5 en noviembre 18, 2014
We were so happy and impressed with our stay. The room was terrific, the food spectacular and the hosts were extremely accommodating. I was in town for a seminar, and my husband spent his days enjoying the propery and the wealth of knowledge about history, the area and the house,provided by Bruce As I said, I had a seminar so my breakfast time was outside of the usual hours, so Kathleen made me a to-go care breakfast bag. It was very kind and made such a difference in my day. We were so pleased to ahve stayed there and hope to again. It is a gem.
5 en noviembre 09, 2014
What a wonderful home! Great antebellum mansion with beautiful grounds and friendly informative hosts that truly made you feel very welcome. Bruce and Katherine were superb hosts and Bruce was a wealth of information about the civil war and how the people struggled to recover after the war. Nothing was overlooked in this B&B.and would highly recommend it. Bill and Sharon Bill and Sharon
5 en septiembre 24, 2014
History buffs can really step back in time with this one. Best B&B I've ever stayed in. The accomadations are top rate.The food is gourmet and I've never had a breakfast as good as this. Will be return as often as I can. Bruce and Katherine are the best hosts. Donna McClam
5 en septiembre 17, 2014
This place is amazing!!! From the moment you arrive and get past the awe of the beauty of the house, you are greeted by the two most amazing people you would ever want to be in the company of. Bruce and Katherine are warm, friendly and treat everyone as if they have known you for years and are a part of the family. The house is absolutely beautiful and full of history to which Bruce is very passionate to share his vast knowledge about. The tour of the house with Bruce is wonderful. The breakfast every morning that Katherine has prepared herself is simply amazing. There are not enough words to describe this place or Bruce and Katherine. This is a must stay for anyone. We will be back!!!!!
5 en septiembre 11, 2014
Our stay from beginning to end was just fabulous. I have always wanted to stay in a Historical house in South Carolina.The grounds and the house were large and grand. Bruce and Katherine were the best innkeepers with lots of care and love, made me feel like it was my house. The breakfasts made from scratch are to die for with homemade Jams and Coffee! The trees with the Spanish moss to the columned porch with white rocking chairs a dream come true. The tour was one of the highlight of stay. Bruce told stories that kept us intrigued and laughing. So much to see in Camden South Carolina well informed about the town and history. My husband needed to pry me off the porch some nights to go to dinner. Being from Utah we were their to see our son graduate from Basic at Fort Jackson. If we come back I know right where I am staying Bloomsbury Inn! Love to you always Bruce and Katherine, love Robin and Donavan Pomikala from Utah
5 en septiembre 05, 2014
My wife and I wanted a quiet getaway to relax and this was definitely the place to go. The house and grounds are amazing. Bruce and Katherine are so warm and welcoming they make you feel right at home. I highly recommend the Bloomsbury!
5 en septiembre 04, 2014
Our one-night stay at Bloomsbury was very last minute. But that didn't matter to Katherine and Bruce, who welcomed us in - just in time for the afternoon wine. My husband and Bruce talked for hours about their college years at UGA. The house is more spectacular than the pictures, and we will return. Ouida and Phil Duluth, GA
5 en agosto 26, 2014
Absolutely delighted with the accommodations, innkeepers Katherine and Bruce, the beautiful breakfast, great rooms, and just pulling up to the house is a treat. You just know you're in for something special and we weren't disappointed in any way. Hope to get back again, for longer, and take some time to explore the rest of this beautiful town.
5 en agosto 18, 2014
We stayed at the Bloomsbury Inn in Camden, South Caroline, on August 15th 2014. Unfortunately just for one night due to our schedule, but it was enough to know that it was the correct choice. The house is absolutely amazing, and Bruce and Katherine, the perfect southern innkeepers. Our room - "Mary Chesnut" - was perfect, with all details, and the breakfast was amazing! Just an advice: take your time to listen to Bruce histories about the house and the history of Camden. Thank you very much Bruce and Katherine. María & Rodrigo
4,8 en agosto 17, 2014
The price paid does not really reflect the excellent accommodations. Really worth more than charged compared to other stays at B&Bs. We would rate this at the top of our previous stays at more expensive inns we have stayed. They go beyond what most do and it shows how much they enjoy meeting new people and not just running a business. Can't wait to return.... still much to explore. Thanks for a memorable time!!!! Jeannie and Jim
5 en agosto 10, 2014
Beautifully restored and tastefully decorated B and B. Bruce, the husband, is a charismatic and history detailed host. Katherine, the wife, is a terrific cook and decorator. Together they have shared Air Force careers, and have collected furnishings from all over the world where they lived. If you choose another B and B in Camden you have really missed an unique opportunity.
4,8 en agosto 10, 2014
Beautiful gardens, beautiful historical setting and charming hosts. We had a lovely combined birthday and anniversary celebration. The breakfast was a gourmet treat. RUTH & RALLIE SEIGLER
5 en agosto 04, 2014
My husband took me here for my birthday. He asked Katherine to arrange to have a dozen roses in our room when we arrived...they were absolutely gorgeous! The house and grounds are absolutely beautiful. The evening social was so much fun and breakfast the next morning was fantastic. We had such a great time getting to know Bruce, Katherine and Miss Kitty. Would totally recommend Bloomsbury to all my friends...in fact I already have!!!!
5 en julio 10, 2014
A beautiful house with a rich history, an immaculate and well appointed room, a scrumptious breakfast and welcoming and knowledgeable hosts, Katherine and Bruce. I can not of anything that could have been better during our visit. If you want a true Southern Experience with stellar service, make Bloomsbury Inn your next B&B destination.
5 en junio 23, 2014
My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to the Bloomsbury Inn in historic Camden, SC. Bruce and Katherine were very gracious hosts and provided a delightful social hour with an excellent explanation of the local history and restaurants. The rooms were large, very clean and well decorated with period antiques. The breakfast was delishous and plentiful. We wll return to this great B&B soon.
5 en junio 19, 2014
Bloomsbury Inn is an amazing hidden gem in Camden,SC. It truly felt like a home away from home. Bruce and Katherine are the most hospitable hosts. I was spoiled every morning by the delicious breakfasts that Katherine prepared. A glass of wine and great conversation on the porch in the early evening was a great way to wind down after a long day and get ready for dinner at some great restaurants close by. I highly recommend staying at this beautiful home - not only is it very comfortable, but Katherine and Bruce have decorated it with some amazing art that compliments the grandeur of the house itself.
5 en junio 16, 2014
Could not have been better! This is the best Bed & Breakfast experiance ever. My wife and I have traveled all over the USA and this Inn can't be beat!
5 en junio 08, 2014
We stayed at the Bloomsbury Inn last week as we headed north for the summer. It was everything that all the reviewers said and more. Bruce greeted us as we arrived early and throughout our stay graciously answered all our questions as if they were the first time he had ever been asked them. The man is a fount of information about local lore, Civil War history and the best places Camden has to offer. The inn itself has been so lovingly restored. Antique lovers will think that they have died and gone to heaven. Katharine's breakfasts are amazing and will be fondly remembered as we diet off the extra pounds. This was one of the best inns we have ever stayed in. I foresee that Camden will be on our route where ever we travel in future!
5 en mayo 31, 2014
My sister and I visit each other twice a year and decided to spend a weekend at the Bloomsbury Inn, our first time at a bed and breakfast. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and departed two days later on Sunday afternoon. The Monday after, I still was enjoying the wonderful glow of feeling relaxed and happy from our true vacation. My life is the typical work full-time and a part-time job, wife, mother, cook, gardener and taking care of my husband going through cancer operations and is now in radiation therapy. I forgot all about my responsibilities, enjoyed the time with my sister and we both could not believe the total feeling of relaxation created by staying at Bloomsbury's. Bruce and Katherine Brown, the owners, deserve the best ratings for what they have accomplished by restoring the 1849 mansion into a bed and breakfast inn. The hot gourmet breakfast, the 5:30PM social hour and learning some Civil War history fill out the package. Thanks for the wonderful experience.
5 en mayo 31, 2014
My wife and I recently spent two nights at Bloomsbury Inn. Our expectations were high based on what we saw on the website. We must say that our visit indeed exceeded those expectations. No complaints whatsoever. Bruce and Katherine are exceptional hosts. The food, the room, the atmosphere of the Inn, the hospitality all were outstanding. If you want a quality stay, come to Bloomsbury! Jonathan Doss
5 en mayo 14, 2014
Congenial and knowledgeable host and hostess, comfortable and attractive accommodations and scrumptious breakfast make for an extraordinary experience! Location convenient to many attractions of historic Camden. Regret obligations of my book tour prevented us from staying more than one night. We'll be back. Mary Ann Claud
4,8 en mayo 05, 2014
I had a wonderful experience at the Bloomsbury. Katherine and Bruce are wonderful hosts. The whole house is gorgeous and filled with amazing history. Bruce and Katherine have a great understanding of Camden and the surrounding areas. The breakfast was out of this world. I will be returning very soon!
5 en mayo 03, 2014
We've been reading Mary Chesnut's diary, and were excited when we learned that one of her and James's homes had become a B&B. Never having been to Camden, we were not entirely sure what to expect. Our 2-night stay at Bloomsbury was absolutely delightful in every respect. The house has been thoroughly renovated, with respect for its history, and decorated with antiques Katherine has collected over many years of military postings around the world. Bruce and Katherine are charming hosts. They were always available and informed, but never intrusive. Breakfast both mornings was a gourmet affair. We were even allowed to bring a guest one morning. The pre-dinner social on the veranda is another very nice touch. Bruce knew that we were interested in the history of the place, so he set aside 90min for a well informed lecture and Q&A session the first morning. Later he gave us a tour of the house and grounds. Overall, they've done everything right. Highly recommended.
5 en abril 30, 2014
Dearest Bruce and Katherine, We set up a two night stay at Bloomsbury Inn for the wedding photographer, BethanyK Photography, for our daughter's wedding. Bethany and her husband are two really sweet individuals as well as wonderful photographers. She commented to me that she loved her accommodations. In fact, she told me that even though we live in Camden, we should still take the opportunity to spend a night or two with you at Bloomsbury Inn. She told me she loved the breakfast and all aspects of her stay. Thank you for your kindnesses to them and for maintaining such a lovely bed and breakfast. Priscilla Robinson
4,6 en abril 15, 2014
We made reservations only a day before our arrival and the last question Bruce asked me before we got off the phone was, "Do you have any special dietary concerns?" Two mornings later we are sitting in the lovely dining area of the Bloomsbury Inn enjoying a gluten-free breakfast highlited by a crust less quiche. Kathryn has definitely found her calling as an exquisite hostess.
5 en abril 14, 2014
My family and I tend to seek out historic properties when traveling. I'm always hoping the accommodations will be as described; however, Bloomsbury Inn far exceeded our expectations. Ture perfection! I don't know exactly where to start….the house is in perfect condition, the room was well appointed and clean as well as comfortable and beautiful. The breakfast and tablescape were original and lovely. The afternoon social was genuine and fun. I couldn't believe the interest Katherine and Bruce took in my teenage daughter. My impression of the Inn and of Camden could earn me a spot on the Chamber of Commerce! Everything was top notch. Katherine and Bruce, or should I say Colonels, thank you for a lovely visit. We look forward to returning to Bloomsbury Inn.
5 en abril 14, 2014
Southern hospitality and charm are at their finest with Bruce and Katherine. The entire inn is well appointed and tastefully decorated. Don't miss breakfast, especially Katherine's home made biscuits in the skillet. Afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres on the front poarch is a great time to get to know Bruce and Katherine as well as the other guests. Be sure to have Bruce make dinner reservations for you at the Mill Pond Steakhouse.
4,8 en abril 05, 2014
I was lucky enough to be able to spend a week at the Bloomsbury Inn this past March. It was exactly what I needed and even better than I expected. The company was wonderful and the breakfasts out of this world. Brice and Katherine are the epitome of gracious, southern hosts!
5 en abril 02, 2014
I was disappointed with the hotel choices in the area when I found Bloomsbury Inn. It was perfect for a business traveler feeling like a home away from home. Katherine and Bruce were very accomodating with my busy morning schedule making sure I had a wonderful breakfast to go. It was so relaxing to spend the evening on the porch after a long day. I highly recommend for anyone visiting Camden as it was a very nice chance from my normal travel routine.
4,6 en marzo 28, 2014
I had a wonderful stay at the Bloomsbury Inn. This is a beautiful home that is decorated well and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. Bruce and Katherine were great hosts and took wonderful care of me. Breakfast was fantastic! I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone staying in the area.
4,8 en marzo 25, 2014
We had a delightful two-night stay at the Bloomsbury Inn in Camden, SC. Katherine and Bruce Brown are great hosts who take pride in allowing you to enjoy the charm and beauty of an old Southern mansion, maintained in a style fitting its heritage. Arrive by 5:30pm so that you don't miss the hospitality hour on the front porch. Breakfast the next morning is wonderfully prepared and served. Enjoy!
4,6 en febrero 23, 2014
Bob and Bunny Daniels Fletcher, nc
5 en febrero 22, 2014
Wonderful, honeymoon night. Could not have picked a more gorgeous, tasteful place to stay. Loved it and will definitely go back!
5 en febrero 18, 2014
Our stay at Bloomsbury Inn far exceeded our expectations. The innkeepers, Katherine and Bruce, were friendly, anticipated every need (before we could think of it), and gracious. We left the inn feeling like we had known them forever. The accommodations were beautiful, comfortable, and spacious. Each morning our breakfasts were "out of this world" surprises of delicious, unique, and festive foods and drinks. The afternoon social was warm and inviting. We could not have asked for a more wonderful weekend. We will definitely return and recommend Bloomsbury Inn to everyone.
5 en febrero 18, 2014
A Beautiful Historic Home and Gracious Hosts who think of everything you might need. The accommodations and food exceeded our expectations. We will return again and highly recommend a visit.
5 en febrero 17, 2014
I made reservations for my husband and I to stay here for his birthday, I have never stayed at a bed and breakfast but my husband has stayed at several over the years. This was a wonderful experience for me, my husband said it was the best birthday gift he has ever gotten. The house is beautiful and the owners are so friendly, they make you feel so welcomed and when you leave you feel like you are leaving true friends. The tour of the house was so interesting and fun. We were treated like royalty, the breakfast was amazing. My husband said it is by far the best bed and breakfast he has ever stayed at. Can't wait to go back!!!
4,8 en enero 21, 2014
the rooms were beautiful, the house was beautifully kept up. the owners were so friendly and hospitable and the breakfast in the morning was phenomenal. We even got a history tour through the whole house and grounds the next morning before we left:) Wonderful experience!!
4,6 en enero 16, 2014
I stayed here on a whim and found it to be one of my top two bed and breakfasts I've yet to stay in. A perfect mini vacation from Columbia. I will be staying here again very soon!
5 en enero 11, 2014
Wow! What an outstanding experience! The entire place is breath-taking! The rich history of the inn and the well-decorated rooms take you away! The inn keepers are fabulous and have to be an asset to the community!!! A must see! Southern hospitality at its finest!
5 en enero 02, 2014
Arrival a little early, but was welcomed regardless. First time in marriage that had a New Years eve off. This inn did not disappoint. Rooms clean, all functioning, entertaining hosts, great food and knowledgeable of history and willing to take the time to share. Beautiful place. Book it now!
5 en diciembre 25, 2013
We stayed at the Bloomsbury Inn in July of 2013. We were pleasantly surprised and impressed by its stately appearance and privacy as well as the surrounding properties. Bruce and Kathy Brown are terrific innkeepers and career military retirees. They took great pleasure and pride in educating us about the inn's history, providing quintessential service during our stay and interspersing our meals and teas with humerous anecdotes. Our room was spaciousness, beautifully furnished, and comfortable beyond our expectations. It was wonderful to sleep in a truly historic place. The food at the Inn was tasteful, abundant, and well presented. It was also great to mingle with the other guests during our time there. The Bloomsbury Inn is one of the best B&Bs we have had the pleasure to stay at. It has much to offer - privacy, high quality food and service and a fun time. We highly recommend it to discerning travelers and to anyone looking for a great weekend retreat. Dominic and Toni Principe (Mount Pleasant, SC)
5 en diciembre 09, 2013
From the time you drive up under the grand oak canopy and climb the stairs to one of the most beautiful and comfortable porches you can imagine, you know you are in for a treat at the Bloomsbury! Bruce, Katherine and Miss Kitty Stray greet you warmly and usher you into a beautifully appointed home. The care taken to adapt this home and hide all the modern amenities means you have every creature comfort in an atmosphere of quiet elegance. Hospitality includes an afternoon wine reception (on the porch, weather permitting), homemade treats and port in your room and the best B&B breakfast we have experienced. Katherine should write a cookbook! Looking forward to another visit when the hydrangeas bloom in early summer. Cannot recommend the Bloomsbury high enough!
4,8 en diciembre 08, 2013
I enticed my wife to go with me to a sporting clays tournament in Camden by promising that we stay in a nice place of her choice. She found Bloomsbury on the internet and we had a great weekend. Katherine and Bruce are the perfect hosts/hostess. They provided a great history of Bloomsbury and the surrounding area, super recommendations for dinners in the area, and other suggestions on activities. The breakfasts were truly outstanding. The 5:00pm wine and cheese hour with Katherine and Bruce and other guests was also a nice experience. We hope to visit in the future.
4,8 en noviembre 18, 2013
Bloomsbury is a treasure. We arrived after midnight and were greeted cheerfully; the same flawless hospitality was on display the next morning when we had a delicious full hot breakfast at 7:30am! The rooms are large, with individualized heating and cooling and every amenity you'd expect at a four star hotel. The Browns were impeccable hosts - I came away feeling that we'd truly been welcomed as friends. Highly recommend!
5 en noviembre 13, 2013
Beautiful accommodations. An amazing breakfast and Bruce and Katherine are gracious Innkeepers.
5 en noviembre 09, 2013
What a wonderful Inn to spend your 40th Anniversary! Bruce and Katherine Brown made us feel so special. They are the BEST when it comes to welcoming you into their home. After our social hour, we felt like we had known them for a long time. Do not miss this opportunity to stay at Bloomsbury in Camden SC.. We are already planning our next visit!
5 en octubre 14, 2013
We had the time of our lives in this beautiful Inn in Camden, SC. The innkeepers, Bruce and Katherine, were delightful. The food was out of this world, and our room was spotless. Truly it was more than we ever expected and we hope to return soon. If you are looking for a getaway, you need to visit this gorgeous Bed and Breakfast -- "Bloomsbury Inn." -John and Gina, NC
5 en octubre 04, 2013
We loved our stay at the Bloomsbury Inn. We were the only guests, and provided a unique opportunity to feel like true guests of Bruce and Katherine (although I'm sure even with a "full house" it would be as welcoming!). Miss Kitty Stray greeted us moments before Bruce appeared. The house is gorgeous and the ambience was amazing...a true Southern experience. Katherine's breakfast was wonderful. Bruce and Katherine are charming, interesting, and consummate hosts! Would stay here again in heartbeat!!
5 en septiembre 27, 2013
Gorgeous and very friendly.. thanks
5 en septiembre 17, 2013
This was our second visit to Bloomsbury Inn and again it was wonderful. This was a stop over on our way to Pawley's Island and wish we could have stayed longer. The Inn is beautiful both inside and outside. Katherine and Bruce are great host they make you feel like you are visiting friends. Social time on the porch so relaxing--great wine and conversation. Breakfast beyond delicious. Our room --luxury, cozy, and comfortable all combined to make for a great stay. Highly recommend the Bloomsbury Inn to anyone looking for a great B&B.
5 en septiembre 01, 2013
Bloomsbury Inn makes memories. Well-appointed, comfortable yet classy, and steeped in history, it is like a swallow of fine red wine followed by a bite of rich, dark chocolate. A bed and breakfast doesn't get any better than Bloomsbury ... savor and enjoy the experience that only talented innkeepers paired with a stellar establishment might provide..
5 en agosto 28, 2013
My wife and I enjoyed the wonderful southern hospitality and took a trip back in time. Our room was very cozy, the breakfast was a symphony of flavors, and the evening social was relaxing. We can't wait to return!
5 en agosto 18, 2013
Gorgous and our stay was perfect. The Brown's are just marvelous innkeepers. You have got to experience this!
5 en agosto 11, 2013
Bloomsbury Inn visits are not only a step back in time, but a warm and welcoming coming home adventure. We celebrated our 45th Wedding Anniversary with Bruce and Katherine, and they made it special for us. We love this B&B!
5 en agosto 02, 2013
We did a last minute booking at the grandest B&B that we had ever stayed in in any part of the US. The value for the space, food, and all other amenities was excellent! Bruce and Katherine do a phenominal job of treating you like royalty. These folks know everything that there is to know in this industry and are glad to take time to talk and share their knowledge. It was NO surprise that they had won numerous awards. If you are a person that ever considered owning and running a B&B this is hands down the only couple in the nation to call for complete details as to how it is done successfully! They can immediately connect with B&B's that are up for sale and advice on the pro's and con's of each. Amazing knowledge, with an extreme willingness to share. Call them and you will be overjoyed that you did. We look forward to a future visit to this home. ENJOY, Michael Smith
4,6 en julio 30, 2013
I was in Camden for business and needed a place to stay overnight. This is a lovely home and was extremely clean. The bed was extremely comfortable. I personally enjoy the privacy of a hotel when traveling for business, but this is a nice getaway for a Bed and Breakfast.
5 en julio 29, 2013
My husband and I chose this place after a long deployment brought us back together. We could not have asked for a nicer place. The owners were so wonderful. They were incredible hosts. We were in awe of the beautiful home, the great conversation, the opportunity to do a tour of the grounds and hear a little history. Our breakfast was truly gourmet. We enjoyed every bite. Our stay was peaceful, relaxing and we left feeling so refreshed. Thanks so much!
4,8 en julio 28, 2013
We had a fantastic stay at the Bloomsbury Inn. Bruce and Katherine were amazing and the house has a tremendous amount of history. We took a walk in the morning and enjoyed visiting Camden. This was a gift to my wife after returning from Afghanistan and was a superb experience.
5 en julio 09, 2013
This was our second time staying, the first being two summers ago, and both times my husband and I were overwhelmed with the lovely and restful setting, the delicious food, and the amazing hospitality of our hosts. Bruce and Katherine are so welcoming, and they've made the house a delight to visit. They provided every amenity we needed and then some. The area is something of an obscure treasure historically, but it's not to be missed if you're interested in the Revolutionary War.
4,2 en junio 19, 2013
We booked this inn as a stop on our way to western Virginia to visit family. The inn is in an beautiful home with grounds to match. The room was excellent with a bathroom that was quite small and a bit difficult to navigate. The outside porch is an outstanding feature. Bruce and KT are excellent innkeepers. The afternoon wine and cheese on the porch and the breakfast are highlights and opportunities to visit with the other guests. Breakfast was posh and excellent. Bruce and I found that we had been stationed together in the Air Force many years ago. Certainly I would recommend this if you are looking for elegance and comfort.
5 en junio 15, 2013
Wonderful stay! A beautiful place to relax and be pampered with immaculate grounds and house, delicious and mouth-watering food, and gracious hosts. We highly recommend this welcome getaway for all travelers near and far!
5 en junio 08, 2013
A beautifully restored home that's very inspirational for lovers of character and history. The grounds are tranquil and shaded by huge live oaks and provide a lovely view from the porch rockers. The Browns are warm, friendly, engaging hosts, who make you feel at home right away. Breakfast is great, especially the biscuits and the cantaloupe soup!
5 en junio 03, 2013
Exactly our idea of what a B&B should be -- private, elegant & beautiful, peaceful, serene, secluded, relaxing with interesting guests & innkeepers. No disappointments!
5 en mayo 30, 2013
I can say without hesitation that my stay at Bloomsbury was the best B&B experience I have ever had. The house is magnificently restored with loving care and attention to historical detail. Bruce and Kathryn made my wife and I feel as if we were family guests, showering us with attention and wonderful companionship. The food was marvelous, and we found ourselves just wanting to sit on the porch to take in the scene. If you love history this is the place to stay. This was once Mary Chestnut's (the famous civil war diarist) and Bruce can tell you all about the history. Don't miss it! Kim and Galina Holmes
5 en mayo 28, 2013
This past weekend was the first time my wife has felt comfortable going barefoot in a b & b or motel. We have been traveling for some 45 years and staying in b & bs for the last 30 or so years. Most have been clean. Bloomsbury was spotless. What a nice surprise. The house itself was carefully restored and filled with period (not original) furniture. Meals (breakfast) was very good. They did not have excessive amounts like some b & bs, but it was certainly plenty. Katherine also respected our dietary restrictions without making a big deal of it. Coffee, juice and tea was very tasty. Normally, I don't enjoy spending time with inn keepers very much. Small talk just does not really interest me. Bruce and Katherine were different -- they seemed like instant friends. Bruce had non-stop stories and was very entertaining. He knows the history of the Bloomsbury Inn probably as well as anyone alive. He also has some great Air Force stories. Before we checked out, I made reservations for another visit in September. I believe this is the very first b & b we will have visited twice. If you want a nice weekend, you can choose about any b & b. If you want an outstanding visit, you must choose Bloomsbury Inn.
5 en mayo 21, 2013
The history of Bloomsbury draws you in. Breakfast was amazing! The Inn is charming, beautiful and inviting, no detail is forgotten. It was a special experience to stay there. The Inn is immaculate, the rooms are spacious and feel very private. The warmth and friendliness of our hosts Bruce and Katherine made our stay one that we will always remember. We had a wonderful visit, thank you.
5 en mayo 21, 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Bloomsbury Inn. The antebellum home has been beautifully restored and is spotlessly clean. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and talking to Bruce and Katherine. They seemed like old friends. The gourmet breakfast was delicious! Would highly recommend the Bloomsbury.
5 en mayo 17, 2013
Visiting from the UK, we had a wonderful time at Bloomsbury Inn. The house and contents are very special, and the grounds are delightful. Katherine and Bruce are charming, attentive and entertaining hosts. The gourmet breakfasts were delicious, and the conversation was stimulating, especially during the early evening get-togethers on the veranda. We have never been looked after so well, and our stay here was a truly exceptional experience. Geoff and Sue Nichols, Loughton, Essex, England.
5 en mayo 15, 2013
Absolutely beautiful and very restful. The owners are very personable and have a lot of history to share with visitors. Food is great! Highly recommended.
5 en mayo 14, 2013
We just loved the Bloomsbury!! Katherine and Bruce are just wonderful!!
5 en mayo 05, 2013
Beautiful Home- Great History Rooms are large and comfortable. Katherine is delightful.
5 en abril 30, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight at the Bloomsbury Inn. Katherine and Bruce are great hosts and the house is spectacular. If you are passing through the Camden area, be sure to book a room at the Bloomsbury.
5 en abril 30, 2013
Our stay exceeded our expectations in every way. The beautiful interior of the home, huge rooms, wonderful breakfast , and most of all the warmth and southern hospitality of Bruce and Katherine made this an unforgettable experience for my wife and me. We certainly plan to return.
5 en abril 15, 2013
We were looking for a pleasant layover on our trip down South and happened upon the Bloomsbury Inn - all I can say is wish we had more time there. The house is amazing, our room was fabulous, and Bruce and Katherine were the most gracious of hosts. The pictures do not so it justice, and the hospitality was beyond words. Do yourself a favor and go!
5 en marzo 30, 2013
My wife and I have stayed at lot of B & B's in the Carolinas and the Bloomsbury Inn has set the bar for us. We had a couple of requests of Bruce and Katherine before we even arrived, that was to drop off our luggage early and to maybe have a late night snack waiting for us when we got back from a full day at an event in the area. The Browns where very gracious and did not hesitate in for filling both our requests, with warmth and smiles, I might add. Along with the personal attention, the Bloomsbury Inn has been doted on buy the Browns and their attention to detail makes it very easy to transport you back through time to the 1800's with all the elegance and luxury for that period of our Country, and at the same time provide for all the modern conveniences that any luxury Hotel would give. They have stuck a great balance with comfort and charm. After a great night’s sleep, we arose to a gourmet breakfast made by Katherine and Bruce, and enjoyed the company and conversation with other guests of the Inn and the Browns. These are the things that set apart memories of making new friends and discovering the colorful tapestry of life or just another overnight stay. When you spend a little time with Bruce and Katherine you quickly find out their devotion to the service of others and Country and they make you feel special and pampered at their 5 star Bloomsbury Inn. We will return to this Inn and Camden, as a destination unto itself. Thank you, Bruce and Katherine for your kindness! With Warmth, David and Margo Sears
5 en marzo 17, 2013
Everything was wonderful...the food, the company, the cookies, the room, the breakfast, the grounds, the hammock- such a nice retreat!!
5 en marzo 14, 2013
We felt so welcomed in this lovely home. David and Katherine were exceptional hosts.
4,4 en marzo 12, 2013
We had a delightful stay at Bloomsbury Inn and plan to return and take other friends. It is located in the charming and historical town of Camden SC and is a wonderful example of 19th century South Carolina architecture which has been lovingly restored with great attention to detail. Kudos to Katherine and Bruce for their hospitality, cuisine, and appreciation of their exquisite home.
5 en marzo 11, 2013
I can't speak highly enough of our experience at Bloomsbury Inn. The innkeepers definitely went out of their way to make sure our experience was absolutely perfect! Everything from the greeting to the evening social to the phenominal one-of-a-kind breakfast and a personal farewell made us feel like we were clearly the most important guest they ever had. The home is absolutely beautiful and it was truly a pleasure to share in the history of such an architectural marvel. We'll definitely be back to Bloomsbury Inn and can't wait until our next stay!!!
5 en febrero 26, 2013
We have been to Bloomsbury Inn several times and we absolutely love it! The home is immaculate and outstanding in every way. Breakfast and social hour meet our highest expectations and Bruce and Katherine are most gracious.
5 en febrero 20, 2013
We went for a little Valentine's get-away and were completely spoiled! Lovely home, quiet and charming. The room was large and comfortable, the evening was pleasant and breakfast was delicious. We will be back!
5 en febrero 17, 2013
We are in the process of relocating to Camden and decided to familiarize ourselves with our new community by staying in the center of the historic district. We chose the Bloomsbury Inn based on Tripadvisor reviews and are pleased to add to the long list of accolades for this wonderful property. The inn has been lovingly and painstakingly restored by the owners, Katherine and Bruce Brown. The furnishings are exquisite. The grounds are beautiful and the porch is graced by the sweet cat, Miss Kitty. Katherine and Bruce hold an evening social, serving hors d'oevres, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. The coffee service on the landing by the guest suites is a nice touch. The crowning glory was the remarkable gourmet breakfasts cooked and served by the hosts. Our fondest memories come from our conversations with Bruce and Katherine-- their wealth of knowlege regarding local history and the history of the home and its occupants added a wonderful rich layer to our experience. You won't be disappointed at the Bloomsbury Inn!
5 en febrero 17, 2013
A fairy tale come true, when I am 90 on front porch reminiscing over my life I expect it to be in top 5 memories. It is perfect for men and women as it has history for men and ambience for women, the hosts are attentive to all your needs . They have thought of everything. Don't miss this! and the food is impeccable, especially breakfast!
4,8 en enero 25, 2013
Stayed at the Bloomsbury Inn while visitng my son at Camden Military Academy. What a delightful experience at the Inn and with the Innkeepers. Bruce and Katherine made us feel right at home. The inn is just so ripe with history and the grounds, even in winter, were beautiful. can't wait to return in the spring when the azaleas are in bloom. The Bloomsbury Inn and camden are a wonderful destintion.
5 en enero 24, 2013
Last night, a colleague stayed the night. It was a fantastic experience. The husband and wife are so very friendly and cordial. We had wine and some tasteful homemade snacks. The bedroom and bathroom were lovely and large. For breakfast, she TOTALLY outdid herself. Katherine is an amazing chef.
5 en enero 23, 2013
FABULOUS! Bruce and Katherine were excellent hosts! So welcoming and friendly! Wine and chesse and amazing company on the beautiful wrap around porch! GORGEOUS antebellum home! Clean, amazing decor, antiques, and the food was INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you so much!!! Can't say enough about the Bloomsbury Inn! Will definitely try to return! Make sure you do the historic walking tour! WONDERFUL!!! Lenny and Lucy Levy Germantown, Ohio 45327
5 en enero 19, 2013
I stayed here on a business trip and loved it! I will definitely come back with my wife. Can't say enough nice things about my trip. Fantastic.
4,6 en enero 10, 2013
Perfect stop on our road trip from coast to coast. The hospitality was exceptional and the rooms were beautiful. I only wish we had more time there! :)
5 en enero 07, 2013
Had an absolute great time at the Inn, was clean and the service was outstanding. Would highly recommend the Inn to anyone for any occasion..
4,8 en enero 05, 2013
Outstanding experience during an extended weekend stay. Unmatched Service and Hospitality. Impeccable attention to detail. Breakfast was exceptional - highlighted by homemade preserves and local products. Katherine has an ability to elevate presentation and meal creativity. Bruce's knowledge of local history and engaging style enhances meal and cocktail hour conversations. Overall, we had a terrific visit where we felt like and were treated like family. Bruce and Katherine are the consummate innkeepers who go above and beyond to take care of their guests. We look forward to returning many more times as we visit family in the area. Craig and Deb Cordell
4,6 en noviembre 23, 2012
We stayed at Bloomsbury Inn during the weekend of the Colonial Cup. The weekend was a a Birthday gift for my husband and we had another couple join us. The Brown's hospitality at Bloomsbury Inn made our weekend absolutely perfect. Ms. Katherine's breakfasts were scrumptous and amazing! The Inn is simply charming, no detail forgotten. It is immaculate, the rooms spacious, the warmth and friendliness of our hosts made our stay one that we will always remember. We had a wonderful weekend, thanks!
4,8 en noviembre 23, 2012
What rich history in a comfortable, elegant southern setting! If that isn't enough, wait until you have breakfast with Katherine and a tour with Bruce! Delightful!
5 en noviembre 19, 2012
We stayed here for our anniversary and it was amazing from out beautiful antique room don't worry the mattress wasn't antique to the beautiful grounds and the breakfast was to die for! The service was great to owners were super friendly I would defiantly recommend Bloomsbury Inn to anyone
5 en noviembre 05, 2012
Cannot say enough. Best place we have stayed. Beautiful facility. Excellent food. Gracious hosts. Comfortable rooms. We had to come back and will again.Would like to stay longer. Well worth the money. We would like to come to Camden just to stay at Bloomsbury. Catherine and Bruce are nice, too....ji
5 en octubre 29, 2012
Recently visited in October 2012 and this was a destination event with several of the guests regular visitors and nearly as enjoyable as the hosts. Bruce and Katherine hold a social hour or two at 530 and provides a great chance to try some wine and get color on the local area. Camden is a beautiful town with an extraordinary collection of homes and plenty to do in the area. Local restaurants provide some great options for foodies ranging from the local bbq spot Hancocks to up-scale dining. Downtown is Camden is compact but fund with antique shops, cafes, and nice people. Bruce and Katherine are absolutely gracious and charming and the Bloomsbury Inn is stunningly preserved and fun to relax.
5 en octubre 28, 2012
From the charm of the home to the excellent service provided by the hosts this has to be the best B&B at which I have ever stayed. The food is award winning. Bruce, Katherine and Miss Kitty pay attention to all of the details that make a guest fee welcome, pampered and "at home". Wine on the porch each afternoon is a wonderful way to wind down after a day of activities. There were also excellent suggestions for things to do, places to see and restaurants to try. I cannot over-recommend this B&B as a destination. It is a home away from home! I will definitely find a way to return. Michael Ash
5 en octubre 22, 2012
You could not ask for more - and if you did - I am sure that it would be provided. Bruce and Katherine are the perfect hosts! Their goal is to make you feel welcome and at home. They strive to and achieve perfection. A great place to stay. Jeffrey L. Davis
5 en octubre 14, 2012
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay from beginning to end. What an amazing home, town, history, and innkeepers.!! Would recommend you to everyone!! Bruce and Katherine were amazing hosts and the historical tour for guests was amazing. Bruce took over an hour to share this amazingly historic home and it's restoration process they had been through. The cantelope "soup" was wonderful, as was the rest of the breakfast!
5 en octubre 11, 2012
My wife and I had an enjoyable stay at the Inn last week and thoroughly enjoyed what a B&B should really reflect in a a quick get-away or vacation. Bruce and Katherine are first rate hosts and do everything possible to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The afternoon social was a in a true southern setting and was one of the highlights for us. The tour and history behind the inn was fascinating and a pleasure to experience. This was only our second visit, but it will not be our last one. Thank you.
5 en octubre 11, 2012
This is my third visit to SC and each time I have stayed at the Bloomsbury. You will not find a better place to stay in that area and Katherine/Bruce make you feel at home.
5 en octubre 07, 2012
How do you describe a truly wonderful, relaxing, and incredible weekend! When you drive up, it’s like stepping back into time! This magnificently restored home is beyond description. You can tell that the Innkeepers, Bruce and Katherine Brown, have put their heart and soul into creating a unique Bed and Breakfast with the warm hospitality and the charm of the South. The evening social on the “veranda” was perfect, especially listening to Innkeeper Bruce Brown talk about the history of the house, of Camden, and of the issues of that time. Our room was spacious, very comfortable, and spotless. And breakfast was a gourmet delight! Innkeeper Katherine Brown made an exquisite breakfast from many items gathered from local farmers or that she made from scratch…the old fashion way! We would highly recommend the Bloomsbury Bed and Breakfast experience to everyone! We definitely look forward to our next opportunity!
5 en septiembre 10, 2012
Our trip was just one night, but Bloomsbury is excellent in every way. Bruce and Katherine are charming and we can't wait to visit again soon.
5 en septiembre 03, 2012
Brought the ashes of my mother to her final resting place outside of Camden and stayed at Bloomsbury Inn for the weekend. Wonderful accomodations and Bruce and Katherine could not have made us feel more welcome, even inviting our daughter to join us for breakfast each morning; she was staying at another hotel. Thanks for your southern hospitality.
5 en agosto 17, 2012
The reviews are spot on! I had no idea where to stay in Camden and fortunately found Bloomsbury. This is a gorgeous home with superb hosts. My only regret is that I could not stay longer than one night, I would have loved to have more conversations regarding the history of the locale and the fascinating lives of the hosts. If I am ever in the area again I will be staying at Bloomsbury Inn!
5 en agosto 05, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Bloomsbury Inn last month and had an absolutely delightful stay! Our host and hostess made us feel right at home as did their darling porch kitty, Miss Kitty Stray (just one of the many photo-ops at the home!) Breakfasts were scrumptious and enormous. Since breakfast is our favorite meal, we could not have been happier. The wine and cheese hour was so welcoming, and we felt like we were not guests but part of the family. The tour of the house and the history was absolutely fascinating. Bruce had so many details about it that you felt like you had been in the house during its amazing history. The yard is so lovely, and the house is beautifully appointed. Chocolate chip cookies and a chocolates on our pillows were perfect finishing touches. Heartily recommend this Inn.
5 en agosto 03, 2012
Peaceful! Great conversations and stories. Food was AMAZING!! Wonderful get away!
4,8 en agosto 02, 2012
I stayed at the Inn in July 2012 for one night and had an early morning start the following day so missed the normal breakfast and house tour. I was delighted with my stay and will return on my next trip to this region. The room was lovely, well appointed and the bed comfortable and great for a restful night sleep. I made use of the available wi-fi and enjoyed greatly the evening meet and greet with the hosts and my fellow guests. What a delightful couple they are - well educated, well traveled and well suited to welcoming travelers from far and wide. Having to leave before 7am, I was met with a wonderful to-go breakfast and coffee as well as a goodie bag to sustain me through the day. The extra mile! I also enjoyed the company of the cat on the porch - a delightful feature!
5 en agosto 02, 2012
We had such a wonderful experience that it seems folly to use words to describe our stay. We enjoyed stunningly interesting conversation, we delighted in beautiful and delicious breakfasts, we were treated thoughtfully and kindly, and the home and room in which we stayed was lovely beyond compare. There aren't enough stars!!
5 en agosto 02, 2012
My wife and I received a 3 night romantic stay at Bloomsbury for our 30 th anniversary. I was skeptical about entering and staying in someone elses home, but upon our arrival at Bloomsbury we were kindly greeted by Bruce who helped us with luggage and escorted us to our room. And yes the breakfasts that are prepared by Bruce and Katherine are over the top. Bruce and Katherine are two of the kindest warm hearted people that I have ever met they made us feel as they had known us for years. We will definately be staying again at Bloomsbury and are recommending this B&B to all of our friends and family. Chip & Linda Hoover
5 en julio 19, 2012
We stayed 2 nights in June - 1st time in Camden which is steeped in history... Bloomsbury Inn was a welcome haven of tranquility, comfort and relaxation - from the time Bruce met us and helped with our bags, to the aperitif offered to help us relax, to the huge comfy bed, to the sumptuous breakfasts - we felt thoroughly looked after and welcome in this beautiful home. Would love to visit again...soon! Thank you Bruce and Katherine!
4,4 en julio 17, 2012
This was a spur of the moment trip to visit my uncle and I am now so thankful that there was room at the Bloomsbury Inn for me. While I was the only person occupying the room, Bruce and Katherine graciously allowed my uncle to attend the 'social time' with me as well as joining me for breakfast the following morning. The breakfast was fresh, wonderful and more than plentiful. If you walked away hungry, it was your own fault. I stayed in the Sally Chestnut room and loved it. It was very large and comfortable in every way. I must note that I only rated a 3 star for cleanliness because it met my expectations for clean. The entire Inn was very clean, but that's what I expect at any establishment I choose to stay. So, I'm not sure what would cause me to rate any place higher than that and that's a good thing. Because there are clear reasons why I would rate something 'okay' or 'unsatisfactory' and this Inn is better than that. Every room was tidy and I didn't notice any dirt or dust at all. I'm planning to go back to Camden in a couple of months with my husband and will definitely want to stay at the Bloomsbury Inn!
