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Three Historic Inns Offer a Unique Stay in North Augusta

Marie McAden Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.
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Most small cities would be lucky to have a historic inn among its lodging options. North Augusta has three—two of them on the National Register of Historic Places. Add to that an array of contemporary lodging options and you’re sure to find just the right spot to stay during your visit to town.

Here are some of your best choices:

Rosemary Inn – Built circa 1902 by North Augusta co-founder James Jackson, this stately Beaux Arts-style mansion will make you feel like Southern royalty with its large veranda overlooking manicured gardens, commanding English staircase, Gilded Age interior embellishments and six spacious boutique guest suites. Along with a gourmet breakfast, there’s a complimentary refreshment and snack station. Rooms feature lavish bath amenities, a feather-top mattress, comforter and pillows, and nightly turndown service.

Lookaway Inn – This late 19th-century estate, also featuring Beaux Arts-style architecture, was built in 1898 for Walter Jackson, who co-founded North Augusta with his brother, James. Like Rosemary Inn, it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The most distinctive feature is its monumental, two-story portico with Ionic columns and a frieze festooned with garlands. The inn offers 15 large bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Several of the rooms have screened-in porches or private screened-in verandas.

Carolina Oaks Bed & Breakfast – Located in the heart of the historic district, the 1905 Victorian home-turned-B&B offers spacious common areas on the main level, three guest rooms on the second floor and a hospitality suite with fruits, snacks and water on the third floor. There’s also a shady wrap-around porch perfect for relaxing with a good book or a cool drink.

Crowne Plaza – Part of the new Riverside Village, this new hotel offer easy access to the North Augusta Greeneway and a variety of restaurants and shops in the new SRP Park. Located within the hotel are the award-winning Salt + Marrow Restaurant and Jackson’s Bluff Rooftop Bar. Oh, and Fido is welcome, too!

For more budget-friendly options, consider the Sleep Inn & SuitesHoliday Inn Express North Augusta or the locally run Deluxe Inn.

Marie McAden
A former staffer with The Miami Herald, Marie moved to SC in 1992. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys exploring the state’s many natural treasures from the Lowcountry to the Upstate.