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The Chestnut Cottage Bed and Breakfast
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

This 1820's cottage, the home of General and Mary Chestnut during the Civil War, is charming. The five bedrooms are themed and tastefully decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom appeared to have had some updating but was really in need of more renovation. There is a pleasant garden at the back of the cottage with garden furniture and garden swing. There is also ample parking behind the cottage. The owners are very friendly, recount tales of the Chestnuts and are happy to give you a tour of the cottage. Breakfast, orange juice and Greek yogurt with fresh fruit, followed by eggs, ham and French toast was delicious; coffee extremely good and apparently limitless. This little cottage is a very interesting place to stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Jefferson Davis room which was very nice but the fan and air conditioning unit were very noisy, but to be fair most conditioning units are noisy.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Premier_Cru_USA
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

This is an excellent B&B in a well restored historical cottage. Gale and Sherwood went out of their way to make us feel welcome and her breakfast is worthy of any 5 star restaurent. (too bad they do not do dinner). The room was very well appointed and comfortable. Only complaint is the the ghost of Mary Chestnut did not make an appearance but she was probably at the ball park cheering for the Gamecocks.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

The chestnut cottage was the first stop on our honeymoon and we were not dissapointed! Our room was charming and the breakfast in bed was delicious! We look forward to returning on our anniversary!!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

The innkeepers greeted us upon arrival at 9pm and served us a wonderful breakfast the next morning (strawberries and cream, eggs, sausage, tomatoes, cereal, milk, juice). We enjoyed touring the historic property after breakfast and learning about Mary Chestnut. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Boykin_Chesnut for a preview.

Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2010

I personally love the history behind the Chesnut Cottage, and likewise me and my wife adore the hospitality of Gale and Sherwood. The rooms are quite nice, and breakfast is really, really good. We have taken at least two anniversary trips while staying at the Chesnut Cottage, and have stayed there on several other occasions. It is genuinely our home away from home, and when we go to Charleston we would rather stay in Columbia at the Chesnut and drive in for the day than to deal with anyone else.
Great breakfasts, great museums, and great hospitality from great people !

Plug: You simply MUST take the state house tour and the museum while you are there. It is FANTASTIC.
Just ignore Mark and Maria.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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