5 en julio 12, 2012
Traveling from the northeast to the southeast is a change not just in weather but in culture. Bloomsbury Inn offers the best in southern hospitality. Gracious hosts open their beautifully restored home to those of us who are in need of peace and quiet. The outside surroundings invite you to sit and rock on the porch or find a quiet seat in a flowering garden. Katherine's expert hands produce a delicious gourmet breakfast while Bruce shares historical details of the house and the Camden area, including delicious restaurant options. Five o'clock beckons guests and innkeepers to come together for interesting conversation along with fine wine, cheese and crackers. Each guest room is lovingly detailed and very comfortable. We also enjoyed delicate port provided in the privacy of each room. The bathrooms are Italian tile original to early 20th century representing the colors popular at the time and including fine bathroom essentials. Actually, we even love the beautiful Deneen Pottery mugs, which can be purchased to remind one of the lovely memories of an Inn stay of the highest quality. Thank you K & B--we look forward to returning.
5 en julio 05, 2012
My husband and I recently spent a couple of nights at the Bloomsbury. We were honored to stay in such a beautiful stately house. Bruce and Katherine have painstakingly restored the home to it's finest. The house is alive with history and two hard working inn keepers to share their graciousness and knowledge with you. Give yourself a treat and plan a stay soon. You deserve a chance to enjoy it's beauty Nancy
5 en junio 30, 2012
My husband and I went to Bloomsbury Inn for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time. Bruce and Katherine have done an outstanding job with the house. The breakfast was great, and the hospitality was superb. We enjoyed our stay at this bed & breakfast better than any other. We plan to go back.
5 en junio 19, 2012
Our recent stay in Bloomsbury Inn was the ultimate B&B experience! From the warm welcome on the front veranda to the fond farewell in the grand hallway....the experience was devine and left us wanting more!! We arrived in time for the evening social, where we enjoyed lively conversation with the Browns and the other guests. The entire home is beautifully decorated and lovingly prepared with the guests' comfort in mind.. The chocolates on the pillows were an added treat, and the linens were devine!! The gourmet breakfast was delicious down to the last drop of their wonderfully blended coffee which was enjoyed while Bruce gave a well researched history of the home and its owners . The Camden area is entrenched with Civil War history which made Bruce's talk even more interesting!!! Before our departures, we all enjoyed the top to bottom tour of the home followed by a stroll through the beautiful gardens. This is when we saw the original kitchen house and carriage house., both restored to their original state. The innkeepers have thought of everything to make their guests' stay more enjoyable! We applaud Katherine and Bruce's hard work at making their dream of owning a B&B a reality, and we're very happy to have enjoyed a short visit with them
5 en junio 03, 2012
My cousin and I went on a girl's getaway for the weekend and stayed at the Bloomsbury Inn. I was relaxed, refreshed, and felt like a queen. Bruce and Katherine were exceptional host/hostess, they made our stay there comfortable, welcoming and I didn't want to leave. The inn is clean, organized, and well taken care of. The food is amazing and I truly enjoyed the evening social hour on the front porch getting to know one another. I will be be back to the Bloomsbury Inn in the future.
5 en junio 02, 2012
We have stayed in B & B's all over the U.S. and can honestly say we have not found a nicer one than the Bloomsbury Inn. Not only was the home beautiful and impeccably decorated, but Bruce and Katherine went above and beyond the expected. They were so helpful from the moment we drove into the drive and Katherine greeted us on the porch, to our last goodbye after Bruce gave us a tour of the house. We salute you "Colonels Brown." Larry and (Marilyn) Sue from Bourbon, Missouri.
5 en mayo 30, 2012
Our neighbours recommended Bloomsbury to us. It's not far from Charlotte NC where we live. We were only there one night, unfortunately, but it was a wonderful experience. We stayed in the Mary Chestnut room which was truly beautiful. The whole Bloomsbury property was gorgeous! Loved the social hour, the breakfast was to die for, the commentary about the House and Civil War over breakfast was very informative and the tour of the house and garden was fantastic. It was not a night at a Bed and Breakfast - it was a Wonderful Experience!
5 en mayo 28, 2012
Our visit was May 19-23,2012 it was rest and relaxing with a bit of sight-seeing and history. We had a great time, the breakfast was always anticipating the delicious! Bruce and Katherine are new friends with old stories. Their dream of a perfect B and B has come to life. Thank you for our visit.
5 en mayo 21, 2012
Bloomsbury Inn is definitely the "cream of the crop". The inn is beautiful, the hosts gracious, and the breakfast delicious. The tour of the home and gounds was very interesting and a wonderful review of southern history. Bruce and Katherine have done everything in their power to make a visit to Bloomsberry feel like you are "coming home".
5 en mayo 14, 2012
We stayed at Bloomsbury this past weekend while taking in the NASCAR race in Darlington. WOW what a nice get away. Quiet, relaxed atmosphere, great host and hostess, knowledgeable about the history of the plantation house (even gave us a history tour), really made us feel at home. Katherine and Bruce really have it going on, if you know what I mean!!!! OMG, almost forgot the best part, the gourmet breakfast. Outstanding! Thank you Katherine and Bruce for a wonderful weekend. And now I know what a jib door is!!
5 en mayo 07, 2012
Our visit to Camden was wonderful in large part to the exceptional hospitality, comfort, and charm of Bloomsbury. The Browns quickly made us feel comfortable, our room was quiet, huge and comfortable, filled with antiques. Wine and a wonderful breakfast were outstanding. We would drive to Camden just to visit Bloomsbury.
5 en mayo 05, 2012
The best Bed & Breakfast have ever stayed. The couple who own it are friendly, helpful, and great host and hostess. I only wish I could visit monthly and it like a weekend in paradise.
4,4 en abril 30, 2012
A lovely and relaxing B&B in a historic 1849 Plantation home. Very friendly innkeepers, Kathleen and Bruce Brown, both retired USAF officers. Four lovely guest rooms on the 2nd floor, each with a full private bath. Lovely common rooms and expansive front porch for relaxing. Tasty breakfasts according to my wife. (I had to leave early each day and missed breakfast, but Kathleen packed me a to go lunch as a convenience.) Innkeeper Bruce Brown provided an interesting history of Bloomsbury, the family who built it and the families who have lived there. He also led us on a basement to attic tour of the home, the original separate kitchen building, and the shaded grounds - over 400 azaleas, roses, live oaks, and Spanish moss. Interesting history in and around Camden. Highly recommended.
5 en abril 28, 2012
Have visited many B & B - here and abroad. The nicest we've ever been to. Hospitality - food - history of house and area - all wonderful
5 en abril 23, 2012
Bloomsbury is everything the website says and more. Katherine and Bruce are the perfect hosts, and make every guest feel as welcome as special friends. Their home is beautiful and well taken care of, the food is always fresh, delicious, and beautifully prepared and presented, and we love the afternoon socials on the porch (and Bruce's stories!).
5 en marzo 18, 2012
Bloomsbury Inn cannot be beaten for the Inn itself, the town of Camden, and the marvelous hosts Bruce and Katherine. We have been there 3 times for one week stays, and Bloomsbury feels like our own Southern Family and home. Love it!!!
5 en marzo 02, 2012
My husband and I spent a wonderful night at the Bloomsbury Inn!! The room was beautiful, the bed was comfortable!! Bruce and Katherine were exceptional hosts, Bruce with his historical knowledge and Katherine's gourmet breakfast!!! We highly recommend, you won't be disappointed
4,0 en febrero 12, 2012
My husband and I love to stay at B&B's and the Bloomsbury Inn is by far the best. Catherine and Bruce do a great job of making you feel at home. Everything was perfect from the room to the delicious breakfast. This Inn will exceed your expectations.
5 en enero 18, 2012
If you have ever wanted the experience of life in an antebellum mansion, your dream is now within reach. The beauty, glamour, and comfort of a bygone era beckon. You will also be pleased to have every thoroughly modern amenity at your fingertips. Open the door to Katherine and Bruce Brown's Bloomsbury Inn and step into the life of privilege and luxury of South Carolina's famed Chesnut family, which included a leading planter, a U.S. Senator and Confederate General, and the author of one of the most revered works in American literature: Mary Boykin Chesnut. Do not be intimidated if any of this is new to you; your hosts will put you at ease with a congenial afternoon social and the tour of the mansion after breakfast will answer your every question on life in the old South, Bloomsbury, and its famous previous residents. The food is delicious, the hosts gracious, and the house luxurious.
4,6 en enero 11, 2012
This was our second time to stay at Bloomsbury. Bruce and Katherine are wonderful hosts and their home is absolutely beautiful. A perfect place to celebrate an anniversary or have a romantic getaway!
5 en diciembre 11, 2011
Definitely the best B&B experience we've ever had. You turn in the driveway and enter another era. You can just feel the history as soon as you set foot in the door. Although it is a grand historic home, it has been so cleverly modernized we never once got the feeling we were trading off modern conveniences for the privilege of staying in an old home. The hosts are wonderful. Not a detail is left out, neither in service, food, nor or comfort. They make you feel as if it is your home, too. Their full tour of the house & retelling of it's history is worth staying there all by itself. The restaurants our hosts recommended were all top notch, and we marveled at how reasonable Camden's dining are cost-wise. We are probably jaded as to the quaintness of the town itself, since we already live in a history & horses small S.C. town. The town did not thrill us as much as we'd have liked. The site of the Revolutionary War battle of Camden is a disappointing, and while Historic Camden, a restoration village on the site of the original settlement tries hard to please, it is very minimal. However, Camden itself is so close to Columbia that we could see staying there without feeling as if we are marooned. We definitely plan to return to Bloomsbury for an overnight or weekend getaway. The Inn itself is the lure. You cannot do better!
5 en diciembre 11, 2011
Reception at 5:30 - 6:30 not to be missed. Bruce and Katherine wonderful and gracious hosts. Generals Room warm and comfortable. Breakfast was fantastic and the best presentation I believe I have ever experienced; both food and Bruce's resitation of the house and family history!
5 en diciembre 06, 2011
Our recent stay at Bloomsbury Inn was wonderful! It was immaculate, comfortable and the food was delicious. Bruce and Katherine made us feel like old friends...right at home. They went above and beyond to be sure our every need was taken of. We highly recommend staying there. It is a special place with special innkeepers!
5 en noviembre 28, 2011
My husband and I stayed at Bloomsbury Inn in the Fall and it was a great experience. The accomodations and food were amazing. The rooms have individual temperature control, which is really nice, and the decor and bathrooms have a great historic feel. We will DEFINITELY return!
5 en noviembre 23, 2011
The Bloomsbury Inn is a spectacular Bed and Breakfast. Bruce and Katherine are the perfect hosts. Every inch of this place has a story behind it, and you learn more about it over Katherin's amazing breakfasts. Bruce and Katherine made our wedding night so very special. They even put rose petals on our bed, gave us wedding cookies, as well as, heart shaped love coasters. They set everything up for us to have the perfect wedding night. We can't wait to come back! Thank you! Kimberly and David Walden
5 en noviembre 22, 2011
The beauty of the Inn is truly matched by the graciousness of the Innkeepers. Staying during the Colonial Cup steeplechase race weekend we found their social hour to be lots of fun and the breakfast quality unsurpassed. Camden SC has an abundance of historic homes but the one you definitely should not miss is the Home of Bruce & Katherine Brown ;Bloomsbury w/Bruce & Katherine will
4,6 en noviembre 20, 2011
My new wife and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Bloomsbury Inn. Bruce and Katherine were very friendly, room was very clean and the breakfast was great!
5 en noviembre 16, 2011
The inn was very beautiful. The room was comfortable and beautifully furnished. The breakfast was delicious and served with flair. We enjoyed our stay and would return in the future.
5 en noviembre 12, 2011
I recommend this inn highly - Bruce and Katherine do a wonderful job to ensure their guests have a great experience. I was recently in Camden for a seminar and it was nice to come back to the inn and be able to relax like I was at home. The food was incredible. I wish I had more time to take in the sites of the town that has much to offer!
4,8 en noviembre 01, 2011
Bruce and Katherine were fantastic! Their home is wonderful, but I expected that. What I didn't expect was the cooking. I've stayed at the four seasons and other 5 star hotels, but you will not eat as good as you do at Bloomsbury. The food was all organic, fresh, and homemade. I was blown away. Cocktails at 5:30 with some more fantastic cooking and wine! I would definitely stay here again and give it my highest recomendation. -David
5 en octubre 29, 2011
Beautifully kept historic house and grounds. Southern hospitality at its best.
5 en octubre 24, 2011
The Bloomsbury Inn is an all around must visit!!! Bruce and Katherine deliver the finest southern hospitality that one can imagine. The inn experience was beyond words and the Browns are some of the most interesting, nice, and cultured people I have ever met. Dennis
5 en octubre 20, 2011
Beautifully restored old home. Breakfast was awesome; everything was homemade. Bruce Brown gave us a tour of the home and a very interesting and informative history lesson of owners dating back to before the civil war. Excellent B&B!
5 en octubre 17, 2011
Bloomsbury is a gorgeously restored and meticulously maintained B&B where you will instantly feel a part of Bruce and Katherine's family. Katherine is a five-star chef, and her breakfasts top most of the luxury hotels we have stayed in - both in terms of deliciousness and creativity. Bruce's stories make you feel as if you are living the history of this spectacular home. But it is the attention to detail that really makes Bloomsbury memorable: spotless rooms with their own climate controls (highly unusual for a B&B), power strips in every room, lovely décor throughout the house with Bruce and Katherine’s tasteful collections on display, beautiful dining room table place settings for breakfast, wine and hors d’ouevres (different every day) in the afternoon on the porch, pitch-perfect landscaping, knowledge of all things South Carolina (including great Charleston tips) and fascinating conversations with two people who define gracious southern hospitality.
4,6 en octubre 13, 2011
What a wonderful atmosphere the Browns have created at Bloomsbury. Southern hospitality with over the top service and dining. If anyone is planning a trip to or near Camden, a stay at Bloomsbury is a must.
4,8 en octubre 12, 2011
Bruce and Katherine made my business visit extremely enjoyable. From the welcome and wealth of information about the area to the cocktail hour and thoughtful additions of nightly treats in the room, it made you look forward to returning every evening. Breakfasts were events to anticipate, and never be disappointed. Highly recommended even by those guests down the street at another B&B that stopped by for one of our awesome cocktail hours.
5 en octubre 11, 2011
The Bloomsbury provides a wonderful look into the past with all of the expectations of today. The luxurious rooms, food to delight any palate, and a place of peace and rest made our stay truly a time of relaxation. Whatever the time of year, you will not be disappointed. Many thanks, Dottie C.
4,8 en octubre 04, 2011
Our wekend at Bloomsbury was a wonderful experience. Bruce and Katherine gave us a wonderful time and great information so we were able to explore the area. If you loved history you will love camden. If you love food you will love Katherine's breakfasts. If you go you will have an elegant and rich experience
5 en septiembre 22, 2011
We had a wonderful experience at the Bloomsbury Inn. Bruce and Katherine were very accommodating and wonderful. The breakfast was amazing too! Loved the cucumber water!! ;) What a refreshing idea! Thank you and we hope to visit again very soon!
5 en septiembre 19, 2011
A special couple of days. The house has quit a history and what the inn keepers have done are exceptional. Attention is given to every detail.
4,0 en septiembre 18, 2011
We always stay in Select Registry Inns and they have always met or exceeded our expecations. We feel that this Inn was a great value for all the amenities and personal care given by the inkeepers (Bruce and Katherine) who reside there. Their historical knowledge of the Bloomsbury Mansion will walk you through time and leave you wanting to know more of the stories which Bruce can provide. Sit on the porch of an evening, close your eyes and you can almost hear the creak of harness and saddle leather with the occasional saber rattle. Enjoy
5 en septiembre 13, 2011
Finding this jewel of southern charm and hospitality was indeed our good fortune! Katherine and Bruce are the consumate hosts attending to each and every detail of our stay. I joked with Bruce about rose petals on our bed and after dinner, voila, rose petals! I joked with Katherine about eggs benedict in the morning and voila, an incredible "Eggs Bloomsbury" the next morning! The tour and history of the home provided by Bruce are a must do!! A perfect getaway to relax, we will definately be back!!
5 en agosto 28, 2011
Fantastic room, perfect hosts and oh! what a great gourmet breakfast!!!! Please make sure to here the great stories these two retired Air Force Colonels have to say. That was the highlight of our trip!!!! Jim and Linda Campagno
5 en agosto 22, 2011
My husband and I visited Bloomsbury Inn last weekend and we had an unforgettable stay. We have stayed at many B&B's and Bruce and Katherine are the most hospitable hosts we have ever encountered. From the scrumptious breakfasts to the wonderful conversations, our stay could not have been better. They go above and beyond and make their guests feel at home. We were originally drawn to the Inn because of it's historical ties to Mary Chestnut (famous Civil War diarist). I was absolutely thrilled to learn that we stayed in the very room they believe was hers. It does not get much better than that! Bruce took the time to take us on a house tour, which was very interesting, and much appreciated. The Inn was immaculate, beautiful, romantic, and overflowing with charm. We plan to return as soon as we can. We feel as though we now have friends in Camden, South Carolina.
4,0 en agosto 19, 2011
Fabulously renovated historic southern plantation! Innkeepers are retired military colonels. They are very warm and social and are very educated in the history of this home and all its past owners. The complete home tour is fasinating all by itself. Breakfast was delightful! Home-made biscuts and fig jam are to died for. Large rooms (ours was 20x20) all with private baths. Bed was very comfortable and the place comes with all the extra & amenities you can think of. We highly recommend if your in the Columbia, SC area or on your way to Charleston for a getaway you need to stop and enjoy. Miss Kitty will greet you at the door. She's a stray that's never left...she knows a great place when she finds it. You will too, enjoy!
4,6 en agosto 02, 2011
What a wonderful experience! The home of Bruce and katherine is beautiful and the landscaping certainly is inviting as you circle through the azaleas and step back into time. Our time spent at Bloomsbury helped us relax and step away from our busy life. The conversation with Bruce,Katherine and guest was loads of fun and the food provided was wonderful. The one thing we enjoyed the most was the welcoming and warm invitation from Bruce and Katherine. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend at Bloomsbury. Terry and Marie Dawson
5 en agosto 01, 2011
After a long two day drive from Texas we had the opportunity to unwind at Bloomsbury. The evening social was a great time to visit with our hosts and the other guests. The accommodations were pleasant and the morning breakfast followed by a tour of the grounds with our host Bruce were very enjoyable. Bruce and Katherine have impressive past careers and are impressive in their endeavors to make Bloomsbury Inn a wonderful experience. Pam and David
4,6 en julio 29, 2011
Ditto all the previous comments--from the warmth of the Inn Keepers to the surroundings of the rooms and property. A visit to Camden and Bloomsbury Inn should rank near the top of the list for anyone wanting to visit the old South or a top-notch bed and breakfast.
5 en julio 21, 2011
If you're planning to visit Camden - and you definitely should - then make sure you stay at the Bloomsbury Inn. Everything about this accommodation is faultless; it manages to respect its history and tradition while not becoming a museum and the courtesy and service provided by the hosts is leavened with a neat dash of humour. Top marks.
5 en julio 15, 2011
From our reception on the awesome front porch to our departing breakfast and tour of the antebullum mansion, our stay was tremendous
5 en julio 10, 2011
An exceptional B&B. I had lived in Camden during my High School years and knew the house as an unkept, overgrown old house back in the 70's. It is amazing what the innkeepers have done to the home. My stay was very short but very enjoyable. My room was welcoming and comfortable. The gourmet breakfast was excellent. My only reqret is that I did not have time in my stay to sit on their huge front porch in one of the rocking chairs to enjoy the peace and quiet.
5 en julio 06, 2011
From the moment of arrival when Bruce assisted with carrying the luggage up to our room to the 5:30pm social hour with wine, cheese, and assorted crackers and cold cuts, it was easy to relax and enjoy the conversation about Camden history and the fascinating restoration of this beautiful home. The delightful breakfast included a fresh fruit parfait, baked biscuits, and assorted "surprise" dishes from a cheese/mushroom quiche and other flavorful fare. Bruce assisted with booking reservations at local eateries on a nearby lake and in Camden town. Rooms had climate control and the bedding was comfortable. A decanter of port with glasses was on a nightstand. Needless to say, we thoroughly enjoyed the history lessons about the home (and an optional post-breakfast tour by Bruce) and the local attractions and historical Revolutionary War sites. We highly recommend this delightful Inn and its gracious innkeepers.
5 en julio 04, 2011
Although we only stayed one night at Bloomsbury, we left wishing we had more time to stay longer. Bruce and Katherine were most welcoming and their home, very comfortable, beautiful to look at with history and curios at every turn. Bruce was most interesting with a keen knowledge about the home, Camden and South Carolina in general. Katherine spoilt us with the most delicious breakfast - one I don't think could be topped. We would definately go back and recommend Bloomsbury to anyone heading to the Camden area.
4,6 en julio 03, 2011
This property is so much more than your typical B&B. Consider Bloommsbury as an historical field trip. The house has been lovingly and impeccably restored to near mint condition and the property is very representative of southern antebellum architecture and charm. But as they say - "the devil is in the details" and the inkeepers, Bruce and Katherine Brown, make Bloomsbury come alive with their stories of the property's rich history. Most B&B's give you a comfortable stay in a pleasant environment, but Bloomsbury gives you something else if you're a history lover. I left feeling enriched and connected to the house as well as Camden. Be sure you allow ample time for Bruce's "tour". It's well worth it!
