I'm been on the road for work since the later part of 2002 and was worn out of the typical hotel chains, hotel bars, hotel soap, hotel beds, etc... so I was looking for something new. I get to South Carolina and specifically Cheraw every few months on business and visit one of the establishments there called the Oyster Bar (O.B.) where I met Larry and Kay Spears. Larry plays guitar at the O.B. on Wednesday nights. They invited me to stay and their Bed and Breakfast on my next trip and what a treat it turned out to be!
Having never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before I was a little skeptical and not sure what to expect. I am happy to say it sure beats the same old hotel blues I have been experiencing lately. Located in a quiet neighborhood in what I have been told in the "prettiest town in Dixie" Spears Guest House was just what I needed. Affordable rates that were within my per diem, a walk away from downtown, and service that exceeded my expectations. Larry and Kay live across the street and provided all the accomodations I would have expected from a chain hotel but with a personal touch. As a "Yankee" they have come to define what the term Southern Hospitality truly means for me.
I'll certainly be back and will try to plan my next trip around the "Taste of Cheraw" in the Spring!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the historic district of Cheraw, SGH has 4 rooms, all with en-suite baths, as well as a common parlor, dining room, half-bath for visitors, and fully equipped kitchen. Each bedroom has a queen bed, flat-screen television, hair dryer, iron, robe, CD and DVD players, and brandy. SGH is beautifully furnished with antiques and local artwork. At your convenience, you may choose from a variety of breakfast foods. Complimentary wireless, expanded cable, and an assortment of books and DVDs are provided. A gas grill as well as a washer and dryer are available. Whole house rentals are great for golfing, weddings, and reunions. The owners live across the street and are readily available, while at the same time affording guests maximum privacy. It's a great place to stay to take day trips to Columbia, Mrytle Beach, Charlotte, or Raleigh--all are about 100 miles. Larry and Kay, being a lifelong native, are great ambassadors for the town, and will tell you lots of local stories and Larry may even come over and entertain you with guitar and song on the front porch! It's a great time! Pour a glass of wine, relax on the front porch, and enjoy the "Prettiest Town in Dixie." Come as Guests...Leave as friends. ... more less