We celebrated our anniversary March of 2014 at the Columns. Michael was a outstanding host from the time we walked into the door. The room was lovely and the food was excellent. We enjoyed our stay so much we are going to try to make it an annual anniversary trip.
We’d like to add our voices to the chorus of praise singers who have been lucky enough to stay at The Columns B&B. We were encouraged to book a room there by the glowing reviews we read, and found to our delight that all the 5-star ratings were richly deserved. This property is truly a gem, and its owner even more precious. With his wonderful talents in interior design and decorating, and wide-ranging interests and experience, Michael has created a lovely environment to showcase both his beautiful antiques and gracious hospitality. This was far more than just another night’s stay at a wonderful B&B for us. We’ve been treated to a delightful experience we will long remember, and the glow of pleasant thoughts of returning there someday soon.
We stayed at The Columns at the beginning of a 3 week holiday and it set the bar very high, it was just a shame that we only had one night there as we absolutely loved everything about our short stay. Michael is the perfect host and we felt like we had known him for years by the time the time we left and we didn't want to leave, his delightful B&B is as good as it gets. It is beautifully furnished, spacious, very comfortable throughout and we really cannot praise it enough. The breakfast was wonderful and was presented with such care, a real treat and we cannot fault anything about our stay and will do our best travel in that neck of the woods again just so we can visit The Columns and Michael again. Thank you Michael for making our stay so memorable, we were sad to leave.
The Columns B&B Inn is the finest B&B we have stayed at, and we have been to many fine ones around the country. Innkeeper Michael is truly a gracious host. The Inn is filled with gorgeous antiques and beautifully appointed throughout. Every detail of the Inn was impeccable. The breakfast was superb.
My husband and I stayed 2 nights in the Azalea Suite. We are frequent B&B guests throughout the country and this inn surpassed anywhere we have ever stayed. Michael, the owner and host, has all the gifts and graces to create the perfect stay. His design and decorating talent crafted the most beautiful inn imaginable, his cooking skills delighted us with culinary delights each morning, and his gift of hospitality made us, and all of the guests around his table, comfortable and entertained. His attention to detail is unsurpassed. From the bottle of wine on arrival, to the power strip provided for electronics that appeared after the first night because he realized we needed it, everything was anticipated and provided for. We truly hope to come this way again.
My wife and I stayed at The Columns B & B Inn on 10/10/13 while on our way from Savannah to Charlottesville, VA. I saw the 5 star reviews and the picture of the inn and I booked it. I expected it to be very good but it was off the charts and thus deserves a 6 star rating. Why so high? It was not only a magnificent property but the owner, Michael, was simply wonderful. He is an interior designer and the decor reflects a very creative use of antiques, color and design. All the rooms were tasteful, yet fun, and well equipped. Did I say he was a joy to talk to? For me he was the best part. He has a wide range of interest and a very open way about him. I came away feeling I made a friend and look forward to my next stop there. I'd like to add that the breakfast was 6 stars too. The fresh fruit was arranged like a sculpture and the eggs benedict was delicious.
I have always held romantic expectations for B&Bs, until now, nothing had come close. This is what "The Columns Bed and Breakfast Inn" and InnKeeper Michael delivered: A Beautifully appointed Inn with Antique furnishings, Decorated tastefully; Every detail of the Property and the Inn was impeccable. The Comfort of the Guests was the foremost consideration of the Innkeeper. Quiet, Restful, Super Comfortable Beds and selection of Pillows. Coffee in the morning available right at our door and Balcony/Porch to enjoy it on. Spectacular and Delicious Breakfast with a Signature Coffee blend, served in the Gorgeous Dining Room. The Inn is Beautiful, yet so comfortable, you feel welcome and at home. I've finally been pampered. Thank you, Michael. Can't wait to return. LOVE.
