15 Church St: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House

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

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CONTACT us by CALLING us at 843-722-7602, by clicking on the "CALL INNKEEPER" or "CONTACT INNKEEPER!" links in the DETAILS column to the right of this text . We charge only 4% tax and include a full hot breakfast, parking, and social hour. ***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.*

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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

Perfection

5 on October 10, 2017

We have been making regular visits to Charleston for the last 25 years - and somewhere along the way we found our way to 15 Church St, which was a fortunate thing because now we will not stay anywhere else in the city. Not only are we multiple "repeat offenders" (that's what Jack calls returning guests...), but we have stayed in every guest room at least once. The location is truly ideal, the house is spectacular, and the breakfasts are fantastic - and beyond generous (the fluffy Virginia pancakes on Sundays are always a favorite...) But what makes the place truly special are the hosts, Annelise and Jack. You simply will not find a better way to experience the magic of Charleston.


Fantastic B&B, ideal for experiencing Charleston

5 on September 19, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful stay here. The house is beautiful, the location in Charleston is ideal, and Jack and Annelise are the most welcoming hosts imaginable. We wouldn't consider staying anywhere else if we return to Charleston. (Which we definitely hope to do!) All in all, we thought this was the finest B&B we've stayed at. I can't recommend it highly enough!


This is the place!

5 on August 18, 2017

Jack and Annelise are the quintessential hosts you would expect when looking for southern hospitality. Their historic home is beautifully decorated and designed to make everyone feel welcome. We were greeted with some chilled wine, tasty cheese, and lots of information about the area and how to navigate it. We stayed in the Cypress Room and it was great. Roomy, well appointed, comfy beds, and a private bathroom. The breakfast offered a lot of choices, from grits to eggs to yogurt to fresh fruit and more. The house is just a block from the water in a quiet and historic neighborhood, and within a beautiful strolling distance to downtown. We will definitely be back to Charleston to drink in more of the sights, and 15 Church Street will most certainly be our home base. Thank you Jack and Annelise for your time, attention, and opening up your beautiful home to us.


Best Bed & Breakfast in Charleston

5 on July 16, 2017

Hands down the best bed and breakfast in Charleston. Jack and Annelise are the most hospitable couple you'll meet. The house is beautiful, fully furnished and the breakfast is to die for. Some days my husband and I just sat on their porch with their Black Lab, Franny and enjoyed the scenery. Most definitely will return in the future.

Innkeeper Response
To these and all of our previous wonderful guests we sincerely appreciate and are grateful for you taking the time to write such thoughtful reviews. Please know that your presence here has enriched the experience of all of our guests as well as that of us.

- Jack & Annelise (innkeepers)


Charming Place to Stay

5 on June 27, 2017

My husband and I could tell right away that this place was going to be one of our favorite places to stay. When we first met Jack, he was warm and friendly. He shared information about the city of Charleston that we didn't know. Later in the evening we met Annelise. She was absolutlely charming. I felt as if I had known both of them for years. Their home was very clean and the food was awesome. I know that if we return to Charleston, we will definitely try to stay at their home.


Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

5 on June 02, 2017

Most reviews reiterate Jack and Annelisa's warm hospitality and the convivial afternoon gatherings on their porch (which now has some "new" furniture). Those reviews are all true, as are the ones citing the house, the history and so forth. My three friends and I (all single women) stayed in the carriage house and were more than pleased with the accommodations. But, I have to cite Jack and Annelisa's driving us to several Spoleto venues, which was hardly what we had expected, but greatly appreciated. They really went above and beyond the call of duty, and we were quite bowled over by their generosity. You won't go wrong by booking into their B and B. (This if the fourth B and B In which I've stayed in Charleston, and it was the premiere.)


Charleston Delight

4.8 on May 10, 2017

Jack and Annelise provide a very inviting bed and breakfast experience with their beautiful historic home in Charleston. This was my first B&B experience, and it definitely exceeded my expectations. The rooms were extremely clean and very inviting. A great value for accommodations in the Charleston area. Jack and Annelise provide a very comfortable dining experience with tasty food. They provide a fun social hour to get to know them and the other guests. Adult beverages, sodas etc provided with cheese and crackers for your enjoyment. We were provided with many suggestions for dining and sightseeing. Jack would even help with reservations if needed. I also enjoyed the Julie's (B&B staff) as well as their dog, Franny and cats, Drifter and Clarence. Highly recommend this B&B.


It's the people you meet!

5 on May 06, 2017

As lovely as Charleston is and as great the restaurants are, it's the people (and animals) you get to know that makes the trip special. The accommodations are fabulous. The ambiance is wonderful. Jack and Annelise are the most gracious hosts. The Julies are two of the sweetest and most helpful people and Frannie, Drifter and Clarence just add to the charm of it all!


Excellent

4.8 on April 30, 2017

Exceptional hosts and location. Southern hospitality at it's finest. We loved enjoying wine on the piazza with our hosts and other guests. Jack's restaurant recommendations were outstanding and he was kind enough to help us with reservations. Lastly we should mention the "Julies", Jon and the animals (Frankie, Drifter and Clarence) made our stay memorable.


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House

The Carriage House has a private garden entrance. Single rooms available. It can accommodate 1 guest or a family of 6. Decorated with vintage family furniture, antiques, original Charleston artwork. Fully updated electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems. Has cable TV. Note: Taxes at our facility are only 4%. Not set up to accept BedandBreakfast gift certificates; however, we do offer our own. Rates: $225.00 to$325/night double occupancy; extra guests $50 each. If you stay four or more nights there is a 10% discount. Included in the rate is a full breakfast. There is no charge for parking, or the 6 PM Charleston “social hour” with wine, craft beer, soft drinks, snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $325

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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, River, Tours

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, 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, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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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.
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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


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