5 en junio 28, 2011
My husband and I stopped at the Bloomsbury Inn on the way to the beach in North Carolina. We were just hoping for a nice place to stay on the trip. I have stayed in many B&B's but this one far exceeded any Inn we have visited. It is such a treat to see a place so well maintained and learn about its history. The food, innkeepers, rooms, and town of Camden were a great surprise! Do not miss this Inn in South Carolina!!
5 en junio 27, 2011
This is a wonderful B & B! The house is beautiful and rich in history. The owners, Bruce and Katherine, are wonderful people that really care about your stay. They try to attend to each detail. The breakfast was delicious and the homemade coffee outstanding! I highly recommend this B&B! This is a wonderful place to rest and restore. We cannot wait to go back!
5 en junio 23, 2011
What a wonderful, beautiful, jewel in the inland of South Carolina. My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights celebrating our anniversay and we had such a remarkable time. From the quaint town to the grandeur of Bloombury everything was perfect. We relaxed, read, fed our souls and had such a great time celebrating life together and with the innkeepers Bruce and Katherine. We loved every minute of it and are extremely grateful that we had an opportunity to spend time at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast. Thank you, it was perfect, perfect, perfect. Best breakfasts we have ever had!
4,0 en junio 20, 2011
We loved our stay at Bloomsbury Inn. What made this B&B different from other B&B's was getting a tour of the home/grounds and learning its fascinating history. I really enjoyed the canteloupe soup for breakfast along with the strawberry french toast. Nice touches in the room was piano music (cd), candy, cookies, Civil War books, white plush robes, small flat screen TV and bottled water. Katherine and Bruce are wonderful hosts!
5 en junio 20, 2011
My wife were traveling home to NC from Houston where we learned that her cancer had returned; both were in a deep, deep funk! We met our sons and their wives in Camden to go to the NASCAR race at Darlington the next day. After 10 days of testing and bad news and nearly 2500 miles of car travel, Bloomsbury provided a welcome and much needed respite. Upon arrival, we found the grounds to be pristine; inviting weary travelers to step down and come on in for a visit. A quick tour proved that the grounds were only the finery on the package; our accomodations were right out of the days of the pre-War of Northern Agression era. We felt like we had been transported back in time from the reality we had faced over the past 10 days to a more gentile day and time. Our hosts, Bruce and Katherine, were warm and friendly--remeniscient of the old South. Bruce filled us with stories of Bloomsbury and the families that had owned it, making the home literally come alive in our minds' eyes while Katherine prepared a breakfast and provided snacks on the veranda that were fit for kings and queens. Thanks, Bruce and Katherine, for wisking my wife and I away from a dreadful time to a time of peace and rest and sanctuary. We eagerly anticipate our next opportunity to visit with you. Ed and Glenda Turner
5 en junio 06, 2011
Our children gifted us with bed & breakfast.com gift cards for our 40th wedding anniversary. This gave us the opportunity to seek out a B & B not far from home since we only had 2 days to be away. My husband & I had the best time at Bloomsbury Inn, starting with Bruce greeting us in the driveway & helping us with our luggage. The social hour was a great time of interacting with other guests & friends of the Browns. We have a great appreciation of our military and this interested me in choosing Bloomsbury Inn since this is Bruce & Katherine's background. Katherine & Bruce treat their guests royally! We were thrilled with Katherine's gourmet breakfast followed by Bruce's time in giving us a glimpse into life back when their lovely home was built and then we had a tour of their home and grounds. We also received recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants which added to delightful stay. Thank you Bruce & Katherine for our excellent time with you!! Dr. Gordon & Lorraine
5 en mayo 28, 2011
This B&B is the most beautiful, hidden jewel. I have nothing negative to say in regards to Bloomsbury~ A perfect stay, and gracious hosts.
4,8 en mayo 25, 2011
The Bloomsbury Inn is delightful! Historical and comfortable, this inn will not disappoint. Afternoon wine on the wide front porch in the rocking chairs is not to be missed. The breakfast ranked high with the husband (need I say more?) The host and hostess are friendly and informative. We will be back!
5 en mayo 17, 2011
My stay at The Bloomsbury Inn was all that I wanted it to be, and more. The food was fantastic, the hosts were terrific, the history was wonderful. I just can't say enough about this place. The owners, Katherine and Bruce, show great respect for the history of the home. It's obvious how much they care not only about the home, but about their guests as well. All around a wonderful experience!
5 en mayo 17, 2011
This was by far the best B & B I have ever stayed at. The service, food, and house was top notch. The owners are so friendly, and certainly know how to entertain us while in their home. The furnishings are elegant, the breakfasts are to die for, and afternoon wine/cheese with other guests is a must! Can't wait to go back - again, and again, and again. CWM
5 en mayo 16, 2011
Everthing at the Bloomsbury was more than we expected. The grounds, the Inn itself, the innkeepers, the food, the hospitality, the history, and the friendliness of the other guests were truly more than we expected. We hope to go to Camden again, and if we do we'll definitely stay at the Bloomsbury again.
4,8 en mayo 07, 2011
Our gracious hosts added to a truly memorable stay. The bed was one of the best we have slept on. Inn room amenities were top notch. Our only regret was not having enough time to explore the beautiful area. It just means we will make sure we return someday! Ellen & Terry, Owners/Innkeepers, Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, Logan, OH
5 en mayo 02, 2011
Bruce and Katherine are the best part of staying at Bloomsbury. From the moment we got there we were treated as friends not guests. Of all the places we have stayed in the world this is definately the best! They exceeded all expectations for us!!! Thank you Bruce and Katherine!!! You are truly "THE BEST."
5 en abril 26, 2011
150 years of history, but with 2011 service -- enjoy a relaxing visit.
4,2 en abril 23, 2011
We stayed at the Bloomsbury Inn in mid-April 2011. The place is incredible. The 1850s mansion has been immaculately restored and is filled with interesting antiques and other unique things the owners acquired from around the world during their time in the military. The sleeping rooms are very large and comfortable (ours was the largest at 20 x 20 feet), and all have 13 foot ceilings, private baths, antique furniture, individual temperature controls, and year-round fireplaces. Breakfasts were fantastic gormet affairs served by the owners in a nice dining room with white linens and fine china and silver. And every afternoon was a social hour hosted by the owners that included wine, cheeses, spreads and assorted crackers served on a beautiful wrap-around porch overlooking the gardens. The owners were very gracious and took considerable time to interact with guests, offer dining and sight-seeing tips, and explain the history of the property and the surrounding area. Considering everything you get and all the history and ambiance of the place, the Bloomsbury Inn is a steal. If you go, don't forget to check out the famous Pearl Fryar Topiary Gardens just 20 minutes away, as well as some the very best steaks in the entire state served at the Mill Pond Restaurant, also about a 20 minute drive from the B&B.
5 en abril 22, 2011
Bruce and Katherine are the perfect hosts. The menu is constantly changing and creative, and they are the type of folks that you look forward to spending time with. Never intrusive, but always there to serve any need that arises.
5 en abril 20, 2011
Bruce and Katherine go way beyond run-of-the-mill hosts with everything they do, and always with a gracious smile. Even when surrounded by storm damage cleanup they cheerfully provided a wonderful weekend for our friends and us. The place is beautiful and very well kept, breakfasts are delicious and beautifully presented, and the afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres on the veranda with Miss Kitty are perfect. We'll be back next year and as long as we can make the trip!
5 en abril 17, 2011
The sterling reviews of Bloomsbury are an accurate reflection of the experience we had there. We stayed because of the proximity to the Carolina Cup Steeplechase, but this place is a destination in itself. Immaculate setting, beautiful grounds and innkeepers in Bruce and Katherine who are textbook definitions of gracious hosts. True gourmet breakfasts and an evening social hour that makes going out to dinner afterward seem superfluous. We have stayed at hundreds of outstanding B&Bs all over the world, and this one ranks well into the upper echelon. We recommend it with complete assurance that you will love the experience.
5 en abril 08, 2011
From the moment we arrived to the time we had to say goodbye, Bruce and Katherine have thought of everything. I have stayed at many places all over the world and this is my most favorite by far. Camden is a wonderful southern town and it's townspeople are enjoyable, welcoming and cultured. A trip to Bloomsbury should be on everyone's destination location. My wife and I have stayed here many times and this is a place we will continue to come for many years to come. The rates are incredible because the service, amenities and property should be many times what they are charging. This is a world class property.
4,6 en abril 06, 2011
We were on our way back to Pinehurst NC from The Masters tournament in Augusta, GA, and decided to stay over in Camden. What a surprise awaited us at the Bloomsbury. I just stood there with my mouth open, in awe at the beautifully restored Southern plantation home. And to top it off, Katherine and Bruce greeted and took care of us as if we were long lost family! What a treat!
5 en abril 05, 2011
A perfect quick getaway -- exquisite home in a beautiful, historic, walkable neighborhood; warm and knowledgeable innkeepers, delicious breakfast,lovely evening gathering on the porch with fabulous appetizers and intriguing local cheeses, fun places to visit nearby!
4,6 en marzo 25, 2011
The Bloomsbury Inn is a wonderful B&B; truly elegant and gracious. We can't remember ever staying in a better one, and we've stayed in many all over the world. It's as good as they say it is in every respect.
5 en marzo 22, 2011
Came up to Camden for the night for a wedding and just stumbled upon the Bloomsbury's website the day before. Was lucky to get the best room in the house with less than 24hrs notice. When we arrived, Mr. Brown came out to our car and greeted us and helped with the bags. He was a charming and humorous host throughout our stay. The Inn was simply lovely in every respect and at an unbelievable value. Having recently stayed in some boutique hotels in NYC, the room at Bloomsbury and service we received could have easily cost ten times what we paid if it had been in a city. The Browns host their guest on the porch for an evening social which we were very disappointed to miss due to our previous plans. The porch was great and one could easily spend hours relaxing out there. The breakfast was top notch and Mr. Brown lead a basement to attic tour of the house and grounds explaining the history and their efforts at restoration. It was a real treat. If I ever found myself traveling through Camden again, I wouldnt hesitate to spend another night at the Bloomsbury.
5 en marzo 16, 2011
Gracious hospitality and worldly experiences are the innkeepers’ forté. We immediately felt at home upon arrival and enjoyed talking to the innkeepers about their military careers, learning about the house’s interesting history and how they acquired it, over a glass of wine. Snacks, coffee and tea were available outside out room which was nicely appointed with a very comfortable bed. The gourmet quality breakfast was filling and accompanied by a nice hot applesauce soup. We needed a place to stay outside of Columbia SC and Camden was a nice place to stop for the night. We would go back and also recommend it to others.
5 en marzo 14, 2011
The rave reviews given to the Bloomsbury Inn that I read before going there were all perfectly true. All of our high expectations were met and exceeded. The rooms, food and hospitality were outstanding! Many surprising extras only added to our comfort. Would recommend to anyone.
4,8 en marzo 14, 2011
The Bloomsbury and the Browns were a delightful interlude in our busy lives. We very much enjoyed the hospitality, the grounds and scrumptious breakfast. We will hope to return in the near future.
5 en marzo 08, 2011
Where to begin? More than we ever expected..........the genuine hospitality offered by Katherine and Bruce is enough to make the stay worth it. Stories of their amazing careers (and you must press them for it because they are humble to the core) alone could keep you on their front porch sipping wine and munching on goodies for hours on end. They made reservations for us at a nearby restaurant that undoubtedly had the most fabulous cobbler that I have ever tasted. From the start, Bruce's storytelling ability entices you with the informational tour of the house that he gives after Katherine has presented you with one of the most scrumptous breakfasts ever. Word to the wise: do not skip the tour. All in all, gorgeous home, amazing hosts and that to-die for breakfast will keep me looking forward to my return. Do not look any further...you have found your bed and breakfast.
5 en febrero 21, 2011
It would be very difficult to suggest a single thing to improve the Bloomsbury Experience! My wife and I have traveled to more than 90 countries and every state in the Union, and stayed in many B&Bs...and this is the best! No place matches the ambiance and experience...both of which are 5-star! Larry and Jane
5 en febrero 19, 2011
The Bloomsbury Inn is absolutely the best: the beauty, the comfort, the history, the food can't be beat. But above all, the innkeepers I've heard were rated the best innkeepers in the nation. That equals impecable service. If you want to be treated like a king or queen, visit the Bloomsbury Inn. You will certainly be glad you did.
5 en febrero 14, 2011
A litany of superlatives and accolades fails to describe our experience at Bloomsbury--it was simply the BEST B&B we ever visited, with the BEST accomodations, the BEST amenities, the BEST attention to detail, and the BEST inkeepers we have ever encountered. I will definitely return in the near future and hope that the good word has not spread so rapidly so I will not get a reservation. Katherine and Bruce Brown and their home are truly a shining example to the industry and, in my opinion, set the standard.
5 en febrero 13, 2011
We had a fantastic experience here. The room was perfect, but the highlights were the tour by Bruce and the fantastic food by Katherine. They go above and beyond with personal touches to make your stay complete. I cannot say enough good things about our stay!
5 en enero 30, 2011
We had the most wonderful stay at the Bloomsbury this weekend. Dennis and Katherine (owners) couldn't have been more wonderful. The grounds and inn were immaculately kept, and our room was perfectly appointed. Dennis and Katherine had thought of everything! It definitely gave us a chance to slow down and enjoy life. We will definitely be back, hopefully sooner than later!
5 en enero 20, 2011
We stayed at the Bloomsbury Inn recently and enjoyed it immensely. We typically do not stay in B&Bs due to some experiences from years ago but there was not a hotel in Camden and we read the excellent reviews of this one. We were not disappointed! Everything about this place adds up to a very restful and extremely educational experience. The room had every amenity to suit our needs and was quite spacious. The bed was comfortable and we did not hear a peep from anywhere else in the house during the night. We even had our own thermostat to set at our desired temperature. The mansion is chockful of history and impeccably maintained. The grounds are beautiful, even in the winter months. We were served wine and delicious light fare the evening we arrived and the breakfast was more than satisfying. Our hosts, Bruce and Catherine, could not have been more gracious and were willing to accommodate any special dietary requests. They are a very interesting couple with extraordinary life experiences, yet very down-to-earth. They made us feel right at home. We sincerely hope that we will be able to return for another visit in the near future!
5 en enero 12, 2011
My husband surprised me with a night at the lovely Bloomsbury Inn for my birthday during the holidays. It was a peaceful getaway for both of us. There were plenty of modern amenities in this historic home. Our stay was as comfortable as being at home with every convenience necessary, but better because we were transported to another place and time. Bruce & Katherine are gracious hosts with lots of stories to share from their service in the Air Force and in academics. Katherine is superb cook! I felt like a princess at breakfast as she served several courses of southern cuisine. There wasn't a detail that wasn't addressed. The house was beautiful at Christmastime. Camden also had several great restaurants to choose from for dinner plans. We have plans to go back...and soon!
4,8 en enero 04, 2011
The overall experience was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend.
5 en diciembre 29, 2010
One night stay for my wife's birthday. Appointments, service, food, everything was amazing. We were pleased in every way.
5 en diciembre 19, 2010
This was our first Bed & Breakfast experience. Bruce & Katherine Brown were awesome Innskeepers. They waited on us hand and foot. Their house was immaculant. The Christmas decor was fabulous. We asked for breakfast at 8am and was greeted with a smile and a spread that would knock your socks off. Thanks for making our first Bed & Breakfast enjoyable. We look forward to visting your place again and many others. Billy, Linda and Breanna Hurin (Lake Wylie, SC)
5 en diciembre 02, 2010
We made a last-minute call in hopes of reserving a room that night due to impending bad weather for our drive home. When told we were meeting friends for dinner, Katharine warmly encouraged us to invite our friends to join us for a cocktail at the inn. From that gracious offer things only were better and better: the website did not do justice to the lovely garden bed chamber we enjoyed, a coffee bar upstairs to jumpstart the morning, a special breakfast including fluffy biscuits and apple soup before the entree, and then a history, architecture, and travel filled tour of the house and grounds with Bruce. The camellia sasanquas in November almost rival the azaleas of spring. Well worth a visit any time of year! The only way to improve your visit is to stay longer!
5 en noviembre 18, 2010
I stayed at Bloomsbury Inn one night during a 10-city booksigning tour, and it was a peaceful and delightful respite. Bruce and Katherine were warm and welcoming, with wine and cheese on the wide front porch the highlight of the evening. The gourmet breakfast was fit for a king, and along with it came an informative and enjoyable conversation with Bruce. My room was fresh and clean, furnished with beautiful antiques. All-in-all, a great experience! Sherry
4,8 en noviembre 16, 2010
I was staying at the Bloomsbury while attending the speaking class at the Buckley School. I have stayed at many B&B's and this exceeded all in regards to the house, the room, the friendliness of the owners, and the food. I will be back!
5 en noviembre 15, 2010
Bruce and Katherine, We wanted to thank you again for a spectacular stay at Bloomsbury. The history of the house and town added to the ambience, and the elegance and hospitality of Bloomsbury has left a lasting impression on us. It's easy to see why you are one of the best. The food was outstanding and the room was very comfortable. We have recommended Bloomsbury to several friends already and will continue to do so. Thanks again!
5 en noviembre 09, 2010
Our stay at the Bloomsbury Inn made the perfect ending to our Southern vacation. Our hosts, Bruce and Katherine, were wonderful guides who escorted us back in time to the mid 1800s and brought alive the lifestyle of the antebellum mansion. An unforgettable experience.
5 en noviembre 07, 2010
We met Katherine and Bruce in a B&B in St Augustine in January and thought what nice people they were and that they had a B&B but couldn't quite remember where and while perusing the member directory of South Carolina B&B association the proverbial lightbulb came on and voila there was the name of the Bloomsbury Inn in Camden S.C.!!!!!! I called for a reservation and my husband and I were very pleased to see them again and to stay in their beautifully appointed home where we enjoyed warmth and serenity and a scrumptuous breakfast the next morning to send us on our way back to Florida. I would recommend their home among one of the most comfortable we have visited and am looking forward to a return.
5 en noviembre 04, 2010
We have stayed in many B & B's across the country and this was one of the top ones. Bruce was a great host and shared a lot of information about the inn's history on out guided tour. The rooms were comfortable and not stuffy, and the porch is to die for when relaxing after a long day on the road. Breakfast by Katherine was delicious. We will surely be back when we are in that area. All in all one of the largest and best B & B's we have stayed at yet.
5 en noviembre 02, 2010
Wow what an experience. Bruce and Katherine run their bed and breakfast with military precision. I have never enjoyed a stay more. I warn you not to be late for breakfast as you won't want to miss a thing. I would have to rate our experience a 10plus. If you are in the Camden area it is something you can not miss.
5 en octubre 25, 2010
In every aspect my stay was a breath of fresh air. Such attention to detail was preceded by acts of relentless planning for excellence and so it was! I dare say it will be more than I can imagine at my next visit. John C. Mullis CMA '70
4,8 en octubre 19, 2010
The Innkeepers were very active with all the guests. A beautiful experience for sure.
4,2 en octubre 16, 2010
I am in the Air Force and currently separated from my family. My wife and I missed our 15th wedding anniversary, so I decided to bring her to Bloomsbury. Upon arrival, we were greeted by Bruce and saw the other guests relaxing on the huge front patio. Our room was amazing with so much character and all this neat stuff - even the stuff had stuff inside! The social hour was nice with wine and appetizers. The best part was the breakfast the next morning! Katherine served the ladies first and then us guys. Tea, Coffee, juice kept coming. Very creative serving of apples, homeade sausage, and baked french toast. As we ate, Bruce gave us a vivid story of the house and the history of the owners from the Civil War to now. Then we toured the estate and saw how much renovation was done to restore the home to what it used to be. Overall, a great time and my wife was all smiles!
4,4 en octubre 15, 2010
Graciousness, attention to detail, elegant breakfast, relaxing atmosphere. After days of deadline meeting work, my husband relaxed like a cat in the sun. Nice to experience the "time stopping" lull of this historic Inn. Bonnie Gilbert
4,4 en octubre 15, 2010
The Bloomsbury Inn is a fantastic place for a weekend escape! We went there for the 14th annual Camden,SC , bluesfestival and actually spent most of the time attending the music in downtown, exactly one mile from the Inn. The public areas in the Inn are very nicely furnished and the wide wrap-around porch has plenty comfortable rocking chairs. Bedroom had a comfortable bed, individual temperature control, private bath with nice amenities,good shower (plenty hot water) Bathrobes and slippers were provided, nice Turkish cotton towels. Could not get the TV to display captions,perhaps the wrong remote. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious, more than we could eat. Afternoon tea was served with fine red and white wine and delicious hors d' ouevres. The Innkeepers were knowledgeable about the area,the Inn's history, restaurants and other attractions. An informative tour of the property was offered at the end of our stay. We will be back! inn
5 en octubre 15, 2010
This is my second stay at Bloomsbury and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. The house evokes the loving care Bruce and Katharine put in to renovations and continue daily. Upon entering you feel yourself start to unwind and slow down. The rooms are the most comfortable, the breakfast over the top, but I think it is the atmosphere that makes the stay so enjoyable. You won't find anyone more gracious than these inkeepers. Bloomsbury is truly a beautiful southern lady and something to behold. Cheryl
5 en octubre 12, 2010
Bloomsbury definitely gets 5 stars!!! The house and grounds are beautiful. Our room was very comfortable & the decor was incredible. The house is filled with treasures from around the world. The inn keepers are very personable & it is obvious that they love their work. The afternoon wine & cheese social on the veranda was such fun. We meet the other house guests & some friends & neighbors of Bloomsbury. As Bruce told the history of Bloomsbury & gave the tour of the house you could almost invision yourself being a part of it.. Last but not least ,the gourmet breakfast was excellent ! Yes , it was a great weekend!!! Check it out. You can't be disapointed.
