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.*
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
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!!
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.
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.
5 on October 01, 2014
We stayed at the Phillips-Yates-Snowden House (15 Church Street) in September, in the Rose Room. The bed and breakfast, its owners and its staff could not have been more welcoming or helpful. We felt comfortable from the start, as if we were visiting friends who happened to live in a beautiful house filled with history and charm. That includes the two cats and one dog that call the place home. The social hour each night added something special to our stay, and one of the best aspects of the visit was the chance to talk with Jack and Annelise and learn about Charleston. And while the stairs to the third floor are many and steep, the Rose Room was worth the climb - large, attractive, spotless and private. The location is perfect for visiting the many sites within walking distance, and it's a block from the Battery. We wish we could have stayed longer, and hope to return.
5 on September 08, 2014
I was meeting some College girlfriends for a reunion to celebrate all of us turning 60. We planned this trip several month ago and had discussed staying at the Phillips-Yates-Snowden House, but decided on another B&B. Because it seems that I am an air head, I got it in my mind that we were staying at the Phillips-Yates-Snowden House and gave that address to my cab driver at the airport. Upon my arrival, I entered the home and was met by Jack Simmons. I gave him my name and told him I had reservations along with my friends. He was very confused as he did not have reservations for any of us. I called my friend and found that I was at the wrong B&B. I was mortified and embarrassed and I had to admit to Jack what had happened, Jack was very relieved that it was not him that had made an error in my reservation. Jack was so gracious and kind. I asked if he would call me a cab and I would be on my way ( I really wanted to just sink into the ground as I felt so foolish). Jack would not hear any of it, he lugged my (very heavy) suitcase back down the steps and drove me to the other B&B. We had such a nice chat in the car, he could not have been more accommodating. Talk about Southern charm! I was so very impressed and grateful to him for making such an awkward situation feel so much better. I was only at his establishment for a short time, but could clearly see what a beautiful home it was and felt that if he treated me so well, how wonderful his guests were treated. Please know that the next time I return to Charleston (and I will) I most definitely stay at this most welcoming home. Thank you Jack.
5 on September 02, 2014
We stayed at the Phillips-Yates-Snowden House (15 Church Street) for three nights. The owners, Jack and Annelise, are very welcoming and charming. They were gracious and made us feel at home. Both have interesting stories to tell. They also provided valuable touring and restaurant information. Jack even told my husband exactly what table to request at the Charleston Grill. Because they are so charming, please don't miss social hour! The beverages are great but the company is even better! Their house manager, Martha, is a delight: funny, welcoming and so helpful. We stayed in the Rose room. It is on the third floor and the AC and ceiling fan kept us comfortable even when it was scorching outside. We could watch the sun rise over the harbor from our window. Both the bedroom area and the bathroom were exceptionally clean. Breakfast was perfect. Portions were spot on, coffee was great, a great variety of tea was available, and everything was real food - no boxed mixes here! You get a menu to choose from the night before. We had not experienced that at a bed and breakfast before. We were celebrating our anniversary and they made the pancakes heart-shaped for us. The B&B is only a short walk from the water and not a bad walk from everywhere we wanted to go. The free trolley picks up less than a ten minute walk from the B&B and goes all around the city. If you get the chance, try the pedicabs (rickshaws). We took one to our late dinner reservation and got a brief history of the homes on the way to the restaurant. Honestly, it was almost easy to forget we were paying to stay there. Jack, Annelise and Martha treated us like long lost friends. This is the only place we'd want to stay in Charleston!
4.4 on August 04, 2014
This is a lovely B & B in the Battery, a half block from White Point Gardens. We stayed in the Cypress Room. Everything was beautiful. Also there are no steps to negotiate when entering or leaving. The only minor complaint I had was a lack of an accessible electrical for charging phones and cameras. Breakfasts were very good. In fact we usually skipped lunch. Jack and Annalise are very good hosts, and very helpful with recommendations as to what to see and where to dine, and if you need pet therapy, Franny the black lab will be happy to provide it. We definitely would stay here again. Jim & June from NJ.
Dear Jim & June, We thoroughly enjoyed having you as guests and we thank you for your kind review. It may not have been evident, but there are at least four electrical plugs in the room including one on each side of the bed. There is also a convenient plug in the bathroom. We hope you will return and we can then point them out and also provide you with any additional extension cords to make everything convenient.
5 on July 02, 2014
We had a wonderful time staying at this B&B. It is located in the historic district so you're in strolling distance of the lovely homes and attractions. The area is very quiet so you get a good night's sleep. Yet you are only about a 15 minute walk away from all the restaurants and shops. We stayed in the Rose Room, which is spacious and very comfortable. With all the windows you get a lot of natural light. The bed is very comfortable. If you plan on staying a while there are 2 closets and plenty of drawers in the room. The bathroom is roomy and equipped with everything you need, including makeup remover wipes. The only thing my husband didn't like, and was not a big deal, is that the mirror is on another wall and not over the sink (which faces a window-see photo), so it's a little inconvenient for shaving. Jack, Annelise, and their friend Martha, are lovely hosts. It was great to sit on the veranda in the afternoon and share wine, cheese and stories. Their pets Frannie (the dog) and Drifter (the cat) joined the gathering and were very well-behaved. The breakfasts are generous and delicious. You get a menu to choose from, including on Sundays when Jack makes his fluffy pancakes. Sharing the table with the other guests added to the fun. Jack is serious when he tells you in his email confirmation that you should think of using smaller suitcases if you're staying in the Rose or the Blue Room since you have to go up 2 long flights of stairs, given the tall ceilings, and no lift. Charlston is a wonderful city and we would happily go back and stay with Jack and Annelise. Highly recommended!
Many thanks for your wonderful review. We have now added a shaving mirror due to your kind observation. We look forward to your return as we enjoyed you just as much.
5 on May 11, 2014
Every minute from the reservations 'til the goodbye was special. Jack and Annelise could not have been more accommodating. The house is lovely, rooms and baths are clean, spacious and comfortable, food delicious, evening hour extra special and relaxing. Location is quiet and views gorgeous. We will be back!
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.
Nightly Rate: $225 - $225
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.
Nightly Rate: $225 - $225
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 &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; 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
Nightly Rate: $325 - $325
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.
Nightly Rate: $225 - $225
Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services
Bed and Breakfast
Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer , 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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Jack & Annelise Simmons
English, French, German
Cats , Dogs
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Low Carb.
Crustless sausage quiche; fluffy Virginia pancakes