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!
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".
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).
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.
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.
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.
4.4 on October 08, 2012
The owners were great and waited up for us to arrive, which was around 9p.m. When we got to the home we decided we liked the american room better and they were happy to move us. They were very cordial and we prompt at breakfast since they knew we were catching a flight out of Greenville. Wish we could have played some games on the front porch but we didn't have time. Thanks for the stay!
5 on August 23, 2012
LaVena and John were awesome. I booked with them 24 hours in advance - short notice! - and they were happy to accomadate me at 2am when my lady and i finally got there. She had a late flight into charlotte and LaVena was more than happy to stay up for us and let us in. Their dogs are small and well-contained. Our room had AC and I really couldn't have asked for better lodging. The food was terrific and I would recommend this place to anyone staying in or near Greenville SC - and the prices are far better than any hotel you would pay for in Greenville. Much love.
4.6 on July 04, 2012
After a action packed week on Hilton Head Island, we stayed at American House during our travel back to Ohio. It was a just as we had hoped! Peaceful and cozy. Lavena and John were so nice, and very helpful with any questions about the surrounding area. The home itself it a treasure for sure. The bed pictured in the Americana room was very comfy! The futon left a little to be desired, but for the value of accomadating our party of five in such a wonderful setting, it was doable. Lavena catered to each of our specific requests from her breakfast menu, and BELIEVE all the reviews saying what a great cook she is! The homemade belgian waffle took up the entire plate, with a delicious pear topping to boot! Would definitely love to stay here again :)
Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville Spartanburg) 22 miles
Take I-85 South to Exit 46B (series exit) for Pleasantburg Drive. 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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Wi-Fi
LaVena & John Crivea
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian