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 February 23, 2014
Bob and Bunny Daniels Fletcher, nc
5 on February 22, 2014
Wonderful, honeymoon night. Could not have picked a more gorgeous, tasteful place to stay. Loved it and will definitely go back!
5 on February 18, 2014
Our stay at Bloomsbury Inn far exceeded our expectations. The innkeepers, Katherine and Bruce, were friendly, anticipated every need (before we could think of it), and gracious. We left the inn feeling like we had known them forever. The accommodations were beautiful, comfortable, and spacious. Each morning our breakfasts were "out of this world" surprises of delicious, unique, and festive foods and drinks. The afternoon social was warm and inviting. We could not have asked for a more wonderful weekend. We will definitely return and recommend Bloomsbury Inn to everyone.
5 on February 18, 2014
A Beautiful Historic Home and Gracious Hosts who think of everything you might need. The accommodations and food exceeded our expectations. We will return again and highly recommend a visit.
5 on February 17, 2014
I made reservations for my husband and I to stay here for his birthday, I have never stayed at a bed and breakfast but my husband has stayed at several over the years. This was a wonderful experience for me, my husband said it was the best birthday gift he has ever gotten. The house is beautiful and the owners are so friendly, they make you feel so welcomed and when you leave you feel like you are leaving true friends. The tour of the house was so interesting and fun. We were treated like royalty, the breakfast was amazing. My husband said it is by far the best bed and breakfast he has ever stayed at. Can't wait to go back!!!
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, Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer
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
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
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.
With everyone looking for a deal...be careful that a deal is what you really need. One beautiful, pampered evening in the deluxe bed chamber of your desire, afternoon social or wine in your room, full gourmet breakfast and pure pampering...now that is a deal!
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