The Governor’s House Inn is everything you would expect from a historical B&B in Charleston. It’s a grand old building adorned with lovely furniture and a fascinating past (it was owned by Edward Rutledge, youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence). We were greeted with a warm smile by Haley (sp?), who offered us refreshments upon check-in and then was kind enough to give us a tour of the property, including a delightful retelling of the inn’s history.
We stayed in the Laurens Room, and its access to the outdoor verandah was outstanding. My husband was in awe of how the sliding windows were originally used in place of doors to avoid heavy taxes back in the day. I loved having coffee in the rocking chairs overlooking the street. Breakfast was a real treat, and the menu changed every morning (everything from peach pancakes to shrimp and grits). The Afternoon Tea was equally as wonderful, and the home-baked goods were delicious (still dream of the peanut butter bars).
In the evening, we would sit on the verandah with a glass of sherry compliments of the inn. The location is within easy walking distance of King Street, historical sites, and wonderful restaurants (FIG is an all-time favorite). As I mentioned before the staff was exceptional. Haley, Mary, and many others went above and beyond to ensure we had a memorable stay. And we are ever so grateful to all the little details they offered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Governor's House Inn offers the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and romantic grandeur of a pre-revolutionary National Landmark. We are the only inn in America where you can sleep where a signer of the Declaration of Independence once lived. With magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms, and expansive veranda porches, it is no wonder that the former Governor's mansion was proclaimed the most glamorous of Charleston inns by Travel Holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Governor`s House Hotel Charleston
- Governors Inn Charleston