15 Church St: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House

15 Church St , Charleston, SC 29401 USA (Show map)

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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. *NOTE:This is our only website.*

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Innkeepers: Jack & Annelise Simmons

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A must for Charlestonians

5 on December 21, 2016

We have lived in Charleston for 72 years and we love our wonderful, Southern heritage. But if you have never spent a few days South of Broad (no initials, please), YOU DO NOT KNOW CHARLESTON. That community lives life in a different way than the rest of the area - bridge groups in the afternoon, social hours in the early evening, gorgeous but hidden away gardens, walking to church - it's life as it was 200 years ago and the way we all know it ought to be. And there is no better place to experience the real Charleston than at 15 Church Street with Jack and Annelise - and Fannie the Lab and Drifter the marmalade - and be sure to spend some time with Julie (cooks, cleans, gardens, grooms pets). We chose the Simmons as our hosts for celebrating our 50th anniversary and we could not have been more delighted.


What A Way to Experience Charleston

4.8 on November 11, 2016

Jack and Annelise were hosts extraordinaire. We were there for four nights and really felt part of the family the minute we got there. As first timers in Charleston the location was ideal. Originally had a rental car but quickly got rid of it and walked. Couldn't have been better. Their staff was helpful and friendly and made you feel at home. Take advantage of their suggestions for dinners, tours, etc. They really know the best! We will forever have fond memories of Charleston because of our stay. Although off our bucket list, we look forward to another visit. And, there is only ONE place we will stay. Don't miss out. Richard Allen

Innkeeper Response
Many thanks to all of our wonderful guests for their kind and thoughtful comments. Please remember that you contribute just as much to the experience of all. We give our guests 5 stars!


Delightful Hosts

5 on October 24, 2016

What a delightful stay Jack and Annelise provide for all their guests! They provide great service -- anything you want -- and participate fully in the Social Hour each night. They share the history of the area as well as their own unique stories. On top of their great hospitality their B&B is lovely -- great location, lovely home. Jack and Annelise made our experience special. We have traveled to many places. Jack and Annelise are the best hosts we have ever had at a B&B. -- Kathy


Wonderful..Wonderful..

5 on August 30, 2016

I can't remember a better experience in a B&B. The Hosts were terrific and the accomadations were perfect. Food was great and the people that we met there were from all over the world. Would highly recommend for location and Southern Hospitality.


Wonderful Weekend

5 on August 21, 2016

If you are looking for true southern hospitality, then this bed and breakfast is for you! Conveniently located to all the amenities that Charleston has to offer, the accommodations were just perfect! Our party thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Charleston and welcomed the suggestions offered by Jack, Annelise, and Martha. All were so friendly and accommodating and we loved the quaint, quiet and historic atmosphere offered by the Carriage House! This will certainly not be our last visit to Charleston and we will be sure to return to 15 Church Street!


Get away with daughter

5 on July 28, 2016

My daughter and I had a weekend getaway here. We were very relaxed here, had a great time visiting with the owners and the other guests, and will always make this place our first pick when traveling to Charleston.

Innkeeper Response
Many heartfelt thanks to all of our wonderful guests who have been so kind to honor us with their gracious reviews.


Relaxing, enjoyable, and hospitable

5 on June 19, 2016

Scott and I stayed over for the Memorial Day weekend, for Spoleto festival. They treated us like honored guests, and we got to chat and just learn about each other like old friends. The food was delicious. They were helpful in navigating us through the city, and the rooms had so much charm, and were clean. The porch was nice, and the view from our rooms to the Barbour reminded me how close we were to the ocean.


Just like home

5 on June 16, 2016

Jack and Annelise were wonderful hosts. They were so full of knowledge of Charleston history, sites to see, and wonderful places to eat. The house is located in the beautiful historic district. We enjoyed the evening gatherings and met many of their friends and family. It felt like home. The five nights we were in Charleston, we wanted to get the full Charleston feel and this was the place to stay.


They really take care of you--and that means alot!

4.8 on June 09, 2016

We had a wonderful visit in the Blue Room with our two grandchildren. Jack and Annelise and the whole staff (two Julies) could not have been better hosts. Our flight from LA was cancelled and we ended up arriving after 1 am. in Charleston. Jack arranged for us to be picked up and was waiting to welcome us. The location was perfect--walking distance to great restaurants and the city market past beautiful antebellum mansions and close to the water where you can view Ft. Sumter. The beds were comfortable and so was the room temperature in a beautiful house with a wonderful porch. This is a wonderful place to stay in Charleston!


A Great Place to Stay in Charleston

5 on June 01, 2016

Jack and Annelise are great hosts and made our stay feel like we were part of their family. They are very informative on the history of Charleston and recommended great places to eat and a wide selection of things to do. The house is located in a beautiful historic neighborhood and in walking distance to a lot of great places in Charleston. Their historic home is delightfully decorated with fine antiques and our room and private bath was extremely clean and comforting. We enjoyed the southern breakfasts in the dining room and the 6pm social hour on the piazza and always looked forward to delightful conversations with the other guests, Jack, Annelise and Martha. We loved our time there and will certainly return!


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Rooms & Rates

Rose Room

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. $225/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Blue Room

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. $225/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Carriage House

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 & 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 gift certificates; however, we do offer our own.$325/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $325 - $325

Cypress Room

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.$225/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each/night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

Charleston, SC (CHS) 10 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Ocean, Performing Theater, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wired internet , Piazza (side porch) and garden, Four bicycles, Custom breakfast available, Afternoon wine & snacks;no cheap wine allowed!, Opportunity to live in history, Off street parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only May smoke outside on porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Welcome if well behaved; please discuss with innkeeper first
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum /Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast.com gift cert
  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One-half of total.
  • Cancellations: Fourteen days. Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast.com gift certificates; however, we do offer our own.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jack & Annelise Simmons

Languages spoken

English, French, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Porch/Garden, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Low Carb.


Signature Dish

Crustless sausage quiche; fluffy Virginia pancakes