My husband and I had a wonderful overnight stay at this charming inn. We were on our way home to Virginia from Florida and this inn is exactly half way! We arrived in the early evening and were greeted by Michael on the front porch. He showed us to our room and brought us a beautiful bottle of wine. He gave us a great tip on where to have dinner. We decided to order our meal and have it in our gorgeous room with the bottle of wine. What a relaxing treat that was! We had a great night sleep in the very comfortable bed and woke to a delicious gourmet breakfast. Breakfast was served in the formal dining room. We had a delicious yogurt parfait with blueberries to start, next was eggs benedict with fresh berries and kiwi and the most delicious coffee and orange juice! Michael is quite the chef! We had a great time and we loved the conversation that we had over breakfast! We can't wait to go back. In fact we have already made plans for a return trip in a few months, this time for two nights! Michael is a gracious host and we feel that we have made a new friend! Thank you again Michael, your home is beautiful!
We couldn't have been more pleased with The Columns or the innkeeper, Michael. The home is beautiful and we greatly enjoyed hearing about its history and restoration. Michael takes pride in providing a five-star experience and he is obviously knowledgeable of and attuned to the details that make such a stay - complementary wine upon arrival; beautiful, clean, orderly bedroom and bathroom; delicious breakfast... it was a great experience!
The Columns B&B is truly a find. Innkeeper Michael is gracious and witty. The public rooms and guest rooms are filled with gorgeous antiques. Michael truly believes in guests wanting to make this their home while traveling. The breakfast is superb. And for walkers, the surrounding streets are filled with Dillon's finest homes and provide a wonderful walk. We definitely will make The Columns an annual stay!
What a wonderful treat! This fabulous home has been meticulously, expertly, and lovingly restored.... Loved relaxing on the upstairs porch with a morning cup of coffee, before a divine breakfast. Quiet and comfortable.
Absolutely the best B & B you will find. The elegant service, the gourmet breakfast, the beautiful environment and of course, Michael. He is the most interesting and congenial host, while seeing that every detail is perfect. 'Bravo'
While traveling to meet with family for Christmas, yet wanting to celebrate the actual date of our 50th anniversary (it was the day prior to Christmas Eve), we made reservations at The Columns and could not have done better. It is a beautiful home decorated with gorgeous antiques. Michael is a great innkeeper and host and treated us like family. If you will be going anywhere near Dillon, SC, make it a point to spend the night at The Columns, better yet, several nights.
We stayed at The Columns in October 2012 and were exceedingly pleased with everything. We've stayed at B&B's all over the country and have never been more pleased with any stay. Michael goes out of his way to make you feel like The Columns is your home (although much cleaner, prettier, and more comfortable than my house!) Michael's taste for period design and desire for excellence shines through on every aspect of your stay from one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in to the excellence breakfast.
I travel on business a couple times a year to Florence, SC and have had several bad experiences staying at the major chain hotels in that city so I was looking for an alternative and came across The Columns in Dillon, SC which is about 30 miles from Florence. I was traveling with two other co-workers and we all were so incredibly impressed with the hospitality, accommodations and meals that we can't wait to come back to stay with Michael again! We were all treated like royalty and enjoyed every minute of our stay. The three rooms we had were all unique and beautifully decorated with fine furniture and antiques. The fabrics and linens in the room were very high quality and every inch of the room was meticulously clean! When we returned to The Columns each night after work, Michael greeted us and offered us a glass of complimentary wine. He would ask each night what time we wanted coffee delivered to the second floor in the morning and what time we wanted breakfast. When we walked into the formal dining room each morning the table was perfectly set and a dish of fresh yogurt, fruit and granola was ready for us to eat. That was followed by an entree which varied each morning - omelets the first morning; French toast on day two and the most amazing eggs Benedict on day three. The breakfast was simply elegant each morning. Michael was an incredible host- he was interesting, entertaining and went above and beyond to make us comfortable. I HIGHLY recommend The Columns to any traveler. I have stayed in some very elite hotels, but the accommodations and service at The Columns was some of the finest I have ever experienced.
Our stay was amazing! The hospitality was wonderful. The house is beautiful, warm and welcoming. We were treated like queens. The food was unbelievable! I will stay no where else when visiting Dillion.
This beautiful bed and breakfast has it all.. lovely in everyway, interesting history, beautifully decorated, exceptional service, with extreme detail toward customer service, hopspitality, comfort, and cleanliness. This innkeeper has thought of everything to make your stay a memorable one.. a absolute wonderful experience.. look forward to our next stay.
