2014 Travelers' Choice Award Winner! TripAdvisor announces Bloomsbury Inn in the top 25 in the United States of an estimated 17,000 bed and breakfasts. A trip is in the plans. We've got everything covered on our side and are set for your arival. We can't wait to see you and show you arround. Bloomsbury, originally built in 1849 by James Chesnut, Sr. and Mary Cox Chesnut, was often times host to Mary Boykin Chesnut who wrote "A Diary from Dixie". Inside the lovingly restored home, with uncompromising attention to detail, a warm and welcoming retreat awaits you. Three miles from I-20
Gen James Chesnut was the youngest of 13 children in a wealthy South Carolina family who owned five square miles of plantation land. This large 20x20 room features: king-sized bed, large sitting area, writing table, lighted world globe, Lyttleton Street views, TV w/cable, wireless internet, luxury linens and top amenitiew, complimentary robes/slippers, ceiling fan/in room controlled central heat/air, and private bath. Complimented for private/quiet atmosphere.
Mary Boykin Chesnut was a woman of society. In her daily journal, which became A Diary of Dixie, she brought life to the daily tribulations and human dimensions of the Civil War. This room features: queen-sized rice bed, large sitting area, Lyttleton Street views, private dressing area, wireless internet, TV w/cable, Mary Chesnut Civ War Stamp, luxury linens, top amenities, complimentary robes/slippers, ceiling fan/in room controlled central heat/air, secretary desk,and private bath.
James and Mary Chenut referred to Mary's sister's children as the Sweet Williams&amp. The Sweet Williams were the favored nieces and nephews. This room hosts: iron/board, queen-sized bed, comfortable reading chairs, TV w/cable, wireless internet, luxury linens, top amenities, complimentary robes/slippers, ceiling fan/in room controlled central heat/air, slant top desk, and a private bath.
Miss Chesnut, sister of James Chesnut, Jr., inherited Bloomsbury upon the passing of her parents. This room is truly a garden fair, featuring: queen bed, a comfortable sitting space, wireless internet, ceiling fan and in-room controlled central heat/air, luxury lines, top amenities, complimentary robes/slippers, lawyers' writing desk, and private bath.
4.6 on April 15, 2014
We made reservations only a day before our arrival and the last question Bruce asked me before we got off the phone was, "Do you have any special dietary concerns?" Two mornings later we are sitting in the lovely dining area of the Bloomsbury Inn enjoying a gluten-free breakfast highlited by a crust less quiche. Kathryn has definitely found her calling as an exquisite hostess.
5 on April 14, 2014
My family and I tend to seek out historic properties when traveling. I'm always hoping the accommodations will be as described; however, Bloomsbury Inn far exceeded our expectations. Ture perfection! I don't know exactly where to start….the house is in perfect condition, the room was well appointed and clean as well as comfortable and beautiful. The breakfast and tablescape were original and lovely. The afternoon social was genuine and fun. I couldn't believe the interest Katherine and Bruce took in my teenage daughter. My impression of the Inn and of Camden could earn me a spot on the Chamber of Commerce! Everything was top notch. Katherine and Bruce, or should I say Colonels, thank you for a lovely visit. We look forward to returning to Bloomsbury Inn.
5 on April 14, 2014
Southern hospitality and charm are at their finest with Bruce and Katherine. The entire inn is well appointed and tastefully decorated. Don't miss breakfast, especially Katherine's home made biscuits in the skillet. Afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres on the front poarch is a great time to get to know Bruce and Katherine as well as the other guests. Be sure to have Bruce make dinner reservations for you at the Mill Pond Steakhouse.
4.8 on April 05, 2014
I was lucky enough to be able to spend a week at the Bloomsbury Inn this past March. It was exactly what I needed and even better than I expected. The company was wonderful and the breakfasts out of this world. Brice and Katherine are the epitome of gracious, southern hosts!
5 on April 02, 2014
I was disappointed with the hotel choices in the area when I found Bloomsbury Inn. It was perfect for a business traveler feeling like a home away from home. Katherine and Bruce were very accomodating with my busy morning schedule making sure I had a wonderful breakfast to go. It was so relaxing to spend the evening on the porch after a long day. I highly recommend for anyone visiting Camden as it was a very nice chance from my normal travel routine.
County Seat, Historic Area, Downtown, Small town
Columbia, SC (CAE-Metropolitan) 35 miles
I-26 to I-20 East From I-20, exit 98 (US Hwy 521) Proceed North on US Hwy 521 for 3.2 miles Turn East (right) on Chesnut for 0.2 miles Turn North (left) on Lyttleton St for 0.1 mile Bloomsbury is located on the West (left side) of Lyttleton...the white fence and historical marker #49 mark the location.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Steeplechase - Springdale Course and Museum, Fine Arts Center of Kershaw, Kershaw-Cornwallis House - Revolutionary War Park, Historic Boykin, SC Equine Center, Kershaw Motorsports Park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Quiet Veranda Relaxation, Historical Driving Tour, Antique Shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Large Guest Rooms with Sitting Areas, Central heat/air zoned per guest room, Parlor, LIbrary, 2-acres of manicured gounds, A walk through history with the Innkeepers, Free Cat Petting, as she desires, Southern Hospitality
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Quiet Veranda Relaxation, Historical Driving Tour, Antique Shopping, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Bruce and Katherine Brown
1 Porch Cat, Miss kitty Stray Others
Katherine Lemay Brown, Colonel, USAF retired, is a 25-year career officer with extensive experience in the protocol/hospitality service industry. Dr Bruce Brown, Colonel, USAF, retired with 26 years of service. He teaches in the University of Phoenix distance learning doctoral program. The Browns have enjoyed living around the world, and their inkeeping-style reflects the best of their experiences. From the moment they stepped foot into Bloomsbury, Katherine knew they were home.
Gourmet 2 or 3 course
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diet req' considered
Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy
Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy have been a favorite in Katherine's family as long as her grandmother can recall. It is a southern delight which can be served upon request. To the person, every skeptic has enjoyed this true Southern meal.
Special Package tailored by a Protocol School of Washington graduate: Katherine has 20+ years of experience in the field of hospitality. She is a graduate of the Protocol School of Washington®, the first business to provide professional training and certification in etiquette and protocol. Discuss with Katherine the type of package you are seeking, she will design a full agenda to meet your desires, including all reservations, maps, reference materials. Just leave all the planning and itinerary in her hands – her fingerprints equal success.
The pure definition of Southern Hospitality awaits your arrival at Bloomsbury: - sip tea and wine on the Carolina Rain Porch - enjoy the history of an Antebellum Home - bath in the lap of luxury - dine on Southern breakfast specials