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Nicholson Mansion at Fairforest

2403 Cross Keys Hwy , Union, SC 29379 USA (Show map)
15 Reviews
$135 - $175
per night

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Built in 1923 with Fieldstone taken from the property, this 9,000 sq. foot Tudor Revival Mansion is truly unique to the Upstate.There are two suites and one large room all beautifully decorated with king size beds and flat screen TVs We have card and game tables, a well stocked library, laptop internet access throughout and recent movies to sit back and enjoy.Happy Hour in the cellar each evening.A gourmet breakfast is served with an accent on locally grown organic produce each morning.Evening meal can be provided arrangements are made 5 days prior.We allow pets but only after consulting with the Innkeeper.

Rooms & Rates

Fletchall Suite

Fletchall Suite offer a large flat screen TV and a smaller one in the adjacent sitting room.The sitting room has panorama views over 500 acres of State Forest.High speed internet access.Luxury linens and King size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $145-$165

Brandon Suite

The Brandon Suite is our largest and contains a large flat screen TV and overlooks the front of the property where you can often see deer grazing.It has an attached sitting room with its won TV.Private bathroom with claw foot tub and separate shower.High speed internet access.Luxury linens and Kingsize bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155-$175

Nicholson Room

The Nicholson Room is beatifully decorated in red and has an antique four poster King size bed .It overlooks the side of the mansion with views extending down to Fairforest Creek.Flat screeen TV and high speed internet.Luxury linens and King size bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $135-$150

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining5

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15 Reviews

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Pet lovers paradise

4.4 on July 10, 2013

This was a wonderful B&B in a remote parts of South Carolina. The owners have 11 dogs and 4 cats (2 inside and 2 outside). I love pets, but my wife's allergy to cats confined her to our room and the kitchen. Nine of the dogs are small, and the two great danes stayed penned up outside.

Innkeeper Response
There are actually 9 dogs on the property 2 small dogs at the inn. 2 large dogs that are fenced in the back and 5 that belong to the caretaker and are kept at the caretakers cottage which is well away from the house. we do have an indoor cat and a cat that is sometimes indoors we did offer on several occasions to put them both out but the husband asked us not to as he enjoyed petting them. We never allow any of the animals in the guest rooms at any time but if the guests are animal lovers then they occasional get to come out and greet those guests, otherwise we keep them confined to our suit of rooms.

very nice place

5 on March 18, 2013


Best Anniversary Yet!

4.8 on January 04, 2013

My husband and I like to visit bed & breakfasts for our anniversary each year. The Nicholson Mansion was the best one we've visited yet (our 7-year anniversary)! The luxurious accommodations and excellent hospitality made it a perfect getaway for the two of us! We hope to be able to visit again someday.

A great B&B experience

5 on July 13, 2012

My wife and I have stayed in B&Bs all over Europe, and we decided to give it a try in the US. Staying at the Nicholson mansion was a wonderful experience. Starting with Lynn's hospitality, to the glorious rooms, and the tour of a great home, it was all more than we expected. We would encourage you to partake in the dinner, because Lynn's culinary skills are magnificent. You feel like you are living a special experience staying in this beautiful home.

An Absolute Treasure!

5 on June 19, 2012

Get ready to be impressed! Not a single detail was forgotten at this impeccably-maintained English estate. We enjoyed a peaceful night in the very spacious Brandon quiet we didn't even realize there was a rooster on the property! Our small dog was welcome to join us, and was treated like royalty. Breakfast was delightful with Lynn and Patrick. All of the resident pets made us animal lovers feel right at home. As fellow innkeepers, we definitely felt like the bar has been raised by Nicholson Mansion! Thank you, Lynn and Patrick!

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Location Type

Piedmont, Countryside


Greenville, SC (GSP-Greenville Spartanburg) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Take 385 south to Exit 5. Turn left on SR 49 and proceed to Union (you will cross over I-26 in transit) We are approximately 25 miles on right hand side.There is an historic marker directly opposite.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: no children under 12 years
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited 20.00 non refundable deposit required

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: one nights stay or 1/2 of total charges which ever is greater
  • Cancellations: within 24 hours a full refund. Under 24 hours a gift certificate will be issued.



Lynn Mornane

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

2 Cats , 2 Dogs , Macaw Others

About the innkeepers

Lynn was born in Louisiana before moving to Florida where she met her Veterinarian husband Patrick. She has been actively involved with domestic and exotic pets of all persuasions whether it be rearing orphaned ones to showing her French Bulldogs. She is a passionate cook using local and organic produce almost exclusively.Her culinary skills reflect on her life experienes and travels. She is also solely responsible for the decor,furnishing and art displayed in the Mansion

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  • Time Served: 9.00
  • Serving Location: Patio, Terrace, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , low carbohydrate

Signature Dish

Baked French Omelet
made with local produce and farm fresh eggs. can be made with egg whites for a healthy alternative.

Details Diamond Collection

2403 Cross Keys Hwy , Union, SC 29379 USA (Show map)

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