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13+ South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns Worth Traveling For

Staying at a bed and breakfast is quite relaxing. You’re pampered with personalized touches and the customer service is always better than a chain hotel. Living in Atlanta, I’ve experienced some amazing weekend getaways within driving distance. These are the South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Spots that are worth planning a trip around.

South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Spots: Where to find comfort and luxury at South Carolina's best bed and breakfasts.

Abingdon Manor (Florence, SC)

The Abingdon Manor is a grand Inn sits just off of Interstate 95 in the charming, village of Latta, SC. With just 7 guest rooms in 10,000 square feet, they offer uncrowded accommodations and pampered hospitality. The Greek Revival Style building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the select few AAA Four Diamond Inns and Restaurants and Select Registry, Distinctive Inns of North America properties in South Carolina.

Abandon Manor in Florence, South Carolina.
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Belmont Inn (Abbeville, SC)

The Belmont Inn was built in 1903 for visitors and artists who played at The Abbeville Opera House. The Belmont Inn overlooks the town square, and features a restaurant with a can’t-miss peach cobbler. Their building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with 25 guest rooms total. It’s a great place to stay if you’re catching a show at the Abbeville Opera House. If you want a more relaxing experience, sip a cocktail at The Veranda, which is their full-service dining experience.

Belmont Inn South Carolina
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Carriage House Inn (Aiken, SC)

Located in Aiken, South Carolina the Carriage House Inn has so many different types of rooms to offer. The original 1872 building offers historical elegance with spacious rooms and soaking tubs. Some of the rooms in their newer building offers a kitchenette area. When reserving a room in the new building, be sure to ask about the “out of this world” showers. Believe me, they’ll know what you’re talking about.

Guests can enjoy freshly baked cookies every afternoon and breakfast in the gardens. It’s also a beautiful spot for weddings. Every morning we were served our choice of breakfast and it was remarkably delicious home cooking. Aiken is also a great charming South Carolina city to visit. Of all the South Carolina Bed and Breakfast spots, this is one of my favorites!

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Clevedale Inn’s Mack Rail Cabin Car (Spartanburg, SC)

Take a trip back to when people traveled in style and elegance; the Clevedale Inn and Historic Gardens historic 1947 Mack Rail caboose car has been transformed into a modern queen bedroom suite sitting on authentic train tracks.

The car has a wooden interior and a custom bed tucked in the bay window. There are window curtains for privacy – an authentic feature from cars of the time – and a sitting area perfect for reading or conversation. The luxury conductor’s bathroom is filled with the scent of cedar wood and offers its own shower. The Mack Rail Cabin also has its own deck and private, landscaped garden access. 

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Four Oaks Inn (Camden, SC)

Set back along a quiet, tree-lined street, you instantly get a reprieve from life’s hustle and bustle upon entering the driveway of Four Oaks Inn. The sprawling two-acre grounds feature a sparkling pool and provide many alcoves to take a nap, read a good book, or enjoy a glass of wine, the only possible interruption being a deer coming to say hello at dawn or fireflies appearing as the stars come out at dusk.

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Old Town Bluffton Inn (Bluffton, SC)

Old Town Bluffton Inn is the first and only hotel in Old Town, stately palmettos sway in the salt air, French doors open onto brick porches and breezy balconies, and haint blue ceilings and heirloom furnishings capture a story of true Southern hospitality told in an all-new building. Elegant yet unpretentious, the Old Town Bluffton Inn is a modern Lowcountry home for those who like their tea sweet and their oysters local – preferably plucked straight from the May River.

South Carolina Bed and Breakfasts: Old Town Inn
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Pelican Inn (Pawleys Island, SC)

Stay at The Pelican Inn (c. 1840), a beachfront bed & breakfast, where you can unplug and enjoy the serene LowCountry scenery. If you’re looking for a little bit of a thrill, legend has it that two canine ghosts haunt the property. As the story goes, the former owner had a pair of Boston terriers, one sadly perished while swimming out to sea to save a drowning boy, and the other died of loneliness. 

