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
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Relaxing, enjoyable, and hospitable

5 on June 19, 2016

Scott and I stayed over for the Memorial Day weekend, for Spoleto festival. They treated us like honored guests, and we got to chat and just learn about each other like old friends. The food was delicious. They were helpful in navigating us through the city, and the rooms had so much charm, and were clean. The porch was nice, and the view from our rooms to the Barbour reminded me how close we were to the ocean.


Just like home

5 on June 16, 2016

Jack and Annelise were wonderful hosts. They were so full of knowledge of Charleston history, sites to see, and wonderful places to eat. The house is located in the beautiful historic district. We enjoyed the evening gatherings and met many of their friends and family. It felt like home. The five nights we were in Charleston, we wanted to get the full Charleston feel and this was the place to stay.


They really take care of you--and that means alot!

4.8 on June 09, 2016

We had a wonderful visit in the Blue Room with our two grandchildren. Jack and Annelise and the whole staff (two Julies) could not have been better hosts. Our flight from LA was cancelled and we ended up arriving after 1 am. in Charleston. Jack arranged for us to be picked up and was waiting to welcome us. The location was perfect--walking distance to great restaurants and the city market past beautiful antebellum mansions and close to the water where you can view Ft. Sumter. The beds were comfortable and so was the room temperature in a beautiful house with a wonderful porch. This is a wonderful place to stay in Charleston!


A Great Place to Stay in Charleston

5 on June 01, 2016

Jack and Annelise are great hosts and made our stay feel like we were part of their family. They are very informative on the history of Charleston and recommended great places to eat and a wide selection of things to do. The house is located in a beautiful historic neighborhood and in walking distance to a lot of great places in Charleston. Their historic home is delightfully decorated with fine antiques and our room and private bath was extremely clean and comforting. We enjoyed the southern breakfasts in the dining room and the 6pm social hour on the piazza and always looked forward to delightful conversations with the other guests, Jack, Annelise and Martha. We loved our time there and will certainly return!


Like visiting family

4.8 on May 30, 2016

Jack and Annelise made us feel like we were family on our visit. Annelise give us good suggestions on things to do and the best time to do them. We also had our best meal of the three nights we were there because of her recommendation. The location is perfect, the house is beautiful. We enjoyed our time sitting on the beautiful porch talking to Annelise and Jack. Their hospitality exceeded all of our expectations. we loved our time there and will definitely return.


Fantastic Hosts!

4.6 on May 28, 2016

Our stay at this B& B was like visiting with old friends. Our favorite memory of this visit was sitting on the porch and learning about the rich history of the home and of the area. Dr., Jack and Annelise are warm and gracious hosts. This is Southern hospitality at its best!


Charleston Hospitality At It's Finest

4.8 on May 27, 2016

The home is historically beautiful and beautifully furnished. The location is in the heart of the historic district....Breakfast and cocktail hour were the highlights of our stay due to the engaging hosts and the other guests. The proprietors are southern....congenial, helpful, engaging, generous and knowledgeable. Looking forward to our next visit. Don't hesitate to book your stay with Jack and Annelise. You won't want to leave.....


Lovely B&B in a perfect location!

5 on May 16, 2016

This is a delightful B&B with lots of charm and antiques. Jack and Annelise are friendly, informative and welcoming! The breakfasts were delicious served in an elegant European style. It is located in a gorgeous historic neighborhood within walking distance to everything. We would return!


Tilley,s On Tour (UK)

4.8 on April 26, 2016

My wife and I stayed here April 2016 on our tour of southern states with some American friends from NC. We fell in love with Charleston and our stay was enhanced by the terrific welcome we received from everyone at the Philips-Yates- Snowden House. When I say we were treated just like family I mean it. we were made so welcome by not only Jack and Annalise but by all their family. The house is absolutely fantastic and very authentic in every detail but not only that it is in a perfect area for discovering Charleston. Our room ( Cypress) was wonderful extremely clean and tidy with every amenity we wanted, We loved the Charleston Cheese and Wine daily meets with other guests at 6 pm outside on the veranda. If we ever go back to Charleston (Which is likely ) this is were we want to stay! Cant speak highly enough of the house and it,s lovely owners thank you for a wonderful stay. Keiran & Pam ( Manchester UK.)


Our Charleston home

5 on February 20, 2016

Jack and Annelise were the perfect hosts that welcomed us into their home transforming our visit into a true southern experience. Their insight and guidance led us on an adventure that span culinary, architectural, historical, and cultural aspects of this wonderful city and its people. Starting our day with a great breakfast and always looking forward to the evening discussion over wine which was the end to our perfect day. Oh wait...then they guided our dinner reservations to some of the best places we've ever eaten! Can't wait to return next year...now our favorite city east of the Colorado River!


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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