My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at this fabulous B and B to celebrate our anniversary. We frequently choose B and Bs because of the charm and warmth that can be found if you pick the right one. We hit the Jackpot! First, let me say that Jack and Annelise could not have more welcoming. We also had the pleasure of getting to know Martha and Leanne. I would be remiss if I didn't mention Drifter, the stately cat and Franny, the sweetest and most laid-back Lab that ever lived.
Our room was the Blue Room upstairs. It was really beautiful and we loved the decor. The fire place at night was so cozy! I really can't believe that someone complained about the birth announcement on the wall! It's their child's room for goodness sake. The entire house is filled with gorgeous antiques and paintings as well beautiful contemporary art. Jack and Annelise clearly appreciate both! The breakfasts each day were delicious and we loved that they reused the cloth napkins held in antique silver napkin rings. The hosts value the earth and do their part to reduce and reuse. That being said, any guest can happily have their room serviced at any time. We loved that we had the privacy and chose not to have sheets changed, etc..We also try to be as "green" as possible. I might add that the linens were really nice and our bed was really comfy. Never once did it occur to me to feel uncomfortable that there weren't locks on the bedroom doors.
Annelise had a previously planned trip so we only had a couple of nights with her. We were sad to see her leave, but that meant that we got to know Martha better! What a treat. The social hour at 6 was a fantastic time to relax, and get to know everyone better(furry and otherwise). Each night around 7 :15 we'd head off on foot to one of the incredible restaurants that Charleston has to offer. If you're not in the mood to walk a pedi cab is a phone call away. Do your homework ahead so that you'll be assured a reservation at your restaurant of choice. Jack was a big help via email. We loved all of our meals and we stayed for 6 nights! Jack was also extremely helpful with other suggestions that made our visit memorable. We had a bit of a medical issue and Jack's knowledge and compassion will not be forgotten. I sincerely hope to return in the not too distant future and I wouldn't even consider staying anywhere but 15 Church Street!!
- 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