The Cotton Gin

5101 WestWind Way , Anderson, SC 29626 USA (Show map)
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The Cotton Gin is now open! We have had to change our arrangements out of necessity. We now have two rooms upstairs. One with a Queen Bed and one with 2 Twin Beds. Each room has a shared bathroom, and the stairs are steep however a recent guest of 85 years young did not have a problem. Cotton Gin, circa 1820, is centrally located with close proximity to Clemson University, Furman University, and Anderson University. It is also near Greenville, Sc. A cot is available for use in either rooms for guests. The Cotton Gin is now open. There have been some changes We have two room one with queen bed and one with two single beds. There is a shared bathroom for the rooms Country fresh breakfast farm to table. We do out best to make your breakfast the best you have ever enjoyed! Breakfast served at 9:00am unless other arrangements are made. MENU: Fresh fruit seasonal, Fresh Juice seasonal, Fresh eggs any style, Omelets, Oatmeal, French toast, Waffles, Pancakes, Sausages, Bacon or Country Ham, Biscuits and Gravy, Toast, Fresh Butter, Coffee or Tea,Various Jams and Jellies. Evening: , Fortified Wine. Enjoy our hospitality!



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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Charming B&B with stellar breakfast

4.2 on March 02, 2018

We recently enjoyed an evening stay during our son's local athletic event. Tom is an exceptional host - very hospitable and a great conversationalist. The breakfast was amazing! Sharon, Tom's partner, was also delightful. The bedrooms are upstairs and share a common bathroom. The stairs are very steep and could pose a challenge to the elderly or someone without balance or strength. The Cotton Gin is a bit rustic but very comfortable. We will stay again when in the area.

Great bed and breakfast!

4.4 on January 07, 2018

My girlfriend and I stayed here for New Years and it was awesome! The food is spectacular! Fresh fruit and juice in the morning, then coffee is a great way to start a day. Tom was an excellent host and really fun to get to know and talk to. Really enjoyed our stay, would stay again for sure.


4.6 on January 04, 2018

My girlfriend and I stayed here for New Year's Eve and it was wonderful! Tom makes such good breakfast with his own interpretation of traditional breakfast plates. The place is just so cozy, like a home away from home, with less chores. Definitely reccomend it to anyone looking to have a quiet, relaxing getaway.

The Cotton Gin is Great!

4.8 on November 17, 2017

Tom (the proprietor) was very welcoming and a great conversationalist. His hospitality was topped only by the shrimp and grits that I had the next morning. The Cotton Gin is a hidden gem near Clemson - please enjoy it!

The Cotton Gin - Great breakfast - Great host

3.6 on April 07, 2016

I cant say enough nice things about our host. He was there to ensure that our stay with him was as pleasant as possible. Thanks Tom, we will see you again soon. Hopefully we can get some fishing in.

Little Rustic Gem

4.4 on October 23, 2015

Tom the host made the trip. Super hospitable and an amazing chef, best breakfasts I've had in a while. Its very close to the lake and yacht club and if you are nice to him he might take you for a sail. Quiet country environment, killer open fire, deer in the front yard. I will be back to take on the fly fishing challenge. Only negative is the bed in the suite may just be as old as the property, but if you aren't a princess you can still get a good nights sleep:) Dr S. Auckland. New Zealand.

charming B&B

4.0 on October 18, 2015

Hi, in June we stayed at Tom's -The Cotton Gin-. We stopped by on our way back to Atlanta Airport to catch our flight back to Germany. The Cotton Gin is a lovely place with history and located in the forest and close to lake hartwell. Tom is a great host. He serves excellent cheese and drinks in the evening and a fresh and individual home-cooked breakfast. We got an bowl of fresh fruits, southern breakfast(grits, sausage, ...) and omelet. Superb! Real B&B feeling wirh interesting conversations on many different topics. Greeting from Hamburg N&R

Charming and relaxing!!

5 on August 30, 2015

Our stay at The Cotton Gin was very relaxing and inviting. When we arrived, we were shown to our room by the charming owner. Later that evening he had candles lit and wine, cheese and crackers laid out for our enjoyment. The next morning we were served a delicious breakfast that started with hot pop overs fresh from the oven, a bowl of fresh fruit and a steaming cup of coffee. As if this wasn't enough, we were then served Shrimp and cheese grits, but these were no ordinary shrimp and grits. He added bacon, onions and topped it with an egg slightly over easy. This was an amazing dish that any food lover would devour!! Great place to visit. A lot of history and charm!!!

Unique and Romantic

4.8 on August 21, 2015

My stay at this one of a kind B&B was extra ordinary. The historic structure, welcoming attitude,culinary skills,and conversation of the charming innkeeper Combine to create a memorable visit. Sailing and flyfishing classes contributed to An unforgettable experience.


4.8 on April 23, 2015

A very comfortable stay with a highly interesting gentleman, whose cooking is superb! The historic structure is tastefully decorated with beautiful furnishings and creative artifacts.

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Rooms & Rates

Red Room

Upstairs room in the old cotton gin. This room has twin beds, with a charming adjacent bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub and shower. This has a shared bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $120 - $120

Gold Room

Queen-size bed with private deck upstairs. Shared bathroom with shower/claw foot tub. TV service as well downstairs.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

$120 - $120

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Location Type


Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar , steam room available

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Sailing, Shopping

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 12pm-5pm
  • Check Out:: 12pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Cash




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About the innkeepers

With 50 years of experience in fly-fishing and 60 years of experience in sailing, you will have a great tour guide if you choose to sign up for the optional fly-fishing or sailing lessons. Ask owner for details and booking information if interested.

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Farm Fresh Breakfast

  • Time Served: 9am-10:30am
  • Serving Location: Outside Porch, Deck, Breakfast/dining area