5 en octubre 10, 2010
We spent two delightful days in this historic house with the most charming and informative hosts, Katherine and Bruce. The rooms are large and comfortable and the furnishings reflect the owners great taste and long period of collecting. Breakfast was amazing. Wine and canapes on the balcony each evening together with the stimulating conversation with Katherine and Bruce was a perfect way to round out the day in beautiful Camden.
5 en octubre 03, 2010
We just got home from our stay at the Bloomsbury Inn and we can't say enough wonderful things about our stay. First and foremost, the inn keepers, Bruce and Katherine were so lovely and such interesting people. They made us feel so at home the moment we drove into their driveway. We loved the home and all of its history. They are to be commended for their hospitality. We will definately be back for a little longer stay. Rick & Julie Young
4,4 en septiembre 28, 2010
I was looking for a quick getaway for my wife's 6oth birthday. Katherine and Bruce helped make it a wonderful day. The grounds are beautiful, everything top notch. Really enjoyed the tour of the house. Thank you for everything. Tom
5 en septiembre 27, 2010
"Home, is where the heart is." Bruce and Katherine Brown opened their home, which is an historic piece of South Carolina, as well as U.S. History, and have made this Antebellum retreat a joyful experience.This was my first B&B experience. Every comfort, without being intrusive, meals that one would hope to find at the finest restaurants and social graces with humor to boot. The Brown's truly have not only a wonderful business in Bloomsbury Inn, but this is because they understand something very important, that service and comfort are for the greater good of those whom you serve, the customer. Thanks again!
5 en septiembre 27, 2010
Our weekend stay was absolutely over and above my expectations. The food was delicious. Katherine shared her special tips on preparing the chocolate gravy that was served so I could prepare it for my family. Every room passed the white glove inspection. It was warm and welcoming in every aspect. The Inn Keepers took time to meet our every reguest. I really enjoyed just sitting in the parlor sharing and listening to stories of Bruce and Katherines adventures from around the world. They are very knowledgable on the history of Bloomsbury and shared that after breakfast as we toured their home from top to bottom. I recommend this inn to anyone, especially if you need a nice quiet place to just relax and feel at home.
5 en septiembre 24, 2010
We love staying at bed and breakfast inns. This inn was the best we have seen in restoring it back to the period it was built. The innkeepers were very knowledgeable in the history of the inn. The breakfast meal was excellent. The grounds were beautiful.
4,8 en septiembre 22, 2010
The Bloomsbury Inn is best B&B we have ever experienced from throughout the US. The historic home is restored to better than new condition, the Innkeepers are professional and interesting to talk with, the grounds are beautiful, and the location is perfect. Bruce's history lesson was an added plus and Katherine's cooking is first rate.
5 en agosto 26, 2010
We had the best time. Room was outstanding, the bed was extremely comfortable. Breakfast was five stars. Katherine and Bruce set the high standards for a B&B. This was the best B&B I have stayed at. Going back too. Ginny & Tony
5 en agosto 11, 2010
We were looking for a one night stay for our anniversary...and the Bloomsbury was AMAZING. Our hosts were gracious, the accommodations were spectacular, and they even added special touches, such as rose petals on our bed. We will surely return!
5 en agosto 01, 2010
We stayed at The Bloomsbury Inn for two nights while exploring the area for schools for our son and a possible move. Bruce and Katherine could not have been more gracious or helpful, right down to a "old home" remedy for a wasp string! The rooms, the decor, the meals, the conversation, the information, every little tiny details was delightful! We'll be back!
5 en julio 29, 2010
I have stayed in many B&Bs and have to say that Bloomsbury Inn is the VERY BEST thus far! Bruce and Katherine made us feel very welcomed and we were treated like royalty! I highly recommend visiting this beautiful home!
5 en julio 29, 2010
I've been to many B&B's throughout the East and this one by far is the best of the best. The home is beautifully decorated, very clean, and Katherine is a wonderful cook. IF I am in the area again, I will without a doubt stay there again.
5 en julio 28, 2010
Over the past several decades, we have stayed in many dozens of B&Bs. For a few years, I even contemplated acquiring one and becoming an innkeeper. However, after staying at this establishment, there is no way that one could ever hope to compete, or even to come close. Everything was perfect, your needs are anticipated, and the hospitality of the innkeepers cannot be surpassed. I'm not aware of any major tourist draw to Camden, but any trip there just to stay at the Bloomsbury Inn will be a great trip. George and Marjorie
5 en julio 20, 2010
We enjoyed four days at Bloomsbury during early July. Katherine and Bruce were very attentive and helpful. They went far beyond what one would expect or even hope for in B & B hosts. Having stayed in many B & Bs over 30+ years, I would rate this as the very best in many respects. The house and rooms are lovely, as are the grounds. We also enjoyed the town. The Browns are extremely gracious and did everything possible to see that we had a good time. Katherine's breakfasts and Bruce's history lessons and tours were unparalleled. They also had a number of helpful recommendations about what to do and see and where to eat.
4,8 en julio 18, 2010
Bruce and Katherine made us feel welcomed the minute we stepped on the property. We came with friends of our from Davidson, NC for the night. We checked in early and Katherine gave us great information on area restaurants, shops and things to do in the area. The dinner at Mill Pond House was fantastic! The afternoon cocktail hour and breakfast were very enjoyable and I really liked the history of the Bloomsbury Inn by Bruce. I would recommend this charming place to anyone. It also was nice staying somewhere with a fellow UGA alumni--Bruce.
5 en julio 17, 2010
As soon as I called to make a reservation with Katherine, I knew we were in for a treat! When my mother and I arrived we were swept off our feet as soon as you drive up to the house. Bruce welcomed us into the beautiful home by carrying our luggage and giving us a warm greeting and tour of our room. The room was amazing too, it was beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable, and filled with little special treats to make anyone feel special! We loved coming back to the house in the afternoons for our social hour and finding that our bed had been prepared with a turn down and having a little chocolate treat waiting. Then we certainly enjoyed waking up to a wonderful breakfast. Katherine and Bruce go out of their way in making you feel as if you are a part of the family in thier home. During our stay they made special arrangements for our breakfast time too. We also loved the dinner recommendations each evening! I truely can not wait to go back for another stay in thier home! All who visit will enjoy good southern hospitality with fine food, conversation, and relaxation!
4,8 en julio 02, 2010
If you enjoy a good Bed and Breakfast - Bloomsbury has to be a must see on your busy schedule. Bruce and Katherine both enjoy sharing their home & keeping you informed of things to do. Their Social hour, Breakfast, & History tour are all added touches that were truly appreciated by us and we hope to make it back soon. (Very Clean and well kept) The Cooks 06/18/10
5 en junio 28, 2010
The minute we arrived we were greeted at the door and escorted to our spacious kingly room. We immediately felt totally at home only even better. (We certainly don't get chocolates on our pillows and homemade cookies by our bed at home. ) The owners were most gracious and each night between 5:30 and 6:30 they served absolutely delicious hors d'œuvres that hit our hungry spot. We chatted with the owners and felt as if we had stepped back in time to a bygone era of actual conversation with folks without a TV blaring or cell phones being pecked at. They were most gracious and booked us dinner reservations to two excellent restaurants. Each morning we were met by an absolute top of the line breakfast. Each dish was prepared with such care. I only wish I had 4 stomachs like a cow and could have eaten more. During breakfast there was more conversation making us feel like we were with a long lost cousin. The last day the owner gave us a history tour of the house. It was fascinating from top to bottom. We learned some amazing things that I had never known as in why they used to paint their porch roofs sky blue. All in all I hated to leave this beautiful haven. I could easily return one day and feel like I'm returning home. They truly give southern hospitality a wonderful name.
4,0 en junio 23, 2010
The grounds are enchanting. The house a stunning piece of living southern history. Properly enjoyed, one would spend hours sifting through the details arranged throughout the gorgeous structure and never get to see the rest of Camden, which has plenty to recommend it. I'd go full cross-country for one of host Katherine's breakfasts. If you eat light and healthy, her morning openers will not dissapoint, and your willpower and courage will be tested when the savory dish is next served. She and her husband Bruce, the in-house historical tribune, know what they are doing and, though they may miss life in the Air Force, they bet right on their transition career as innkeepers. They were helpful, waking me up once so that I didn't miss an engagement, without being intrusive. The late afternoon social is light and entertaining, and when I left a suit and cellphone behind, they were kind enough to send it along - free of charge! Where do you get that in today's world. Go to Bloomsbury. Bring a copy of "A Diary from Dixie," or read Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut's deeper works on the Civil War from the Bloomsbury library and journey back through time.
4,0 en mayo 21, 2010
Our three night stay at the Bloomsbury Inn could not have been more pleasant. Of all the B&B’s we’ve stayed in the Bloomsbury is where I felt most welcomed and comfortable. The house and rooms are beautiful yet comfortable and the hospitality of the proprietors, Bruce and Katherine was outstanding. On one of our mornings we had to get up very early and both Bruce and Katherine were right there with what turned out to be the most delicious hot breakfast and coffee to-go. We were provided the kind of attention that is helpful but not bothersome. I’ve already recommended the Bloomsbury Inn to friends and can’t wait to go back!
5 en mayo 19, 2010
I did not understand the rave reviews until I stayed here. It was truly exceptional, the time and efforts of the hosts could not be bettered. The house magnificent, the breakfast exceptional and fit to be served to the highest house. Truly a wonderful experience and I thank the hosts for their generous and exceptional giving of their time and possessions. Deserves to rate among Michelin stars. Many many thanks to you both.
5 en mayo 13, 2010
My husband and I made reservations at Bloomsbury Inn after looking at the website. I must say, this place exceeded our expectations. The house is simply beautiful and it has been restored to its original grandeur. Katherine and Bruce are gracious hosts and they made us feel like we were visiting old friends, instead of paying guests. I can’t say enough good things about this B&B. From the delicious food to the exquisitely decorated interior and exterior to the manicured yard, everything was perfect. We especially enjoyed Bruce’s tour of the house and grounds. If we get the chance, we’ll definitely stay here again!
4,6 en mayo 05, 2010
enthusiastic and hospitable innkeepers superb breakfast great history lesson
5 en mayo 03, 2010
This was like a utopious event. The fellowship and food was wonderful. We felt very much at home. We found the surroundings very relaxing.
5 en mayo 02, 2010
gracious and comfortable. particularly fascinating history on the house
4,8 en abril 27, 2010
My wife and I really enjoyed our one night stay. Rooms were spacious. Whole house is well decorated and furnished. Fantastic wrap around porch and wel cared for grounds. Owners are very engaging and take time with you. Learned a lot about Camden and the history of the house.
5 en abril 26, 2010
Fantastic experience. Truely a step back into the OLD South! Have already told others about it.
5 en abril 19, 2010
Our host and hostess were charming and there to please! Food...delicious!Home...lovely and gracious! Have already made reservations for next year!
5 en abril 18, 2010
Katherine and Bruce are wonderful hosts in a beautiful historic home. From the wine and hors d'oeuvres on the porch to chocolates and crisp sheets in the well-appointed bedrooms to the custom coffee and beautifully presented, delicious breakfasts -- not only were we well taken care of, we were treated as friends. We will be back!
4,2 en abril 18, 2010
From the beautiful property to the wonderful hosts Bloomsbury is top drawer all the way. The meals and overall service are the best I have seen. Highly recommended, and a new yearly get away for us.
4,6 en abril 12, 2010
Quiet (off main road) spacious, gracious, comfortable - and elegant. The place and hosts encourage interaction among the guests with a late afternoon dose of wine and such. We thought that a fine thing, given the self-selection among people who frequent B&B's. Finally, I note with interest and amusement that on both days we were there, we ate no lunch - such were the breakfasts that the hosts provided.
5 en abril 05, 2010
Our two night stay, where we met friends, could not have been more pleasant. The Inn is in top condition and the hosts are very attentive to ensuring you enjoy your stay in Camden. The breakfast, different both mornings, were fancy and exceptional. We are still talking about the homemade cinnamon buns and eggs benedict. The hosts take the time to share the historical facts about the Inn which are quite impressive.
5 en abril 03, 2010
My husband and I spent our 11th anniversary at Bruce and Katherine's beautiful home in Camden, SC. Bloomsbury is beautiful, immaculately kept and the hospitality was perfection. We especially loved learning the amazing history of the home. Definitely a weekend to remember!
5 en abril 02, 2010
Staying at Bloomsbury Inn was indeed a highlight of our trip to Camden South Carolina. The house and rooms are beautiful, but the hosts Bruce and Katherine are what truly make the Inn a special stay. We'll be back!!
5 en abril 02, 2010
Marvelously restored by the guiding hands of Bruce and Katherine Brown, this elegant, historic B & B is a gem in a quant Southern town filled with charming historic homes. It was the perfect setting for a wedding proposal, with dogwoods and Bradbury Pear trees in glowing bloom in front of the residence. Every room has its own personality and whispers about a time gone by. The Social Hour, with wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a historical tour of the property, was enlightening and welcoming. And the breakfast was gluttenous joy. Be prepared to be pampered by the best! You won't find more hospitable and knowledgeable innkeepers. This place will take your breath away. Minneapolis, MN
5 en marzo 31, 2010
This is an exceptional B&B. Probably the best I have ever stayed at. The breakfast is worth the price of the room, the inn is wonderfully restored and the innkeepers could not have been nicer. The wine and sherry was nice too. Don't die before you have a chance to visit the Bloomsbury Inn.
4,2 en marzo 29, 2010
We have stayed in many B&B but this is absolutely the pinnacle of perfection! We have already made our reservations for March 0f 2011 for the Cup race--in fact we have reserved the entire place because we think that our friends deserve the opportunity to experience this luxury! Katherine and Bruce are superb hosts-we could not ask for more! I am amazed at how personally involved they are in the day to day operation of their home--Katherine is a gourmet cook, makes everything "from scratch" and even has time to make the jams and jellies that appear on her table each morning! If we were able to go back to the golden days of the South this couple would be your consumate Southern hosts! It cannot get any better than this! Bud and Mira Smith
5 en marzo 29, 2010
exquisite food...beautiful, comfortable accommodations...delightful conversations shared on the porch. hope to be back soon! what an incredible way to celebrate my 40th birthday! Jade Watta
4,8 en marzo 29, 2010
This was by far the best stay we have ever had at a B&B. Bruce and Katherine were wonderful hosts and the Bloomsbury Inn was outstanding. As a history buff, Bruce and Katherine's knowledge of the home history was humbling. I would recommend everyone plan a stay at the Bloomsbury Inn with these two great Americans!
5 en marzo 28, 2010
My husband and I spent our anniversary at Bloomsbury. The inn is beautiful and the hosts are very knowledgeable about its history. If you are a Mary Chestnut fan, a stay here is a must. The service was excellent and the rooms immaculate. Breakfast was the best. I highly recommend Bloomsbury.
5 en marzo 28, 2010
We stayed two nights at Bloomsbury for this year running of the Carolina Cup Horse Race. Bruce and Katherine are extraordinary hosts to say the least. Their estate is beautifully decorated and maintained and Bruce has a wealth of knowledge about the area. This is what a Bed & Breakfast experience is all about. We highly recommend Bloomsbury.
5 en marzo 26, 2010
This was, by far, the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in. The hosts were gracious, the breakfasts were superb, and the wine and hor d'oeuvers on the porch in the afternoon were perfect. Bruce's history of the house the first day was very enlightening. Overall an outstanding stay.
5 en marzo 22, 2010
Everything about the inn was beyond our expectations. The home is beautiful with much attention paid to detail. The innkeepers are very friendly and helpful yet not imposing. From the time we arrived until the time we left we liked everything about it. Delicious breakfast, nice linens and very helpful information on what to see in the area. Thanks!
5 en marzo 21, 2010
My husband and I only stayed for one night and it was amazing. Kathrine and Bruce are wonderful hosts. We had a social hour on their porch, they recommended great restaurants and stores in town, and the breakfast was so amazing! We will definitely stay there again.
5 en marzo 19, 2010
My one night stay at bloomsbury was wonderful. I loved the rooms when I walked into my room I was in love. They had robes, bedroom slipers, hair dryers, books to read, and more!!! The service made the stay most enjoyable. At 5:30 each night they would have a gathering in the living room they would have snacks and drinks. During breakfeast the host will give you a history lesson on the history of the house. then when you finnish he will give you a tour of the whole house and the history of each room. The B&B was extermley clean no stains or spills or foul smells it was SPOTLESS!!! The dinning was great they use farm fresh eggs and milk and cheese from a local farmer.
5 en marzo 16, 2010
Our stay at the Bloomsbury Inn was a culinary, social, and educational delight. Katherine and Bruce Brown were attentive to our every desire and made our stay memorable. We thoroughly enjoyed Katherine's elegant hospitality and charm and Bruce's grand tour of the house and grounds, replete with historical details and subtle humor. The house itself exudes a compelling sense of history that has been remarkably well preserved. A stay at Bloomsbury Inn complements Camden's innate charm, making a visit to this town a real treat!
5 en marzo 11, 2010
I will remember Bloomsbury as one of the few places where I have felt as welcome and as comfortable as I do in my own home. It would be easy to be intimidated by the grand scale of such a house, and perhaps distracted by such fine furnishings. It is a testament to the hospitable nature of the proprietors, Bruce and Katherine, that I just felt very glad to be there. As beautiful as the rooms are, there is more to admire in the way our hosts shared their time, their stories, and their smiles. The food was delicious, and served with such care that we found it easy to relax and converse. We were provided the kind of attention that is helpful, but not intrusive, and it allowed us to have a wonderful visit. Camden is now on our list of favorite places!
5 en marzo 11, 2010
We have college friends that we meet every few years for a weekend getaway. It was our year to plan the event. I literally looked at a map, picked the point I thought was closest to the middle between us geographically and it was Camden, South Carolina. I quickly made reservations at the Bloomsbury Inn - and quite honestly I think we will be returning there for our weekend getaways until we can't meet any more! The place was immaculate, well appointed and charming - not cluttered and dusty like many B&B's. Katherine and Bruce saw to our every need including making sure we were seated by the fireplace at the Mill Pond Restaurant. The evening social hour and breakfast was delictable and the conversation warm and friendly. We were all enamored with the town of Camden - its place in history from the Revolutionary War to the horse connections today. We took a wonderful carriage tour of the amazing antebellum homes with Joy - what a treat! In my opoinion you are a very lucky person to be able to stay for any reason at the Bloomsbury.
5 en marzo 07, 2010
Katherine and Bruce welcomed us into their home like we were old friends visiting. They delighted us with a wonderful breakfast every morning, their company and great stories. In addition, they went out of their way to accomodate my husband's PCA racing event schedule by providing an early to go breakfast for him. We thank them both for their hospitality. We look forward to our next visit.
5 en marzo 06, 2010
I'm not a "Bed and Breakfast" person but I must say my experience with Katherine and Bruce at the Bloomsbury Inn was truly exceptional. From the unbelievable breakfasts through the conversational cocktail hour the visit could not have been more pleasant. I'm looking forward to a return visit and this time with my wife.
4,0 en marzo 01, 2010
We are extremely happy with our 1 night stay with Bruce and Catherine. The room was very nice and clean. Breakfast was fabulous, thank you Catherine! After breakfast, Bruce provided a wonderful tour of the house and gave us many fun facts. We will return here and can highly recommend this B&B. /P&M
5 en marzo 01, 2010
Our stay was one of the best B&B stays we have ever had. Bruce and Katherine Brown are superb hosts and Bloomsbury is impeccably restored and fascinating.
4,8 en febrero 28, 2010
As an alternative to spending a second night in Columbia SC, we found our way to Camden, a very interesting little city. The Bloomsbury Inn has all the modern conveniences we desired combined with a history that was just facsinating. What a great place! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you Bruce and Katherine.
5 en febrero 24, 2010
The Inn Keepers were very welcoming. The evening social hours were an unexpected surprise. Nice wines, tea, handmade hors d'oeuvres, and local treats with good relaxed conversation. The inn keepers are very knowledgeable about the history of the Inn, as well as, history of the area. The renovations and upkeep of the Inn is exquisite. Absolutely beautiful. The best surprise of all was the breakfast. 5 star!!! Every morning I couldn't wait to see what Katherine had lovingly prepared for us. No stale corn flakes and nasty pastries to be found here. I tell everyone about this place and I can't wait to go back.
5 en febrero 21, 2010
We decided at the last minute to go on a get-away. The Inn was lovely and the Brown's were charming hosts. The food was excellent, and Katherine was willing to share recipes - something we don't always run into. We could not have found a better place to stay had we had weeks to plan this trip. We will highly recommend to family and friends. Chris and Mary Thomsen
4,8 en febrero 14, 2010
Visited for Valentine's Day. The home is beautiful, the food was excellent, and learning the history of the home and its occupants was very entertaining. We appreciated the attentions to all the details and being made to feel so welcome.
5 en febrero 07, 2010
everything is 5 star Katherine and Bruce have created the perfict enviornment for a quick night away or an extended stay. We have stayed all over the states and this is truely the the best of the best.
