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The Chestnut Cottage Bed and Breakfast

1718 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
The Chestnut Cottage Bed and Breakfast
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My wife and I (and our two golden retrievers) found our first floor room in this two story house provided a very large comfortable bed, period furniture and a display cabinet showcasing Civil War era items. The second room offered a trundle bed which would sleep two children and a Jacuzzi. The third room was a full bathroom including a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Excellent location near downtown, USC, the football stadium, state house, and four historic houses. Spacious parking. Our room was large, as were the other two that we could view. Room decor themed around the Civil War, however came across as a little eclectic. Nothing wrong with that. The room was squeaky clean as the owner apparently does the cleaning. Nothing... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We stayed at the B&B while in town for a show at Township Auditorium. The Auditorium is a 5 minute walk from the inn. Gale and Sherwood Garrett, the owners and innkeepers, made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived until our post-breakfast departure. They went above and beyond the call of duty during our 1 night stay in... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I want to send a personal thank you to the owners of this wonderful establishment. I was treated with the luxury of a whirlpool bath, large historic room, hearty breakfast, and great conversation. Though my stay only lasted one night, I will return to explore the surrounding area! It felt like I was at home.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

What a fabulous B&B!!! We spent two nights here a couple of weeks ago and had such a wonderful time. The suite was tastefully decorated and VERY comfortable. Upon arrival, we were greeted with beverages, chocolate, granola bars and a 1800's newspaper! The room was very spacious and was equipped with everything we needed, lots of cozy blankets, various bathroom... More 

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Baltimore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed here for a weekend to attend a college football game. The house is beautiful! My room was enormous with a jetted tub and comfortable bed. So much fun history to explore here, too. The daily breakfast was incredible and unlike many B&Bs, there was no formality in that you could have breakfast whenever you wanted. The owners are... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This 1820's cottage, the home of General and Mary Chestnut during the Civil War, is charming. The five bedrooms are themed and tastefully decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom appeared to have had some updating but was really in need of more renovation. There is a pleasant garden at the back of the cottage with garden furniture and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

This is an excellent B&B in a well restored historical cottage. Gale and Sherwood went out of their way to make us feel welcome and her breakfast is worthy of any 5 star restaurent. (too bad they do not do dinner). The room was very well appointed and comfortable. Only complaint is the the ghost of Mary Chestnut did not... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

The chestnut cottage was the first stop on our honeymoon and we were not dissapointed! Our room was charming and the breakfast in bed was delicious! We look forward to returning on our anniversary!!!

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Maryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

The innkeepers greeted us upon arrival at 9pm and served us a wonderful breakfast the next morning (strawberries and cream, eggs, sausage, tomatoes, cereal, milk, juice). We enjoyed touring the historic property after breakfast and learning about Mary Chestnut. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Boykin_Chesnut for a preview.

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