The Pelican Inn at Pawleys Island
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Rhett House Inn (Beaufort, SC)

The Rhett House Inn is a nearly 200-year-old “in-town plantation house” nestled among Beaufort’s Live Oaks draped with Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern. The historic Inn is conveniently located a short walk from the historic district shops, world-class restaurants, and the beautiful Waterfront Park. Their attentive staff and period furnishings make it a truly special lodging experience unlike any other. They’re known for amazing amenities. Treat yourself to a sumptuous Southern breakfast, enjoy the evening charcuterie, and indulge in nightly fresh baked desserts.

The Rhett House Inn
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Sweetgrass Inn at Hilton Head Health (Hilton Head, SC)

The newly constructed Sweetgrass Inn welcomes you with a stylish combination of Lowcountry modern furnishings and handpicked accessories to make you feel relaxed and recharged at your home away from home. The Sweetgrass Inn, at Hilton Head Island, features 30 rooms designed with your comfort in mind.

They’ve considered everything from restorative, plush bedding to cozy gathering areas where good conversation tends to happen naturally. The name hearkens back to the local Gullah people, who for hundreds of years, have woven the strong, yet pliable sweetgrass leaves into beautiful and useful baskets. They’ve used these baskets throughout the décor to highlight the Gullah heritage and remind us that both inner and outer strength along with flexibility are the foundations of a healthy and productive life.

This is one of the more unique locations on this list of South Carolina Bed and Breakfast spots because it’s part of Hilton Head Health, an all-inclusive resort experience that focuses on better well-being. It’s a wellness retreat located in one of the most popular vacation destinations in the state.

Hilton Head Health Resort on Hilton Head Island
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The Inn Upon Moon River Plantation B&B (Chester, SC)

Vacation at The Inn Upon Moon River Plantation B&B and enjoy a complimentary full course southern comfort breakfast. The Louis Armstrong Music Room is available in the afternoon for guests to relax with a book or to enjoy a special event such as High Tea. It’s the perfect location for a wine tasting or a book club meeting surrounded by wall hangings of Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday and other legendary Blues Musicians.

Photo Credit: The Inn Upon Moon River Plantation

The Red Horse Inn (Landrum, SC)

Escape your day-to-day life and enjoy a romantic getaway at The Red Horse Inn, in South Carolina’s beautiful Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Indulge your senses with the natural beauty our lands have to offer while the normal hustle and bustle of your life fades away. Allow yourself to relax, recover and rejuvenate your energy in one of the most beautiful areas in the country while enjoying all of the comforts of home.

South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Spots: The Red Horse Inn
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Thee Matriarch (Orangeburg, SC)

Thee Matriarch is owned and operated by black wife and husband Rachelle and Fred Holmes, this lovely 100 year-old Victorian inn is located in the heart of Orangeburg, South Carolina’s downtown. Each of the eight rooms is named for women who have touched the lives of the owners. Beautifully restored, it can accommodate events from business retreats to family reunions or even weddings. And enjoy the hand crafted cuisine that is guaranteed to please!

Porch at Thee Matriarch
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The Rosemary Inn Bed & Breakfast (North Augusta, SC)

With 96% of guests rating this South Carolina Bed & Breakfast location 5 stars on TripAdvisor, it’s a must-do! During my own stay, I felt pampered with details. From the morning newspaper to a gourmet breakfast, they’ve left no detail untouched. The RoseMary Inn was originally built in 1902 and the Victorian era decor still shines. They gave us a full tour upon check-in and each room is truly unique. My room was feminine and pink, while others have masculine touches.

North Augusta's Rosemary Inn
Photo Credit: The Rosemary Inn

Newberry Manor

Newberry is about 25 minutes north of Columbia, SC and offers a quaint small-town feeling with world-class entertainment that tours through the Newberry Opera House. The Newberry Manor is the perfect excuse for a romantic getaway with its claw foot tubs and grand interior decor. Newberry is part of the Lake Murray Country region of South Carolina. The area offers the state’s only national park – Conagree National park – and plenty of ecotourism opportunities for fun. 

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