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15 Most Charming Southern Bed and Breakfasts To Stay In

There are no two bed and breakfasts alike. They’re a unique way to travel that offers personalized touches without a huge price tag. The South is already known for its hospitality, but these hand-selected bed and breakfasts exude Southern Charm. They’re so appealing no matter what time of year you visit. The appeal beckons an immediate reservation to check and enjoy the best of the South.

The most charming southern bed and breakfasts to stay at in the South.

1. Cape San Blas Inn (Cape San Blas, Florida)

My stay at the Cape San Blas Inn was one of the most relaxing bed and breakfast experiences I’ve ever had. The Inn looks over the bay with the perfect sunrise views to kick off your day. From a delicious homemade breakfast to bamboo sheets, the innkeepers have thought about everything to ensure your stay is most enjoyable. Each room is unique. I highly recommend Turtle Shell Room if you want a bit of space. It has a screened in patio that’s the perfect location to enjoy the sunrise. The Cape San Blas Inn is a short walk from the beach, but sit directly across from Weber’s Donuts (the best donut shop in the area).

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The Cape San Blas Inn is the perfect bed and breakfast near white sand beaches. Children over the age of 9 are allowed. Photo Credit: Cape San Blas Inn

2. 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.

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I love the blues of this bedroom at Abingdon Manor. Photo Credit: Abingdon Manor

3. 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. Its attentive staff and period furnishings make it an exceptional lodging experience. The Inn is known for its excellent amenities. Treat yourself to a sumptuous Southern breakfast, enjoy the evening charcuterie, and indulge in nightly fresh-baked desserts.

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The Rhett House Inn is located in located in the heart of Beaufort’s Historic Landmark District. Photo Credit: Rhett House Inn

4. Merry Acres Inn (Albany, Georgia)

There are so many family-friendly things to do in Albany, and there’s no better place to stay than the Merry Acres Inn. Let Southern hospitality welcome your family at this historic boutique hotel. Amenities include a secluded pool, complimentary buffet breakfast, and a shuttle to three local restaurants. Most of their rooms sleep four guests, with a few eight options. The Merry Acres Inn is also pet-friendly if you’re traveling with the furry members of your family.

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Merry Acres Inn
The Merry Acres Inn in Albany, Georgia is a beautiful South Georgia getaway. Photo Credit: Visit Albany Georgia

5. T’Frere’s House Bed & Breakfast (Lafayette, Louisiana)

Cajun hospitality and modern luxury collide when you book a stay at T’Frere’s House Bed & Breakfast. It was built in 1880 and is still welcoming guests today. The house is decorated with art from local artisans but still pays homage to its history with period furniture. The parlor is still a place where guests like to relax today. If you’re into paranormal activity and love history, the property is haunted by the ghost of Amelie, who fell in a well on the property and died. 

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The T’Frere’s House Bed & Breakfast is warm and inviting! Photo Credit: T’Frere’s House Bed & Breakfast.

6. Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn (Bardstown, Kentucky)

Kentucky is the land of rolling green hills, horses, and always-flowing bourbon. It’s also home to some fantastic southern bed and breakfasts to stay in, but I think I’ve found the one most special. Make a trip to the Bluegrass State extraordinary by checking into the Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn. There are only ten luxurious guestrooms, but they offer serenity and relaxation. It’s a historic home, and your stay’s entire theme is bourbon. As a bonus, Bardstown is home to several distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. They serve an award-winning bourbon-themed breakfast every morning, and there’s even a spa at the Inn if you want to indulge in a massage. 

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The Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast is perfect for those wanting an authentic Kentucky Experience. Photo Credit: The Bourbon Manor

7. Behr House Bed & Breakfast (Fredericksburg, Texas)

Situated in the small Texas town of Fredericksburg, the Behr House Bed & Breakfast offers a comfortable getaway for those who want a bit of adventure. It’s near Enchanted Rock Natural State Park, brewery trails, and wineries. This relaxing country retreat on almost five acres was built in the mid-1800s but has been updated to a modern farmhouse feel. The main house offers five rooms, but cottage options exist if you’re looking for more privacy. It was the first bed and breakfast to open in Fredericksburg and continues to wow guests. 

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Vacation in the Texas Hill Country when staying at Behr House Bed and Breakfast. Photo Credit: Behr House Bed and Breakfast

8. RiverView Inn (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Newly renovated, the RiverView Inn offers a premier location for families visiting the city’s attractions. Near Chattanooga, this is one of Southern Bed and Breakfasts that’s located near top-rated attractions, like Rock City Gardens. The ten renovated rooms offer the comforts of home with spectacular views. The owners made an unwavering commitment to preserving Lookout Mountain’s iconic history. The transformation of the RiverView Inn was part of that commitment, and they pride themselves on hospitality. The Lookout Mountain location offers the best panoramic views of the Tennessee River and downtown Chattanooga.

