15 Church St: The Phillips-Yates-Snowden House

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

About

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 (843-722-7602; www.fifteen.church) Also on Tripadvisor. 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 iron-wright, 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.

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Overall
4.8

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

Charleston's Best

5 on April 10, 2018

Our stay with Jack & Annelise was one of the most memorable stays we have ever had. They were attentive, charming, and their home is inviting and Charleston elegant. It is right off the battery within walking distance of home tours and restaurants with delicious food like Magnolia's on Bay St. Frannie the dog and Drifter the cat were boon companions at cocktail hour and breakfast. We couldn't have been more pleased and I recommend the Simmons to everyone.

Innkeeper Response
Our most grateful thanks to you and all of our wonderful guests who have honored us with such kind words.

- Jack & Annelise (innkeeper)


Our Family's Best B&B Stay!

5 on March 29, 2018

Our family has traveled and stayed at many Bed & Breakfasts in the U.S. and abroad, and we cannot compare any to our stay here! We stayed at 15 Church St. in August of 2017 in the carriage house and absolutely loved it. We were treated with the most hospitality, as Jack and Annelise sat with us on the porch before breakfast, hosted the most wonderful social hours, and even offered to drive us around town to some of our dinner reservations and/or offered detailed directions. We felt included as family with them and their wonderful dogs as we got to know them throughout the day and the social hours! We have friends visiting Charleston and have already recommended this location!


Happy Days in Charleston

4.8 on February 23, 2018

4 couples from Tidewater, VA headed to Charleston in February to attend the SEWE Expo and explore the city. We are greeted by our charming hosts, Annelise and Jack, and the fun began. The historic house is beautifully decorated and comfortable and offers 3 large rooms with private bath in the main house and 2 smaller rooms with private bath in attached Carriage House. Every afternoon we gathered on the piazza for Social Hour and shared our day’s activities with our hosts. Annelise’s vast knowledge of the area, its history and culture provided us with much information and suggestions for future activities. The house is conveniently located to shopping, historic sights and restaurants all within easy walking distance. Each morning we were treated to a delightful breakfast southern style seated around a beautifully set table. Sunday morning we were treated to the BEST fluffy pancakes. We had a wonderful 4 day visit to Charleston and all wish to return. Annelise and Jack are outstanding hosts and will make your stay a memorable experience.

Innkeeper Response
These were some of the most delightful guests we have had, although almost all of our guests have proven to be delightful. And, this is one of the best descriptions of our BB and location. We thank all of you so much and sincerely look forward to your return. Jack & Annelise

- Jack & Anneliae (innkeeper)


Lovely place to stay

5 on January 07, 2018

My husband and I have attended Charleston's Spoleto Festival since its inception, and have stayed in various B&B's there over the past 40 years or so. This one has become our favorite.The house is both elegant and homey; the porch most inviting; the breakfasts excellent; the owners very friendly and accommodating. I can't imagine we'd stay anywhere else from here on in!


A Magical Jem in Charleston

5 on December 22, 2017

We have been guests at 15 Church St. three times now and it's hands down the best B&B we have ever stayed in and we've stayed in quite a few both here and in Europe. The home is elegant and beautiful, breakfasts delightful, social hour not-to-be-missed and the hosts truly wonderful. We love exploring the beautiful old part of Charleston but the high point each time is our stay at this gracious B&B operated by Jack and Annelise.


Great location, hosts, food! woderfl experience

5 on December 17, 2017

We stayed at the recommendation of my son and daughter-in-law (guests in 2015). Jack and Annelise were generous hosts not only with the "spot on" sightseeing tips, but also with the daily "cocktail" hour and delicious breakfasts served with fine china and silver. Their beautiful home exuded true southern style and comfort: part heirloom and part local treasures. I could not be more pleased at our accommodations situated in a lovely, historic neighborhood within walking distance to the ocean and so many sites. We will be back for another great escape from Wisconsin.


Southern Charm

5 on October 19, 2017

We couldn’t have chosen a better place to stay for our first visit to Charleston than 15 Church St. Our hosts, Jack and Annalise, were very gracious and welcoming...true southern hospitality. We’d reserved the Rose Room for the week but discovered that the Carriage House was available for 4 nights in the middle of our stay, so we ‘upgraded’...worth every penny! Both rooms are lovely. The Rose Room is spacious and offers a glimpse of the harbor and beautiful sunrise views. The Carriage House is more spacious and worked out well for our needs. After a long day of walking (and I do mean walking!) we looked forward to the evening wine social where very nice wines, craft beer, and artisan cheeses were offered. It was a fun, relaxing time to gather with the other guests, along with Jack and Annalise, to talk about our day. And it wasn’t a gratuitous inquiry...they were really interested in what we’d done and seen, where we ate, and recommended other restaurants and points of interest to explore. The house is really lovely; the rooms were well appointed and very clean with plenty of towels. There was a guest kitchen area where we were welcome to put our refrigerated items, a Keurig, microwave, etc. Their helpers, Julie I and Julie II were great, too and eager to answer questions or assist us if we needed something. This was by far my favorite vacation, made extra special by our wonderful hosts, and we’re already planning our next trip!


Southern Charmers

4.6 on October 15, 2017

We just returned from our first visit to Charleston, an experience we’ll never forget thanks to the hospitality of Jack and Annalise. Right from the start we were welcomed like old friends. The house is lovely, and the accommodations were very well appointed and spotless. We had reserved the Rose Room for the week, but discovered the Carriage House was available for 4 nights in the middle of our stay. Hubby and I looked at each other and said ‘why not?!’ Both were wonderful, and the sunrise over the harbor, which can be seen from the Rose Room, was spectacular. Jack and Annalise’s dining recommendations and suggested points of interest were greatly appreciated. The breakfast delicious and plentiful, but our favorite time of day was definitely the evening social hour! And we’re not talking jug wine and medium cheddar! Craft beer, fine wine, tasty artisan cheese,,,and always lively conversations with our hosts and fellow guests. It was a wonderful experience and we’re already talking about our next visit to this amazing city.


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!


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Rooms & Rates

Carriage House

The Carriage House has a private garden entrance. Single rooms available at $235.00. 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%. Rates: $235.00 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: $325 - $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

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 Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Welcome if well behaved; discuss with us.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jack & Annelise Simmons

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Jack is a retired OB/GYN and Annelise still teaches twenty 4 year olds! We started the B&B in 2004 when Jack went to GYN only. (He gave up OB for the B&B!) We love socializing with th diversity of our guests and consequently have made many friends from all over the world who now consider themselves family. We are developing our own website at www.fifteen.church . Please visit us there.

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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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