The Chesnut Cottage B&B Circa 1850, is a historic home centrally located in Columbia. With five guestrooms lavishly decorated in period style, this B&B offers comfort and personal attention for the weary traveler. Guests feel at home curled up with a book by the fire or mingling with other guests over a hearty breakfast. Nearby historic homes are open for tour, museums, art galleries, antique shops, gift shops all await you.
4.8 on November 17, 2013
My wife and I (and our two golden retrievers) found our first floor room in this two story house provided a very large comfortable bed, period furniture and a display cabinet showcasing Civil War era items. The adjoining second room offered a trundle bed which would sleep two children and, incongruously, a Jacuzzi. The third room was a full bathroom including a comfortable shower. Fresh fruit and yogurt preceded a hot breakfast and excellent coffee. Our hosts were congenial in the personal way seldom found when traveling. Their thoughtfulness included “help yourself” beverages and wine, plus baked sweets on the dining room table from the time we arrived. Additional amenities are ample off-street parking and a shaded outdoor sitting area with a fire ring for chilly evenings..
5 on April 14, 2013
I booked the Mary Boykin Chestnut room for a last-minute anniversary getaway (had reserved at a chain, but found this gem online and could not resist). My husband and I were both so enchanted by the room and the hospitality offered by Gale and Sherwood (best breakfast in bed ever) that we nearly missed checkout. Historic, convenient to USC and the State House, and definitely worth every penny! We look forward to our next visit.
4.8 on April 05, 2013
Gale and Sherwood were so hospitable and very knowledgeable about the history of the bed and breakfast Inn and of the area around Columbia. Especially enjoyed Gale's Ghost stories. We will definitiely be back. Perry and Nancy Asheville,NC
4.8 on March 12, 2013
I want to send a personal thank you to Gale and his wife for a comfortable room, huge breakfast, and interesting conversation! I will certainly be back for a longer stay to explore the surrounding area. This was a splurge that I am glad I made.
5 on February 19, 2013
Gale and Sherwood provide such a homely and relaxing environment. I am currently staying at the Chesnut Cottage Bed & Breakfast due to completing a one month USC placement in Columbia. Gale and Sherwood have given me a home away from home. The daily breakfasts are a delight and both Gale & Sherwood have gone out of their way to make sure I am comfortable and looked after and have even driven me to school on occasion! I could not recommend Chesnut Cottage highly enough; you will be sure to enjoy your stay!
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Historical interests, Nationally acclaimed, Riverbanks Zoo, Shopping Malls, Antique Malls, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Winery, Zoo, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Parks (5 inner city parks), Swimming, Tennis courts
Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Washer/dryer
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR
All of our rooms are very comfortably decorated, great Beds!
Gale Garrett loves meeting new friends, cooking, relaxing with a book, fishing in summer, and loves restoring this old house
Low fat , Vegetarian , By request , Diet