15 Church St: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House

15 Church St , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)

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MOST INNKEEPERS PROVIDE A ROOM; WE PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House c. 1842 at 15 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401. Now the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr., the property was originally owned by Captain Timothy Phillips during the Revolution. The Yates family constructed the present house in the early 1840’s and it served as a hospital during the Civil War during which time it was struck by four cannonballs, two of which are now mounted on the gate posts. It is notable for its Adam style paneling by Thomas Pinckney and ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons, his most recent addition (1998) being the basement gate at the front. The Earthquake of 1886 leveled the 4th story, which was rebuilt with a Mansard roof. Subsequent to this, the structure was reinforced with "earthquake rods", bolts running through the house between the exterior walls. Almost 100 years later, in bringing the structure up to code, this same technology was used with the addition of nine more bolts. *NOTE:This is our only website.*

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Innkeepers: Jack & Annelise Simmons

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A wonderful "experience" indeed!

4.8 on August 25, 2015

Dr and Mrs. Simmons take great pride in their home and wish to share it with their guests. Not only is the home magnificent but the warmth is evident in everything. By choice, my breakfast was typically Southern but the menu was varied and wonderful. They were helpful to help me plan my days to absorb the Charleston history. Providing local information was invaluable. The stay could not have been better. I would return to 15 Church Street: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House in a minute, Jo Skibby


What an experience!

5 on August 15, 2015

Jack and Annelise made us feel like welcomed guests in their home. Their home is beautiful and they are very gracious hosts. They helped us truly experience the Charleston culture and learn her history. We will definitely go back again!


Beautiful House, Wonderful Owners and Perfect Location

4.8 on May 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed in April and enjoyed the stay from beginning to end! We were greeted warmly by the gracious hosts who obviously take great pride in their lovely home. The artwork is amazing and the furnishings are equally impressive. Our room was large, clean and comfortable. They have a social hour on a peaceful porch which provided a relaxing opportunity to get to know the other guests and hosts. Cheese and crackers were provided-a nice touch. Unfortunately, I cannot drink or eat the food sue to food allergies but my husband enjoyed the nice touch. they even had beer on hand for those that drink. their son was very nice and interesting to chat with as well. The location is ideal. We felt safe walking around and were near many attractions and restaurants. We love Charleston and the B and B. We will be back! Thank you!


We fell in love with the beautiful B&B - and learned to relax

5 on May 10, 2015

My boyfriend and I spent spring break in Charleston and choose to say with Jack and Annelise because they spoke of giving their guests an experience (and no cheap wine) - we were so glad we made this choice. Every interaction we had with these delightful innkeepers and staff was not only pleasant but something we looked forward to each day. The Charleston social hour held daily on their veranda is not to be missed - it was a time to relax, enjoy, and gave gems of information from our hosts and other guests. Our room was clean and private and full of charm. We enjoyed watching the dolphins play in water - which is a 3 minute walk away. If we return to Charleston I promise we will be staying at 15 Church street. All the best to Jack & Annelise & their guest past and future. ~Becky Beth & Marc


A delightful stay

5 on May 10, 2015

We recently stayed with Jack and Annalise two nights. Not only is the home spectacular as well as the breakfast,but they were a wonderful couple to get to know. The nightly social hour is so relaxed and welcoming. A great chance to meet interesting new folks and learn about their adventures both in Charleston and elsewhere. Jack and my husband spent a perfect last night on the porch, discussing a wide range of deep topics. They provided us some wonderful memories of our visit.


An Absolute Delight

5 on March 27, 2015

Recently (March 2015) we had the pleasure of staying at the Phillips-Yates-Snowden House and experiencing the gracious hospitality of Jack and Annelise Simmons. The charming house is impeccable in every respect and there could not be a more attentive and charming host and hostess. The bedrooms are roomy and very comfortable, the well appointed living room is inviting, the formal dining room luxurious, but the very unique and spotless kitchen, the nerve center of the operation, tops it all. Guests are made to feel like family and greeted every evening around 6 with a welcoming 'happy hour' of drinks and snacks. And the breakfast is customized to one's taste. Highly highly recommended - you shouldn't miss the experience!!


