Southern hospitality is a point of pride in South Carolina, especially for the local hospitality industry. Bed-and-breakfasts throughout the state are known for their warm welcomes and charming styles. From the quaint quarters and relaxing gardens to the homemade breakfasts, South Carolina bed-and-breakfasts can make anyone feel right at home.
Here you can find a few recommendations on where to stay when you travel through the Palmetto State, and what you can look forward to while you're visiting. From spending time with the innkeepers to exploring the nearby cities, this is one weekend getaway you won't soon forget.
Friday Evening: Arrive at the Clevedale Inn in Spartanburg. Meet the owners, Paul and Pontheolla Abernathy, and explore the beautiful grounds and exquisite gardens that surround the home. The antebellum house, built more than 100 years ago, sits on nearly four acres.
Paul and Pontheolla go above and beyond when it comes to making guests feel right at home. The gardens that surround the home offer guests a quiet retreat, while the home itself is warm and inviting. Be sure to spend some time with Paul and Pontheolla and hear about the history of the inn before heading out to explore Spartanburg and grab dinner.
Once you make your way into downtown Spartanburg, stop by RJ Rockers to enjoy a brew before heading next door to Cribbs Kitchen for dinner. Cribbs, a South Carolina Chef Ambassador restaurant, is known for its delicious food, good wine and rich discussion. After dinner, make your way back to the Clevedale for a night of restful sleep.
Saturday: Be sure to wake up with an appetite on Saturday morning. Pontheolla makes an incredible crab cake benedict that will leave your taste buds begging for more.
After enjoying a relaxing breakfast in the Clevedale's charming dining room, pack up and head out. But before making your way to your next B&B in Camden, stop in Columbia for some lunch and a little shopping.
Five Points, known as Columbia's "Original Village Neighborhood," offers an eclectic mix of shopping and dining. After exploring the shops, make your way to another South Carolina Chef Ambassador restaurant, Kiki's Chicken & Waffles for—you guessed it—some of Kiki Cyrus' famous chicken & waffles. This popular eatery now has two locations—7001 Parklane Road and 1260 Bower Parkway, Suite 8A.
Once you're finished with lunch, and you've had your fill of the Capital City, make your way to the quaint city of Camden. If you have time, be sure to stop by the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, where the British military held a supply post for the better part of a year.
After checking out the local sites, make your way to the Four Oaks Inn, which was originally built in the 1860s. The sprawling, two-acre grounds feature a sparkling pool and provide many alcoves to relax with a good book or enjoy a glass of wine.
For dinner Saturday night, head to Broad Street in downtown Camden for an exceptional dining experience at Sam Kendall's. Enjoy delicious food and drinks before making your way back to Four Oaks.
Sunday: After a night of restful sleep, head downstairs for a delicious breakfast of freshly ground coffee, homemade pastries, seasonal fruit and the chef’s entrée of the day. Once you've had your fill, pack up and head out. You've completed another memorable adventure in South Carolina.
No matter what brings you to South Carolina's bed-and-breakfasts, the people, food and places you discover in South Carolina are what will make you want to come back.