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The RiverView Inn has inviting porches that look over the Tennessee River.

9. Galveston East End Guesthouse (Galveston, Texas)

The Galveston East End Guesthouse is an 1888 Victorian home in the beautiful East End Historic District of Galveston Island. It’s a beach retreat you’ll love. The home is two stories and offers three private suites. It’s a half mile from the beach and a short walk to the historic district. Breakfast is delivered directly to your room, so you can wake up and enjoy breakfast in bed. It’s one of the best Texas bed and breakfasts if you’re an adventurous couple. The nearby fishing, kayaking, swimming, and watersport options are endless. 

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Gavelston is one of the best southern bed and breakfasts for beach lovers.
Galveston East End Guesthouse is a beautiful bed and breakfast for beach lovers. Photo Credit: Galveston East End Guesthouse

10. Key West Bed and Breakfast (Key West, Florida)

Experience authentic Florida and enjoy the tropics with a stay at Key West Bed and Breakfast. It’s an adult-only inn originally built in 1898 by Bahamian shipbuilders. The Inn is within walking distance of the famous Duval Street. Rest in a hammock, enjoy a leisurely breakfast that’s served until 10 am, and enjoy island time. The Inn has ten rooms, and each one is unique and quirky. Save money as a solo traveler when you stay in one of their rooms, designed for single travelers with a twin-bedroom layout.

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Key West Bed and Breakfast near Duval Street
Stay near Duval Street when you check into the Key West Bed & Breakfast. Photo Credit: Key West Bed & Breakfast

11. Tybee Island Inn (Tybee Island, Georgia)

Known as “Savannah’s Beach,” Tybee Island comes to life during summer as visitors flock to the island for beach time. Tybee Island Inn offers unique coastal charm. It’s one of the most iconic southern bed and breakfasts to stay in and you might even recognize it! The wrap-around porch is most inviting, and the Inn is pet-friendly. The giant oak trees provide plenty of summer shade and charm to the property, plus the lush gardens offer gorgeous views from your room. Seven rooms are available to book, each with its own private bath. If the Inn looks familiar, it’s a Georgia film location. You might recognize the Tybee Island Inn from movies. 

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The Tybee Island Inn is a Southern Bed and Breakfast under the oak trees.
The Tybee Island Inn sits under the island’s oak trees and it’s a popular Georgia film location. Photo Credit: Tybee Island Inn

12. Springwood Inn (Anniston, Alabama)

Rejuvenate in small-town Alabama with a stay at Anniston’s Springwood Inn. This historic home is on the base of Mt. Cheaha, Alabama’s highest mountain point. If you want to explore the mountainside, hike, or plan a picnic, this is where you want to stay. The house is surrounded by twenty acres of beautiful gardens and woods. Pick from four guestrooms inside the Inn or a more private option with a stay in their cottage. During the holiday season, you’ll feel like you’re staying in a Hallmark movie because of the Inn’s festive decor that sparkles day and night.

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Imagine enjoying mountainside views at the Springwood Inn Bed & Breakfast. Photo Credit: Springwood Inn.

13. 1890 Williams House Inn (Hot Springs, Arkansas)

If you want to feel fancy, you’ll love the elegance of the 1890 Williams House Inn. There are nine accommodations to pick from, divided between two buildings on the property. The main house and the carriage house offer guestrooms with luxury amenities, like a two-person jetted tub. Coffee service is delivered to your door every morning, and it’s the perfect way to fuel your day. Hot Springs is famous for Hot Springs National Park. Stay at the Inn, visit the National Park, and take a dip in the bathhouses. 

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The 1890 Williams House Inn is a Victorian beauty. Photo Credit: 1890n Williams House Inn

14. Chestnut Inn Bed and Breakfast (Asheville, North Carolina)

Of all the Southern bed and breakfasts, I love the Victorian style of the Chestnut Inn and Asheville is such a romantic city. Only 4.5 miles from the famed Biltmore Estate, the Chestnut Inn Bed and Breakfast is the perfect destination for couples seeking a cozy Asheville getaway. It offers complimentary local beer on tap, a rotating port wine selection, and an in-room spa treatment. Enough guests have raved about the Inn’s cookies on TripAdvisor that they’re now considered famous. There are many more reasons to check into the Chestnut Inn that go beyond a place to rest your head. 

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The Chestnut Inn Bed & Breakfast is an Asheville North Carolina beauty.
Asheville is full of romance and The Chestnut Inn Bed & Breakfast is the perfect addition to any Asheville escape. Photo Credit: The Chestnut Inn Bed & Breakfast

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

Returning to a time 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. It’s the most unique of southern bed and breakfasts to stay in. 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 train 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 a shower. The Mack Rail Cabin also has a deck and private, landscaped garden access. 

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The Mack Rail Cabin allows guests to sleep in a real cable car. Photo Credit: Clevedale Inn

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