5 en febrero 04, 2010
My stay at the Bloomsbury Inn was an unforgetable exceptional experience. With all of the grandeur and history of this home in addition to the heart warming service provided by the innkeepers I felt like I was actually royalty in the 1800's. I did not want to leave this magnificent home. I definitley recommend the Bloomsbury Inn for anyone looking for a nice quite retreat with an abundance of lavish Southern history. Marita Dorr
5 en febrero 02, 2010
Absolutely the best travel experience I have ever had and I have traveled much of the world staying in some pretty nice places. Bloomsbury has a friendly attmosphere, is spotless, historical, beautifully furnished and the food is to die for. The General's room felt like I had lived in it before. A perfect fit. The inn Keepers, Bruce and Kathryn were gracious, accommodating and couldn't do enough to make us comfortable. Every moment spent there will yield fond memories for a long time to come. Also, being a southern girl from Richmond and West Virginia, I was anxious to see Camden. Well, I may just move there some day. It is everything you would want in a small well kept southern town. BJ Miller
5 en febrero 01, 2010
Bloomsbury Inn was fantastic. We were pampered with attention but not smothered. The gourmet breakfast was awesome. We'll be back.
5 en enero 25, 2010
Bloomsbury Inn is alive and well after Bruce & Katherine have poured their lives and energy into a complete restoration of this 1849 masterpiece. Their Southern hospitality went beyond our expectations and as fellow-innkeepers, from the opposite side of the country, we were truly thankful for our time with the Browns. The walls seemed to speak with their embedded history that Bruce passionately brought back to life. Katherine's hot apple soup for breakfast was out of this world! Thanks for making our stay one that will remain a wonderful memory in our lives. Don't miss this gem in the heart of South Carolina's history. What a contribution the Browns are making to it!
4,6 en enero 24, 2010
The whole stay was like going back in time to enjoy the spirit of the south. The home is beautiful and painstakingly restored. The food is over the top. And Bruce and Katherine add to the whole experience of southern hospitality. I would definitely stay there again.
5 en enero 23, 2010
My husband and I have never stayed in a bed and breakfast and Katherine and Bruce have really set the standards high! What a wonderful place. There is so much history in Camden and with the home. Katherine did an outstanding job with breakfast, and the social hour at 5:30 was very nice. I am very thankful to both of them for opening up their home and perserving history with this home.
5 en enero 12, 2010
The innkeeper, Mr. Brown, greeted us in the driveway with a smile before we could turn off our car. He then assisted with the luggage and explained in detail everything important that insured our stay would be a rewarding one. We had a pleasurable tea time with both hosts for about 1 hour. They expertly pointed us to a very nice establishment close by for dinner. Not only did they provide the information, but Mr. Brown called ahead of time to make sure of the timings so we wouldn't be disappointed nor inconvenienced. We had read previously about the wonderful breakfast and were rewarded the following morning. It is our hope to return many times in the future when we are in the area. Sincerely, Mr. And Mrs. S. Al-Yousuf
5 en enero 08, 2010
Business required us to be in Camden, SC, on New Year's Eve, and we wanted to spend the evening somewhere special. The Bloomsbury Inn fit the bill perfectly. Innkeepers Bruce and Katherine Brown were gracious in every interaction, and the Inn is a historical treasure. The well-decorated guest and public rooms were all immaculate. The food was delicious. Without a doubt, we'll return for another visit--but next time, it will be just for pleasure, not business!
5 en enero 06, 2010
Friends gave us a night's stay at the Bloomsbury for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Even though we are reasonably well traveled, this was our first B&B experience--and a very positive one I might add. The Browns were wonderful hosts and delightfully interesting people. The restored, historic Inn was warm and beautiful. The food was delectable and the conversation stimulating. All and all, the Bloomsbury Inn represents genteel, Southern hospitality at its finest. Tom & Ginny Edwards Lexington, SC
5 en enero 05, 2010
Took my Mother for her birthday to this beautiful home, and we wanted to stay a week! What a treat, from the minute you drive up you are treated like family, every need taken care of. The food was wonderful! From the brie pastry during the social hour to the beautiful and tasty breakfast everything was terrific! Can't say enough, except that we can't wait to go back!
5 en diciembre 29, 2009
We've been staying in B&Bs for over twenty years, and this was our best experience so far. The inn is well-decorated and spotless, and captures the historic significance of the house without feeling like a museum. The innkeepers make you feel like you're staying in their home (which, in fact, you are), with a social hour attended by local folks and a gourmet breakfast and tour of the home to start your day. Camden was, to our pleasant surprise, a thriving little town that was like something out of a postcard. We will definitely be back, and highly recommend Bloomsbury to anyone looking for first rate accommodations without resort prices.
5 en diciembre 14, 2009
Bruce and Katherine are exceptional hosts. Our stay felt like a visit with family. The house has an amazing history and it is shared in a most entertaining tour. The food was wonderful, especially the homemade biscuits and preserves.
5 en diciembre 10, 2009
I travel on business and have stayed in hundreds of hotels. On this business trip I decided to stay locally instead of at a Hilton or a Marriott a ways down the road. I am so very glad I picked Bloomsbury Inn. Bruce and Katherine Brown could not have been better hosts, they were truly caring folks - I felt like I was coming home each afternoon, it was wonderful! My room was quiet and everything (and I mean everything) was spotless. The breakfasts were so very creative and delicious and the nightly social time with tidbits to each were wonderful. I felt like I was leaving home this morning when I had to head to the airport to take a flight to Chicago - I did not want to leave. I look forward to bringing my sweetheart with me the next time I visit and hope that it will be soon. Thank you so much again and again! Glenn Oster SQF Certified Food Safety Auditor North Carolina
4,4 en noviembre 24, 2009
Katherine & Bruce are perfect hosts. Coupled with their stunning property, it's a match that's hard to beat. Their personal touches throughout (and anecdotes over a glass of Chardonnay) make you feel like family. Our third visit will not be our last! Highly recommended - but don't tell too many people!! Gordon & Sue Charleston, SC
5 en noviembre 23, 2009
Extraordinary! Bruce and Katherine's welcome gathering on their beautiful wrap-around porch that evening became a special prelude to an evening of fine dining at nearby Sam Kendall's restaurant. Our son and his fellow Camden Military cadets were welcomed with open arms and the experienced added to our overall five-star experience at Bloomsbury. There is a marquee outside a motel along Highway 395 in Bishop, CA, on the way to Mammoth Lakes in the High Sierra of California which reads: 'Once a guest, always a friend'. That is the essence of the Bloomsbury experience!
5 en noviembre 11, 2009
We enjoyed our visit very much. We had such a warm welcome and the stay was very quiet and relaxing. They made you feel like you were at home. We learned so many historical aspects of the house that was very interesting. They were very attentive to your needs, especially with diet. We felt very comfortable there and will definitely make a return visit. The food was excellent. They are such a very pleasant couple. I haven't been treated that well anywhere else we have been.
5 en noviembre 11, 2009
Bruce and Katherine made me feel very welcome for my one night in Camden...it is a beautiful house that is very historic....the breakfast was as good as I've had since I moved to the South....when I am back in Camden I will definitely stay there
4,4 en noviembre 09, 2009
A most pleasant and peaceful location in a house of marked historic significance. The couple who own and manage the Inn pay exquisite attention to detail. The food is prepared with style and care by the owner herself. I recommend it without reservation, and I am known to be rather picky. We have already decided to return in Spring for another weekend stay.
5 en octubre 29, 2009
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Bloomsbury Inn - Our first view was breathtaking and became more so as we walked up to the front porch and through the double wide front doors to see the rest of the house. Each room was immaculately kept and lovingly restored. We were impressed not only with the care Katherine and Bruce took with every detail of comfort, but also with the massive efforts they took in preserving the historical aspects of the house. We had just toured several plantations in Georgetown. Our "tour" of the Bloomsbury with Bruce as our guide was even more detailed and truly gave us a feel for the families who had lived there. Katherine made a fabulous breakfast -The homemade biscuits were the best I've ever had and the eggs benedict was heavenly. She took care to ask our dietary needs and cooked to order. We truly felt pampered. I would recommend a visit to the Bloomsbury Inn to anyone who enjoys history, beautiful surroundings and exceptional cooking.
5 en octubre 27, 2009
This is an exceptional bed and breakfast. Friendly and charming with attention to detail in regards to both the facility and the hospitality. The Browns take an interest in every guest and the evening gatherings on the porch for wine, hors d'oeuvres, and socializing make the visit special. Dr. Brown's knowledge of the history of the house and the stories he tells of area are delighful. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone.
5 en octubre 27, 2009
Bloomsbury far exceeded my expectations. The rooms were more beautiful and comfortable than the website made them out to be. Our room was large, with beautiful antique furniture and a private bathroom. The innkeepers, Bruce and Katherine thought of everything - water by the bed, cookies, a wine decanter...it was so charming and perfect. We were delighted by the social hour, where we were treated to wine and cheese on the beautiful front porch. Breakfast was absolutely wonderful - Katherine unknowingly made my favorites for breakfast (fresh biscuits and Eggs Benedict). It was so delicious I didn't want it to end. Our stay at Bloomsbury was such a wonderful experience. We're already trying to find a reason to make another trip and bring some friends.
5 en octubre 25, 2009
Without exception, this is the finest hospitality experience we have had. We felt like friends and guests in a beautiful historic home rather than commercial clients. The innkeepers helped our historic inquiries considerably.
5 en octubre 25, 2009
My wife and I visit South Carolina often and have finally found our favorite location - the Bloomsbury. When you combine a beautiful historical inn, with innkeepers that are as engaging as the inn, with grounds that take you back to pre-civil war, it spells PRICELESS. Don't take my word for it, go enjoy Katherine's southern cousine and Bruce's history lessons. I know we'll be back.
5 en octubre 24, 2009
The only issue was an "old house" issue - i.e., very squeaky floor boards in the middle of the night when my sweet husband got up (several times) to use the bathroom. Maybe more floor rugs would solve the problem - not sure. Other than that, we had a great time and would go back in a skinny minute!
4,2 en octubre 11, 2009
A beautifully renovated home with a fascinating and attentive host and hostess. Wish we could have been here longer than one night.
4,4 en octubre 05, 2009
This is a lovely inn with gorgeous grounds, beautiful rooms and hosts that do everything in their power to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Bruce and Katherine share their home and their knowledge of the area. The wrap around porch welcomes guests and is almost too good to leave. In the afternoon it becomes the gathering point for guests who are treated to wine and home made snacks. I came with several friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I'm sure I'll be back.
5 en septiembre 30, 2009
Bruce and Katherine are wonderful hosts and have made their inn a labor of love. A beautiful setting and the house is a masterpiece. Our room was very comfortable and the house has lots of interesting details and features. Breakfast is full of surprises and the biscuits are delightful. The wraparound porch is perfect for enjoying wine and cheese in the evening. Highly recommended. Dick and Sonja
5 en septiembre 28, 2009
Without knowing anything about a bed and breakfast, I picked Bloomsbury Inn to propose to my girlfriend, who has always wanted to go to one. As stressed out as I was and nervous as I was about everything going perfect, Bruce and Katherine went above and beyond the call of duty in helping me plan and giving me ideas for the night... I don't think I could have pulled off the perfect night without them! I would recommend this place to everyone. Try it once, you will be back for sure!
5 en septiembre 18, 2009
I booked an overnight stay at the Bloomsbury Inn because of a work event in Camden, SC. I was only expecting a (hopefully) good night's sleep. What the hosts, Bruce and Katherine Brown, provided however was an extremely pleasant and wonderful experience. The Inn is immaculately restored and clean. Their hospitality is warm and genuine. The accomodations were extremely comfortable. The evening social hour with wine and cheese was delightful. And the breakfast was simply outstanding (I have to find that chilled cantelope soup recipe). This was far more than just an overnight stay...my one-night at the Bloombury Inn restored my spirit. I will certainly be back to enjoy their company, the Inn and the great food again and again! Jeff Littlefield, Pawleys Island, SC.
5 en septiembre 14, 2009
The Bloomsbury Inn exceeded our very high expectations in every way. Bruce and Katherine Brown were so attentive; the Inn was white-glove clean, the food was luscious, the historic restoration and furnishings were all wonderful. We particularly enjoyed Bruce's generosity in lecturing on the history of the house and its inhabitants. Our fellow guests were also people it was good to be with. Many thanks for a worthwhile stay!
5 en septiembre 14, 2009
My husband and I stayed here for our Anniversary and we both were blown away by the beauty of this Inn, it's history and the Innkeeper's hospitality. It was if you were visiting relatives. This is such a warm and comfortable place to stay. It has such beauty. We are so glad that we went and we hope to go back again.
5 en septiembre 09, 2009
All expectations generated by the web site description were met and exceeded. No detail was left untouched.
5 en septiembre 08, 2009
It was OUR privedlge to stay at the Bloomsbury Inn!!!! Bruce and Kay have covered every possible aspect of making a stay at their B&B a treasured experience. Every item from the decor, cleanliness, the bon apetit meals, happy hour conversation, knowledge of the Camden area, history of the house, its construction and its owners were top notch and fascinating. Everything combined for a spellbinding experience. Keith Statler and Kay Cotney
5 en agosto 24, 2009
World Wide inn goer--picky wife--absolute perfection!
5 en agosto 23, 2009
I don't know where to start! From the gracious welcome from the innkeepers to the afternoon gathering in the parlor, we couldn't have been happier. The innkeepers were very helpful in suggesting a great restaurant for dinner and the BEST breakfast my husband and I could have imagined. I can't wait to return to for another wonderful stay at Bloomsbury Inn.
4,0 en agosto 22, 2009
2nd visit and as good as or better than our first if that is possible
5 en julio 31, 2009
Very clean and well kept. Very relaxing the innkeepers were very polite and welcoming. Plan on staying again and recomanded to several family and friends.
5 en julio 26, 2009
From the moment you arrive at the Bloomsbury, you know that it is something very special. This is one of the most remarkable B & B's that we have ever stayed at. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Katherine and Bruce, in fact, it felt more like we were visiting with old friends than being guests at a B & B. The knowledge they have of the area, the history, and tour of their home was so thorough and interesting. Restaurant suggestions, places to visit, etc. made our visit to Camden so enjoyable. Their home is a real treasure. The attention to detail takes you back in time. The hosts, the house, the place......everything fits.
4,4 en junio 27, 2009
Thank you for all the out of the way things you did for us!
4,8 en junio 26, 2009
The personal attention and service delivery of this visit were beyond what we have ever experienced. At every turn you found something else which made the experience memorable, from the decor and antiques throughout the house to snacks, cream sherry, bath amenities, and more in the room. We were met at the door and the owner helped carry everything to the room. The hor-durves, wine and beverages in the afternoon were excellent. And then breakfast ..... it was better than most restaurants where we have eaten breakfast. Even the other guests added to a very positive experience ... they were special people. Overall the experience was fantastic and we will go back - next time for a special ocasion.
4,8 en junio 20, 2009
Splendid experience! Excellent facilities, marvelous hosts who were appropriately concerned with special diet problems. A place for many return visits.
5 en junio 16, 2009
Words cannot convey my gratitude toward Bruce and Katherine Brown for all they did to make my husband, me, my daughter and her wedding party feel welcome. While they would modestly say that it was all just part of what an innkeeper should do for their guests, I was literally brought to tears by their generous spirit. For example, Katherine gracefully stepped up to assist our amateur photographer to ensure Sarah was able to capture the picturesque beauty of the Bloomsbury Inn in the wedding photos. To say that our time spent at the inn was a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of preparing for a wedding doesn’t even begin to capture the serenity we felt during the “down times” of our stay. Our only wish is that we could have stayed there longer! Boyce & Kathleen Hodge Sumter, SC
4,0 en junio 10, 2009
There is nothing lacking in this B & B. We hope we will have a reason to travel to Camden again so we can stay at this inn. Friendly, gracious, accommodating host and hostess. Most comfortable room, great breakfast, afternoon libations of wine and snacks/hors d'oeuvres and in-room brandy decanter delightful. Beautiful house and grounds. It's high rating is very deserved.
5 en junio 07, 2009
The moment we arrived at Bloomsbury we knew it was special. It is as though you have stepped back into time. As soon as we opened our car door Bruce was there to greet us and help with our bags. Katherine was on the porch to welcome us into this beautiful oasis. The minute we turned the key to our room we sensed a peaceful presence. As Bruce introduced us to the General's Chambers Katherine was busy preparing hors d'oeu-vres for afternoon tea and social hour. Mike and I are not accustomed to this but certainly enjoyed this Southern tradition at Bloomsbury. We slept like babes that night and inquired about what type of mattress they had! We really did not want to get out of that comfortable bed until we smelled the aroma of a blend of coffee made just for the B&B. When we headed down the stairs the smells only teased you more! What an amazing and gifted chef Mrs. Katherine is. We thoroughly enjoyed the history tour from Bruce. It really is part of the total experience. They truly live up to their motto "enter as strangers leave as friends." This wonderful retreat will beckon you back. Sincerely, Mike and Sherry Owen
4,0 en junio 03, 2009
As the great great grandson of the builder of Bloomsbury, it was a pleasure to feel that the home is being cared for so lovingly, and offers such great hospitality to its visitors. The Browns have done a lovely job of maintaining the sense of history and architecture, while at the same time offering 21st century comfort. "Porch Time" is a special treat for all. Evans Haile
5 en junio 01, 2009
We live in nearby Columbia, SC, and Bloomsbury Inn was the perfect getaway for our anniversary weekend. It is a great value for the price--exquisite grounds, period decorations and furnishings, superb FULL breakfast, plus wonderful hospitality. Bruce and Katherine's personal touches made us feel like we were guests in their home, rather than patrons of their establishment. Their personal presence at the daily social hour gave us a chance to get to know them and they were genuinely interested to get to know us. Added value is a tour of their historical home and Bruce's extensive knowledge of southern history and interesting anecdotes. By far the best B&B we have ever stayed in! The Magnusons
4,0 en mayo 29, 2009
The romance, the beauty, the peacefull gardens surrounding this historic home is unparrelled. Katherine and Bruce are as well and Katherine's gourmet breakfasts are famous!! You will always leave renewed and refreshed!!!!
5 en mayo 29, 2009
Everything about Bloomsbury was absolute PERFECTION. The rooms, the food and hospitality will definitely asssure my next stay when Fox Hunting in Camden with The Camden Hunt.
4,4 en mayo 26, 2009
A wonderful historic home, beautifully furnished and decorated, very attentive and interesting inn keepers. What more can you ask for. We had a wonderful stay and would love to return. Enjoyed visiting with Bruce, Katherine, and the other guests.
4,6 en mayo 26, 2009
We stayed two nights at Bloomsbury. Bruce and Katherine are extraordinary hosts. This is what a Bed & Breakfast experience should be. For sure, we'll be returning.
5 en mayo 04, 2009
Starting with the greeting at the front door, the Bloomsbury Inn felt like "home" and I was part of the Bloomsbury family. In addition to spectacular food and well appointed room, the sense of history enfolds you in this amazing house. When I return to Camden, I won't think of staying any place else. Thanks Katherine and Bruce! - Karen Kirkman, Gainesville, Florida
5 en mayo 02, 2009
After a long wedding day we couldn't have had a more memorable and special experience at Bloomsbury. From incredible rooms, historic surroundings and decor our expectations were easily exceeded. The incredible breakfast that followed made us want to stay all day. Thank you so much, Katie and Jay
5 en abril 26, 2009
There is NO way to adequately describe the gourmet breakfast which you receive. Katherine even makes her own jellies!!! Of course, the "Happy Hour" on the front rain porch is so much fun that no one wants to leave the hospitality!!!
5 en abril 26, 2009
Bruce and Katherine are outstanding people. Their warm and kindness know no bounds. My wife and I enjoyed our stay beyond our expectations. Everything is done to the last detail. The porch time, breakfast and history sharing made our stay exceptional. We will go back and stay longer. Thank you Pete and Monica Barrios.
4,4 en abril 21, 2009
Katherine and Bruce could not have been more welcoming and kind. The Bloomsbury Inn is beautiful, comfortable, and relaxing. The historic tour and notebook describing the work done to the inn were extremely informative and interesting. Bruce kindly allowed our friends who visited us to enjoy the tour as well. We loved the afternoon socials and appreciated that our hosts shared that part of their afternoons with us. We also got to meet neighbors who enjoy stopping by. Do not hesitate to give this B & B a try. You'll not regret it.
4,2 en abril 20, 2009
While traveling through South Carolina, Bloomsbury was everything and more that we expected of a beautiful, historical house, southern hospitality and a charming town on top of all that!
5 en abril 18, 2009
By far one of the best B&B we know. First class accomodations, first class breakfast, first class wine social and by far a first class couple. It may be the first time that the reviews which attracted us to the Bloomsbury Inn where less than the actual visit. Bruce and Katherine BRAVO and we will see you again. Gordon and Jocelyne, Sutton, Quebec, Canada
5 en abril 15, 2009
We arrived from London, England for a two night stay en route to Charleston for a wedding. We wished we could have stayed for the whole week. Katherine and Bruce have an amazingly beautiful home and their hospitality is second to none. You would have a go a long way to find somewhere better, in fact, we don't think you would find somewhere better. Everything was done to perfection. Thank you. Louise and Peter, Surrey, England
5 en abril 11, 2009
Our 3 night stay was wonderful. Bruce & Katherine are most gracious and interesting innkeepers. Breakfast was a creative & delicious feast each morning. This historic house was immaculate and our room was well-appointed, comfortable and quiet (even with all rooms occupied). Can't wait to make a return visit.
