Step back in time... to a place like you may have read or merely dreamed about. the beautiful 19th centure structure was built in 1836 with additions in 1912. The property remained in the same family for nearly 150 years, and still retains a treasured history. Purchases as a single family dwelling April 30, 2004, the new owners, LaVena & John Crivea II, converted the space to create a unique Bed & Breakfast that you need to experience!
5 on March 01, 2015
Innkeepers are very personable and hospitable. Breakfast was great and very accommodating to out dietary restrictions. Lively decorating. You can tell they love what they do. So glad we found them. Will definitely stay there again!
3.4 on February 21, 2015
Very welcoming hosts, and large, nicely appointed rooms. But it was very cold weather and even with the good radiators the hot air quickly rose to the 12 ft. ceilings. Delicious and copious breakfast. Dairy products are from a local dairy, eggs are from the hosts' chickens. When our credit card was run, we were presented with an option to add a 15%, 20% or 25% tip. We would have preferred to not have this presented.
There is also an option for no tip. As this is a service industry and obviously a great deal for the money including a gourmet breakfast, tipping is appropriate. I always tip the server when I eat a meal or even just have a cup of coffee at a restaurant when it's industrially processed food. This was made to order from scratch. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you consider tipping people in the service industry.
4.8 on October 01, 2014
Enjoyed this stay with extremely friendly hosts. Bed was comfortable, felt safe.
5 on June 15, 2014
loved our stay. very quiet place. had a great time relaxing on the porch, seeing the chickens, eating home made breakfast, and chatting with the owners. highly recomend. we will be back.
5 on November 27, 2013
Our stay was very enjoyable. LaVena was an excellent host, the bed was comfortable and breakfast was outstanding. We would definitely stay there again.
4.4 on June 12, 2013
hosts warm and enthusiastic about their continuing work on a beautiful old home with comfortable front porch. Bathroom is shared, but this allows them to keep rates incredibly low. We felt at home with privacy, calm.
5 on June 02, 2013
The owners are wonderful and kind. The house is clean, the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The breakfast is so enjoyable. The food is the best I have ever experienced while traveling. I will plan to visit again every year! I highly recommend this fantastic Bed and Breakfast to everyone.
3.2 on May 01, 2013
Could have had a better overall "presentation"- but It was an excellent bargain for a clean stay and fresh food.
4.8 on November 01, 2012
We were a little hesitant to book a room after reading some of the reviews but the price was right and it was only for one night so we went for it.SO glad we did! LaVena and John are great hosts and they have a great bed and breakfast. We stayed in the Williams-McDavid Room and we were very comfortable in our big sleigh bed:) The beautiful old home has lots of history and many antiques but it doesn't feel like a museum - very homey and comfortable... complete with a few pooches if you are missing your own pets! (they don't have free run of the house and are confined to the owner's quarters but will gladly accept some lovin'). Breakfast was wonderful - a fresh made Belgian waffle with homemade pear topping - YUM-O! We will definitely stay again. The weather had just turned chilly and very windy so sitting on the grand old porch was out of the question this time. Would be a great place to spend a quiet afternoon reading and enjoying some wine and cheese! One thing that is not spelled out on the website is that the restrooms are shared by the guests. It wasn't a problem for us as the closest one was right outside our door. I generally steer away from shared baths but would stay again in spite of it! We had a lovely stay and wish it had been longer. John and LaVena said there are no ghosts that they know of but I had a strange dream while there and was visited by a white standard poodle in my dream, walking around the property with us - he even slept at the foot of the bed with me in the dream. John and LaVena have never had a white standard poodle and neither have we. Would love to hear from others who stay here if they have had similar dreams or any sightings:). A great place to stay, close to Greenville and very quiet and relaxing. We did not encounter any of the negative things mentioned by other reviewers. Thanks John and LaVena!
4.8 on October 24, 2012
The generous, friendly hospitality of the hosts, the delicious breakfasts, the willingness to work with difficult diets, and the warmth of this older home make this a favorite place to stay when we are in the Greenville area.
Our Americana Room ($79/night *See SPECIAL!) on the main floor salutes the selfless heroes of our great country, whether military, fire or police personnel, and we thank them for freedom and safety! This child-friendly room contains a solid cherry rice bed, fireplace and comfortable seating. Easily accommodates up to 3 children ($5/minimum & by age up to $10/child to age 17). Ask about our "hero's discount".
Nightly Rate: $65 - $79
The Williams-McDavid Room ($99/night *See SPECIAL!), named for the families who owned the property for 150 years, contains a solid cherry king sleigh bed with luxurious bedding, pre-civil war fireplace mantle, and nautical decor. Were you married in our parlor? Ask for special package (proof required).
Nightly Rate: $65 - $99
The Palmetto Room ($69/night *See SPECIAL!) on the second floor is decorated with the perfect theme for South Carolina, and contains a full size Broyhill bed, solid oak rockers and beautiful views.
Nightly Rate: $65 - $69
The "Crivean Room" ($89/night *See SPECIAL!), so named for our love of romance and the Carribbean, contains a beautiful four posted queen bed, white and natural wicker plus a beautiful view... a perfect bridal suite or just spoiling yourself.
Nightly Rate: $65 - $89
Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville Spartanburg) 22 miles
From Downtown Greenville: Head South on US 29 to Bus. 25, and turn Left. Proceed on Bus. 25 (Augusta Rd) to where you cross I-85. Head South for approx 8 miles to W. Georgia Rd. We're just 20 minutes to downtown Greenville
Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Zoo
Computer, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Telephone, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
LaVena & John Crivea
Full, hot homemade from scratch
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Stuffed American Toast
It's incredible... you have to try it to believe it. It's generally the special for the 2nd night's stay. All breakfasts are gourmet and as delicious to the eye as they are to the palettes