My husband & I stopped at The Columns on our way traveling from Florida to Virginia. What a wonderful respite! We only regretted not having more time to stay and be pampered. The room was lovely and spacious with a large comfortable bed. We enjoyed a bottle of wine on arrival on the porch overlooking the lovely front yard. Our host was congenial and a wonderful cook! Breakfast was a delight...almost too much to eat! We will definitely be back again when our travels bring us this way again. Kudos for an inn well run!
I happened upon this B&B on the Internet and HOPED that it would be CLOSE to the pictures online. I rented 2 suites for my family back in July as a stopping off int in our road trip. When we arrived we were all shocked at how nice and how absolutely charming this place was.... The proprietor, Michael, absolutely adds to the charm and you can tell that he loves what he does and is good at it. The breakfast was a wonderful presentation as well.. I would highly recommend The Columns as a romantic weekend or as a well worth stopping point.... it was SO NICE to experience this as I stay in many of the chain hotels for work. It would be worth your while... all around!
My wife and I stayed at The Columns B&B to get away for the weekend before school started up again. The experience we had was well worth it. The room we stayed in was huge and had terrific scenery outside the window. We had full range of the upstairs balcony where we enjoyed a nice evening wine. The owner, Michael, was a terrific host. He is full of knowledge about the house and surrounding areas. We took a walk down to a nearby park Michael suggested and it was a safe and enjoyable walk. The breakfast was excellent and you can tell Michael takes a joy in cooking for you. He even had our leftover fruit waiting for us after the church service. My wife and I will definitely be staying at The Columns B&B again in the future.
We stayed at The Columns Bed and Breakfast for one night for a wedding in town, and it was our very first time staying in a bed and breakfast! I must say that we really enjoyed the experience and the owner was very friendly. The house was clean and the breakfast was very good!!! :)
Well worth the short drive from I-95 to stay at this beautiful, comfortable B&B. We were warmly welcomed and made comfortable in The Dogwood Room. I'd love to visit again and stay when the trees are in bloom. Even without the blossoms it was wonderful. The bed was comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. Enjoy your morning coffee on the upstairs porch. Michael pays close attention to detail from decor to the food taste and presentation. We felt very welcomed and will return when driving back and forth along I-95.
You can drive from Baltimore to Hilton Head without stopping, but why would you when The Columns stands ready for rest and renewal? When we arrived we were greeted by Innkeeper Michael Real with a glass of wine and warm tour of this amazingly beautiful Southern Inn. Our evening was quiet and restful with the distant sound of a train rolling through Dillon. Every thoughtful treatment was found in fine linens, antiques and spotlessly clean chambers. We were asked about our breakfast preferences, even what we liked in our coffee. After a comfortable nights sleep we were treated to a gourmet breakfast that should have been photographed. Fresh fruit, eggs Benedict and fresh squeezed juice made for a welcome way to begin the last leg of our trip. Michael even packed my wife a fruit salad for the road. Without a doubt, this is the finest B&B experience we have had in 30 years. When forced to travel on I95 in South Carolina treat yourself to a five minute detour to Dillon and allow Michael to spoil you with style and comfort. Michael, we'll be back. Maybe even on the way home.
We spent a night on our way to Florida. The inn is beautiful. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. Our bathroom was bright and sparkling. They asked about food allergies and made us a delicious breakfast. We will be back next year.
We thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at The Columns which is beautiful inside and out and very conveniently located. Michael was a gracious and informative host who is rightly proud of his inn. Our room was attractive and the bed very comfortable. The only minor inconvenience was the lack of a separate air conditioning control in our particular room. The breakfast table was very attractively set and the food perfectly presented and delicious. We won't hesitate to recommend The Columns to our friends, and have already done so.
Thank you to Michael for making our getaway so wonderful. And sharing with me some decorating secrets. The Beauty and comfort of the Inn reflects care and attention to detail equals Michael's warm hospitality.
An extraordinary delight…whether business, getaway or vacation one finds a relaxing atmosphere to recharge and relax from the hustle-and-bustle. Period furnishings and décor make each room comfortable, distinct and inviting…plus there’s an excellent library of choice titles. Hot coffee, be it fresh, the usual or stronger than strong, The Columns is most heartily recommended…