3,0 en abril 10, 2009
I rated Bloomsbury "met my expectations" because I had very high expectations, based on photos and notations on its website. I had a lovely experience there. Breakfast was delicious. The owners were very friendly and taught a lot of area and house history.
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Thank you very much for posting a reveiw on Bed and Breakfast.com concerning your January 2009 visit. It is our desire to fully meet or exceed the expectations of all our guests; thus, we would sincerely appreciation any additional information you can provide concerning our website offering you high expectations and your actual visit meeting your expectations. We want our website to offer a realistic view of Bloomsbury; we want your visit to be a realisitc visit based upon your expectations from the site and based upon your actual stay. Again, thank you for selecting Bloomsbury, and we do hope that you will provide additional information. Happy travels, katherine
5 en abril 06, 2009
Wonderful, warm and very hospitable
4,0 en abril 05, 2009
Very enjoyable, informative, and memorable. Bruce and Katherine were wonderful hosts.
5 en abril 01, 2009
The Bloomsbury Inn is by far the very best B&B we have ever stayed at! We will always return to this beautiful B&B atleast twice a year. Best regards, Mike Gibson Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Marietta Georgia
4,6 en marzo 31, 2009
My company chose Bloomsbury Inn for lodging for very important visitors coming to town. We were very, very pleased with the hospitality shown them and us during their stay. The Inn and The Stables facilities were very well appointed, and the hosts and hostesses very accommodating to our needs, providing work and conference space. I definitely would choose Bloomsbury Inn again.
5 en marzo 29, 2009
We had the pleasure of staying at Bloomsbury after the Carolina Cup this year. The hospitality shown to us by Bruce and Katherine was second to none. The accomodations were exceptional and we immediately felt welcome in their home. Our room, the Sally Chestnut was, spacious, very clean and well apportioned. Additionally, we enjoyed learning of the history of the inn. We heartily recommend the Bloomsbury to anyone visiting the Camden area. We hope to visit again next year!
5 en marzo 26, 2009
What a beautiful place! The food was wonderful and the innkeepers were great. Had a great time.
5 en marzo 25, 2009
Katherine and Bruce were great hosts. We travelled with a large group and they were most accommodating. Rooms were big, clean and comfortable. The afternoon social was a hit and breakfast was fantastic.
4,6 en marzo 23, 2009
Bloomsbury is fantastic. It was adorable and Bruce and Katherine couldn't have been kinder. The food was amazing and my trip couldn't have gone more smoothly.
4,8 en marzo 22, 2009
Thank you Bruce and Katherine for our wonderful stay at Bloosmbury Inn. Your enthusiasm as history buffs and selection of hors d'oeuvres/breakfast delights were fabulous! The Inn is absolutely beautiful and we loved the grounds tour.
5 en marzo 16, 2009
WOW, One of the most delightful places we've stayed worldwide. From the wine social to breakfast, the attention to gourmet detail was evident. Wished they served dinner! We left looking forward to our next stay. Definately worth a repeat visit!
5 en marzo 01, 2009
We had a wonderful Valentine's Day at Bloomsbury! Bruce and Katherine have thought of everything for thier Bed and Breakfast, they have left no stone unturned. Their home is breath taking and their hospitality goes above on beyond Southern Hospitality. We can't wait until our next trip to this magical place!
5 en febrero 21, 2009
The Bloomsbury Inn and hosts, Bruce and Catherine Brown, were a delight! The hospitality, atmosphere, delicious food, intriquing historic tour - all made for a perfect experience.
4,0 en febrero 17, 2009
My wife and I have very active lives with a 14 year old boy and a 12 year old little girl. As we celebrated our 22nd year anniversary Bloosmsbury gave us a little time just to relax and appriciate a little history at the same time. We are making plans to return to Bloomsbury for weekend trips with my children so they can experience a little of the same. Thanks again for sharing your home.
5 en febrero 13, 2009
Invited to the wedding of our friends' oldest son...age 47....we decided to make our first venture to Camden, an adventure. We searched the web and decided on Bloomsbury Inn as our lodging. On site it looked delightful to us.....spoiled New Yorkers with a second home in Pinehurst, N.C. The actual experience exceeded our expectations. Gracious, ageless, charming...adjectives to describe both the wonderful antebellum home and the darling couple who run it. The breakfasts themselves were worth the visit....apple dumplings, biscuits in an iron skillet, praline bacon, eggs with hollandaise sauce, for example. The wedding we attended was a joy, but the trip to Camden, the skeet shooting outing, the antique purchasing topped with perfection at the Bloomsbury Inn made our foray a happy memory, worth a repeat visit, even without a wedding.
5 en enero 26, 2009
This was the most beautiful bed and breakfast my husband and I have stayed at. Very large and wonderfully decorated rooms. The breakfast was very tasty. They even gave a tour with the history of the home. Very interesting.
5 en enero 24, 2009
Lodged at Bloomsbury on two separate nights on our way to/from florida - Jan 16-17 & Jan 23-24. Katherine and Bruce are wonderful hosts and fantastic innkeepers. Our accommodations (General's Room) were superlative. Breakfasts were absolutely scrumptious.
4,0 en enero 22, 2009
Delicious, gourmet breakfasts, wonderful decore of the house, the delightful "coctail hour" visits with Katherine and Bruce and guests combine to pamper and please; Bloomsbury will forever be our standard by which to measure all other B&Bs. Chuck and Marykay Haas
5 en enero 20, 2009
Katherine and Bruce were absolutely wonderful hosts and the Inn itself is just beautiful. One of the highlights was a tour of the house by Bruce, a knowledgable history buff with an obvious love of Bloomsbury.
4,6 en enero 19, 2009
Bruce and Katherine Brown are delightful hosts and display great attention to detail. The room in which I stayed was immaculate. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. If you want to step back in time and experience the gracious surroundings of 19th century life, there are few places on the planet as inviting, authenic, or enjoyable as Bloomsbury Inn.
5 en enero 13, 2009
The one thing that sets this B&B apart is the personal attention your receive from the owners, Bruce and Katherine Brown. They go out of their way to make you feel like a true guest rather than just another customer. Can't wait to go back!!!
4,6 en enero 13, 2009
When arriving at Bloomsbury the minute you start up the drive you feel the peace and beauty of this beatiful home. Once you meet the Innkeeper's you immediately know you have made a great choice and it just gets better and better. All of the accomendations are beautiful, however I try to arrange to have Sally's room as it is my favorite. Almost forgot to tell you about the social held on the veranda in the late afternoon and the greatest breakfast the next morning. Katherine is a gourmet cook! You will enjoy the quaint town of Camden with little interesting shops and loads of history. If you enjoy wallking it is only a short distance from Bloomsbury to the shops. The home and the grounds are impeccable! Maybe I'll see you there soon. Dody Phillips
5 en enero 12, 2009
Katherine and Bruce Brown are gracious hosts attending to every detail to insure our stay was relaxing and enjoyable. The inn is elegant and inviting. The Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits were wonderful!
5 en diciembre 22, 2008
Our 2 night stay at Bloomsbury was perfect. Our arrival at this beautiful and historic inn was enchanting with the magnificant oaks and perfectly manicured grounds down to the welcoming pineapples on the front posts and a true southern greeting from Katherine. Proceeding into the Inn's interior we were treated with the magnificant restoration of a bygone era from the high ceilings, hardwood floors, exquisite furnishings and elegant winding staircase leading to the guest rooms. Our room boasted a large king size bed, fireplace, sitting areas, desk and a view that inspired Mary Borkin Chestnut to write about in her infamous diary. The room was immaculate and no detail forgotten from the quality bedding, amenities, robes, slippers, hair dryer, home-made cookies, candies, weather report and even a decanter of Sherry on the fireplace mantle! Mornings allowed us the treat of Katherine's fine gourmet breakfasts and Bruce's witty and infinite knowledge of the history of Bloomsbury and it's inhabitants. Parting really was such sweet sorrow and we will definitely look forward to returning. How wonderful that we were able to take a little of the Bloomsbury memory with us through our pictures and several jars of Katherine's home-made soup and jelly from the gift shop! Katherine and Bruce, thanks so much for the treasured experience. Tamara and LaGrand
5 en diciembre 06, 2008
We had the most wonderful time during our last visit to Boomsbury. This is our third year in a row and can not wait until our next visit. Every aspect of our stay was wonderful. The Brown's are very warm and I enjoyed the new gift shop (I found some great gifts). Thanks for the wondreful time.
5 en diciembre 04, 2008
We go to Bloomsbury every year and the experience is always wonderful. Dr and Mrs. Brown are great hosts with attention to every detail. We'll always keep Bloomsbury on our list as a favorite destination.
4,0 en noviembre 30, 2008
Bruce and Katherine were extremely kind and helpful. Their hospitality was second to none. Their knowledge of the area helped make our stay more interesting. Their attention to detail in the charming manse was delightful. We would recommend the Bloomsbury without hesitation. We plan to return.
5 en noviembre 30, 2008
We had a wonderful time! We had brought in our own dinner and the Brown's set us up our own little private area to enjoy it. The room was adorable and the bed very comfortable. And the breakfast! I could not say a bad word about it if I wanted to! Absolutely wonderful! Mr. and Mrs. Brown are wonderful! We were not able to stay for the tour due to our schedule but hope to be back soon and experience the tour. Thank you!!! J&K
5 en noviembre 24, 2008
Bloomsbury Inn was one of the most beautiful inns we have ever stayed in. I have taken my husband on an anniversary trip to a different B&B for 22 years. I must say that our stay at Bloomsbury far exceeded my expectations. I found this inn when looking for accomodations near Pearl Fryar's home. We were on our way home from a stay in Virginia and were fortunate enough to pick this home as our stopping point. We made friends with a couple from Jacksonville on the front porch before dinner. Bruce and Katherine are the ideal hosts and we couldn't have been happier. The only bad thing was that we had to leave after only one night and return home.
5 en noviembre 24, 2008
Warm, welcoming, friendly, excellent food - a very pleasent experience. Sally McNamara
4,6 en noviembre 22, 2008
Bruce & Katherine have done a remarkable job with their restoration of the Inn. It's a trip back in time, punctuated with Southern Charm and witty anecdotes. "Happy Hour" is not to be missed, inside or on the porch. The 'vittles' are wonderful and varied. It was a pity to leave - but we'll be back soon. Highly recommended and a "must" if you are in the area. Gordon & Sue John's Island, SC.
5 en noviembre 10, 2008
Bruce and Katherine could not have done better. Everything was perfect. From the time Katherine greeted us at the front door to the time we left we felt like family that had just come home. The Inn was exquisit; everything was beautiful but without the feeling of being in a museum...it was home. Nothing was left for chance concerning our enjoyment and comfort. The breakfast was delicious and Bruce's history tour was worth the visit itself. Diane and I can't wait to go back. Russ Barberio
5 en noviembre 06, 2008
We have never been to South Carolina, nor Camden. The Bloomsbury Inn was referred to us by a local, and we are SO thankful that we chose to spend our weekend at Bloomsbury. The house is absolutely amazing, beautifully restored, clean and full of history, both past and present. The grounds are stunning as well. The Browns are the BEST inn keepers, they went out of their way to show us a good time in their historic home. The food is divine, Katherine's breakfast menu is hard to top with her delicous, gourmet touches. Can you tell we had a good time??? We will not hesitate to stay at the Bloomsbury Inn again. We hope it is sooner than later. Thank you so much Katherine and Bruce for making our stay at your home so WONDERFUL!!!! It is a memory we will cherish forever. God bless, Sherri & Umberto
4,4 en noviembre 05, 2008
What a great first experience for us- 25 years of marriage and our initial B&B stay was in a lovely old (160 years) home filled with antiques, warmth, and a delicious breakfast. We would go again anytime!
4,6 en octubre 15, 2008
My recent stay at the Bloomsbury Inn was much more than I ever could have expected. The room was so true to historic location of the Inn. Bruce and Katherine really make the place. Their knowledge of history and their willing to make you feel right at home helped to add to the experience.
4,8 en octubre 13, 2008
The hospitality of the innkeepers made our trip to Camden very enjoyable!
5 en octubre 12, 2008
Lovely home--excellent breakfasts--Bruce and Katherine Brown are outstanding inn-keepers. Can't wait to return. Park McKnight
4,8 en octubre 12, 2008
This was our first stay in a bed and breakfast. The Bowns made it a fantastic experience. We will reccommend the Bloomsbury Inn to our family and friends.
5 en octubre 09, 2008
Bruce and Katherine Brown have accomplished lots of things in their lives...how wonderful for us that they have chosen to restore this old plantation home in their "retirement".This place is the bomb.The owners couldn't be friendlier,conversation and knowledge of the history of the house AND the surrounding community was wonderful and the hospitality effortless.Food was delightful,the house was clean,smelled wonderful and those old floors creaked just like grandmama's house. Peaceful,wonderful,spotless....I wish my mother were alive.She'd be proud to know that the heritage of the real South is being preserved by these Browns up in Camden,SC....Thanks Bruce and Katherine...till the next time!.....David and Julie Bowden,Lakeland,FL
5 en octubre 05, 2008
Breath taking experience! Delicious Breakfast! Wonderful informative tour! Will defintely be back!!
5 en octubre 04, 2008
Bruce and Katherine were the perfect hosts. They made us feel comfortable and are very helpful in suggesting places to see and dine.
5 en octubre 01, 2008
Bruce and Kathern have done an awesome job restoring this home! Warm friendly folks make you feel right at home. We are defintely going back and would recommend The Bloomsbury Inn to anyone traveling in the area.
5 en septiembre 22, 2008
What a wonderful B&B the Browns have created. We felt very pampered and welcome during our stay. This is one of our favorite places, and would recommend it to any one.
5 en septiembre 21, 2008
We were very impressed with our overall stay at Bloomsbury Inn. The Brown's were very accomodating to our schedule. The breakfast was the highlight of our stay - fabulous!! Wish we could have stayed longer - we'll be back for sure.
5 en septiembre 17, 2008
My husband and I love little getaways and this has been by far the loveliest place we have stayed. We got the royal treatment when we went. Bruce and Katherine were so much fun to be around and talk to. They did a great job making our stay at Bloomsbury enjoyable by catering to what we liked to do. My husband and I enjoyed the porch and Bruce made an extra effort to have the candles lit and fans on. They recommended great places to eat and to visit, however we simply just wanted to stick around the house. Then to top it off Katherine's breakfast menus were outstanding. You must try the cantaloupe soup! The house is just incredible! We got a tour of the home by Bruce, and the rooms were prettier than the pictures online. It really exceeded our expectations. We can't wait to go back and plan to around the holidays! We would highly recommend this place to anyone!
5 en septiembre 16, 2008
From the grounds to the elegant inn, my time at Bloomsbury was nothing short of exquisite in every detail and everyway possible. The richness of this experience was only exceeded by Bloomsbury's charming and fiercely loyal Innkeepers - Bruce and Katherine Brown. Thankfully, because of the Browns and beautiful Bloomsbury, the art of loveliness so embraced by the South lives on. Thank You. Lisa Edmonston.
5 en septiembre 12, 2008
I travel all over the US for business, and the Bloomsbusry Inn was one of the nicest stays I've ever had. The innkeepers were consistently friendly and gracious, nicely in touch with my needs as a business traveler. The house itself is gorgeous - just what I love about B&Bs, but the breakfast was superlative. Freshly baked homemade bread with butter from local Amish farmers, a canteloupe soup that I hope to make this weekend (their recipe is on the website), my favorite Earl Grey tea, and then eggs benedict. Everything fresh and home made, and served at 6:30 AM so I could get to my workshop on time! Other innkeepers have left me out a box of cereal or a muffin because they didn't want to make breakfast so early - not at the Bloomsbury Inn. And Camden was so lovely, that now I want to return with my husband for the perfect get-away weekend. Try it. You won't be disappointed.
5 en septiembre 09, 2008
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Bloomsbury Inn. The innkeepers were very personable and welcoming. As an added bonus, the history and tour of the home was both interesting and appreciated!Breakfast was out of this world...and local dinner recommendations were outstanding. I highly recommend the Bloomsbury Inn.
4,2 en septiembre 07, 2008
Bloomsbury is the nicest B & B we've ever stayed in! The rooms are all beautiful and perfect for romantic getaways. The food was excellent and Bruce & Katherine were wonderful hosts who made us feel like family. We're looking forward to going again!
5 en septiembre 06, 2008
The breakfast compared favorably to food at five star hotels. Did not know bacon could be made to taste that good. Room was very nicely decorated and supplied with information on local area. Unbelieveably gracious hosts. Very secure feel to residential neighborhood. Just wish my team had won.
5 en agosto 26, 2008
The Brown's hospitality is wonderful. We actually felt like family or really close friends. We had never encountered this type of service/feelings at any other B+B we've stayed in. The food was absolutely wonderful. We definitely will be coming back to Bloomsbury.
4,4 en agosto 20, 2008
fablulous hosts!! beautiful inn! i will definitely return!
5 en agosto 18, 2008
Our family booked 2 rooms for 8/15 and 8/16 while dropping off our son at Camden Military. What a surprise! The Bloomsbury Inn became a destination rather than just a place to sleep. Bruce and Katherine were fabulous hosts, with a wonderful and interesting cocktail hour, beautiful and immaculate "facility" and great southern breakfasts. We have already booked going forward and recommend Bloomsbury Inn without hesitation. David and Kerri Lynfield, Sands Point, NY
5 en agosto 18, 2008
I am sorry that "Outstanding" reflects your highest rating. Our stay at the Bloomsbury Inn was beyond exceptional. The decor was magnificent and the ambiance of this Bed & Breakfast was breathtaking. The grounds were meticulously maintained and absolutely gorgeous. But what made our 3 night stay so memorable was clearly the hospitality of our hosts, Bruce and Katherine Brown. They could not do enough for us and several times went above and beyond the 'required' hostess obligations. We were treated daily to a menu of gourmet cooking - fresh figs from their garden for breakfast! Their conversation was enlightening and entertaining. Other guests we met were equally delightful. Bruce & Katherine's gracious, warm-hearted hospitality is rare in today's world and we cannot say enough about them both as Innkeepers, but more importantly, as people. Not only will we not hesitate to return to Camden and to Bloomsbury, but it is first on our list of recommendations to family and friends who will visit as well. What a relaxing and welcoming experience we had on our first visit to Camden!
5 en agosto 16, 2008
Bloomsbury is a beautiful home. Bruce and Katherine are wonderful hosts. It's obvious that they take pride in the home and it's history. They have done much to restore it. Bruce is an entertainer, historian and guide. The breakfast provided by Katherine was fantastic!
4,4 en agosto 04, 2008
We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at this beautiful B&B. Our hosts were gracious, the breakfast was fantastic and our room was lovely and comfortable. We enjoyed the beautifully landscaped grounds and recommend this B&B to all.
5 en agosto 02, 2008
We found the Bloomsbury Inn to be a real treat. It exceeded my expectations of a Bed and Breakfast even though we haven't stayed at that many. Future stays at other B&Bs will be hard to live up to the Bloomsbury. The place was in prestine shape. The owners were especially welcoming and charming. The rooms were decorated with many antiques from all over the world. The owners have quite a nice, I mean really nice collection, so we felt like royalty staying in the General's chambers. We had a tour after a homemade breakfast of biscuits with chocolate gravy, fruit and a creamy topping, baked pepper bacon, and custom blended coffee to the owners' taste. The tour was very informative and relaxed. We would go back again without a second thought.
4,8 en agosto 02, 2008
Bruce and Katherine were the perfect hosts-- they made us feel comfortable and at home, even with our late arrival. Breakfast each day was well planned and executed exceptionally well, and the beauty and history behind the Bloomsbury was unbeatable. We hope to make it back to visit soon!
5 en julio 30, 2008
What a delightful experience we enjoyed at Bloomsbury! Not only are the innkeepers tops in the hospitality industry, they are just nice folks as well. Our room was beautiful, as was the rest of the inn and our breakfast was absolutely delicious. We highly recommend this destination for your trip to the area or if you are just passing through, as we were. In fact, we are trying to find an excuse to go back - soon!
5 en julio 28, 2008
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! The room was the best we have ever stayed in. Bruce and Katherine could not have been better hosts. The breakfast was scrumptious!!! We would LOVE to go back!
5 en junio 30, 2008
From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. My husband had arranged to have flowers and champagne waiting for us in our room. With four children at home, it was a great and relaxing weekend to share with each other. The room was beautiful, comfortable, and private. Breakfast each morning was superb. The Innkeepers could'nt be nicer... anything we needed they were at our service. The tour and history of the home and grounds was also a real treat. This is a bed and breakfast I would definitely return to again and again!
4,4 en junio 16, 2008
Do yourself a favor, do not miss breakfast. My stay was very enjoyable, Bruce and Kathy are welcoming. You will enjoy your stay.
5 en junio 16, 2008
What a wonderful stay! The Inn was fabulous! Bruce and Katherine were terrific! The food was wonderful! I can't think of enough positive adjectives to descibe everything about Bloomsbury. I can't wait to go back.
