakfast
    221 E. Park Ave.
    Greenville, SC 29601
    864 232-2020
    855 221-PARK (7275)
    Park House Bed & Breakfast is located just steps from Downtown Greenville, so guests at our Bed & Breakfast can easily experience all the area has to offer. While you're here, explore award-winning eateries, parks, museums, shopping, and other downtown attractions.

    Pettigru Place Bed & Breakfast
    221 E. Park Ave.
    302 Pettigru Street
    Greenville, SC 29601
    The only B&B in Greenville! An easy stroll to Main Street. This stately home and gardens are nestled in the historic district less than a mile from 60 great restaurants, Peace Center, Bi-Lo Center, and museums. A short drive to Furman and Bob Jones Universities. Five impeccable rooms, full gourmet breakfast, complimentary wine and cheese.


    Candleberry Inn B&B Day Spa
    105 Marshland Lane
    Greer, SC 29650

    5-bedroom Cape Cod located 3 miles west of the Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport on the eastside of Greenville. Day Spa Treatment, weddings, special events, candlelight dinners delight our guests. Located in a residential area, Candleberry Inn sets on 1.7 acres in Chartwell Estates subdivision surrounded by white-fenced estates "almost like country!"


    Red Horse Inn
    45 Winstons Chase Ct.
    Landrum, SC 29356
    Sweeping mountain views, pastoral vistas and endless sky offer the perfect setting for six charming cottages and six luxurious inn rooms. Fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, hot tubs and all the romantic amenities make The Red Horse Inn the South's premiere honeymoon destination.


    Walnut Lane Inn
    110 Ridge Road
    Lyman, SC 29365

    This Historic, circa 1902 former cotton plantation home is reminiscent of the grand plantations of yesterday. Offered are 6 tastefully decorated rooms furnished with period antiques. Wireless internet for the business traveler and porch swings for the leisure traveler. Both enjoy the innate spirit of Southern Hospitality. You won't be disappointed.



    Rocky Retreat Bed and Breakfast
    1000 Milwee Creek Rd
    Pendleton, SC 29670
    864 225-3494
    Fully restored 1849 upcountry plantation house with modern conveniences. Country location convenient to historic Pendleton, Clemson University, Lake Hartwell and the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. Serving a full country breakfast. Quiet, restful, historic.


    Sunrise Farm Bed and Breakfast
    325 Sunrise Drive
    Salem, SC 29676
    Sunrise Farm Bed & Breakfast is "Your Country Home Away from Home in the South Carolina UpCountry". Sunrise Farm is located in the Blue Ridge Mtn. foothills, minutes from Lakes Jocassee and Keowee. Choose from spacious c.1890 Victorian farmhouse rooms or self-contained private cottages. Farm animals enhance this family-friendly inn.

    Three Pines View
    151 Shack Hollow Road
    Salem, SC 29676

    New Green Construction, Healthy interiors for those with asthma/allergies. Organic and natural produce grown on the grounds. Long range mountain views, unique, beautifully appointed bungalows with fireplaces whirlpool tubs and outdoor spa. Located between Lakes Jocassee and Keowee. Boating, Hiking, Dining. Uninterrupted tranquility.



    The Garden House
    302 South Main Street
    Simpsonville, SC 29681
    Southern hospitality for business travelers or special getaways. Conveniently located in Simpsonville just off I-385. Walk to town. Short drive to GSP Airport and Main Street Greenville. Flexible breakfast times, private baths, robes, TV/VCR/DVD, wireless internet. Gardens for weddings and other functions.

    Additional Area Information

    Our nationally recognized museums highlight history, culture, technology and art. Woven with heritage, the area is home to more than 500 sites of historic significance. Local historic districts offer a glimpse back in time while an abundance of educational activities look toward the future.

    Recreational opportunities abound for sportsmen, athletes, adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. The Blue Ridge Mountains beckon the outdoor enthusiast, as do our many area lakes and rivers. If you're into hiking, hunting and fishing, camping, boating, whitewater rafting or swimming, you've come to the right place. Golfing, cycling, ice skating and horseback riding are popular as well.

    For those who prefer sports as a spectator, the Upcountry's college and professional teams--the Clemson Tigers, Greenville Braves and South Carolina Shamrocks, to name but a few compete in crowd-roaring games of football, soccer, baseball, basketball and more.