Delightful House, delightful innkeepers

4.4 on January 23, 2015

Having misspent our youth in Charleston, gotten engaged there and returned as often as possible in the ensuing years, my wife and I consider ourselves somewhat knowledgeable about the city. However, we recently spent our 45th wedding anniversary at 15 Church Street and fell in love all over again--with each other and Charleston! Jack and Annelise Simmons could not have been more charming or accommodating, and we enjoyed their company so much it was difficult to leave the social hour each evening for our dinner reservations! The room was comfortable and inviting, breakfast was delicious and came with lively conversations on a variety of topics guaranteed feed the body and the mind! We certainly hope to return soon, and often. Laurin and Anita Baker Pawleys Island, SC


The Highpoint of our Vacation

5 on January 05, 2015

We stayed at this excellent B&B over the New Year's holiday. My family fell in love with Jack and Annelise, Drifter, Clarence, Frannie and the charming Martha. This family does it right in every way- beautiful surroundings, excellent service and an authentically "homelike" experience- only even better! The social hour was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with our hosts who are extremely informative as well as warm, witty and engaging people. We found the Charleston experience very positive with our stay at the Simmon's B.&B. a rare and memorable highpoint. ( We miss them!) Highly recommended!!


Warm and Welcoming Bed and Breakfast

5 on November 17, 2014

We stayed at the very welcoming Phillips-Yates-Snowden House in November, for 4 nights. Let me just say that we wished it were longer. We stayed in the Rose Room that was cozy and private. A heartfelt thank you to Jack and Annelise for making a home away from home such a warm and welcoming experience. Each time we entered their home they greeted us with a smile and always wanted to know about our day. I have never met a more hospitable couple. We so enjoyed the warm and caring hospitality of Martha, who was so sweet. I loved her cranberry muffins and asked for the recipe. We were served a delicious breakfast every morning by the always smiling Julie. Sorry we missed the famous Jack's pancakes on Sunday. We will save that for our next visit. Also, a special mention to Franny, Drifter and Clarence for their furry welcome. Charleston is so beautiful and filled with the most lovely people. Our only stay in Charleston will be at The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House.


Wonderful Place to Stay!

5 on October 26, 2014

This charming, comfortable Bed and Breakfast is located in a wonderful, quiet location. We stayed in the Carriage House, which we thoroughly enjoyed, and found to be immaculately clean. Jack and Annelise are warm, wonderful hosts, and their friends Martha and Julie (who help them) are equally welcoming. The welcoming committee is completed by their well-behaved pets, Frannie (dog), Drifter, and Clarence (cats)! Breakfast is delicious, and the social hour is relaxed and pleasant. Jack and Annelise have interesting stories to share, and are more than willing to help with dinner reservations, advice on restaurants and places to see, plus historical information about Charleston. In addition, they seem genuinely interested in learning about their guests. If you are looking for a place where you arrive as a guest and leave as a friend, 15 Church Street is the place for you! You will find yourself looking forward to a future return.


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Rooms & Rates

Rose Room

Top floor bedroom 16x20x10 ft. Queen and day size beds. Artfully decorated with period antiques and original artwork. Magnificent view of antebellum roofscape and harbor. Functioning fireplace.In suite full bathroom. Fully updated heating and air conditioning. Amenities include telephone, alarm clock, radio. Security system includes centrally monitored smoke/fire alarm. $225/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Blue Room

Top floor bedroom 16x20x10 ft. King size or twin beds plus additional twin-size day bed. Functioning fireplace. On top floor with view of the historic roofscapes as well as the Calhoun Mansion next door. Similar to layout of Pink Room but with King size bed, convertable to twin beds if desired. In suite Private Bath. $225/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Carriage House

The Carriage House is 1200 sq ft with private entrance and garden. It has two bedrooms (Queen, King, or Twin beds), 1 1/2 baths, LR & DR both with functioning fireplaces. Full kitchen, washer,dryer. Can accommodate 1-6 guests. Decorated with vintage family furniture, antiques, original Charleston artwork. Fully updated electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems. Has cable TV in both rooms.Note: Taxes at our facility are only 4%.Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast gift certificates; however, we do offer our own.$325/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $325 - $325

Cypress Room

This room is on our ground floor with tongue and groove cypress paneling dating from the 1930's. It also has vintage heart of pine flooring and a private bath. There is a functioning fireplace and private entrance. The King bed converts to twin beds if desired. Private bath.$225/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wired internet , Piazza (side porch) and garden, Four bicycles, Custom breakfast available, Afternoon wine & snacks;no cheap wine allowed!, Opportunity to live in history, Off street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only May smoke outside on porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Welcome if well behaved; please discuss with innkeeper first
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum /Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast.com gift cert
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One-half of total.
  • Cancellations: Fourteen days. Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast.com gift certificates; however, we do offer our own.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jack & Annelise Simmons

Languages spoken

English, French, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Porch/Garden, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Low Carb.


Signature Dish

Crustless sausage quiche; fluffy Virginia pancakes