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The Columns Bed and Breakfast Inn

601 EAST MAIN STREET , DILLON, SC 29536 USA (Show map)
4.9
79 Reviews
$129 - $194
per night

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About

This beautiful Greek Revival antebellum, circa 1903, portraying 34 columns, surrounded with rocking chairs porches and balconies, is a great example of a bygone era. We offer the warmth of an exceptional bed and breakfast with the style and tradition of times gone by, where you will find comfort, beauty and timeless elegance. Our Bed and Breakfast features east and west parlors, a music hall, spacious suites and chambers with king and queen beds, high ceilings, wood floors, all with private baths. With cast iron claw foot tubs, tub/shower, shower, pedestal sinks, and beadboard wainscoting, original to the period.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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Simply Delightful!

5 on November 25, 2014

We’d like to add our voices to the chorus of praise singers who have been lucky enough to stay at The Columns B&B. We were encouraged to book a room there by the glowing reviews we read, and found to our delight that all the 5-star ratings were richly deserved. This property is truly a gem, and its owner even more precious. With his wonderful talents in interior design and decorating, and wide-ranging interests and experience, Michael has created a lovely environment to showcase both his beautiful antiques and gracious hospitality. This was far more than just another night’s stay at a wonderful B&B for us. We’ve been treated to a delightful experience we will long remember, and the glow of pleasant thoughts of returning there someday soon.


Simply The Very Best

5 on October 27, 2014

We stayed at The Columns at the beginning of a 3 week holiday and it set the bar very high, it was just a shame that we only had one night there as we absolutely loved everything about our short stay. Michael is the perfect host and we felt like we had known him for years by the time the time we left and we didn't want to leave, his delightful B&B is as good as it gets. It is beautifully furnished, spacious, very comfortable throughout and we really cannot praise it enough. The breakfast was wonderful and was presented with such care, a real treat and we cannot fault anything about our stay and will do our best travel in that neck of the woods again just so we can visit The Columns and Michael again. Thank you Michael for making our stay so memorable, we were sad to leave.


Outstanding

5 on September 02, 2014

The Columns B&B Inn is the finest B&B we have stayed at, and we have been to many fine ones around the country. Innkeeper Michael is truly a gracious host. The Inn is filled with gorgeous antiques and beautifully appointed throughout. Every detail of the Inn was impeccable. The breakfast was superb.


Best Bed and Breakfast stay, ever!

5 on April 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed 2 nights in the Azalea Suite. We are frequent B&B guests throughout the country and this inn surpassed anywhere we have ever stayed. Michael, the owner and host, has all the gifts and graces to create the perfect stay. His design and decorating talent crafted the most beautiful inn imaginable, his cooking skills delighted us with culinary delights each morning, and his gift of hospitality made us, and all of the guests around his table, comfortable and entertained. His attention to detail is unsurpassed. From the bottle of wine on arrival, to the power strip provided for electronics that appeared after the first night because he realized we needed it, everything was anticipated and provided for. We truly hope to come this way again.


Deserves 6 Stars

5 on October 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed at The Columns B & B Inn on 10/10/13 while on our way from Savannah to Charlottesville, VA. I saw the 5 star reviews and the picture of the inn and I booked it. I expected it to be very good but it was off the charts and thus deserves a 6 star rating. Why so high? It was not only a magnificent property but the owner, Michael, was simply wonderful. He is an interior designer and the decor reflects a very creative use of antiques, color and design. All the rooms were tasteful, yet fun, and well equipped. Did I say he was a joy to talk to? For me he was the best part. He has a wide range of interest and a very open way about him. I came away feeling I made a friend and look forward to my next stop there. I'd like to add that the breakfast was 6 stars too. The fresh fruit was arranged like a sculpture and the eggs benedict was delicious.


This is the Inn your Looking for

5 on September 17, 2013

I have always held romantic expectations for B&Bs, until now, nothing had come close. This is what "The Columns Bed and Breakfast Inn" and InnKeeper Michael delivered: A Beautifully appointed Inn with Antique furnishings, Decorated tastefully; Every detail of the Property and the Inn was impeccable. The Comfort of the Guests was the foremost consideration of the Innkeeper. Quiet, Restful, Super Comfortable Beds and selection of Pillows. Coffee in the morning available right at our door and Balcony/Porch to enjoy it on. Spectacular and Delicious Breakfast with a Signature Coffee blend, served in the Gorgeous Dining Room. The Inn is Beautiful, yet so comfortable, you feel welcome and at home. I've finally been pampered. Thank you, Michael. Can't wait to return. LOVE.


Wonderful Bed and Breakfast!

5 on September 13, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful overnight stay at this charming inn. We were on our way home to Virginia from Florida and this inn is exactly half way! We arrived in the early evening and were greeted by Michael on the front porch. He showed us to our room and brought us a beautiful bottle of wine. He gave us a great tip on where to have dinner. We decided to order our meal and have it in our gorgeous room with the bottle of wine. What a relaxing treat that was! We had a great night sleep in the very comfortable bed and woke to a delicious gourmet breakfast. Breakfast was served in the formal dining room. We had a delicious yogurt parfait with blueberries to start, next was eggs benedict with fresh berries and kiwi and the most delicious coffee and orange juice! Michael is quite the chef! We had a great time and we loved the conversation that we had over breakfast! We can't wait to go back. In fact we have already made plans for a return trip in a few months, this time for two nights! Michael is a gracious host and we feel that we have made a new friend! Thank you again Michael, your home is beautiful!


Wonderful stay!

5 on August 29, 2013

We couldn't have been more pleased with The Columns or the innkeeper, Michael. The home is beautiful and we greatly enjoyed hearing about its history and restoration. Michael takes pride in providing a five-star experience and he is obviously knowledgeable of and attuned to the details that make such a stay - complementary wine upon arrival; beautiful, clean, orderly bedroom and bathroom; delicious breakfast... it was a great experience!


Wonderful

5 on August 24, 2013

One memorable night. We couln't have asked for a more pleasant stay. We will be coming back soon.


Amazing bed and breakfast

5 on May 30, 2013

The Columns B&B is truly a find. Innkeeper Michael is gracious and witty. The public rooms and guest rooms are filled with gorgeous antiques. Michael truly believes in guests wanting to make this their home while traveling. The breakfast is superb. And for walkers, the surrounding streets are filled with Dillon's finest homes and provide a wonderful walk. We definitely will make The Columns an annual stay!


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Rooms & Rates

The Azalea Suite

Appointed with King Size Bed, Antiques decor, Fireplace, high-quality linens and bedding, woods floor and oriental rugs.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

The Dogwood Suite

A second floor suite with a bay window overlooking the gardens as the tall dogwoods touches the windows. Appointed with a beautiful King size bed, antiques, private bath, fireplace and wood floors and oriental rugs.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

The Camellia Suite

A beautiful suite with a private bath with claw foot tub/shower combination, tiled floors and bead board wainscoating. A sitting area with antique furniture and oriental rugs.2

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

The Magnolia Chamber

A quaint chamber with large windows, a private bath with a full shower, fireplace,sitting room, queen size bed, wood floors and oriental rugs. Second floor over- looking the magnolia trees.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

The Jasmine Chamber

A second floor chamber, with a private bath, queen size bed, fireplace, sitting furniture,wood floors, and oriental rugs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Fax Machine, Library, Piano

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Golfing, Kayaking

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night deposit.
  • Cancellations: Need 72 hours notice to cancell.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

MICHAEL REAL

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet

  • Time Served: 8 to 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Details

601 EAST MAIN STREET , DILLON, SC 29536 USA (Show map)

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