(I could not be an innkeeper! Bless their hearts! I would not accept credit cards either.) This B&B is an active graceful family home which was one of six B&Bs my wife & I reserved for 2 nights on a 14 day/ 2,745 mile/ 10 state road trip. We look for a clean, secure, comfortable room, friendly folks, and good food. A well-lit bathroom and hot water help me shave bloodlessly and comfortably. Lumbar surgery makes me avoid stairs with heavy bags. For this reason, I purposely chose The Cypress Room on the street level four months in advance. I had several chats with Jack, Annelise and Martha before we arrived on Mar. 26. I regret that Annelise was absent, but Jack, Martha and Leann were perfect hosts. Martha helped me shoehorn and park our huge SUV in the gated drive-without laughing-and helped carry what we needed to our room. SHE EXPLAINED THAT WE COULD HAVE FRESH LINENS/TOWELS AND ROOM SERVICE DAILY OR PRIVACY. We chose privacy. The Cypress room has a gas fireplace and we used it. We carry our wine and scotch with us, but the afternoon snacks were accompanied by the house wine for my wife and everyone.... it was my pleasure to share my single malt with Jack. There were some nice folks staying while we were there.... good conversations both in the afternoons and at breakfast. The food was delicious. The table was set with cloth napkins in silver napkin rings (like my grandmothers used to do) and we used the same napkin unless it was dirty and returned for washing. Jack suggested two upscale restaurants and a specific table to request. (Thanks, Jack for arranging a private city tour and the pedicab - that is the way to go to supper.) Y'all are the kind of folks we'd like to spend time with again. Oh.... and when Drifter, the 25 lb cat, jumps up in your lap, Leann has a lint roller that works!!! Our stay at 15 Church Street was a highlight and a pleasure. We have polished our napkins rings and are now using them on our table at home!
- 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 Snowden family constructed the present Greek Revival 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 ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons. ... 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