Columbia, SC 

Chesnut Cottage B&B

1718 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201-3420 US
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Rates: $95 to $225
Total Rooms: 5


Circa 1850. This inn was originally the home of Confederate General James Chesnut and his wife, writer Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut. She authored "A Diary From Dixie," written during the Civil War but published posthumously in 1905. The white frame one-and-a-half-story house has a central dormer with an arched window above the main entrance. The small porch has four octagonal columns and an ironwork balustrade. Hearty breakfasts are served in the privacy of your room, on the porch or in the main dining room. The innkeepers can provide you with sightseeing information, make advance dinner reservations, as well as cater to any other special interests you might have.Publicity and Awards: Sandlapper, London Financial Times, State Newspaper, TV show.Location: City/Urban.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $95 to $225
Payment types accepted include American Express, Master Card, Discover, Visa, Diners Club, Carte Blanche and Personal Checks.
Rooms: This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 3 with fireplaces, 1 two-bedroom suite.
The types of beds available include King and Queen.


Cancellation: Must be cancelled 14 days prior to check-in
Pets: Pets Allowed, Innkeepers pets on premises and Well behaved.
Smoking: Smoke Free Property.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast and Snacks/Refreshments.
Types of meals: Early Coffee/Tea, Continental Plus Breakfast, Full Breakfast, Country Breakfast, Vegetarian Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments and Room Service.
Amenities In Room: Air Conditioning, Modem Hook-Up, Cable TV, Reading Lamps, CD Player, Refrigerator, Ceiling Fans, Snack Bar, Central Air, Stereo, Clock Radio, Telephone, Coffeemaker, Television, Data Ports, Turn-Down Service, Desk, VCR and Fireplace.
Amenities On Site: Computers, PC, Copy Machine, Phone, Fax, Fireplace, Television and VCR.


Events Hosted: Family Reunions, Seminars, Meetings, Weddings, Romantic Getaways and Any small groups of 50 persons or less. Seating is limited to 20.
Other Activities: Antiquing, Art Galleries, Fishing, Hiking, Live Theater, Museums, Parks, Shopping (Local Crafts), Sports Events, Major College and Water Sports.

Historic Interest

The Chesnut Cottage was the wartime home of Mary Boykin Chesnut during the last stages of the War. President Jefferson Davis gave a speech from the front steps of the porch in October of 1864.
Historic Awards: National Register (Granted), State Register (Granted), Local Register (Granted), National Historical Site (Granted), State Historical Site (Granted) and City Historical Site (Granted).
Historic sites nearby: Robert Mills Mansion, Hampton Preston Mansion, Woodrow Wilson Boyhood home, Mann Simon Cottage, Siebels House