Over the years, we've stayed at many lovely B&B's, but none of them can hold a candle to this one. It wasn't just the perfect location, amenities, and ambience. What really made our vacation was the one thing that is unique to the B&B experience -- an absolutely wonderul host and hostess -- Jack and Annelise Simmons. They welcome their guests into their home -- and it is their home first and a business second, as it should be -- and make them feel a part of the family. Thanks to them, we had a truly matchless Charleston visit. From the tour with Mrs. Jane Thornhill -- to the yummy restaurants -- to Drayton Hall and Middleton Place -- to the CSO Gospel Choir performance on the opening night of the Spoleto Festival -- each recommendation added special memories to our 8-day sojourn in the gracious South. By our second day, we were already talking about our next trip there, so we didn't push ourselves to do everything in one visit, knowing we'd be back again and again to visit our new friends, Jack and Anneslise, and their incredible city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Now the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr., the property was originally owned by Captain Timothy Phillips during the Revolution. The Yates family constructed the present house in the early 1840’s and it served as a hospital during the Civil War during which time it was struck by four cannonballs, two of which are now mounted on the gate posts. It is notable for its Adam style paneling by Thomas Pinckney and ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons, his most recent addition (1998) being the basement gate at the front. The Earthquake of 1886 leveled the 4th story, which was rebuilt with a Mansard roof. Subsequent to this, the structure was reinforced with "earthquake rods", bolts running through the house between the exterior walls. Almost 100 years later, in bringing the structure up to code, this same technology was used with the addition of nine more bolts. (Rates: $225.00-325.00) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 15 Church Street Bed & Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House Hotel Charleston
- 15 Church Street Bed And Breakfast - Phillips-Yates-Snowden House