As we exited our car, Michael our host appeared to help carry our luggage into the B&B and up the stairs to the Blue room. The room furnishings were very attractive and the bathroom fixtures were modern and elegant.. The queen bed rates a a 10 on a scale of 10. Several trains meandered through during the night, but were not obtrusive. The whistles blown at nearby road crossings were muted and a reminder of days gone by. We had a glass of Champagne in an upstairs sitting area then went down to dinner by the fire in the dining room. The entree was a pair of crab cakes which were all crab sauteed in butter. The wine selection was well done and reasonably priced. Table service was by Michael and a lovely young waitress both of whom were most informative and obliging for our group of 6 septugenarians traveling together en route for New Years in Pawleys Island, SC., This is a 5 star establishment. We will return next year.
Tim and Mimi
Chapel hill, NC
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abingdon Manor provides the only luxury accommodations in the Carolinas or Georgia close to interstate 95. The Inn is listed by AAA as a “Classic Country Inn” and had received the prestigious Four Diamond rating for fifteen consecutive years. The property, on the National Register of Historic Places, was built at the beginning of the 20th century as an opulent private home and, while now an Inn, retains the feel of an opulent private residence. A member of Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North American, Abingdon Manor is ranked among the best Inns in the country. Located in a residential section of the historic district in the charming village of Latta it is just 25 miles north of Florence. The Inn is halfway between New York City and Palm Beach as well as Washington DC and Jacksonville, Florida and it is just 5 miles east of 95. Purchased by Michael and Patty Griffey from Miami, Florida in 1995 to operate as a luxury Inn, extensive renovations, decorating and landscaping have turned this magnificent building into a refined, elegant setting for travelers. The seven guest rooms in the 10,000 square foot building insures privacy, peace and tranquility. The award winning restaurant, The Dining Room at Abingdon Manor, also rated Four Diamonds by AAA, provides fine dining nightly, with full liquor and wine listing. At a fraction of the cost of comparable properties, the Inn offers the discriminating traveler looking for upscale accommodations a particular value. ... more less
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