MOST INNKEEPERS PROVIDE A ROOM; WE PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House c. 1842 at 15 Church Street Charleston, SC 29401. Now the home of Dr. & Mrs. Jack W. Simmons, Jr., the property was originally owned by Captain Timothy Phillips during the Revolution. The Yates family constructed the present house in the early 1840’s and it served as a hospital during the Civil War during which time it was struck by four cannonballs, two of which are now mounted on the gate posts. It is notable for its Adam style paneling by Thomas Pinckney and ironwork by Charleston ironwright, Philip Simmons, his most recent addition (1998) being the basement gate at the front. The Earthquake of 1886 leveled the 4th story, which was rebuilt with a Mansard roof. Subsequent to this, the structure was reinforced with "earthquake rods", bolts running through the house between the exterior walls. Almost 100 years later, in bringing the structure up to code, this same technology was used with the addition of nine more bolts.
Top floor bedroom 16x20x10 ft. Queen and day size beds. Artfully decorated with period antiques and original artwork. Magnificent view of antebellum roofscape and harbor. Functioning fireplace.In suite full bathroom. Fully updated heating and air conditioning. Amenities include telephone, alarm clock, radio. Security system includes centrally monitored smoke/fire alarm.
Top floor bedroom 16x20x10 ft. King size or twin beds plus additional twin-size day bed. Functioning fireplace. On top floor with view of the historic roofscapes as well as the Calhoun Mansion next door. Similar to layout of Pink Room but with King size bed, convertable to twin beds if desired. In suite Private Bath.
The Carriage House is 1200 sq ft with private entrance and garden. It has two bedrooms (Queen, King, or Twin beds), 1 1/2 baths, LR &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; DR both with functioning fireplaces. Full kitchen, washer,dryer. Can accommodate 1-6 guests. Decorated with vintage family furniture, antiques, original Charleston artwork. Fully updated electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems. Has cable TV in both rooms.Note: Taxes at our facility are only 4%.Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast.com gift certificates; however, we do offer our own.
This room is on our ground floor with tongue and groove cypress paneling dating from the 1930's. It also has vintage heart of pine flooring and a private bath. There is a functioning fireplace and private entrance. The King bed converts to twin beds if desired. Private bath.
5 on October 13, 2013
We enjoyed a 5 night stay at this lovely, historic bed and breakfast. The hosts are so gracious and accomodating. The breakfast served daily is delicious and very substantial. Jack and Anneliese make sure their guests are comfortable and suggest activities and restaurants to enhance the Charleston experience. The residence is home to 3 precious animals,who love to interact with guests. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast for anyone visiting Charleston.
5 on September 28, 2013
We have stayed at B&B's all over the country from Napa to Nahlin's to Michigan....this was like staying with family....great accommodations, delicious breakfast and wonderful hosts. Annelise starts your stay with a history lesson of Charleston (she teaches school BTW), Jack is a practicing Dr. so Martha and LeeAnn run the house during the week. Around 6pm or so its wine and beer on the veranda and conversation and they are genuinely interested that you enjoy their home and the city. If you have the good luck to stay over a Saturday you really should visit the Farmers Market at Meridian Park....best we have ever seen.....and the food tents are amazing. Both Jack and Annelise know the restaurant scene very well and made superb recommendations which we enjoyed immensely. We will be going back for the flowers blooming next spring....enjoy. Mike and Cindy, Louisville KY
5 on September 27, 2013
For the last 14 years, my mother, her 'other' daughter (my good friend Dana) and I, have gone away together. This is always a very special weekend for "The Groovy Girls" (as our family calls us) and staying in a wonderful B&B is part of what makes the weekend. This year we went to Charleston and fortunately my friend Dana selected the Phillips-Yates-Snowden House for us for 5 nights! We all stayed together in the large, comfortable 'Blue Room', on the top floor (featuring two beautiful antique twin beds, a day bed and en-suite with shower). The room has lots of windows and high ceilings. It is bright, airy, and surprisingly easy to regulate the temperature. Staying at the Phillips-Yates-Snowden house was like being welcomed into Jack and Annelise Simmons' family. They are excellent hosts. The breakfasts were abundant but a good balance of healthy and hearty. We loved Charleston and the surrounding area, but sitting on the verandah late in the afternoon or after we returned from dinner and chatting with Jack and/or Annelise was every bit as enjoyable. Even the animals are great. This is the B&B to stay at in Charleston: the location is perfect (being 1/2 block from the battery and a quick walk through historic neighbourhoods to the downtown), the food is excellent, the hosts are warm and welcoming, and the rooms have all the elements for a comfortable and restful stay (even comfortable pillows). I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Charleston and I hope to return. (As to the walk up two flights to the top floor and our room? It didn't bother my mother and she is 91, and besides you'll need to work off the breakfasts:-))
5 on September 03, 2013
I loved this B&B! Excellent location, wonderful breakfasts, very friendly hosts, and very comfortable beds. The house and gardens themselves are beautiful. Easily one of the highlights of our trip to South Carolina. It was very hard to tear ourselves away when it came time to leave 15 Church Street.
5 on August 28, 2013
So much more than a place to stay... Whether you have a week, a weekend or a single night, immerse yourself. Experience the best Charleston and the historic south have to offer. The Simmons spare no effort to make your stay personal and unique. You're within walking distance of most attractions in town, and you're a short drive from everything else. Explore, discover and revel. This first visit to 15 Church was about personal business, I extended my stay to relax for a bit longer, and I can't wait to bring my family back with me in the spring. Don't miss the experience!
Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast
Computer, Copier, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
Piazza (side porch) and garden, Opportunity to live in history, Off street parking, Custom breakfast available, Four bicycles, Afternoon wine & snacks;no cheap wine allowed!
Jack & Annelise Simmons
1 Cat , 1 Dog
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Low Carb.
Crustless sausage quiche; fluffy Virginia pancakes