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The Chestnut Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 13 March 2013

I want to send a personal thank you to the owners of this wonderful establishment. I was treated with the luxury of a whirlpool bath, large historic room, hearty breakfast, and great conversation. Though my stay only lasted one night, I will return to explore the surrounding area! It felt like I was at home.

1Thank Sing4Elohim
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 30 January 2013

What a fabulous B&B!!! We spent two nights here a couple of weeks ago and had such a wonderful time. The suite was tastefully decorated and VERY comfortable. Upon arrival, we were greeted with beverages, chocolate, granola bars and a 1800's newspaper! The room was very spacious and was equipped with everything we needed, lots of cozy blankets, various bathroom...

Thank Mikella W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 November 2012

I stayed here for a weekend to attend a college football game. The house is beautiful! My room was enormous with a jetted tub and comfortable bed. So much fun history to explore here, too. The daily breakfast was incredible and unlike many B&Bs, there was no formality in that you could have breakfast whenever you wanted. The owners are...

Thank ugagrad
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 15 September 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...

2Thank Premier_Cru_USA
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 5 June 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...

2Thank Charles C
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 31 December 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!!!

2Thank m r
Maryville, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 October 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.

2Thank Brandon508
Seneca, South Carolina
Reviewed 17 September 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...

3Thank KennyLLC
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 11 September 2010

I thoroughly enjoyed my short stay at Chestnut House. I never want to leave Columbia when I visit my son attending USC. Gail(sp?) and Sherman are intuitively attentive, allow privacy, and lived up to everything promised. They have an ability to feel your needs whether its alot of attention, need for conversation, or to be left alone---they can help conversation...

Thank yeah-oh-well
Richmond VA
Reviewed 2 September 2010

We stayed in the Jeff Davis room and did not experince any of the problems of the prior reviewer although the lights could have been brighter and I had to borrow a glass from the kitchen for the bathroom. The food was fine and the inn keepers freindly and helpful.

Thank John G

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Additional Information about The Chestnut Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1718 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3420
Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Number of rooms: 5
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“James Chesnut room has 1 queen + 1 daybed, ideal for non-couples”
MollyD341, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“talk to the innkeepers and get a feel for what you are looking for”
polecat5, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The rooms actually inside the house are more quaint and historic”
Dabonee, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The weeding room is the best for privacy. The others are in the main house.”
dann932, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“ask for the "2 room suite" on the first floor.”
cakiernank, 17 Nov 2013 | Read review
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