4,2 en junio 11, 2008
This was a Mother daughter trip. My 13 year old actually found the Bloomsbury for us. We loved every minute of our getaway and would go back again.
5 en junio 03, 2008
Our room was very nicely appointed and furnished with all the thoughtful accoutrements one would want or need. The gracious hospitality and attention to detail of the innkeepers, Katherine and Bruce, was exceptional. They welcomed us into their home and every detail of our stay was planned out by them seamlessly. We celebrated our anniversary at The Bloomsbury and were delighted by some of the romantic options afforded to us, such as horsedrawn carriage, champagne in our rooms, anniversary cake, etc. We recommend this establishment without question, and the town of Camden is the epitome of southern living at its finest. This was an outstanding first experience at a bed and breakfast inn and can't wait to experience this again.
5 en junio 03, 2008
The owner's are truly wonderful and couldn't be better host's . From spacious rooms to gourmet breakfasts and evening appetizers on the grand porch, our experience was fantastic. We would recommend this to everyone.
4,0 en mayo 20, 2008
Bruce and Karen go out of their way to make your stay special. Each and everyday the social hour is met with a smile and a kind word. They are interested in their guests and want them to come back. The breakfasts help you start the day the way a day is suppose to start ... with a smile. Simply put -- gourmet all the way. Overall, the best B&B experience I have had. I hope to come back.
5 en mayo 19, 2008
This was our second stay and made reservation before leaving for again next year. The Brown's make you feel like old friends and treat you like royalty. The breakfast and social are both outstanding. When we have to leave I always say back into the real world now.
4,8 en mayo 16, 2008
From arrival to check out a most stress free relaxing stay.
3,8 en mayo 15, 2008
We enjoyed the warm hospitality, delicious breakfast, and magnificent home. Bloomsbury is a step into history of the Camden community. As we rocked on the grand front porch our minds were drawn to imagine the clip-clop of horses on the street. Bravo to Inn Keepers Bruce and Kathrine for continuing the tradition of Bloomsbury!
5 en mayo 13, 2008
While the Inn is spotless and charming, the best part of my stay was my interaction with the Innkeepers. Bruce and Katherine are wonderful. I thoroughly enjoyed their passion for Bloomsbury and their excellent hospitality. It really made the experience stand out above my other B&B experiences.
5 en mayo 08, 2008
We travelled South Carolina staying in lovely places in eg.Charleston, but this was surprisingly the highlight of our tour. A beautiful house in a delightful town. Bruce and Katherine are fascinating company and great hosts. Their house is wonderful and the attention to detail is second to none. We would love to come again one day!
5 en abril 30, 2008
My husband and I arrived in mid April 2008 and were utterly charmed by the warmth and attention to detail given to our visit by the innkeepers Katherine and Bruce Brown. We will be back to Camden and Bloomsbury Inn!
5 en abril 26, 2008
Katherine's cooking and baking is beyond compare. And Bruce's stories are truely remarkable. Are we sure he isn't a history professor? We have been back twice and know we will come again, even though we live far away in Los Angeles.
5 en abril 25, 2008
Until I stayedat the Bloomsbury, my impressions of Bed and Breakfasts were not good. Bruce and Katherine and the Bloombury Inn have changed my mind. We had a wonderful, romantic get away. I can't wait to go back.
3,8 en abril 22, 2008
Traveling alone, I expected to be met with hospitable hosts, however the Browns were exceptional with their Southern charm and warmth. Their late afternoon "socials" were a special treat, I found myself looking forward to... the other guests were chatty, interesting and provided educational opportunities about the local areas, as well. LOVED my room - Sally Chesnut! Excellent choice for me, complete with lovely lavendar bathroom, darling antiques, lightning-speed wireless service, 13 foot ceilings, chocolate cookies in the room, and many personal touches (grandmother's quilt and family photos) added to the warmth and comfort. Fresh local strawberries were presented upon my late night arrival together with a yummy pot of tea on a silver tray. Elegant and affordable. Generous, delicious breakfasts with unusual selections: Bloomsbury Cold Fruit Soup, biscuits and chocolate gravy, hot apple soup, Southern pecan cheesecake to name a few. I did not sample all of these, however, I had my share and heard about the others from fellow guests. A wonderful inn, beautiful surroundings, charming hosts, a great walk to Camden town centre and many other treasures - I will have to return to enjoy. Thank you!
5 en abril 17, 2008
BEST inn in which we have ever stayed! Really! Beautiful rooms, exquisite breakfast, lovely grounds, and enjoyable tour/history! We'll be back!!
5 en abril 06, 2008
Although we were only there for one night, I found the house and the Browns to be charming. The house has much South Carolina Civil War history connected with it, and the Browns have made it a wonderful place to stay. The General's Bedroom was spacious and tastefully furnished, and Katherine makes wonderful breakfastes. We have stayed at other comparably-priced B&Bs that were not nearly as nice. I would highly recommend Bloomsbury to anyone wishing to stay in Camden
4,0 en abril 06, 2008
Beautiful large rooms, Stayed in B & B's exclusively the lasts 15 years top 1 or 2 of all time. For me it is the small personal details that make a B & B great Bloomsbury is loaded with them. Make sure you are back by 5:30 for some outstanding wine & cheese.
5 en abril 05, 2008
After 12 hours of driving, it was a great feeling to be in such a lovely place with hospitable people.
5 en abril 03, 2008
We were looking for someplace special to celebrate an anniversary and a series of coincidences led us to Camden and Bloomsbury. With a copy of A Diary From Dixie at hand, we stepped back in time for an enchanting visit. Combining so many of our interests (fine food, beautiful decor and architecture, antiques, great company, and history) all rolled into one glorious package, Bloomsbury and its hosts made us feel right at home. Our hosts gave us a tour, described the restoration project, and made dinner reservations for us. We would return in a heartbeat.
5 en marzo 18, 2008
For our 17th year anniversary I suprised my husband with a get a way to the Bloomsbuy Inn, just down the road from where we live in Columbia. My husband thought we were just touring a beautiful historic home. To his suprise, Bruce met us at the door and showed us to our room. We had a lovely time having wine and cheese on the front porch with the owners and off to dinner downtown, recommended by Katherine. The rooms were beautiful, clean and inviting. In the morning we were served a wonderful breakfast prepared by owners and finished our stay with a fascinating tour of the house and the grounds. It was a perfect weekend getaway, right in our own backyard. Great experience and we highly recommend The Bloomsbury Inn.
5 en marzo 16, 2008
Staying at the Bloomsbury was an experience to remember. Katherine and Bruce truly make you feel at home at all times. The Inn is beautiful both inside and outside. Katherines' cooking was unique and excellent. I felt like I was in a fairy tale....living in the Old South.
5 en marzo 11, 2008
My wife travles almost every week and is really tired of the corporate hotel environment. We decided for this trip we would look for a B&B as an alternative. How lucky we were to find the Bloomsbury. A beautiful property, absolutely charming hosts, and breakfasts to die for! We will most certainly return.
5 en marzo 07, 2008
Bruce and Katherine are wonderful hosts from arrival thru departure. The room, the food and history of the inn was exquisite. Their recommendations to accommodate our personal needs will never be forgotten. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
5 en marzo 06, 2008
From the minute we arrived Katherine and Bruce made us feel like we were long lost best friends. Our experience at their Inn was truly above and beyond. I never expected to feel so welcome. Add us to all the other 5 star reviews.
5 en marzo 03, 2008
What an incredibly beautiful experience. Not only were we welcomed with open arms, but Bruce and Katherine went above and beyond the call of duty to help my husband care for his injured back. We also thoroughly enjoyed the tour and history of the home. Thanks!
4,4 en febrero 18, 2008
Inn was beautiful. Enjoyed visiting Camden -- a lovely historical town. Good choices for dining.
5 en febrero 10, 2008
This is one of the most beautiful historic houses we have ever visited. Bruce and Katherine Brown are wonderful people and great innkeepers. The experience was delightful; this is an exceptionally well-run inn.
5 en enero 17, 2008
Have been wanting to get to Bloomsbury forever, my husband use to live in the house when he was growing up, and I had only seen it from the outside over the years. It exceeded my expectations, and the Inn Keepers are absolutely best in class. We got a complete tour, and lots of historical background on the house and the grounds. The accomodations were lovely, and the breakfast prepared for ys, was better than any five star dining restaurant I have ever eaten at. We will be back!
5 en diciembre 31, 2007
My new wife and I were blessed enough to have found this wonderfull place. The food was outstanding and of course the inn was astonishingly beautifull. From the warm welcome to our regretted departure, we were treated about as well as two can be.
4,0 en noviembre 23, 2007
This was our second stay and it was as perfect as our first! Bruce & Katherine make you feel right at home with their friendliness and they included us in their family time at the races which we thought was very thoughtful. We felt truly pampered from the delicious breakfast (loved the canaloupe soup) to the social time sitting out on the beautiful porch sipping wine. The inn is exceptionally clean. If you want or need anything all you need to do is ask who could ask for more? You're missing a treat if you don't stay here.
5 en noviembre 19, 2007
The Bloomsbury Inn B&B, exceeds our expectations everytime We return for the bi-yearly Stepple Chases every six months. The hospitality and the warmness of the beautiful Inn makes the weekend extra special and complete. The owners always pay close attention to detail to ensure everything is perfect. Staying at the Bloomsbury Inn is like staying with family.
5 en noviembre 06, 2007
What a delightful place to celebrate an anniversary! The Browns are wonderful hosts that really know how to pamper their guest. They take care of every detail so your stay is very relaxing. The breakfast is to die for and we loved the tour of the home afterwards. We will be back and plan on bringing friends so they can enjoy Bloomsbury and the great town of Camden!
5 en octubre 28, 2007
Truly an enjoyable Southern getaway experience. Katherine and Bruce,Innkeepers provided a welcome filled with grace and charm. The accomodations were elegant, comfortable, and quiet. The chocolate Biscuits were a pleasant surprise. I recommend Bloomsbury Inn for a historical getaway. Step back into history with style.
5 en octubre 27, 2007
This is what the South is all about! We had a lovely time and look forward to another visit. Thanks so much!
5 en octubre 23, 2007
Everything was great from our arrival to our departure. This was our first time at a BandB and we are sold on them. Bruce and katherine are great host. Mel & Pat Harris
5 en octubre 23, 2007
We truly felt like pampered guests in your gorgeous home! Food was fabulous & you thought of every creature comfort we could imagine! Just wish there was more room in the bathroom, but understand that space is limited.
5 en octubre 22, 2007
As always, the hospitality was impeccable. Do not forget the biscuits and chocolate gravy, yum.
5 en octubre 21, 2007
The Bloomsbury Inn is beautiful. The food was fabulous, and Bruce and Katherine were wonderful hosts.
4,2 en octubre 17, 2007
This property exceeded my expectations.
Respuesta del propietario
Good morning - we continually strive to ensure the guests of Bloomsbury LLC arrive as guests and depart as friends. If you have any specific suggestions on the rooms, dining, or value, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you very much for rating us with bedandbreakfast.com, and we hope that your next visit to the area will bring you to Bloomsbury. katherine Bloomsbury LLC 1707 Lyttleton Street Camden SC 29020 803.432.5858 www.bloomsburyinn.com
5 en octubre 16, 2007
Outstanding hospitality. Beautiful home and wonderful hosts. Looking forward to our next visit.
5 en octubre 15, 2007
The food and hospitality was much more than we had expected. Can't wait to make a return visit.
5 en octubre 01, 2007
Elegant visit to a fine family home. The conversation at breakfast highlights the lovely physical space and decorations.
5 en septiembre 28, 2007
Bruce and Katherine were great hosts- very entertaining with interesting history to share. Come hungry because they feed you well!
4,4 en septiembre 28, 2007
This inn was outstanding!
4,8 en septiembre 28, 2007
This bed and breakfast was outstanding.
5 en septiembre 24, 2007
Bruce and Katherine brought The South alive. Their hospitality was exceptionally warm. The food far exceeded my expectations and was outstanding. May God Bless Bruce and Katherine and The South!!!!
5 en septiembre 23, 2007
Bruse and Katherine were incredibly attentive and anticipated not only needs but personal suprises that were spot on. These little things that they learn about you during front porch conversations are often reflected the next day in your food, drink, reading material etc. The food is better than my mother, grandmother or spouse but don't tell anyone or I might not get to come back! Thanks, John Davis
5 en septiembre 14, 2007
Hospitality was outstanding, accommodation beautiful, knowledge of history. A++
4,8 en septiembre 14, 2007
Second visit. Wonderful surrounding, hosts, and other guests. A special wine tasting was served at our request. Will visit again soon as my husband returns from Bagdad.
5 en septiembre 13, 2007
This historic house is so beautiful, well maintained tastefully decorated. Katherine’s breakfast was outstanding. Bruce’s tour was an event in itself. Their gracious hospitality was delightful.
4,8 en agosto 28, 2007
We went to Camden for a Blacksmith meeting and our Anniversary/Birthday weekend. We fell in love with the area and the Bloomsbury Inn
5 en agosto 26, 2007
Bruce and Katherine are so warm and welcoming, from helping us carry our bags to the extensive history and home tour. The entire experience was over the top, first class all the way! The food is excellent, the rooms charming and comfy with private bathrooms. I will definitely return and will share my great experience with friends.
5 en agosto 12, 2007
We celebrated our 10th anniversary at the Bloomsbury. Katherine and Bruce made us feel quite welcomed. They respected our privacy, but were also wonderful guides and conversationalists! The food was some of the best we've ever had. Bruce's love of history was evident, and Katherine's hospitality filled the house with warmth and welcome. We'll be back!
5 en agosto 10, 2007
Bloomsbury was more than I ever thought it would be, and I thought it would be quite fantastic. The Brown's have realized a life long dream in Bloomsbury, and their pride shows in the perfection of every detail, and their unequalled hospitality.
4,6 en agosto 02, 2007
Our stay in So. Carolina ended with our stay at the Bloomsbury Inn. It was fabulous. Katherine and Bruce outdid themselves. They were extremely knowledgeable about the house and its history as well as the town and they spent a lot of time with us explaining it all. We gained a lot of insight about the history of the area from them. Since we were in So. Carolina looking for potential areas to retire too, this was very helpful. The food and wine were excellent and they couldn't have been more hospitable. Unfortunately, since it was at the end of our vacation, we couldn't stay any longer but it is definitely on our list of places to return.
5 en julio 31, 2007
Rooms were spacious, clean and decorated beautifully. Breakfast was original and wonderfully prepared. Surroundings were exceptional and well maintained. The innkeepers were friendly, informative and very gracious. They made you feel very comfortable and relaxed. The amenities were many and well prepared. The social hour was a treat and included tasteful hors d'oeuvres. I would highly recommend this B-and-B as a great value and for its exquisite surroundings.
4,0 en julio 22, 2007
My husband and I spent a wonderful evening with the Browns - who we feel have become our friends. They are wonderful and definitely go the extra mile to make your stay extra special. The inn is beautiful and the food was wonderful - we did not want to leave (ever!). We cannot wait to return.
5 en julio 17, 2007
My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary at Bloomsbury Inn. The Browns went out of their way to make our special day and evening a time to remember. From my first phone call to Katherine, I knew everything would be perfect; I could tell it in her voice. What a grand time we had --champagne, chocolates, rose petals, limousine, exquisite dinner -- a simply extraordinary occasion.
5 en julio 17, 2007
We really weren't sure what to expect other than a nice room and breakfast the next morning. Boy, were we ever surprised and delighted!! The Browns welcomed us like family, pampered us the whole visit. We only stayed one night but when we left the next day, we felt like we'd been gone much longer since we were so relaxed.The house is amazing, the food was incredible, and the Browns' were the perfect hosts.
5 en julio 15, 2007
If you are visiting the Camden, SC area, there is simply no other place to stay. My husband and I spent our first night as a married couple there, and could not have wished for a better experience. We plan to return on our first anniversery!
5 en julio 10, 2007
We've stayed in many B&Bs, but none can come close to Bloomsbury Inn. The house is beautifully maintained and exquisitely decorated with wonderful antiques. Katherine's late afternoon snacks and breakfast were fantastic. You could not ask for more personable and welcoming hosts..what a FIRST-CLASS experience.
5 en julio 10, 2007
Bruce & Katherine are wonderful hosts! They made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped inside Bloomsbury! Katherine is a wonderful cook, so breakfast was fabulous each morning! Bruce is well versed in the history of the house & the area. They were able to make suggestions of what we could do during the day. All we had to do was tell them what we wanted and they took care of everything - dinner reservations, securing the carriage ride - we just had to show up and enjoy the time. I will recommend them to anyone! This was our first experience at a B&B and it won't be the last! They have spoiled us! If we stay at another B&B, they have some mighty big shoes to fill!
5 en julio 10, 2007
This is by far the best Bed and Breakfast Inn we have experienced! Bloomsbury Inn is a gorgeous house with every amenity you could want. Katherine and Bruce are delightful hosts and make you feel very welcome and comfortable. Katherine is also an awesome cook! Weeks after being there we are still telling all our friends how wonderful it was! We look forward to returning to Bloomsbury.
5 en junio 28, 2007
My sister and I enjoyed our stay from the moment we put foot on Bloomsbury grounds until we left. The greeting was warm and inviting. Katherine and Bruce had special treats and wonderful conversation when we arrived. The accommodations were perfect in every way. The bed was great. The breakfast was delicious and the setting made us feel very special. The entire visit was awesome, and we would love to return. Thank you, Katherine and Bruce. We will tell others about you.
5 en junio 23, 2007
Bloomsbury Inn is an incredible, historic B&B! The Brown's have restored this beautiful inn with love and attention to detail of the history of the time. The wrap around veranda is used for late afternoon drinks and h'oeuvres and is a wonderful place to relax and read a book. The four rooms are large, beauifully furnished and comfortable. The breakfast were something "to die for"! And the Brown's are exceptional hosts - interesting and caring people.
5 en junio 17, 2007
We absolutely loved it and can't wait to go back. Bruce and Katherine were the perfect hosts, couldn't ask for any better. The house was so beautiful and well kept. The food was excellent.
5 en junio 04, 2007
You cannot believe Bloomsbury until you stay there! It is just perfect...we average 15 B&Bs a year, and this is now our #1 find.
4,6 en abril 22, 2007
We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a night at Bloomsbury and dinner at the Millpond Steak House. The only negative thing I can say is that, between the hors d'ouevres and wine before dinner, the scrumptuous meal at Millpond, the champagned in our room at midnight and the tremendous and fabulously gourmet breakfast at Bloomsbury, my skirt was much tighter than it had been just 24 hours earlier! The shrimp and aged cheese and other goods before dinner and the yummy poached pears stuffed with gruyere cheese (and highlighted by herbs and a sprig of mint grown in the Browns' own garden) made me want to move in full-time. The house is beautiful, the conversations about history stimulating, and the porch is so comfortable that you really feel pampered.
5 en abril 22, 2007
This was a wonderful home. The hospitality, the friendliness,and the decor and furnishings are outstanding. I would recommend this Inn to anyone who wants to visit South Carolina. Bruce and katherine are the perfect hosts.
5 en abril 22, 2007
The Bloomsbury Inn met or exceeded our every expectation. We've stayed at many inns and The Bloomsbury tops them all for service and atmosphere. What a lovely home, wonderfully maintained. Fabulous food! Katherine and Bruce make you feel like old friends in town for a visit. We will definitely be back!
5 en abril 15, 2007
The Browns run the best, not only B&B, but lodging facility I have stayed in. I am a Marriott Platinum member, but gladly bypass the place down the street to stay at the Bloomsbury.
5 en abril 14, 2007
Our stay at Bloomsbury Inn in Camden was one of the best B&B experiences we have ever had! The Browns are a charming couple who have lovingly restored the century-old home with the latest in modern conveniences. We especially enjoyed the gourmet breakfast in the formal dining room after which our hosts took us on a guided tour of the home, which is filled with beautiful artifacts and antiques from their travels all over the world. This was a most enjoyable experience!
5 en abril 12, 2007
Katherine and Bruce run not only the most well managed B&B I've ever experienced (a lot all over the world), but they've mastered bringing guests into their very special home. Breakfasts are superb as you'll find in many, but wine, cheese and stimulating conversations on the front porch at sunset makes this spectacular inn experience even that much more special. Don't even hesitate. I've come back from the DC area on multiple occasions to unwind here.
5 en abril 02, 2007
We had the most fabulous getaway with the Browns. Gracious hospitality, exquisitely prepared and presented breakfast, lovely appetizers and wine on the porch was just the best!! We can't wait to go back.
5 en marzo 31, 2007
Bruce and Katherine are the best. If you get a chance, stop by. You won't want to leave.
5 en marzo 26, 2007
Words cannot describe the stay we had at Bloomsbury. Superior attention to detail and the best breakfast ever do not begin to tell the story. Treat yourself or someone special to the very definition of "Southern Hospitality"
4,8 en marzo 20, 2007
lovely innkeepers, delicious food, beautiful home and city!
5 en febrero 20, 2007
Bloomsbury Inn has an amazing history and is a must-visit. The individual rooms each have their own bathroom, seating area, and temperature control. The owners will share the grand history of Bloomsbury with you if you are interested. I plan to visit again and again. Great place to getaway for a few days.