This is definitely a "special occasion" place to stay. We were there before Christmas and it was tastefully decorated for its part in the traveling dinner event. (The Inn serves the dessert course after you've had appetizers and a main course at other inns and toured around Charleston in a horse drawn carriage.) When you stay here, you become one of the lords of the manor with tea and/or nightcaps in the drawing room or, as when we were there, one of the great suites, and breakfast brought to your room if you wish. The house fronts on a busy street, but the 200 year old thick brick walls keep your room quiet. The grounds are small, but delightful and if weather permits you could have tea or breakfast outside. Parking is in a nearby lot -- an extra charge (bummer!). There's no elevator, but the staff take care of hauling the luggage up and down for you. Everything about the Inn and the experience was wonderful. Pricey, but worth it for such a special experience.